Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 120
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Missourimule Very Welcoming Place
We moved to the Holiday Inn Express after 3 nights in another motel in town which had been less-than satisfactory, mostly because our internet reception had been very poor. As it turned out, it was a very good move, because, not only did the HIE have great internet service, but also great rooms, great service, and smiles from every employee, from the manager at the front desk to the housekeeping and maintenance staff. Obviously, everyone has been trained to welcome the guests as guests . . . . . something we don't frequently see in our travels. We ended up staying 5 more days in the Holiday Inn Express, and had a fine vacation in Crystal River.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PBCDiver View the Manatees
Great hotel to stay at and see the Manatees!
Just minutes away from swimming with Manatees
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Capital1 Excellent staff great service
Great place to stay, clean & safe friendly staff/ good breakfast with excellent service.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dustinch Crystal River Manatee Trip
I hadn't been to Crystal River before and checked all the hotel reviews before booking. The Holiday Inn Express had very good reviews, so I decided to trust in everyone's judgement. I'm happy to report they were right on the mark.
I like a quiet stay with an early to bed routine when I have to get up at 0500 every morning. This hotel lived up to that expectation. It's the first full five stars I've given a Holiday Inn Express and the only downgrade was breakfast: I didn't see it as I left before it was served each morning, so I can't fault them for that :)
You can't go wrong staying here. It's central to everything in Crystal River. It's quiet, convenient, and very clean and organized. The staff was very friendly on check in and went out of the way to help me with info for the Manatee tours.
All this and it was a very busy weekend for them as it was the Manatee festival. Five stars to Holiday Inn Express and thank you so much. I will be back.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayhawk65 Very enjoyable
My stay was quite comfortable, the hotel in general and my room were clean and fresh, I especially liked knowing it is a smoke and pet free hotel.
I will stay here again, the staff was very accommodating.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grapefruit Nice place to stay
Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely stay there again.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by naihammer Stay here if you are doing a manatee trip
Standard Holiday Inn Express. The rooms were actually nicer than in most and they had a sofa bed in addition to 2 queen beds, so for families, you can all stay in one room. Ours was a short stay, basically got in late and left early morning to do a manatee tour. Room was super clean and the bathroom was nice. (granite counter, etc) They seem to cater to folks here for the manatees and open up the breakfast bar at 5:45 so you can get a hot breakfast before heading out to an early trip. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Also, got the best rate on the internet. (we had a military id) but if you call the hotel directly and tell them you are doing a manatee trip, they offer a discount (15%) I think...
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jazz1 A very nice place to stay for a while.
Nice Place, Very Nice Staff., Very Clean and a great value.
We wanted something close by the Crystal River and Springs to
see the Manatees. We had a good breakfast, spent the day
around the town.
We will return here on our next visit.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RocketCityFamily Excellent room and close to attractions
Imran took great care of us! We were staying in Crystal River to dive with the manatees- and had a wonderful time. The hotel is kept very clean, the staff is very professional, friendly and helpful. Thank you.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robs66 Great service
A really good place to stay if your in Crystal River for Mannatee swimming. Close to the tour office and excellent standard.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bevy54 Comfortable, nice room and honest employee
The hotel staff were very friendly and courteous. We stayed four nights to visit family in Homosassa Springs. The room was very nice and comfortable.
On the day we were leaving, 01/05/13, I noticed my jewelry box which was enclosed in a clear plastic zip bag was missing. After checking our car twice and the room three times and many tears later, I went to the front desk to inquire if anyone had turned it in. I described the bag and the box. Much to my surprise, the gentleman behind the front counter pulled it out of a drawer. He told me Mattie, their breakfast hostess had found it on a table in the dining area and turned it in. I was so grateful. I found Mattie and expressed my gratitude to her. Needless to say, the relief in getting all my jewelry back was overwhelming! Thank you Holiday Inn Express in Crystal River, Florida and of course, thank you Mattie!!
January 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chucktheduck Great, but be carful.
All was fine - except the garbage pick up woke me up out of a
January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BKAR Great, no problems
This was a stop off visit on the way farther south. Can't find a thing to complain about. Such a great place. Now that we know manatee tours happen nearby, we may find an excuse to return. (This was not on the highway we were traveling on, so we went slightly out of our way to find this place and only went because of Priority Club.)
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PL02 Always great service and comfort
This hotel is a great place to stay. Everyone is so nice there and very profesional. They make you feel very welcome. I have never had a bad experience there.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jsorr Great Hotel
Everything was just great from the service to the pillows! Thanks,
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newreweds Great Facility
Excellent location, helpful staff, fine accommodations, even tasty cookies! And they know where to send people who want to swim with manatees.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyGirl99 Great Hotel
We stayed for 3 days and everything was great - all staff were friendly and wonderful. Service was great - clean room - no complaints!
November 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WallyP Felt like home
The staff at the Holiday express is great they remember your name and always have a smile on their face. Walking into the hotel and being greeted by name really made me feel like I was home away from home.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ronda626 great room
Happy with my stay in Crystal River Holiday Inn. Would stay here again.
October 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jane34 Extremely friendly and helpful reception staff
We got the most of our stay in Crystal River, also thanks to an
extremely friendly gentlemen at the reception. He gave us valuable
informations about leisure and dining possibilities in town.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tunaman Clean & Friendly
We booked a Manatee Tour in Crystal River and decided to stay one night at the Holiday Inn Express so we would have time to relax and see the area. The local management were very accommodating and allowed us to check in as soon as a room was available. More importantly our tour was at 8:30AM and didn't finish until 10:45; check out being 11:00AM. They extended our check out until 12:30 which allowed us to shower before returning to Orlando as well as have lunch before returning. The rooms (had 2) were very clean and we couldn't have been happier we the service/value proposition.
For a small town there are a number of good restaurants but as a Boston native, my favorite was Dave's Clam Shack; not fancy but great authentic "belly clams" and lobster rolls.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cordley Wonderful staff.
The staff at this particular hotel is wonderful. From the people that checks you in to the older lady in the breakfast room. She is just something, going the extra mile to make sure that everything is perfect for you. Love to stay here.
October 5, 2012