Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 124
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ferroman Alright... I had enough
This was my second time staying at the Crowne Plaza near downtown Memphis... stayed here for work, but chose CP due to their proximity to downtown... the beds were incredibly hard and uncomfortable... bathrooms were rundown... TV in the room didn't work for local network channels... and we encountered several service related issues as well:
- We waited for 10 minutes for the shuttle bus around dinner time 5:30pm, only to be told afterwards by the bellhop that they were shutting down the shuttle for an additional 30 minutes so that the driver could clear away a bunch of luggage from a bus - we were told to go catch a trolly across the street at the Sheraton instead...
- When I checked in, I wasn't greeted as an IHG Platinum member, when others in my group were. I had to actually pull out my membership card to prove my status with them... which is very odd since I was acknowledged as a Pt member back during my stay in August...
- Called front desk regarding TV issue in the room - only to be told that engineering would look into it... I never heard anything back...
Since there are a few other IHG options in the Memphis area, we checked out a day early to stay elsewhere. Sadly, we won't be coming back to this one...
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Loriwocn Great beds and excellent service
The staff was very helpful. Loved the shuttle service.
September 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Layne68 Not a Happy Customer
I am a childhood cancer survivor. I was visiting st Jude for survivor day 2013. The only reason I selected your hotel is st judges reserved some rooms, when I called your hotel and made reservations I was not informed of the $17 parking fee per night and always failed to et me know that the shuttle could have picked me up at the hospital. I am disabled walking any distance is not a option. Also the bathroom ceiling was in bad shape there wasn't microwave or refrig in the room. Just not very happy
September 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ushers Old & Tired
This hotel is old & tired the room was large & had 2 double bed&, free internet, the bathroom was small but fairly clean the chrome work was quite rusty and needed attention, but the aircon wasn't too noisy. Upside food in dining room excellent. The hotel is a reasonable walk from the shops etc and I would not advise walking around on your own at night, take a trolley which is just outside the hotel.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ferroman Nice hotel right in downtown
This was one of the Preferred Hotels in our company - which made me leary of what I would find at this hotel. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived.
We arrived around 1pm - and were promptly allowed to check-in early based on our IHG member status. The rooms were nice - typical for Crown Plaza's these days.
The bar downstairs was very nice, and had a nice assortment available. The manager's reception that evening was a pleasant surprise. We also used the free shuttle to head down to Beale St. each night we stayed.
Overall, a great place that I will be staying at again in the near future.
September 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Richard0728 time to totally renovate
No at all up to Crowns Plaza standards. Not even Holiday Inn. Very old and tired property. Very disappointing. Bed was comfortable. Bell man was very helpful.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Antione Great !
Thanks for giving us a discount ! The St. Jude Children's Hospital thanks you !!
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nyla44 Comfortable bed, great service, convenient location to Interstate and Downtown.
We had a wonderful time with our stay at the hotel. Can't complain about anything. The beds were great. I like the coffee pots instead of coffee makers that make only one cup at a time. Getting to your room from the parking lot is close. The employees were courteous and helpful. The rooms were clean, quiet and in the daytime, bright. Thank you.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbab very comfortable room, amenities and excellent service at all hours
We stayed here two weekends in a row as we moved our daughter into medical school and then came back for her White Coat Ceremony. Both times, no matter what time of day we arrived we were greeted cheerfully with all staff consistently friendly and exceedingly helpful. We will stay here again when we return to Memphis!
August 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJTo Excellent staff, comfortable but a little tired
We were warmly greeted and the staff were great throughout. Hotel is in need of an update and the aircon is pretty noisy. On the edge of downtown.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SweetT Unwelcoming and run down
Our room was clean, but had cracked tiles in the bathroom. The hotel lobby and outside appearance are run down, and the few remodeling updates that had been done were poorly completed.
August 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Monichung38 Good Customer Service Only!!!!
The hotel was not worth the money I paid to stay there, but the employees were real nice. Didn't like that I had to pay 20.00 for parking that is so supid!!!!
August 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JJ6T Musty rooms and wifi did not work
The rooms were all humid and musty. The wifi never worked in the hotel. I was also double charged for my reservation and did not see it until my credit card bill came out. I had to call and leave a message twice before the accounting department would call me back. Also as a Platinum member, i figured they would at least acknowledge that, but they never did. As a premier IHG property I expected a LOT more. The restaurant was also rather disappointing, but was still super expensive.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chan81 Overall a fair visit
While exterior and lobby interior were above average in cleanliness and ambiance, the rooms were cleaned poorly. For the hotel to operate with the Crowne Plaza name I expected the rooms to represent the name of the hotel as being luxurious and most importantly cleaned. The bed sheets were cleaned, but severely snagged and unpleasant to the eye. There were no trash bags in the trash cans. The floor could use a good vacuum. There were items left on the floor from a previous guests. It is difficult to operate the air conditioning unit as the room was severely stuffy upon arrival. There was no television guide. The bathroom was dusty. The bathroom floor corners could have been swepted better. Overall, this was a lackluster Crowne Plaza experience. With the name of the hotel and price paid I expected a lot more.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Renatasha Enjoyable Stay
Enjoyed the stay. Room was clean, comfortable, relaxing. Other areas of hotel were also nice.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PevelyBoy85 Nice roon
Nice room and comfortable bed. Good room service. Valet parking attendants were very nice. Close walk to Beale Street. Highly recommended.
July 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Alonso Perkins Family Reunion
1 of the receptionists at front desk was not too accommodating. Had reserved 2 rooms, 1 wasn't ready at check in. When 2nd room was ready daughter went to get key and she would not give key to her without me coming down to re-show my picture idea I had already shown at initial check in. Thought she was rude when I spoke with her on hotel phone, while in the other room!!!. I was not a good customer at that point, because none of it made sense from a security standpoint...AT ALL!...but she made me come down to desk to show my ID, again.
Conversely...your associates in the restaurant and otherwise were absolutely awesome!!!
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bethi89 Great people and great location
The exceptional service and friendly staff make this property special. While I have stayed at dozens of hotels coast to coast, this one stands out by having ample staff with great attitudes. Even though my stay was over a very busy weekend with tour buses and two family reunions, ever request was answered immediately and always with a smile. While there were lots of people everywhere, the wait for the restaurant, valet, and check in/out was very quick. I will definitely stay here again when in Memphis. It is only a couple of blocks from the Mississippi and not far of a walk to Beale street. It is right on Interstate 40 so access to the hotel was easy.
July 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KTST Pretty hotel
As Platinum members we are usually given an upgrade to a better room. We were told we had an upgrade but upon entering our room realized this was not the case. Instead of a room on the 2nd floor they gave us the exact same room on a higher floor and called that an upgrade. For all the business we give to the IHG I would have thought it would have been better. We then asked for a rollaway but were denied one.
Breakfast buffet was below par. given that it was free we cant complain too much, except for the server, she said to us that even though the meal was free we should still leave a gratuity! Of course we would never NOT leave a tip but to be told to just rubbed us the wrong way.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by queenrose98 Comfortable bed and very good customer service
All of staff very nice and accommodating. A/C went out and was replaced within a hour.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonnaD56 Great Hotel
Comfortable beds and the room air was very comfortable.
The food was very good in the dining area but was a little pricey..
I will come back when I am in Memphis again.
The staff was very accommodating.
June 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by amtaylor2 Get what you pay for? I certainly did not.
This hotel was chosen for our family reunion this year. From the moment we arrived my experience was terrible. Upon pulling in and inquiring about parking (valet, self-park, locations) the valet man said he would tell us where we could park for a $10 dollar fee (cash for him, not billed by the hotel), which would save us 8 dollars from the $18 dollar fee they charge for valet, because we didn't have cash on us he brushed us off and valet parked our car, forgetting to mention the fact that self-park was available, and there was lot across the street that was free.The only nice experience we had was the greeter upon check-in. When we got to our room it was 11 PM, one of our hotel keys didn't work and the hotel front desk could tell us NOTHING about our other family members that had arrived. I asked for a wake up call at 7:30 to be sure I didn't miss anything, never received one. The hotel lobby and hallways were extremely hot, too many guests for the 2 elevators available, with the rate you pay for the rooms I expected more comfortable sleeping arrangements; however, the pillows were bulky, sheets were stiff, blankets itchy etc. I won't be coming back, I can find a reasonable 4 star hotel with better accommodations for the same price I paid for 12 hours of misery.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vol26 Room was ok
Our air conditioner didn't work properly. The room would not cool below75. The desk sent someone to check it out and he said the a/c was doing all it could do. The staff was great. Very helpful in recommending places to eat, visit, etc. the hotel is an older establishment that could do with some updating. The restaurant
was small but had good food. I would recommend a good, overall cleaning.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by picwood11 Crowne Plaza Dowtown Memphis
Loved the location of this property. Close to all that Memphis has to offer. The staff at the hotel was was phenomenal. From the front desk people, the impeccable bartender at the R&B Club, to Mike the Valet. Mike gave us perfect advise on where to eat, how to get around, what activities were going on in the City. Mike alone will bring us back to your property and City.
Please commend your staff on their fine work and delivering a wonderful time.
June 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike0198 Poor Service Responsiveness
I am a Platinum Ambassador and had two major issues during this stay:
1) I could not get my internet connection to work. It took their technical staff more than 14 hours to fix the problem which was not associated with my laptop.
2) I ordered a taxi the night before for an early morning pickup and confirmed with the night service concierge in person that it was done. The next morning the taxi was not there when scheduled and I ended up waiting 25 minutes before one finally came. Fortunately my flight was delayed, otherwise I would have missed it.
This is not the normal level of service that I have come to expect from the Intercontinental Chain
May 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jndst12 Great Staff
Staff was great. They are friendly and helpful. Noise does travel between rooms and from the hallway. Beds were firm.
May 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kapla Friendly & helpful check-in. Clean room. Terrible restaurant service.
My wife and I checked in for the weekend. We are relocating to Memphis and we decided to spend a few days there to get acquainted with the area and to look for homes. We arrived about 9:00pm after a 12 and 1/2 hour drive.
The gentlemen at the check-in counter was extremely nice and helpful. He made us feel very welcome. He advised us about parking. You can park your car yourself for 15 dollars a day, or have valet park it for you for 18 dollars. To be honest, 15 dollars is a bit steep, but the parking lot is located inside a gated lot and you have to have a key card to get in, which was bonus. That aside, parking wasn't difficult and we managed to find a spot relatively quickly.
We checked in our room and right away I noticed the A/C. It's a window unit that had been wired to the wall with a thermostat. It was an old unit and it made a lot of unnecessary noise and had two settings: freezing or hot.
We were hungry and decided to go to the hotel restaurant to eat. The service was terrible. There were two couples sitting at a table, and two people at the bar. It took us 20 minutes to order food, 25 minutes to get my beer (which I had to order twice) and 30 minutes for my wife to get her water, and another 25 minutes to get our food. The bartender ignored us when we looked at him for help. Everyone that worked there basically refused to acknowledge we were there. The breakfast staff was just the same. The food wasn't bad, but the service getting the food was truly the worst I've ever experienced. It's as if nobody wanted to be there and you could feel it. We didn't eat a thing there the remainder of our stay.
The location isn't bad. It's near midtown and not too far from Beale Street. The hotel offers a shuttle service, but we just drove ourselves.
All in all, I feel that for the money we paid for two nights, we would have had a much more pleasant experience if we had spent an a few more and went to a nicer hotel closer to Beale Street.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dalzy Super comfy bed and super helpful staff
I have no complaints about this hotel. Everything was great, especially the really nice staff members that were willing to answer any questions I had and give me new room keys when I lost mine.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by subu1975 Great customer service
The staff at this hotel is top notch. Everyone was super friendly from our early check in to our shuttle drivers Cleo and Love. Both drivers were great, friendly and offered numerous suggestions on where to go for the best time and best meals in Memphis. The staff at the hotel were nice at all times and so helpful. The room was decent and the beds were small, but super comfy. The bathroom was a little tired looking, but overall the room was sufficient. The convenience and cost savings of having the free shuttle was awesome. Plus, the trolley stop was just across the street as well. I will definitely stay here again!
May 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Agustin Convenient location, service not as good
Stayed in late april 2013. Accommodations are decent and it is at a convenient location (they do have a shuttle service which is nice). However, the service was subpar. During the first night I asked for a wake up call and they didn't call. I inquired about it but was told that typically they would knock on the door and was given some excuse about the log book. The restaurant/bar is decent yet service could be faster. Last, they have a serious issue with their Wifi dropping all the time. I say serious because I wa traveling for business with a group and we all experienced same issues regardless of room or floor.
May 8, 2013