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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2012

My boyfriend & I planned a last minute getaway to South Beach. We arrived on November 30th & left on Monday Dec 3rd. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff. Even though our room wasn't ready they were nice enough to store our luggage free of charge. Louis the bellman gave us the name of a restaurant...

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

We are glad to hear that your stay was nothing but great. Our staff derives in great customer service. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 December 2012

When I arrived at the Congress hotel, hearing the pulsating music,I thought better request a room away from noise. So I did. I was given a room clean, spacious, but dark. I thought I'm not happy, so I went to front desk expressed my dissatisfaction and the manager said OK looked her other available rooms. Since I was there for...

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

We apologize for the discrepency, however are glad to hear the problem was solved and that your stay was great there after. We try our best to accomodate the needs of our guests and are happy to have met yours.

Colby, Kansas
Reviewed 6 December 2012

My friends room didn't even have a room darkening blind and they were facing the parking garage with lights shining into the room all night. They asked for a blind and were told they would send someone up. one of the stayed in the room for over a hour(beach time wasted) and nobody came. She stopped by the front desk...

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

Thank you very much for your posting. Our most sincere apologies for the discrepancies you have experienced during your stay at the Congress Hotel. We will take a look at our room product and assure it exceeds all expectations from a usage and cleanliness perspective. We will be working on improving our rooms and functionality all through next year and...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Staying at the Congress Hotel was one of the best decision have made so far. It was a fantastic experience. We were greated by the best , most professional and friendliest staff, starting outside by the bellman Brian, to the front desk with Eleonor . The hotel was very clean and very new to be in the heart of South...

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

Dear Stephan, I am so happy to hear that that we exceeded all of your expectations. We take pride in providing the best customer service possible to all of our guests. We appreciate the feedback and are looking forward to your next stay at the Congress Hotel. GO DOLPHINS! Regards,

Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel the night prior to our cruise departing from the port of Miami. I had extremely high hopes for this hotel and found myself quite dissatisfied. I was expecting a modern room without a nice beach view...or any view. I got a small room with 3you windows looking nowhere. After struggling with the broken shades I...

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

Thank you very much for your posting. We are saddened by the results of your stay. We will take a look at our room product and assure it exceeds all expectations from a usage and cleanliness prospective. We will be utilizing the feedback to improve our service levels. Unfortunately, since we do not own or operate the restaurants, we do...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 November 2012

First time to South Beach and it was awesome, all thanks to the location of our hotel! Right at Ocean and 11th is great for those who are looking to walk everywhere. Right across the street from the beach, a block away from David's Cafe, a few blocks (still walking distance) from Lincoln Road Mall and the shopping along Collins...

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

Thank you for the wonderful posting. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us & thank you for mentioning the great staff. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Nancy

Chicago
Reviewed 16 November 2012

This hotel was in a great location. The beach was in walking distance and there were great restaurants really close. My room was extremely comfortable and modern. The staff was wonderful! They were always polite and eager to help their guests. Stephanie the Front Desk Clerk was truly the greatest! She welcomed us from the time we stepped into this...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your superb review on our hotel and staff! I'm happy to hear that you had a great time while staying at The COngress Hotel. We've been working hard to make sure guests have a fantastic stay and it sounds like we are succeeding!

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 November 2012

If location is everything, this hotel would be a "5" as it sits right in the center of South Beach, however, while it is recommended, it is not for everybody. In addition to its location, the positives include a very attentive staff, modern art deco surroundings and above average size rooms complete with a full size fridge, dual burner cook-top...

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

Dear Guest, I'm sorry to read about your experience at the property, I would urge you to reach out to me via email (nrednor@congresshotelsouthbeach.com) or via phone 305-534-6820 to speak in detail about your stay. We will be working on improving our rooms and functionality all through next year. South Beach is very much part of the nightlife scene and...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Good hotel. At first they didnt give us a room with a balcony or in the main building. But I asked can I be changed to a room with a balcony. She changed our room to 502 in the main building a 1 bedroom suite the best room by far. The room was oceanfront with a wrap around balcony. From...

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

Thank you for recently being our guest and taking the time to review us! I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff was happy to help you with all of your needs and make certain that you had a memorable experience.

Oslo
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Stayed there for two nights with my fiance, booked a junior suite with a balcony and a partial ocean view. Very pretty building! We had to change the room due to missing blinds, and after we got another room everything was perfect! Very spacious fresh room, excellent service, and the location is unbeatable, right by the beach. You get free...

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

Thank You so much for your review! All of us here at The Congress Hotel have a great time taking care of our guests and making sure they have a wonderful hotel experience. We are also happy that you were able to take advantage of our prime location here in South Beach - it really makes it so easy to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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: RM775 - RM1,684 (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:
#85 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“1. Splurge for a junior suite --wish we had done that; 2. If hearing music all night bothers you, don't stay on Ocean Drive.”
 of 5 bubbles Kcrho1, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“its in the middle of all the action it will be loud”
 of 5 bubbles strawberry972c, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggesting for the oceanview rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 815kalyana, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“not sure where the good rooms are but ours did not resemble the hotel pics”
 of 5 bubbles Glescagirl38, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't. Find another hotel further away from the beach with better staff and amenities. Not worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 421daven, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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