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Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a night here to stay during a dive weekend in Crystal Springs, Florida. Minutes from a large/popular dive shop & restaurants. Haven't been to a Holiday Inn Express in a long time, but this place turned out to be perfect! My expectations were exceeded! This location was very clean, updated decor, outstanding staff (nice and friendly), the bed/pillows... More

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florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Crystal River for a Scalloping trip. The hotel is very nice. We got a two bedroom room which was excellent for our family of 5. 2 rooms with a couch and living area. It was more like an efficiency. I especially loved Ms. Mary, the older lady that worked during the free breakfast. She was so quick... More

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north port,fl
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights, as I had booked a scalloping tour with Majestic Manatee Tours. (Highly recommend). The hotel is not on the water, but after reading numerous reviews & also recommended by Capt. Cindy of the tour Co., I decided on this hotel & booked two rooms. I requested connecting rooms & called the hotel directly before arrival &... More

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear mssee, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and insight of your recent stay with us. I apologize that the breakfast was not to your liking and I can assure you that we are taking the proper actions to correct the issues you named but I am pleased to hear that your room was... More

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a trip to Crystal River to take a swim with the Manatees with Manatee Fun and Captain Broderick. We stayed 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Express while we toured the area. The hotel is relatively new, it was clean and up to date, the staff was friendly, and the free breakfast was great. Other than... More

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Steve B, Thank you for reviewing our property regarding your recent stay with us. I'm so pleased that you and your family were able to indulge in breakfast and sleep comfortably while enjoying the area and the local attractions. I do apologize on behalf of the guest who made it difficult to utilize the pool area. We hope to... More

Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ali and the other staff here go way above and beyond caring for the guests. They have great recommendations for the local attractions. Breakfast is free. Great location. Close to the marina and so many good restaurants.

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear eric s, Thank you for your wonderful feedback of your recent stay with at Holiday Inn Express. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Ali and the rest of our team. We are so happy you were able to enjoy the area and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Crystal River,... More

Collinsville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get the coupon book at the tourist info places all over and the room is 89 per night any night. great deal. very clean. smoke free and very nice staff. they must have over 20 cameras monitoring the place which helps us feel better with a suv full of vacation gear.

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear chris b, Thanks for your insight on your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River. We are happy to hear that you felt reassured and safe during your stay. We go the extra mile when it comes to the safety and peace of mind of our guest. We hope to see you soon! Kari N. Public... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location to enjoy everything Crystal River has to offer. Great service, clean comfortable rooms, and filling breakfast before our day on the water. This was my second stay at this hotel and I wouldn't consider any other when traveling to Crystal River.

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Mahdlambert, Thank you for your feedback regarding you recent stay with us. I'm glad you were able to indulge in our hot breakfast before your fun filled day on the water in Crystal River. We were so happy to see you again and look forward to your next visit. We appreciate you continuing to choose the Holiday Inn Express... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed previously at this hotel and when I called again months later to reserve again, Imran remembered my name and even booked us in the same room we had previously, as it was convenient for my family and a handicapped room. His manner was very friendly and helpful. We will not be staying anywhere else on our Crystal River... More

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear BettyGB, Thanks for your outstanding review of our hotel and guest service. Imran is a valued team member and I will be sure to pass on the positive feedback. I'm so happy we were able to get you in the same room that you had during your previous stay and we will do our best to keep the great... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a very pleasant one night stay at this hotel. It was very clean, inside and out, with modern furnishings and very comfortable beds. The rooms are well equipped with everything you could need for a short stay and ours was very spacious. We found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating especially regarding our request to... More

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Sarah A, Thank you for your wonderful response about your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that your family not only enjoyed all the comforts of our hotel and accommodations, but enjoyed your manatee tour as well. We strive to make your trip to Crystal River a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you soon.... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel. Lobby is gorgeous and decorated glass sealife. Checkin was fast. Rooms super clean and beds comfy. Breakfast area awesome! Pancake maker, need I say more? Pool area very nice. Even jumped in with the kids. Our favorite hotel this trip.

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hiexpresscr, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Travelswithsmiles, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy the comfort, amenities and decor of our hotel and glad you got to indulge in some pancakes during breakfast too :). We look forward to seeing you and your family during your next... More

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Address: 1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Crystal River 2.5*
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Crystal River s Newest Hotel for Business, Leisure and Eco-Travelers Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Crystal River! Our modern, green friendly and smoke free hotel is located in the charming city of Crystal River, FL. Near the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 44, the hotel is located East of Inverness, FL, North of Tampa, FL and West of Orlando, FL.Situated in Citrus County, Crystal River is a nature lover's dream and best known for having the world's highest concentration of manatees visiting the area's spring fed waters. The hotel is close to the Nature Coast s beautiful Eco-attractions that offer canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking or trail riding all available at Crystal River Preserve State Park. Visitors can take advantage of swimming, snorkeling or diving with manatees in Kings Springs or relaxing on Ft. Island Gulf Beach. The hotel is minutes from Progress Energy Nuclear Power Plant, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Citrus Memorial Hospital and Simon Crystal River Mall. Enjoy premium amenities during your stay with us. Families will enjoy our spacious double king guest rooms with their choice of color theme. Business travelers can utilize our Crystal Meeting Room equipped with audio/visual equipment, accommodating up to 66 people. Be sure to check Crystal River, FL off of your list of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die. Our staff will make you feel so special, you won t want to leave! ... more   less 
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