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Congress Hotel South Beach

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond Heights, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time I was checked in at the front desk to the moment I checked out, I was honestly wowed by how courtesy and hospitable the staff was. Although I know the deal with thousands of guests because of their prime location in the middle of Ocean Ave on South Beach, I was treated like I was very important.... More

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

Thank you so much! We take pride in our guests and we definitely want each and every one of them to feel important. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again very soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been a little hesitant to book this hotel based on some of the reviews I had read regarding the noise, rooms, and staff, but I went with my instincts and I can happily say I could not have chosen a better hotel for our stay in South Beach. We arrived very early (directly after leaving the cruise ship)... More

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

That is wonderful, Suzy! We thank you so much for going with your instincts and that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again next time! More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best hotel on South Beach! It's in the perfect location, has the best view and pool, and rooftop bar is amazing. Kelvin and the staff are very attentive. You'll be greeted with Sangria in the lobby. I stay here every time I go to Miami.

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Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a great review. We are looking forward to your next stay with us! Come again soon! More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Friends and I stayed at the Congress Hotel for our girls trip to South Beach, Miami. We were greated with a welcome drink and Louis, an employee at the hotel, who helped bring our bags to the room. Louis was very nice and extremely helpful. He spoke to us about Miami and South Beach- the dos and donts of... 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 a great review! We appreciate everything and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in providing the best experience possible for our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I booked a private condo at the Congress Hotel for our girls trip to South Beach, Miami. Our condo was clean and well kept. We rented it from Rob and Val off FlipKey. We arrived on July 30th, 2014 and were greeted with welcome drinks (mimosas); great way to start off the vacation. We then met Louis,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so disappointed... We were robbed while sleeping in the room. The worst thing is that they don't have security cameras inside the hallways, so they can never help you out in case anything happened. They stole 1,300$ from the room which actually didn't have a safe in it to put our precious stuff in, and when we were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1st time went to south beach we stayed at The Congress hotel and it was awesome which made us want to stay there again. Now after this the trip I just went on I can say that each and ever time that I go down to South Beach I will be trying to stay there. The staff members are... More

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

Thank you so much! We appreciate the great review and all the kind words that you said! We are really looking forward to your future stays with us! More

Philadelphia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Search for Jonathan, Ralph, & Lewis! Those guys gave amazing service to my #pack and made us feel comfortable. If there were any issue, they took care of us! The pool rooftop parties were incredible! The music was a mix genre from hip hop to dub step to pop! I've stayed here two years consecutively and we are planning our... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write us! We look forward to having you stay with us again! More

Winter Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a cozy stay that was not going to eat away at my pocket, but still provide great service and amenities. This modern Hotel was a peach. It was beautiful, clean and the staff was very professional. A bit surprising was the price for valet and the resort fee. I'm guessing anything on the beach would be... More

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Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write us and are so pleased to hear you had a great experience with us! Please come and stay with us again soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros:First off the staff does a very good job at being at your service. Anytime you need something they are quick to respond. Louis was the guy in particular I remember being so helpful when we had a room issue that was resolved by the lady at the front desk. I wish I could remember her name as well.....she worked... More

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate everything you mentioned and we hope to see you again soon! 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*
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Also Known As:
Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach

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