Holiday Inn vs Crowne Plaza: Features, amenities and prices, compared
Contrasting Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, to help you find the hotel that's right for you.
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Finding it hard to single out which hotel to stay at on your next trip? We analyse the offerings at Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza to see how they compare to each other.
Is one cheaper? Do they offer loyalty schemes? Are they pet friendly? We find out the answer to these questions and more.
Holiday Inn vs Crowne Plaza
|Feature||Holiday Inn||Crowne Plaza||Verdict|
|Where are its hotels?||Both brands are based in the same destinations|
|Is there free breakfast?||Breakfast is included at Holiday Inn Express hotels||No||Holiday Inn offers free breakfast; Crowne Plaza does not|
|Is there a loyalty program? Is it free to join?||IHG Rewards Club - free to join||IHG Rewards Club - free to join||Both run the same loyalty club|
|Which chains is it partnered with?||Holiday Inn is part of IHG Hotels group. Its sister brands include:||Crowne Plaza is also part of IHG Hotels group||Both brands belong to the same parent company|
|Is there free Wi-Fi?||Free Wi-Fi is available in Holiday Inn Express Hotels||At most Crowne Plaza hotels||Crowne Plaza offers more free Wi-Fi|
|Is there an executive lounge?||In some hotels||Many hotels have Club Lounge||Both offer executive lounges|
|How many stars does it have?||Mid-high range||Mid-high range||Both offer mid-range and upscale hotels|
|Are hotels pet friendly?||Some are||Some are||Both offer pet-friendly hotels|
|Is there online chat?||Yes||Yes||Both offer online chat|
|What are my payment options?||They offer the same payment options.|
|Can I price match?||Yes||Yes||Both price match|
|Does it allow for cancellations / changes?||Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours notice||Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours notice||Both have similar cancellation policies|
|Does it have smoking rooms?||Yes||Yes||Both brands offer some smoking rooms|
Who offers the best price?
A double room at Holiday Inn Kensington in London cost £119 ($206.33) in a rate search at the time of writing in March 2018.
In a rate search carried out on the same day, a room at Crowne Plaza Kensington in London cost £140 ($242.74).
Holiday Inn came out cheaper than Crowne Plaza, despite being in the same location and having similar facilities such as a gym, restaurant and bar.
Any other differences worth noting?
Holiday Inn allows up to two children to stay for free with a paying adult. Plus children are also entitled to eat for free from the kids’ menu when they are dining with an adult. These policies apply at most hotels, although there are exceptions.
Crowne Plaza hotels feature quiet zones where loud conversations and ringing phones are discouraged.
What are the deals like?
Both Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza offer deals like 10 percent off weekend breaks and deals on airport parking.
Both brands offer similar deals.
Top Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel deals
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