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The Historic Hotel Congress

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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
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A note from The Historic Hotel Congress
Updated 05/30/20

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#60 of 140 hotels in Tucson
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The Hotel Congress, built in 1919, is the cultural landmark that anchors Downtown Tucson. We pride ourselves on the many unique features we offer that youʼd be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Some cynical city slickers might notice the absence of televisions in our 39 rooms and feel slighted. But itʼs intentional. We strive to maintain the hotelʼs original ambiance from the iron bed to the vintage radio, the rumble of the nearby train to the 1930’s-style phone that connects to a real switchboard at the front desk. And, unlike most historic hotels, all rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning. We are an urban, historic, rock ‘n’ roll hotel. Yes, WE ARE NOISY! Your room will be affected by plaza, nightclub, or street noise. If you would like to stay in one of our quieter rooms, please make arrangements at the time of your reservation. We do not give discounts or refunds due to noise. Earplugs are available at the front desk. Or, better yet, just join in the fun!
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Wifi
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Bath / shower
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Claire C wrote a review Jun 2
Los Angeles, California27 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful old hotel, built in 1921 and updated only to add AC and private bath. Onsite restaurant serves the best food ever! The staff is wonderful. Problem: the staff advised us on check-in that loud street noise would persist until 1:00 AM - the noise issue is not mentioned on the hotel website.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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maria m wrote a review Apr 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina37 contributions6 helpful votes
Loved this hotel! Quaint, historic charm, lovely staff. The entire place is historic so some might miss the amenities of 2021, no elevator, older fixtures in bathrooms,no TV in the room, but thats the point isn't it? Could walk easily to downtown sites/restaurants. Loved our king size bed in room 214. It provided a front row seat to the live music on Tuesday night! We loved it, but some folks may not, so be aware.Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Jessica H wrote a review Apr 2021
Florida246 contributions131 helpful votes
The website says they are a loud hotel, and they are absolutely correct. Most rooms are over a nightclub that plays (LOUD) music until 2am. Then there are all the trains going by that sound a whistle when they go through town, all day and night. Then there are the 1930s walls, that let sound through (such as my neighbor, who started playing music at 7am so loud that I could hear every lyric). Even earplugs weren’t enough to blunt the noise for me. If you are somebody who wants to go to a club until 2 and then get up bright & early for a walk, this place might suit you. If that’s not your thing, you probably want to look for a different place. The staff was helpful, and they will give you discount parking at a nearby parking garage. The bed was comfortable, the WiFi was free but relatively weak.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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JC wrote a review Mar 2021
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The Hotel Congress will no longer being doing weddings for 2022 and beyond. We had a signed contract and a paid deposit (November 2020) for our wedding in April 2022, and had the Hotel Congress cancel our wedding this week (On March 10th, 2021). I work in the industry and understand the stress the pandemic has had, however, cancelling all contracted weddings for 2022 (over a year away) and beyond due to the pandemic is unreasonable. I do not believe that they will not have the needed staff to accommodate weddings in 2022, when they are still completing their remaining events in 2021. We chose The Hotel Congress due to is sentimental value to us, as well as the history and feel of the venue, and now we have to completely change our vision with a new venue, while still ensuring we keep the same date as we have already confirmed the florist, photographer, DJ and day-of-coordinator.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dora R wrote a review Apr 2020
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Yes, I knew it was a college town and yes I understood when Congress Hotel advised that it is noisy in downtown Tucson. What they did not tell you was that the noisy night-club was inside the hotel just below the hotel room window, feet away. The consequent vibrations in that geographically fragile area was disturbing. The loud, hedonistic parties lasted until 2 am except Sunday. But then at 7 am begins the power wash to clear away the debris and booze from the night before. What you don't know is that it will be packed, wall-to-wall people shouting at the top of their voices. What you don't know is that you will be accosted by prostitutes and drug dealers right outside of the hotel entrance. What you are not told is the swanky hotel block is the hang out for biker gangs, demented drunks, and just your garden variety drunks. Everyone on the take. My room was not attended to for two days. The breakfast and service was great and the people at the front counter were professional and kind. They can do better than working there.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from hotelcongresstucson, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded May 17, 2020
Hello dorar838, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had such an unpleasant time. We appreciate your acknowledgment of the fact that we did inform you about the noise from our night club which is clearly stated on your confirmation email and at check-in. Hotel Congress has been the beating heart of our vibrant city for more than 100 years. The downtown area, although small has blossomed into a welcoming blend of restaurants, cafes, shops and art galleries which is often filled with families and students walking around. Hotel Congress is proud to be the cultural hub of downtown which has featured world-class entertainment since 1985. With the ever-expanding student housing emerging in the neighborhood, it is only natural that students would be magnetized to our establishment where they are welcomed to enjoy our legendary nightlife. We understand that this is certainly not for everyone. We appreciate you giving us a try and hope you find a different hotel that better suits your needs. Best regards, Abraham Cooper Assistant Rooms Manager Hotel Congress
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Historic Hotel Congress
Which popular attractions are close to The Historic Hotel Congress?
Nearby attractions include Carnival of Illusion (0.3 miles), Children's Museum Tucson (0.2 miles), and Etherton Gallery (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Historic Hotel Congress?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a business center.
What food & drink options are available at The Historic Hotel Congress?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Historic Hotel Congress?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Historic Hotel Congress?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, and REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink.
Is The Historic Hotel Congress located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Tucson.
Are pets allowed at The Historic Hotel Congress?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Historic Hotel Congress offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Historic Hotel Congress?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Historic Hotel Congress?
Many travelers enjoy visiting A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) (1.7 miles), Barrio Historico (0.3 miles), and Pima County Courthouse (0.4 miles).
Does The Historic Hotel Congress have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.