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Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the front desk to the cleaning staff, everyone was friendly and engaging. Makes for a very comfortable stay. Very clean and all areas feel new. We spent three nights and the service and facilities was great for the entire visit.

This was a very satisfying stay all of the staff very helpful I differently will recommend

We had an excellent experience. Clean, good food for breakfast, and good service.

It was excellent in every way! I especially enjoyed the 2 king beds! My kids and my husband and I didn't have to kick each other in bed! I highly recommend this hotel!

Friendly staff, accomodating. Warm, nice room. Breakfast is either bacon and scrambled eggs, or omelets and sausage. Both are made fresh and put out buffet stye. All other breakfast foods are continental-type food. Great coffee.

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The hotel its self was beautiful and well maintained, well beyond what I expected. The room was clean and comfortable.

The hotel was in an excellent location to our snorkel adventure. The evening front desk attendant was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was good and hot. The only negative, at all, was that the AC unit in our room went from being too warm to being too cold by changing it 1 degree. This was a great stay! Would definitely stay here again.

We had an excellent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Crystal River. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They did a great job telling us about sights to see and things to do. They were very helpful in assisting us with things we needed or forgot. I would definitely stay here again.

It was excellent: price, location, cleanliness, staff, breakfast, amenities, I recommend this hotel to anybody.

We were surrounded by rooms with kids. Make sure you request a room away from kids if you are a light sleeper. We had little kids across from us that we could hear, and a young infant that kept crying next door to us. The walls and doors are very thin. I heard a man blow his nose next door. It was horrible However the room is clean and smoke free. There are just a lot of kids here for the tours. Breakfast was so-so. Eggs, pancakes, yogurt, sausage gravy, sausage. Not much choices. No waffle machine.

First desk clerk was not very accommodating when we checked in, but when we returned from our family reunion there was a different clerk on duty and she was great. It was our 1st time in Crystal river and we wanted to know what there was to do in the area, but there were no brochures anywhere in the hotel. No advertisements at all for eating places or attractions.

The staff was very courteous, friendly, and helpful. Also very accommodating as in 3 separate staff members letting us know that if we forgot any toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, etc.) they had everything there for free. LARGE continental breakfast; which really couldn't be called that because they had scrambled eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy and some mornings omellettes. Being in Florida though, I would have liked to see more fruit besides an orange or brown bananas. The hotel was very clean inside and out and centrally located to all of Citrus County.

We traveled with a small child and had a great experience here. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The room and pool were clean. It was a little to cold to enjoy the pool much, but we spent a little time there. The breakfast was much more than I expected to get. Hot pancakes, eggs, waffles, sausage... so much to choose from.

Wonderful accommodations! Rooms were very clean. Lighting in bathrooms is always a challenge....would like to have a lighted, 10x one in every room. Lots if things for families to do in the area. We've stayed here ever time we're in town.

One of the better places we have stayed as far as hotels go. Pleased with the comfort of the room as well as the amenities offered. Great location - was close to our destination of the day.

Staff very friendly. Breakfast good. Very clean. Price was reasonable .

We had a great trip with friends in the manatee capitol of Florida. The location is walking distance from the marina. The facility is new, and the rooms are clean and well furnished. WiFi is free, as is pool and gym. There are less expensive rooms in the area, but not as nice and clean.

Helpful staff and perfectly adequate facilities. Need car.

I've been to Crystal River quite a few times. While there are a few hotels in the town, most seem to be 'on the way down'. This hotel is newer and nicer than any of the others I've stayed at. Not on the water, but is about 5 minutes by car from the main road and water access. Standard breakfast fare for this type of hotel. All in all, just what you would expect from this type of hotel. I'll stay there again.

I was given a handicap equipped room. It was hard to put my items on the sink area since it was non existent. The room walls were very thin I could hear the guy next door snoring. I had to leave early since the test I came down for was postponed and they refused to give me a refund..

1203 Ne 5th St Crystal River FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Hunter Spring Park and A Crystal River Kayak Company. This 75-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Crystal River and also close to Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and Crystal River Watersports Marina.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

The 75 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Crystal River, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

King 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

Everyone (5) Business (4) Couples (11) Family (9) Friends (1)
5

great hotel

Everyone

From the front desk to the cleaning staff, everyone was friendly and engaging. Makes for a very comfortable stay. Very clean and all areas feel new. We spent three nights and the service and facilities was great for the entire visit.

By , from Dallas, TX on Oct 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Thank you for your encouraging words - our staff loves to know they are doing great!

4
Everyone

This was a very satisfying stay all of the staff very helpful I differently will recommend

By , from Alton ill on Mar 28, 2017

5
Everyone

We had an excellent experience. Clean, good food for breakfast, and good service.

By on Jul 30, 2016

5

excellent in every way!

Everyone

It was excellent in every way! I especially enjoyed the 2 king beds! My kids and my husband and I didn't have to kick each other in bed! I highly recommend this hotel!

By , from CA on Jun 10, 2016

5

friendly staff, nice room

Everyone

Friendly staff, accomodating. Warm, nice room. Breakfast is either bacon and scrambled eggs, or omelets and sausage. Both are made fresh and put out buffet stye. All other breakfast foods are continental-type food. Great coffee.

By on Feb 9, 2016

5

friendly staff

BusinessTravelers

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The hotel its self was beautiful and well maintained, well beyond what I expected. The room was clean and comfortable.

By on Dec 7, 2015

4

great experience

Families

The hotel was in an excellent location to our snorkel adventure. The evening front desk attendant was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was good and hot. The only negative, at all, was that the AC unit in our room went from being too warm to being too cold by changing it 1 degree. This was a great stay! Would definitely stay here again.

By on Sep 29, 2015

5

excellent place to stay!

Couples

We had an excellent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Crystal River. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They did a great job telling us about sights to see and things to do. They were very helpful in assisting us with things we needed or forgot. I would definitely stay here again.

By on Jul 17, 2015

5

scalloping with friends

GetawayWithFriends

It was excellent: price, location, cleanliness, staff, breakfast, amenities, I recommend this hotel to anybody.

By on Jul 16, 2015

3

room selection sucked

Couples

We were surrounded by rooms with kids. Make sure you request a room away from kids if you are a light sleeper. We had little kids across from us that we could hear, and a young infant that kept crying next door to us. The walls and doors are very thin. I heard a man blow his nose next door. It was horrible However the room is clean and smoke free. There are just a lot of kids here for the tours. Breakfast was so-so. Eggs, pancakes, yogurt, sausage gravy, sausage. Not much choices. No waffle machine.

By on Sep 7, 2014