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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, other than a super small snafu in the billing, I have to commend this hotel in the following: Friendly, CLEAN, comfortable, and non smoking! The breakfast buffet is a great touch. The rooms are great (and I am picky!) and the refrigerators and microwaves in room are fantastic. They are close to a lot of small restaurants and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cant say enough about this hotel. Very clean and with a friendly staff! Mary who runs the breakfast buffet is the sweetest lady around and makes you feel like you're at home being made breakfast by your mom haha room was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!

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Rugby
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed only one night unfortunately as this was a first class hotel. Right from the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the room (clean, well decorated, and comfortable), the quality and variety of breakfast, the location, and the price - there is nothing to fault. Will definitely be staying here again when next in Crystal River.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had originally stopped at the Crystal River, Florida Best Western which had rooms about $20 cheaper per night and on the water. The lady working the front desk (Dawn) was so rude I walked out and drove to Holiday Inn Express-Kari Norris was exceptional at the front desk and we received a great rate and she was a breath... More

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

Dear Kim G, Thank you for your outstanding review regaurding your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear that we provided you with the hospitality that is deserved when traveling. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments and feedback to Kari and our team. Exceptional customer service and offering clean and comfortable accommodations is... More

Burnsville, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel when doing a manatee tour. The front desk was very helpful with late check out, towels when requested and even gave map/directions to our next destination. My only complaint was the employee in the breakfast area removing salt/pepper shakers at our table without asking. Definitely will stay at this hotel in the future.

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

Dear Lafe L, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review our Holiday Inn Express in Crystal River. We are sorry to hear that your experience during breakfast was anything less than the best. This issue has been addressed with our staff. We are happy that the rest of your stay with us was pleasant... More

Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Crystal River hoping to take a tour and see Manatees. The hotel was well kept, clean, quiet and the staff helpful, providing options for dinner. They also explained that Manatee tours had to be booked well in advance and gave us the names of some reputable tour operators. Unfortunately they were all booked up but one did... More

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

Dear Jane_BOntario, Thank you for reviewing our Holiday Inn Express. So sorry to hear that you were unable to book a manatee excursion, but that gives you another reason to visit in the future :). We appreciate your feedback on your experience during your stay with us and have shared your comments with our team. We look forward to the... More

Blacksburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent several days here and enjoyed ourselves fully. The rooms were wonderful and the staff gave excellent recommendations for places to eat. Breakfast was good with several options available. Will definitely return.

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

Dear kayaklady4550, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with other travelers. We are happy to hear your stay with us was excellent and that you enjoyed our complementary Express Start Hot Breakfast. I have shared your comments with our team members, so we may continue to provide our guests with great service. Looking forward to your... More

Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this hotel. I stay here whenever I'm in town. The GM is great, very comfortable beds. Microwave and fridge in room. Nice soaps and shampoos (bath and body works) breakfast is excellent. Lots of good food and a pancake machine. I have not found any problems with this hotel at all.

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

Dear Jennifer M, Thank you for your wonderful review of our Holiday Inn Express in Crystal River, FL. Our guest rooms are well appointed for business and leisure travelers alike. We are so glad that you enjoyed our amenities and pan cakes during breakfast :). Looking forward to providing you with an exceptional stay experience with us again soon. Thank... More

MO
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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a very nice hotel. Very clean, beds & pillows were comfortable, front desk people were very friendly & helpful. Nice pool (outside). The only complaint we had was the breakfast woman wasn't very friendly & refused to put out more cinnamon rolls once her "allotted" amount had been served, even though more than one person requested them. (My... More

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

Dear Rannyfos, Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience during breakfast did not meet with your expectations. We have addressed the concerned with our team. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and look forward to your next visit to Crystal River, FL. Once again,... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The front desk manager was rude and very unprofessional. He tried charging me a higher rate after I explained it to him as well as show him but to no avail. I'm gonna recommend to my company, family, as well as friends no to stay here until the fix their front desk issues. The other staff was GREAT especially their... More

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

Dear Henry C, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments online. I sincerely regret that this visit was not 100% satisfactory most especially with the level of service received from our reception staff. I have taken note of your valuable feedback and this will be forwarded to the appropriate departments to ensure similar incidents are avoided in... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Crystal River Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Crystal River Hotel Crystal River
Address: 1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Crystal River 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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