Stayed at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne for three nights while in town for a wedding. The wedding was not at the hotel, but did have rooms available at a special rate so the majority of guests stayed here.
The hotel is comprised of two buildings. One (south building) has interior corridors and the other (north building) has exterior corridors. The pool is located between the two multi story buildings. Not sure how much sun the pool could possibly get sandwiched between a five and seven story building. There is a fitness room and a spa at the hotel. There is a restaurant with indoor and outdoor ocean front dining and there is also a bar with one TV.
I stayed on the 4th floor of the south building. There is an elevator. However, this elevator has seen better days. Shakes, rattles, and just did not feel safe at all. After one trip up I used the stairs for the entire rest of my stay. Even though there are corridor lights, it was still very very dark walking to the room.
The room was OK. It seems older and outdated but not enough to ruin the stay. It had two double beds. The bed was very comfy. There was a microwave, coffee maker, and small fridge. The flat screen TV offered on demand movies.
The bathroom consisted of a sink area and a separate room with a toilet and shower/tub. The sink faucet was rusting. The separate room needed the most help. Crooked toilet seat, dirty white subway tiles, a rusting shower fixture, and the water would not turn off as the shower fixture handle would spin all the way around. I don't understand how the housecleaning staff ignores this? I did mention this to front desk staff upon checkout.
Overall, this hotel does offer the traveler and vacationer some amenities. However, by falling short in areas such as cleanliness, I believe this hotel will continue to be ranked as it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel is located on Florida's Space Coast within minutes of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Brevard Zoo, Washington Nationals Baseball, Port Canaveral, world class golf courses, and is just one hour from Orlando, Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Business travelers visiting Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Intersil, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Patrick Air Force Base or NASA will find Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel the perfect location to meet, relax and work with over 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, complimentary hotel shuttle service to and from the Melbourne International Airport and complimentary high speed Internet access throughout the hotel. Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel offers large selection of guest rooms ranging from standard rooms that overlook the courtyard to coastal rooms that look up and down the ocean to elegant oceanfront guest rooms and suite with private balconies. Enjoy a delicious meal at MARiSOL, our oceanfront restaurant, or a refreshing cocktail in Surfside Lounge, our oceanfront bar and deck. When evening comes, enjoy the warm ocean breezes while relaxing to live music on our one of a kind, 6000sq.ft. Ocean Deck, the best oceanfront deck in all of Brevard County. A popular spot for hotel guests to mingle with locals as the Crowne Plaza offers live entertainment on the oceanfront deck Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s, March through August. Resort style amenities and most direct beach access of any Melbourne Beach hotel makes the Crowne Plaza Melbourne a popular choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Crowne Plaza