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The Historic Hotel Congress

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you plan to stay here, please do your research. This hotel is noisy! Street noise, club noise, construction noise! But, the atmosphere and location are superb. We stayed for three nights and adored this place. We stayed in room 219, which is as far away from the club as possible and there was still a ton of noise. We...

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember you have chosen to stay in a historic building. Don't expect anything more than what you've seen in old movies set in the 20s or 30s. Like a something from an episode of the Twilight Zone. Small creaky beds; authentic furnishings, decor and bedding like at grandma's house, and old plumbing with water cold one second and boiling the...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We'll chat with the bartender about his math skills. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. We'll pass on your compliments to your waiter. Hope to see you again for your next concert.

Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an awesome building. They have many different bars, great food and the best location downtown. That said, this place is a party hotel. There is live music nightly out side or in the club. on Fri/Sat night it is an extremely busy club scene. it is really fun to experience until you try to go to sleep....

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the accurate feedback. We are the fun place to be downtown. Hope to see you here again.

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a lot of history with Congress.. the club, lobby bar, Tap Room and the Cup. I've been going there for shows, food and drink since I turned 21 in the early 90s. Daniel Martin Diaz (who created the stage surround in the club) is a good friend of mine, I know a lot of local bands that have...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about your visit with us. You get what we are all about. I will pass on your compliments to our staff. They enjoy the feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place oozes authentic historic charm - not so easy in a state with such a short history as AZ. From the lobby, to the construction, to the old period photos in the rooms, this place was a treat - only the second historic hotel I have ever stayed at. How do I know it is authentic ? My AZ...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I think you touched on every facet of the hotel. We look forward to your next visit.

Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neither good nor bad, it is as advertised, old with a few modern touches. Loud at night but not irritatingly so. Small rooms but overall clean. If loud late night crowds inside the hotel bar and outside on the street bars are not your thing, stay clear of this area. Or better yet, don't be afraid of them, just join...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the very accurate review. We are a downtown Rock n Roll hotel. We strive to bring a fun experience for all.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, with modern amenities, then do not stay here. But if you appreciate true history, and urban life or noise doesn't bother you, then this IS the place to stay. Built in 1919 and most things,( including the rooms contents) are from back then, way cool. And the history around this...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind truthful comments. We are the place to stay if you don't mind a little noise. We look forward to your next visit.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Congress Hotel never disappoints. From the beautifully decorated vintage style rooms through the well-stocked friendly bars ("Lobby" and "Tap") to the great-for-breakfast/lunch/dinner "Cup" restaurant, every visit is a treat, if not a party. On this stay we spent one night so we'd be fresh and ready for our 6.30 am-train departure from the Amtrak station opposite the hotel to...

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments. I will pass on your comments to the lobby bartender and the night deskman. We look forward to your next stay.

Oceanside, California, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I went for Saturday breakfast with another couple (friends). The property is located in the old part of Tucson. Lots of history associated with it. Definitely has an old school look and feel. Waiting for our table, we were urged to order one of their "special" Bloody Mary's. There was only one bartender and no wait staff....

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I will pass your feedback on to John. I apologize that the Bloody Mary bar and service was not up to either of our expectations. I will pass on your comments to the appropriate manager and look to improve our service.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't stay here if you want to get any sleep. Karaoke until 2 am can be expected on a weekend, but on a Monday night is ridiculous. Requested a room on the "quiet" side of hotel when reserving. Room was right above the bar/patio area.

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I do apologize that the room was not on the quiet side. We strive to let all of our guests know that we do not have any quiet rooms at all on any given night. We provide the downtown Tucson area with music 7 nights a week for your pleasure. I will take your comments...

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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: $122 - $182 (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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“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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