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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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200 reviews 200 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
12 helpful votes 12 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

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Every room is different and every room has owners but is run as a motel. Our room was the best we ever had. It has plenty of room, an extra large TV, a kitchen with appliances that work, storage space...The place is like a cabin or litle house you live in while in the area. We were unable to try... More

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

Thank you So much for your Great Review!We really appreciate your patronage & hope you will stay with us in the future! Deb & Family had One of our Nicest Rooms, they came in late, so, we left their keys in the room for them. We're Very Pleased that y'all enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks again for the Wonderful... More

18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

First of all, I want to say that my wife and I didn't totally agree on what rating to give this motel. Initially, I wanted to give this place 5 stars, but let me explain that... This place is NOT a five-star hotel! It is exactly as the owner represents it. It is a facility that clearly has been in... More

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

Thank you for Your Awesome Review!!! We really appreciate your kind words and your Opinion of us!!! I really wanted to be as Honest as possible with the public about our little corner of Paradise, so there would be No False ideas about us! We definitely have a ways to go to have All the rooms in as Great of... More

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Address: 506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
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Also Known As:
King`s Bay Hotel Crystal River
Kings Bay Hotel

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Welcome to Kings Bay Lodge on the pristine waterfront of the Crystal River. We offer 18 fully-equipped, individually owned, efficiency apartments. Each apartment will sleep up to four people. Our convenient kitchenettes are equipped with a microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffeemaker and range. All units are located on the ground level and provide parking directly outside the door. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable-television, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and free boat docking. A fish-cleaning station is available for all lucky fishermen. Our sunsets are awesome. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Nature Coast on our quiet street, with giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss .... Swim with the manatees or in our unique Old Florida natural spring-fed swimming pool. Enjoy kayaking, fresh or saltwater fishing, scalloping or sailing. The area is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and in close proximity to Three Sisters Spring. Our lodge is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, antique stores and shopping. Boat and kayak rentals, manatee tours, scuba diving facilities, bike/walking paths, parks, historical and archaeological attractions, horseback riding, gulf coast beaches and golf are located nearby. All rooms are non-smoking. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Two night minimum required. Special rates are available for groups and for extended stays. Please contact us for pricing and availability. 506 N. W. 1St Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428 Visit us on the web at Kings Bay Lodge Fla to arrange your vacation plans. ... more   less 
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