I attended a workshop that was held here in September - stayed a whole week. Got a heck of a deal on the room by pre-paying. You take a chance on a place when you prepay, but this risk paid off.
This used to be an old Holiday Inn, and it was fairly recently remodeled to be a Crowne Plaza. The entire staff was awesome - from the chef and waitress in the restaurant, to the maintenance men, to the front desk clerks.
Since I spent a week here, I asked if they had another desk chair for the room.The one in there, although cool looking, was not very comfortable. They were nice enough to bring a chair from the lobby up to me room for the week.
The restaurant food was decent. Soup was good, chicken wings and fish and chips good, and the sandwiches were good. Salads good. Sort of a pantry kitchen setup. Not so crazy about the jamaican chicken.
The neighborhood and demographic aren't so great. Lots of beggars and homeless in the area. Lots of cops and sirens. The guests over the weekend are a little less desirable than the weeknight guests which are more business oriented. I think the low price makes this place sort of a ghetto high roller place.
Lots of smoking going on here - cigarettes and pot - even though it is not allowed. My hallway often stunk of cigarettes.
Every fast food place imaginable nearby, plus an In-n-Out and Panda Express and Starbucks next door. Conveniently on I-80.
Overall, good stay, and I'd go back in a minute. One interesting observation: I had occasion to stay in a VERY nice place down in Sonoma Valley a couple weeks later - $175/night, with a 4 star restaurant attached. The staff was snobby and seemed inconvenienced by our patronage. My brother looked at me at one point and said, "We need to take the staff from up there [Crowne Plaza Sacramento] and put them down here [this nice place in Sonoma]!" That's quite a compliment to the folks at the CP. Kudos to management for good training, and thanks to the staff for making everything comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ****The Hotel just finished multi-million dollar renovation*****Centrally located off I-80 and Madison Avenue, the Crowne Plaza Sacramento is situated between downtown Sacramento and Roseville. This Sacramento hotel is just 15 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), and six miles from Cal Expo. The Crowne Plaza is a preferred hotel for McClellan Business Park travelers and those visiting the Natomas Business Park. Join us in our Arbor Grille© for fantastic California cuisine. Enjoy Arbor Grille for your favorite beverage and nightly drink specials. In-room dining is also available. Maintain your exercise regime in our workout room or visit California Family Fitness across the street at a special guest rate. Swim year round in our outdoor pool and relax in the whirlpool spa.Businesses near hotel: Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, Sears, Lowes, SBC, Hewlett Packard. Points of interest near hotel: Thunder Valley Casino, Sunrise Shopping Mall, Galleria Shopping Mall, Arden Faire Mall, American River College, Historic Old Sacramento, Cherry Island, Freedom Park, Maidu Park, Skatetown, Arco Arena, Sacramento State University. Recreation near hotel: Century movie theaters, Haggin Oaks Golf Courses, Scandia Miniature golf and batting cages, Mardi Gras Bowling Lanes, McClellan Aviation Museum, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. Earn $25 of free gas daily reserve our Gasoline Packages today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Sacramento Hotel Sacramento
- Holiday Inn Sacramento
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