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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i enjoy our stay a lot! The hotel is really nice and clean and the location is perfect. We really want to say thanks to louis, he help us with everything and give us good advices for restaurants! ;-) I really recommend this hotel if you like the beach and you wanna spend a good time on... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel and great customer service. The very friendly front desk attendent gave me an upgrade on my room. I was impressed how big and clean the room was. Most impressive was Louis who brought my bags to the room for me. He was extremely professional and friendy and went the extra mile throughout, with many personal touches and great... More 

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

Thank you so much! We can't thank you enough for the kind words. Please come back and see us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I visited South Beach for my birthday i am so glad I decided to stay here I absolutely loved it. The view from the pool was spectacular and the drinks were delicious!! Jonathan & Henry were super attentive, friendly and informative of all the places to go and they even gave me a bottle of champagne!! This made my birthday... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We are pleased to hear you had a great stay with us and a wonderful birthday. Definitely come back and see us soon! More 

Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The hotel is located in one of the most popular area of South Beach, surrounded by great pubs and clubs. If you are in Miami for fun, this is a great choice...if you have meetings early in the morning, well bring some headphones if you want to have some rest as all the movida of Ocean Drive is also inside... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us! Miami is definitely a lively city and we are thrilled to hear you had a nice stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For our first trip to Miami, we stayed at Hotel Congress. Whilst in a fab location, it's quite noisy (right on Ocean Drive). When staying there, try to get a room at the back of the property! Shout out to Eddy Perez, barman in the Rooftop Terrace ... thx for the laughs, music & shots!!

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

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to write us and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our rooftop! Please come back and stay with us again soon! More 

Buffalo, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I recently spent one night at the congress hotel. What a mistake!!!! The hotel check in area is about the size of a walk in closet. The front desk staff seemed confused, at best. When are room was finally ready we put our bags in the room, got changed and headed up to the "pool". The view was beautiful, the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed this weekend for a long stay. The hotel is on ocean blvd. and can be very loud if your room faces the street. We heard music til 3 am when the hotel bar closed. The check in was staffed by a very inexperienced person and really had lots of issues. If you want a bare bones experience, this is... More 

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

Thank you, Elizabeth, for taking the time to write us. Miami is a very lively city and the nightlife is very popular. We only want the best for our guests and it's unfortunate that you didn't have the best experience. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The staff was amazing especially Louis and Stephanie! Louis was always so pleasant and accommodating to us! The view was breath taking and you couldn't beat the location right in the heart of Ocean Drive! Every night there was something going! Our suite was amazing and huge! Truly an amazing place to stay!

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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 thrilled to hear you had a great stay with us and hope you come back again! More 

Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am giving this hotel only two stars because the value for the cost is simply not there. Booked three nights in late October, 2014. I'll start with the positives. Obviously location is the key draw here. It is located in a prime spot right across from the beach and many area attractions are within walking distance. The hotel staff... More 

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

Thank you, George, for taking the time to write us. We take in our guests and only want the best for them. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties at first, but we try our hardest to make our guests happy! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed at the Congress at the end of October 2014, the location is right in the middle of everything and richt across the street from the beach. We had an oceanfront room on the second floor. Loved the kitchen and bathroom. The bed was also comfortable. My only issue was we were on the 2nd floor and the noise... More 

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

Thank you so much! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We only want the best for our guests and look forward to having you back 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*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach
Hotel Style:
#41 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#60 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach

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