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Congress Hotel South Beach

3.5 of 5 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Strand)
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I stayed at the Congress from 18-25th September 2014. We were on a girls holiday and the hotel suited our needs down to the ground. The staff were extremely friendly especially Kelvin, Louis and our fav BFG henry! Also the guy who worked the night shift (didnt catch his name :( ) who was our personal photographer... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week in September 2014, we stayed in the new building, we were given an amazing room with a beautiful beach view. The room size was just right and very spacious, it had all essentials there, such as toasters, fridge, microwave etc. and the cleaners did a fab job every day. The roof top pool really... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in June. Picked mainly for it prime location. The daily happy hour on the rooftop was also a plus. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The pool was just ok. There was some foreign substance collecting in the corner which made me hesitant to get in so I just stuck to the cabana we managed to snag before it... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in the future! More

Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States
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60 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay in the hotel but just went to the rooftop bar. The view is amazing. There is a pool, plenty of chairs, a bar, music, and a 360 view of Miami. We stated for several drinks and soaked in the setting. I highly recommend this place when in Miami

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our rooftop! We'd love for you to stay with us next time you come to enjoy our view! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was spacious and view was ok. Rooftop pool has great view but not much seating to lay out. Happy hour is cool but not much of choice. It's walking distance to a lot but it's obnoxious when you try to walk on sidewalk and get every other person trying to sell you something. Valet parking for hotel is... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us and we appreciate you coming to stay with us. We wish that you enjoyed your stay with us more, but we thank you for coming to experience us. We hope you come again in the future! More

College Station, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very confusing to check in here, the hotel's name is on a gift shop which sends you next door to checkin. They did offer complimentary wine and offer to check our bags. The room was clean with a nice bathtub but everything in the bathroom was cramped and congested. There is no ice machine in the hotel but... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us. It's unfortunate to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your stay with us. We hope you give us another try in the future! More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived, the man at the front desk was cold. I had to ask him for our complimentary sangrias. The guy who took us to our room made up for the cold reception with his warm & friendly personality. Our room was in the Tropical building. The room itself was a nice 1 bedroom suite. It was very nice... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We are saddened to that you weren't fully satisfied with your stay, but we thank you coming to stay with us and hope to see you again in the future! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is the perfect example of false advertising. The only thing good about this hotel is the location. They said there is pool parties but the weekend I am there they said it was cancelled. There is no hotel manager on the weekends which I don't completely understand since it is the busiest time of the week. Also I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well where can I start, I must say this is one of the best looking amazing hotel on the strip. From the moment you walk in to the moment you're on the top of roof partying. I must say the staffs are very respectful, welcoming and they make you feel like you're home. The rooms are super clean I never... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us as well as the kind words you had to say about our hotel! We love our guests! We look forward to seeing you again! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the congress hotel with family whilst visiting Miami South beach, perfect location on Ocean Drive, walking distance to everything. The hotel and our rooms were first class, as was the very professional staff there. If you have a car, would suggest the velvet parking, yet another perfect service. Please do check out the roof top pool, the views... More

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GiselleGarmendia, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and experience with us. We hope to see you again in the future! More

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Address: 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Strand)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Congress Hotel South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach

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