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Overall experience was decent. Other reviews prepared us for the loud music that goes on until 2am so it wasn't a problem. We stayed in one of the historic rooms which was cool (they even had an old-style radio!). The bathroom was tiny and difficult to navigate because of that. But I have 0 regrets.
Attended a Ingress event. Though there was a huge crowd the service was fantastic and fast. Drinks and food were delivered fast and very professional about accommodating people who had no table. Will definitely recommend a busy soon. The hotel looks great and large enough to not feel packed like fish in a can.
Our experience at the Cafe was great. We had excellent service the entire time and both the food and wine were excellent. The atmosphere is also great and we just had a lot of fun.
Met up with family and friends at Congress and had an absolute blast. Excellent bartenders that are phenomenal at mixing drinks. The beers in the Tap Room were a good variety and not too pricey on that Saturday night! We got to dance inside and outside since they have 2 dancefloor. Excellent DJs in both! It's no wonder the place was packed.
Great historic hotel / club. The rooms are classic, which means expect a historic for stay. There are no televisions in the rooms, old fashioned fixtures / plumbing, and the charm that comes with a historic location! The club can be loud, so if you want a modern environment mixed with classic, this is the place! Love it here.
Hotel Congress is the definition of the Tucson nightlife scene and no trip, bar hopping downtown, is complete without a visit here, whether you're a local or just a visitor to the city. Come during the day and take in the history, or arrive at night and experience and active and lively scene at their Club Congress. A good beer selection with a variety of local brews, experienced and talented bartenders, and a guarantee of live music every Friday and Saturday makes this place popular with a young, college crowd as well as older working professionals. Personally, I've never tried the restaurants, but the rooms here are historic, leading them to be quaint and bare - it's worth staying here if you expect to be spending a lot of time downtown or just to say you did it once: but don't expect much out of your stay, as more comfortable hotels are abound elsewhere in the city. Some nights you can find the club extremely crowded, making service impossible, but Tucson could never be considered the same without this local establishment.
I don't like drinking downtown because the drink prices are absurd. That being said, Congress is generally a good time with decent service. We did have a bartender do something that I didn't appreciate. I asked for a gin on the rocks with a lemon. I did not get a lemon, so I asked nicely for a lemon wedge. She then threw two lemons straight into my gin. I thought it was rude gesture. I squeeze my lemon then throw it away. Most bars don't wash the fruit, so that seems gross to me. They got rid of the good Sunday drink specials. Sad. The Sunday night closing bartender is nice and professional though.
Hotel Congress is the one place I go where having to pay a cover at the door doesn't give me pause. Every time I go to hear live music or hang out I always have a good time. The drinks are good and the people are friendly. It is my go to happy hour spot and I've danced the night away there many times.
Good bars, good food although a little pricey, staff was awesome and nice. I had a great time.
A good dining experience to start the day can set the whole tone for the hours that follow. The cup cafe in hotel Congress delivered in spades. Excellent service, delectable food, fantastic bloody mary, and historic atmosphere all combined to make for a very satisfying beginning to a day of discovery. Expectations exceeded. Will return when visiting again without question.
Some day it might be the new home for better things to come like a non- profit organization for the mother less or them that were never taught of our FATHER GOD in HEAVEN AND HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST AND ALL HIS PROMISES IN THE TRUTH WICH IS THE HOLY BIBLE. MATTHEW-12:47,48,49,50(47) Then one said unto him. Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.(48) But he answered and said unto him that told him. Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?(49) And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and, said, Behold my mother, and my brethren!(50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father WICH is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister and mother. To me that's better than remembering all the bad that has taken place in that hotel in HONOR OF ORPHAN SISTER TERESA PARKER REST IN PEACE!!!!God willing!!!!!😉😂
We went to Hotel Congress for my daughter's 21st birthday and they were wonderful. We got a room since we live across town and were doing a pub crawl. The room was wonderful and clean. We started with dinner at their restaurant and the food was so amazing! The hotel even helped pay for parking and gave my daughter some drink vouchers. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the hotel.
031917 update: Another great experience. First impression 'high level people - experts and professionals' wanting their guest to have a great time'. The result: we had a good time. I look forward to a return trip. It only takes 1.3 hours from Phoenix. We had so much fun. This is a great historic hotel. The people and accommodations are exceptional. We came here (spent Saturday night) and we walked into this huge 'under wear party'. What were we to do ? We entered into the fun and danced and laughed till 2 am. I'm so impressed with this setting.
Quaint old school hotel right in the heart of downtown Tucson. Hotel Congress is a party hotel as theyre always holding events in the lobby bar and the outside patio. The rooms are small but it's a historic hotel that is over 100 years old.. Cannot beat the location though
It's an old historic venue. I loved the architecture and appreciate the condition it's maintained in. The staff is so friendly. The only issue I have is that I wish they had more seating for the comedy show. Half the room was standing.
Went here for a few concerts as part of a metal festival. It was a little tough to navigate as a visually impaired person, as even during the day the place seems a little dark and dingy, but certainly that's on purpose. The staff was mostly friendly, and the bartenders were attentive. The fact that they were willing to host these concerts was fantastic, as was their extensive patio. My only complaint is that the joint had a strong smell that wasn't always pleasant.
I came to the hotel for a wedding. The wedding services were great. They kept to the tables clean and maintained food and other services. Not everyone was super personable but that was completely understandable as they probably deal with lots of stuck up people. I gave them a five-star because of how professional and wonderful the people at the hotel Congress were.
Really loved the old hotel, great atmosphere, good location. Concert room/club was very cool, but speakers were a bit overpowering.
Would go back!
The "Club Congress" area is a great venue for live music, it also turns into a dance club when no bands are playing. The Cup Cafe in house restaurant is delicious. Bloody Mary Bar till around 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The bars have a decent beer selection. It can get very crowded on weekend nights though. Only real complaint is the lack of bathrooms for the hundreds of people they have on the weekends.
As far as clubs go, there really isn't anything compared to club congress. It's historical and looks amazing without having a large amount of strange characters lurking about. The clientele are youthful and I enjoyed my time here. The drinks arent bogusly over priced and the cover is reasonable if any. I'd go back.
Seating for Cup Cafe was not very fast but when seated our waiter was very quick to get us drinks and take our orders. The food we ordered cane out surprisingly quick and so did our drinks. I have been to Cup Cafe for both breakfast and dinner and have never been disappointed in the food. They have a great menu and every item is quite delicious.
I liked the feel of this old hotel...located in an area that is seeing a revival. Close to the train station. Good bar. And a great place to see live music. And a good cafe also! The staff were also accommodating and professional. I would definitely stay here again. Just a thing about the rooms, they are small, like hotel rooms used to be...so don't get all worked up about that.
It's a cute historic hotel in downtown Tucson, AZ. John Dillinger was arrested on site in the early 20th century, so there is a lot of that history put into the look of the hotel.
The staff is friendly and courteous. The restaurant is amazing. Drinks are always well made.
Overall a wonderful place to visit.
Stayed there over Halloween and we were lucky enough to get a room facing Congress, not the courtyard. It was still pretty loud. Good place to go if you are planning on being out late, but probably not a great choice for a relaxing evening. Cool atmosphere though, and good drinks. The restaurant is alright for dinner. I hear their breakfast is great.
We came for dinner at The Cup on a busy Saturday night. We waited about 15 minutes past or reservation time, but our server was very attentive once we were seated. He told us of the specials, one being a pepper encrusted New York strip in a brandy cream sauce. Despite the steak not really being encrusted (there were peppercorns in the sauce), it was delicious. It was served with broccoli rob and garlic potatoes. I ordered mine medium rare, it came out medium.
We also had dessert. I had the key lime pie and my friend enjoyed a thick piece of blueberry. Quite tasty!
Very well kept hotel for its age. This hotel has the right blend of being comfortable enough to enjoy your stay but not so much that you not leave your room. Located in heart of downtown, lots of nice social activities to try out. The Hotel is full of fun nooks to sit and have fun with friends, some are just right for two. I will use this for my center of discovery of downtown activities again in the future. The events are very appealing. So far have attended an art show and a fashion show featuring Frances Esparza dresses...Very well done show.
The place is huge! I love how's there's multiple bars and rooms and a huge outdoor space. Itd be nice to have more bathrooms since it's so big. The drinks are good and a very diverse crowd. I recommend checking online before you go for the night to see who's playing live. Sometimes there's a cover charge, other times there isn't. The line can get really long once school is in town but the good news you can wait in line and enter from the patio or the front entrance. Nice DJ and dance floor but not really their strong point
After waiting over 30 minutes we discovered they lost our party of 5 on the waiting list. When I talk to the girls up front about it, they said there was nothing they could do and we would have to wait an additional 45 minutes. After one of the men in our party went up and talked to them, they were suddenly able to work some tables around to accommodate us. The service and food at the table was excellent, and we had no other issues.
Such a great place! Very hip and polite staff. Great live music and other events. I stayed once, and everything in the room was as you would imagine it would have been in the 1800's. The bed was comfortable and I slept like a baby. You can walk just about anywhere downtown from here, but you don't have to, because this place is so cool.
I was there for dancing and drinks. They had more that one bar and service was acceptable. I could tell the bartender was new to the trade. Outdoor dance floor is big . It was a Friday and they played a Latin song or two and then changed over to older music. I had a good time.
Very friendly staff. Handled my party so well, really appreciated the attention to detail. Excellent food, value priced, good parking for my guests. Recommended.
What a fun place! Yes, it's noisy until about 2am, but the atmosphere and proximity to 4th Ave make it worth staying up late and being out and about. Also great? No televisions in the rooms. Can't say enough about the place!
I stayed here with some friends on a Saturday night so Club Congress was hopping. If you're expecting a quiet night and a wonderful nights rest this might not be the best place to stay on a weekend. If you're going out for the night or day it's in a great location. The rooms weren't extravagant but in our room (234) the view was really nice, right across from the Rialto. Great experience overall.
My friend and I were walking by when ee heard a live band playing. Sounded great so we stopped in. My friend was thrilled to find they served a wine that she loved instead of the poor "wine" found at the average bar. Great experience! Can't wait to go back soon!!
I visited Hotel Congress for a professional conference. Dinner was served family style, which is unusual for these events, but the food seemed to be very fresh and more interesting than the standard conference fare. Service from the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. The bar serves a nice selection of lovely local wines which was a pleasant surprise. Parking is a problem. The downtown area is chaotic for anyone unused to narrow, crowded, one-way streets that are furthers clogged with construction and a random streetcar. It was horribly frustrating attempting to find my way through the downtown maze to find reasonably close parking. I would up hiking in from some distance in heels. 5 stars for the hotel. 1 for the parking situation outside the hotel.
I had breakfast at the Cafe inside the Hotel Congress. Although the menu was extensive, i went for the two egg, sausage, potato standard. The breakfast was very good, taking this standard meal to a new level. Especially the potatoes, excellent! The service was equally impressive, exceeding my expectation at every opportunity. If you are ever in downtown Tucson, don't miss out on this great experience.
Very cute, popular local spot with tons of history. Went for brunch with friends and enjoyed the ambiance. Bloody Mary bar had a long wait and wasn't really worth it. The standard order bloody was plenty tasty. The desserts stole the show! All of them at our table were outstanding.
John was our waiter and he was great. We were there for breakfast and had an amazing meal. I had the brioche french toast and added blueberries, it was delicious. I enjoyed there fresh coffee and John brought lots of cream, awesome service. The atmosphere of the place was perfect and it's right downtown. I recommend parking at maynards across the street if street parking is full.
We've been to Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress several times and always enjoy it! They have a great patio for when the weather isn't too hot. It's a great place to order several appetizers to share (love the papas fritas!) and they have delicious sandwiches, too. If you're just visiting the area, be sure to add this to your itinerary!
Arrival by train was late but super short walking distance from station and friendly reception took that edge off. Received great service and fresh delicious food from in-house restaurant/bar. Room accommodations were awesome...historical furnishings, atmosphere, cleanliness and comfortable king-sized bed. Complimentary ear plugs provided had us prepared for interupped sleep but did not need them. Thoughtful touch though for the just-in-case. Will return!
We stayed one night and loved it. We will use this hotel any time we visit Tucson in the future. The room was clean, and there was a lot more entertainment at the hotel than we thought. The music was great, the food was great, and all the staff was friendly and helpful. What a great place. It exceeded my expectations.
Usually a good time with friends and a good place to meet people. Always packed. Venue is nice. Would not recommend going on Fridays unless you are into Mexican music. Not a big fan of the DJ in the courtyard.
The Hotel Congress is an old historical place. Over the years they have worked to keep it looking like it did when it opened in the early 1900s. I love all of the old pictures of Old Tucson hanging on the walls throughout the hotel. I had lunch at the Cup Cafe. We had to wait about 25 minutes to get in but it was well worth it. The cafe is a small place to eat. There is a patio that is available for seating. Even though it was lunch time I decided to have breakfast, breakfast is available 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. . I ordered the trout Benedict, the trout is smoked right outside in a smoker on the premises. My meal was cooked to perfection. My fruit and vegetables were fresh and I could tell that the coffee had just been brewed. I can hardly wait to go back!
Went to hear the jazz group, today a duet, named Tucson Hot Club. My friend and I also enjoyed brunch in The Cup, the restaurant . Food was fresh, plated pleasingly, served in timely way.
We were treated by a friendly and helpful waitress, Amanda.
I ordered a bloody Mary at the bar in foyer. Nice barmaid, Rebecca, was fun, good sense of humor, and added all the cheese ,veggie etc. I asked her put in drink.
Glad ,once again
At 100 years old, the hotel has great history, including John Dillinger as one of it's guests! There are several bars, a cafe with its own bar, lots of tables outside, a small ballroom for events, and a larger area for shows and events. The food is delicious and their monthly Retro Game Show Night is a full-on blast! I've never stayed in the rooms but having briefly seen one, they look pretty small.
Love this place! Lunch food and service was great, and staff was both clearly enjoying their jobs and very anxious to please their customers. I got a cup instead of a bowl of soup by mistake but our waitress quickly noticed, brought me the bowl and my wife ate the cup (a delicious buttery squash and spinach porridge). She also insisted we not be charged for this mistake too. I was really thirsty from riding around with our convertible down and the waitress understood without me even asking and kept refilling my ice water glass as soon as it was empty. The atmosphere was what I imagine a 1930's coffeeshop to be but better. The lobby was a history lesson too. We will be back soon!
The Hotel Congress is a beautiful historical landmark in Tucson. Photos of the old gangsters who hung out here in the 1920s can be found in the lobby, guest rooms remain decorated in the art deco style, and the food at the Cup Cafe is amazing! Social events on the back patio are always worthwhile, partially due to the beautiful weather and views, but also because you know you'll be surrounded by good people.
I got in as a guest of a friend who has a Gold Card for Club Congress , which means I didn't have to pay the cover to get in.
Hotel Congress is a grand looking building with a spacious and well-lit lobby with drinks and snack bars. The patio area out back has both table seating and a dancing area with a DJ tent. Inside, there's a cafe with bar, an indoor dance room with bar, and a tap room (obviously with bar). In the larger rooms such as the dance room and the lobby, it doesn't feel too crowded, but seating can be scarce in the Tap Room and Cafe. I only stayed on the first floor, so I can't vouch for the quality of hotel rooms. Beer selection is fair, and they have a full selection of cocktail drinks. Club Congress is one of the most popular spots in Downtown Tucson, so the line to get in is long, and the crowds inside are large and loud. I rated it three stars because while the establishment itself was lovely, my experience felt congested from the sheer number of people and party fouls afoot.
Fridays are the best days to go if you like latin nights. Saturdays are good too. The Cup Cafe is a restaurant there that is great for brunch
My partner and i go here for breakfast every week or two. Brought our dog with us last time and they brought water for her too. My favorite item on the menu is the Trout Benedict and a Latté to drink. So good. My partner is vegan and really enjoys their tofu scramble, I'd have to say its pretty dang good too. Love Hotel Congress. Thank you for the great experience every time.
Awesome place. Nice patio. Excellent food. We went for brunch. The wait was very long because we had a large party, but it was a great experience overall.
Right in the middle of the party! If you are partying all night until the noise stops then stay here. If you want peace and quiet, stay elsewhere. As long as you know that ahead of time you'll like it.
I have more pictures from previous visits and a hotel stay before I moved to Tucson, but it's definitely a wonderful place to visit with many different cozy spaces in which to congregate. I did a "Taste of Tucson" tour where the history of the structure, later painting of interior and wood elements (by somewhat of an 'itinerant' painter who traveled painting these deco hotels....I wonder if he did The Landmark in Liberal, Kansas?), Tap Room, etc. were verbally illustrated within the space and made the experience now and in the future that much richer. I believe it can be "vocal" in some rooms due to location of the music, though when I stayed here I didn't notice it. The coffee shop had a nice and interesting menu, and the pennies in the floor are mesmerizing. They remind me of the 'Mixed Up Files' bathing in the fountain image of what the two kids saw (through water) when diving/bathing (for money) in the Fountains within the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All for the cost of a hamburger!
I hung out at the Cup Cafe. Marty, the bartender was knowledgeable and helpful with taking my order, finding good pairings with alcohol and food, friendly guy. The food was fast and tasty. I got the fish and chips. The beer suggested was an excellent match. Had a dessert before leaving. Lemon raspberry cheesecake! Made in house and packed with flavor! Loved the overall experience.
All in one awesome spot in downtown Old Pueblo. You have a cafe with full menu and bar. Lovely outside Tucson fall nights can be enjoyed in the patio. Which actually plays to a full audience during festivals and music shows. Inside you'll find the venue, which hosts a side bar and full bar for dancing and music. Most importantly......you *HAVE* to check out Tigers bar. If you get a chance to ever meet him, just say hi.
Great location in downtown Tucson. Rooms are old fashioned, smaller than a typical hotel, but pretty awesome. The rooms are directly above a loud and active bar scene which is fantastic for those of us that like bar scenes. However, it's pretty noisy all night if you're not into that. Overall, 5 stars.
The Hotel Congress might be one of the coolest places I've ever been to in my life. This is definitely a Rock n' Roll hotel and a must for any Tucsonan to stay in once in their life. My husband and I honeymooned at the hotel and made my special day even better!! You'll adore your stay.
A quality historic site, the Hotel Congress features several attractions from the fantastic Cup Cafe to the well curated bar room and the phenomenal rooms for rent. Be sure to check out the various flyers and social media posts for the numerous local events and bands hosted at the location, as there is almost always an attraction worth the experience. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for the Cafe, and the staff are always friendly and helpful.
Overall a great lunch but a bit pricey. Still it is to be expected in the downtown area and with such a famous locale. Great information about the history of the hotel in different events that have occurred. Cafe also provides vegan options for those that need it. Desert was good.
There are multiple bars and rooms with a large outdoor space. I went here a lot in college and always make a point to stop by whenever I'm back in town. They sometimes have a cover, but the drinks are cheap. If you don't like the music in one space, you can always go to another room for a different vibe. Luckily, it's also really close to a bunch of other bars/lounges downtown if you want to hop around. Empire is down the street for late night food, which is really convenient.
This place was awesome. It has a fantastic atmosphere for drinks, and the staff was super nice. The bartender we had made some amazing drinks as well. If you are looking for a chill place to kick back and have a few...I highly suggest this place.
Stayed with my husband last month after Christmas. The staff were friendly. Wish they had a TV in the rooms. I will say it was very loud but again it’s because they have a club downstairs. So if you don’t like loud noise then don’t stay. My husband and I would stay again and we plan on staying there at least once a month for us time. It was a nice get away even though we live in Tucson. Being downtown was nice because we didn’t have to drive anywhere to eat since there’s so many places to eat downtown. Made it convenient for us. The food at Hotel Congress was really good as well.
I've only been there a few times, but it never disappoints. This time we went for my brother-in-laws birthday and we all had a great time. The bar was packed, but the line moved pretty quickly and it drinks were made in great time, even my favorite Harry Potter shot, awesome as always. The staff is super friendly, especially with being as busy as they were. The music was great for both dancing and just listening to.
Excellent place to go. It's historic, but offers contemporary options. Great dining with creative selections. Priced reasonably.
It can get a little busy, but is a great experience.
They have special events throughout the year, which are worth looking into. We went to Dillinger Days and $30/ person for a nice brunch and front row seating of the reenactment was a very reasonable price. We had a great time, even if it was unseasonably cold.
Hotel Congress is historic and where John Dillinger was hiding out when they caught him. It also has great aesthetics, one of the best breakfasts in Tucson (Cup Cafe), ans a beautiful back patio in the heart of downtown. This place turns in to a bar and dance club when it gets later, and you can have a lot of fun if you're looking for the perfect place to go out to.
Very cool place but it is loud do if your s light sleeper, like me, don't plan on getting much sleep. That being said I'm still glad I went. It's a great place to check out for the history alone. The Cup Cafe is phenomenal! Go for the fish tacos over the fish dinner. Had quiche of the day for breakfast that was wonderful and they're putting cup is true old fashioned pudding. Not the stuff out of the box!
Did not stay here, just came for breakfast. Bloody Mary bar is amazing - and I don't like Bloodys - for these I make an exception. Superb local ingredients used in breakfast. Fun and funky atmosphere. Server was fun and made us feel like locals. Next time will sit outside to take advantage of patio. Also, lots of fun music and comedy events happening here. Can't wait to go back.
Hotel Congress. Historical, has a great John Dillinger connection. Rooms are updated, yet still has that 1930's vibe. Great management and ghosts to boot. Can't go wrong here, plus it outs you in the middle of the booming downtown/4th avenue scene with many popular clubs, restaurants, and attractions. Directly on the street car line.
Decent hotel in downtown Tucson with a great location and happening bars downstairs. The walls/windows are super thin and depending on the night you're there, music could be playing until 2am or later (outdoor patio music was going until 2am on a Monday night but ended at 10pm on a Tuesday night). $6 daily parking at a nearby garage, walking distance from the Sun Link to take you to campus, and dozens of walking distance restaurants/bars. The bathroom was so small that I could not actually sit comfortably on the toilet. If you stay, try to get a room on Congress St side on the west side (Cup Cafe side) and hope nothing is playing late at Rialto Theater. If you're only staying 1-2 nights, this isn't bad but if you're staying longer, just know that you'll have late nights and even later mornings.
Only at & drank at the outdoor restaurant. Did not stay at the hotel. Restaurant was excellent. Drinks were great. It was a true "scene" at night with hundred of people, loud music & partying. Lots of fun.
LOVE this hotel. I love that they have kept the historic feel. The rooms have old fashioned phones and radios. It is said to be haunted... Which is definitely my jam. Great vibes and energy; amazing Cafe and Bloody Mary bar starting at 10 a.m. each morning. The hotel has The Tap Room (a separate bar from the hotel lobby), and a club Congress that holds tons of events and live entertainment. I can't wait to go back!
Really cool atmosphere. Everything from the lobby to the rooms have an antique charm. It would be nice if they fully validated parking. The walls are also vintage/thin which makes it difficult to sleep when it's party Central downstairs on the weekends until 2am, with people finally settling down by 5am.
Went for breakfast at hotel Congress and it was delicious! The building is amazing and I wish I could have time to look around more. As for the food it tasted fresh and flavorful. The service was quick and friendly. My only problem was the heat from the umbrellas but it wasn't terrible for midday Tucson heat.
About 10 a.m. on Memorial Day. Food is good. A little bit more interesting than I prefer. If you like interesting food I think you'll like this place. But if you want mom Paul kettle Hometown cooking. Not so much
A very unique historical hotel. If you're into history it's worth checking out. There's rumors that it may be haunted, but the most we experienced was the hair on our neck standing up when we passed a room on the second floor
The attached bar was fun, and gets busier later at night. Customers are friendly enough that we struck up conversions with a few different groups.
We were on a road trip, so we could only spend one night, but will be staying there again on our next pass through town.
Brunch here is absolutely delightful! There are a number of delicious options, including vegetarian choices. The chilaquiles are great, as are the cast iron skillet eggs, and the deposition (pancakes). The breakfast cocktails are uniformly great as well -- they have all the standards along with some unique drinks.
A historic hotel downtown Tucson it has two bars and a great restaurant called the cup. I have lots of good memories here. Don't forget to order my favorite drink called the "Harry Potter". It is served as two shots and comes flaming with some sparkling sugar and cinnamon and is extinguished with a clap from the bar tender who invented it, if you're lucky to be there while he is working. Some say the hotel is haunted. I know I'll be haunting it, at least while I'm alive... Because it's great!
Had breakfast with my mother who was visiting for the week. Chose the Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress as the place to eat. The greeter was amazing and seared us next to a window, practically reading my mother's mind (she also had a super cool haircut). The waitress was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! Always a favorite place to go!
DELICIOUS!! LOVED OUR SERVER and LOVED the HAM & THREE CHEESE QUICHE!! I wish I took a picture, but I was so hungry.. worth every penny & every trip around the city block to find parking (come to find out, there is a public parking garage right across the street). Im going back!!
Absolutely fun place! The music atmosphere is a blast and the decor is niche. It is loud, as advertised, but that didn't bother us as we had just come from a rock concert across the street. The staff is friendly and the rooms were clean. Would definitely stay again!
Quaint, historic hotel that looks authentic to the time period it was built. One of the oldest hotels in the Tucson area. Located in the midst of the downtown area. Don't expect swank. The restaurant Cup Cafe is worth a try. Great food and cozy atmosphere. Indoor and patio dining areas.
I was there visiting my kids who are going to the U of A. They took me out to party at the Hotel Congress. Great place. Bartenders were friendly and fast. The Hotel Congress is in the perfect location downtown. Highly recommend this place.
Great historic hotel, amazing food and drinks, and always helpful staff. The rooms are true to the era and a little on the small side, but comfortable and well decorated. The cafe is convenient and well priced, and the food is top notch. Lots of interesting options on the menu. All of the bartenders are pros that can make a great variety of tasty cocktails. Recommended place to stay if you are in Tucson, especially for a show at the Rialto or the club in the Congress.
Party hotel. Amazing concerts. My favorite concert was Covenant earlier this year. If you are staying here it isn't for sleep ;) John Dillinger died here and the hotel still has that good ole saloon feel. The Cup Cafe down in the lobby has the most delectable brunch on Sunday but you'll need to purchase the variety of mimosas from the bar outside the cafe and bring them in. You also cannot make reservations for Cup Cafe unless you are actually staying at the hotel. The hotel has a ban on bringing in your own alcohol, too, so don't expect a bottle opener in your room. You can purchase good quality whisky and tequila in your room, though it's not cheap. One room has no shower just the 1950s style bath with a tub, which is still fun as it looks out onto the outside courtyard across from the train station where you can hear all the acoustic and electric entertainment lineup. If you are used to modern upscale and you want to sleep before 3:00 am, this is not your hotel type. But if you enjoy old world style, luxury cowboy feels, and replicas of the old cable switchboards, like those in the lobby, you'll find The Congress Hotel is your oasis among cookie cutter digs in a perfect location.
Love the hotel, incredible staff. Really Incredible. So why 3 stars?!?! Simple: air conditioner would only get the room to about 80 degrees at night. Not fun!! If they can get the A/C working well every time and sound proof the rooms a bit more from the street noise, I would give 5 stars. Cool, kitschy hotel. I will try again when I'm in town and it's during the cooler season.
There was 4 of us last night. We went down town for the second Saturday of the month shin dig. We went to several bars. Hotel congress had a band playing there called Joy Wave. They were sold out when we got there but you could here it in the next room. Nice air conditioning. It was warm out. We had drinks. Stayed inside a while then sat on the patio out back by the street. Large patio area. Would be nice if they had some sort of cooling out there. Fans or a misting system. Over all it was nice. Have never stayed in one of the rooms there, but I would like to sometime. Oh and I heard part of the hotel is haunted. Booo [
Honestly the place was really cool and the food looked delicious from looking what others got. It was super busy when we got there but our 45 minute wait time was only cut to about 15 since it was a apart of 2. so that was nice. No complaints about food or service but the reason I only gave it 4 stars was because the place is cramped. you will be a foot apart from the people next to you. You wont be having a normal conversation without hearing everyone elses.
Hotel Congress is absolutely amazing! It makes you feel like you took a step back into time. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay at Hotel Congress again! Can't wait..... :)
We had a very large brunch group following a wedding the night before, and rain threatened, meaning they couldn't seat us outside. They were very accommodating and opened the bar area to manage to seat us. Brunch was excellent and the staff was great. Would definitely return if I'm forced to go to Tucson again.
It has a great atmosphere. Great music for everyone. Location makes it easy to explore downtown Tucson. We haven't stayed the night, yet. We would just go there for the good times.
The venue is fun, but the hotel itself would not have been nice even in 1919. It is DEFINITELY not worth $115 per night. If you want good music and a fun atmosphere, this is the place for you. If you want to stay in a decent hotel, look elsewhere.
I absolutely love coming here. It is a great club, and some day I'll stay in a room just to try it.
Generally they've got great music going, and the dance floors are full.
Charming, Dillinger did not think so. Giant outdoor patio, bring a date. Dance to live music if you like. Avoid on festival, or busiest times. Seems entire downtown lets everyone in to every bar and the flavor of every bar blends together into blah. Desserts worth it.
I come here for their shows which are pretty creative. But if you hit the bar you have to order the Harry Potter shot. The bartender we had there was awesome and I'll never forget that shot because it was an experience! The food is great as well!
Cup Cafe is always delicious for breakfast or brunch. I really enjoy their Bloody Mary's and their service is stellar. Sitting on the patio provides a fantastic atmosphere. Definitely recommend.
Great atmosphere. (Except the shower didn't have hot water. Don't expect to sleep before 2am when the club downstairs closes -- super loud music.)
Hotel Congress is probably the best place to stay if you want to really experience the Tucson night scene. You can walk everywhere. Plus free parking. (Depot Plaza parking garage is closest.)
Hotel Congress is an historic located right in downtown Tucson. About to turn 100 years old it has all the charm in the world. The cup Cafe is the best brunch spot in the state. The late night drinks and atmosphere is great. Cameron Fisher is hands down one of the best bartenders that knows how to run a populated bar. One of my all time favorite places.
If you looking for the quiet hotel with your usual accommodations this hotel is not for you. It's for the people who like to party and have fun until 2 am. and let their hair down. The staff is very helpful and courteous. But the best part is the restaurant at the hotel.
The food was delicious. They have very fabulous menu. Over all I recommend this hotel to a younger crowd who wants to party. And maybe you'll get to meet famous people such as Estas Tonne.
A great place to stay in downtown Tucson. It's a historic hotel, so the rooms are pretty small and the shower pressure/temperature could be better, but you have to expect that for an older building. The club is great, so it's a convenient place to party all night and then walk right up to your room. Because they have a bar on site, there are some rules about not taking alcohol up to your room which can be a minor inconvenience. The on-site restaurant has good food but every time we've eaten there, the service has been extremely slow. The location is outstanding for enjoying a night downtown - you can walk to so many different bars, breweries, and restaurants from here.
Old timey hotel with a modern flavor of diverse music, dancing and amazing food. The rooms are quaint and still have a lot of the old fashioned amenities. The food at the cafe downstairs is excellent. They have live bands and club nights, so if you hate noise, this is not the place for you. Definitely a place to visit if you stay in Tucson. Also dog friendly!!
It was the first place i stayed at when i arrived here in Tucson.
I met the owns i think it was New year eve 2004 and they was great people, the used to have a hostel up stairs.
Even to this day i walk through there and remember when i first came here.
I just wish they would fix up the second floor like it was with the gangster stuff upstairs in that at a big room it was great. But they always had great food and i think everyone agrees with me. Billy
Comfortable rooms with a retro atmosphere; a nice homey place to stay after a hectic night downtown. The cafe downstairs has excellent food with even better wait times. Definitely worth the extra money
Great location. Charming hotel. Old structure. Expect shower temp going hot and cold. Toilet getting clogged. Very loud music till 2am which is part of the reason to stay there! :) just make sure you are aware of it.
Everyone was very nice and the service was great.
Great historic location with cool photo opportunities! However service in the Tiger Taproom falls short. I'd avoid Tuesday night if I were you. If it's Tuesday, order in the hotel lobby if you must. Literally every weekend has been above par though! Just be careful of moody staff on weekdays.
NOISE!!(high tech vibrating music) that even ear plugs (provided by the hotel) don’t stop.
It’s like trying to sleep in a night club.
Not sure how everyone in their reviews have not SHOUTED about it. It is an urban hotel, yes and street noise is expected ( we have stayed in many of these) but this hotel’s noise is on steroids. Noise vibrations go through the building.
Sure hotel has a great vibe but who cares if you cannot get a wink of sleep.
I've always wanted to stay in a room here but never have. But. That patio! Beautiful! And Club Congress is a phenomenal place for intimate live music. Great stage and sound! The atmosphere of even just the lobby is a MUST for any Tucson visitor. It's beautiful, historic, hip, and artsy. Just a really, really cool place.
Real cool vibe at this place. I've been there on a night when it's packed and also on a night when it's calm. All the different rooms are so interesting. A restaurant, bar, dance floor, patio, coffee house, out door stage. And the giant Ouija board upstairs is a nice touch.
Service excellent as always, atmosphere pleasant as usual. Beyond burger I found disappointing as the various successful parts did not cohere into a success. Rice, beans and beets have been used to create a better alt. burger. Props for trying though, Congress!
Had one of the funnest weekends I’ve had in a long time at this place. They definitely got the party vibe going on. Definitely not a place to go and relax and go to bed early. The music is bumping and everything is hopping until about 2 AM. Great customer service, incredible restaurant and exquisite cocktails I am still daydreaming about.
It's funny sitting here at the entance to this luscious hotel, waiting on someone during a busy night before St. Patty's day, can't even hear myself think, but I'm here anyways writing a review. If you could take a moment and freeze it in your 21st year of drinking, this night would be it. Nothing has changed, everyone just wants to have a good time and this hotel embodies it in all aspects. It's timeless and it's been in Tucson since before my time...I doubt it will leave any time soon. It embodies everything you can do in a small city; get drunk and have a good safe time doing it. The times are not just changing they are changed...get dropped off and picked up in front of this fun times hotel in a cinch. Takes all the stress out of going out...even on a busy night. And if you're lucky enough to be behind me I might even pay your cover as I did tonight for 9 unsuspecting patrons. Sometimes I feel generous to do so when going out on the town. Bring earplugs if you plan on staying here. Trust me.
One of the best bars I have ever been to. Great outdoor area with lots of room to move and dance. Getting drinks didn't take very long. DJ, cool vibe. Best place in town.
Fun place! Great people and old school! 1914 hotel! They even have some haunted rooms!
Live music outside beautiful patio restaurant!
I was trying to order some food for an hour and I tried to call the attention of the waitresses, I was ignored by 3 different waitresses. I ask one of the staff members I wanted to talk to a Manager. Instead to help me out and take and order, it was the total opposite. If they don't want to serve me food so I'll go somewhere else that really do good service. The owner need to get rid of the Manager and re-train their waitresses if someone needs assistance they should approach the customer instead of walking away. Not coming back at all for any reason here.
Dreamy outdoor dining, very pet friendly, and beautiful food presentation! All of us loved our lunch, the food was absolutely fresh and delicious. The staff is incredibly friendly, great service!
Wonderful dinner on the patio. Paella special was wonderful. Well drinks a great price. Flourless chocolate cake to die for. And, very importantly, great service- pleasant and attentive staff even on a busy Friday night.
I appreciate Hotel Congress for what it is, but this place has major accessibility issues that could and should be brought up to code. It sucks to be excluded from great events due to an inaccessible venue when things could be remedied with ramps etc... bathrooms are kind of a nightmare too, both accessibility-wise and cleanliness-wise. Tighten it up, guys!
Great historic hotel. Clean and pretty comfy, while intentionally forgoing some of the modern creature comforts. Wonderful bars and clubs nearby, and a great area of town to explore. Staff was young and wonderful. Highly recommend this as a resting spot, especially if you are arriving by train
Great location and feiendly staff. Don't plan to sleep before the clubs close. We went knowing and planned for that. That plumbing presents a challenge when showering. To is hot or cold. Good drinks and live music at the clubs.
The highlight of this hotel is Cup Cafe. I had a breakfast, lunch and dinner here & it was all amazing. Staff is friendly. Room 211 with earplugs -you will be able to sleep, it’s at the end of the building.
I've never had a bad experience here! I'm not a regular and have only made a visit every now and then but every time has been great! Good food and awesome bartenders! Definitely a spot for whenever we decide to venture downtown. 🥰🌈🥂🍻🍺🥃🍹🍸
Fun hotel and so the staff are absolutely great!
It IS noisy but I was able to "acclimatize" work 29-30 minutes... And there was NO TV in my room!!! Will probably bring the wife back to experience it next time!
They had great entertainment outside as well as a food truck with awesome food! 🍺tj
Congress maintains a 1900s Midwestern feel, with some modern additions. I definitely appreciate it. They have the hotel On the second floor, and a dance floor and bar on the ground floor. Be open minded when visiting here.
Ate breakfast at the cafe. Intimate atmosphere inside and no waiting during the week. Fast friendly service, good food.
Exciting menu. Tasty food. Friendly and excellent staff. Good value. Interesting venue. Love this place.
Decent place to stay. The rooms are small and it is noisy, but they do a great job warning ahead of time. The rooms are small and the bathrooms are even smaller. Don’t expect too much. Good place to stay if you want to enjoy downtown nightlife and just need a place to sleep.
The club here is great with decent drink prices. The location is good as it’s central to everything downtown Tucson.
What makes hotel congress different is their ambiance. They always have something fun going on, with live music either outside or inside. The drinks are reasonably priced for a bar, and the place has a history that is unsurpassed for downtown Tucson.
What a Beautiful old Place! Historic Hotel in Downtown Tucson with good food, fun, and entertainment. I went for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock in the Courtyard, which was also a Fundraiser. Had a Blast! Had a late Supper after the Show, and Wow, the Night had just begun! Huge Late Saturday Night crowd from 11:00 PM on. Definitely got a lot Younger at that Point. Very Cool Night Club atmosphere at that point. I will definitely go back for another live show, and Supper!
The food here was beyond delicious. It was full and i understand why. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation, but that was okay. This is a place where you linger over dinner. It is expensive but well worth the price. Big portions and a very nice menu.
This is a great place to stay and party, they have a bar and grill. They have a hotel for you to stay, the staff are great. Very Knowledgeable about things to see in Tucson Arizona
This place is very lively every weekend of the year. They have good food, many bars, a live concert and dj every weekend and is smack dead in the middle of downtown. And the best part is you can grab your drink and hang out with friends in doors or out and there is always a party at both.
Dillinger helped make this historical hotel famous. Visit Tigers Taproom, set on the best patio in Tucson with your cocktail, have dinner (or breakfast or lunch) at Cup Cafe - delicious unique food. Catch some music there after dinner. A must visit if you visit Tucson.
I like the restaraunt inside, I liked the Cuban sandwich. The night club is cool for dancing and back patio area has live music sometimes. Cool historic hang out!
One of the oldest buildings in Tucson. A nice vintage place to get a room and drink the night away. You may even see a ghost 👻
Here's the thing. Hotel Congress is a bed for the night. But it doesn't say it's anything else. It doesn't lie about it. Having a bed and a bathroom for the night is fine. It's the noise of Club Congress you need to prepare for. If you want a place to stay after all the bars have closed, you'll be fine. But if you planned on sleeping before 2, you are probably not going to get there. Good luck, because this place is a classic.
I'm a local from Tucson. Always wanted to stay here. I rode EL Tour de Tucson and used this as an opportunity. Old historical hotel that didn't disappoint. It is noisy at night so be prepared with a plan for sleep. I did check out today and opted to shower at home. Plumbing is original and it's either cold or second degree burn in the shower. Cute local fare in the room box. Nice common area with a TV. We love this hotel for food, nightlife. Cup cafe service was really slow last night. I'm glad I did it.
What a cool place in downtown Tucson. Nice outdoor area to eat, drink and relax. The Cup Cafe serves all day from a varied menu and the Tap Room serves some creative cocktails.
This place is noisy and fun. Live music and a lively crowd. I always love staying here. I like it that they support the local community by buying from local growers and products in the room made by local people
Awesome food, history, and service. Back in the day, I danced on the penny floor. Now what remains of it, is still there, living as a coffee table. Whenever I travel to Tucson I always stop in at The Hotel Congress to relive my youth and see what new things are happening there.
Hotel Congress was a pretty neat place to visit and eat at on a Friday night in Tucson. It was busy throughout the hotel and cafe but interesting people scene made it worth the crowd of people. The piano by the front entrance was not meant for playing and made me wonder how many issues they've had with that thing. 🧐 The outdoors area would be absolutely perfect in the spring summer fall time when it's not chilly out. I would have loved to try some food from the food cart vendors outside but unfortunately they were not open for business when we visited. Parking was kinda a pain but the underground parking lot across the street was easy to get a spot, even with the ice skating event going on! Downtown Tucson is a neat spot with lots to do and see. 10/10 will come back again when we are in the area, maybe next time I will plan to come here on a weeknight or late afternoon on the weekend. I would call this an excellent date night option with various places to check out within the hotel that it'll keep the evening filled!
Historic building. We were on the plaza for the horns of UA holiday concert. The seats were of course outdoor seats, no cushions. It made it difficult for my elderly parents to sit for the length of the show. I would suggest bringing cushions for a lengthy stay. I found it very pleasant and relaxing.
I love the Congress.. the staff is so helpful. I love staying here even with the party noise. And the Cafe is awesome.. great food and service. And walking distance to great eateries too.. I just love it. What a gem..
Place gives off a chill vibe indicative of the downtown Tucson scene. Hosts we're friendly and personable. Kind of a long wait for a table, but open space at the bar and lounge let us getting seating for dessert right away. They've got a delicious vegan cheesecake.
Beautiful old hotel in a great location. Stayed end of January 2020. Very friendly staff, and my room was immaculate. Excellent cafe, at least 3 bars. Live music, DJs. I was warned that my particular room would be loud when I booked it, and there was some noise, but it wasn't bad. Of course, I was mostly downstairs enjoying the show. I got a small room with trundle bed for a very good price, and was pleasantly surprised with the bathroom, which was small, but well-appointed. I was catching a train late the next day, and they allowed me to store my loaded mountain bike in the basement until I was ready to go. Everything about my stay was enjoyable, and next time I have need of a room in Tucson, this will be my top choice!
Sat outside & service was great. Food was delicious esp the crab cakes. Bottle of wine half price. Music overall perfect evening
Beautiful and historic. The rooms and beds are small but you know that going into it. The bottom floor and outside turns into a club on the weekends and they warn you about that. They provide amazing ear plugs - I don't know what brand they are but I slept like a baby and I am a light sleeper.
The only reason I took away a start was that our a/c unit wasn't working very well and they couldn't do much to help it. We were there in the middle of summer so it was hot. Our room cooled down eventually but it was still warm.
When we visited, one night we stayed in a room on the side with the main street. There was a lot of traffic noise. The second night, we stayed in a larger room on the side that is near the outdoor bar/music venue. I believe if there had been a performance going on, it would have been crazy loud when we were trying to sleep, but it was nice and quiet when we went.
Being an older property, the bathrooms are older, and smaller than what most people may be used to in a hotel. They did seem to keep the place clean.
Overall, I'm gonna give it 3 stars, because I enjoy some quiet when I'm trying to sleep. The staff, though, are excellent. That's what initially sold us in staying. Staff/restaurant are 5 stars.
The restaurant in the lobby has some really good food. And they had to go beer and wine, I think also hard liquor, but we got some wine and some beer. Very nice.
If you're looking for something in the heart of the action, this is a good place for you. If you're looking to have a calm resting experience, check to make sure that there isn't anything going to be happening on the night you're staying.
This a nice historic hotel, in a very good location. However, I only recommend this hotel to younger people, which like partying. At check-in, each guest is informed by staff, that the evenings in this hotel can get very loud. The rooms are well equipped (earplugs are provided for free), but the bath could have been more modern. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay there. :)
This place is AMAZING! I don't think there are really any words to describe it. Energetic atmosphere, excellent customer service,and friendly staff ...this place is great!
I was at hotel Congress pretty recently and has me a blast. Great experience. Hotel staff are amazing and the food at the cafe downstairs is to die for. The bar side is pretty chill and great atmosphere.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at this wonderful understated establishment. We merely mentioned while making reservations it was our anniversary...read this and 141 more