Crowne Plaza Hotel: Overall Best Hotel
When I went to Dubai the first time I stayed at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road. It was a huge hotel which had everything from a fridge to a iron to an iron board and even a stove, which I didnt even use but it was good to know it was one there anyway! When I was hungry, I went down stairs and there were a couple of restaurants in the hotel including mcdonalds and fridays. Chillis was two buildings down. Overall it was a great experience and i recommend it for someone going to Dubai there first time or going alone.
The prices were reasonable. One important thing is cabs stop there very frequently to pick up or drop off so you would have to wait less than a min for a cab. You can spend your entire time in the hotel and not leave and do everything u needed to do. It had places to eat, a souvenir shop, and of course a bar and a night club! Also if u wanted to head out to other places its 15 min from Dubai Museum, Dubai Zoo and Jumeirah Beach.