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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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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

South Beach is known for its party atmosphere, but I've never had to try and sleep with a sub woofer under my bed! Stopped at 4:30am.... and started again at 06:00am. Rooms: Great size room, plenty of luggage space, shower and bath were big and lots of mirror and bench space. Bed was great, with a TV in the right... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the 1 bedroom condos in the building closest to Ocean Drive and 11th. I think we found out we are not a South Beach family. -Arrived to a friendly receptionist, who had our bags carried up to the room. -Upon arrival the room was dirty, it didn't look like it had been vacuumed, the bathroom... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this suite through an agent and found it on the main pedestrian area in the evening, before being collected to go to cruise ship. The hotel was clean as was my room on 2nd floor. The bedroom was good ,comfortable bed, dirty outside windows. Wear earplugs if light sleeper, as road noise from people and music until late,... More 

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Thank Marie C
Rochester, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a queen suite for 3 persons, but no extra bed or hide-a-bed. We had to request a cot. No housekeeping until we repeatedly asked for it. The hotel repeatedly shorted us on towels. The pool was murky brown and we didn't dare use it. I did like the historic building and location. The desk staff were polite but... More 

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Thank HHudson777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my 40th birthday celebration in south beach 1/28-2/1/16 stayed at Congress Hotel which was nice (I was upgraded which was a extra plus. Congress is a cute hotel with a lovely rooftop with an amazing view (breath taking) free Happy hour 6-7pm for hotel guest. Not to mention right on south beach Ocean Drive..We stayed in room 306... More 

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Thank Kamila J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the Congress Hotel South Beach hoping for a more relaxing, luxury stay than at an AirBnB, that wasn't the case. FIRST, check in at the hotel is at 4 PM. My boyfriend and I showed up at around 3:45. Our room wasn't ready yet, so I waited while my boyfriend ran an errand. I waited over an hour... More 

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Thank Natalie O
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Congress hotel in south beach they treated us as if we were family the love,respect is great I would be returning back very soon if ever you need a get away stay at the Congress hotel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel hoping it would be a better experience than a hostel, since we wanted to be in an area where we could go out, but still get a good night sleep. Well, the location was great; we didn't even need to rent a car because everything was a walking distance away (except maybe for certain tours i.e.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at the Congress with my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday and loved it! the rooftop pool and bar is super nice with a great beach view. Giselle the manager was extremely helpful with anything we needed and thr rest of the staff was nice too. drinks at the bar were good always had specials which is great because Miami... More 

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

Dear Cgainez, Thank you for your review and choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us! We are glad to read you had a great birthday and enjoyed our rooftop bar! We hope to see you soon!​ Regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great experience during my stay in one of the suites. The staff is super friendly, attentive, and very accommodating with the request from my friends and I during our stay. The view from the balcony was everything and more. I will definitely go back and encourage my other friends to stay here.

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

Dear Karen D, Thank you for your comments on our property and mentioning our staff, our goal is to exceed guest’s expectations and we are glad we are doing just that. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to Sunny South Beach! Best Regards, More 

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