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Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
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37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Friendly hotel .”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. The hotel has won awards and as far as we are concerned they are fully justified. It is situated on a main road about a mile from the centre of town. The hotel car park is large and parking is free.
We received a friendly welcome from the reception staff. Our room on the third floor was very clean and spacious. The beds comfortable with a good sized bathroom including an excellent shower.
The complimentary breakfast was very good with a large variety of hot and cold items to choose from.
The hotel felt comfortable to be in.
We did find it difficult to drive into the car park as the road markings seemed to have been painted in the wrong place, and had to go to the next junction to turn round and come in from the other direction.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear ethanEngland,

Thank you for your outstanding review of our Holiday Inn Express. We are so happy that your stay with us was enjoyable, that you were able to indulge in our free hot Express Start Breakfast and also found the surroundings of the property comfortable. We have noted your comments and are continuously working towards improving the services provided at our hotel. We hope this was the first of many visits and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have only good things to say about holiday inn crystal river: very helpful staff, the breakfast lady is legendary, and the rooms were clean and appropriately sized.

Recommended without hesitation. Deserves the numerous awards posted on it's walls.

  • Stayed May 2014
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear D M,

We appreciate you taking a moment share you recent experience with others. It's wonderful to hear that our team maintained a friendly and helpful persona and that you enjoyed the comfort and cleanliness of our hotel. We would be pleased to serve you again and will look forward to your next trip to Crystal River, FL.

Imran C.
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2014

My family stayed here two nights and it was heaven. Clean, elegant and comfortable was our room and we enjoyed every minute. The pool was very clean and breakfast was a full breakfast with pancakes, eggs, sausage, and bacon. The staff was so willing to help especially on our second night there when our neighbors with several children stayed up until midnight banging on our walls and jumping on their beds. This property is so well taken care of and we really appreciate all their efforts to make our stay wonderful. This is very near the Manatee tours and there is a small but wonderfully quiet beach about 8 miles away. Loved it!

Green Features: I really appreciate the hotel's practices in conserving water and loved the water saving faucets that shut off.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dar April M,

Thank you for sharing the experience of your recent adventure to Crystal River. We are so pleased to hear that your stay with us was comfortable and accommodating. We do take pride in the quality and services we provide and are so glad you were able enjoy it. Our team will love to see you again!

Imran C.
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Per usual with Holiday Inns our room was very clean and comfortable.The Front Desk clerks were all very friendly and genuinely concerned for our stay. Breakfast was decent and we were always pointed in the right direction for where to eat. For any Manatee Tours this hotel is about 2 minutes away!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Skye M,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad we were able to make your stay as comfortable and accommodating and we lived up to your expectations of cleanliness and hospitality. Our property is located in close proximity to the area's beautiful natural attractions, shops, and dining. We appreciate your loyalty to Holiday Inn Express and will look forward to your next visit to Crystal River FL.

Imran C.
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Runnemede, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Customer Service is number one at this hotel. The staff go above and beyond. When we arrived, they encouraged us to go view the room before checking in. The room was perfect with a view of the pool and right down the hall from the free breakfast area. The coffee was hot and fresh 24 hours a day. There were also specialty teas. The woman in charge of the area was wonderful and friendly. If you needed anything she was pleased to accommodate. The food was above average with a variety of items. They even had sausage gravy with fresh baked biscuits. Delicious. If you want healthy, they had fruit, yogurt, cereals (hot and cold), and hard boiled eggs.
The hotel was in a prime location between Homosassa and Crystal River. We visited the park in Homosassa and rented a boat at McCray's on the river. We highly recommend this hotel while visiting the area.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Annette234,

Thank you for your outstanding review of our property. Guest satisfaction is of utmost importance to us at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the comfort of our facility, our Free Hot Express Start Breakfast as well as our proximity to all that Citrus County has to offer. We hope you enjoyed your boat rental and visit to the Wildlife Park. We'd love to see you again, so keep us posted on your future plans to visit Crystal River, FL.

Imran C.
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Exceptionally clean, incredibly comfy beds, friendly and terrific staff. We had to leave before 6am for a manatee swim and the delightful Ms. Mary was already up making breakfast in the lobby. Refrigerator and microwave in room. Very, very pleased and would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear AmberlyQ,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoy our accommodations and also our Free Hot Express Start Breakfast in the morning before your manatee tour. Mary does a wonderful job and making sure our guests enjoy the start of their day. We will be sure to share you wonderful comments with her. Hope to see you again soon.

Imran C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in January 2014.

Upon arrival we got a room on a low floor in the very back of the hotel: dark, no view. Went to the front desk and changed to a higher floor room in the front of the building: fine! What a pleasure the window could be opened, just a small gap, but at least at all!

The room was good, modern and what you can expect from a hotel chain, everything was clean. Walls, however, are paper thin, we heard every noise of our neighbours, especially at night. No safe in the room, you have to bring your valuables to the front desk to be stored there if you care for things like that.

Breakfast was included in the room rate. The breakfast is served from very early on, so if you are doing the earliest Manatee tour, you can have a short breakfast before leaving for your tour –fine! The breakfast itself is prepared on the ground floor in an area separated from the lobby. This area misses any ambience and is quite low level in many ways: dishes are all plastic, food at least looks the same and is not very tasteful (except for the cinnamon rolls!). The lady preparing breakfast is very intrusive and attention seeking, talking too much while standing very close to you and your table. Hard to get yourself out of this if you do not manage from the beginning. We did not appreciate it very much, but if you know in advance, you might also find your strategy to escape..;-).

All in all, a satisfying hotel in Crystal River. We would rather return when coming back to Crytsal River. And if you look for a good place to eat: we did the Christmas Buffet at the Plantation Inn and were very happy with it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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hiexpresscr, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear TravelSiMa,

Thank you for sharing your valuable comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found your room comfortable, but regret that your night was disturbed by noise. Your concerns expressed have been addressed with our team to ensure we continue improving the services provided to our guests.

Kindly keep us posted about your next visit to Crystal River. We look forward to extending our hospitality to you in the future.

Imran C.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Address: 1203 NE 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34429-4523
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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*
Number of rooms: 75
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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