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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 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 2 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

Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location on Ocean Blvd and 11th, which is between Versace's house and the Clevelander. By all accounts you would think that this hotel would hear all of the noise from the Clevelander and Ocean Blvd....but it was surprisingly quiet in the room that we stayed in!! It super convenient to a ton of restaurants and... More

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

Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear about your experience with us and appreciate you taking the time to write us such a great review! We are definitely looking forward to your next stay with us! More

British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience at the Congress Hotel was great! From Sangria on check-in to the massive room with kitchenette! The staff were friendly, helpful and really courteous! The rooftop pool is a must, as the view and the atmosphere is great! The location is unbeatable being about midway through the art deco part of South Beach. I would definitely stay... More

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in our guests' and only want the best for them! Definitely come back soon and enjoy a stay with us and the view from our rooftop again! More

Richmond Heights, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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

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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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