Congress Hotel South Beach  3 stars

1052 Ocean Drive, Miami, United States, 33139  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • My room was well appointed - Great views over the beach - Restaurant is pretty poor
  • Front desk staff is rude - Kitchenette was fabulous - Food was fantastic
  • Rooms were beautiful, small but very modern - Rooftop pool was amazing - No on-site parking
  • Service is nice and helpful - Two balconies in room - Close to restaurants, shopping and the beach
  • Bed was very comfortable - Shower and bathroom amenities were excellent - Staff is really nice


The 3-star Congress Hotel South Beach is situated in the heart of Miami. The unique hotel was built in 1934 and renovated in 2005.

A 20-minute walk from Bass Museum of Art, Holocaust Memorial and South Pointe Park, the hotel is set close to boutiques, golf courses. Steps away from such Miami attractions as Bal Harbor Beach, Lummus Park Beach and Art Deco Private Walking Tour.

5km to the Miami airport.


All 65 modern rooms offer satellite TV, CD player and iHome as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower. They boast modern-style decor and offer a microwave, kitchenware and a fridge.


The Oceanfront restaurant offers delicious dishes.


A lift, parking and a tour desk as well as 24-hour reception, concierge service are available at the hotel.


Leisure facilities include barbeque grills, a rooftop pool and a golf course. Active tourists will enjoy jet skiing, snorkeling provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 35 per day.

Number of rooms   69.

Distance to:

  • City center Miami - 5.9 mi
  • Airports: Miami International Airport (MIA) - 9.7 mi, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) - 20.3 mi
  • Train stations: Bayfront Park Station - 3.6 mi, Miami Airport Station - 8.1 mi
  • Bus stop - 1000 ft
  • Restaurants: The Clevelander Bar (Cuisine: American, Asian, Latin) - 100 ft, Ocean's Ten (Cuisine: American) - 200 ft
  • Parks Lummus Park Beach - 300 ft
  • Beaches: Bal Harbor Beach - 500 ft, South Beach - 600 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Solarium
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Sun terrace
Room view
  • City view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Sofa bed
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette
  • iPod docking station



from  11 am


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed

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Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
View: City view
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    Bed type: King Size Bed
    View: Ocean view
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      Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Versace Mansion
            400 ft
          Popular areas
          • Art Deco District
            400 ft
          • South Beach Miami
            4000 ft
          Shopping areas
          • Score
            4000 ft
          • Flamingo Park
            2700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • South Pointe Park
            1.0 mi
            1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
          • Holocaust Memorial
            1.1 mi
            1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach
          • Miami Beach Botanical Garden
            1.1 mi
            2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
          • Bass Museum of Art
            1.2 mi
            2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach
          • Miami City Ballet
            1.2 mi
            2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach

          Near the hotel

          • South Beach
            600 ft
            Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
          • Lummus Park Beach
            300 ft
            Ocean Drive, Miami
          • Bal Harbor Beach
            500 ft
            Collins Ave, Miami Beach
          • The Villa by Barton G.
            600 ft
            1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
          • The Wolfsonian - Florida International University
            800 ft
            1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
          • Miami Beach Cinemateque
            1000 ft
            1130 Washington Avenue, south side, ground floor, Miami Beach
          • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)
            1300 ft
            1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Clevelander Bar

            68% likes this, based on 463 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Asian, Latin
            Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

            100 ft
            1020 Ocean Drive

            Phone: 305.531.3485

          • Ocean's Ten

            Cuisine: American

            200 ft
            960 Ocean Drive

            Phone: 305-604-1999

          • Mango's Tropical Cafe

            62% likes this, based on 443 reviews
            Cuisine: Caribbean
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 35

            400 ft
            900 Ocean Dr

            Phone: 305-673-4422

          • Kitchen Restaurant

            300 ft
            1024 Ocean Drive

            Phone: 305-672-2472

          • La Baguette

            Cuisine: French

            300 ft
            1052 Ocean Drive

          Congress Hotel South Beach Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Congress Hotel South Beach

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 113 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            The location was good right in the middle of south beach.The staff were brilliant and very helpful even recommended the best restruant I have eaten in Miami Joe Stoen Crabs

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Great location, next to the Versace mansion. We had an early flight and the staff was able to give us a room as soon as we arrived. The restaurant downstairs was great! Had 2 for 1 drinks and the food was delicious. Good place to go with friends or with your significant other.

            The rooms are not as big as they appear. The elevators are very slow.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            the location

            Wi-fi internet and phone was available in room. This could not be fixed by staff and no accomidations were made when complaint was made. This was not cool since i booked this hotel based on advertisement of wifi so i could complete work for my job and school. Also there were many hidden fees not advertised on your web.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers


            room service is non existent. Front desk never answer phone!! Finally I ordered ice and was promised I'll get in 5 minutes but never got it!!! Service is extremely poor.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It was convenient to the beach and other nice areas. My room was really big!

            I did not like that i was able to hear people putting away chairs and tables at 5am and then moving them back out at 7am. (Tables and Chairs from the restaurant below or near by)

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The hotel room was excellent the beach was right across the street and it was right on the strip of the restaurant bars and clubs. Some shopping stores were within the vicinity as well. The taxes on these rooms will definitely bring the rate up to the regular rate so it was like paying for it off thee hotel website so I didn't save any money by booking it under the site.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            relaxing on the rooftop pool overlooking the Ocean View and location

            Cleanliness of the room, A/C not working

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Proximity to the ocean

            Tardiness in the preparation of the room, staff was not very friendly, wrong key Was given to room after long wait

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Perfect location on ocean drive right in the heart of south beach life, roof top pool had splendid views over the beach

            • Average rating
          • Single

            1-No shampoo or conditioner 2-bathroom door broke 3-Internet failed 4-no reception on cell phone in room 4-no toilet paper or tissue (wtf?!) 5- there's a guy knock on door every morning to ask for minibar, wish they had the same enthusiasm on improving house keeping services!! By far, this hotel was beyond not liking, very disappointing. Especially on issue with toilet paper!! Oh, and 6- I was on my own for 4 nights, hotel tried to charge me tax for 2 people, its at least 50 bucks I shouldn't have to pay!! Its all a joke!! Wouldn't go back for sure!

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The roof top pool is amazing with the view of Ocean Drive and the ocean.The rooms are all standard with a full fridge, freezer, Oven, microwave and stove, dishwasher and sofa with living room area.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Excellent location. Right on Ocean Dr. and on the beach. Lots to do and see within walking distance.

            Very few amenities. No ice, vending. Very poor housekeeping. Never replaced things like towels and coffee. Didn't clean the room two of the five days. Pictures are deceiving, room was much smaller.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Theis hotel soooo nice. The location is excellent the room was very nice and modern and clean and it is comfortabel. The reception was freindly

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The comfort and size of the bedroom - kindness of the luggage staff

            My junior suite was good - the view from the balcony was nice but the exhaust of several ac below my floor prevent me from enjoying the view and from using the balcony - I was on the 5th floor and would have been very unhappy on lower floors - front desk staff could be a little more welcoming

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The roof top pool the bed pillows the bath tub

            The front desk. That is the first think u deal with and they were so not helpful nor did they care. It makes your experience sour from the start of your vacation. They need to be more accommodating toward the guest fell wanting

            • Average rating
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