I really like this hotel for many reasons. Most of all, the location is very convenient....just off the 405 (yet quiet), and very convenient to lots of restaurants and the South Coast Plaza mall about a 7-10 minute walk across the highway. I understand from my friends that folks like to stay here because it's very convenient to Disneyland, and the rates are far less expensive! I noticed that most people staying here were on business.
The rooms are decent size, are very nicely decorated, and the beds are very comfortable. I made sure I got a quiet room as I was worried that one facing the main road would keep me awake at nights. I got a room overlooking the pool and the residential neighborhood at the back so it was mostly very quiet.....except on occasion when the dog next door would start barking at 5am, but it wasn't too bad.
I got to try the gym and happy hour dining/lounge while I was here. The gym is relatively well equipped, but with machines and cardio only....no free weights. There is water and towels provided, and a TV to watch while you're on the treadmill. One can still get a decent workout here. I like that you can open the sliding door out to the ground floor garden level for some fresh air vs the ac.
The dining room was nice......has a section for the bar and lounging area with TV, and an outdoor patio style seating area. The servers were all very friendly and made sure we are taken care of. What's great about happy hour (4-7pm) was that wine, beer, and appetizers are 50% off!
Wifi was included and available in the rooms and public areas. If I had more free time I would have liked to sit by the nicely landscaped pool area that looked very nice from my room. There are cabanas and lots of chairs for laying around either the pool or separate jacuzzi nearby.....and it's never crowded. Just noticed a family dining by the pool this morning for breakfast....that looked like fun! I had the buffet breakfast in the mornings for convenience. It was ok. But there's always a MacDonald's right next door if that's more to your liking.
Overall a very good experience here at the CP. I would definitely stay here again....and thank goodness I found out last minute that this hotel was part of the Priority Club which I'm a member of and racked up more points from my stay! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County offers convenience, comfort and impeccable services for all of our guests. Our newly designed guest rooms are carefully, crafted, thoughtfully decorated and offer a level of comfort that rivals fine hotels and resorts around the world. Our Restaurant and Lounge offers our guests creative interpretations of traditional cuisine with a touch of European style. Our outside Terrace is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail under the stars. ... more less
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