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Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel Review: This hotel was built in 1912 as a depot on the Louisville & Nashville railroad line. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978 and is now part of the Crowne Plaza chain. The restaurant and lobby provide an ad hoc exhibition space for precious items the hotel has collected from around the world. Just a few of the pieces on display are a giant copper, brass and stained-glass clock from an old bank in Kentucky, a jade table from China and a ceiling dome inlaid with jewels from a Philadelphia theater. The 210 rooms are spacious but decorated far less elaborately than the public spaces. The top two floors are reserved for the Concierge Level. Guests in rooms on these floors are treated to complimentary breakfast and cocktails. The Presidential Suite resides in a two-story townhouse with a wooden, spiral staircase leading to the bedrooms. Public spaces include a library and an atrium. For on-site dining there is 1912 The Restaurant, located in a fully renovated 1912 L&N train station and serving American fine fare.