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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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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“brand new great breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

we stayed here overnight for our mantees in paradise tour the next day which took about 15 mins to drive too arrived at almost midnight after a long full day and a half of travel front desk girl was very pleasant and efficient asked for a late checkout so after our mantee encounter we could go back and shower and it was no problem. The free continental breakfast was hot and terrific eggs were great has a pancake machine even. fresh coffee bicuits and all the usual array of brk items. room was very very clean and comfortable beds nice complimentary toiletries and even a small fridge.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Imagine a room with TWO KING beds and still having plenty of room! I never even heard of any hotel with two king beds! Nice hotel, friendly service, and a good (and free!) continental breakfast! What more could you ask for?!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First of all, the staff was exceptionally friendly. The front desk staff helped us with a late check out so that we could leave our luggage, make a dive excursion and get back to the hotel which was incredibly helpful.

The rooms were nice sized and very clean. The breakfast is really good. They had hot food and a gadget that made pancakes.

The Holiday Inn Express was very close to everything we were looking for and they had a discount package with American Pro Divers for the manatee trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

great hotel to stay when you want to see the manatees its near the springs. the hotel is quiet, clean and the staff is friendly. The breakfast is good. allthough we were late because of our Manatee morning tour, we still could have breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel is a great base for visiting the area. The rooms are large and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. Easy to find on SR 44 in Crystal River and only a few minutes drive from shops, amenities and the river. Breakfast is included. Personally I would prefer breakfast not to be included and have the choice of eating elsewhere depending on travel timings.There is a self-service buffet which is sufficient and included in the price but the dining area can be rather crowded.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear observer2012-09,

We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at our Crystal River hotel. We definitely are located minutes from all of the excursion tours, downtown, and the Gulf of Mexico. We appreciate you commending our Express Start Hot Breakfast which is served from 6:30 – 9:30am M-F and until 10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays. The meeting room is opened on busy mornings to cater to the overflow. We look forward to seeing you again.

Warmest regards,

Imran C.
Guest Services Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for a Manatee swim with Birds Underwater (2 mins away) and was not disappointed. From arriving we received a warm welcome and the receptionist was very helpful in giving us advice and directions. We were up early and at 5.30am the hot breakfast was ready and waiting. The lady doing the breakfast hosting is just fabulous, so helpful and funny. Can't wait to come back to Crystal River and will be returning to this super friendly hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Dianenoucamp,

We thank you for appreciating our outstanding guest service; all of our guests bring us joy when they walk through our doors and allow us to improve our efforts. We are glad that your interaction with the “gentle giants” in Crystal River was enjoyable and that you were greeted by Ms. Mary, our breakfast hostess, who makes sure that all of her guests enjoy breakfast before they leave for the early morning tours. Your return is awaited, please keep us informed.

Warmest regards,

Imran C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a very welcoming hotel with good reception staff. The rooms are clean and well furnished without excess baggage. The free breakfast is of good standard with some hot items.It is reasonably quiet and set back from the road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear John H,

We are relieved to know that your entire stay - starting from our warm welcome, room comfort, and pancakes, signature cinnamon rolls, danishes, bagels, yogurt, eggs, and much more served at our Express Start Hot Breakfast were liked by you. If you are visiting Crystal river area either for swimming and snorkeling tours with the manatees, kayaking, canoeing, or just exploring the beautiful Homosassa Springs, you will find us the best and most hospitable hotel in the area.

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Imran C.
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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
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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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