Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 303
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Berty27 A very nice central hotel
A great place to stay when town for a few days, great location
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 An excellent stay
Considering it is the Christmas period and the hotel was very busy with company parties, the guests were not treated any different. The staff were friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome. The room was extremely comfortable and clean as well.
I also arrived there very late for check-in which didnt seem to be a problem. An excellent value for money on this trip.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flobbydobby Great Hotel
I travel a lot through work and I often stay in hotels that leave me feeling cold for one reason or another. The Crown Plaza in the centre of Birmingham is most certainly NOT one of them. I find the rooms comfortable, the food tasty and the staff friendly. There are cheaper places in Birmingham that's for sure but given its location and the qualities I mentioned earlier, I personally think the place is excellent and given the choice I make it my base whenever I am in need of accommodation in the midlands.
December 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pompeyboy Good room , second time round !!!!!!!
Lovely hotel, great location for birmingham city centre , the mailbox and brindley place . Unfortunately when we checked in we were given a room that hadn't been serviced , dirty , unmade beds etc. would stay there again tho.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aitch Great Hotel
My wife and I stayed here due to the close location to the City centre and the German Christmas Market, which was the main reason for our visit. Our room was very modern, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant food was excellent and staff throughout the hotel really friendly.
Although the hotel doesn't have its own car park, there is a car park directly below with easy access to the hotel.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JAYNE07 GREAT OVERNITE BREAK
CANT REALLY FAULT ANYTHING , FROM ROOM BOOKING ONLINE TO DEPARTURE .
IF WANTED TO BE REALLY "PICKY " - ALTHOUGH A SELCTION OF PILLOWS , NOT THE SOFTEST THAT I. AM USED TO .
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TsraTsar Excellent. As Always.
Stayed 23/11/13. Hotel was full but I was still upgraded to a Club Room as I am an IHG Rewards Platinum member. Much appreciated. Club Lounge was very busy from 5.30 to 7.30. But the staff in the Lounge coped very well. I haven't stayed @ the CP in Birmingham for a while but was surprised to see that they only serve wine and beer in the Lounge now and not a full bar! However it was a pleasant experience prior to an evening meal. Also had the Continental breakfast in the Club Lounge. Basic but very fulfilling. Will start to stay at the CP more in future trips to Brum.
November 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by barney33 Not a valued Platinum Elite member
Visited using priority club points. On arrival told they could not offer a room upgrade (something I was looking forward to as a Platinum Elite member) but offered a free drink in the form of a voucher (it was actually a book of vouchers). When I came to get a drink at the bar that evening the fee drink voucher was missing so went to bed!
Even though we arrived at approx 14.30 the room was also not ready but they quickly made another one available
The hotel itself was very clean and a great location for visiting Birmingham. The breakfast was very good and the room itself very modern with a great shower
This is not the first time I've felt let down and wonder why they bother offering different statuses as, in my experience, it really makes no difference. Having said that I would certainly recommend this hotel, just don't expect to be treated as a valued customer
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jules27 City Break
Stayed for a city break, lovely room, comfy bed. excellent breakfast and parking underground. Could not ask for anything more
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dardanian Excellent room and location
We had an enjoyable stay at Crowne Plaza in Birmingham.
The most important thing, the room, was clean and decorated with class. No rooms where available at 5:30 pm when we arrived, so we were politely asked to wait for 15-30 minutes in the lobby. The service was good and we got few items that we needed to the room. The only weak point was the relatively high rate compared to similar hotels as well as the lack of breakfast in the room rate. However, we left pleased and will be happy to return again.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy25S Another Great Night in B'ham
This was the second time we have stayed at the Crown Palaza in B'ham. We had such a wonderful experience the first time we stayed I did have reservations that the second time around things may not be so good. How wrong was I, the noise levels we very low, the room was immaculate and the whole feel of the hotel was calm and peaceful . Friendly staff and right in the heart of the city 10 out of 10.
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RG56 relaxing break in nice hotel in good central location
Spent 3 nights in the Crowne Plaza and it proved to be a positive experience...hotel had spacious lobby, nice modern bar and dining area and comfortable room. Food was good too and staff were helpful without being intrusive. Overall we had a relaxing break in nice hotel in a good central location. So I am happy to recommend this hotel.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sasha01 relaxing and great service
Great location for national indoor arena and the new library which is well worth the visit for views alone plus amazing interior .the hotel bar was well stocked and food was lovely the seating area's are very comfy the room was great especially the massive bed plus shower and bath which came in handy to soak my tired feet
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lynsey9470 all round amazing service
we have stayed there 3 times now and every time we have had a lovely time! its really good value for money.
really close to shops and restaurants.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Indigolover Fantastic, except one small issue that let it down
Another fantastic stay at the Crowne Plaza and would have been perfect if it weren't for the lazy attitude of Ana on reception. I just asked for some decaf tea to be told that no, only decaf coffee is available in our rooms. I mentioned I'd had decaf tea with breakfast on a previous visit to then be told that they never had decaf tea bag and only loose tea so I could pay for a cup at the bar. So I had to explain again I'd already stayed at the hotel and had decaf tea...the conversation went on a lot longer than it should have! She eventually picked up the phone to the resturant where the lovely who has been there for many years brought over the box of decaf tea bags and asked me how many I wanted...perfect.
I have no idea why Ana didnt just do that in the first place rather than lying that the hotel 'never has decaf tea bags' on the hope I'd go away and she didn't have to bother herself, but her attitude and desire to argue with me left quite uncomfortable... She someone working on reception being doing everything they can to help customers, not the opposite
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lisa1009 second stay
This was my second stay at this hotel. I suggested it to my friends whilst we stayed over. The only thing I would say is that if 3 are sharing a room make sure you have another bed for the third person. I was told I would have one but they had all gone.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chris193 Nothing special
Stayed one night on a stopover 9/11/13. Had to change rooms (from a pretty standard room) because of a plumbing problem; all they appeared to be able to find in this huge hotel was a room with a view of a derelict building and with an adjoining door to the next room. We were warned that there could be some noise, and there was; an hour of phone calls, door knocking and banging from 1.30 in the morning. On checkout, reception weren't interested. We were surprised not to be offered any sort of upgrade as a Platinum member and, quite frankly, found the room very disappointing. Parking is expensive in a grotty multi-storey, much of which is out of use because it leaks water onto cars; we were given the option of paying for this at checkout rather than at the machine and were overcharged. Breakfast is no better than Holiday Inn standard. No teletext on our tv. On the plus side, beds were super comfy, reception and bar area modern and bright, room and bathroom clean. Wouldn't rush to stay again.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Somealreadyusesmyname Clean Hotel and Room
Just a shame about the view! I stayed in a room at the rear of the hotel which over looked a disused and rundown office block. Nothing to do with the hotel I know, but it did mean that I kept the curtains closed the whole time I was in my room. Inside the hotel is clean, warm and has a very modern feel to it. The room I stayed in was clean with a MASSIVE bed which was very comfortable. Overall a nice stay.
November 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Janecolette Not a choice for a relaxing weekend
Had an awful night here. It was my birthday and it was completely ruined as after a meal at the nearby mailbox and going to bed about 12.30pm we were rudely awakened at 2pm by rowdy party goers and this continued on and off until 6am - with drunken men & women going in and out of the rooms near to us, shouting down the corridors and just soon as one lot stopped and we got back to sleep another would start. By the morning we were both exhausted and I was too tired to enjoy the breakfast (however it was very good according to my husband) I did report this in the morning and we were given free parking to compensate however we have two children one of whom is disabled and so get very little respite and unfortunately this was a much needed, (but missed) opportunity to have some time to relax. Hotel was nice and staff welcoming and friendly but the noise was just too much!
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Minnie575 Another enjoyable stay
This is the second time we have stayed at the Crowne Plaza and on both occasions we have been happy with our stay and feel it is good value for money.
Staff are friendly and helpful and very polite, not only on the reception but in all areas.
We would recommend and would also stay again.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MSKeen Comfortable, clean and a good view of the city
The hotel has an excellent location, a welcoming front desk and friendly atmosphere.
My partner and I stayed in one of the Club Room Doubles on the 11th floor. The room was clean and tidy, had a decent view over the City, contemporary decor and the usual trimmings for a hotel of this price range. The Club Lounge was a nice touch, an added extra to go and relax after a busy day in the City.
Overall, couldn't fault the staff and the hotel. It was a very enjoyable experience.
The only negative would be parking. For a hotel of this size and stature, you'd hope that the underground parking would be free to its guests. At £13.50 for 24hrs it would workout expensive for longer stays, if taking the car.
I would definitely recommend the hotel to family and friends wanting to visit Birmingham.
November 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DawneyC Great service and great breakfast but bad neighbours!
We had booked a girly catch up as it had been a long time. I was 6 months pregnant with another little one at home and two others in my party had small children at home too, so we were looking forward to a good rest after a meal out, especially after seeing the comfy beds in our room. The staff were brilliant at supplying an ice bucket and toothpaste as we had forgotten them and everything was going well until....the neighbours arrived! We had an interconnecting door between us and next door and you could hear EVERYTHING. between 3am-4.30am they woke our entire room for ages moaning about someone in their group doing a runner. Reception were lovely and asked them to keep the noise down but they didn't until they flaked out after the while. We were going to say something on check out but we weren't asked if we had enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was great. i would book again but only if you specify a room WITHOUT an interconnecting door!
October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoJo90 Ticked all our boxes!!!!
We came to Birmingham to watch our daughter compete in the Bupa half marathon & needed a place to stay overnight. We predominantly chose this hotel because it was close walking distance from Victoria Square but we were very pleasantly surprised to find that it was a great hotel, with good restaurant food & we thought it was great value for money. Will definitely stay here next time we visit Birmingham.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony62 Excellent service from the moment we arrived
We arrived late afternoon and it was absolutely pouring down with rain. The porter came straight out to help us unload our car then directed my husband to the car park. The check-in staff were excellent and had upgraded us due to my husband's platinum status so we were informed we were on the 10th floor with access to the Executive Club Lounge for complimentary drinks and snacks. We had taken my mum and dad as a treat and they had never experienced anything like it before - they said they felt like royalty! The porter took our overnight bags to the rooms and provided us with local information about restaurants etc. - he was extremely friendly and helpful (from Portugal).
The rooms were very clean, the beds were massive and exceptionally comfortable and the bathroom was very clean - absoultely no faults at all.
Service in the executive lounge was also excellent and the staff were very attentive.
At check-out the staff were again very helpful providing us with information about the half marathon which was being held that day as it impacted on our travel route home.
I honestly cannot fault this hotel and would recommend without hesitation if you wanted a hotel which is ideally located for Birmingham centre.
October 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Travelator Overall experience
I was ever so slightly disappointed by my Crowne Plaza experience and don't think I could recommend it to any of my colleagues or friends.
Arrival was dealt with reasonably ok. Request for internet acces codes over the phone was odd .... The guy on the desk wouldn't give me the codes and insisted on coming up to the tenth floor to provide me with a ticket that had the code on it. Seemed to be a waste of time.
The tv in the bedroom didn't work properly but as I was only staying one night I let that go. The wall in the sitting room was scuffed and dirty. One of the lights in the bedroom wouldn't switch off and the wall socket seemed slightly loose.
A call to order drinks as part of room service was treated with confusion - eventually being put through to the bar where. The guy answering didn't seem to have a clue bluntly. I think he may have kept trying to push "own brand" house champagne..... Hmmmmm
Overall nothing majorly wrong but just lots of little things that didn't enhance the experience and left me feeling like this was a very tired operation.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PC24 Excellent hotel
On a Sunday a quiet oasis of calm.
Very attentive staff and as a Platinum Member made to feel very welcomed and appreciated
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyS4416 Great Hotel
Great hotel, friendly staff and the room was excellent. Separate bath and shower cubicle. Kingsize bed + fridge and complimentary drinks. Continental breakfast was superb with lots to choose from. Be sure to stay on the 11th floor and you get to use the executive lounge.
Would definitely stay again.
October 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tinker17 lovely hotel
thre hotel was lovely, but I was put on the 5 th floor cause I had my 2 kids with me, and was kept awake till late by a party going on in a couple of rooms round me, I was told the 5th floor is the family floor and all these people had slipped through the booking system and should not of been on this floor, it ruined my stay, and my kids never got to sleep till very late.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pazwar1 Love this place
Absolutely fantastic hotel, loved every inch of the place. The room beat all expectations and the service was just as good. Will definitely be staying here again, made mine and my girlfriends anniversary all the more special. Think my only issue if anything was that the air conditioning couldn't be turned down lower than 18 Celsius but even that wasn't a huge problem.
October 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Redders321 Fire Alarm
Did not get the most of the room as we spend most of the day shopping and was woken up at 13:00 and 14:00 due to a faulty fire alarm.
October 5, 2013