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Oro Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 12 October 2016

No matter how hot or cool it is, the patio is always a good place to sit, whether it is just for a drink, which you can get yourself at the bar that is just inside from the patio, or have it brought to you. Nice atmosphere, across the street from Maynard's Kitchen (which belongs to the same owners), and...

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

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoy our patio. Now that it should be cooling off, the patio will be that much more comfortable.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We knew, based on many reviews and disclaimers on the website, that this would be a very noisy hotel. They state very clearly: "We are an urban, historic hotel. Your room may be affected by plaza, nightclub, or street noise. We do not give discounts or refunds due to noise. Earplugs are available at the front desk. Or, better yet,...

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

Thank you very much for the feedback. Your right we DO have total control of the construction. My deepest apologies for the miscommunication that caused the noise outside of your room. Maybe we can see you again for brunch or a show in the future.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This great hotel was built in 1919. In 1934 a fire destroyed the third floor. At this time John Dillinger and his gang were seen fleeing the building. After the fire, the lobby was renovated in a very cool southwest Indian theme. There is also a very good restaurant and tap room. It is located directly across from the Amtrak...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Thanks for pointing out the location of the Amtrak station also. Hope to see you again soon.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Historic hotel. The rooms may be small for some, but just how much room do you need to sleep. Location is fantastic. Beautiful lobby. Friendly staff. Good food and drink options right in the hotel. And no TV's, which is a plus in my book.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Why would you want to watch tv when there are so many fun things to do at the Hotel Congress? Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2016

I travelled to Tucson for a work related event which was taking place at the Hotel Congress. Upon arrival I felt like I stepped back in time. It was pretty amazing to go to a front desk, check in, and be handed a key; not a key card, an actual room key. The front desk attendant was quick to point...

2Thank jtandfamily
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were here over New Year's and enjoyed ourselves very much. The rooms aren't impressive, but combined with the location and music venue, it works out to be a great place to stay. It's nice to be able to see a show and not have far to retreat to your room to crash afterward. The staff is young and friendly....

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Hotel Congress. We look forward to your next visit. Maybe New Year's this year.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I'm sure it served it's purposes and is historic, but doesn't work for today's business traveler, No TV which is ok, No place to plug in today's devices, computer, phone ,blue tooth ect ect, beds are the worst I've ever slept on, noisy as can be, I wouldn't call it AC but what the heck it's only Tucson, On the...

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

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry to hear your stay with us wasn’t a pleasant one! Being located in the heart of downtown Tucson above a restaurant and club can certainly pose noise issues to guests. We are diligent about informing our guests about our unique characteristics when booking a room and upon arrival, and often suggest...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My wife and I were sad to leave Hotel Congress again after our most recent stay this month. Our first visit in the summer of 2015 came about because we wanted to try something different for a business trip to Tucson. We fancy historic places with uniqueness and character, and Hotel Congress does not disappoint in those respects. We became...

1Thank Michael M
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. The staff at Hotel Congress awaits your next visit to Tucson.

Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife went in to check us in but she couldn't because only the person who made the reservation could. We made reservations over the phone and when we were told that the only King room in the hotel wasn't available I made a reservation for a Queen room. Only after we checked in did we find out that they...

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

We are so sorry to hear your stay with us wasn’t a pleasant one! I apologize if we did not communicate clearly about the bedding that is available at the hotel. Yes our historic rooms are not as big as what you would find in a newer hotel. The service at the bars that you experienced is not typical. I...

Reviewed 1 June 2016

The hotel itself was pretty cool, the staff was super and it's in a good location for local food and stuff. The hotel restaurant served a super breakfast. My title "Nice place but..." comment is because of the noise. Some called it music but I definitely would not. Check out the other reviews about the noise. It's no exaggeration. Extra...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Sorry you didn't like the "music". The Cup Cafe has the best breakfast in town.

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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. We have new upgrades for our guests, to ensure an amazing experience during your stay at Hotel Congress. *Bike Program - We now have bicycles that our guests are able to check out to explore Tucson during their stay! We recommended guests to bike the Santa Cruz River Trail, and the Train Trail behind Maynards Market and Kitchen. Let us help you explore Downtown Tucson in a new way! *Snacks from local vendors - Enjoy some treats from our local vendors. Every room has a tray filled with a variety of snacks that are available to purchase. We have: Cactus candy, Rbar Energy Bar, Spunlight Cotton Candy, Green Valley pecans, Essentia Ionized Water, POPPED Artisan Popcorn, Cerreta Candy Co., and the Kobito Hangover and Love Kits. *Guest Room Internet - We now provide super high speed wireless Internet in our guest rooms that is 10x faster than before! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Historic Hotel Congress

Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: ₹ 5,922 - ₹ 9,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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Congress Hotel Tucson
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#33 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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“Read the Hotels web site including the history of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles tomg567, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the opposite end to the live music and preferably facing congress road and not the station.”
 of 5 bubbles 356mike, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just reviewing the restaurant and vibe.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewC301, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember - if you need to be up early, request a room as far away from Club Congress as possible and take advantage of the free ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles AlaskanSkydiver, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I choose a room away from the music.”
 of 5 bubbles richhines, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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