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The Historic Hotel Congress

311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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  • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love the history of Tucson, and there is no place more authentic than the Congress. I picture straw hats and vests and perhaps an occasional holster. The rooms, eateries and the building go perfectly with that vision. Of course, there is a price to pay for lack of modernity, noise, wear, locks, etc, but it's a happy trade off... More 

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

Dear Mike K., Thank you for noticing that our authenticity is shining through. We look forward to your next visit. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager More 

Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited Tucson on July 11th for the Lord Huron concert and stayed the night at Hotel Congress. The hotel is truly one of a kind and the best place to stay if you're seeing a show at the Rialto or need to be downtown. Here's a quick rundown. Pros: - The Rialto Theatre is across the street. - 4th... More 

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

Dear Huck K, Thank you for your great review. Yes we are the best location for downtown, the Rialto Theater and all the many options on 4th Ave. I'm glad you enjoyed our underground parking, comfortable beds and cold a/c. Being a historical hotel does mean we strive to be the best 1930's hotel room you have stayed in. Yes... More 

Wooster, Ohio
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106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We only had time to stop in for a bit but...wow.....what a cool place! There was a wedding reception going on and and the patio was filled with music and dancing and lots of people which made the time we had there just plain fun. The hotel lobby has the authentic flavor of yesterday and it is authentic - not... More 

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

Dear JannieBabeWooster, Thanks for stopping by the Hotel Congress and experiencing some of the things we have to offer. You will definitely have to come back and experience the food in the Cup Cafe, and if time permits spend the night with us. Enjoy your travels and we hope to see you back in Tucson soon. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms... More 

Meridian, Texas
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was a great place to stay for a couple of nights. We had room 211, and although Agent Orange was flailing away downstairs, we were not able to hear more than an occasional bass beat - but that was hardly noticable to us overall. The beds were comfortable, the shower had hot water and the wifi worked well. What... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your interaction with Matt. He enjoys our guests and it shows. Thanks for letting us know about our wobbly chair. Maintenance was notified and it is back to it's sturdy old self. We look forward to your next visit with us. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The room was very comfortable and larger than expected. AC worked great, the twin beds and linens were excellent, all the bathroom amenities were supplied, reading lights for each bed, fluffy towels and the room was exceptionally clean. The bathroom was small but had a nice sized shower. It is an older, historic hotel and although the music is loud,... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I couldn't have written a more thorough review of the Hotel Congress. We are delighted you enjoyed all of the amenities that we have to offer. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Tucson. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager More 

Chicago
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171 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Ear plugs, did not sound like our kind of place to stay and we booked elsewhere, however, in the bright light of day, we visited. WoW!!! How many shots can you take!! Totally orgasmic, if any one left a live who knows what that means. Next time in Tucson, I am there, airport quality head gear of whatever. Architectural gem,... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

You know that the earplugs just add to the ambiance of our hotel. Very sad that you did not get to enjoy a night of lodging with us. Thank you for coming down and checking us out in person to see for yourself that we are a gem and the pictures that you took to share with everyone are great.... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed here the beginning of May on a Friday night. I booked this hotel because it is walking distance to The Fox Theatre. We were in town to see Gregg Allman. We really enjoyed staying here. And everything that has been said about the noise is absolutely true! There is no way anyone could possibly sleep... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I heard that the Gregg Allman show was awesome. we are delighted that you like our beautiful, immaculate rooms. The room attendants take great pride in providing you with a wonderful experience. Parking in downtown Tucson can be challenging at times and we are glad you were able to utilize our validated parking to... More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and cocktails! Lovely decor and amazing breakfast too. Quite vibrant atmosphere in evenings. The staff are friendly and even sent my drivers license back to me in the UK free of charge!

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your experience at the Hotel Congress. We were also happy to return your license to you. We hope to see you on your next trip to Tucson. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed with friends and celibrated the 5th of may. Which was lots of fun. The hotel is located nicely, parking on the lot or in the public parking for free. The drinks were almost for free, maybe we went during a sponsered evening? During the weekend it can be noisy so don't take a room on the congressstreet side... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that you liked our location, parking, rooms and drinks. Yes we do specialize in fun and liveliness. We hope you enjoy your next adventure at the Hotel Congress. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Amazing architecture and history. Brilliant place to stay and explore downtown Tucson. Great happy hour at the bar. It is lively, we had one of the 'quiet rooms' and could just hear the nightclub. However if you are not going too bed too early it's not a problem. If you want a quiet night go somewhere else. Rooms are basic,... More 

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed all of the options that we have to offer our guests. I hope it wasn't too much of a bother to come downstairs for your morning coffee. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you to Tucson. Don Harrison Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress More 

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