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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The grounds at Plantation on Crystal River are very nice, decent restaurant, little bar outside if you can catch it open. There is a canal where you may see manatees if the you are there at the right time of year. The rooms are OK, tend to smell musty (at least the two times we have been there in the...

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

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled when our guests enjoy the grouds as well as our amenities. Please come see us again!

Dexter, Michigan
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We bought a weekend package with Manatee swim tour, the place is really well maintained with lots of amenities, a decent breakfast buffet and great staff! The tour was really well done, but no one told us we could have an amazing Manatee swim on our own simply by renting a kayak and paddling to three sisters spring and swimming...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We use all of the information our guests provide to offer a superior experience for upcoming guests. Florida has lots of protection laws for the manatees and we do encourage a group tour with an approved captain for swimming in the springs and near the manatees.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A most wonderful place! The feel of Old Florida, with plenty to do if you want. It is so quiet here that you may wonder why you don't live here year round! Pool is large, hot tub wonderful. Location right on the water offers all kinds of fun. We rented a kayak and spent some quality time with the manatees!...

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Ithaca, New York, United States
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Nice hotel, reasonably priced. Staff were friendly at the front desk. Room was clean. Hot tub and pool. And you can rent kayaks or go on an outing to see the manatees right from the hotel grounds. It was off the highway so it was quiet.

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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. We loved everything about the place. The grounds were well kept and it had southern charm. Our room was clean and the bedding was comfortable. The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed the bartenders! The pool stays open until 11 - so that was nice. We went on the...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I loved this place because of it's location and great Florida charm. Located right on the water added to the enjoyment factor. The room was well appointed. Not luxurious but comfortable. The atmosphere was pleasant. The beds comfortable. The room had a fridge which was convenient. Good swimming pool and lots of grounds to enjoy.

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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have visited the Plantation the past two winters and I'm sure will return again and again. It's that kind of place. We found our room quite spacious, and enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and tiki bar areas. The manatee tours out of the hotel's Adventure Center are the best in the area. We rented kayaks, as...

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Winter Park, Colorado
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very nice room at great price. Lots to do...beautiful swimming pool, hot tub, sand volley ball, horseshoes, croquet, boat ramps and tie ups. Adventure Center on the property with boat rentals and guided trips. Highly recommend!

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Hotel says it's pet friendly, but, SURPRISE there is a $25/per pet fee (not a refundable deposit, but a non-refundable fee.) Neither Hotwire nor the hotel manager was willing to waive the fee even though it was not disclosed until AFTER I had booked/paid for the room. We were in room 201 which had the filthiest carpet imaginable, the room...

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This place is a great offer for the location. Lots to do on site, restaurants, bars, golf, manatee and other tours if you're looking for an all-in-one location. Very friendly staff, beautiful relaxing pool area overlooking Kings Bay. Comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The southern beach/gulf decor is charming and a break from the average. Way nicer and more personal...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Golf Course
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

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 - $298 (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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“Request a room on the water. It was nice to sit by the water and watch the fish jump.”
 of 5 bubbles kb397, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have to stay here, ask for a room upstairs as the ground floor must have been flooded and is damp and smells.”
  • Large insect in corridor
 of 5 bubbles harmenr2016, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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