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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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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here in July 2014 , as a family of 4 , with grown up children. We were visiting Crystal River for the manatee swim. We try to avoid hotel chains , but this one was a pleasant surprise. The 2 bed suite was fantastic , with plenty of room, giving the kids a room each ( son on... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here after being booking into another hotel locally that was a total cess pit. Arrived fairly late asking after a room so we could get up early for a manatee swim. Not only were they really lovely and polite but they also gave us free late check out the next day so following our manatee swim we could come... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this hotel. My brother and I stayed here on our way to Key Largo. I was very impressed with they way this hotel looks on the inside. Check in took a little while but this was my fault and had nothing to do with the staff. The staff was very helpful and just great customer service all... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel many times. Every year, a few times a year. It's usually booked, because we got at busy times and holidays. It is a great location close to most activities and restaurants. We enjoy the free breakfast and we always meet people to chat with over breakfast. Mary, the cook is so nice, we just... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Florida to spend Labor Day weekend with family for a surprise 90th birthday party. This particular area of Florida isn't highly populated and doesn't offer many hotel choices so I was somewhat hesitant in using points or cash for 3 nights in a hotel. I found the Holiday Inn Express Crystal River online and noticed it had... More

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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice restful night. The room was comfortable and clean. Our room had microwave and fridge, so we were able to keep our snaks and drinks cold. The selection of pillows was very good, the bathroom was shiny new, and the room itself was very quiet. The only surprise was the maid knocking on our door when we... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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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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