Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
What We Love
- The majority owner of the hotel also owns a Napa Valley winery called Sodaro; sip Sodaro’s 2006 Cabernet Felicity ($15 per glass) at the Savoy lounge
- Savoy restaurant and lounge are not just for travelers – locals line up at the bar and dine at this hot spot as well
- Relaxing outdoor pool
- Proximity to the 405 is handy, and John Wayne Airport is just 2.5 miles away
- Walk-in showers in Spa King Rooms
- Enjoy a free shuttle van to nearby attractions and free WiFi (nearby competition charges for WiFi)
What To Know
- The hotel is surrounded by chain hotels catering to the business travel crowd
- Self parking onsite is $10
- The nearby 405 freeway is famous for being a parking lot at times. Plan accordingly and avoid peak drive times if you can
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
You’ll be centrally located in Costa Mesa with a stay at Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, minutes from The Camp and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. This hotel is within close proximity of The LAB Antimall and South Coast Plaza.
Make yourself at home in one of the 224 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Costa Mesa? This hotel has 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
How to Get There
Located near John Wayne Airport and local businesses. Rooms were decent, stayed in one of their remodeled suites. Parking was limited due to construction out front, not sure about the parking structure in the back. Large open room plan, including nice walk-in shower.
The room at the Crowne Hotel in Costa Mesa itself was spacious and newly renovated. So newly renovated, in fact, that the wing I was staying in didn’t have a functioning elevator (I was told they were waiting for inspection). I was offered a room with small beds on the ground floor (I don’t do ground floor), or a not renovated room (no thank you). *I* had to suggest that I’d like to keep my original room, but that I’d like help with my luggage up the three flights of stairs. She called someone to assist me after I requested assistance, but I don’t think it was his normal job. I felt bad for him, because due to my three week trip, my two bags were quite heavy.
The gal at the front desk was very sweet, kind, and calm (but seemingly a bit out of the loop on what I would imagine to be normal guest expectations: an elevator or mandatory assistance). I was just extraordinarily tired and wanted a giant bed to sleep in, in which my feet didn’t hang off the end. At the end of our discussion, sensing my frustration at my less than ideal options, she offered me free parking ($8 off my bill for self-parking), and told me to call down in the morning for help with my bags. As it turned out, someone had left by the time I got my bags to my room and headed down the three flights of stairs to retrieve and park my car, so I was able to park out front of the hotel.
The room was big enough, and also had a nice coffee table and small seating area in addition to a desk. The renovations were tasteful. The bathroom had a nice vanity, but the tub was nothing special. The room had a full-length mirror. The closet was an armoire (not an actual in-wall closet).
Products: Beekman “Fresh Air” scented: shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, bar soap, body lotion. I only used the body lotion, and it was nice. The scent was mild and pleasant.
Overall, the room was decent, and once the elevator is working again, it would be an okay place for one night as a reasonably priced accommodation in the area. However, I would call in advance to ensure the elevator was working (because...how awkward, for a hotel).
I stayed 2 nights at this hotel. Front desk manager Aldo was the perfect person in hospitality business. Hotel is going through construction phase. Restaurant was good and wine served was good. Hotel is going through changeover from Holiday Inn to Crown Plaza.
I had a meeting in this area, and selected the hotel because of that (I was looking for a hotel from the IHG group). I arrived pretty late, was tired and hungry and hoped the hotel would offer a good room to sleep and room service so I could still do some preparation work for my customer visit next day. Check-in was as expected, the room was fine: clean, sufficient space, a good bed, a desk that can indeed be used to put your laptop and some papers in a decent way, fast internet, bathroom was fine too. I ordered some dinner (I can recommend the chicken, it was very good!). I'm always a bit uncomfortable when the staff enters my room and put my dinner on the table, and prefer the room doors stays open. The lady providing the dinner had some kind of doorlock to block the door in a 90 degree angle. Elegant solution!
I also had breakfast: this was not bad, but not wow either
Really nice place, was currently undergoing upgrades so if you're a day sleeper the noise might be a little rough, but they do offer earplugs and a white noise maker at the front desk if you need it.
I didn't run into any problems but the staff made me feel of there was a problem, they'd get it taken care of.
Not sure if I had an older room or newer one but the mini-fridge was just chillin in a weird spot against the wall on the floor, sort of in the way, but I would rather have it there than not have any at all.
There's no bathtub, shower only. So if you're looking for a soak, won't be here.
Docked a point for the fact that at least two elevators were out of service during my stay. The restaurant had some of the slowest service I've ever had (put that on separate review) but it was good food.