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506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428
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King's Bay Lodge
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tierra Verde, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large efficiency apartment room, very clean, at a reasonable price. Friendly & helpful staff. Bring your boat, nice dock available,easy access to the gulf for fishing.drive slow & see the manatees on your way out.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was reasonably priced, very clean, staff very helpful, quiet , central, right on the river with a dock, so if you go on a tour it's out the room and on the boat in minutes. We went with Captain Whites custom boat tour excellent, he was friendly helpful and informative, would recommend them to anyone.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We are retired now, so we have time to take it slow. We enjoy unique places to stay and King's Bay Lodge has nice apartment-style units in a tranquil location. We loved watching the birds and sunsets over the water. We launched our kayak right there and saw tons of manatees, many baby manatees too. So much fun! Three Sisters... More

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Athens, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

No fancy hotel, just nice apartment-style rooms with efficiency kitchens and plenty of room. My two boys enjoyed the pool and we had a good two night stay. The pull out bed's mattress wasn't too great but overall, everything met our expectations. If you have a boat, they have a dock to use too.

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205 reviews 205 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place for couples, family with small kids or teens. Right on the river, outdoor covered picnic areas with BBQ grills available. Pool is fed by river water, so you swim with small little fish above a lush seagrass bottom. Close to Manatee tour operators and restaurants. Staff is friendly, place is simple, but clean. they have a dock and... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Sabine for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Old Florida pool is a favorite of our guests and our fish cleaning station was recently upgraded. I also appreciate your kind words for our staff. Wow! Thanks for submitting such a great sunset picture. I hope it brings back happy memories. More

Durham, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We (2 adults and 2 young teens) stayed here 2 nights in April 2014 based on the reviews from others on tripadvisor. We will definitely stay here again should we come back to CR (and we plan too). The room (an efficiency apartment) was spacious and clean. The bathroom had recently been remodeled and was very nice. The little kitchenette... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you TB for your awesome review. We are very glad you took the time to describe our lovely efficiency apartments. We think our waterfront location is special too. Guests enjoy walking around our historic neighborhood to bars, restaurants, parks and shopping. Our Old Florida pool is one of the last remaining spring fed pools in the state. We are... More

Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The furniture etc. are not the newest but who goes to stay in the room? The spring fed pool is great when the water is up; sometimes it's low. The atmosphere is definitely laid back. It's a great place to bring the boat and go fishing; and bar hop by boat at night. After a long day in the sun... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Wanda for your lovely review. Our guests appreciate our laid back atmosphere and vintage vibe. We are so glad you enjoyed relaxing in the pool and the local establishments in our neighborhood. We hope to see you again soon. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Absolutely perfect! Tracy is so welcoming. We had rooms 4 & 5 - more than adequate for our family of 4 + 2 kids. We fell in love with this place and the locals, so we just had to have an extra night. The eco pool is unique, and Cpt White's Tour & Swimming with Manatees is AWESOME! the only... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your kind words. We are glad your stay was perfect. We are happy you enjoyed the Nature Coast. Guests come from all over the world to interact with the manatees in Crystal River and Captain White provides an awesome experience for his guests. We are glad your stay at Kings Bay Lodge was so special. We... More

West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Crystal River is the type of place where you want to stay in local places, eat homemade food and enjoy the small town life! When I looked for hotels in the area, Kings Bay Lodge looked just what I wanted. And it was exactly what I was looking for. The tiny motel is right on the water and totally reminded... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Kings Bay Lodge operates 18 efficiency apartments and guests appreciate the extra room and the quiet, laid back atmosphere. Our walking neighborhood is very popular with our guests and our waterfront location is ideal for manatee tours. We often arrange tours for our guests, even private tours. Thank you for staying with us. We... More

Arroyo Grande
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a perfect place to stay! The room was large and had a very convenient kitchen with all the things you need to do basic cooking. Comfy chairs and beds. Bathroom very efficient and lots of warm water. All was quite clean. We saw a manatee at the dock at the end of the property on our first evening... More

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Tracy W, Manager at King's Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You Susan for such a Great Review! We're So Pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Room # 3 is one of the rooms that has been updated, and 1 of 2 that are owned by Florida residents who stay quite Often! They Really do Love it here at the Lodge and Take the time to make sure... More

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Address: 506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
King`s Bay Hotel Crystal River
Kings Bay Hotel

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