$80 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 9, 2015 Check-out: Jan 10, 2015

Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

4 stars
1700 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
22 reviews
Business Trip

Great place to stay and rest your weary bones after a long day if meetings. See full review

  • PawPaw 4 Times
  • May 29, 2014
Needs a bit of maintennce, but great location

Toilet did not work, but other than that it was great. The bed was very comfortable. Excellent... See full review

  • Kansas Bob
  • Sep 29, 2014
Downtown Houston Hotel's Location Offers Convenience Welcome to the Crowne Plaza® hotel in Houston - Downtown, distinguished among area hotels. Near to Minute Maid Park, Houston Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), we ensure easy access to these and many other downtown Houston attractions. Our hotel's 12,000 total square feet of event space for groups of up to 500 and services such as a two-hour RFP response guarantee, a personal Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meeting Debrief make us "The Place to Meet" in downtown Houston. Our hotel's guests are close to ExxonMobil and Chevron, as well as Continental Airlines, KBR and area corporations, accounting and law firms. From shopping at the Houston Pavilions to visiting the Houston Museum District, downtown Houston offers plenty of entertainment for our hotel's guests. We're near Minute Maid Park and Houston Toyota Center, ideal for sports enthusiasts. With our free shuttle throughout downtown, guests can get to their destinations with ease. At this Crowne Plaza® Houston hotel, guests enjoy more than just a great location. Our thoughtful amenities ensure a relaxing, comfortable stay. Take advantage of a free shuttle, complimentary wireless Internet access in public spaces, free Internet access in all rooms, a sparkling outdoor pool, Fitness and Business Centers, and the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program. We hope to welcome you!

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Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
Gift shop
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Sam Houston Park: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.7 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.9 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 1.9 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.1 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of Houston: 2.3 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.7 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.9 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 1.9 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.1 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of Houston: 2.3 mi
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2.4 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 2.5 mi
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre: 2.6 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 2.6 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 2.6 mi
  • Houston Zoo: 2.8 mi
  • Beer Can House: 2.8 mi
  • Hermann Park: 2.8 mi
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: 2.9 mi
  • Rice University Trail: 3.2 mi
  • Rice Stadium: 3.4 mi
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: 4.8 mi
  • Minute Maid Park: 5 mi
  • Reliant Stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Water Wall: 5.4 mi
  • Houston Symphony: 6.6 mi
  • Houston Chinatown: 12.1 mi
  • Cockrell Butterfly Garden: 12.6 mi
  • Discovery Garden: 17.3 mi
  • Wortham Center: 18.5 mi

Dining

Brazos Restaurant
Savor the flavors Downtown Houston restaurants. Even better, you can experience some of Houston's finest dining right at the hotel. Our very own Brazos Restaurant and Lounge offers an entirely unique brand of "Texas Chic" which blends upscale American cui
Brazos Restaurant Lounge
With top-shelf cocktails, a light menu and happy hour specials with complimentary hors d'oeuvres on weekdays, Brazos Lounge helps you unwind at our hotel in Houston. After touring downtown or a day of meetings, kick up your feet and enjoy your drink.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Houston Brook
Business
Charlotte, NC
Oct 19, 2014

Houston Getaway

All in all, this hotel was okay. It was far from the downtown area that was described to us and the sheets were very uncomfortable. If I had too, I would stay again but I was really looking for something that was in walking distance to the center city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kansas Bob
Business
Wichita, KS
Sep 29, 2014

Needs a bit of maintennce, but great location

Toilet did not work, but other than that it was great. The bed was very comfortable. Excellent location for downtown and mid-town meetings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Head due South about a half-mile to mid-town for a number of fun bars.

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PawPaw 4 Times
Business
NM
May 29, 2014

Business Trip

Great place to stay and rest your weary bones after a long day if meetings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Salma s
Business
Cairo
May 11, 2014

Great location

Great location , clean and comfortable with new rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MissH
Business
Texas
Dec 7, 2013

Great staff!!

Front desk staff very friendly and helpful, valet parking staff not as friendly, maybe because it was a busy evening? Nice hotel beautiful downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
World's Greatest Husband
Business
Houston area
Oct 28, 2013

Great for a night away without the kids

We live in the Greater Houston area but have never spend any time downtown. We really just wanted a nice relaxing weekend. After waiting over 30 mins for the hotel shuttle to take us to dinner the hotel paid for a taxi to take and pick us up. One of my wife's comments about the hotel and staff "It's not the Best Western, I could get used to this." Needless to say, if we do get another room downtown we will be staying again at the Crowne Plaza.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sambuca - Great food and live music.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jhazle
Business
Michigan
Jul 18, 2013

Great places

At its prime this was a grand hotel, rooms are a bit dated, but still work for Houston. Awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Its not a real Refinery, but its called the Refinery

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wckd
Business
Spring, TX
Jul 15, 2013

Great Value

Hotel was great. Staff was pleasant. Great value for a downtown hotel. One recommendation would be to run the shuttle until 11:30PM or Midnight since the hotel is a good distance from the theater district and service had ended before the show let out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TexanTransplant
Business
Houston
Dec 5, 2012

Crown Center Houston

Had a nice stay. Great rooms, good breakfast, courteous staff... Parking expensive. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ChuckP
Business
Los angeles
Jun 5, 2012

OK place for a business trip

The staff here was geninuely friendly, from the valet to the front desk. That made this a good place to stay. Decor is a little dated, and my room smelled like somebody smoked in there, which was most noticable each time I entered the room. The AC vent was blowing directly on the desk which made the choice necessary between being blow away and being hot when sitting at the desk. The restaurant was OK and could also use some updating, but again had an excellent friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Go there EARLY, I was working long hours and was very confused about their hours. I was first told the restaurant stops serving at 10pm, then I was told Room Service was until midnight. Then I called room service at 10:30pm and the restaurant answered. I asked if they were open and they said I could eat there at the bar, until 1am.

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