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Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 December 2015

While it is definitely a little past it's prime, we found this place very comfortable and elegant. The service was great. The bar is first class, better than your typical hotel/convention center bar. Same goes for the restaurant. The room was large and comfortable, and so was the bathroom. Our main complaint was that the heat wouldn't turn on, only...

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Snorkeling with the manatees could not have been easier. Great crew and location to water. Rooms were spacious and the furniture/furnishings were just fine. Room 216 had carpet that smelled so bad, like it had been wet for a month, I went to get Febreze and sprayed it everywhere. Each day the smell came back. Absolutely needs new carpet in...

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Nicest hotel in Crystal River. Fantastic location on canals just off the main springs, but in view and very close to the main river. Saw manatees in canal next to hotel in the morning. Grounds maintained very well. Good hotel bar, nice tiki bar outside and pool with great water views. Ask for a room on the water side. Golf...

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Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Nice family place. Rooms clean and nice size Liked the pool bar and pool Staff was great and most helpful We stayed there 3 nights and enjoyed it Some areas could use an upgrade Recommend this for families and couples for a get away

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Cape Coral
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The main lobby/restaurant/bar are absolutely breathtaking. The room itself was nice, and clean. We were able to secure the room for a very reasonable rate. I would recommend this hotel for the price paid.

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Gahanna, Ohio
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Captain John Spann with Plantation (Adventure Center) on Crystal River was an absolutely wonderful guide and captain on our trip to swim with the manatees. He gave us a great overview and set our expectations. He got us on manatees and had a few backup plans to move, if needed. He did a great job and we had a wonderful...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We recently did a "Swim with the Manatee's" at the Plantation Inn. First the bad, then the good. The bad. The trip really should have been cancelled. Florida has had a warm fall, and we saw only one Manatee during our 2 hour tour. This was entirely predictable, since the Gulf of Mexico water must be below 72 degrees before...

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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay, clean rooms and great location. The rates were competitive too. The staff was always smiling and happy to answer all of our questions. The trip to the gulf was a little long but there was plenty to see on the way to and from the Hotel. Would recommend!!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Plantation Inn and Resort had nice accommodations. The Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous. They have a great tiki bar and pool deck right on the water and locals tie up. There is a dive shop on the premises.

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Misty M, Front Office Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your feedback! The input from all of our guests is important to us and we use your reviews to evaluate, praise, adjust and improve so that we may offer each and every future guest the best experience possible. Thank you again and we do hope you will visit again in the near future! Warm...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Out stay here was two nights, since it was Thanksgiving we asked about the food arrangements, we were told there will be a buffet until 7 so we showed up at 6:45 to find out they stopped taking commensals at 6:30. That to me means the buffet is close at that time so that got me real mad. Other than...

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We want to thank you for your feedback! The input from all of our guests is important to us and we use your reviews to evaluate, praise, adjust and improve so that we may offer each and every future guest the best experience possible. Thank you again and we do hope you will visit again in the near future! Warm...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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Address: 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $131 - $266 (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
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“189 had a nice water view w/ small patio w/ 2 chairs and table. next to Gym.....not noisy.”
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“Unless you are playing golf, I recommend you stay in the main hotel and not the villas.”
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“ask for a room overlooking the creek and gardens away from the swimming pool area.”
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“Choose the downstairs rooms looking out on the canal, so pretty!”
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