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"Always enjoy my stay here. In walking distance to everything: beach, restaurants, shops, bar, etc. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 10 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Lummus Park Beach

On the beach

At this South Beach hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Art Deco Welcome Center and Lummus Park Beach, both steps away. Ocean Drive and Miami Beach Boardwalk are also within half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This romantic hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and valet parking. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 24 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and kitchenettes. Other amenities include MP3 docks, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Housekeeping is available on request.

Junior Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Congress Suites at the Strand ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.2 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Congress Suites at the Strand

Everyone (15) Couples (1) Family (3)
1 out of 5
First day no clean the room no change towels Second day clean the room but use the same sheets The door of the bedroom is fall

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 21, 2020 by RS

I am saddened to read your review regarding your recent with us. On behalf of the entire team I want to apologize for the inconveniences encountered and hope to welcome you back in the future.

5 out of 5
Always enjoy my stay here. In walking distance to everything: beach, restaurants, shops, bar, etc.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 27, 2019 by J

Memorable stays are composed of small and big details; thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback on your stay. We have taken all the things you mentioned into consideration and are always looking for ways to make our property better for our guests. We hope that you consider us on your next trip to Miami Beach.

2 out of 5
The views and location were great but I had a major leak coming from the floor above me thru the light fixture in my unit and when I complained about it all that was done was a guy mopped it and took a picture, they don’t move me or try to really help or reassure me of anything I didn't know if it was safe to turn lights on or off and what not, there was no communication I was told I would be contacted by the owner/manager and never was, ultimately I was really disappointed with my stay and would like my money back but I know that’s not gonna happen

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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1 out of 5
Room was dirty, furniture old and stained and unit in disrepair. Shower curtain did not even go around and water went everywhere. Not to mention we only had hot water the last night we were there. Front desk woman was rude, not to me but to other guests as we were checking in. Our room was right next to The Palace and was loud until 4am. AWFUL Property!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2019 by Manager

I am saddened to read your review regarding your recent stay at the Congress Suites. On behalf of the entire team I want to apologize for the inconveniences encountered.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2019 by Manager

Thank you for your rating.

2 out of 5
Hotel claims to include things that are NOT included. Be prepared to pay $100-300 extra for incidentals before check out. The receptionists are not from the hotel but contracted through an outside company so they can do Nothing to answer any questions or offer any help.

Posted by , from Texas on Aug 7, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2018 by Manager

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.

1 out of 5

DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!

The first 2 nights of stay my room keys never worked and I was always locked out of my room. THEY CHARGE $15 FOR HOUSEKEEPING TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM! Which is ridiculous because that is expected at all hotels to be complimentary! There is always someone different working the front desk and they never know what’s going on and NEVER communicate with each other. I asked for fresh towels and sheets multiple times and NEVER got them. There are NO pool towels available, if you want them you have to pay a deposit. Oh and every morning there is a loud cleaning crew power washing to grounds outside to wake you up around 8 or 9am. The only thing good about this hotel was the location.. that’s it. This place is the WORST HOTEL I’VE EVER STAYED IN!

Posted by , from New Jersey on Jun 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2018 by Manager

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.

2 out of 5
There was not any room cleanings.! The sliding doors didn’t lock, it was a dirty room.! The beds were barely big enough for two.! And they were very uncomfortable.! Plus it reaked of marijuana and people yelled all night in the motel.!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2018 by Manager

Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry to hear you were displeased with the room. 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

2 out of 5
The hotel was filled with gnats flying everywhere. The shower head had so much calcium or scum not sure what it was but it looked gross. The blinds had dead gnats trapped in them. The elevator stayed broke the entire 4 days we were there. Housekeeping never came to clean our room or bring clean towels we had to ask for these things. The pictures on the internet were deceiving.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018

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About the Congress Suites at the Strand

Location 1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Congress Suites at the Strand. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Miami Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Miami Intl. Airport (MIA) (17.6 km / 11 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Congress Suites at the Strand offers 24 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Deep soaking tub
  • MP3 dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Extra futon mattress (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

The Kitchen - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

La Baquette - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Amarillo - This restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Congress Suites at the Strand

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 50.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Offsite parking fee: USD 25.00 per day (0.3 mi away)
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 25 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Congress Hotel
  • Congress Hotel South
  • Congress South
  • Congress South Beach
  • Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
  • Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach
  • Congress Suites at the Strand Hotel
  • Congress Suites at the Strand Miami Beach
  • Congress Suites at the Strand Hotel Miami Beach

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.