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The Historic Hotel Congress

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

First of all it's a lovely building and lovely location close to bars and great food etc however we weren't warned about the heavy bass that would persist throughout the room till the early hours. It was a Monday evening and the bass persisted till well after 1am. Even with earplugs in sleeping was a chore. Come to play not...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us a try, we are a noisy Hotel and try to make sure that all of our guests are well aware of what is going on the night they stay. We are sorry that we did not provide you with ample warning. If you choose to stay again our Cactus Garden Rooms are the...

Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

This Hotel should be on your 10 most Haunted Hotel list. It is old 1918 ... Part of the John Dillinger ( Gang ) story too . Inside their hotel is 42 Rooms and very Charming , interesting and Haunted. There is a Restaurant and 3 Bars, the restaurant is wonderful and Clean! Walking into The hotel brings you Back...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are strive to help make our guests experiences memorable and that they leave the Hotel Congress and Tucson happy. We are glad to have succeeded with you. Hope you come back soon, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

Clemson, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I decided to stay a this historic hotel because it is the oldest in Tucson. It is the hotel that Dillinger was caught at after a bank robbery. The hotel is very dated but it is an okay stay. The beds were comfortable but some rooms very small. There is no tv but they do have internet. I would stay...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us, see you next time. Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I highly recommend this hotel for someone who wants to party in downtown Tucson for the weekend and enjoy a lively bar scene and music venue. This centrally located historic hotel transforms into an active bar scene on the weekends and is also within walking distance of several excellent restaurants and other music venues and bars. It also houses a...

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

Dear Guest, We could not say it any better. Thank you for choosing us and your review. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I have enjoyed this venue for many years and its always a fun time, sometimes too fun but hey we all need those nights every so often. Bless your establishment for the bloody marys! If you are lookimg for a stuffy o er priced location this isnt it as this is where you go to relax, spin tall tails and...

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

Dear Guest, We are always happy to find out we have guests for life and our annual events help to create them. Thank you for adding to our Dillinger day memories. See you in 2015. Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

London
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I got what I was looking for, a very central hotel with everything you need inside & around. Great coffee and loads of quality eating options aroundabout together with a nearby gym & record shops with live music downstairs and across the road. I loved the lobby, full of life and yes the place creaks, doesn't worry me, its not...

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

Dear Guest, Downtown Tucson has changed a lot over the last couple years and offers more options for entertainment, dining and spirits. Thank you for making us a part of your experience. See you next time, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I arrived in Tucson after a long trip by road from Hermossillo. And by chance arrived at the Congress Hotel. And it had been a great stay, felt like a kid coming back to the past, we really loved this hotel. After a good dinner at the restaurant, we heard some music and a big party was on…and it was...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for finding us and we hope you come back again soon. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manager Hotel Congress

East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I've been curious about this place for years, but we usually stay with family when visiting Tucson. This time we branched out. The Hotel Congress was everything I expected (which was kind of an upscale youth hostel) and more. It is a luxury hotel by turn of the (last) century standards, and it's noisy. No TVs or elevator, very little...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us such a candid review. You wanted to give us a try, but made sure you knew what to expect, because you understood us you got to enjoy everything we had to offer. Thank you for being our guest hope to see you soon. Best, Julie Brown Hotel Rooms Manger Hotel Congress Julie@hotelcongress.com

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Besides being *shipster hotel with dressed up teen-agers and young adults in the lobby waiting in line to get access to the hotel's bar/club/restaurant, this hotel didn't meet some basic needs that customers may have after a long trip. For us (a couple), the noise was not the biggest problem as many people state here because "historic rooms" were quite...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the historic Hotel Congress. We recognize our hotel is not for everyone and sometimes guests can have different expectations for a hotel close to 100 years old. We are able to provide an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and outlet converters upon request and we also have a designated fridge to...

Arizona
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The history and early 20th century charm of the Hotel Congress is not to be denied, nor is their excellent restaurant. But as a hotel, the place is not much. I've stayed there twice and been disappointed in the rooms and the ability to get a good night's rest both times. The street and railroad noise, when added to the...

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

Dear Guest, It's disappointing to hear you felt your room stay was less than desirable. You are right, due to the historic nature of our hotel and spacial restrictions we do not have in-room televisions, in-room refrigerators or an elevator. Because of those restrictions we offer the ability to keep your items cold in our private refrigerators and we are...

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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 

Additional Information about The Historic Hotel Congress

Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: RM407 - RM607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Historic Hotel Congress 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Congress Hotel Tucson
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Tucson
#33 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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