Walking into the lobby, you will immediately have a sense of this hotel's history. Yet, even though it's old, all the modern comforts and conveniences are here.
Today, it's the hub of downtown night club activity. Club Congress is one of best dance clubs in Tucson with cutting-edge music in a historic setting.
The rooms are relatively small compared to more modern hotels. But they are decorated and furnished in period, so guest definitely get the feeling they have magically been transported to a bygone era.
January 1934, a fire in the hotel resulted in the Tucson Police Department's arrest of the entire Dillinger Gang. Every January, the Hotel Congress celebrates Dillinger Days with music and re-enactments of the highly publicized capture of Public Enemy Number One. You can read the headlines and news reports in framed local newspapers of the day on your way to the restrooms off the main lobby.
One reason to love this old hotel is its proximity to so many downtown attractions. Easy walking distance to several really good restaurants (Maynard's, Cafe' Poca Cosa, Janos' Downtown); the Art Museum & Historic Block; the Presidio, the Temple of Music & Art, and much more.
311 East Congress St. Tucson.
520-622-8848 or 1-800-722-8848