We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express-Crystal River hotel for 2 nights. We came to the area for a last minute sightseeing and swim with the manatees tour excursion.
We were very pleased with our choice of hotel. The hotel is new, nicely furnished and conveniently located to several restaurants, manatee tour operators, and to Crystal River Preserve State Park to name a few.
We were pleasantly greeted by the front desk personnel upon our arrival. The desk attendant was professional and courteous and our check-in went smoothly.
We found our room to be nicely furnished, spacious and very clean. The room was equiped with a nice size flat screen tv, microwave and mini refrig. It also had a nice work station area with free internet.
On Saturday mornining we enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast which offered a very nice selection of items to choose from. Even though I didn't have any hot pancakes, they had the neatest automatic pancake maker. The breakfast attendant lady was very friendly and kept the breakfast items well supplied and the area very clean.
On Sunday morning before we left for our 6:15 A.M. " River Ventures" swim with the manatees tour I was pleasantly suprised to see all the breakfast out and available when I went to grab a cup of hot coffee.
I also would like to say that the front desk personnel was also very helpful in providing recommedations for our manatee tour.
I would definately stay at this hotel again and I highly recommend this hotel on your visit to the area. It's location is only about a 5 minute drive from several manatee tours. In fact, after our 6:15 A.M. tour we were able to return to the hotel and shower before our 11 A.M. checkout.
- 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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