We spent one night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in mid-January. It's set high on a hill, so is easy to locate, even for those unfamiliar with the area. It's convenient to restaurants and strip shopping areas, with a large mall also close by.
The hotel staff and particularly the general manager, were very friendly and helpful.
Our room was in the "New York" wing and faced into a courtyard, away from the road, so it was very quiet. The room was spacious and had many comforts of home, including a large desk, easy chair and large high definition LCD TV (with real HD service, unlike many other places we've stayed). There were ceramic mugs for the room's coffee pot. These helped (slightly) to make the usual bad hotel brew a bit better. The bedside lamps had 2 outlets apiece, a nice convenience. The bed was king size and very comfortable. We had a couple of problems with the room: a door that needed to be slammed in order to latch properly and really weak Internet service.
The bathroom was large and had niceties that included a larger shower head, hair dryer and even a lighted makeup mirror. The toiletries and soap had a nice lemony scent. Unfortunately, the (central) exhaust did a really poor job of keeping the room and mirrors from getting steamy.
Breakfast (an added cost) consisted of a much better than average buffet with cooked-to-order eggs. The coffee was not particularly good, definitely not up to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts standards, but the orange juice was excellent.
One service we haven't seen in awhile was housekeeping knocking on the door around 8:30 a.m. to ask if we needed additional coffee or towels.
All in all, we had a good stay and would consider another visit to this Crowne Plaza if in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to join us in the heart of Berks County Pennsylvania. Whether you are here on business, or shopping at the Vanity Fair Outlets, we are committed to making your stay with us memorable. Our professional staff lives the spirit of hospitality with warm welcoming smiles, and the strong desire to exceed your expectations. Every hotel can offer you a bed, free WiFi, and Continental breakfast but they can't do it with the passion and dedication our staff has to you, our guest! Thursday evenings stop by Goodnites Lounge and enjoy "Caliente" our very own Latin night. Featuring authentic Latin food, great music and friendly people. Any day of the week is a great time to visit "Prime Steak & Wine", offering delicious foods that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Thinking about getting away with the girls for the weekend? Park your car when you arrive and you won't need to get back in it until you're ready to leave. We've got it all here with our SPA-taneous and SHOP-taneous Getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Reading
- Crowne Plaza Wyomissing
- Sheraton Reading
- Reading Sheraton