Stayed at the hotel twice, for 4 nights then 1. Clearly this was a landmark property in it's day, but now seems to be fading away. We heard that it will soon shutdown for a major renovation / rebuild. Our 2nd room (270) was nicer than the 1st (280), having a street view of sorts rather than looking into the interior daylight void. Per previous reviews you do pay extra for lots of stuff which is routinely free in other hotels. Eg bottled water, in room wifi which is annoying. In our 1st room the toilet was loose so rocked when sat on and they failed to replace the small hand towels after the first day. The beds were comfy though. The hotel's best attribute is it's location and that's hard to beat. The park across the road is beautiful and lively and the area appears to be safe to walk around freely. Staff were mostly nice and I think many of them have worked there for a long time. Hope they are taken care of.
"Comfortable stay, great location"
The Plaza Hotel is an odd mix - faded glory with bad carpets, it was a Marriott hotel for awhile. But don't let the weird mix be off-putting Besides its great location, the hotel has incredibly comfortable beds and great showers, two of the most important features of a hotel. Plus the bar is a great hangout, and service is also superb. So, with one point off for the somewhat old-school furniture etc., it's a really great choice of hotels.
"Wonderful Classic Hotel"
We love this hotel. It reminds me of the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles. The day we arrived there was reportedly some sort of political unrest, so the usual 1 hr ride from the airport took 3+ hrs. We were exhausted, but luckily we were able to check into our room early. Our junior suite is lovely - clean, comfortable and homelike. The front desk staff was welcoming & the bellhop took the time to show us everything in the room - air con controls for each room (bedroom and living room), how the electricity worked and even that they had an outlet for our US 110 V appliances. We ordered from room service a pizza & a salad - both delicious. Then we relaxed, checked email and slept for many hours. It's right on Ave. Florida - a great shopping area. Not as many bargains as I had been told but we found 2 great shops that I'll write about separately. Wi fi is free for a suite. The concierge staff has been very helpful.
My husband and I stayed here our last day/night in BA. The location is excellent, walking distance to the downtown attractions! The hotel is older, but was a great value and we had everything we needed. The patio bar on the pool-level is a great place to grab a drink and relax!
This hotel was fantastic for our purposes. We had adjoining rooms with our nanny and two decent queen beds. The hotel is pretty rundown and the lift does not leave from the lobby to get to your room. You have to either walk up or down one flight. We did not eat here. Even though we were there in November and it was hot the outdoor pool was not open (a huge disappointment for the kids). The hotel was supposed to close at the end of 2016 for two years for a huge renovation. Apparently that has been delayed. It is a fantastic location but the layout of the hotel is very strange. Tour buses pull up to the hotel every day and thieves lie in wait to relieve tourists of their purses, cameras and other things of value. Be very cautious as you walk out of the hotel and make sure you look around and are very aware of your surroundings. Thieves look for people who are distracted.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM