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The Historic Hotel Congress

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Dining (57)
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Certificate of Excellence
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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. Yes, we are Noisy! Your room will 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!
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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
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Centrally Located
Quirky Hotels
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We took the street car to the Congress. The outdoor patio is great for a drink. There is often live music. Sunday mornings from 10:30-1:30 there is great duo playing a fiddle and guitar. They are part of a group called the Tusonics.
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I'm new to the area of Tuscon. After reading as much as available about this unique historical value, I booked it. They accepted my small dog. First..the food at Cafe and Maynard's was more than expected and equal to San Francisco Bay eateries.What is their weakness and a slight
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We were visiting the downtown area and what lured us to this hotel was the live music we could hear from the back patio. It looked like an appealing place so we ordered a couple of drinks and sat down to listen to the music. They had food trucks and a large dance floor.
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We had a great time staying St Patrick's day weekend. Room was small but very clean and nice, It was the ghost room and at 4:00 am we had the water in the bathroom sink come on by itself. Great perks came with the room like free drink coupons and parking validation in the garage
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Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 4 days ago
Love your review! You have truly captured our historic charm even with our ghosts! I look forward to your next stay with us.
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Located in the center of downtown Tucson with lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and microbrews a short walk away. Also on the turquoise trail and the tram, it is convenient for a weekend stay. Very historic now celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The hotel and rooms are early
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Response from JocelynHC, Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi SolarT, You described us to a T. I am glad you had a great time with us. We love being at the heart of downtown Tucson with so much to offer. I look forward to your next stay with us.
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ghost room
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.
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Are your rooms air-conditioned, and do you have free parking available?
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!
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Are your rooms air-conditioned, and do you have free parking available?
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. 😊
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Hi Hola_Ola, no airport shuttle.
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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.
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"get the ghost room, 242 for added "fun""
"My room, 204, looked out over the patio and club at night. Very noisy. Call the hotel and discuss the best room for your tastes."
"Cactus garden rooms are the most quiet, but would still be loud by most other hotels standards."
"Ask for a garden room to minimize the noise."
"Try another hotel."
USD 103 - USD 172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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