Downtown Orlando’s Crown Jewel
It might sound strange, but not everyone that visits Orlando comes for the theme park experience. True that there are countless theme park adventures to fuel your fun, there are other ways to enjoy Orlando than staying on Universal or Disney property. In fact, some people want to come to Orlando to just experience Orlando. It’s a vibrant city that engages people of all age groups for both work and play. When you choose the Crowne Plaza Orlando as your place to stay, you’ll be choosing a hotel that gives you so much more than a place to lay your head at night. You’ll be choosing a hotel that can give you everything you need for your trip, whether it’s strictly business or completely pleasurable, making it a true treasure in the downtown district.
If you’re looking to break free of the crazy theme park crowd chaos, try an upscale experience in the heart of downtown Orlando at the Crowne Plaza Orlando. You’ll still be close enough to make theme parks a part of your itinerary if you wish, plus you’ll get to enjoy all that downtown Orlando has to offer, which is quite a lot.
The prime location of the Crowne Plaza Orlando puts you right in the center of sporting events, shopping, dining, fun nightlife at famed Church Street, and gives you easy access to the airport. Walking to the Amway Center is easy from the Crowne Plaza Orlando. You can cheer for the Magic at a basketball game, root for the Solar Bears at a hockey game, or catch a performance like Cirque Du Soleil. Many big music names also grace the Amway Center like country legend Garth Brooks and Latino sensation Marc Anthony, to name a few.
In town on business? The Orange County Convention Center is close by so you can get there with ease. And whether you’re working or vacationing, you simply can’t leave Orlando without stopping at Prime Outlets or Mall at Millenia for some shopping therapy.
If you’ve come for the theme parks though, the Crowne Plaza Orlando provides you with an alternative away from the crowds where you can stay in comfort and style without being in the thick of all the flocks of tourists. In this way, when you’re done with your day of exploring the theme parks, you can come back to the hotel to unwind in sophisticated comfort and recharge your spirit. With this great location, you’re still able to quickly and easily get to all the Disney parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom – as well as Disney Springs. For the more adventurous, try Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with 7 exciting islands of entertaining attractions including thrilling roller coasters that will have you screaming for more. SeaWorld, Aquatica Waterpark, Discovery Cove, and so much more also await you. There’s even a chance to get up close and personal with real live alligators at Gatorland. No trip to Orlando can ever be boring with so much to do and see!
Within the hotel, modern touches of comfort welcome you for your stay. The rooms are filled with the kind of little luxuries that make you feel relaxed, even if the reason for your visit is purely business. After all, there should be some pleasure mixed in. With pillow-top beds, 48-inch LED TVs and wet bars in each room, you’ll feel right at home. Don’t worry about missing an important email or updating your Instagram with fabulous photos of your trip as you go along. All guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access in their rooms as well as throughout the entire hotel. Functional bathrooms with elegant fixtures make getting ready for meetings or fun a pampering experience. The Crowne Plaza Orlando also provides luxurious brands of toiletries from soap to shampoo and more for your stay. If you’re forgotten something that’s not among the complimentary items provided, let the concierge desk know so they can get it for you.
The Crowne Plaza Orlando is also a green lodging hotel. It takes careful measures to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. You can feel good about staying here knowing that the environment is also being treated well and that the hotel works to reduce its waste and impact on the surrounding area. It’s also a completely smoke-free facility so you can enjoy fresh, clean air throughout the hotel.
Business travelers can also get same-day dry cleaning services to keep their professional attire looking professional. If you like to start your day with coffee and the daily newspaper, every room comes with a coffee maker and you can request to have a newspaper delivered to your room each morning free of charge. Or let room service bring you a magnificent breakfast to kick off your day before you head into your meetings. You can take your time getting ready while they serve you!
If you really want the most luxurious stay of all, book the two-room presidential suite. Enjoy a splendid view of Lake Eola right outside your window, full kitchen, dining room for 8, and king bedrooms with private master bathrooms. The main master bath includes a full sauna and steam room shower, perfect for a relaxing end to your day. While the other rooms are certainly comfortable and thoughtfully designed to make your stay outstanding, the presidential suite will exceed every single expectation you have to make your stay the most memorable ever.
Even if you don’t choose the two-room presidential suite, you can still arrange for an in-room massage to help you unwind. Or work off your stress from your meeting at the fitness center. Perhaps you’re vacationing and don’t want to take a break from your daily exercise regimen. Nothing helps make you feel as good as exercise does! Whatever the case, keeping up with your fitness at the Crowne Plaza Orlando is easy. Treadmills, elliptical machines, lifecycles and free weights are all available for guests’ usage 24 hours a day. You can watch something on the mounted 42-inch TV or feel free to access the free hotel wifi to enjoy something from your smartphone or tablet to make your workout more motivating.
Not everyone enjoys working out in a gym setting though, and Crowne Plaza Orlando has you covered with a sparkling pool perfect for getting some laps in. Or just sit and relax by the pool too. Sometimes, doing nothing but lazing around the pool on your Floridian trip is the best way to do something!
Nearby Lake Eola also offers plenty of ways to get some outdoor exercise in while you’re staying at the Crowne Plaza Orlando. The sidewalk that encircles that lake is almost a mile long. You can walk, run or jog around this lovely setting. Or rent a swan-shaped paddle boat. That’s a unique way to get some exercise while you’re in town! On Sundays, you can catch the Eola Sunday Market and buy fresh produce as well as other Floridian items as you take in a stroll around the lake.
Stay in and experience the flavors of The Bite Bistro & Wine Bar within the Crowne Plaza Orlando. American bistro-style fare is served here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re visiting on business, relax for at the bar with a glass or two of good wine or go for a cocktail. With a daily Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm, there’s a lot to celebrate.
Come hungry, because you’ll find great starters like Steak & Stout Sliders, a trio of sliders each with a heaping serving of thin-sliced sirloin adorned with Gouda and stout-braised onions. Firecracker Shrimp lends a more spicy beginning to your meal. Or play it safe with an order of Spinach & Artichoke Dip, served creamy and warm with crisp tortilla chips.
Keep it simple with a burger or sandwich. You can even build your own burger just the way you want it. Sandwiches will fill you up right, like the Grilled Salmon BLT, a nice twist on the classic BLT sandwich with a thick cut of bacon and maple-glazed salmon. Or try a Floridian classic like the Mojo Cuban Sandwich, made the traditional way with pulled pork, shaved ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and spicy Dijon mustard on Cuban bread that is pressed to absolute perfection.
The entrees here don’t disappoint either. Seafood, pasta, chicken and meat dishes make it easy to please anyone. The most popular entrée by far is the Whiskey Sirloin. It’s a 10-ounce cut served with a house made whiskey au jus. Braised Short Ribs are also a good choice with a red wine demi-glace that you’ll crave.
Should you feel like venturing out of the hotel, there are many gastronomical delights to be found at the restaurants in the surrounding area. From steakhouses to sports bars and from sushi to gastropubs, there is something for every palate to enjoy. Should your business meetings be tiring or the weather too inclement, you can always order room service between 6am and 11pm. The accommodating staff at the Crowne Plaza Orlando will be happy to serve you any meal in the comforts of your own room.
Crowne Plaza Orlando recognizes that some guests have special needs that must be met. The hotel has 12 rooms designated for guests with special needs to ensure that they have the most comfortable stay. All common areas including the entrance, concierge desk, restaurant and pool are easily accessible for every guest. The meeting rooms also provide access for special needs guests so all business events can go smoothly for everyone who attends.
They say you should never mix business with pleasure, but in the case of the Crowne Plaza Orlando, it’s a must. Everything you need to have a successful business trip is available including high-speed internet and wifi, courier services, and more. There are also comfortably stylish meeting rooms to conduct business in. Should there be a service you need that is unavailable or being occupied by another guest, anything else you need done can be taken care of at the nearby location for FedEx Kinkos or the OfficeMax.
With everything at your fingertips, it will be easier to get your work completed, leaving you with time to relax and enjoy your stay. Get more pleasure out of your visit by washing away your stresses in the pool, ordering an in-room massage, or venturing out into the neighboring area to explore the beautiful city that Orlando is with a game at the arena, upscale dining options and an array of bars and clubs. See Orlando as more than a theme park Mecca. See it from the Crowne Plaza Orlando for the ultimate experience in Central Florida.