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New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this hotel since it was a short ride from where we would be swimming with manatees. The front desk clerk was perky, friendly and helpful. The room, much to our surprise, contained 2 king sized beds which were oh soooo comfortable. The room itself was clean and big as was the bathroom. We were also surprised by the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

New and updated property with indoor corridors. Room had microwave/refrigerator, free wi-fi. Ample free breakfast--- some sort of eggs each morning, sausage or bacon, biscuits/gravy, the usual pastries/cereals, HIE pancake machine, cinnamon rolls. Short drive to anything we wanted to do and to restaurants. If you don't need to stay right on the water, its a fine choice.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Booked through Priceline. Clean and comfortable with a decent breakfast included. Walls are thin but clientele aren't particularly noisy. Guest laundry facility is clean but only 1 washer and 1 dryer so you might need to wait. Plenty of parking but access to parking lot is a little annoying from one direction.

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hiexpresscr1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear AdventureUnlimited01, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Express Start breakfast and found our accommodations noteworthy. We appreciate the feedback regarding laundry and parking and will see if anything can be done to streamline these processes. We hope... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before swimming with manatees. The room was fine and clean. Opposite our room (226) was the laundry room which had some really loud people in it who disturbed us. The coffee machine in the room tasted rank! Like it has been cleaned and then not enough water run through to flush out the chemicals.... More 

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hiexpresscr1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Dippa7887, Thank you for your candid review. We apologize that your recent stay did not meet expectations. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team so that we can continue to improve our services. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, so that we can provide a better experience.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The room was clean and comfortable, there is a large area in the lobby for breakfast (which is complimentary) with TV's. The staff was nice and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Holiday Inn Express in Crystal River!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were in town for a friends birthday celebration and booked here at their suggestion. Our stay was great. The room was nice, clean and the beds and pillows were great. The free breakfast was good. The in room coffee lacked a lot, but the coffee in the lobby was good. I would definitely stay here again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My stay here was while I was working on disaster assistance in the Crystal River, and surrounding, community. That work was made much easier by the professionalism and kindness of everyone working here at this awesome lodging. However, the breakfast experience made our days much easier and sent us out ready to work in less than optimal conditions. Dee was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were a group of 6 friends and we booked 2 spacious suites. The hotel is nicely kept. The staff is very friendly and accommodated us in all our requests. The breakfast is included. It both has hot and cold items to choose from. The king size beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. We liked our stay very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Crystal River for one night, This was a really nice property. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. They had a pancake maker that my son loved. The pool was small but well maintained and was a great reprieve from the heat. The made... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here due to a flood in our home. We moved to the hotel after staying in the Plantation which has a 3 1/2 star rating for 3 days. The Holiday Inn is by far a better place to stay. It is newer and more modern than the Plantation. It even has a small Keurig coffee maker, free cookies, 24... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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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Address: 1203 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: €96 - €121 (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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