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Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

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Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Great Hotel! Very Clean, complete american breakfast, friendly staff. Near the springs and downtown, great location. We stayed one night only, when we came to see the manatees. We will be back. There are RV, trailers and boat parking. No hookups.

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

Dear esilva29: Thank you so much for your great TripAdvisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations! We are centrally located to most of the area attractions and local restaurants. We look forward to seeing you again...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very nice clean new hotel. Spacious rooms with fridge. Mattresses were firm; soft and firm pillows provided. Breakfast provided (not just continental). Front desk clerk recommended a great local restaurant. Exceeded expectations for Holiday Inn Express.

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

Dear Dave59871: Thank you for your recent trip advisor review of our property- Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations! Our team works very hard to ensure guest satisfaction and loyalty! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again when you visit the Crystal River area!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This was our 2nd stay at the Crystal River HI. This hotel is great--spacious and, clean, clean rooms,and super comfortable beds. Also a great breakfast in the morning. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable with the area.

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

Dear coolbreeze2: Thank you so much for your awesome TripAdvisor review of our property- Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are committed to guest satisfaction and our team works very hard to ensure that every guest is comfortable and pleased with their stay. We look forward to serving your lodging...

Waconia, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This has to be the best Holiday Inn Express we have stayed in. Just walking in the front door you know this place is good! The lobby high ceilings and dark wood work plus original oil paintings placed around the hotel set it above the others. Our room was no exception, it almost sparkled when we entered it. Microwave, refrigerator...

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

Dear Jack M: Thank you so much for your excellent TripAdvisor review of the Holiday Inn Express-Crystal River! Our team works very hard to ensure that every guest that walks through our doors finds our hotel warm and inviting and leaves our hotel wanting to return again. We are very pleased that your stay with us exceeded your expectations and...

Coconut Creek, Florida
Reviewed 26 October 2014

So clean it was not like staying in a hotel at all. I hate hotels and am never comfortable regarding the dirty factor but this place put all of that to rest. This is the perfect spot to stay for the manatee swims in the area and early breakfast is available at Huddle House right across the street. Staff was...

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

Dear just1peach: Thank you so much for your wonderful Tripadvisor review of our property Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a pleasant one! We are close to many of the manatee attractions and local restaurants, and we are so glad you had the opportunity to have some ‘fun’ while...

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Reviewed 16 October 2014

One of the better Holiday Inns as always the breakfast is awful like in most Holiday Inns but you can't fault the hotel for chain decisions but design and staff was great ..Check-in was slow and friendly

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

Dear Uli 1: Thank you so much for your trip advisor review of the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We strive for guest satisfaction and are pleased that your stay with us was a good one. The Holiday Inn Express has a standard breakfast that is the same at any location and per standards of the chain. We apologize that...

Reviewed 16 October 2014

We arrived before checkin time and got a nice , spacious room. Beth at the Front desk was just incredible! She was a pleasure talking to, she gave us the best advice, where to go and what to do - she just made our stay perfect .

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

Dear King of T: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so glad to hear that your experience staying with us was a perfect one! I will be sure to let Beth know of the wonderful comments you made about her, she along with the rest of our team make...

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Great location. Several seafood restaurants nearby along with fast food. Clean rooms and hotel. Great staff that will go beyond to make your stay better. Breakfast was the normal, however the nice lady working here cleaned tables before to got out of the room 😃 the food area was spotless!!!

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

Dear Jeff C: Thank you so much for the excellent review of the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! Our Team works hard to make every guest experience a wonderful one, and I am so glad that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again to meet your lodging needs while visiting the Crystal River area.

Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 October 2014

What a great hotel! Friendly staff, Cleaner than clean rooms, easy parking. Highly recommended for everyone! We checked in for one night as we were swimming with the Manatees early the next morning. The room was comfortable, clean and modern. The girl at the front desk was extremely helpful and was a welcoming and friendly face! would stay again!

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

Dear Court J: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We appreciate your kind words and are pleased to hear your stay with us was to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to the Crystal River area.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We booked this hotel for one night, because we had an early trip to swim with the manatees. The hotel was a quick 6 minute drive from Pete's pier, where we were catching the boat. The staff was extremely friendly. The room was a decent size and clean. The bed was comfy. We were in a hurry in the morning,...

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Dear ontheroadagain65 - Thank so much for sharing a wonderful review of our hotel with others on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you visited Crystal River to swim with our beloved manatees and glad to hear you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel and guest rooms as well as our friendly staff. We hope your visit was memorable and that...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

Address: 1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: ₹ 7,395 - ₹ 11,976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Crystal River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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