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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Started off bad right away being checked in an hour and a half late. We waited patiently by their pool (which is probably the only positive of the hotel). We were ignored the whole time while in the lobby and the gentleman working the front desk looked like he did not want to work there and never bothered to smile... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

PERFECT LOCATION!!!! This hotel was in the perfect location!!! Stayed in room 206 in D building & never had any problem with noise minus the drunk guy knocking on our door at 3am. We always tipped valet a few bucks when getting our car, and called down to front desk when we wanted it. There was an issue with our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stayed at The Congress after returning from cruise to enjoy Miami few days and this hotel was awesome. The room was very spacious with great bathroom with large garden tub. Also came with kitchenette which was great to make few meals if necessary and nice refrigerator for drinks. We had initial issue with television but maintenance recitified immediately. Great views... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

In hindsight this hotel is great due to location. Right off Ocean Drive, easy access to the beautiful beach. This really is the ONLY thing going for this hotel. Since check-in the service was absolutely horrible. Walking into our room, we immediately were amazed at how spacious it was. We stayed there 4 nights and each minute we noticed how... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

First walking into the room it was spacious. We had a kitchenette, fridge, tv, wifi, everything they said it comes with. And of course you notice the flaws the longer you stay. Well come to find out the fridge did not work. We called twice for maintenance the first guy did what I could have done, pressed a few buttons.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I'll start with some of the negative. The hotel seems unorganized. I called a head and reported the time we would be in, which was later than checkin. Our rooms were not ready for additional hour. I also request adjacent room, because we were there for a bachelorette but we were in different areas of the hotel. Everyone seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Only my second review in 5 years so you know this isn't something I do offend. On that note Summer 2016 was especially sweet to me. Not only was in celebrating my birthday as well as being on a much needed vacation but booking a room with VRSUITES was a blessing in disguise. I was looking for a place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location and the nightly rate is excellent. Where they get you is the fees. Don't take a car as it will cost you $42 a night to valet park and the incessant tipping that goes with it. There is a $15.50 daily "resort" fee per person and I can't figure out why. I had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I stayed here when it was the Strand and it was amazing. But now the Congress hotel has taken over 3 buildings next to each other and you have no idea where they are going to put you. I booked a room with a balcony a one bedroom suite, when I got there the girl at reception said that balconies... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Congress Hotel South Beach

Address: 1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5014 (Formerly The Strand)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $153 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Congress Hotel South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach
Hotel Style:
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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