Pros

  • Direct access to sandy Hollywood Beach
  • Clean and spacious rooms with private balconies and kitchenettes
  • One of the biggest outdoor pools in the area -- with a whirlpool
  • Elements Bistro offers a breakfast buffet, and is also open for lunch and dinner
  • Poolside tiki bar serves craft cocktails and light bites
  • 24-hour fitness center includes modern cardio machines and free weights
  • Cool Beans for grab-and-go snacks and Starbucks coffee
  • Water taxi stops right at the hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Public spaces are beginning to show age
  • Charge for parking
  • Beach is across the street
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Bottom Line

The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach is a solid choice for families and couples who want a clean room across the street from the beach, without a lot of extra charges and some convenient features. Rooms don't break the chain mold, but they are spacious and include balconies, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. The highlight at this chain hotel is the expansive swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers overlooking the bay. It's just a 10-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale and 20 minutes to Miami, making the hotel convenient to the action but still quiet.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Scene

Contemporary lobby with tropical touches

The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach's facade is white with glass balconies. Indoors, the spacious lobby includes a wall cut-out adorned with several matching glass vases filled with white orchids. Light-blue velvet sofas and white club chairs are clustered together on a brown and blue circle patterned rug. Pots of bromeliads and white planters with green ferns are plentiful. Gray settees are placed in front of tall windows overlooking the hotel's front drive. Abstract paintings of palm trees line the walls. Most of the guests are families and couples who want to enjoy the beach and pool, though business travelers stay here as well.

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Location

In Hollywood Beach nearby tourist attractions

The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach has a hard-to-beat location near Collins Avenue in Hollywood Avenue, just across a busy street from the sandy public beach. Aventura Mall is about a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Other nearby attractions include Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Gulfstream Park Casino. Fort Lauderdale is just 10 minutes away, but plan on at least 20 minutes to get to Miami's South Beach via car. There's a daily charge for parking at the hotel.

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Rooms

Spacious with kitchenettes and balconies -- plus a Quiet Floor

There are 311 rooms and suites at The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach and each comes standard with a kitchenette, furnished balcony, and coffeemaker. Decor is contemporary but still generic. Think: dark wood furniture, an ergonomic desk chair, and brown and white bed runners and bolsters on beds. White chaise loungers are a comfortable spot to watch the flat-screen TV. Bathrooms mostly consist of glass-encased showers with square-shaped bowl sinks. Templespa toiletries are nicer than average. Views range from the water to the parking lot. The Quiet Zone Floor is a great feature: No kids are allowed on the floor and housekeeping won't show up until after 10 a.m.

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Features

Huge swimming pool and several dining options

Though there are some convenient and fun features at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach for both tourists and business travelers, the best feature has to be their huge outdoor swimming pool. It's located on the edge of the bay and has plenty of sun loungers plus a large whirlpool. There's a poolside Tiki Bar for drinks, lunch, and dinner. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and tickets for the water taxi are sold near the pool. Inside, Elements Bistro serves a buffet breakfast, and a la carte lunch and dinner. 24-hour business and fitness centers include state-of-the-art equipment. The lobby holds a convenience store for quick snacks and Starbucks coffee. Room service is available, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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