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Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Privately owned Condo-Hotel With King Bed on Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive unit that is Modern and spacious in the heart of South Beach!

Step outside and the beach is directly across the building. Restaurants, shops and night life are all literally outside your door along Ocean Drive. Walk everywhere, with no need for taxis or rental vehicles. Lincoln Road is also a 5 minute walk from this location. South Beach consists of a large geographic area, but only a small part of it has all the shops/restaurants/night life – THIS IS IT!

This renovated privately owned unit with spectacular mahogany wood floors is at the congress Condo Hotel on Ocean Drive. This large studio has a full bathroom with tub,king size bed,sleeper futon, and kitchen. The suite is a hip oasis of comfort and delight in a hot South Beach hotel in the middle of the action.Walk across the street to the beach. Enjoy the hotel amenities without paying the hotel prices. sit on the balcony and enjoy the ocean breezes and perfect for morning coffee. No extra fees such as a resort fee which many hotels add to the bill.

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Benjamin Dickert
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Great location and everything was easy and beautiful. Thank you.
Oct 2015
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Flamingo / Lummus Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king size bed,sleeper futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive
average rating of 4.116279 based on 44 reviews

Great area

  • 5 of 5

Nice room in the middle of south beach. Located near plenty good restaurants and entertainment. Will definitely booked again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Only good part is location and the pool

  • 2 of 5

Upon arrival, we were allowed to check-in earlier than 3 which was great! But, we were quickly notified that the elevator was out and would be fixed since they Que been working on it since 9am. The elevator was not fixed for the entire 4-day stay and walking down 4 flights of stairs with heels is no fun! Other guests said they were told the same story prior to our arrival.

The unit was pretty nicely setup and the terrace was nice. The bathroom ceiling and shower curtain liner are pretty gross and needs to be replaced. Also the ceiling leaks when the shower or bath are turned on. Ben was pretty responsive to the complaint but this doesn't seem like a new issue and it also wasn't resolved throughout our stay. I was told "No who even knows if they will come at all".

Being located in the middle of Ocean Drive was good especially for the price and the pool is really nice. But there is a lot of bad with this unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sad to hear that your vacation at my condo was not as expected. I was not aware of the broken elevator. I assure you that the condo association made every effort to fix the elevator. I had no control over the situation ,so I am sorry you find me responsible. During your stay ,there had been over 5 inches of rain and the roof was leaking. You informed me of this and I contacted the condo association immediately. You had demanded that someone come and fix the problem immediately. Unfortunately I do not have control over the management company of the condo and have to depend on their assistance. Maybe renting a condo on a vacation rental website is not suited for you.
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In the heart of EVERYTHING!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, for the price!

  • 4 of 5

For the price I really don't have many complaints. You're on south beach ocean drive. There is always something to do. The hotel room does have some things that need attention. The owner was very knowledgeable about the area and provided great tips on parking and drink specials. Check in was easy and check out was painless as well. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great deal to experience the "south beach" lifestyle and vibe.

If you have kids this might not be the best place to stay. Does get loud at night but I had no problems sleeping as the room cancels most of the noise out. There is access to the rooftop pool and bar and the beach is litereally across the Main Street.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is everything!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, right on the ocean. Everything you need is nearby. Nightlife is awesome! Just a few suggestions though; ladies the lighting is bad, bring your own. There is mold in the bathroom ceiling by the shower head and the shower head has built up calcium on it. Bring slippers or socks you can wear around the room and the balcony. Not many washcloths so bring some. Plenty of drink specials and the view from the rooftop pool is breathtaking. There is a bunch of stuff on the balcony, but we just moved it out if the way.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location right on Ocean drive

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place on South Beach that was near all the nightlife and at the ocean. Boy did we get it! It was literally right on Ocean Drive and just steps from the beach. Countless bars and restaurants along the strip. They all compete with each other with happy hour specials for food and drinks. The beach was very nice but super crowded. Fabulous for people watching. The ocean itself is that beautiful turquoise blue color with the softest sand and you can walk out quite a ways with the water still only at the waste. It was walking distance to Lincoln street with all of the nice shopping.

The room itself was pretty nice with a little kitchen table and had a fridge/freezer. Bed was comfortable. It was pretty noisy their staying overnight but we expected that since we were surrounded by bars and nightlife. It didn't bother us but if you're looking for a quiet room to stay in at night, that could be a problem. We did just go ahead and valet park our car because we didn't want to deal with a parking garage and dragging our luggage around. It cost us $90 to have our car valet parked for two tonight's. Seemed pretty steep but there was also a food network event going on South Beach.

Overall we loved it. The owner emailed me instructions and tips before the trip. I never needed to contact him for anything. The place was spacious, clean, and great location!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
miami international
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
miami beach/south beach
Car: not necessary

Car: not necessary

Located on the heart of South Beach!

City rental bikes are located on the other side of the building - you don't even need a car to enjoy everything South Beach has to offer from my condo!

If you come by private or rental car, parking structures are available.

The parking structure 1 block away charges $2/ hour and an other public parking structure 2 blocks away charges $1/hour:

16th Street & Collins Ave. (1557 Washington Avenue)

0 - 1 hrs $ 1.00

1 - 2 hrs $ 2.00

2 - 3 hrs $ 6.00

3 - 6 hrs $ 10.00

6 - 24 hrs $ 16.00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. for a flat fee of $ 10.00

After 05:00 a.m. maximum rate applies.


Rates & Availability

Flamingo / Lummus Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Dec 6 2017 - Dec 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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