This hotel may have been 4-star 20 years ago, but it certainly does not meet that standard now. The hotel is very old and outdated. My room had stains all over the carpet, and the bathroom left a lot to be desired. The room windows are not very thick allowing noise to easily pass through from outside. My room had a door that attached to the adjoining room - this was fine for the first night as there was nobody staying in that room; however, the second night I heard the other room guests straight through that door. The quietest noise would pass through very easily. The only English-speaking staff in the entire place were the front-desk staff.
Across the street is a small shopping mall with a food court and movie theater. There's absolutely nothing special about it. There are ATM machines located outside of the mall, and hotel security will provide an escort over there and back. The hotel has its own branded taxis outside and just about everywhere I went was C$100. None of the drivers speak English. There is a free airport shuttle that was running every 30 minutes.
Overall, I would not recommend the Crowne Plaza and would pay extra to stay at the Intercontinental or Hilton instead (which are in a better location anyway).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Crowne Plaza Managua is located in a entertainment and economic strategic place, in Nicaragua only 15 minutes away from the International Airport in Managua, the Hotel is very close to the City Life Center, is conveniently located close to the President Office and many embassies, you will be able to enjoy of a spectacular view, of the city, with the best facilities for your comfort, pleasure, business and conventions. The Hotel Architecture reminds us the Ancestral Mayas Pyramids.The Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage was developed to provide our guests with a scientifically-based, holistic approach to better sleep. Hotel Crowne Plaza Managua has a luxury and nice environment. Enjoy of a splendid international food in our restaurants and for our casuals meetings and events, you will enjoy of your delight drink in our nice Bar and Lounge Concorde. The Convention Center of Hotel Crowne Plaza Managua, make an appropriate environment for your meetings congress, conventions success. Our convention center has the largest and moderns meetings lounges in Nicaragua, where you can be able to place groups from 10 to 2000 people, always assisted by our professionals, moderns audio-visuals equipment, video conference, and wireless internet band. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Managua