The Hotel Congress
Open since 1919, The Hotel Congress has been one of Tucson, Arizona’s top tourist stops for its rich history and vibrant entertainment. In 1934, the hotel became the capture site of the infamous bank robber, John Dillinger. Though the hotel has been renewed and restored several times in its lifetime, the original spirit of the Hotel Congress lives on with nods to the past throughout the property.
- With only 40 guestrooms, the hotel provides a boutique experience with a lively atmosphere throughout the property
- Charming accommodations with vintage touches and Southwestern-style decor
- The hotel is famously boisterous with events, live music, and glamorous nightlife
- The Tiger’s Tap Room is Billy Gibbons’ (ZZ Top guitarist) favorite bar
- Winner of the Fodor’s Choice distinction award in 2006 and 2008
- The hotel’s dedicated meeting space, Copper Hall features spacious accommodations for 140 seated or 200 standing attendees. Food and beverage is provided by the in-house chefs
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- With just 40 guestrooms, Hotel Congress offers guests a boutique experience paired with vibrant nightlife and the best of Tucson
- The hotel pays tribute to its past with vintage clock radios, 1930’s style phones, and even the intentional exclusion of TVs in each room
- Pets are allowed in select rooms. Please arrange in advance.
- Traveler’s Tip: The hotel prides itself on rock music. Earplugs for your room can be provided by the front desk or you can arrange a quieter room in advance
Cup Café — Recognized by Foodist as having the “Best Dish - Breakfast” in Arizona for its Cast Iron Baked Eggs, Cup Café has received numerous accolades throughout the years. Other praises come from Sunset, Men’s Journal, and Phoenix magazine. The restaurant is open 7 AM to 11 PM, seven days a week.
Lobby Bar — A casual watering-hole perfect for short socials or just a round of refreshments. The Lobby Bar has generous menu of classic and signature cocktails.
Tiger’s Tap Room — Renamed the Tiger’s Tap Room after the bartender Thomas “Tiger” Ziegler who’s served at the hotel since 1959. The Tap Room features the artwork of cowboy / artist Pete Martinez.
Club Congress — Originally opened in 1985, Club Congress has been named by Esquire as one of the best bars in America in 2007. The club is hotel’s dedicated music venue and hosts local bands throughout the year.
Agave Festival — Tucson, Arizona’s Agave Heritage Festival is a celebration of the importance of agave to the region. The festival is held annually and features a number of events throughout April and early May. Events include everything from Tequila tastings to garden tours, and even music festivals.
Reid Park Zoo — From flamboyant flamingoes to majestic tigers, Reid Park Zoo has a full range of exhibits for a perfect day trip. The zoo is a 9 minute drive from the hotel and has plenty of winding walking trails. Most visitors spend about two hours here and guests can grab lunch at the cafeteria.
Historic Bike Tour — Arizona is rich in history and bike tours offer an invigorating way to explore the beauty of Tucson. Highlights of the tour include a pass over Rattlesnake Bridge and gorgeous views of the Santa Cruz River. Tours typically depart in the mornings or mid afternoons and average about two hours.
The Hotel Congress
Located near the east end of Congress / 6th Avenue, The Hotel Congress puts guests in the city’s center hub. For transportation, Tucson’s modern streetcar offers unparalleled service with frequent trips to 4th Avenue’s shopping center and the University of Arizona.
Tucson International Airport 8 miles / 12.5 km