My husband and I arrived for a 3 night stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach...
I am a Priority Club Gold member, and was cashing in 3 rewards nights from their Stay 2 get 1 Free Promo earlier this year. Check in was quick and pretty simple- the front desk agent commented that he would upgrade me because I was a Gold Member. We were upgraded to a King Suite on the 10th floor with a partial ocean view, and a partial pool view.
The room was very clean and modern, we were pleased with everything we saw. Beds were very comfortable, pillows too. The only thing that they lacked consistentcy on was their 'sleep program.' In all other Crowne Plaza hotels I have stayed at, they leave a sleep kit on the bed which includes an eye mask, lavender pillow spray, and ear plugs.
This kit was not left for us on any day, even after housekeeping had been through. This was not a big enough deal for me to discuss with the front desk, but just felt it was noteworthy- as Crowne Plaza's are known for their 'sleep guarantees.'
We did not eat or drink at the hotel restaurant or the poolside bar/cafe.
We felt both were extremely overpriced. We brought snacks/drinks down from our room, and as long as you're discreet about it, they don't even notice. (we were discreet, therefore did not run into any issues).
The pool was great! Large, and a nice temperature. I thought the view of the intracoastal waterway was a nice backdrop... The beach was only a 5 minute walk across the street... The pool doesn't get morning sun, so it was nice to spend the morning at the beach, and the afternoon/evening at the pool in full sun. Only downfall I would note about the pool is that there were a few times that we had to ask for pool towels, as they had run out and not replenished. This was a slow and painful process.
On our last night, we were going to watch a movie... (purchase a movie...)
The channel on which you order movies was acting up. We called the front desk, and they stated there was a problem with it. It was not resolved within 24 hours. We did not end up purchasing a movie.
Check out was fine...
We paid our self parking charges for the 3 days, and nothing else.
As the room was 'free', I was happy to see that it was truly Free!
No taxes to pay, no hidden fees, NOTHING :) A wonderful 3 night stay for FREE!
It pays to be a Priority Club member, and watch for these special promotions.
I stayed 8 nights for work in ICH hotel group properties, and got 4 nights free, wherever I wanted! (we spent our 4th nite at the Crowne Plaza La Concha in Key West- another beautiful property- and a great stay!)
Happy Travels Everyone!
p.s. we ate at the Cheesecake Factory and the Olive Garden which are both nearby!
Much better food/value for your money than eating in the hotel restaurants!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel Hollywood
- Hollywood Crowne Plaza