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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Me and my wife booked this hotel via a third party for a weeklong getaway to experience Miami and Southern Florida. The price was competetive, the location seemed nice and central and the fotos seemed nice. Pro's: The room was as well appointed as we had been given to believe, with a large bed, kitchenette with utensils and fullsized fridge,...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and many thanks for the recommendation and 4 to 5 star ratings on cleanliness, service and rooms. Please note that we do have suites for light sleepers on other buildings, with interior courtyard views that are isolated from any stray street noise. Thanks again for your visit and suggestions and...

Ohio
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Our visit was just OK - wouldn't book again. We were a mother/daughter visiting for a relaxing few days, not spring breakers and not interested in SoBe party scene. That being said, if you are either of those two things, of course the location is top notch. Also we were impressed with the complimentary on the beach chairs and umbrella...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

My apologies you encountered problems during your recent stay with us. I am not aware of the pool not being maintained for 3 days in a row or having a sad breakfast as we are constantly monitoring it daily however would like to make the situation right with you as this obviously did negatively impact your perception of the hotel...

Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 10 April 2012

I reviewed this hotel several years ago and captioned it "perfectly relaxing." While the hotel itself is decent, it's important to know that it's no longer a "boutique" hotel: it is a spring break hotel. Aspects of the boutique ambiance remain, from the dark wood interior finishes, rain water showers, and cool black light hall lights. What is missing is...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your feeback. It seems we missed the mark on your recent stay with us. All of our service team take our guests feedback and comments very seriously and we have reviewed your comments in detail at our most recent staff meeting to insure we can work on improvement for your next visit to our hotel. We are...

Reviewed 10 April 2012

I had an amazing time here. 1st we got to check in 3hrs early!!!!!!!! Daniel was very helpful not to mention how cute he is.... the location was wonderful we could walk everywhere or catch a bus plus the hotel is literally steps from the beach. the only bad thing was housekeeping only changed our sheets 1x during the 4night...

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Prefernottosay
Reviewed 9 April 2012

relatively reasonable prices for lovely, clean rooms n the heart of south beach, with all the necessary amenities. FANTASTIC rooftop pool (although the rooftop bar charges $12/drink), and great access to the beach with towel/chair service. the downside - totally disorganized front desk and staff. don't expect any questions to be answered promptly or accurately, or even for them to...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review and your 4 & 5 Star review on cleanliness & rooms. My apologies if there some confusion at check-in that negatively affected your perception of the hotel during your stay with us. Please feel free to contact my office directly so that I can arrange your next stay at the Congress Hotel...

Woodbridge
Reviewed 8 April 2012

I read several reviews about South Beach being a party town so I was prepared for that beforehand. What I WAS NOT prepared for was the loud music played by the Medi Grill all day and night long. The Medi Grill is located on the street level of one of the Congress Hotel Buildings. Congress is made up of more...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review tripadvisor review regarding your visit at the Congress Hotel. I do apologize for the fact that you were disturbed by the noise in the area surrounding our guest rooms during your visit. Miami had a 10 day long conference called "Winter Music Conference & Ultra Festival" and that particular week was dedicated to celebrate...

long island, ny
Reviewed 3 April 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed there during the Winter Music Conference and the Congress was the perfect locale. Everyday they had something going on at the pool...Great room with kitchenette and balcony (stayed in C407)...fantastic rooftop pool overlooking Ocean Drive and the beach. Great service from the staff. I have zero complaints about it. Also, the bed was super comfy....

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us during the Winter Music Conference! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our daily activities at the Pool during your recent visit to South Beach. We are so grateful for your feedback and for the 4 & 5 Star ratings ! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at...

Tehran
Reviewed 1 April 2012

I would definitely stay somewhere else next time. In the day of our arrival, they checked us in after 4pm, which was really annoying. We had to wait a lot as our arrival was 11 am! Then as we decided to enter our room, they made us wait for about half an hour to give us our luggage which we...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback. We take all of our guest's feedback seriously and to heart. We want to make sure that every guest has a positive experience and enjoys their stay. Check in starts at 4 pm and check out at 11 am. You do have the opportunity to book your room the night prior, which...

Fareham, Hants, UK
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Before you book, check out their "what's on" page of their excellent website. We arrived in the midst of the Miami Winter Music festival. It was very very noisy - everywhere. Views from Hotel roof terrace of South beach are fab. Very friendly and helpful staff, who went out of their way to help us. Good location for Miami and...

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ! I am so pleased to learn that during your visit the entire staff was nothing but helpful, friendly, and accommodating, which is of the utmost importance to us here on property. I am honored that a senior contributor took the time to write a review about the hotel and specifically highlighted how fantastic the...

Medina, Ohio
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Great location, beautiful view from the rooftop pool, and very friendly and efficient staff. Our room was very nice, spacious ,and clean.

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congressmanagement, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Miami Beach, Florida. We are so grateful for your feedback, and we thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Congress Hotel South Beach TripAdvisor. Thank you for the 5 star ratings in cleanliness, rooms & service! We hope to see you again soon!...

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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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $235 - $503 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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