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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good for a short trip...kid-friendly...lots of easily accessible activities. On site dive shop is excellent. Many restaurants in the area are closed Sunday and Monday...and need reservations when open due to high demand.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Plantation on Crystal River was a stellar and magical experience for us. Every staff person who assisted us on the grounds at the front desk, marine center, dining room, Tiki bar, indoor bar, etc. was kind, engaging, professional and went out of their way to assist us, no matter the question or need. The grounds are incredibly well manicured...

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. It makes me proud of the staff that they were so professional and engaged with you. They truly love their job. We hope that you will come back and see us again if you are in the area.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Plantation, we choose you because you were the nicest option in an area which is kind of rough (pretty much no upscale facilities). Rooms are really nice - comparable to a Sheraton - and the canal views are nice too. If you renovate the public areas, please take out the first ride if parking nearest the rooms and add grass...

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing manatee tour experience! Captain Bob and Captain Misty made sure that we saw as many manatees as possible! They were so knowledgeable and friendly, my family and I are definitely going to come back again. If you are thinking about doing it, do it! It is well worth it and they take great care of you!

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Edgewater Fl
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its nice place but definitely too expensive. We choose a canal front at over 200 per night for two nights and I must say I did not feel pampered.First, when we entered the room there was a very strong smell of disinfectant. I tried to open the windows but couldn't and then I realized there are no screens in there....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to ask for a room change because there was no elevator near my room.The staff lady was very accomodating in changing my room to the 1st floor.When in that room however the phone was inoperable.As far as the pool goes if you are an adult it was hard to swim in it as the depth was 3 -4.5...

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Jacksonville Beach, Florida for many years, we felt it was time to explore more of our adopted state. The Plantation was just the right place to start our adventure. With the feel of a more elaborate resort, the grounds were lovely and there was a great family friendly feel. We rented a kayak the next morning from...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just swam with the manitees! Incredible experience. Captain's John and Misty did an excellent job of preparing us and guiding us through the adventure. Also captured awesome photos and videos. By the end of the experience, I almost felt like part of the manatee herd. Captain John spent time with my 10 year old to get her comfortable. After about...

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Destin, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to The Plantation over a span of 25 years and have yet to ever be disappointed and this trip is even better because I'm spending it with my daughter. From Snorkeling with manatees to massages and movies and Homasassa state park, it's all about nature and tranquillity. Hotel management bumped room up to a waterview and we...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our 3 week vacation! Captains Ross & Memphis took us on out to two separate locations and we had such an amazing experience. They made sure we felt comfortable in and out of the water. Captain Ross stayed close by to guide us and take outstanding videos and pictures. We had such a fun, relaxing,...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest spring systems in the state and home to more than 500 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few. OUR HOTEL IS THE PLACE TO STAY & PLAY IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion • Fraternal Groups Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available. We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather. Remember to visit Spa Bleu at Plantation while staying at the Resort to experience a moment of wellness at our first class Aveda Spa. Offering facials, massage therapy,body treatments, Vichy shower, pedicures, manicures, and a full hair-care Salon. And don't forget we are a world class fishing destination as well. Our Adventure center offers guided fishing charters as well and many other water based activities. Including our Trip Adviser top rated "Swim with the Manatee tours". We are the place to play and stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantation on Crystal River

Address: 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $142 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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Plantation Hotel Crystal River
Plantation Resort Crystal River
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“dont get view of the canal, its not worth the money. Get the cheapest room you can get.The patio is not much to have”
 of 5 bubbles Peter-Goldwing, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the ist floor if you have trouble climbing stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Marykins33, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dog friendly waterfront room: Hardest mattress ever, musty. Should be $79-89 night. Was charged $275 after taxes and fees for 1 night.”
 of 5 bubbles NgreerCovington_GA, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any view at this hotel is a beautiful view!”
 of 5 bubbles srk64, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are large.”
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