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“Nice stay. Although it's not next to the Boardwalk it is at the middle of Fort Lauderdale-South Beach.” 3 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #19 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
Orlando, Florida
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“Nice stay. Although it's not next to the Boardwalk it is at the middle of Fort Lauderdale-South Beach.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

For the money, Crowne Plaza was a great place to stay. It's very close to the beach, requiring you to walk across the street and behind the condos that are situated on the beach. The views from this hotel are not as nice as some beach properties because the condos block most of the view although you can also face the intercoastal waterways behind the hotel which will take you north to Fort Lauderdale on the water taxis. Even though it's not ideally situated on the beach, it offers a large hub of safe public transportation including the one dollar trolleys that can take you to the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk and the aforementioned river taxis that you can use all day for twenty dollars and see not just Hollywood, but Fort Lauderdale as well. It's also just a tiny 30 minute drive south on Ocean Drive to reach South Beach so it serves as a nice, affordable but still premium lodging that can easily get you to all the places worth seeing in that area of Florida. The mecca of Florida casinos is also just a thirty minute drive (if that) to the west and downtown Hollywood with a wide offering of nifty restaurants and bars is literally around the corner and a short drive. The hotel is clean and the staff is extremely nice. The concierge Jeff, in particular, was one of the friendliest down-to-earth employees I've met at that position in a while. Be aware of certain costs such as parking (which is really hard to escape in most Florida beach towns) and if you use a debit card they will take out a sum on top of your hotel fees only to be replaced a week later. The rooms were nice although they told me they didn't offer king size beds which was disappointing. On a small side note, if you have a fear of heights, the balconies at the Crowne Plaza can instill a little bit of vertigo because of their clear railings and slim ledges. The room we stayed in came with a fridge and microwave. The pool was nice but nothing spectacular, and the same for the restaurant. Honestly, there are so many nearby top notch restaurants in downtown Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and of course the famous South Beach that you'd be cheating yourself by eating at the hotel. If you'd rather drive to the Boardwalk, there is a paid parking garage about a five minute drive north of this hotel. This is really an ideal place to stay if you still want some luxury but don't want to break the bank and plan on spending several days visiting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. If you want a luxury hotel on the beach, the Marriott is really the only one that is located direclty on the Boardwalk and let me tell you, Hollywood has some nice beaches. Large sandy beaches, clean, and no drinking allowed. The cabanas available for rent are located all along the long strip of Hollywood Beach. If you're looking for a less costly option, there are quite a few nice-looking small motels directly on the Boardwalk and while I'm usually hesitant to stay in those places because of cleanliness and security, I saw a few that I wrote down numbers for on my next "lounge at the beach only" trip. If you want the best, the Westin is very close to the Crowne Plaza but also has the disadvantage of not being directly on the Boardwalk. All together, this was a relaxing stay and I enjoyed my time in Hollywood, Florida.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear PnMTravel,

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such an informative review!
First off, we appreciate all of the great feedback of your stay with us and the wonderful compliments on our staff services, with the special mention of Jeff. He is a star team member and will certainly get the recognition deserved!
We apologize for the inconvenience with the king size beds. We do offer that room type however; maybe there wasn't one available upon your arrival. For future reference, you can always request the room type you'd prefer when making your reservation, that way we can pre assign one for you.
Overall, your review is amazing and we can't to make another great impression when you return to Hollywood.
See you soon!

Tana F.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I don't normally write online reviews, but my experience at this hotel was so good that I had to share! We were there for Columbus Day weekend and were treated like royalty! We had a corner king room on the 6th floor and could see the ocean every morning. The water taxi and Fort Lauderdale Trolley are RIGHT at the hotel. The Wal-Mart across the bridge has everything you would need - load up since there is a fridge in every room. The food was typically overpriced, but not more than I would expect at a hotel. The drinks at the Tiki Bar were very generous. I could have sat there all day.

It is a $50 taxi ride (including tip) from Fort Lauderdale Airport, but with the Trolley right outside, you don't need a car. The beach is easily accessible, although to rent an umbrealla and chairs on the beach was expensive. We bought a $10 beach umbrella and two beach towels at Wal-Mart. We never had a problem getting a chair at the pool.

I would love to make this an annual tradition! Super relaxing!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a corner king room so we had two balconies, which was awesome.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Mike B.,

We truly appreciate you taking the time to share this review with us. We are especially honored since you do not normally write reviews. This lets us know we did something right. :)
It is so great to hear how much you enjoy our hotel and your upgraded room. Thank you for all the detailed information shared and the wonderful feedback of our services.
Hopefully, this will become an annual vacation. We are certainly looking forward to welcoming you back to Hollywood.
See you soon!

Tana F.
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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had a very pleasant lunch at this hotel's Lave Tike Bar & Grill this past Sunday. We both ordered the blacked mahi fish sandwich. It was excellent, grilled to perfection and very tasty. The view of the Intracoastal Waterway from this outside restaurant was unbeatable. The waitress was excellent, attentive and very pleasant. Highly recommend it for a drink or light lunch.

Stayed September 2012
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Marty33,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us.
It's great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed lunch at the Lava Tiki Bar & Grille. You must come by on a Friday night to check out the One Man Band and drinks specials.
We truly appreciate your compliments on our staff services and hope to see you both soon!

Tana F.
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Lithonia, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Everything at the hotel was ok. We had to change rooms because of bed discomfort, but staff was courteous about this situation. The hotel is across the street from the beach and is located close to decent eateries. Located about a mile from the "rich and famous ", the hotel also is a straight drive (ocean drive) to North Miami, Miami, and South Beach.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Brmykm2,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us.
We're happy to hear that we were able to move you to a more comfortable room so that you can truly enjoy your stay with us. Your feedback is much appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Tana F.
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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

First of all when I arrived at the hotel I wasn't such in a good mood because I was suppose to have a transfert from the POM to the hotel in Hollywood beach, and they just forgot me. But my frustration stopped as soon as i stepped in this hotel.
Originally the check in time is 4pm and I arrived at 11h00, but the hotel wasn't full that day so they let me check in earlier. That made my day! Staff was helpful and smiley.
They room was huge, clean, luxurious and what can I say about the bed, so COMFORTABLE!
Everything is just perfect at the hotel, loved the infinity pool and the tiki bar.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Hallendale beach, and if you want to go to the broadwalk its just a 5 minutes ride on the trolley bus for a cost of 1$. The bus stop is right in front of the hotel. The only regret I have about this hotel, is I should've stayed longer :D

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Ulysse87,

We are so happy to hear that we made your day upon arrival!
Thank you for sharing this lovely review with us and for making our day, today!
We appreciate your feedback of how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice to hear that our staff was able to cheer you up with an early check in and very nice room.
We're holding you to your word of coming back to our hotel, for a longer stay this time. :)
Please feel free to contact us directly when you're ready to return to Hollywood. Email us at Sales@cphollywoodbeach.com.
Thank you again Ulysse87 and we look forward to hearing from you.

Tana F.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I'm wondering if we were at the same hotel as the previous reviewers! We stayed for 5 weeks in the States and this had to be the most unfriendly of the 10 hotels we stayed at. We had 5 nights at this Crowne Plaza and although we did like the pool and the room was fine, we found some of the staff unhelpful and rude. Queueing up for a towel poolside, when it came my turn to get one and tell the lady my room number she just glared at me and pointed her finger at me as if to say next! I certainly wan;t rude to her. We made a booking for 2 tours ( to Miami) through the hotel and again complete rudeness from Safari tours. The man who picked us up didn't even smile never mind say hello! I realize these people don't work for Crowne Plaza but Crowne Plaza promotes them to use. The room had little information about the area and the man in the 7/11 next door was almost aggressive serving customers! Trolley bus was good untill we wanted to transfer to the one that goes further and apparently the driver was on holiday other people were waiting for more than an hour so that was a no show! Maybe we were just unlucky? We started to think Florida was a mistake until we reached Tampa Embassy Suites who actually made us feel welcome!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
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Dear 223Katharineking
Let me begin by thanking you for sharing this informative review with us.
We're greatly apologizing for the service inconvenience during your stay with us. As you can see from the previous reviews, that type of service is not a standard at our hotel and we will be sure to review this with our staff.
As for the Tour employees and Trolley incident, no one has ever brought this to our attention before so we appreciate you letting us know.
We would love to ask you return to our hotel when you're in the States again and give us another opportunity to "Wow" you.
Again, thank you for your time and hope to see you soon!

Tana F.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

The staff are really helpful in this hotel, it made our stay very enjoyable and relaxing, would definitely stay here again. Nothing was too much trouble, very clean and location was perfect. The only negative thing I would say is that the food in the restaurant was not good.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Poppie123186338,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us!
Thank you so much for all of the kind words about our staff and the service we have provided you during your stay with us. Your feedback on the restaurant is much appreciated as well and will be discussed with our Executive team. If there are any recommendations you can offer, please email us at Sales@cphollywoodbeach.com. We'd love to discuss this further.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you and hope to see you the next time you are in the States.

Tana F.
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Address: 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hollywood
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reserve a welcoming stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort, one of the premier Fort Lauderdale hotels. Our ideal location among Hollywood, Florida hotels situates us conveniently between luminous beachfronts and stellar Ft. Lauderdale attractions like Gulfstream Park and Miami Dolphin Stadium. Experience lodging that befits the stunning surroundings. Utilize our state-of-the-art fitness center, taste South Florida hotel cuisine at Elements Bistro or sip a cool cocktail from Lava Tiki Bar & Grille. After a spectacular day of fun in the sun, retire to our richly-appointed guestrooms at one of the leading hotels in Hollywood, FL. Don t miss a gorgeous sunset from your balcony, and take advantage of amenities including complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, refrigerator, microwave and free premium cable. Upgrade to one of our three elegant suites and enjoy the comfort of a private bedroom and the refreshing feel of modern design. Plan your South Florida travel around a luxurious stay at one of the newest Florida vacation resorts. Discover chic, yet affordable waterfront lodging with one of our Hollywood, Florida vacation packages. ... more   less 
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