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 Tap Room has been a favorite bar since Prohibition ended. And the Hotel’s Cup Cafe‘ is one of our dining favorites especially brunch. Get in some late night Jazz in the newly opened Century Room, a great setting.
The rooms are relatively small compared to more modern hotels. But they are decorated and furnished in period, so guests 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, Penca, Charro Steak); the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block; the Presidio del Tucson Museum, the Temple of Music & Art, and much more. Just walk around downtown. There is so much to see and do.
311 East Congress St. Tucson.
520-622-8848 or 1-800-722-8848