We got the 3 night deal, for $699 which included 3 nights, a large family pizza, $120 dollars towards meals either in room or at their restaurant, we also received a family pass for 4 for the Crystal Palace rides and a family day pass at Magic Mountain Water park. It was a really good deal. I check out other hotels in the area but they couldn't match this offer. So I booked it and off we went on the 20th!
We arrived, parked our car and got the luggage out. We checked in and they gave us a room that views the indoor pool. Some of the rooms are Themed rooms, like the 50s with a car bed and real jutebox, etc, While it was a little noisey, it was still nice to pull open the big curtains and watch the swimming. We were on the first floor. What I didn't like, was that we had to walk out the hall and around the front desk to get in the pool. The water was warm but it wasn't very deep. It had a hot tub and a sauna. The decor around the pool was like caves and mini waterfalls. This is a family oriented hotel and the pool closed at 10 pm.
The hotel staff were very accommodating and helpful. They gave us assistance whenever we needed. BUT I have to tell you all, it was the housekeeping that I admired!! I know the condition our room was in when we left each day - terrible, but when we walked past other rooms, I shuddered and thanked the Lord I was not the person cleaning up that mess. They are angels to do this work, one room after another, day after day. Thank you to all cleaning people out there, I honour you!
The bed at the Crystal Palace were very comfortable. The kids loved it, as well as the pillows. The mattress was sturdy foam because when I climbed in bed, it didn't disturb my niece nor did she move. This is like the wine commercial where the woman walks on the bed and the wine doesn't move. Great beds for sure which gave us a beautiful sleep.
The room was not the biggest I've stayed in but it was sufficient. Some other themed rooms were smaller, like the 50s room. Some rooms actually opened up to the pool which I would have liked. I think by the time we were ready to leave, we all were a little sick of swimming. The kids however, wanted to go back to the Palace Park and do one more mini-golf. I have to say, the Park is very circus like and the theatres are right at the entrance to the indoor park.
We had to say good by and begin our trip to Miramichi where we stayed at the Rodd Inn. Another blog for another great hotel.