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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

As in other reviews, I can't argue that there were some spots on the carpet and it was noisy. But come on, its South Beach. My wife and I go down every year and usually stay mid beach but this year choose the Strand based on trip advisor. We loved it. We thought as retirees we would feel out of... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

The hotel is very clean and the staff are very nice people. There is a rooftop pool (kinda small but it's on the roof) on the 6th floor that overlooks the beach and park right in the heart of South Beach. The location on Ocean Drive is perfect since it sits almost right in the middle. That being said, if... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

We stayed at The Strand for 3 nights at the end of 07. It was a great boutique hotel, but also ideal for kids. The position is its best feature, in the middle of Ocean Drive, and the rooms are spacious (unlike boutique hotels). It has its own beach area with beds and parasols and the staff are so friendly.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

I have to agree with most reviews. This resort does offer great rooms and great service. Its so central and close to all attractions. Especially liked the closeness to the beach. Well worth the money and location if you wish to be on Ocean Drive

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Orlando
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

The hotels overall condition was fair and the staff pleasant but PLEASE head the following warning: DO Not, I repeat Do NOT stay here if you like to sleep. The restaurants down below blast there music until 4 am and start again at 9am. It's almost as if they are competing to see who can play theirs the loudest. I... More

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Maastricht, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

This is an amazing place on south beach, it is located on Ocean drive in the middle of all the buzz. The people at the place are so helpful and friendly! They will provide you with anything you need, from entrances to the best clubs, to hairsalons or places to grab a bite to eat. The rooms are very comfortable... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

We stayed in the Strand Hotel in Miami in Dec. 2007. Our experience at the hotel was fabulous! If you get a chance to visit, you must have Jamie take care of you. Not only was he right on top of things with his regular duties as a bellhop, but he was extremely personable, and was able to give some... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

I was booked with the Sheraton and wished that I did not cancel. Travelzoo came up with this deal with The Strand and now I see why. We took a cruise and required to stay in a hotel before flying home the next day. I like to look throughout the website to make sure that what I'm booking is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

The Strand was a really nice hotel in a great location. Right on ocean drive. If you can..try to get a room with a balcony. The staff was really friendly, especially the concierge Jamie. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and got us passes to all the hottest nightclubs. He even remembered everyones name..which... More

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Washignton DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

Just got back from South Beach for a quick weekend getaway with my girlfriend, friend and his girlfriend. My girlfriend made reservations at The Strand last month, choosing off of what she saw from the website. I had visited The Strand about two Summers ago when a friend's cousin had a suite there, and was really impressed. In a nutshell,... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#43 Business Hotel in Miami Beach #54 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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