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Merritt Island, Florida
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Stayed at the Congress Hotel in South Beach last weekend. The staff was really nice, but the hotel was just barely better than average. The rooftop pool had great views, the pool itself didn't seem to be as clean as you might like when taking a dip. The rooms are tired and old feeling, with stains on the carpets and...

Thank Tisdail
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This hotel in in a perfect location right in the middle of the strip literally across the street from the beach. The staff was great friendly and we were able to get our rooms early which was an added plus. Louis was wonderful he brought our bags to our rooms and he was just extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms...

3Thank Poohblue04
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 July 2012

The hotel itself is in pretty good shape compared to most Sobe hotels. Otherwise, we called front desk a few times for extra towels since they only gave us 2 large ones and were told to wait for someone to bring them up.. never did. Next morning, we called again and finally got towels. In a few days we had...

2Thank melinda k
Norfolk VA
Reviewed 6 July 2012

We traveled to Miami as a couple and got a great rate for this hotel and decided to go based on the positive reviews. The check in process was really simple and the staff was very friendly as they greeted us with some cool punch and delicious chocolate-chip cookies... We arrived early so we left the our bags with the...

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Nancy R, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great rating of our hotel! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and are looking forward to your next stay. Please reach out to us if we can assist you with any future bookings. My email address is nrednor@congresshotelsouthbeach.com Thank you!

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 June 2012

I was worried about some the reviews but I found our room to be clean. The sofa was leather and the carpets seemed stain free. We had a corner room with views of the beach and the Versace Mansion. The fridge came in handy and we liked the spacious layout. Be careful opening the windows, I lifted one and it...

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Management response:

Thank you for your recent review and 5 Star rating on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to detail your stay, and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful visit at The Congress Hotel South Beach. We hope to welcome you back soon to The Congress Hotel South Beach! Warm Regards, Claudio Bono General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Loews charges 30.00 to rent their microwave.......The Congress has microwave,refrig,freezer,and utensils....... What else do you need?..... Its location is perfect.... rooms were clean......large tub along with shower.......roof top pool with exceptional view.....bed was comfortable for south beach.... had balcony on second floor......only slight noise.....Dont get caught in the "Name" hype of south beach hotels.....their expenses and location ccant beat the...

1Thank carters911
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback and a BIG Thank you for the 5 Star ratings! I will be sharing your comments with our winning and dedicated Team. We hope to welcome you back to The Congress Hotel South Beach again soon! Warm Regards, Claudio Bono General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I hadn't stayed here in a few years but went back for the great location in the middle of the strip. Things were OK previously but now they've made some noticeable changes (new management?) that push it to a top-notch hotel with real resort feel. Most notably, was the great attitude of the staff with everyone from Maria and Juan...

1Thank Gilgosurfbum
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback. The Congress Hotel opened on August 5th 2010. We thank you for the 5 Star ratings and we hope to welcome you back to The Congress Hotel South Beach again soon! Feel free to contact me directly at cbono@congresshotelsouthbeach.com Warm Regards, Claudio Bono General...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 June 2012

This is a hotel with great location. The room was very clean and there was breakfast included with our stay along with beach chairs which is located directly across the street., which was very helpful since Miami is a very pricey city. The clevelander is beside the hotel was a great loud place for happy hour....cheap drinks and food. The...

Thank jlo8008
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review and for the 5 star ratings! We look forward to welcoming you soon at The Congress Hotel South Beach. Warm Regards, Claudio Bono General Manager

Haines, Alaska
Reviewed 20 June 2012

The hotel was slap bang in the middle of the buzzing atmosphere of South Beach. Parking in Miami is difficult so we were really glad we'd paid extra for the valet parking; making our arrival stress free. I was a little concerned as reception was small but the staff were friendly, courteous and expecting us. Fortunately for us we were...

1Thank Lucy L
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review as well as the 4 & 5 star ratings accross the board! We are very happy to hear that you had such a nice stay and got to enjoy our comfortable suite, our glamorous Rooftop Pool and noticing that our staff will do everything to give you the best experience! We look forward...

Portland, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 June 2012

If you want to enjoy South Beach pool side from a roof deck I'd highly recommend the Congress Hotel. There's no better view of the beach or ocean while enjoying yourself poolside. The views were exsquisite and the service was fantastic. The staff was eager to help and their overall cleanliness and comportment is unparallelled. The room I had and...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Paul, It was our pleasure to welcome you at The Congress Hotel South Beach! Thank you for your time reviewing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back ! Warm regards, Claudio Bono General Manager cbono@congresshotelsouthbeach.com

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live the South Beach lifestyle at our hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Located in the heart of Miami's Art Deco Historic District on Ocean Drive, we offer spacious, stylish suites with all the amenities of home. With stellar views of the ocean and the bustling action of Ocean Drive, our beachfront hotel is exactly what you need for your stay in Miami. Because we are located right on the beach, fun in the sun is literally at your doorstep. Stake out your spot in the sand and enjoy the signature Florida sunshine. With the average temperatures in the 70s and 80s, you can enjoy the beach and the sun almost all year-round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Congress Hotel South Beach

Address: 1052 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Strand)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: ₹ 10,958 - ₹ 28,383 (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
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#80 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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