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London
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in the centre of town and close to the station. You cant really get away from the noise since many trains are passing and sounding their horns. On the other side of the hotel you have the trams and traffic of the main road. Competing with these noises is the live music on the ground floor,... More 

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Thank 356mike
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for letting our guests know what it's like in downtown Tucson. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

El Paso, Texas
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97 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a lot of fun in Down Town Tucson it was only a matter of time we got thirsty. Drop into the Tap Room for some cold refreshments. Hang out at the cool bar or go to the patio, its all good. Try the Margaritas made from scratch...WOW

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Thank Alejandro R
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. I'll let Tiger know. New Year's Eve is coming fast. Come join us for "Old Vegas" at Hotel Congress. More 

Nevada City, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a friend here for his 60th birthday. Out of dumb luck it happened to be the Tucson "All Soul's Day" party. (All Souls day is typically the day after Halloween, but for some reason it was the Sunday after - Halloween was on a Monday). Anyway, we started to get the sense something was going on when we saw... More 

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Thank Matthew C
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. You should come down to Hotel Congress for our "Old Vegas" New Year's Eve party. More 

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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fun, lots of history and possibly haunted. The rooms are on the small side and the volume is pumped up here. Don;t expect to relax and chill, the music is turned up and if you are lucky, you'll catch a concert in the bar. The Cup is a great place to have breakfast, excellent bloody marys too!

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Thank Jennifer G
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. You are correct the Cup is the best breakfast in Tucson. Look forward to seeing you at Hotel Congress again. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a very cool hotel. Not only has a lot of the décor from John Dillinger's era remained (or been restored) but where else do you see an old 1900s hotel with a Creature from the Black Lagoon billboard towering over it? The room was small and comfortable, with a good ceiling fan, AC, AM/FM radio and adequate bathroom.... More 

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Thank AlaskanSkydiver
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

San Diego CA
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The place was historic. So its old and funky. I loved it. The bartenders in the Taproom were great. Very attentive and interactive. They had live music which was also good. Outdoor patio was nice also. Its close to a quite a few bars and restaurants (walking). The room very comfortable. The bed surprised me. I didn't expect much but... More 

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Thank richhines
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our funky old hotel. I'm glad you were surprised by the bed. We strive to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Hope to see you again. More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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182 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

No matter how hot or cool it is, the patio is always a good place to sit, whether it is just for a drink, which you can get yourself at the bar that is just inside from the patio, or have it brought to you. Nice atmosphere, across the street from Maynard's Kitchen (which belongs to the same owners), and... More 

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Thank Laurence L
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoy our patio. Now that it should be cooling off, the patio will be that much more comfortable. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We knew, based on many reviews and disclaimers on the website, that this would be a very noisy hotel. They state very clearly: "We are an urban, historic hotel. Your room may be affected by plaza, nightclub, or street noise. We do not give discounts or refunds due to noise. Earplugs are available at the front desk. Or, better yet,... More 

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Thank Betty C
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback. Your right we DO have total control of the construction. My deepest apologies for the miscommunication that caused the noise outside of your room. Maybe we can see you again for brunch or a show in the future. More 

Houston, Texas
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218 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This great hotel was built in 1919. In 1934 a fire destroyed the third floor. At this time John Dillinger and his gang were seen fleeing the building. After the fire, the lobby was renovated in a very cool southwest Indian theme. There is also a very good restaurant and tap room. It is located directly across from the Amtrak... More 

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Thank Jim S
DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Thanks for pointing out the location of the Amtrak station also. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Historic hotel. The rooms may be small for some, but just how much room do you need to sleep. Location is fantastic. Beautiful lobby. Friendly staff. Good food and drink options right in the hotel. And no TV's, which is a plus in my book.

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DonHC, Hotel Rooms Manager at The Historic Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Why would you want to watch tv when there are so many fun things to do at the Hotel Congress? Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Congress is listed on the National Historic Hotel Registry. We pride ourselves on the many unique features we offer that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. This historic Tucson hotel transports you back in time. Some cynical city-slicker types might notice the absence of a television in any of our 40 rooms and feel slighted. But it’s intentional – we strive to maintain the Hotel’s original ambiance – from the iron bed to the vintage radio, from the comforting rumble of the nearby iron horse to the retro-style phone that actually connects to a switchboard at the front desk. All rooms are uniquely designed offering an original experience every time and unlike most historic hotels, all rooms have private bathrooms, free high speed internet, and a private guest lounge.The lounge offers our patrons a large-screen television with unlimited channels as well as free computer access. You can also enjoy the exclusive outdoor patio, where you can soak-up the Tucson sunshine year round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Historic Hotel Congress

Address: 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: €65 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Congress Hotel Tucson
The Historic Hotel Congress Tucson, Arizona
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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“the opposite end to the live music and preferably facing congress road and not the station.”
 of 5 bubbles 356mike, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just reviewing the restaurant and vibe.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewC301, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember - if you need to be up early, request a room as far away from Club Congress as possible and take advantage of the free ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles AlaskanSkydiver, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I choose a room away from the music.”
 of 5 bubbles richhines, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles 560laurencel, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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