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The Historic Hotel Congress

311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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The Historic Hotel Congress
Ranked #55 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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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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

Prescott, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The Congress has wonderful charm everywhere. We loved its historic character. With an excellent restaurant, iconic bars, outdoor patio, and popular nightclub, it would be nice if it could survive without renting rooms. It's virtually impossible to sleep in any of them. We got a room as far away from the nightclub as possible only to discover they had outdoor... More

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

Dear merlindancer, Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that the rooming aspect of your stay was less than pleasant. Unfortunately, the nature of our hotel is that we house The Club Congress and offer outdoor patio music and shows at night, which can prove to be too much for hotel guests looking for a quiet... More

Huachuca City, Arizona
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I would recommend this hotel for location and great service, yes there are a few minor things they could be updated ... but I was very happy staying here. I was advised at time of booking I was booking a "Club" room and told of the loud noise from the club below until 2am, they did not lie about that... More

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

Dear AZTraveler85616, Downtown Tucson is truly becoming the place to visit, we have venues for shows, top restaurants, art, museums and the bustling of urban culture. The Hotel Congress has worked hard to promote Downtown life and now we get to share what it has become with our guests. We are also trying to stay true to the history of... More

River Falls, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is indeed a historic hotel and that is the reason to stay here, not to stay here and complain about what it doesn't have for amenities. True, there is no flat screen TV or even a TV in the room at all. If you want to watch TV go to the TV room here with a flat screen TV... More

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

Dear traveltheworld012, Thank you for your review. We want our guests to know the history of the Hotel Congress, there is just so many great stories to tell and we work to preserve them along with Tucson's' history. We will see you next time. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Clear your head of the negative reviews you have read and on this hotel and start over. This is a HISTORIC hotel. Hotel Congress is preserving the history with this great location instead of adding all of today's modern bells and whistles. If you want a flat screen TV, a sleep number bed and the ability to connect your iPhone... More

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

Dear OSUCHRIS01, I am very lucky I get to meet people from all over the world who come to the Hotel Congress and like what we have to offer. We are not for everyone but we are for most. Thank you for being our guest. See you soon, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com More

Tucson
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I'm a native to Tucson. Have stayed at the Congress Hotel several times. This trip I was so very, very disappointed. The place looks to be falling apart, in need of a major renovation. My bed was right next to a window and there was a half inch gap letting cold air and traffic noise in. The tub was filthy.... More

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

Dear AZCatie, I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations, we try very hard to say historic, but your perception of us being run down is disheartening. I would like to have the opportunity to address the issues with your room but after I looked through them I could not find the issues you spoke of. Please reach... More

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Additional Information about The Historic Hotel Congress

Also Known As:
Congress Hotel Tucson
Address: 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Tucson
#37 Business Hotel in Tucson
#55 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#55 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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