We were looking for a place to stay in the Pearl District and we were on a budget. This place was almost perfect. First of all, parking in the PD sucks. They have a place outfront where you can load in. The front desk offers a few options including a 24 hour parking garage for 25 bucks. I chose street parking and I will explain that later. Check in was a breeze and I took our bags straight up to the room. It was small but not too small. The room had an old smell, my wife was concerned about it but we opened the window and it aired out quickly. (I think they had to clean the carpet for some reason). They have free internet which is strong throughout the building..yay! We checked out the private bathrooms which are not in the room. Lots of them and they keep them clean and give you a robe to wear so no big deal for us. In the evening we went down to the salt baths downstairs, really big and not too crowded. Thumbs up there and check out was easy too. Back to parking, everywhere in the PD it is pay parking. If you head up to Couch and past the 405 you will find 2 hour parking for free. Go even further to Flanders and 21st street and you will find three hour free parking (You can drop off your car at 4 and not have to pick it up until noon the next day. And they also have a theatre pub within walking distance and it's only 4 bucks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just across the street from the legendary Crystal Ballroom, the Crystal Hotel has 51 comfortable guestrooms, each inspired by a song or performance from the Crystal Ballroom's past 100 years. Colorfully painted panels and headboards anchor the rooms, while deeply-hued walls, black velvet drapery and animal print upholstery lend a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Large windows afford views of the city from all angles. Room rates include admission to the soaking pool and the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Crystal Ballroom show. With the inclusion of the Zeus Café and free live music at Al’s Den, this downtown hotel combines dining, relaxation and rock and roll history in the heart of the city. ... more less