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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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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

had a great time at the congress hotel. Was here for Memorial Day weekend. Great pool party great room and the manager kelvin was great. He helped us out with all our request. He was very attentive to our party during our entire stay. Will definitely come back!!! Loved this hotel.

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Congress Hotel. We love to spoil our guests. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to your home away from home! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I love the hotel! Calvin the manager is a wonderful host! He ran operations smoothly with no issues! Memorial weekend was a wonderful experience! I'm defiantly coming back next year........... Janina Hunter

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

Dear Janina, Thank you for taking your time to write a review on our property! We are glad to see you enjoyed yourself during your visit to the Hotel. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to Sunny South Beach. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing time. Had one of the best weekends of my life. The management team was on point. Kelvin the front office manager assisted me with everything I needed and gave me the best service in all of Miami and Miami Beach. I have been all over the world and all over Miami. By far the best experience... More 

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

Dear Louisjb19, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review with us! It is always rewarding for our team to see that our efforts have made one's stay perfect. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Congress Hotel. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I booked this hotel as part of a flight/hotel package on Expedia, providing a very reasonable room rate. The location is good (next to a business conference I was producing at nearby Versace Mansion). The room was clean and included a kitchen with refrigerator and freezer. It also had a room safe. The bed was comfortable. The rooftop pool was... More 

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

Dear Brad, We appreciate your time for writing this review. Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met. We are so sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your experience. We hope we get the chance to change your mind and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This hotel is definitely for people who dont want to sleep anytime day or night during their stay. The room was nice a clean and modetn but didn't have adequate window coverings so you got street lights asnd rezort lights lighting up the room all night. The noise was ridiculous. Party music all night. No let up at all. Definitely... More 

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

Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Miami Beach is known to be a lively city; I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please reach out to me directly at jramirez@congresshotelsouthbeach.com if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We came to Miami for 3 days after a cruise as we are in our honeymoon and we wanted to relax We got to the hotel early and they looked after our bags until check-in which was great We also got an upgrade the room was beautifully presented and large with a comfortable bed and big bathtub and an amazing... More 

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

Dear Steff192, thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel for your next trip to Miami Beach. More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Best hotel on south beach!Everyone at the front desk is so nice Stephanie, Jonathan, Henry, Kelvin and Louis. Rooms are big and very modern. Pool area is just amazing you have the best view of south beach from the 6th floor. They have the best pool parties on the weekends. Congress is the spot!

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Booked this hotel twice now & did not get what I paid for!! I paid for oceanfront 1 bedroom suite I got something more like a Motel in Wildwood NJ. I stayed at the Fritz last year I highly recommend it!! That's where I will book next year without a doubt!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed in this hotel during my March 2015 Florida round trip. I was on South Beach before (last time Whitelaw hotel - which did not impress me much) and this time we did not book anything in advance - I wanted to take an opportunity of some good last minute deal. (Who wants to pay $250 / day in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

- extra hotel fee charge added per people per days : 13$ (i don't talk about taxes) no vehicule parking, you have to count 42$ extra per days so for 3 days, you have to count about additional 200$, so at this end, not a real good deal - hotel very noisy, no noise difference with or without close windows... More 

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