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Melrose, Florida
Reviewed 17 August 2016

All of the units are owned by different people and some are better than others. The last unit we stayed in was the best yet but the time before it was not so great, with badly stained ceiling tiles, dirty carpet, and somewhat shabby furniture; however, our recent stay was top notch and the unit was really nice! I would...

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of our lodge, the good and the bad. We are in the process of still updating some of our rooms right after scallop season. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! -Chancie

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2016

King's Bay Lodge is an amazing Old Florida Cracker motel. Our group of 40+ family and friends enjoy the property every year. All the kids and adults love the spring fed pool, it's a great way to cool down after a day of scalloping! The pole barn covered picnic tables and grilling area works well for our large get together...

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review!!! We are glad you always enjoy your time here. See you next year!!! -Chancie

Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The furniture was a little worn, The kitchen and bath are dated. However, the location, the spring fed pool and the people who own, run and stay there make this motel a great place to stay. This was our first time and we are already planning a return trip. If you are looking for an old Florida experience....this is the...

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we are currently working on updating rooms. Glad you enjoyed your stay! -Chancie

Saint Petersburg
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very conveniently located for scalloping with docks for your boat and a natural spring fed pool. Rooms and common area need some work though. The matresses in our room were awful and the kitchen needs remodeling. The common area under the shelter is a hard cement slab with a metal roof and it is HOT under there without much airflow.

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest review, we are in the process of doing renovations to our rooms. Hope to have you back so you can see some of the changes in the future. -Chancie

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My daughter and her boy friend, my grandson and I recently stayed at The Kings Bay Lodge. It was truly a wonderful experience. The room was very clean and was exactly like the motel rooms that my parents and I stayed in many years ago. Brought back so many precious memories.The staff was very friendly and obliging. The natural pool...

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you guys again soon! -Chancie

Holiday, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was our second Family Reunion at Kings Bay. Great rooms, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. I recommend this place to people regularly. Great value for your dollars. The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and fresh. Spacious and comfortable. The river fed pool is a treat and the common areas are well kept. Kitchens are well equipped for simple meals....

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, glad you guys have enjoyed your stay each year you stay! Hope to see you next year :) -Chancie

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My daughter and I stayed a week at the lodge. We had a great time. Everything was as advertised. The pool was fun and there are lots of things to do in the area. We had some of the best seafood in years. We tried all of the recommended places and ate way too much. The manatee tour was fun...

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see the manatees! Hope to see you guys again soon. -Chancie

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We only stayed one night , but would definitely stay again . Clean spacious room, right on the water, loved the spring-fed pool . Stayed over the 4th of July, and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more . Kayaked, watched the fireworks from the dock, and reluctantly left the next day- only because we had to .

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you guys got to enjoy the fireworks while you were here! Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Chancie

Orlando, FL
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We loved the fact that our room had a full kitchen and the rooms are clean! Also, we could keep our boat docked there and there was room for our trailer parking. We also loved the springfed swimming pool, although it was a bit cold! We would stay at King's Bay Lodge again!!

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Kings Bay L, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and hope to see your family again soon! -Chancie

Mims
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is not a five star hotel. Having said that, this is an excellent place to bring family and friends. There's a large covered pavilion with picnic tables and several grills which can accommodate large and small groups. But most importantly is the location location location!!! It has its own marina. A must see, but book early.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the review! Hope to see you in the future. -Chancie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WATERFRONT EFFICIENCY SUITES on the pristine waterfront of the Crystal River. SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS AND LONGER STAYS. We offer 18 fully-equipped, individually owned, efficiency suites which sleep up to four people. Our convenient kitchenettes are equipped with a microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffeemaker and range. All units are located on the ground level and provide parking directly outside the door. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable-television, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and boat docking. A fish-cleaning station is available for all lucky fishermen. Our sunsets are awesome. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Nature Coast on our quiet street, with giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss .... Swim with the manatees or in our unique Old Florida natural spring-fed swimming pool. Enjoy kayaking, fresh or saltwater fishing, scalloping or sailing. The area is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and in close proximity to Three Sisters Spring. Our lodge is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, antique stores and shopping. Boat and kayak rentals, manatee tours, scuba diving facilities, bike/walking paths, parks, historical and archaeological attractions, horseback riding, gulf coast beaches and golf are located nearby. All rooms are non-smoking. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Special rates are available for groups and for extended stays. Please contact us for pricing and availability. ... more   less 

Additional Information about King's Bay Lodge

Address: 506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4002
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $142 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King's Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
King`s Bay Hotel Crystal River
Kings Bay Hotel
King's Bay Lodge Crystal River, Florida
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“I loved room 10 because it has front of the room parking, is close to the boat slips without being on the end of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles Lazrlady, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Probably a room closer to the water is better because it's away from the street/office but I doubt there's a 'bad' room.”
 of 5 bubbles dmhjmh, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Keep doing what you're doing now with the lodge, and people will continue to come back again, and again .”
 of 5 bubbles larryw131, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are outdated, but CLEAN and have full kitchens!!”
 of 5 bubbles TonyaThompsonFL, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“on this trip, room by office was quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 237danam, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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