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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I have been going Scalloping for years; we stay in different places to find the best deal. This year my spouse and I decided to move away from the water by just 5 miles, what a difference. The hotel was clean, smelled clean; our room was great with a view of the pool, you got a choice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

staying here now, rooms are lovely and clean, hotel is new, beds are super comfy, breakfast is ok ish, sausage, scrambled egg, biscuits and gravy but was luke warm which is why i put it down a star - they have everything else - juice, toast, cereal, bagels etc so allot of choice. I would recommend this as a good... More

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Jupiter, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very clean, great breakfast, beautiful rooms and decor, we were pleasantly surprised. the staff could be a little friendlier, but still a great experience........................................................

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, what a great group of people. Mary in the kitchen was very kind and helpful, the front desk staff checked on us and went out of their way to help. The manager called after the stay to be sure we were satisfied.

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NE Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting the area to go scalloping and the holiday inn was a great place to spend the weekend. The front desk staff was friendly, check in and check out were quick, and the room was clean and well maintained. The wifi worked well for our whole stay as well. We will be returning to the area and will... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel screwed up our reservation by having it start 3 days too early. Mistakes happen (though they wouldn't if a confirmation email had been sent) and it ended up not being a big deal that they gave our room away, but the owner or manager (may be the same person?) refused to refund the "no-show" charge. I spoke with... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
75 hotel reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked everything about the hotel, well situated and very comfortable. Our only problem was, when we returned after a long day out to find our room hadn`t been serviced and the first thing said to us by the receptionist was, you can`t have a refund as you booked through a third party! Not oh dear I am sorry or similar... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after 11pm due to leaving Busch Gardens later than planned. This was no trouble for the staff who quickly booked us in, offered a late check out, and made sure we knew where to go for our manatee swim at 6am. The room was large, well equipped with a microwave, fridge, AC and percolator. This must be the... More

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

Dear Simon R, Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We are so glad that you enjoyed our guest rooms and that we could accommodate your family with a late check-out to make your travel more comfortable. Hope you enjoyed your adventure with the manatees. It would be our pleasure to provide you... More

Deerfield Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Crystal River. Our boat excursion had a major delay and caused us to return to the Hotel much later then even the time for a late check-out. But Doreen took care us and the situation with no charges or problems. She really saved us!! Very professional and understanding about our problem... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love staying here when we travel in this area. The rooms are clean. The staff is friendly. The breakfasts are good. It is convenient to the highway and restaurants in the area. Only a few years old.

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

Dear YorkeW, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us. I'm happy we were able to make your stay a comfortable and you enjoyed our free Express Start Breakfast and friendly staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Imran C. Guest Services Manager More

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Address: 1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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