Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 215
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacqueline26 Fantastic Hotel
Just arrived back from The crown Plaza, Had a fantastic time the hotel had everything to make our stay a great one. The staff in the dining room were very attentive especially Siomi couldn't do enough for us, Freddy the chief couldn't of been nicer and Douglas was very nice. The receptionist was lovely can't remember her name she was so jolly always a smile, There's not a bad thing I could say about the hotel. Thank you all for making our stay a great one,
30 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by urbandwell1 Good value
Stayed for 1 night on a business trip. Front desk was very polite and helpful, and made me feel welcome.
I was lucky to be on the executive floor, 14.
Went to the pool at night, met some nice people, and the bartender was helpful and fun to talk with.
30 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by byrdman recent visit
all the staff was very helpful and very polite. Looking forward to my next stay there.
27 August 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dylan4671 The Worst Part of Our Honeymoon
We were sent to stay at this hotel after the original hotel we had booked was closed for renovations. We had paid the full amount of the original hotel at booking, and were told by the company that they would honor our payment at this hotel. The only reason my wife and I decided to stay here was because we were told the cost was taken care of. However, after our first night here, we noticed our account was charged the cost of the hotel, plus a whole lot MORE. We asked the front desk why we were charged when we weren't supposed to be, and they were very unhelpful. This took place on a Saturday, and they said they wouldn't be able to look into the charges until Monday (conveniently after we were supposed to check out on Sunday!!!). We decided to call IHG to see if they would be of any help, and they informed us that the company had refunded our amount from our original hotel to a credit card we had closed. They had refunded us WITHOUT INFORMING US. Mind you, this was AFTER we were told that the HOTEL WAS PAID FOR. We ended up having to pay for this hotel out of pocket because we were returned money we don't have access to since the credit card account is closed. We would not have stayed at this hotel if we had known the it was no longer paid for.
The hotel staff was very rude to us, especially after we called the company for assistance. The staff said they would have helped us if we had asked - WE DID ASK, AND THEY TOLD US THEY COULDN'T DO ANYTHING UNTIL MONDAY, AFTER WE WERE SUPPOSED TO CHECK OUT! Thank God we decided to call the company!
We had booked a king room. Upon arrival, we were given the key to a queen room. We informed the front desk, and they told us they upgraded our room. How do you get upgraded from a king room to a queen room?? Fortunately, this was resolved easily, and we were moved to a king room. The room, however, had no refrigerator, so we were unable to purchase any food or drinks that needed to be refrigerated. The electric in there was horrible - two of the lamps didn't even work, and the lights flickered. The internet did not work either, and they tried to charge us for it when they CLAIMED that the internet would be free.
Every single vending machine we tried in the hotel was broke, which was very inconvenient if we needed drinks after the gift shop was closed.
We were told that there would be a free shuttle to Universal, which is why we booked the original hotel, but the transportation was limited and inconvenient, so we ended up having to pay for a cab to take us to and from Universal. We also had to pay for a cab to take us to the airport, which is ridiculous because the first hotel we stayed at offered free shuttles to and from the airport.
All in all, this hotel was a HUGE waste of money. We stayed here for our honeymoon, so I expected a lot better treatment. This hotel made our honeymoon memorable - FOR BAD REASONS. We are absolutely frustrated that we were not informed that our money had been refunded, thus forcing us to pay for a hotel we could no longer afford. How can this hotel be considered a 4-star hotel is beyond me.
24 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by carlos12345 Good location
Stayed here for two weeks on honeymoon. The actual hotel looks good from the outside and is well located but I was slightly disappointed by the rooms. I plumped for the most expensive room available at the time - the 'King Deluxe Executive' room. However, I struggled to see where the 'Deluxe' actually came into it.
The room itself was nothing special, akin to a 3 star motel #contrasts with the Crowne Plaza Manchester #UK# Airport hotel in which the 'standard' room we stayed in was very plush#. It was clean and tidy but rather on the small side, Extras appeared to be limited to a fridge #which we had to request#, one bath robe #for two people!# and upgraded toiletries. In hindsight it would have been better to have gone for the slightly cheaper #at the time# queen studio which looked far better.
Housekeeping was slightly hit and miss - some days the toiletries and coffee weren't replaced. A small thing but the little touches make the difference and this disappointed. The air conditioning needs badly sorting as it is so loud it kept us awake. In the end we just turned if off at night and put up with the heat.
The positives are the staff. The concierge couldn't have been more helpful and the staff who arrange the free shuttles to the parks deserve extra praise for their friendliness and professionalism. The staff in the executive lounge were gems - the Brazlian lady who staffed the evening reception was friendly and offered super service, keeping us topped up with complimentary beverages and making for a nice evening. The extra money we paid for executive lounge access was well worth it, especially for the free Wi-fi #Otherwise it costs $12.95 per night for in room access#.
In short, the hotel is decent and in a good location and the free shuttles to the parks are a great bonus. Don't expect too much from the rooms and you will have an enjoyable stay.
22 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ladybud Great view and great service
Our room was comfortable, the view was great ( overlooking the pool) and the service was outstanding. Every member of the staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and pleasant.
20 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kimmmer1956 Fantastic place to stay for business or pleasure!!
I stayed at the Crown Plaza Universal from July 7th thru Aug 11th on business and have nothing but praise for this hotel. From the front desk personnel, food staff, waiters, bartenders, housekeeping staff & the bellmen, every person that works at this establishment is first rate!!! I never encountered a harsh word or even a frown from anyone!! The rooms, grounds, pool, lobby and every aspect our totally exceptional. I would recommend this hotel to anybody that is coming anywhere near the Orlando area!! Matter of fact, I am currently staying here again for about 10 days to finish up my project. BTW, my career keeps me in hotel rooms approx. 300 days per year, and only wish I could find a hotel like this in all the cites I work in.
20 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mel2000 Excellent location
I visited this hotel with my son and daughter in August. Excellent location for Universal Studios, Premium Outlet Mall and Millennium Mall. We were located on the Executive Floor, the room was large and the beds were extremely comfortable. We also had access to the Executive Lounge which was a bonus. Complimentary breakfast was just perfect before heading out to the parks/shopping.
Staff extremely friendly, courteous and helpful.
19 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roxy15m Close to Universal
The hotel is in close proximity to Universal Studios. Great customer service, front desk agent granted an early check-in at no additional charge. Wonderful experience and would definitely recommend friends and family to book. Will definitely be back soon!
19 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJim67 Great all around stay
Happy with all amenities. Felt at home and at ease with staff and atmosphere.
18 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gailholiday90 Front desk was able to get us into our room before time
Nice hotel for a over nite stay-cation. Clean rooms. Bed comfortable. Not a great location if you want to walk around the area.
16 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by leo48 Excellent
Excellent experience. We will come back. The value for money excellent, the staff was great and they offer the recognition to the loyal customers. The best choise that we could do
13 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a7xer Overall great hotel for the price.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very spacious and clean. Bathroom was a little on the small side, but it's workable. Will stay there again.
08 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1JMUMOM Awesome time here!
First time we have ever stayed in a Crowne Plaza and I was impressed! Beds were very comfortable, staff was attentive to our needs in a very timely fashion. Everything was clean, our only negative was the service and food in the bar restaurant. We would definitely come back to this hotel, convenient, friendly, extremely good service!
08 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HRAtlanta One of the Best Hotels in Florida
The Crowne Plaza Universal is one of the best hotels in Florida. First the staff is so well geared to customer service. The personal attention to details is as good as any 5 star hotel in the country. The atmosphere is wonderful. The pool area is so clean and inviting. The hotel is located conveniently to most of Orlando's attractions.
07 August 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lambert4 Great for a business/family getaway
This hotel is a nice stay for a getaway that is part business and part family. It had all the tools that I needed to conduct business from my hotel room along with things to do for the family and kids. I like the area when I travel for business and this is the first hotel that I found that I could work from and have family as well. The internet and Business Office is for businessmen while the pool and other amenities are family friendly.
I was concerned regarding the additional parking fee that was assessed at check in. I let them know that I didn't see any mention of such a fee anywhere on my reservation or email confirmation. I called back to speak with a manager and they took my name and number but no one ever called me back.
06 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vickk Great Service
Excellent service. Stayed after original hotel closed for refit and offered Crowne Plaza by the hotel group. Did not regret anything. Staff were great in particular Breakfast service staff and Room accommodation person who helped with the transfer.
05 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJKTE Great Location for Universal Studios and Great Pool Area
Only minutes from Universal Studios with a free shuttle bus. Great Pool area, rooms were large and comfortable, beds very comfy. Be aware of extra charges for childs roll out bed, car park and fridge. Concierge helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you we enjoyed our stay.
05 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 very good
very nice and relaxing hotel and plan to stay at it again...
02 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WesternCanadianeh number one with the family
Great value , great location, great service. Can say much more than !!!!!
01 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yeki89 Too friendly staff
Very warm place and nice, but please butt out a little.
29 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BostonCommuter My home away from home
I travel frequently to Orlando and always stay at this location. Guest service is always a top priority with everyone I encounter. All members of the staff at this location seem to go out of their way to be sure that they meet guest expectations. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Internet connection is never a problem and when working late, I can either run down stairs to the lounge for a bite to eat, or have room service bring it to the room. Great menu and quick service. Perfect accommodations for this business traveler!
29 July 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis70 Great Place to Stay!
I enjoyed my stay at the Crowne Plaza. The hotel was clean and well kept. The rooms were nice and the beds were great!
Housekeeping forgot my ice cannister liner a few days during my stay.
The front desk recognized me as a PC gold member instead of platinum. They also had my prior address from 10 years ago on my bill.
The front desk printer was down and I had to call for bill to be emailed to me a few days later.
Lastly, and this is petty- I only got pillow chocolates one day out of four day stay!
23 July 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by diskdr “Almost perfect - but Good anyway”
For the little extra stay club on the 14/15th floor with lounge access. Being loyal to the Holiday Inn chain of which this hotel is part of the group, I get upgrade (when available) having booked two rooms - one for my son, I was pleasantly surprised when both rooms were upgraded. This was confirmed by email before we arrived.
Having stayed at Worldquest (to do Disney) we moved here (to do Universal) and arriving very early we stored our luggage with the Concierge to vist the Florida Mall. Check in is at 4pm, and the room was ready at 4pm, which was a little disappointing as we had arrived back at 3pm - on chance - but to be fair the hotel was busting at the seams with two conventions. the check in staff are friendly and efficient. The trues stars are the three concierge - vist them before deciding on your trips. They are wonderfully knowledgeable, and have coupons for most of the local restaurants.
The rooms 1412/13 Queen suites are good, clean and bed small but comfortable. The sofa bed is good to sleep on as is without pulling it out. the plasma tv and coffee maker fine. WIFI is FREE -on club level - but check you bill as they are having teething issue and my bills have $200 + dollars on - but in an instant disappeared.
Both the toilet blocked and the repairs done in a call. the general manager emailed me to appologise for the issue and let him know if there were any other issues - a nice touch.
The restaurant is great - the food excellent - and the beer not bad. Gary the server was attentive and gets a mention here.
The club lounge is oddly laid out, the breakfast selection not bad, but eating it in armchairs in not easy. You get the feeling you are meant to be in and out - and not relax. We overheard a business traveller rudely pointing out the place was full of tourists again. The 14/15 floors have I would guess 70 rooms. The club lounge seats about 20-25.
There was no parking fee are mentioned on the web site. The car park is large - but was packed Friday night. There is a nearby Pizza place but avoid the booths and in fact keep walking a little further to Fish Bone -- fine dining.
In summary - an excellent hotel. The club lounge could be better laid out - it is not up to the standard of the Intercontinental chain by a long chalk. 2 miles from Universal and 2 minutes from International drive - perfect
This was out second visit and we would go again.
Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking Universal. we stayed in 1412 and could see the Disney Epcot fireworks 2...
22 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LauraKY Great spot for business or pleasure
I selected this hotel for my family vacation because I have stayed there before on short business visits to Orlando and was pleased with the accomodations and service. My family also really enjoyed it for our vacation to the theme parks. It is very close to Universal but it really took no time to get over to Disney as well (just a few exits down the highway) and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping close by. My kids really loved the pool area with games and outdoor dining and we enjoyed the tiki bar and health club all overlooking it. It is a great area to unwind after a busy day at the parks.
22 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gator114 Hotel Experience
Everyone was kind and friendly. Rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Will definitely stay again. I recommend very highly!!!
15 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DFA2013 Great comfort and service
Hotel is convenient to everything; it is clean, comfortable, priced right and customer friendly. I highly recommend it and will stay there again!
14 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chynaeyez Wonderful Stay
My family and I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Universal on July 3-8,2013. We absolutely loved the staff. Check in was fast and friendly and the bellman offered some very beneficial advice concerning our plans for the week that was beyond helpful. Even though it was the holiday weekend, we didn't encounter any problems. We enjoyed the pool and the daily events planned by the hotel for poolside fun. There was live music which I found very intriguing (loved his music) to simply food and fun! The rooms were very clean and comfortable (including the beds) and the staff was honest (several valuables were left unattended daily by accident that were untouched) cameras, jewelry, etc. The hotel was conveniently located walking distance from shopping, restaurants and local attractions such as the water park while transportation was available if needed! Parking was never an issue and we had an excellant view from our room. If I ever return to Orlando, this will definitely be my hotel choice again! Thanks Crowne Plaza for making our vacation enjoyable!
14 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle1967 Comfortable Atmosphere
Everyone was so nice, and the staff even bought a microwave and refrig to our room as complimentary. Would love to stay there again!
12 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Todd59 Favorite weekend get-a-way hotel
The exceptionally friendly, helpful staff, clean spacious rooms, comfortable beds & relaxing poolside Tiki Bar keep us coming back quarterly for a weekend get-a-wa..
11 July 2013