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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The room was spacious and comfortable, the bathtub was massive and so beautiful. The pool left something to be desired but the rooftop bar definitely made up for it! The staff was very friendly and the location could not be better.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty ok, nothing extremely special. I more than enjoyed my visit but that's cause I was hardly in the room. The location is phenomenal... full of restaurants and things to do. 2 minutes away from the beach! Such a fun night life in the area, full of lots of people ready to party so be ready! Rooms were ok, feel...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The rooms were very clean! Everyone was so nice and helpful , especially Miguel! Happy hour up at the pool was so much fun!! We partied like there was no tomorrow!! Can't wait to go back for spring break!

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long island
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a condo on second floor right above the noisy restaurant. The music is booming from 9 am until 2 am. Unless you r on spring break with your friends I would not stay here. We got steerable nights sleep Broken shower sprayer that never was fixed no matter how much we complained, bedroom was like being in a...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My girls and I spent a week in December in the hotel. First of all the staff at the desk were very helpful and polite. It was right on Ocean Drive and I think that depending on what you want its either the right location for you or not. If i was perhaps younger and not having a nervous breakdown...

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2Thank Glescagirl38
Bermuda
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our room smelt like marijuana. We complained twice to the front desk. Instead of forcing the offenders to stopped smoking, they offered us some smelly air freshener. Was a repeat customer but will no longer stay here.

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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. Manager, Congress Hotel South Beach

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fantasic time at this hotel. Excellent view, nice rooms, right in the middle of the action. Can get a little noisy at night though. Dont plan on sleeping in peace. Reception and facilities are small but the staff are always willing to assist.

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Beaufort
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Congress over the Christmas weekend, it was amazing and a true gem on SoBe. Samantha was a great help in reserving our room and ensuring it was great and Gene checked us in, gave us advice, and checked on us every time we hit the lobby. The room was amazing for the $$, our room was...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us this amazing review and rating regarding your recent stay at the Congress Hotel South Beach. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you next time you’re in town. Manager Congress Hotel South Beach

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Congress Hotel desperately needs a massive renovation -- both the hotel and most of the staff. Rooms and common areas are dirty and old; comforters have blood stains on them; and staff, with maybe one or two exceptions, is useless. In addition, location is very loud. This hotel might be worth the stay if it agreed to pay you. Otherwise,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Please accept our sincere apology for your experience. We want you to know that the comments we receive from our guests are taken very seriously and your suggestions will help us to improve our hotel. If I can be of further assistance please feel free to contact me. Manager Congress...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed in a junior suite at the very rear of the Deco (middle) block, 3 friends for 1 week. Good points - friendly, helpful staff, lovely small rooftop pool with views onto the beach - although I wonder how busy it might get in high season. Well located for Ocean Drive, the beach and Lincoln Road Mall. Huge choice...

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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
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  • Free Internet
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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: $246 - $530 (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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#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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