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Congress Hotel South Beach

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1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Strand)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hollywood, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room had plenty of amenities including a small kitchenette with a small dishwashing machine. The decor is modern and sometimes modern doesnt mean confortable. Stayed on 303 over the weekend, careful with hitting the corners of the bed. There is no view on this room but that didn't matter since you are prompt to go to the beach anyway... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was great. Modern, clean and spacious. Convenient to beach and dining. The bar next door has outside giant speakers and the music never stops. Do not stay here if you want to sleep. Bar stays open until at least 4 or 5 AM. Way too loud!

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geneva
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the Congress and will never come back there again. The noise is unbelievable, and we had to buy ear plugs to be able to sleep ! We bought the package via Expedia, and here also, we will not do it again, as you always get the worst rooms of the hotels... The sofa bed was... More 

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Montreal, QC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to book the Congress since it was located in the middle of everything. Lincoln Road is 20 minutes from the hotel, shopping on Collins is step away, everything is walking distance. Room is clean, pool area is well maintained and the view from the pool bar is a highlight. Rooms are clean, the kitchenette is a plus. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location, when I got there, i looked at the building and was like, "oh no, it looks like crap on the inside" it made me extremely nervous because I am spoiled when it comes to hotels... The front desk was super small but I heard from other reviews that it was going to be small. The bell guy helped... More 

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Philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar music on the street is so loud your whole body vibrates. The noise is relentless all day and night. If you value your sanity avoid this hotel. If you like to party around the clock this is the place for you.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in March with friends looking to escape the cold northeast. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Louis was a highlight making us feel welcome, sharing great local dining tips and recommendations. He provided top notch service! The location was great, easy access to beach, shopping, food, and nightlife. Music is loud, so if you are going to... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got back a few days ago from a 3 night bachelorette weekend in Miami, where 5 of us stayed in one room at the Congress. I felt compelled to write a review because I read a million of them before I booked the room, and they vary from awful to amazing. Let's start with the good... -The bed with... More 

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16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this property for 4 nights mid-March. The property appears to be an apartment-turned-hotel based on the tiny foyer/check-in area that was often overcrowded with luggage and people waiting for the very slow (and only) elevator. As such, the property did not have some of the basic features expected (such as an ice machine or gym), but the location... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first stop of our US honeymoon, and we were very pleased! Right on the beach front, close to bus stops and plenty of food and shopping options in walking distance. Large, comfortable room, there is a lot of noise from the nightlife along the beach front, but wasn't an issue for us.

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