Our first five nights in El Salvador we stayed at the Crowne Plaza located in the Colonia Escalon, San Salvador. We were very lucky to have a connection that was able to get us a special discounted room rates. The normal rate for this hotel was over $120 a night, but we were able to get it for less than half the normal rate.
This hotel is very nice. Its an old hotel, but has all the amenities that even the most picky of guess would need. The views from the hotel grounds are spectacular. There is a Olympic size swimming pool, gym, restaurant, bar and outdoor area. They have an amazing breakfast buffet, but be prepared to spend $17 per person. We were lucky that one was included in the price of our room.
One of the really nice things about this hotel is that it is connected to the World Trade Center Plaza with a short walkway. This area has tons of restaurants, coffee shops, book store and a pharmacy.
This has been a great place to rest up and relax before we move onto our next destination. The only negative surprise was that after hotel staff had told us that local calls were included we had a $50 phone bill upon check out which they refused to waive despite the misinformation.