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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We arrived at the Congress in the early evening after a long flight to be told we were not on the list. Seems the staff can't process Expedia bookings as the paper was on the back desk - they were going to check us in on the day we were due to leave! Not a good start, then we were...

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3Thank ClydeRedfern
DMV
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The location of this hotel is GREAT! right in the middle of everything! It was 4 of us in a room (full size bed and "pull out couch") definitely going to need 2 rooms if you are going with more than 2 people. the room to me was nice. its made so that you are only using it for sh!+,shower...

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1Thank morg t
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I was extremely disappointed with the level of service provided at the Congress Hotel in Miami, FL. I had booked two rooms several months in advance to ensure the rooms were situated nearby one another, as I was with a large group for a bachelorette party. I was reassured multiple times the rooms would be (if not next to) close...

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8Thank M_Valentino
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The hotel location cannot be beat if you are looking to be on S. Beach and right in the middle of it all. Nice room and more spacious than we expected. The room was not "mint" and yes it did have some stains and minor "issues" but nothing that we would consider reporting on. Safe, clean, comfortable and in the...

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3Thank travmar006
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 July 2012

I stayed here with a group of friends July 5-9, I spoke with the hotel staff numerous times before arriving to secure my request that the two rooms I booked be located next to eachother or at least on the same floor. I called the hotel the day I was scheduled to arrive and informed them that my flight didn't...

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2Thank Tamika G
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

My wife and I just arrived at the Congress Hotel in SOBE, and were very disappointed that our confirmed requests for a room with a balcony was ignored. This written and verbal confirmation was made over three months ago. We are in a tiny studio facing a the side of a building. We would have booked a different hotel if...

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1Thank BAHuston3
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I traveled here on vaca with a friend. We had a hard time selecting a hotel with the 200 hotels that you can choose from in Miami but in the end thought this was a great pick. The room was spacious - a suite actually with a mini kitchen, living room, balcony, etc. Overall the staff was friendly, the view...

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1Thank amanderrd
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2012

I arrived july 11th thru the 15th. When i arrived the staff was very nice. The bus guy at the front desk was very helpfull and brought ice up to my rooom everyday. I arrived early and the lady at the front desk got me into my room by 11:30 am . which was great . I was also upgraded...

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

We liked our room very much. Service was good. Rooftop pool and bar with a view of the beach to die for were great. Expect noise at night but that's SoBe. Looking at prices of other Ocean Dr Hotels this is good value.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I stayed in this hotel the first weekend in June for a girl's getaway. It was in the center if all the action. We were able to walk to all the clubs and lounges in our heels without a problem. This hotel was the best for people watching. So after a day at the beach, we would get a drink...

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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
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  • Free Internet
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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: $228 - $493 (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
Congress Hotel South Beach Miami Beach, Florida
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#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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