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“Ok location for Hollywood beach and the port for a cruise”

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Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Ok location for Hollywood beach and the port for a cruise”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Hotel situated closer to Hallendal beach rather than Hollywood beach. Hotel is tired from the outside but ok inside. Convenient for the Everglades port and airport. Taxi 30 dollars. Convenient to pick up a water taxi from the pool area and try the trolley bus it's 1 dollar along the entire route. Shops bars and restaurants are on the broad walk on Hollywood beach and is not within walking distance. Overall however it was VFM.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
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We appreciate your feedabck and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

On a whim, we decided to randomly go somewhere the night before. We were looking at Florida and through a priceline deal ended up at the Crowne Plaza, Hollywood, Florida. It was one of those pick a four star hotel, but you don't know what you'll end up with. We were so happy we got the Crowne, as I've always liked staying there because they have Ipod docks in the room. We were right across the street from the beach, the room was very pretty, with a unique mini veil that seperated the sink area from the bed area. (I probably wouldn't have liked this if I was with friends because there is no privacy) The room was large and our balcony overlooked the pool and the intercoastal, so we could lazily watch ships go by.
The pool was very nice..and big. Lots of chairs, never too crowded. Tiki bar that played cool tunes...(we actually remarked at the songs..because they were not only random in genres, but they were all my faves-on my Ipod everything from Pearl Jam to Miranda Lambert) Drinks were overpriced for what they were. If I'm gonna pay 10 plus for a Banana Daq., make sure you use fresh ingredients, not some mix that doesn't even taste like Bananas) But they are the only game in the area, so you are kind of stuck. There is a 7-11 next door if you need anything you may have forgotten to pack, but otherwise, you are not near any resteraunts or action. We walked approx. 2 miles to get to the Boardwalk..which, if you are going to visit, better to go on a weekday and have the place to yourself. We went first on a Sunday and ended up in a tourist trap of a resteraunt (with the only redeeming quality was that it was an open air establishment) eating bad fish, with a Slavic waitress barking at us, complaining about her other tables and even slamming her fist down on our table! Not to mention the crowd was at times, sketchy. Returning on Tuesday, it was a completely different atmosphere..just a tip! (We had the whole beach, it seemed, to ourselves and the people we encountered were friendly.)
The Circle, which has a great small town feel and an awesome collection of any food you could wish for was a treat, but had to taxi both ways. So I would recommend renting a car in Ft. Lauderdale, as this hotel is really not close to much. However, if you are on business or just looking for a relaxing getaway, this hotel is awesome. We especially appreciated the friendly welcome from the front desk every time we walked through the doors.
I did not give this hotel a five star because of location and no vending on the floors & the sub par Daquiri's. Otherwise, it is awesome!

Room Tip: Try and get a room overlooking pool!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear JessWyler,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us!
It's so great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate all of the recommendations you've provided. It's unfortunate to hear of your incident at the Hollywood Broadwalk, the first time around. They're usually pretty friendly over there not sure what got into them. We're happy to hear the weekday visit was better. :)
We look forward to welcoming you back to Hollywood real soon, for some more fun!
Thank you again for your time. Have a wonderful spring in Alabama!
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

The hotel was nice, but what made the stay for us was the customer service. The customer service was exemplary! From check in to check out! The location was in walking distance to several restaurants and stores, as well as the other nice hotels and the beach.

• The air conditioner in our room was not working. Maintenance came up immediately. Unfortunately they had to come up three different times, since it never got under 80˚. We were moved to an another room.
• The rooms were a nice size with nice products.
• The down fall was the cleanliness. The rooms could have been cleaner. The room, at first glance, was clean. But once in, we saw that it was a quick surface or once over type clean. The lamps were dusty and the shower door and tile were not up to the standard as they should have been. Not necessarily "dirty," but not necessarily clean either.
•The breakfast buffet was average. There were scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, waffles and bagels fruit and cereals, coffee and juice. 16.95 plus tax

Room Tip: The higher roms had a lovely view
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear regolg3dance,

Thank you for sharing all of this great feedback!
We appreciate your compliments on our customer service and feedback on where there is room for improvement. We will be sure to address these concerns with our executive management team and take necessary action.
Thank you very much for your time and we hope to see you soon.
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Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Clean. Nice. Not extra fancy but the customer service will take your experience to the next level.

We particularly appreciate Kevin. A really professional and friendly bell hop. He got our bags up promptly, offered us free lemon water while we waited, advised us about what to do for the evening and had an extreme amount of attention to detail.

What surprised us the most is he knew we were there celebrating my friend's graduation and he stopped by the room to bring a gift for her!!

Thanks Kevin and Crew.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank ShelahMarie
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear ShelahMarie,

Wow! Thank you for sharing this great review with us!
We will certainly recognize Kevin for provided you with such memorable service. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and it brings us great satisfaction when we do.
Thank you so much for your time. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived early from a cruise, and the staff of the hotel was ready to help us with our luggage. Criss (manager) was very kind and fast and checked the availability for a early check inn, that was posible and inmediately we had our room. It was nearby the elevator, but we never heard any noise at all so we relaxed there. The room was big, and we had enough space for our buyed stuff and packing. Good basic kitchenette but no silverware.
Considering the price of the selfparking is better for 3 usd more to pay the valet. You have to walk several blocks to go to the beach, but it is part of the trip. The restaurant is average but with reasonable prices for the hotel class.
I would recommend it to a friend and will go again. Check for the prepaid resrvations because they offer great prices!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Lorenzo M
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear AI M,

We appreciate you taking the time to share this wonderful review with us.
We're so happy to know you enjoyed your vacation with us. Thank you for mentioning Chris and the service that he provided to you. We will be sure to give him the recognition deserved.
We can't wait to welcome you back to Hollywood. See you soon!
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed for 5 days at this hotel located at Hallandale Beach. The room and communal areas of the hotel were very clean and tidy. It has a fantastic swimming pool area which includes a jacuzzi and a bar as well. The breakfast wasn't bad but a bit overpriced for what you get (which is the same every single morning). On the contrary, the hotel's restaurant food was delicious and the price fair. Our room was never done before 1pm and twice they forgot to replace the coffee filters we had used.

There is really no need to hire a car if you stay at this hotel:
1. The beach is just 3 minute walk away.
2.There is a watertaxi stop at the hotel which sounds very convenient if you want to visit Fort Lauderdale, however it didn't arrive at the scheduled time when we tried to take it on our last evening so we missed this.
3. There is also a Broward bike sharing station (http://broward.bcycle.com/) 3 min away which is also a great way to visit Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale, not cheap ($5 half hour up to $50 per day) but very convenient for sightseeing.
4. There is a Walmart 5 min walk away and also restaurants on Hallandale Beach Boulevard 10 min walk away.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The "please, do not disturb" door card of the room doesn't have a "please have th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Young_couple-UK
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Dear Young_couple-UK,

Thank you sharing this great review with us and for choosing our hotel for your business accommodations.
We're glad to know how much you enjoyed the amenities in our hotel and the neighborhood as well. Your feedback of the breakfast buffet is much appreciated and will be review with our Food and Beverage team.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future
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St. Anthony, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Perfect stay with Crowne plaza.Staff very friendly and helpful.per fect location. Used trolley to boardwalk , 7 11 store next door. Walmart within walking distance. Luv it . Second year staying there. Will stay there again !!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Tana F, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Dear gertie89,

Thank you for sharing this great review!
We appreciate your loyalty to us and look forward to seeing you soon. Have a wonderful Spring!
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Property: Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Address: 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-3010
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hollywood
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#15 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 Miami 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. ... more   less 
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