This was the hotel assigned to me through Priceline's "name your price" deal. I got a really, really great rate.
I immediately came here to check out the reviews and noticed everyone complaining about the road noise so upon check in I made sure to ask for a room furtherst away from the highway.
When I got to the room, I was super impressed. It's very spacious with a small sectional couch seating area and updated decor. The beds and pillows were so, so comfortable. It felt like a little studio. It was hands down the nicest room I have stayed in during my Orlando overnights for work.
I ate dinner at the bar. The food was decent and the service was great. All of the staff members were really nice.
But then there is that road noise.
Even though I was towards the back of the hotel, opposite of the highway and facing the lake, the road noise was relentless. And the trains? Oh my, the trains and their obnoxious noises. It sounded like they were going through the lobby, no joke. Both the highway noise an the trains kept me up the majority of the night.
I am a light sleeper so that was probably part of it but I feel like even if you're a heavier sleeper, the noise would be a bit much.
The only other negatives was the prices of the food were on the high side and the $13 self park rate is a little steep.
I would have LOVED to have made this my home base hotel for my Orlando stays but since sleep quality is the key to a good hotel, I have to say I won't return. I will definitely check out other Crown Plaza hotels elsewhere though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown Hotel, the newest choice among downtown Orlando hotels. Located off I-4 in downtown Orlando, this address provides easy access to everything to see and do in Orlando. The urban, chic Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown Hotel is walking distance to downtown s impressive entertainment venues such as Amway Center home of Orlando Magic, the Bob Carr Theatre for Performing Arts, 6 miles from Universal Studios, Sea World Orlando and 15 miles from Walt Disney World Theme Parks. The Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown is 4 miles from Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), fabulous shopping, and a vast array of restaurants and nightclubs. We are only 13 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 10 miles to the Orange County Convention Center, Daytona 500 is only 48 miles away, and we are only blocks from the Citrus Bowl home of the Capital One Bowl, Champs Bowl, and the Florida Classic. Known as The Place to Meet, the Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown Hotel is a premier venue for meetings and groups, and is located close to industry leaders such as Sun Trust, Wachovia, HD Supply, EA Sports, AMA, Orange County Courthouse, FAMU Law School, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. We are proud to be a Green Lodging hotel and our dedicated team of professionals looks forward to providing the ultimate in service. We are a 100% non-smoking hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn Orlando