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“Nice hotel at the right place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach

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Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Ranked #16 of 69 Hotels in Hollywood
Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice hotel at the right place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed 2 nights and I am glad I chose this hotel. All staff member delivers great service. The rooms are nice and spacious although I found it a bit strange to have the sink outside the bathroom. The rooms comes with a good sized balcony where you can sit and enjoy the the weather and the intercostal and watch the boats. The Elements restaurant served food that is good quality and a good price. They have a larger pool just by the intercostal. The Tiki Bar serves food and drinks with a great smile. It seems that the management of this hotel really knows what the guest needs, great service. Thank you. I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is going to the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the poolside for good intercostal views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Andreas N,

Thank you very much for sharing this lovely review.
We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoy the hotel features and appreciate all of your great compliments on our staff services. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and it's always rewarding to get feedback when we do. We look forward to having you stay with us in the near future. Happy Holidays!

Tana F.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We spent 4 days at this hotel in Nov. 2012 and were very pleased with the stay. We were lucky to get a room on the 7th. floor facing the pool and the intracoastal water way. The room was stylish decorated and spacious. The pool area is just fantastic. The pool is very big and is placed right next to the intracoastal water way. The hot tub is big and wonderful and very large. The only negative thing about this hotel is that you hear every sound from the corridor. The employees were very noisy out there which was very annoying when trying to get your children to sleep.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Holm-Soby,

We appreciate you taking the time to share this review with us.
Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback. We're happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. We do apologize for the inconvenience of the sounds in the hallway and we’ll be sure to mention this incident to our team members.
We hope to see you all the next time you're in Hollywood. Happy Holidays!

Tana F.
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

At the end of our cruise, because of flight cancellations etc we were lucky enough to gain an extra day. Thinking on my feet I asked would it be possible to stay in a different hotel and this one was suggested. As I had pre arranged shuttle to collect us from Port Everglades the journey was easy though the driver wasn't familiar with this hotel.

First impression was that the hotel is on the wrong side of the road, it's on the waterside apart from the beach side, however, the pool borders the water and is a lovely way to spend time watching the yachts and taxi's go by.

Our room was huge, and contained everything. The bathroom was also a good size but strangely the sink was outside the bathroom with a curtain to pull down. Wardrobe space was generous but our view was pretty poor, the car park. Sorry I can't remember the number but it would have been nicer to be either looking out front or back.

On the other side of the road is the beach, it isn't Hollywood Beach but Hollande beach which is just south of Hollywood. We walked up to Hollywood, then walked the boardwalk and continued not only up to the dog beach at the north end but almost ended up back at the port! It really is a lovely walk with lots of walkers, joggers, rollarbladers, cyclists etc. A terrific place to stop and watch the world go by.

We didn't eat in the hotel just had a drink that night.

The following morning we got a take away breakfast and headed to the beach to get some last minute heat and rays before we headed back to winter.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and if anyone was planning on a cruise and arriving a few days in advance this is a lovely area to stay in. The staff are pleasant and helpful, lots of local information in the foyer and a taxi back to Fort Lauderdale airport the following day cost $30

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear carnsoreboxer,

Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review.
We're so happy you chose to stay with us for your post cruise stay. It sounds like you all really enjoyed the hotel and the area. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Happy Holidays!

Tana F.
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The hotel is a forty dollar ride from Fort Lauderdale airport. It is conveniently located for Hollywood Beach although there was nothing about the area that would encourage me back - except GGs Restaurant!
Facilities at the hotel were fine but even though we upgraded from the somewhat small executive room, the service could not be described as anything other than average. In short, the hotel is okay, basic, but I would not like to stay there too long

Room Tip: Tried two rooms before deciding to upgrade!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank PCliveR
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear PCliveR,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us.
We also love GG's restaurant :) but you have to try a few of the restaurants in Downtown Hollywood on your next visit. Our concierge can assist you with things-to-do and great restaurant recommendations.
Again, we greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon and next time, for a little bit longer stay!
Happy Holidays!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice Hotel and not really anything big to complain about. Pro's are the contemporary design (can not really expect that from a Crowne Plaza in US), friendly staff, nice pool. I also appreciated to receive free parking as Platinum Priority Club member. There are - by the way - plenty parking opportunities at the Hotel and disagree with statements made by other travelers that the Hotel does not have enough parking. They have plenty! I would personally always recommend having a car here because the really nice beach (North Hollywood state park) requires a car to get to - the beach opposite the hotel is no match.

The positive experience is rounded off by high quality HD TV, good beds and good A/C system.

Only two slight negatives I have: the rooms could be slightly cleaner (e.g. sofa in room has many stains, some dark spots in shower and corners in bathroom ... well ...). Overall not a disaster and nothing where I would say it was a major issue, but obviously I noticed and thus not ideal ... Last but not leas: the Internet connection is a disaster. Frequently line connection terminates and when it stays on it is terribly slow. Downloading from iTunes is impossible - about 7 hours for a 22 minute TV show - where the download always stalls after two hours. :-(

But again: overall quite positive experience and would definitely come back (again)

Stayed November 2012
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear ATLdud,

Thank You for sharing this wonderful review and for being a Priority Club member.
We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the time you spent with us.
Thank you for your feedback and letting us know where there is room for improvement. We will be addressing these concerns with our management team.
We appreciate you bringing it to our attention and look forward to your return stay with us.
Happy Holidays!

Tana F.
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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I had to travel to Ft Lauderdale for a convention and unfortunately the Westin was booked. The nearest hotel was just a block away.

The people and the facility at the Crowne Plaza were excellent. The place was clean and the pool area was beautiful and well maintained.

I would definately stay at the Crowne Plaza again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Paul C
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Paul C.,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us.
We're happy that we were able to make your business trip a pleasurable one as well.
We certainly look forward to having you stay with us again. See you soon!

Sincerely,

Tana F.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stay at a lot of the IHG hotels (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc) and unfortunately the chain in general seems to be on the downswing. But I was pleasantly surprised after checking into this hotel that my room was current, clean, stylish and very spacious. The biggest I've ever had in a Crowne hotel. Also had a balcony with a nice view of the city and could see the ocean which was a big plus. My favorite part of the experience was the pool though. Instead of a typical square pool it was large and curvy with palm trees throughout with a really cool infinity pool that was literally on the edge of the river. The nicest Crowne Plaza I've ever stayed at and really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Hopethisreviewhelps
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mistypfllso, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Hopethisreviewhelps,

Wow! Thank you for sharing such a great review with us.
It's nice to hear how much our property blew you away. :)
We really appreciate all of your compliments of the property and hope we get an opportunity to have you stay with again on your next visit to Hollywood.
Happy Holidays!

Tana F.
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Property: Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Address: 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#15 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#16 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reserve a welcoming stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort, one of the premier Fort Lauderdale hotels. Our ideal location among Hollywood, Florida hotels situates us conveniently between luminous beachfronts and stellar Ft. Lauderdale attractions like Gulfstream Park and Miami Dolphin Stadium. Experience lodging that befits the stunning surroundings. Utilize our state-of-the-art fitness center, taste South Florida hotel cuisine at Elements Bistro or sip a cool cocktail from Lava Tiki Bar & Grille. After a spectacular day of fun in the sun, retire to our richly-appointed guestrooms at one of the leading hotels in Hollywood, FL. Don t miss a gorgeous sunset from your balcony, and take advantage of amenities including complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, refrigerator, microwave and free premium cable. Upgrade to one of our three elegant suites and enjoy the comfort of a private bedroom and the refreshing feel of modern design. Plan your South Florida travel around a luxurious stay at one of the newest Florida vacation resorts. Discover chic, yet affordable waterfront lodging with one of our Hollywood, Florida vacation packages. ... more   less 
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