Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 126
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Not up to Crowne's usual standards, "enhancement and refreshment" notwithstanding
The description on the Priority Club site said, "The hotel will be refreshing the guest sleeping rooms by floors from January 21, 2013 through June 30, 2013. To minimized impact, our guests will not be placed on any floor that is being refreshed. The hotel is currently in the process of enhancing the lobby and replacing carpet in the guest room hallways." "Enhancing" the lobby is a deceptive understaement when you have an entire section with a torn up floor. As to not being placed on a floor that is being "refreshhed," well, that didn't happen either. I was placed on a floor that had costruction being performed in the morning and in a room with a refrigerator whose compressor knocked all night. I chose this hotel because I always stay at a Crowne and I find it suitable to work in my room in the mornings.
June 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SaylorGrrl A nice home away from home
My first impression occured when I called from the airport to get directions. Bernardo gave excellent, expert directions and in no time I pulled into the lot. The hotel is right off the major highway into Virginia Beach, and is visible from the highway once you know where to look.
Bernardo's level of service remained superb through out my two week stay, as he ensured I had everything I requested, even having my mail delivered to my room within minutes of my calling to check for packages.
Joanna, always smiling, did a fantastic job getting me checked in with all the bells and whistles. I don't often sign up for hotel clubs, but Joanna was so awesome I went ahead and did so. For example, she gave me a map of the area and directions to the local grocery store as soon as I asked, and was very knowledgeable about the area, as well as sympathetic about my "I've been on a plane all day" hair. She made certain I had the wi-fi password, and presented me with a gift for signing up for the priority club. She even personally delivered a box to my room after I called down to ask if they had a recyling bin so I could mail my accumulated loot home, instead of trying to carry it on the plane, and Bernardo knew exactly where the post office was located. Amazing!
The hotel was undergoing renovations during my stay, and painting and re-papering was in full swing in the lobby and on various floors. My room had all the new appointments, and I was quite pleased.
I never got around to using the indoor pool, which looked very inviting, but I did see the pool man cleaning it on a regular basis, and families making use of it. There is also a gated, outdoor lounging area.
Since the hotel isn't on a main drag, I was able to enjoy walking with minimal traffic. Ona rainy morning I used the small gym, which was perfect for the busy traveler. For the spry or shopaholics, a large number of amenities are within a mile or so away: Barnes and Noble, Schlotskies, the Towne Center http://www.vabeachtowncenter.com/ and Pembroke Mall https://pembrokemall.com/ There is even a comedy club, and I enjoyed a beer at an Irish pub while waiting for my to-go order.
The breakfast buffet is simple, but since it was a perk of my membership I am not complaining! I enjoyed my eggs, bacon, sausage (with choice of turkey or pork, so I had both), fruit, cereal, and what I will call "southern comforts" like apricot pork chops, or biscuits and gravy. There is also an omelette and waffle station, where your omelette is made to order. I requested the "Chef's preference" and was presented with a Glutton's Delight - fabulous! The full bar is a nice place to relax and socialize, if so inclined, which I did one evening while waiting for my burger-to-go, which was perfectly cooked. The bartender was funny and attentive.
On Wednesday there was a free beer and wine reception, with a pasta chef standing by. I walked in and the smell of garlic lured me right over. I again requested the Chef's preference, and was presented with a shrimp and pasta delight.
The only downer was Rose, one of the managers. She was all about the word "no". "We don't do that here" when I asked about the tax exemption for military travel. When I told her I had been calling for 25 minutes before I came down, she said, 'We were here, the button sometimes doesn't work". No, "I'll look into that", not even an apology, just "Well, we were here". I used both the guest services, and the direct number, by the way, and let it ring ten times, about six times. She also had that annoying tendancy to talk over me, and I had to tell her to, 'Stop, let me finish" three times when I came down to check out. I told her I felt like she was blowing me off, and even if she was going to do that wait until my back is turned, not to be so obvious about it.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annjillena Great bed. Clean room.
I spend a great deal of time in hotels and I'm a weary, picky traveler. The bed was sensational. Appetizers from the restaurant were terrific and the bartender made a great martini. Staff members were professional, genuine and never bothersome. Room was immaculately clean. The renovations going on in the hotel were at no time problematic. If you are looking for cleanliness and the best value for your money, this is my pick. Very convenient to PF Changs, Ruth Chris and shopping as well!
May 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ProfessorRad Friendly Staff
Another wonderful stay with an accommodating staff and above average Housekeeping staff.
April 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jackbadex Needs updating and loud neighbors
We've Ben spoiled boy our stays in crowne plaza in china, so this property was a let down. We've styled at much better holiday inn expresses. The hotel needs a major renovation. The neighbors were loud half the night as well, we are a priority club member but will stay at the Marriott in Virginia beach next time
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaryL Clean room, comfortable bed
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The staff were friendly and very accomodating. The food was delicious. I especially appreciated the ladies in the dining area.
April 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Juandy6 Weekend Stay w/family
I would first like to say that I was very disappointed with the appearance of some of our rooms. The hotel is currently under renovation and some of the rooms had cracked ceilings in the shower area. The hot tub was also out of service and could not be used doing my family gathering.
I must say the employees in the restaurant were excellent!!! Great customer service. The employees also on the front desk were outstanding too!!!!
The question was raised, would I recommend the hotel? My answer is "maybe after all renovations are completed and no if they are not".
April 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Skip48 Good service
Recognizing that the hotel is going through rehab, it is long overdue. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable; pillows weren't up to the standard I have come to expect from a Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn. Bathroom was tiny. Bar and restaurant weren't open when I needed them (probably my poor timing). All in all it was the worst experience I have ever had with Crowne Plaza.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by piner Best hotel experience in Virginia Beach
I have stayed at several hotels in Virginia Beach and none of them have provided everything that I expected in a hotel until the Crowne Plaza. The rooms were clean, and the hotel staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Wonderful atmosphere. The manager should be congratulated on the performance of his/her staff. Great customer service.
I didn't realize that this hotel is 9 miles from the beach, but the drive was quick. Because it is a bit farther away from the beach, the price of the rooms was lower than other hotels located closer to the beach and the quality was much higher than other more expensive hotels at or closer to the beach. Definitely will stay here again...and again!
My only disappointment was that the jacuzzi was not working during our stay, but things like that cannot be foreseen. Very small inconvenience to an otherwise wonderful stay!
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RRShm The staff was so pleasant.
Seems this hotel has had a face lift. It looks great. But most of all the staff was so friendly and helpful.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lois2 Wonderful service
We were in town for a funeral so not the most pleasant trip The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful. We travel quite a bit so have had the opportunity to stay in many different cities and hotels. This by far was some of the BEST people we have ever came in contact. I would love to come back for a pleasure tri and would most certainly stay here
March 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rnlong Exceptional Staff
Need to upgrade the workout room. The treadmill is not balanced and generates several maintenance required messages before turning on.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TDor65 GREAT STAFF
This was our first visit to Crowne Plaza VA Beach. ALL of the staff were attentive and very pleasant, especially Bernard, manager.
The only problem we had was there is currently construction going on, which caused a lot of noise and hindered use of an elevator. Otherwise, the stay was great!
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mamparo23 Everything was perfect
From the moment we walked in, to the moment upon leaving, we had an absolute amazing experience. We felt very welcomed by the front desk, she was extremely polite and knowledgeable. Walking into the room felt inviting by the cleanliness and ambiance. As we prepared to head to our destination, we stopped at the bar for a drink and the service was nothing short of professional with a high level of friendliness. She (bartender) was extremely attentive and engaged in conversation without over baring our privacy and conversation among our selves. We will most certainly be coming back to stay here while in VA beach. Thank you so much to the staff for an exceptional stay.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vibee Comfortable stay
Staff was friendly, the hotel was clean. Would stay again
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by glophelia Awesome hotel in a great city
This was my second stay. it was great. my first time, i came to survey the area, looking to relocate. this stay? i was able to find an affordable apartment in a good area. close to schools and family.
December 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JM0407 Convenient and comfortable
Latge comfortable King room. The breakfast was pricy but excellent. The staff were all courteous in spite of having 10 military Christmas parties going on. And the elevators all worked - and prompt. We were visiting a relative in the hospital. Returning to our room was just the medicine WE needed.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vivaldi Very exceptionally fine ambience
I love this hotel. Great secluded location, beautiful atrium, totally competent front desk staff, great housekeeping, and enjoyed a delicious wine and cheese bar. Thank you.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cornhusker U.S.S. Enterprise Ceremony Attendee
I found this hotel's staff to be excellent and attentive to my needs. When I arrived I'd been placed in a handicap room and asked to change. They accomodated me at once with a nice corner room. The cleaning staff was quite good and kept my room spotless for my three-night stay. Of special note was our bartendress, Samantha, who was friendly, helpful and very attentive. I would certainly stay in this hotel again if I revisit Virginia Beach.
December 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mherman Attended Wedding Here
Wonderful location and facility.
Rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. I really appreciated the swing out makeup mirror.
The fittness center is the best I've ever seen in a ICH facility.
The Facility also did a nice job on the wedding reception (with just a few minor glitches).
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShoreMarg Great stay!
We had a really nice overnight stay. Friendly staff. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Room service breakfast took about 45 minutes, but it was really tasty, and the prices were great! Very nice accommodations at a very nice rate.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robin8tor Home away from Home
I commute to Virginia Beach for work. I spend several nights each week at the Crowne Plaza at Virginia Beach.
The hotel personnel go out of their way to make me feel welcome. They have been very responsive to minor issues that I've mentioned to them.
I look forward to each visit,
November 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boston A wonderful experience
My wife and I spent 12 days at the Virginia Beach Town Center Crowne Plaza and could not have been more pleased with our stay. The staff was helpful and friendly, our room was terrific, the cost was more than reasonable, the laundry was handy. That said, the restaurant was on the mediocre side, but still more than acceptable. We did at the time, but again we extend our thanks to the staff.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kyle3412 Great Hotel
Great fitness room. Not the 3 machine room.
Great staff and happy hour.
Overall great stay.
November 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by honey216 comfy
loved the bed and the space and the location to my family, My kids loved it too
November 4, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by csalamander great staff, but.....
the rooms were smoky from probably a long time ago. the shower was too short and the decor is worn down. Not kept up very well.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shirl Clean rooms, comfortable bed.
Stayed at the Crowne Plaza while Hurricane Sandy was churning the waters in VA Beach. Was a very pleasant stay, staff was very attentive and very pleasant.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bre61 Staff attitude
Your staff were knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful about my needs. Of note: Both Kate and Kathy were intrumental at ensuring I had all accomodations required and that provided these sevices with a smile as well as maintained continuous professionalism. These fine young woman should be promoted ahead of their peers.
Dr. B. Rivera
October 27, 2012