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The Historic Hotel Congress

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had a problem with my reservation, I spoke with Abraham and he took great care of me. He was nice and patient, thank you Abraham.! I would like the rooms to be a little bigger, but I understand is a historic hotel so there's not much we can do about that. Either way, great place and very convenient if...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and I were traveling cross country and he read about the Congress...we had to stay since it was such a historic spot. We made sure we reserved a room in the historic side because we had heard about the noise from the night club. Beautiful period furnishings, love that there was NO TV in the room, great vibe...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the Hotel Congress and loved my experience. I was warned about the noise from the traffic and from the bar downstairs, but I thought that just added to the adventure.(they do provide every room with earplugs!) Not only is the staff very knowledgeable and friendly, the history of the place is incredible. You also can't beat...

Thank VagabondTom
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed in room 210. The room is exactly as they show. It is a no frills place to sleep. No TV in the room. No coffee maker. I knew there was a club in the hotel but was not expecting them to be playing music pretty loud outside till 2 in the morning. Moral of the story, if...

Thank tucazdz
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

right in center of town. well preseved real history showplace. nice outdoor dining and good bar. food was ok. prices normal. but just fun being there. living history. great restaurants nearby and fun walking area. enjoy

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Germantown, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Justin, Herb, and the entire staff of the Hotel Congress and The Cup Cafe provided excellent service on what was a very busy day for the hotel! My mother and I received friendly, personalized service and had a wonderful experience and a wonderful day! Thank you Hotel Congress for making the day a memorable one! The Dillinger Days experience is...

Thank bepetraites
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Me and my girlfriend, borther and friends went here for the New Years Eve party on Dec 31st and it was a very enjoyable time. The tickets were not overpriced and were fair. The party was full but not over croweded, did not have to wait to long for drinks as there were multipule bars for serveing drinks, and the...

Thank benjaminroberts101
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

When we come to Tucson for our mid- winter sun breaks we always stay at the Hotel Congress. This place isn't for everyone- you need to appreciate a well preserved historic hotel in a noisy, bustling environment. (Earplugs provided). But we love being able to eat breakfast and dinner at the Cup Cafe, and finishing our evening with drinks and...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You are our kind of guest. Don't forget the Bloody Mary Brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's.

Marana, Arizona
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Company had their Christmas party there so we decided to spend the night. Had fun walking around downtown and hanging out on the Tap Room patio. Good breakfast at The Cup but a bit pricey. They made it known about the noise situation and after 2AM all was quiet accept for the train horns. Rustic historic place that is worth...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget New Year's Eve is fast approaching.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Odd situation. Folks staying the night here come for the historic and eclectic vibe of this amazingly preserved place, but the weekend scene is packed full of loud music and college students. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun lively place, but if you're looking for a quiet retreat, this is not it, especially with Friday-Saturday parking lot restrictions for...

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

Thank you for the spot on review. Yes we are not your place if you would like a quiet retreat. But, if you like a lively and fun atmosphere we are your kinda place.

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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 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $118 - $179 (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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Also Known As:
Congress Hotel Tucson
The Historic Hotel Congress Tucson, Arizona
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#33 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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“Don't stay over the night club - the area was busy even on a Tuesday night!”
 of 5 bubbles 692cindyl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Read the Hotels web site including the history of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles tomg567, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the opposite end to the live music and preferably facing congress road and not the station.”
 of 5 bubbles 356mike, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just reviewing the restaurant and vibe.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewC301, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember - if you need to be up early, request a room as far away from Club Congress as possible and take advantage of the free ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles AlaskanSkydiver, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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