Crowne Plaza Englewood
What We Love
- A convenient base just across the Hudson from New York City, with a breakfast optionHaving the option to add breakfast to your stay
- Being just a 10-minute drive from the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan
- Taking a scenic walk at the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
What To Know
- The hotel offers shuttle service into NYC
- Plenty of free onsite parking
- Free WiFi is strong
New Jersey may be known for its shore, but if you head to its suburbs instead of its beach towns, you’ll discover that the Garden State is as rich in flora and fauna as the nickname suggests. Parks and trails abound here, such as in Bergen County, where you’ll find Flat Rock Brook Nature Center – a 150-acre preserve, set on the edge of the Palisades and across the Hudson from New York. You’ll be just a few minutes from this scenic destination as a guest at Crowne Plaza Englewood. And thanks to the George Washington Bridge entrance in the neighboring town of Fort Lee, you’ll be only a bit farther from all the best sights in the City that Never Sleeps.
The rest of the time that you’re not exploring the wild or taking Manhattan, catch some sleep yourself. Your room is warmly decorated in inviting tones, with movie channels on the 37-in. flat-screen TV and a generous seven layers of bedding on your mattress. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, and you can tend to any exercise needs at the well-equipped fitness center. And when you’re ready to face New Jersey nature or New York City again, you need only fuel up with a bite or a drink at Blue City Grille American restaurant, which serves three meals a day.
Your Wi-Fi-equipped room holds a 37-in. flat-screen cable and satellite HDTV with movie options, plus a stereo and a CD player. Channel surf from your bed, dressed in seven layers of linens. Standard rooms hold either one king or two double beds.
Amenities- Coffeemaker?- Work desk with lamp- Desk-level electrical outlet- Two dual-line speakerphones with voicemail- Bathroom with tub- Hair dryer- Double-glazed windows- Individually controlled air conditioning- Separate hanging closet- Sofabed- Microwave (upon request)- Mini-fridge (upon request)
Blue City Grille’s inspiration is a 1920s American restaurant. The eatery dishes up straightforward, yet filling, breakfast, lunch and dinner options. If you’re feeling lazy, order your meal to your room – it can be delivered between the hours of 6am and 10pm daily.
Englewood is a fantastic base for nature lovers, thanks to its expansive Flat Rock Brook Nature Center and its proximity to Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary in Palisades Park. It’s also less than four miles from New York City – though of course, you’ll need to drive down to Fort Lee, where the New Jersey entrance of the George Washington Bridge is located, to get there. Spend your days taking the local trails or taking Manhattan – the choice is yours.
How to Get There
Stayed one night, a short night at that. The checkin with the front desk staff was smooth and very helpful. Lobby area was clean and easy to navigate. The room as clean and rather quiet. WiFi was spot on, plenty of plugins for the tech. Didn’t get a chance to try the pool or fitness center. Left before breakfast was open, soooo, can’t say much about that. Check out was easy. over all I’d return, this time for a longer stay.
Nice hotel. Centrally located to the areas I visited. Close to a number of good reataurants. The room was clean, a little on the spartan side. Needed help from the desk with the TV and a desk light. It came promptly. Front desk accomodating.
Needed a place overnight between a show, and the Broadway Flea Market in NYC the next day. This hotel was 30ish minutes away and a great stopping point. The room was spacious and clean, and includes a fridge. I was impressed with the size of the bathroom! Our room had 2 double beds, a desk and a large bureau (I forgot to take pics). The front desk staff was super nice. The front desk area was large and inviting, with ample sitting room and a display shelf with many area attractions. There was a small shop for conveniences. I have no idea if there even was a pool, as the hotel was really only a place to sleep, but the beds were comfortable and the staff was nice, and that's all that mattered to us at the time.
Of note- we could not figure out how to get there or to NYC without crossing a bridge or a tunnel. We took the George Washington bridge to NYC, and the Lincoln Tunnel back to the hotel. There are no prices posted, so it's going to be interesting to see our EZpass statement next month!