Orlando, FL - Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown (Not Rated)
Address: 304 W. Colonial Dr Phone: 407-843-8700
Location/ Directions: I-4 W toward downtown Orlando, exit 84 for Colonial Dr/SR-50. Straight on Hughey Ave., hotel immediately on right.
Average Price (Checked Feb 2012): $140.00 AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 14-Floors, 227-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Outdoor Pool, High-speed Internet Access, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Shuttle Is Available, Business Center, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Daily Housekeeping, Concierge Services, Lounge, Ice Machine, Porter/Bellman, Color Cable / Satellite TV, CD Player, Stereo, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, Coffee Maker, Microwave Oven, Tea Maker, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Roll-away Bed/Cot (fee), Sofa-bed, All rooms non smoking, No Pets Allowed.
Railroad View: Good Distant View. Ask for any high floor room. Most high floor rooms should have a railroad view, either side of the hotel is ok, although we think the south side maybe slightly better for a railroad view. The railroad is just across Interstate 4. Trains blow their horns for the railroad crossing near the hotel, easy to know when a train approaches. The hotel provides ear-plugs in each room for noise from both the railroad and I-4 traffic.
Railroads past Hotel: CSX / Amtrak / (coming soon) SunRail Commuter trains. We are not sure of the rail traffic on this double track mainline. Internet reviews report 3 to 4 trains pass each night.
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.comPhoto Comment: A photo taken from the grade crossing on West Concord Street shows the 14-story Crowne Plaza Hotel in the distance. From where this picture is taken, the hotel is 900 feet away.