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Parkton, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were very comfortable and clean. A mini fridge and tiny coffee maker was provided. The grounds of the Inn are beautiful, the pool and hot tub warm, several outdoor games to do and the hotel staff was very helpful. I highly recommend the dive shop on the property for a manatee tour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

For our annual Home from college trip my Daughter and I decided on a very last minute crazy idea to swim with the Manatees .. I've herd of this place so decided to give them a call from the fist moment on the phone making our reservation to checking out of the Hotel the service from the staff was Outstanding...

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Caldwell, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got there Jan 6 and the Christmas decorations were still up....dozens of palm trees lit up. It looked great. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Next day we went out by the nice big pool and tiki hut and had some delicious grouper and drinks....then went next door and took a bay boat cruise...saw the manatees and we all...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We and two other couples just spent the weekend at the Plantation and had an incredible time from start to finish. We arrived early to check in and our pet friendly room was ready...off to a really good start. The person at the front desk was very friendly and very efficient. Our room was large and very nice...they are older...

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Morris,Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Moderately priced older very well maintained property. Staff VERY friendly and helpful. Room recent update I'd say. fridge,coffee, ample towels. very clean. Bed good...(note we had two full size). Pillows excellent. we opted for the water view walk out patio which was worth it. parking ample. Lounge and Tiki Bar very good and friendly. Walk to dive shop. all prices...

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Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Enjoyed a four day, three night long weekend. We weren't aware of the Plantation and just got lucky we found it. Grounds are beautiful and room good. Walls are very thin and when traveling with two dogs, noise in adjacent rooms can set them off. Ate ate the restaurant twice and Tiki Bar once. Hours at the Tiki Bar were...

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McGaheysville, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Captain Thaisey & Captain Misty took our family on a relaxing and informative tour to swim with the manatees in King's Bay spring area. It was a warmer day so there weren't many manatees in the area but Thaisey & Misty managed to find a few and we were able to swim along side one which was a wonderful experience...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of our property! Both Thaisey & Misty will be thrilled to hear the positive feedback you offered on your visit. We do hope you get to visit again!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Plantation over the Thanksgiving holiday as we were visiting family there. Initially it was stressful because we were traveling with our small dog and had told them that when we made our reservation. But, at check-in we were informed rather abruptly that the suite we had reserved was not pet friendly. After some further complaints, the...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy we were able to accommodate both for room and dining in the restaurant. We will pass along your feedback to management. It always serves as encouragement to our employees to hear positive reviews from our guests.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff and location was perfect. great view of the river, along with outdoor bar and yard games, including a full croquet course in excellent shape. The main hotel is a great traditional style, with a nice bar and top quality restaurant. We liked to play golf, so we stayed in their golf villas, just a walk across the street. Was...

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a last minute trip. Awesome grounds. Great quiet family hotel. Very safe and lots of things to do with the kids outdoors. Horse shoe, shuffle board, giant chess and checkers, tiki bar, pool and spa. Great accommodations. The rooms are VERY dated. The property is not new by any means but its pretty...

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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
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

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: $130 - $263 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Jim_and_Gail_Wilbur, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground Floor-No Elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles Ashley815, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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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