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Shenzhen, China
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have a lot to say about the facilities and policies of this place. Check in: I waited for 3 hours to check in. the receptionist told me the room is just not ready and she doesn't know when I can get it. I arrived around 12:30, which is earlier than the check in time, but one would expect to...

Thank MichalBN
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

upon arrival we met the perfect gentleman (Miguel) very pleasant, very professional and had a clean sharp appearance. when I checked in I met a young lady (forgot her name ) she was just as nice and helpful. I am big on customer service and I am very pleased with the services of the staff here.. the hotel room was...

Thank chantamabry
North Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before I go on a negative rant, I will say the hotel is convenient and having a mini kitchen was nice. We expected the noise and partying until early morning (thats why we went). That being said, this hotel is a rip off. They charge you $16 per day per person for beach towels and terrible drinks for one hr...

1Thank Santoes
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Do not stay here if you value your sleep! We stayed for 3 nights and for 3 nights we had music from adjacent hotels blaring until 4:00am. Horrible location as far as noise but great location within walking distance to everything.

1Thank EllaO951
CongressHotelSoBe, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

I am saddened to read your review regarding your recent stay at the Congress Hotel South Beach. On behalf of the entire team I want to apologize for the inconveniences encountered. We do our best to make every guest feel comfortable and safe during their stay with us, and I apologize this was not the case for you. We appreciate...

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beware, If you value sleep do not stay in this hotel. My husband & I stayed here for 3 nights before our cruise. (Thursday- Friday- Saturday)We did not sleep at all. On both sides of this hotel music is played until 4:00am. Bongo music to our right and Latin music to our left---- competing with each other. I asked them...

2Thank Emmajoey
CongressHotelSoBe, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

I am saddened to read your review regarding your recent stay at the Congress Hotel South Beach. On behalf of the entire team I want to apologize for the inconveniences encountered and hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you, Manager Congress Hotel South Beach

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I am a frequent guest at the Congress because it is so convenient!!!! The staff is amazing Stephanie helps me out so much!! She goes above and beyond when I stay. Any issues I have the sense of urgency is displayed. This is why I am a reoccurring guest!! The location is right on ocean drive next to everything! I...

Thank Anntasia J
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Expedia booked us a "condo" room...no linen or towel service. But when we complained we got everything we needed. Alley alongside our room had noise late at night and garbage pickup early in the morning. HAD to live out of suitcases. But hot plate, coffee, dishwasher, few dishes. Clean. Nice, very helpful people. $42/day to park car/but sent to 13th...

Thank FloridaFelix
CongressHotelSoBe, Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We very much appreciate that you stayed with us, and we look forward to being of service to you on future stays in Miami Beach. Best Regards, Manager Congress Hotel South Beach

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location, very clean, we had jr king suite very nice, helpful staff, directly across the beach, hotel supplied towels, Best thing about this hotel is the roof top pool overlookibg the ocean We did not however eat at the hotel restaurant

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Walla Walla, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

For starters let me say that the location is great. But the greatness ends there. First starters parking is only available for pay, we paid $42 valet each night. Secondly the hotel is right on the strip and the restaurants are all located on the sidewalks you must run a gauntlet daily in order to travel around. The room was...

Thank MarkFullen
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Henry, the manager and his staff are so accommodating it's amazing. From Denver to Miami, it's usually a red eye flight. They allowed us to check in early without a big fuss. The room was a different layout than expected, but still had everything we hoped for and was clean. There was a maintenance issue with the toilet but was...

1Thank Briana E

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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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 Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5014 (Formerly The Strand)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $228 - $589 (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
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#80 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“choose the building the pool is inside off”
 of 5 bubbles chantamabry, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“avoid "back" rooms toward alley”
 of 5 bubbles FloridaFelix, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with a full balcony, the one bedroom suites only have juliette”
 of 5 bubbles sr0l, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms higher up and to the rear may experience less noise from the bars”
 of 5 bubbles LoughboroughFrank, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I was on 3rd floor and I didn't hear any noise at all”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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