We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Congress Hotel South Beach

AMOMAUSD 254*
View Deal
May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 270*
USD 254*
Great Deal
USD 269*
USD 269*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Professional photos
Congress Hotel South Beach
Congress Hotel South Beach
Panoramas (14)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Congress Hotel South Beach
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,168: English reviews
Winter Park, Florida, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Stayed for two nights. Sandra at the front desk was very friendly and nice. We got a Junior Suite which was very large and had a balcony with a side ocean view. Much more than I expected for the price I paid ($160 per night) There is a resort fee but it includes 2 beach chairs and towels. The rooftop...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Andrew T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Location, location, location! The Congress is located in the middle of hip and happening Ocean Drive! The room was clean, modern, and had great views of the beach. You are surrounded by bars, restaurants, and all that South Beach has to offer. The rooftop pool is great although there is not a lot of seating. The hotel also provides beach...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank BeachorBust613
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.

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

Awesome location - Louis was there as soon as we arrived and really made us feel welcome and got us sorted - He and Brian were great throughout . We were late in from London by a good 90 minutes getting to the hotel by 19.00 - but we were checked in by a great lady who remembered my email...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hixxy76
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2012

The location is amazing, the hotel is beautiful, the amenities are out of this world for the price, and the best part is the cstomer service! I checked in for my husbands bday and they went out of their way to make our night a fun and memorable experience! SO WORTH THE PRICE AND THEN SOME!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Janin E
Nancy R, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire team at The Congress Hotel South Beach, we thank you for sharing the details of your recent visit to our hotel on TripAdvisor. At The Congress Hotel South Beach, we pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are so glad that you were able to experience this first hand. We hope to welcome you...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The hotel room was dirty and very noisy, with a view of a wall less than 2 meters from our window. Not a glimpse of Miami's blue skies. Not all amenities were included in the hotel's rate as advertised. Staff was friendly and helpful, but not as professional as one would think for a hotel with this kind of rates.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emmanuel P
Nancy R, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. We truly regret to learn the details of your experience, as this is certainly not typical of the level of service we provide at The Congress Hotel South Beach. We would value the opportunity to discuss these issues further with you and can be contacted at nrednor@congresshotelsouthbeach.com .

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I walked practically all of South Beach and visited about 8 or 9 hotels to pick the perfect hotel for my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday with her friends. I came across the Congress Hotel and they had me at Hello! Eleanor really went above and beyond and gave me a tour of several rooms and the pool area....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank joanne g
Manteca, California
Reviewed 17 October 2012

ABSOLUTE BEST STAFF & CUSTOMER SERVICE. Thank you for making my stay absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you to Supervisor Eleanor, Maria, and Sandra. I stayed at this gem of a hotel on 9/30/12-10/1/12 and I was sad to leave. I recommend this hotel to all that appreciate friendly staff and great customer service. The updated rooms and location are a steal!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RLP22
bronx
Reviewed 16 October 2012

I stayed at The Congress Hotel for Carnival Miami and It was awesome. I arrived at the hotel around 10am and the front desk staff were so helpful, the girl that checked me in even gave me a free upgrade! I had an early morning glass of champagne and was in my room by noon. They even gave me a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank msingh82
Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I had an amazing time at the Congress Hotel, it is in the heart of Miami Beach and it is just beautiful. The service was great! One of the managers, Eleanor went above and beyond for my friends and me and it was very much appreciated. The roof- top pool is great and the drinks are delicious. I couldnt have...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Julie G
Nancy R, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time at our hotel.At The Congress Hotel South Beach, we pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are so glad that you were able to experience this first hand.

gueydan
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Louis, who is an employee at the Congress Hotel, went above and beyond his job description helping us. He did everything we asked with a smile, and helped to get my 91-year-old mother settled when we arrived. He was always willing to do whatever we asked in a timely manner. Whoever hired him knew what they were doing. The rest...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GueydanSusan

1,017 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (611)
Viewed
View from Room (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (67)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (105)
Viewed
Room/Suite (145)
Viewed
Bathroom (39)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (192)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (368)
Viewed
Amenities (20)
Viewed
Beach (19)
Viewed
Deluxe Standard Suite (38)
Viewed
Junior Suite (50)
Viewed
Junior Suite Double (52)
Viewed
One Bedroom Partial Oceanview (67)
Viewed
One Bedroom Versace View (52)
Viewed
Pool (31)
Viewed
The Hotel (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
May 7 May 8
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Miami Beach hotels
0.1 km away
Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Hotel Breakwater South Beach
#97 of 207 in Miami Beach
1,657 reviews
0.1 km away
Clevelander South Beach Hotel
Clevelander South Beach Hotel
#44 of 207 in Miami Beach
1,236 reviews
0.3 km away
Casa Grande Suite Hotel of South Beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
#46 of 207 in Miami Beach
1,006 reviews
0.3 km away
Pelican Hotel
Pelican Hotel
#27 of 207 in Miami Beach
1,134 reviews
0.3 km away
Leslie Hotel
Leslie Hotel
#41 of 207 in Miami Beach
509 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $229 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Congress Hotel South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, getaroom.com, Jetsetter, HotelsClick and HotelQuickly so you can book your Congress Hotel South Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach
Congress Hotel South Beach Miami Beach, Florida
Hotel Style:
#88 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Congress Hotel South Beach staff and other travellers.
15 questions
Ask a question
Seattle, Washington
11 months ago
Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Congress Hotel South Beach staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“DON'T Stay here!!!!!!!!”
802MaryM802, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
Kcrho1, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“its in the middle of all the action it will be loud”
strawberry972c, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggesting for the oceanview rooms”
815kalyana, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“not sure where the good rooms are but ours did not resemble the hotel pics”
Glescagirl38, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
AMOMA
USD 254* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUSD 269
PricelineUSD 269
TripAdvisorUSD 256
View all 14 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates