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 Historic Hotel Congress

Traveller (234)
Room & Suite (80)
Dining (57)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
The Hotel Congress, built in 1919, is the cultural landmark that anchors Downtown Tucson. We pride ourselves on the many unique features we offer that youʼd be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Some cynical city slickers might notice the absence of televisions in our 40 rooms and feel slighted. But itʼs intentional. We strive to maintain the hotelʼs original ambiance from the iron bed to the vintage radio, the rumble of the nearby train to the 1930’s-style phone that connects to a real switchboard at the front desk. And, unlike most historic hotels, all rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning. We are an urban, historic, rock ‘n’ roll hotel. Your room may be affected by plaza, nightclub, or street noise. If you would like to stay in one of our quieter rooms, please make arrangements at the time of your reservation. We do not give discounts or refunds due to noise. Earplugs are available at the front desk. Or, better yet, just join in the fun!
Read more
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Quirky Hotels
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 140
  • 109
  • 44
  • 19
  • 32
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
First, I have to say "I Love Old Hotels".......but this is an old dive. They tell you it is noisy because of the bands playing in the club. This dump is noisy after the band goes home....the services need serious upgrading. The shower is nearly too small to turn around in
Read more
We stopped in late afternoon and stayed for lunch at The Cup which was very nice. John Dillinger, the notorious gangster stayed here. In the evening several bar rooms and outdoor patios are open. Legends of ghosts draw you in. Fun stop for lunch and I’d go back for evening
Read more
Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your awesome review! You are right we offer a little bit of everything from ghosts, to great food and drinks! I invite you to stay a night with us on your next visit.
Read more
Hotel Congress is not your quaint and said 'historic' hotel. If you're looking for a quiet place where everything is done at a relaxed slow place and hushed tones are encouraged, then visit an asharam or a monastery because the Hotel Congress is NOT for you! However, if you LOVE
Read more
Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi DesertRose15, LOVE your review! You truly embraced who we are as a business. We have our noisy rooms, our 1930's look and ambiance and friendly customer service which are all part of the "Hotel Congress" experience. I am so sorry we did not have the hotel tour available during your stay. We do them every Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am. I invite you to sign up by emailing reservations@hotelcongress.com. I look forward to your future stay with us.
Read more
Arrived an hour before checkin time of 3 pm. Told to come back in an hour. Parking is in a garage next door and costs $6 with a validated ticket. Waited forever to check in. Old historic hotel so have a look around while waiting in what seemed like over an hour to check in.
Read more
Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Lydia6306, Thank you for valuable feedback. I am glad you had an overall pleasant experience. I am sorry you had a long check in experience. I will definitely use this information to make improvements in our department moving forward. Part of the Hotel Congress experience is our noisy rooms. We always recommend guests to come down and join in on the fun until the bars close. I invite you to check out our restaurants on our next visit. You may also request an interior "Cactus Garden" room which are bit less noisy. I look forward to your future stay.
Read more
We checked in on December 30 and checked out January 2. Three nights with a NYE party in the middle. Yes we have stayed here before, in fact it was two years prior on December 30 but could not stay NYE because it was fully booked. This time I booked a room 2 months in advance.
Read more
Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 12 Jan. 2019
Thank you for your review. I am glad you started the year with us. Your feedback is very valuable and we will use this when planning other large events. I do want to inform you we offer complimentary coffee to our hotel guests from 5am-7am. After that there is coffee available for purchase at our restaurant Cup Cafe. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side for new years eve but I do hope you visit our other large events and stay the night with us once again.
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuiteDining Business Centre & Event Rooms
The proof I was not in bed alone
cowboy carpeting and working radio in our room
poster art in our room
cowboy themed curtains in our room
how is the restaurant's food?
The food is amazing. Breakfast or dinner you cannot go wrong. My favorite restaurant downtown.
2 votes
Show all answers
Our room was nice and cool, no a/c was needed but that was in May, not July or August. Plenty of parking available in nearby garage, a bit of a walk, but not uncomfortable. Creative juggling I would recommend!
1 vote
Show all answers
Yes, there is AC in the rooms. As for parking, there's an underground lot across the street. You get a ticket at the gate, take it back to the front desk and they'll validate it. There's also very limited street parking, metered on weekdays till either 5 or 6, but I'd definitely go for the lot. 😊
1 vote
Hi Hola_Ola, no airport shuttle.
0 votes
Show all answers
Is there a fitness room?
It's an historic building, with no fitness room. You'll find delicious food and drink there, but not much else.
0 votes
Show all answers
"Try another hotel."
"If you need a "quieter" room, ask for a room in the Cactus garden, but know it won't be 100% quiet"
"inside rooms"
"Pick one at another hotel, there are none in which you can get any peace"
"Room 242 is the haunted room!"
USD 103 - USD 261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
congress hotel tucson
United StatesArizonaTucson
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