Excellent choice for business trips
I recently spent 2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Science City on a work-related trip, and think it's my favourite hotel so far in Guangzhou.
The hotel lived up to its promise of 5-stars and is very stylish and well kept. Not all of the staff speak English, but those who do speak it well and are very helpful.
My room was incredibly spacious with a comfortable king bed, work area, mini-bar, huge LCD TV and my own balcony. The bathroom was all marble and had a separate tub and shower. I was very impressed.
The breakfast was very good too and they even offered espresso coffee. There's also a pub called "The Mad Scientist" that was lots of fun with video games. Definitely my first time playing video games in a bar!
Yes the location is quite far from downtown, but if you're working in the area it's convenient and there's a decent selection of restaurants and shopping nearby. It's also easy to get to/from the airport by shuttle bus.