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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.

More Details

Benjamin Dickert
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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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South Beach 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! 4.2/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 40 reviews

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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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th time staying in Bens condo and it is great! It is my favorite spot to stay while in sobe. Lots of great restaurants and the staff is wonderful !

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

It was just OK

  • 3 of 5

While I'm going to say some negative things here don't think it was all bad, just letting people know what's up...Ben was mostly good at responding to inquiries the week befor the trip. We were told check in was after 3 but when we arrived after 3:30 the condo hadn't been cleaned yet. The cleaning girl came around 4 and the place was fine after that-well, fine with what could be cleaned-there are certainly some general repairs that should be made to make the place look nice again-the pictures are probably a couple years old. There were no paper towels or dish soap and there was a note not to use the dishwasher. Also the electric stove top didn't work. And the lighting in the bathroom was horrible-ladies, bring your own lighting for makeup needs. But other than that, it was a decent price in a great location. You can't get any better than staying right there in the heart of South Beach just across ocean drive from the beach. It was loud until 3am every night but that's to be expected when staying in that area-I wouldn't expect anyone to stay here or anywhere in the same general area if they were hoping to go to bed early or want some quiet. The rooftop pool and bar were nice. Just know they are in the top of the other building so you have to go down, out, over and up. And on that note- the elevator is super slow and sometimes didn't work so don't be in a hurry or have anything against stairs. We were supposed to have a 3rd person with us but she canceled last minute and probably a good thing because the sleeper sofa didn't seem to comfortable to sleep on - it was fine to sit on but I don't know how good it would have been to spend 3 or 4 nights in. Overall it was fine, affordable and close to what we wanted to do, just don't expect luxury.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sometimes things happen...but it's how others handle the situation that matters!

  • 4 of 5

I booked this condo on South Beach in early 2016 for our stay in December. I was impressed with the communication that I received regarding payment and everything I needed to know to check in and obtain the keys for the property. When we arrived, we were a little confused about where to go to obtain the keys even though we had an address (it would have been easier knowing that it was the Congress Hotel). All parking on South Beach is a nightmare, however the owner gave us a great recommendation. Unfortunately, upon arrival, we found that our room had not been cleaned from the previous guests. I reached out to the owner and shared our concern. We obviously weren't comfortable sleeping in a bed that didn't have clean sheets, therefore we needed to find a different place to stay. The owner did respond to us that something happen with the cleaning company and he immediately refunded our money. I had anticipated needing to "fight" for a refund and he made my life easy and was very apologetic. I spoke with the front desk at the Congress and when sharing with them what had happened I asked if this owner typically has these types of issues and they said NEVER. As far as the room goes, it would have been nice to stay based on what we saw. Great location, easy access to the hotel roof top pool. Thanks Benjamin for handling this mistake in the manner in which you did. I understand that things happen and appreciate you correcting it. We will book this again next time we head to South Beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location is great. If you are a light sleeper then this isn't the place for you as it is near some bars. Checking in and out was simple. The bathroom did appear to have some mold on the ceiling and we brought our own towels which was good because there were maybe 2 towels in the apartment. Overall a good experience and Benjamin was very quick to answer any questions. He even recommended places to park tips of asking about the prices of items at local bars.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: 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

South Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
memorial weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
art basel
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

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