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Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

1203 NE 5th St, Crystal River, FL 34429-4523
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 10 hotels in Crystal River
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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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David wrote a review Apr 2021
Mobile, Alabama37 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a really nice looking hotel in and out but we had a bad experience. Room 322 was advertised as a double king room but it was a king and queen bed. Also it STANK! It smelled like urine or backed up sewage of some sort. The pull out couch bed was broken so that you would fall through if you sat on the foot of the bed. The shower curtain was about 9” short and so water got everywhere during the shower. Disappointed because the reviews were so good. Hopefully the management reads this and fixes it.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Alexander L wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed in a first floor room. It was very spacious with extra high ceilings. Although it overlooked the parking lot, it was extremely quiet and had excellent sound proofing. The room was spotless, as was the bathroom. Granite counters and granite shower surround. Nice shampoo, conditioner, and shower wash were included. Sheets, towels, and carpet were clean. No bad odors. Breakfast was decent-had yoplait yogurts, a variety of juices, coffee, cheese omelets, and biscuits and gravy. Also had toast, packet oatmeal, muffins, waffles, cereal, milk, and fresh apples. There were no breakfast meats or cinnamon rolls but that was fine with me. Everything was very clean and the tables were sanitized between uses. They also required everyone to wear (provided) plastic gloves before serving themselves which was good. There was an attendant who was constantly cleaning everything which was reassuring, given the pandemic. I liked that they had a card on each table that clearly indicated that the table had been sanitzed...then after you finished using the table you could turn over the card so that no one would accidently sit there before it was re-sanitized.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: First floor rooms have extra high ceilings.
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lhuf210408 wrote a review Feb 2021
Dayton, Ohio34 contributions8 helpful votes
Brian the manager was friendly and helpful upon check in. The hotel was clean and comfortable. There is an outside pool/lounge area that was nice to visit with other travelers. Now comes the down side. This hotel allows pets. We were treated to a dog that barked everytime it heard a noise. Even after compaining it did not stop. Ruined our night.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: away from the dogs
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1991KEB wrote a review Jan 2021
Navarre, Florida1192 contributions387 helpful votes
First let me say that Brian, the manager, was so kind, friendly and helpful. We were given a wonderful, clean room, with a very comfortable bed and bathroom with a nice shower. Now, the breakfast was delicious and the very pleasant woman taking care of the area, kept it clean and well stocked. Her oatmeal was done so well. Everything about this hotel was first class. Amazing how far a kind word and smile will go when guest arrive. We felt very welcome... thanks to the whole staff and especially Brian.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Dan B wrote a review Dec 2020
Williamsburg, Va402 contributions123 helpful votes
Very nice clean hotel. Room service was every day, precautions taken during breakfast as well. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Can be tricky leaving the street because of how the exit is situated. The room was well equipped with small frig and microwave also.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Thanks for staying with us we appreciate your feedback.
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US$112 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Nearby attractions include Crystal River (6.5 km), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (2.6 km), and Three Sisters Springs (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Biscuit Barn North, Seafood Seller & Cafe, and Vintage on 5th.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express Crystal River offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Crystal River?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crystal River Archaeological State Park (5.7 km), Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins (5.7 km), and The Shoppes of Heritage Village (2.1 km).