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The Historic Hotel Congress

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 22 June 2014

When visiting the "Old Pueblo," you must come downtown and see the amazing transformation that is taking place. There exist a vibrancy downtown like there has not been in years. Anchoring it all is the historic Hotel Congress. Just walking in this place you are immediately transported back to a more elegant time. The corridor leading to the "Gents," is...

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

Dear Egonvonessen, Your statement "Just walking in this place you are immediately transported back to a more elegant time." is truly what we hope all of our guests experience when they visit the Hotel Congress. We hope you visit again soon. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We went to for a weekend wedding and were there for the Agave Fest. The staff repeatedly mentioned the noise level, but we never expected it to be as noisy as it was. It wasn't a problem however. We had such a great time and were so exhausted by the time we crashed, we were had no problems sleeping, even...

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

Dear jchuran83, Last weekend was full of events for us here at the Hotel Congress, like you said we had Agave Fest, a Wedding, and then Sunday Morning's Bloody Mary Bar. We worked very hard and are grateful for the recognition. We are happy to hear you liked your room and the Cup Café also. Hope to see you soon....

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is a lovely old hotel in Tucson. It is very popular with lots of activity at night. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are not particularly big, the bed was a queen, we had a garden room which is one of the quieter rooms. We ate in the hotels restaurant and could not fault the food and service.

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

Dear Gabrielle96, Your group was such a pleasure to have. We are very glad you picked the Hotel Congress and hope you come back to visit us. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manger Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com

Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2014

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...

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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

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 April 2014

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...

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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

Shelter Cove, California
Reviewed 13 March 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...

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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

El Paso, Texas, Usa
Reviewed 5 March 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...

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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...

Denver, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

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...

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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

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 15 February 2014

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...

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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...

Huachuca City, Arizona
Reviewed 6 February 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...

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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...

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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 

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Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: ₹ 5,918 - ₹ 8,813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Historic Hotel Congress 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Congress Hotel Tucson
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#33 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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“Don't stay above the club. Try to get to the Western half of the building.”
ZachVi, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For less noise, don't get a Club room, but all rooms come with earplugs!”
annieofaz, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The bar has karioki until quite late. Recommend rooms on the street side - still somewhat busy with normal city street sounds..”
standingi, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Take the street side and make use of the free ear buds for a better night sleep.”
BroncoFan1957, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I enjoyed facing the 1920 Rialto Theater facing Congress St”
azalbert, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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