I had an executive room on the top 34th floor.
Normal size, king bed, desk with USB and multiple sockets.
A sort of armchair with no armrest and no footstool (but the room setup makes it difficult to watch tv from the armchair).
Safe, 37" TV and empty refrigerator, complimentary purified water.
There is a gift shop at reception with minibar items and there are vending machines at odd numbered floors for beverages.
It is a bit disconcerting that if you are on floor 32/34 you see signs about vending machines at 31/33 but you cannot access those floors with your key (executive floors require key); so you have better going to 29.
Both the room and the bathroom appear recently renovated; very good lighting in the bathroom.
It is strange that a renovated bathroom (and on executive floor) does not have a walk-in shower, but there was the "traditional" tub with fixed head and curtain.
Wireless is complimentary for Priority Club members and it worked well (I had to ask for the code, which was not given at check-in).
The bed was comfortable but external sound insulation is pretty poor and the adjacent I5 assures constant noise night and day.
I must say that the constant humming is less disturbing than the regular city traffic, yet sound insulation might have been way better.
I used room service for dinner: the menu was sufficiently varied and the food was good.
The executive lounge on 32nd floor has a view to some skyscrapers to the south and the I5 (and mountains, weather permitting).
It is small and a bit cramped but I always found an empty (mini) table.
The first day I had breakfast in the restaurant because it opens earlier: it is geared towards the "full american" cook to order approach; the buffet lacks common "continental" items: no pastries, only plain yoghurt.
The second day I had breakfast in the executive lounge ("continental only") where options were few: no danish (croissant and muffin only), no separate sliced melons (fruit salad only), some choice of packaged fruit yoghurts.
Everything very essential and no-frills, but maybe the cramped space does not allow for more.
Location was good for a short walk to the shopping streets and centers or for moving by car.
Of course there is valet parking but if you prefer self parking, there is the 24h Olympic garage at Seneca crossing 5th.
I always found a space but not very easily. If you have to carry trolleys, levels B/D are best because there is the elevator; the others require a flight of stairs down to B or D.
From the "ground" floor you still have a few steps down anyway.
Conclusion: from Crowne Plaza I usually expect a 4 star experience.
I think that all considered (including the steep rate) this is a comfortable hotel but it comes a bit short, this is why I am assigning 3 "tripadvisor" stars.
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