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Scunthorpe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very sceptical about staying here in July 2017. I planned my family holiday on International Drive back in March 2016 and as we are staying 3 weeks I decided a few nights in Miami would be a treat again. I was aware that the price on booking.com advertised was not the price paid as the amount taken off...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even know where to begin. When I arrived there were 2 ladies working at the desk and they were on their phones looking at pictures while I was waiting to be greeted, my first indication that this place was not going to be a good experience. I arrived at 2:45 and was told I needed to wait another...

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1Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst stay ever. Over charged me $150 on my credit card, but when I checked out they said no over charges. When I tried calling them I was put on hold 3 times for 20 minutes each time. I will never go back at the Congress, a bunch of scammers. Worst customer service I've ever dealt with since travelling. The...

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Tamarac, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in at 3? no way..at 4 they decided to "put" me in D204. NOT what I reserved, NO balcony, small bed room. Cheap 12" tv hanging off wall and no tv service anyway. They never made beds or cleaned. Party across till 5am. Door only locks with key from outside. This is NOT a hotel. It is a cheap...

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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the congress hotel for the week between Christmas and New Years, we booked through vacation beach rentals. Great location, with nice roof top pool. Beach is directly across the street. Unit was relatively clean, but we were not in the room much. The atmosphere on ocean drive is amazing and great for people watching,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Hotel was certainly not what i expected based on the information on hotels.com and the price. The hotel is made up of a number of properties accessed via alleyways off Ocean Drive. There is no security inside the individual properties. Room was shabby with the wooden skirting boardsbadly skuffed and scraped, the fridge door dented, scruffy furnture. The room had...

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1Thank grahamf3
Aurora, CO
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I enjoyed my stay at the Congress South Beach Hotel. We chose the hotel because of the location on Ocean Drive and Trip Advisor reviews. I would recommend this hotel as a decent place to stay on Ocean Drive. The staff was very friendly and courteous to us. We got there very early in the morning (around 7:30) and the...

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3Thank Kcrho1
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

OK our room was nice, a suit with doors to both bedroom and bathroom with a nice size sitting area and kitchenette. The furniture can stand to be be updated and the corners could stand a good deep cleaning. With that being said I'll go back without hesitation. The rooftop bar , pool and view make it all worth it....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Booked through Vacation Rentals SOBE, this hotel is conveniently located in the middle of Ocean Drive and just a few steps away from the corner of 11th Street. As expected, our two bedroom suite (with two queen size beds and 2 bathrooms), may not be richly furnished and elegantly decorated like Versace's old Villa (a stone's throw away), but it...

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good luck trying to check into this hotel on time, the staff stand there texting on whatsapp without even acknowledging you when you walk up to the desk, speaking another language right in front of you & have absolutely no regard & don't apologise for the fact the room isn't ready when it should be. Tough luck! The rooms are...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $239 - $490 (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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#89 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“DON'T Stay here!!!!!!!!”
802MaryM802, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
Kcrho1, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“its in the middle of all the action it will be loud”
strawberry972c, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suggesting for the oceanview rooms”
815kalyana, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“not sure where the good rooms are but ours did not resemble the hotel pics”
Glescagirl38, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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