We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Congress Hotel South Beach

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Congress Hotel South Beach
Congress Hotel South Beach
Panoramas (14)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Congress Hotel South Beach
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,163: English reviews
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I walked practically all of South Beach and visited about 8 or 9 hotels to pick the perfect hotel for my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday with her friends. I came across the Congress Hotel and they had me at Hello! Eleanor really went above and beyond and gave me a tour of several rooms and the pool area....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank joanne g
Manteca, California
Reviewed 17 October 2012

ABSOLUTE BEST STAFF & CUSTOMER SERVICE. Thank you for making my stay absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you to Supervisor Eleanor, Maria, and Sandra. I stayed at this gem of a hotel on 9/30/12-10/1/12 and I was sad to leave. I recommend this hotel to all that appreciate friendly staff and great customer service. The updated rooms and location are a steal!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RLP22
bronx
Reviewed 16 October 2012

I stayed at The Congress Hotel for Carnival Miami and It was awesome. I arrived at the hotel around 10am and the front desk staff were so helpful, the girl that checked me in even gave me a free upgrade! I had an early morning glass of champagne and was in my room by noon. They even gave me a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank msingh82
Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I had an amazing time at the Congress Hotel, it is in the heart of Miami Beach and it is just beautiful. The service was great! One of the managers, Eleanor went above and beyond for my friends and me and it was very much appreciated. The roof- top pool is great and the drinks are delicious. I couldnt have...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Julie G
Nancy R, General Manager at Congress Hotel South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time at our hotel.At The Congress Hotel South Beach, we pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are so glad that you were able to experience this first hand.

gueydan
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Louis, who is an employee at the Congress Hotel, went above and beyond his job description helping us. He did everything we asked with a smile, and helped to get my 91-year-old mother settled when we arrived. He was always willing to do whatever we asked in a timely manner. Whoever hired him knew what they were doing. The rest...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GueydanSusan
San Francisco
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Staff members were consistently friendly and helpful. Made a world of a difference when you stay there for a few days in a row. They respond right away and never hesitate to try their best in getting you what you need. They provide French Connection products and the hotel decor was clean and comfortable. We made the reservation through the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Olivia A
Kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I stayed at The Congress Hotel this past weekend while in town to attend The Miami One Caribbean Carnival. The location is great! Right in the middle of town and steps away from the beach. Check in was quick, I even got a glass of champagne to sip on while checking in. The staff was friendly and efficient. The only...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wshant83
new york
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I was a lil iffy staying here..but I gave it a shot!! Glad I did!!! First when I arrived, I felt the red carpet was taken out for me, Thanks to Louis. I proceeded to check in and Maria was great. She gave me a room in the Tropical building. I didn't know there were few buildings to the hotel....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ann m
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I never usually write reviews on any of the places that I've visited but I felt like I should write something on the Congress Hotel just because there are reviews here that I feel turn people away from the hotel. I went in July of this year (2012) with 2 of my girl friends and we absolutely LOVED every moment...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

this is a excellent place to go on vacation the stuff is at the top of their game, Sandra treated me the as if I was the only guessing the hotel love this place. And the hotel was clean! will be back next year if not sooner

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank laward01

1,015 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (609)
Viewed
View from Room (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (67)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (105)
Viewed
Room/Suite (145)
Viewed
Bathroom (39)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (190)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (368)
Viewed
Amenities (20)
Viewed
Beach (19)
Viewed
Deluxe Standard Suite (38)
Viewed
Junior Suite (50)
Viewed
Junior Suite Double (52)
Viewed
One Bedroom Partial Oceanview (67)
Viewed
One Bedroom Versace View (52)
Viewed
Pool (31)
Viewed
The Hotel (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Miami Beach hotels
0.2 km away
Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Hotel Breakwater South Beach
#98 of 206 in Miami Beach
1,636 reviews
0.1 km away
Clevelander South Beach Hotel
Clevelander South Beach Hotel
#45 of 206 in Miami Beach
1,217 reviews
0.3 km away
Casa Grande Suite Hotel of South Beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Leslie Hotel
Leslie Hotel
#41 of 206 in Miami Beach
498 reviews
0.3 km away
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
#44 of 206 in Miami Beach
993 reviews
0.3 km away
Pelican Hotel
Pelican Hotel
#24 of 206 in Miami Beach
1,122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Congress Hotel South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Jetsetter so you can book your Congress Hotel South Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Congress Hotel South Beach staff and other travellers.
15 questions
Ask a question
Seattle, Washington
10 months ago
Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Congress Hotel South Beach staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5