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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 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't imagine how our stay could have been better...large room, extremely clean, well-arranged and attractively decorated, friendly staff, tasty breakfast...what an unexpected treat in this small Florida town.

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came up to do some scalloping and decided to stay here. We arrived very early 9:30 a.m. to meet friends that had stayed the night. our check in wasnt until 3:00.p.m. but the clerk at the front desk , a young gentlemen, let us into out room before we went out for the day. Rooms were very clean and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have to stop in this region get a sleep there. Clean, nice rooms, the pool is small but clean, breakfast is goed.WIFI is fast. Very close to the manatees agencies. We enjoyed our stay and will come back.

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one evening here before going scallop diving off of Crystal River. Clean, roomy, free wifi, fridge, larger than normal bathroom, in-room coffee, free HBO, beds were comfy and staff very professional. Breakfast was hot with a wide variety of items. Omelets, french toast, bagels, sausage gravy, sausage links and patties, milk. OJ and coffee. Yummy! Read the USA today... More

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at this hotel in the past, it was easy for us to reserve rooms here again. Once again, the hotel and staff did a great job taking care of us. On day of arrival, I called just after noon to see if we could check in early. Staff on duty asked me to wait for a moment or... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night at this hotel on our way to New Orleans and to swim with the manatees, which is a big deal in Crystal River. The rooms are very clean, the small pool is very nice and has sun until dusk. The new girl at the reception was very nice and helpful. Breakfast is rich and the lady... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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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