After 30 years staying at another chain hotel in San Salvador, this was the first time at the Crowne Plaza with my wife for a local wedding. What a great hotel! The SERVICE was fantastic, every employee was most polite and helpful. The hotel FOOD was excellent and not as expensive as I would have expected. Buffet BREAKFAST was included and covered everything needed..omelette chef, fresh juice, and a pupusa stand. PARKING was free, always available and near the hotel entrance. The ROOM was clean, efficiently appointed and ample size. I would highly recommend the volcano-view rooms since the other side faces the World Trade Center building. HEALTHCLUB was very nice.
The only negative comments would be that the swimming pool is much smaller than the pictures. It appears they filled in some of it to make a patio. Pool area was very nice and pool is large enough for all. There are NO UMBRELLAS noted by the pool so plan to get fried by the sun which hits the pool most of the day.
Crowne Plaza is conveniently located near the Zona Rosa, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. If coming uphill on General Escalon take a right on Calle 87 for a few blocks, wrap around the hotel (one-way streets) to the entrance and parking.
As a very well-seasoned traveler, this was a fantastic hotel experience and highly unlikely that I will ever return to my other hotel.