We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

778 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
See the most recent reviews
Showing 708: English reviews
Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

We stay here about 2x a year. The rooms are always spotless. The staff is always friendly. The breakfast is always delicious. The little lady who fixes breakfast is just as sweet and funny as can be. The rooms are large and well furnished. This hotel is more than I expect from a holiday inn. The more expensive "luxury" hotels...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer M
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M, Thank you so much for the excellent review on trip advisor about our property Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River. Our team works very hard to exceed our guests’ expectations, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please visit us again when you visit the Crystal River area.

Miami
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We stayed here one night to do a manatee tour the next day. The lobby is nicely decorated. The check-in process was quick and easy and the person at the front desk was super nice. Our bed room had 2 queen beds. The mattress was very comfortable. You get 2 kinds of pillows, firm and soft. The room and bathroom...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank msague
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear msague, Thank you so much for the wonderful review on trip advisor about our property Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River. Our team works very hard to exceed our guests’ expectations, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please visit us again when you visit the Crystal River area.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Great value hotel with fantastic staff bigger more expensive hotels could learn a thing or two from the staff here.From check in staff to nice lady at breakfast bar all really friendly.The laundry room was a nice feature & would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.Thanks from J Arthur & family UK.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank elaine a
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear JEDAK2012, Thank you so much for the great review on trip advisor about our property Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River. Our team works very hard to exceed our guests’ expectations, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please visit us again when you visit the Crystal River area.

Texas
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

One night stay to do a manatee tour early next morning. Rooms were good size, clean, comfortable. Plenty of room for an air mattress Breakfast was nice and tasty w everything we needed. Place is maybe 1 mile off main highway.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dave r
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear dave r: Thank you so much for the great trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was a great one! Our team works hard to ensure that every guest finds their room inviting and comfortable! Our delicious breakfast in the morning is an added...

Rainier, Washington
Reviewed 18 December 2014

It's not a five start hotel but then it's not billed as one. Check in was fast and efficient and I cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful the desk clerk was. He was willing to go above and beyond to answer questions and point us to local attractions and restaurants that were worth going to. Don't expect a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Randy M
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear RandyM: Thank you so much for your great trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are pleased to hear that overall your stay with us was a good one. Our team works very hard to exceed guests’ expectations, and it seems as if you encountered that with our Front Desk Team member! I...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Five star service during our weekend with the manatees. Room was clean, super super comfy beds. Varied breakfast started even a bit before 6 am for the early manatee swimmers and left out a little after 9.30 for after the swim. Also got a late checkout for a shower after our swim (1.30). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EstervK
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear EstervK: Thank you so much for the excellent trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are very pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and your stay with us was a pleasurable one. Our team works very hard to make sure that every guest experiences a clean room, delicious breakfast and excellent...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We stayed for one night prior to the manatee swim adventure. The hotel was, clean, up to date and had more than a continental breakfast. Muhammad (front desk) was so friendly and accommodating letting us have a late check out since the manatee swim would not be done until 1 pm. Mary took great pride in the breakfast service and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank paige066
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear paige066: Thank you so much for your wonderful trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our friendly and helpful team members strive to ensure continued guest satisfaction and I’m pleased to hear that Muhammad and Mary made a great impression; I will pass...

DeLand, Florida
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Was Clean. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Breakfast was not bad. Room was clean. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The pillows were small but fluffy. The outside was clean and landscaped.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnniversaryGetaway16
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear AnniversaryGetaway16: Thank you so much for your trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our team works very hard to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable, relaxing stay while here. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to...

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Nice and good located hotel, room was clean and spacious, it definitely looks like its not a modern hotel but was pretty good for the price, LEE at the reception was just AMAZING, he was extremely helpful and funny. Only bad thing, breakfast was inedible, we actually skipped it our second morning and went to a local place instead.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John G
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear John G: Thank you so much for your trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our team member Lee, helpful and accommodating! I will be sure to pass on your kind words. We apologize that our breakfast did not meet your...

washington dc
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This Holiday Inn is not new and shows some wear and tear. But the desk staff was not only friendly and efficient but made us feel welcome and offered information that made our stay more comfortable. Bed was comfortable, room was very clean and the breakfast was good with varied options.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mamagoos
Arshad S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear mamagoos: Thank you so much for your trip advisor review of our property the Holiday Inn Express- Crystal River! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team met your expectations of service! Thank you for staying with us and please visit us again when you’re in the Crystal River area!

403 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (90)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (44)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (283)
Viewed
Amenities (18)
Viewed
Double King Room (41)
Viewed
Double King Room with Pullout Couch (43)
Viewed
Pool (20)
Viewed
Queen Room (44)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
The Hotel (35)
Viewed
Two Bed Suite (70)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Crystal River
2.5 km away
Hampton Inn Crystal River
Hampton Inn Crystal River
#1 of 9 in Crystal River
667 reviews
2.4 km away
BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort
4.4 km away
Days Inn Crystal River
Days Inn Crystal River
#6 of 9 in Crystal River
554 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.8 km away
The Port Hotel and Marina
The Port Hotel and Marina
#8 of 9 in Crystal River
310 reviews
5.2 km away
Quality Inn Crystal River
Quality Inn Crystal River
#7 of 9 in Crystal River
237 reviews
15.3 km away
Holiday Inn Express Inverness
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
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: €95 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Crystal River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, IHG, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Crystal River reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Crystal River Hotel Crystal River
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express Crystal River staff and other travellers.
16 questions
Ask a question
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Marietta, Ohio
6 months ago
Tampa, Florida
over a year ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express Crystal River staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I have a ground floor room and it was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rutht1949, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very clean and nice!!”
 of 5 bubbles LisaCarr2014, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Be aware of last minute check in.. limited bed choice.”
 of 5 bubbles billmP9142ZI, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One or two night stay this is a good place to consider - with kids or a longer stay might want to check around.”
 of 5 bubbles Y7710SOjamesp, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Ducatibabe, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay