- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
We used priceline for this hotel, and got a great price. The location was OK-not great, had to walk to get to the trolley, and was really too far to walk to Beale. We were going to a concert at Mud Island, and it was quite a walk, but not terrible.
The lobby was gorgeous, and the room was nice, but the floors felt dirty to me...my feet were dirty from walking on them, and I HATE THAT...
otherwise for the price, and the short stay (one night) this hotel was fine, but if you are staying any length of time...I would suggest somewhere else. Maybe the upgrades I am reading about will help it!
After seeing the write-up on Wyndham Gardens hotel we were wondering what type of hotel we had been booked into. With a name change and re-furbishment we need not have worried.
The Crowne Plaza is an excellent hotel to stay . It is a 10 minute trolly bus ride from Beale Street and hussel and bussle - who wants that 24/7 anyway?!
Staff, rooms, and facilities were excellent. The staff most helpful and obliging. I required a fridge for ice packs due to a medical condition - this was supplied within 10 minutes of asking.
The use of free internet connection is helpful. Gym and pool
were both of a high standard.
Only two points could be made which spoilt this other excellent
1 $10 to park the car should not apply to residents
2 Breakfasts are expensive - cheaper to catch the trolly bus
and eat downtown.
Donnot request an early morning call.! We asked for one at 2.30am on day of departure - at 3.30am when we were checking out we were still waiting. This could have caused problems as
we were catching a flight back to UK.
All in all this hotel is excellent for the price and is well recommended.
I was part of 35-40 in a tour group. I found if I wasn't part of the tour group, it would be difficult to go to Beale Street as had to walk through the Marriott nearby and get a trolley car. The bathroom was lovely, I loved the maginifying mirror and again, was impressed with the ease of the shower.
My tip is for going for breakfast at the Marriott, which is a three minute walk away. It's $15 a head, but the choice was mind blowing. Could have your eggs fried and omlettes made in front of your eyes. The breakfast at the GP is a la carte and is not value for money if you have more than one plate/bowl for breakfast.
The elevator problem started about 3:30am on the 2nd day. As we needed to leave the hotel at 5:45am to catch the Amtrak The City of New Orleans. Both elevators were playing up on and off. For example, one of my fellow tour members were trying to come down from the 10th floor to the lobby. They selected the lobby floor. Then, they were going between the 10th floor and 4th about 8 times, before they had opportunity to change elevators as the doors only opened for 2 seconds and pressing the 'doors open' button made no difference. We could not find any stairs which did not activate an alarm when opening the door to them. When we complained to the manager - they could not care less. This could have serious consequences and made the elevators out of action. No one wants to walk up 11 floors (the highest floor). Even the fit ones on my tour didn't feel doing this either.
The hotel needs to provide steps which don't kick the alarm just in case this does happen.
We do not know what hotel some of the people that wrote bad reviews stayed at, but it is not the one we are staying in. This is THE NICEST three star hotel I have ever stayed at. Great staff, excellent rooms, parking for ten dollars with in and out privileges. Wish we could stay all week!!!!