The third R is for romance. We were in the area for a social event and checked in with no problems at around 4 pm. After "settling" into our room we went down to the bar, got a drink (good and strong) and headed to the pool area.
They really try hard here! The room is very nicely decorated, modern with excellent Templespa products. I had fun with the rest, relax, restore package in the room. The bed is wonderful and perfectly firm for me with a soft topper. I have a bad back so this is important. A/c is the in-window variety and we got a little confused because the only button that worked was the on/off switch. We didn't realize there was a thermostat on the wall and there was no sign on the unit (hence, you lost that 5th star). The water was nice but the sink in the bath drained very slow (216). Not a big deal at all. I loved the room and was impressed.
The pool area has obviously been redone and includes cabanas and plenty of chairs and loungers. With the limited space they have, they did a great job here. The vibe is nice and while at first I wanted the water hotter, the temps turned out perfect for hanging out and visiting with other guests. The next morning I snuck out of the room at 7am (when pool area opens) for a soak and when I asked for a pool towel, the housekeeper smiled and was super responsive to my request. I want some of whatever breakfast she eats. Thank you pool lady!
The in-house restaurant, Fireside Grill, was a superb experience. We opted to sit our on the patio that featured these amazing fire-pits. The ambiance was smooth and relaxed. We ordered the Macaroni and Cheese, Tomato salad and Fish and Chips. All those dishes were exceptional especially the mac-n-cheese which had this kind of smokey flavor. I'm no foodie but I think you can be pretty comfortable eating here. It was to die for. The server was quick and authentic in his communication. I wish I could remember his name but for reference he looked like he might fit into the cast of The Vampire Diaries. I really liked him and it made our experience that much better.
Overall, I would strongly recommend this hotel and hope to come back and stay again when up in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County offers convenience, comfort and impeccable services for all of our guests. Our newly designed guest rooms are carefully, crafted, thoughtfully decorated and offer a level of comfort that rivals fine hotels and resorts around the world. Our Restaurant and Lounge offers our guests creative interpretations of traditional cuisine with a touch of European style. Our outside Terrace is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail under the stars. ... more less
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