We stayed two nights here while visiting family close by. The location is easy to get to and there are quite a few places to visit near by.
The hotel appears as if it underwent some serious remodeling not too long ago. The exterior is pretty nice and is clean. Luckily the parking is monitored however you have to pay per night for parking which is kind of unfortunate.
The only reason I booked with this hotel is because the King Suite was a bargain. Check-in was a breeze and everyone was very helpful on the premises. Our hotel room was nice and clean with some modern touches. We really enjoyed having the space in the King Suite to relax and not feel cramped whatsoever.
The bed was very comfortable and all sheets were very very clean. The AC works very well and gets very cold. The bathroom layout was a little odd with the shutter doors above the bathtub and no real door to close off the bathroom. This is likely due to design restrictions providing egress and getting all the closet/shower/bath space to work right.
The shower was very nice and roomy for two. Although the shower heads are getting old they worked well. There is a rain head, shower head, and three wall jets that work great.
The room was nice especially for the money. There were a few goofy things about the layout that made it not worthy of very good.
The breakfast was disappointing as it's the usual mass cooked bacon, sausage, hash browns, and other greasy things. Since we paid for it we went ahead and utilized our vouchers each morning. You do have to pay extra for juice/tea/soda which is stupid. I also don't want to tip anyone when I am self-serving my own food.
We did have a dessert at the bar the last night and a few beers. I was pleasantly surprised with the cheesecake and it was only five dollars. Draft beer was very good and the bartender was very friendly.
Overall, good stay, but could use some improvements. Definitely a good bargain stay if you're not looking for the hotel to fascinate you in that matter.
Note: I did read a review regarding construction noise of which I was interested to see how bad it was. I included a picture that shows the site equipment. We couldn't hear a thing on the fifth floor. Also, the traffic noise wasn't an issue in our room even though we were on the end by the highway. The occasional excessively loud vehicle would drive by, but it was hard to hear.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown, the newest choice among downtown Orlando hotels. Located off I-4 in downtown Orlando, this address provides easy access to everything to see and do in Orlando. The urban, chic Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown is walking distance to downtown's impressive entertainment venues such as Amway Center home of Orlando Magic, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 6 miles from Universal Studios, Sea World Orlando and 15 miles from Walt Disney World Theme Parks. The Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown is 4 miles from Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), fabulous shopping, and a vast array of restaurants and nightclubs. We are only 13 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 10 miles to the Orange County Convention Center, Daytona 500 is only 48 miles away, and we are only blocks from Camping World Stadium home of the Russell Athletic Bowl, AutoNation Cure Bowl, and the Florida Classic. Known as The Place to Meet, the Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown Hotel is a premier venue for meetings and groups, and is located close to industry leaders such as Sun Trust, Wells Fargo, HD Supply, Orange County Courthouse, FAMU Law School, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. We are proud to be a Green Lodging hotel and our dedicated team of professionals look forward to providing the ultimate in service. We are a 100% non-smoking hotel. ... more less
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