No they're not rocks, just a group of lounging manatees...Three Sisters Springs is the location for these sea cows...the count was approximately 300+ for this week Visiting the manatees at Three Sisters Springs. The water is stunning and you can even snorkel with them. The manatees come to the springs in the winter since the water temperature stays at 74 degrees. This is where wild manatees come to spend the winter months. You can even go swimming with them! During our month long road trip from VT to MIA, we stopped in Crystal River to visit Jenn's parents and had the amazing opportunity to swim with these adorable endangered mammals at Three Sisters Springs. Water from the springs flows from the ground at a constant 72 degrees F; manatees rarely venture into water temperatures below 68 degrees F. #manatees #travel #endangered #florida #threesisterssprings #welovetoexplore Have you ever been scalloping? This is a hugely popular water activity in our hometown of Crystal River. Chances are if you've ever swam with a manatee, you've been here before. It's a blast for all ages, and the best part is, you are rewarded with a delicious dinner at the end of a long day ;-) Yum!
If you are looking to check this off your bucket list, check out our latest post at rented a kayak to see the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, great find! Located on the West Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, this beautiful 50 year old luxury resort is surrounded by the natural springs of King's Bay. This bay and Crystal River are home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. This shot of the tree-line reflected on the water was taken from the Gazebo on the small peninsula off of the pool area. A nice place to wind up with your date or spouse and some champagne and strawberries. #treetrove Snorkeling with the resting manatees in Three Sisters Springs! #blue Manatees gather in large numbers in warmer springs when winter chills Florida's coastal waters Swimming with the manatees in crystal river was so fun! There isn't much to do in the city, but the tour was great. Pick a warm day because it can be chilly! Water is gorgeous! Great day for pontoon float. Beautiful grounds surrounded by water Great local breakfast and lunch restaurant with wonderful home cooked meals, friendly staff and fabulous prices. In main drag in Crystal Springs. Call me crazy but I love black vultures.
#FindingtheUniverse I made a friend at Crystal River that followed my boat until I stopped! Avoid the tourists and continue down the channels for an up close and personal experience with the manatees! Continue past the crowds and hop on in, the water is the same temperature year round. This is where you can swim with the manatees during the winter times you see a lot of them . Kayaked to the spring in a hot summer day, it was awesome cristal clear 72 degree water Cutest little Winery close to the springs in Crystal River.
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Crystal River with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center


Located in the heart of Crystal River, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Hunter Spring Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Crystal River Watersports Marina and Crystal River Archaeological State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 75 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. This hotel offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Crystal River Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Crystal River
  • Holiday Inn Express Crystal River Hotel Crystal River

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