We stayed for two nights to visit the Chandler Barbecue and Beer Festival, which by the way was a fun event. The festival was held in closed off streets directly in front of the hotel, which made it the ideal location, plus we could enter and leave the festival and go hang in our hotel room - we noticed that people were parking many blocks away and walking to the venue, whereas we had free hotel parking and could walk a few steps to the festival gates. As far as I could determine, this was one of a very few decent hotels near the city center of Chandler, and the only one that was walking distance to the performing arts center and so forth.
The hotel was a little pricey for what you get, but that is probably related to the fact that they have so little competition in that location. The rate we got included breakfast, which was a passable steam table thing with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and stale waffles. The pool area and jacuzzi were large and pretty nice, and heavily used. There were things about the hotel that could be updated - the linens, mattress, and pool towels were all a bit tired - but the lobby was quite nice and our room was newly renovated (except for that tired mattress), and we were assured that all rooms had been redecorated. We were on the fourth floor and enjoyed having a drink on the balcony before bed. The room was lacking a mini bar, which isn't a big deal to me, and was also lacking a safe, which IS a big deal to me. A used room service tray sat in the outdoor corridor the entire time we stayed at the hotel, which did make me question the thoroughness of the housekeeping department.
Downtown Chandler is cute with lots of restaurants, bars and shops, so there will be plenty to keep you occupied within walking distance of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting an newly renovated 18-hole USGA golf course with driving range and 35,000 square feet of meeting space the San Marcos Golf Resort Hotel is the perfect place to stay. Within minutes of Cactus League Spring Training visit your favorite teams: Chicago Cubs, Giants, Diamondback and the Angels. Just outside the front door you can explore downtown historic shops, breweries and eateries. Sink into a luxurious bed, with a pile of pillows, a plush duvet and satin-soft cotton sheets and awake revitalized and fresh to a full service Coffee House, featuring Starbucks located just outside your door. Relax and cool off after your golf game or a match on our lighted tennis courts in our 1912 lounge or AJ's Restaurant. Luxurious landscaped courtyards are a great way to unwind from your meeting, or enjoy the serenity on your private patio or balcony. Take a dip in our luxurious pool and therapy spa while enjoying a cocktail or check your e-mail using our complimentary Wi-Fi and business center. Located within minutes of Chandler Mall, PF Changs, theaters, AZ State University, and corporate office parks, leave the work to us by allowing our Resort Concierge take care of your entertainment & travel desires. We are just miles from Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa and Phoenix. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Hotel is your perfect destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Hotel Chandler
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