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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in South Beach from Key West. I had a blast. I wasn't exactly aware of the extensive party scene, but that's ok. I just went with the flow as you should in South Beach. At Congress the party is at your doorstep. If you don't like a party atmosphere, you should avoid Ocean Drive all together. Thank you... More 

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

Dear Michaelkeywest, We appreciate your review on our property, we are proud to read your comments on our hospitality and services as our main goal is to provide exceptional customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I stay at the Clevelander Hotel which is just a few yards away from this hotel. The Congress Hotel caught my attention during the Nightlife. It had a really cool bar downstairs with music. Staying at this hotel was awesome!!! And I would stay here again. The hotel room itself was like and apartment, Full kitchen, nice couch, flat... More 

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

Dear Emily H, Thank you for your review, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will certainly address the issues that you have mentioned with our staff to make sure we are providing a safe and comfortable experience. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, you would consider Congress hotel for the location- ocean drive. Yes, location is good for partying but there are loads of hotels in the same area - breakwater hotel is next door, after that is Cleveland. Very important to note, that there are four separate blocks of this same hotel. Don't bother paying for ocean view cause... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback on our property, we truly value all our guests comments and pride in our services. Ocean Drive is known to be the center of nightlife. Love a second opportunity to truly spoil you! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after a bad experience at fashionhaus, i found them on hotel tonight and paid a great rate for this to be in the middle of everything on ocean drive. Right across from the beach, next door to the clevlander. The lady at the front desk was very nice. the room was big, and clean and even had a fridge and... More 

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

Dear b_mitch31 Thank you for choosing the Congress Hotel South Beach; we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was cracking, the staff were very rude and not friendly towards English people serving the Locals first. Miami beach is very hot and has a kicking atmosphere. There is a lot to see and I recommend a trip to the gator park .

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us; it is disappointing to read that you did not receive exceptional service as we pride ourselves in exceeding guests expectations. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back and let us spoil you! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled with my 4 year old daughter and stayed for 8 nights to visit relatives who lived around the corner. This is definitely not a hotel for people travelling with young children. I barely slept the whole time courtesy of the music from restaurants at the front. I should have done my research more when my travel agent suggested... More 

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

We appreciate your time in writing this review; the Congress Hotel is located in the heart of Ocean Drive which is known to be very lively. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused and know We truly value your business. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd year at the congress hotel and we love it. we always come to Miami for our reunion and would only stay here. All staff is accommodating especially Johnathan at the front. The pool is nice and eddy is the best barman. cant wait to come back.

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

Dear Invasion_dc, Thank you for taking your time to share your comments and for mentioning Eddie and Jonathan we certainly enjoyed hosting you and your friends. Thank you for choosing the Congress Hotel and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So today I came into the office, and was missing my girlfriend who is currently on holiday in Miami. So I found out the room number of her room and contacted the hotel. Within 2 hours, the hotel had arranged for a dozen red roses and some doughnuts (for the hangover) to be delivered. Shortly after, I recieve a call... More 

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

Dear Bhav, Our goal at the Congress Hotel is to ensure that we provide exceptional customer service to all of our internal and external guests. The Congress Team is very happy to hear you and your girlfriend were satisfied with the arrangements. We look forward to spoiling you and your girlfriend on your next vacation! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a 3 day weekend here and had a great time. Rooms were very spacious and the staff was excellent. They were very attentive and helpful with all of our needs. The location is perfect you are walking distance to the beach and restaurants.

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

Dear Byron A, We appreciate your time in writing a comment about our property; we are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for allowing us to spoil you. We hope to see you the next time your travels bring you to Miami Beach! More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Congress Hotel South Beach a number of times and it has become my favorite go-to hotel on South Beach. It is conveniently located right in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive. When you step out of the hotel, you literally step into everything that is great about South Beach. The people, the atmosphere, the... More 

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

Dear Travelpro242, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are proud to read that our staff has provided exceptional service. Thank you for recommending our hotel; we truly value your business and are pleased to have you as loyal guests. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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