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Collierville
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Our crew spends a couple of weeks in the Tampa area every year and we decided to dive with the Manatees in Crystal River this year!!! This is soooooo cool!!! This Hotel oozes old school charm and we loved it!!! beautiful grounds, pool, hot tub, even old school croque!!!!! The swimming in the nearby springs was off the chain cool...

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Carrollton, Georgia
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Oxnard, CA
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We got a Priceline deal on this one. No view, patio or balcony room at this price. For $20./night, we could have upgraded to a 'view of the canal' room. We opted to keep our $87. (total cost) per night parking lot view room. An interior corridor leads to the room that has a fridge, desk, table, small chest of...

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New Baltimore, New York
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Friendly and comfortable. I came for golf school and was happy with the rooms. The interface between the property and the golf school booking office needs improvement. I'm still not sure I didn't get charged twice for the stay and will watch credit card. I had prepaid and they dropped the ball. After a thirty year affiliation you'd think the...

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Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Recently a group of 16 visited at Plantation on Crystal River. We had a fabulous time. The rooms are clean the staff is delightful and the food is exceptional. This is a resort that I would definitely plan another trip for our club to Plantation on Crystal River in the future.

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New Jersey
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Room was clean, cool, and stylish. Food at breakfast and dinner was excellent. But even better was the Manatee tour with Captain Ed. Knowledgable, informative, and down to earth. All around great stay.

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Swimming with the manatees was an awesome experience. Captain Ed made sure we all had a close up experience with the manatees. He took great pictures and helped make lasting memories. Boat was full but not crowded. Hot chocolate/coffee was a nice touch even though it was a beautiful day. Highly recommended. Beautiful and safe (for us and the animals)...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Plantation on Crystal River. From check-in to check-out we were very pleased with the hotel staff (we were able to request a late check-out at no additional cost), the grounds and our room. Breakfast was very good and our waitress was friendly and talkative. We took the manatee tour package and were impressed...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Mixed feelings but over all GREAT! i'n mot going to lie, it was lovely! WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: of course, the website doesn't mention how there might NOT be any manatees if you go anywhere between spring and fall. i went in April and i seen ONE momma manatee and her Baby, and i was OK with that, but if...

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed their stay with us here at Plantation on Crystal River. While manatees do have a 'season', November through April, there are 40+ manatees in the Kings Bay area here that stay year-round. This enables us to see them on our tours daily. On our website under...

Elkins, West Virginia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We truly enjoyed our stay at the plantation. Our room was very clean and modern, however, the grounds and hotel lobby retained an old southern charm and feel. You'll notice when you enter the grounds that the driveway is canopied with trees with hanging Spanish moss. The grounds are very clean and pleasing to the eye. The Crystal River runs...

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West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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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 

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $132 - $230 (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 Resort Crystal River
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“Some rooms have patios looking out to the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles Lobodoh, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The hotel does not have an elevator. If you have difficulty with stairs ask for a room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles lindalJ4074NB, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the outdoor activities and the amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles Gigika, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a patio room, water view”
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“The layout is linear with the lobby in the middle. The closer you book to the lobby the closer you will be to the amenities.”
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