A remarkable hotel at the epicenter of Dallas. The hotel has immediate access to all local Dart rail trains (leading everywhere), the T (taking you to Fort Worth) and Amtrak with straight connections to Chicago and Los Angeles. A memorable vacation starts with 1 or 2 nights here and then a surprise trip either on Amtrak or Dart out to DFW airport. The atrium is amazing with views of Reunion tower and the famed 560 Wolfgang Puck's restaurant. Make your reservations at least 2-3 weeks out to get an available time slot for a memorable night viewing downtown Dallas from 3/4 of mile away and 560 feet up in the air. Room was spacious and immaculate and view of downtown, rail station, Omni was incredible. Request a view of downtown when you check in. Valet parking is a little pricey so I opted for self pay parking at the Amtrak station ($6 for 12 hours)
I loved the location. Friday nights dinner at five-sixty was wonder full and the view amazing. Saturday morning we awoke and took a stroll through downtown dallas. And the shops on the 1st level were convenient. So last weekends stay was all for fiancee....Shes been really stressed lately and i wanted to give her a night to remember.First off partially my fault, but i booked on prom weekend so parking was horrible. I actually ended up parking across the street from Reunion Tower. Then greeted at the front desk i find that they've stuck me into a double queen handicap room, not ok. After speaking with the young lady down stairs she apologizes and gives me a different room. Again its a double queen not the single room. I had booked. Then when i go to wash up before dinner at the five-sixty, the drain to the sink was clogged and water poured on to the floor. Kids at the prom were having fun on the balcony, they were laughing, screaming and enjoying theyre night. Unfortunately for us, we were located right above...
We were supposed to have a room with two queen-size beds and instead we had two full-size. was very hard for four people to sleep in two full-sized beds.
The only thing the hotel had going for it was its location. And may be one friendly front desk agent Room key stopped working after first night They charged me an extra day of parking when I only stayed 3 days not 4 THey charged my credit card $250 cleaning fee when I never smoked in the room or hotel. Then you call and call and the GM brain. Never returns voicemails that you left him Your betting off staying at the many other hotels in he area. This crown plaza should be renamed motel 6
While the room was not super luxurious - for a business trip - it was perfect. Rather a NYC loft feel (hence the name) with modern vibe. I had a nice view of some of the Dallas skyline. I do believe they really are green conscious - with a little recycle bin in the room so I didn't have to feel guilty about water bottles being tossed. Very close to the convention center and Main Street where we found some nice eateries and pubs (a five minute walk). Super friendly staff from the front desk to the bartender at the lounge. At the end of the day, the bed was very comfortable and I slept well. Erm - the pool area could have used a little help. I have come to count upon the hotel shampoo & conditioner (never bother to pack my own anymore)- but didn't care for the pre-mixed stuff in the wall dispenser.
One elevator of 2 was out most of my stay. There with a large wedding party and we were all going and coming at same time. Very frustrating....
Great location Parking is not included
Location: Was very helpful since it was close by to the Tram station. Facilities: Breakfast great and room was fairly clean Cleanliness: In room was good, but each floor had 1/2 the floor closed off (which was left wide open very frequently) for reconstruction. Hallways were a mess and I constantly kept finding pieces of plaster and nails in front of my doorway. Would have been smarter to seal off an entire floor for construction rather than 1/2 a floor every floor (or atleast the floors I saw personally since I went exploring because multiple Ice Machines were broken). Comfort: Besides the construction literally right next to my room, the plaster pieces, and nails... It was fairly comfortable. Location: My only issue was the parking. Even though they gave me a ticket when I gave them my keys you might want to get them a better tracking system. They apparently had lost my keys in the key pile in their office. I had to explain what my rental car and keys looked like just to narrow it down to 3 key sets. Would be kinda worried if this was a personal vehicle. Staff: The check-in and check-out process was smooth I will give them that. As for my other complaints (described in the cleanliness part) was met with 1 of 2 very well rehearsed apologies which seemed more of a blow off apology. Even after telling them I work in another hotel and to just lay it out straight to me (I'm understanding especially since the hotel I work at just did renovations), they still gave me the rehearsed blow off apology. Value for money: I'll let you decide from the above if $100+ per night is worth it. Especially considering this is gonna be ongoing til February 2016 (from what staff said to me directly). As a fair warning they are not advertising the construction on any website except their own. Even if you call up to confirm your reservation they don't even disclose to you (in email or over the phone) that they are under construction.