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Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach

This is a 4 star hotel in Hollywood
4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Great service, close to beach, clean rooms, some concerns with parking & food costs
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the beach and shopping
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons 
  • Some reviewers found the room rates, parking and food expensive at the hotel
  • A few guests felt there were not enough restaurant and entertainment options within walking distance
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jul 12, 2013
Overview
Located along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and across the street from the beach, the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach is suitable for business and vacation travellers who prefer a resort-style hotel with easy beach access and on-site dining.

This hotel has 311 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering a balcony, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a CD player, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a bathrobe for each guest, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom and living area are also available.

This hotel features a Quiet Zone Floor, which restricts children and does not offer either early or late housekeeping.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, a poolside bar, a hot tub, fitness facilities, a business centre, meeting/conference space, a free weekday newspaper and a coffee shop. Self-parking is an additional $17 per day, and valet parking is $19 per day. Pets are not permitted. Spa service is available adjacent to the hotel. The front desk is open 24 hours.

This hotel also provides direct access to Hollywood Beach, which is across the street. Wi-Fi is available free throughout the resort. There is a Water Taxi stop at this hotel.

On-site dining is available at Elements Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and Lava Tiki Bar and Grille, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Cool Beans, which serves Starbucks coffee, is also on site. Room service is available.

Miami's city centre is roughly a 30-minute drive southwest of the hotel, while Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino is a 4-minute drive southwest. Seawalk Pointe Shopping Center can be found about 9 minutes away on foot, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a 20-minute drive northward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $17/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 6, 2013)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as service-oriented, superb, friendly and accommodating. They were also described as fast and efficient.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers, who found it close to the beach, the local trolley, the boardwalk and Aventura Mall. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about the location (see below).

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about costs and the location.

Several guests had complaints about the costs they incurred while staying at the hotel. They were disappointed with the added self-parking fee, and felt the hotel's food and drinks were overpriced. These guests also felt the hotel's room rates were expensive.

While the majority of lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the beach and shopping, some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's location. They felt there were not enough dining and entertainment options within walking distance, and were also disappointed to find out the hotel was not directly on the beach, but across the street from it.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #19 out of 66 Hollywood hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 854 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 615 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 334 reviews.

The author called the hotel on July 6, 2013 to verify some information.

Amenities

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Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Ice Machine

User Contributed Info

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Reserve a welcoming stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort, one of the premier Fort Lauderdale hotels. Our ideal location among Hollywood, Florida hotels situates us conveniently between luminous beachfronts and stellar Ft. Lauderdale attractions like Gulfstream Park and Sun Life (Dolphin) Stadium. Experience lodging that befits the stunning surroundings. Utilize our state-of-the-art fitness center, taste South Florida hotel cuisine at Elements Bistro or sip a cool cocktail from Lava Tiki Bar & Grille. 
After a spectacular day of fun in the sun, retire to our richly-appointed guestrooms at one of the leading hotels in Hollywood, FL. Don’t miss a gorgeous sunset from your balcony, and take advantage of amenities including complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, refrigerator, microwave and free premium cable. Upgrade to one of our three elegant suites and enjoy the comfort of a private bedroom and the refreshing feel of modern design. Plan your South Florida travel around a luxurious stay at one of the newest Florida vacation resorts. Discover chic, yet affordable waterfront lodging with one of our Hollywood, Florida vacation packages.

Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 954-458-3706
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Porter / Bellhop | Breakfast Available | Wedding Services | Fitness Room | Dry Cleaning Service | Concierge
General Property Info Cash Machine | Elevator/Lift | 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Golden Isles Lake
Number of Floors 10
Number of Rooms 311
Number of Suites 3
Parking Paid | Valet
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email sales@cphollywoodbeach.com
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free 800 770 5675
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free


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