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The Historic Hotel Congress

311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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The Historic Hotel Congress
Ranked #57 of 127 hotels in Tucson
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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157 reviews 157 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides being *shipster hotel with dressed up teen-agers and young adults in the lobby waiting in line to get access to the hotel's bar/club/restaurant, this hotel didn't meet some basic needs that customers may have after a long trip. For us (a couple), the noise was not the biggest problem as many people state here because "historic rooms" were quite... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the historic Hotel Congress. We recognize our hotel is not for everyone and sometimes guests can have different expectations for a hotel close to 100 years old. We are able to provide an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and outlet converters upon request and we also have a designated fridge to... More

Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history and early 20th century charm of the Hotel Congress is not to be denied, nor is their excellent restaurant. But as a hotel, the place is not much. I've stayed there twice and been disappointed in the rooms and the ability to get a good night's rest both times. The street and railroad noise, when added to the... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's disappointing to hear you felt your room stay was less than desirable. You are right, due to the historic nature of our hotel and spacial restrictions we do not have in-room televisions, in-room refrigerators or an elevator. Because of those restrictions we offer the ability to keep your items cold in our private refrigerators and we are... More

Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

When visiting the "Old Pueblo," you must come downtown and see the amazing transformation that is taking place. There exist a vibrancy downtown like there has not been in years. Anchoring it all is the historic Hotel Congress. Just walking in this place you are immediately transported back to a more elegant time. The corridor leading to the "Gents," is... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Egonvonessen, Your statement "Just walking in this place you are immediately transported back to a more elegant time." is truly what we hope all of our guests experience when they visit the Hotel Congress. We hope you visit again soon. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

Phoenix, Arizona
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142 reviews 142 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went to for a weekend wedding and were there for the Agave Fest. The staff repeatedly mentioned the noise level, but we never expected it to be as noisy as it was. It wasn't a problem however. We had such a great time and were so exhausted by the time we crashed, we were had no problems sleeping, even... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear jchuran83, Last weekend was full of events for us here at the Hotel Congress, like you said we had Agave Fest, a Wedding, and then Sunday Morning's Bloody Mary Bar. We worked very hard and are grateful for the recognition. We are happy to hear you liked your room and the Cup Café also. Hope to see you soon.... More

Wicklow, Ireland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a lovely old hotel in Tucson. It is very popular with lots of activity at night. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are not particularly big, the bed was a queen, we had a garden room which is one of the quieter rooms. We ate in the hotels restaurant and could not fault the food and service.

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle96, Your group was such a pleasure to have. We are very glad you picked the Hotel Congress and hope you come back to visit us. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manger Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Celebrating my 20-year anniversary of my first visit to Tucson I stayed at Hotel Congress again for one night last October. It all begin in 1993 when I was on a road trip with friends. We were on the road for about three months, cruising the US in an old vintage Ford T-Bird. One of our stops was Tucson, a... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Wendysponycamp, Thank you for writing such a lovely review, we just want to quote it for future guests. See you next time, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress julie@hotelcongress.com More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I've read some complaints - obviously some people come here expecting a luxury hotel. It's not. It's clean, quirky, vintage and the staff is friendly and Über helpful. We were there on a Sunday night, although earplugs were provided, they were certainly not necessary. Prior to my arrival, the managment was super helpful regarding my multiple food allergies, and bringng... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Dolores731, Thank you for staying with us. We are always happy to hear that our guests leave completely happy. Thank you for staying with us, and giving the Cup Café a try, they work hard to accommodate any dietary restrictive needs. See you next time, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

Shelter Cove, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The hotel is wonderful and is a great institution, it's not for real luxury travelers but is an awesome place to enjoy some of the the best culture and events Tucson has to offer. The rooms are designed to reflect the early 1900's (plus air conditioning that is), everything else in the room, including the replica antique radios and phone... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Peter G, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

El Paso, Texas, Usa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I decided to stay in this hotel because it was going to host a friend's wedding and we were coming from out of town. We are very glad we did, since that way we could spend more time with friends and not have to drive so much. The hotel is quite charming, it is small, but has... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Iris H, Thank you for staying. We were happy to host all the guests that were here for the wedding. We like to be able to meet our guests expectations and are happy you enjoyed our hospitality, I am sorry we did not make it clear that we have hair dryers and ironing boards for our guests use. We... More

Denver, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We went to tucson for vacation and dropped into the hotel congress for an evening. There was a Arizona beer tasting being held there. We didn't stay at the hotel as there were no t.v.s (we don't have t.v. At home so on vacation we wanted to stay were there was one) otherwise we would have stayed. The beer tasting... More

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JulieHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Stevewheelertattooer, Thank you for your review, I am glad that you got to go to our first beer tasting of the year. See you next time, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

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Additional Information about The Historic Hotel Congress

Address: 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Congress Hotel Tucson

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#6 Best Value Hotel in Tucson
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Congress is listed on the National Historic Hotel Registry. We pride ourselves on the many unique features we offer that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. This historic Tucson hotel transports you back in time. Some cynical city-slicker types might notice the absence of a television in any of our 40 rooms and feel slighted. But it’s intentional – we strive to maintain the Hotel’s original ambiance – from the iron bed to the vintage radio, from the comforting rumble of the nearby iron horse to the retro-style phone that actually connects to a switchboard at the front desk. All rooms are uniquely designed offering an original experience every time and unlike most historic hotels, all rooms have private bathrooms, free high speed internet, and a private guest lounge.The lounge offers our patrons a large-screen television with unlimited channels as well as free computer access. You can also enjoy the exclusive outdoor patio, where you can soak-up the Tucson sunshine year round. ... more   less 
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