Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 255
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toll Nice Surprise.
I stayed at this hotel in the 70's when it was a Holiday Inn. As far as I can remember, the new interior design from the lobby and public areas, to the rooms, is far nicer now as the Crowne Plaza than it was then. This hotel is convenient to both SU and downtown and it feels like a nice big city hotel. Parking is cheap and though I had read that the upper floors were noisy, I stayed on the 6th floor and I had no trouble with noise. The beds were very comfortable for me, and I love having at least 2 pillows so four was kind of luxurious. The desk staff was very pleasant and customer oriented. We had them call a taxi for us that the cab company said would be there by 5:35 pm. It didn't arrive until 6:05 and in the interim, the desk kept ringing the company and inquiring about our cab. They arranged alternate travel in their airport shuttle should the wait continue.
My only criticism would be in the way they handle their room service. The food was good, arrived in a timely fashion and was presented by a courteous and helpful waiter. However, the room was ill equipped to handle the dishes, and glassware we needed for our meal. It would have been nice to have a serving table of some sort like I've had in other hotels. The rolling table could hold all of the serving accoutrements, and be backed up to a bed allowing the bed as a seat for one diner and the office chair from the desk could be the seating for the other diner. We made do with the tiny table that held the coffee machine but everything was so smooshed together that I spilled most of my beer. This caused another problem as we only had one napkin for two diners. It still was a pleasant meal, and the hotel was very satisfactory. I would definitely stay there again.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steph1952 Issue free stay
This is probably the fourth or fifth time that we've stay at this hotel and like all the other stays, it was really great. Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable, clean rooms and good food. We will definitely continue to stay here when we visit Syracuse.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larzman Cozy stay - ridiculous extra charge
I love the Crowne Plaza Syracuse - over the years of visiting, it's my favorite place to stay. I enjoyed the buffet breakfast - with the made-to-order omelets.
Imagine my surprise when, for the first time ever, I asked to pay $9/day for parking. Really?? In Syracuse?? You gotta be kidding.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CBerry Nicely decorated but noisy.
The room was very nicely decorated and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only problem was the traffic noise from the highway was very disruptive to my ability to sleep.
February 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jacf6228 disappointed
I did not find this property to be warm and inviting. Front desk staff did not make much of an effort to do more than the minimum. Restaurant was not busy but food was not hot and when I commented on it the manager said " It came right from the kitchen!" I wasn't going to argue with him, just bringing it to his attention.
Room temp was difficult to regulate and bed/pillows were not comfortable. Modern décor was not to my taste.
January 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Parent of SU student Top floors noisy
We staying on the executive floor since they had no other King rooms available. It was on the 17th floor. We had to turn on the fan to create white noise inside since the wind was causing some really loud noises when trying to get inside? Also, the heat did not turn off but went higher than we set it so we had to then turn on the AC to get the temp back down to where we wanted it.
Elevators are ALWAYS a pain here. Weird/Different system which is confusing and causes issues for first time patrons and you always have to wait VERY long. I never say more then the A/B elevators working - C never showed up the entire time we were there. 2 elevators is not enough for 20 floors of guests!
January 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuzanneC Good, but staff professionalism was lacking
Overall good experience, but we basically had issues with a few staff people.
We changed our reservation over the phone a month before. This change was not in the system once we arrived, and the woman at the desk was not super pleasant about this, brushed it off. Then we asked to change rooms because we needed a cot, and the room we were in wasn't allowed a cot. This seemed to confuse the same staff person so it took awhile to sort out.
Next day, the room wasn't cleaned very well. Not enough towels.
The bar staff were great. Front desk staff not so great. Breakfast hostess in restaurant not very pleasant. The food was very good.
Room was noisy. We were right by the elevators and we were woken up each night with a lot of people coming and going, slamming doors. Can't complain about highway noise too much - we were higher up and it wasn't obnoxious.
January 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cusegirl great hotel, cold shower
had a great time staying at the hotel for a basketball game. awesome location, amazing staff. the shuttle downtown as well as to marshall street was an amazing unexpected surprise! the rooms were a great size and nicely updated. rooms are very close together so sound travels, was a bit noisy. The outlets at the desk all did not work, which was fine as there were others at the bedside tables, but if i was there for business I would definitely have been affected by that. the only major fail was that the 2nd day of our stay we had no hot water. a repair man was sent up and he said that since we were on a high floor and many people were staying there, the best he could get temperature wise was 95 degrees... completely inadequate when you are looking for a warm shower prior to starting your day in cold Syracuse. Hot water is not something I can look past. I would stay here again, but maybe on a lower floor next time to secure a hot shower.
January 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Scott31 Poor Service Quality
I have spent more than 60 nights in hotels this year and this has to be the worse experience I have had. The staff were rude and unhelpful. It took 10 hours for someone to come and fix an overflowing toilet. The restaurant ran out of water glasses and silverware. At the start of breakfast they ran out of wheat bread.
The one bright spot was the young lady who waited on us in the lounge on Saturday night. She was all alone and she did a great job with a smile. The only problem she had was that they ran out of glasses and silverware (again).
January 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nyc14 OK
My room service was pretty bad (I ordered the Turkey BLT and French Onion Soup), and my room window faced the highway, so 24/7 I heard cars/trucks/horns/etc.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freeport, IL Comfy and Clean
Stayed at the hotel for a wedding, rooms were very clean and comfortable. Service at restaurant and bar very good. Party room on the 20th floor was great. If I had to complain about something it would be the hotel van parked in the main entrance all the time, it made it hard to drop off and pick up people, specially in sub zero temps.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joebobbuffalo The best in downtown Syracuse
This hotel is the best location to stay at in Downtown syracuse
Being near the Adams Street exit makes it easy to go to the hospitals and the college. If you have a loved one sick at the hospital stay here. If you have some one at the college stay here.
You can walk or get a cab anywhre from here.
I only got 1 towel and would have liked having a second one for my wife.
The restuarant was great for breakfast and dinner. It is like a real hotel.
If you do not like rumbling tractor trailers going by your room
on an elevated interstate 75 feet from your window you might want to stay elesewhere, but it does not bother me.
Late at night the trucks speed up to 75 MPH.
The daytime speed is 55 MPH.
December 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ChristmasCarol13 Misleading,
We had a wonderful family weekend. The hotel staff is awesome. The only problem was the misleading in some of the amenities. I requested and paid for a room that was suppose to have a few perks.
My brother paid less for the exact same room and benefits.
What the website said I was getting and what I got was totally different. I think I paid more for better soap or that is what the front desk told me.
Then we took the shuttle the first night -- He said he had no problem coming back so we took his number and off we went to dinner. When we called for the return shuttle he was not available and I was told that it was on availability which was fine but he did not stress that detail neither did the woman we first spoke to at the front desk. I would have taken my own car if I thought it was going to be a problem
I had to call to have my room clean and they did not clean the coffee pot or replace it actually all they did was make the beds and leave a bag of towels.
The staff is awesome!!!!! The bartenders are so friendly and so helpful about restaurants. The restaurant staff was also wonderful. Service was awesome!!! I am not sure I would recommend staying here but stop by for a drink or a bite to eat!!
December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JET22 excellent stay
beds are excellent! food was good. location was perfect.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Experience
I had a great experience with this hotel. The staff was always in the best disposition to be of help and the room was a great bargain flr the proce. Definetly I would recomend it and would be repeting stay in the hotel if given the chance.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dino53 Knowledgable Staff
The staff during my stay where superb in knowing directions, good restaurants, even local events happening in the area.
One person did stand out from the others. She to know what you where going to ask and took time to print or hand write names, directions , etc. etc. . Jessica(Front Desk Manager) is one of a kind type of person. treated us as if we where part of the family . All i have to say is As my 10 yr old grandson (travel companion ) Jessica you rock. Thanks to all
December 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gymnmom5 Food Service slow, hotel noisy
We had a large group coming to the hotel on Friday night. We went to the hotel restaurant for dinner, the food was delicious but it took forever. The wait staff could not handle even though the restaurant was not sold out.
We ordered room service breakfast for 7 am and it arrived at 7:25. Our group all needed to leave at the same time, so the hotel was not properly staffed to handle breakfast for the amount of people in hotel. (you would think they would be prepared since we had a group rate).
The rooms are very nice, small but nice appointed. However the noise level was high with the highway and people walking in the hallway.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VayKay Shampoo and conditioner
I absolutely loved what the supplied shampoo and conditioner did for my hair. The hotel was quite comfortable as well.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Syracusegrad12 A fun time had by all!
The whole stay from check in to check out was DELIGHTFUL. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We appreciate the service of Kelly (who comped breakfast both mornings) , Sariya was charming as usual. Our compliments go out to the chef sunday night as we all enjoyed our food. Our waitress was a lovely, young lady 23-30 years old (short with medium black/brown hair who knew most of the beers on tap available at the restaurant. The man who cooked the omelets Sunday morning was fantastic, and our dogs had a great time. It was overall a great experience!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DebF40 Overall Comfort
My entire stay was comfortable. The staff was friendly and accomodating, my room was clean and lovely, and I slept great.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by IND54 Great decor, lack of knowledge of what comes with room
I changed my original reservation to the online no refund executive level room due to the extras I would receive. Needless to say I did not get to access those extras. I was told that all we had to do was use the room key for access to the exec lounge. The key did not work for me. Therefore I could not access any of the extras in the exec lounge. When it came for breakfast, I was told when we checked in to use the card for the lounge on the 2nd floor. I again tried and nothing. Went to the front desk where I was asked if we were given a complimentary card for breakfast when we checked in and I was not and I told her what I was told. She gave us a card for breakfast at that time. I was charged for the water in the room which we used due to the fact we could not get access to the exec lounge for the complimentary water. There was screaming and much noise in the halls late at night, apparently there were college parties. I thought that staying on the executive level would provide a much quieter atmosphere.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manny41 Comfortable stay and fantastic service
Stayed here for a youth leader's retreat in Syracuse. The staff was so accommodating. I needed an early check-in due to my flight schedule, and they were happy to help. The breakfast was great, and the room was extremely comfortable.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey930 Nice rooms and service
I would stay at this hotel again. The room was nice and the beds were comfortable. The restaurant was very good and room service was on time. The only cons were the cramped bathroom and having to pay for parking
November 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by echevb comfortable and convenient
i stayed with a friend as we attended a conference. the room was comfortable, the parking was convenient. the only two thing i might make a mention on are: room service took 2 hours to receive. it was an order for 2 with one glass of water and one napkin, fork, knife & spoon, althought, the food was tasty. lastly, the highway was a bit distracting, good thing i had earplugs to get the good night sleep i did.
November 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KFM7265 Okay, not great
I recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza for one night, and my stay was average, at best. My room was at eye level with the nearby highway, and I could hear the noise from traffic all night. The room was fine, though a bit cramped, especially the bathroom. Due to the toilet running on occasion, I decided to shut the bathroom door while I slept. When I woke up the next morning, the door would not open, despite trying to move the key lock. I have never encountered this situation at a hotel. Calling the front desk, I explained the situation, and they didn't seem surprised at all, like this happened frequently. The member of the housekeeping staff they sent up was surly, but fixed the problem. If I have to stay here for business, that's fine, but I would not choose to stay here otherwise.
November 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Suw38 Over Priced
I stayed in this hotel for the weekend of Nov.2, 2013. I booked a two-double-beds room three days before my departure. I don't know if there was a special event happening in the hotel that weekend. I had to pay over $300 USD for a room facing highway that is very noisy. The blankets was so heavy and hard that my 9-year-old told me that we should bring our own blanket for our next trip if we want to stay in a hotel.
But I have to say that the staff in the hotel were very helpful and nice.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marvin78 Great service & food is delicious!!
Only complaint this stay was that the bottles of shampoo and conditioner were empty when I went to use them. Not crazy about the pillows, but other than that I was very pleased with my stay. Love the Library Lounge, and Evan and Luke are just great!!
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan9970 Very Clean Hotel and Friendly Staff
The room was very clean and nice, the staff was very friendly and helpfull
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pedro237 well appointed room and great bar
really enjoyed the bar, the room was well appointed, was made to feel roomer than most rooms, really liked the desk/ workstation
would gladly stay there again, and it was over $100 cheaper than other downtown hotels
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oreo4280 Great hotel
Location was great and the service was perfect. Dan was very helpful
November 1, 2013