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Plantation on Crystal River

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Woodstock, Vermont
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226 reviews 226 reviews
24 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for one night and really enjoyed this location. While The Plantation is in the Ascend Hotel group and therefore also part of Choice Hotels, this being a resort with three dining options, your breakfast is not included with the room rate. That being said, our senior rate was well under $100 and a real bargain. The size of the... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have not been to the Plantation Inn for a few years, but needed a place to meet friends for a long weekend. The last time we were there it was a little run down, but they have redone the entire place and it is quaint and up to date. It is very relaxing, definitely reserve a patio room! The... More

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Key Largo, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is great and the staff superior. We were there 5 days, everything was great. The only problem is Choice hotels owns them now and you have to book thru choice to get a good room. Do not believe Choice best rate guarantee, they do not honor it. Book the best rate thru choice and accept it, you can... More

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went today to see manatees with Plantation on Crystal River's Manatee Tour. It was a great time! The captain seemed extremely knowledgeable and passionate about manatees and equally passionate about helping others get a great experience with them. I will say though, that there is much more to their tour than manatees alone (which is a chance in a... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED the access to the dive shop for all types of water adventures. We took the tour where we snorkeled with the manatees & were amazed at there size & gentleness. Rhonda was our guide & she did a fabulous job of teaching us how to respect the gentile giants. Three Sisters Spring was stunning. Our children haven't stopped... More

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Pula, Croatia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With random booking we drive from St. Augustine to Crystal river and ended up in Plantation. We stayed 2 nights. Reason for visit was swimming with manatee.. Place is great. Very quite, nice bar, nice rooms. Friendly staff. Only restaurant menu make me to not rate this place with excellent. 4 different food orders, didnt deserve together average rate. Excuse... More

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Abartlett22, General Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your sharing your recent feedback with us about your recent stay. The experience you had as it relates to your dining experience is not what we strive for or are building for at this time. We are currently working on new programs and menu items along with training that will greatly improve our offerings... More

Vero Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room in the Rose Building was very clean and had great amenities. The dining room in the registration building was recently renovated and the breakfast was fabulous!! I would recommend this for couples traveling to the Crystal River. We did the Manatee Tour which was a blast!

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Long Island, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this property to be OK. Maybe we should call it good but not so great. The weather had a lot to do with it. It was cool, windy, with some rain/drizzle here and there. We spent 2 days & 3 nights so we had 2 full days for a quick winter warm-up away from New York. The weather... More

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Abartlett22, General Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I am very apologetic that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent visit with us. Your feedback is very much appreciated. We are continuously working towards the goal of total guest satisfaction in all aspects of a guest stay through programmed staff training as we head into the rest of the year. The Plantation is... More

Minooka, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Golf villas could be cleaner. The website makes the place look way more beautiful than the rooms actually are. The vegetation and landscaping had to be the best part. The pool was nice and warm. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub. Volleyball nets and shuffleboard are available. However, the place was smaller than we had anticipated. Staff was mostly helpful,... More

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Abartlett22, General Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent visit. This feedback is valuable and we are grateful for the opportunity to improve our our experiences particularly as it relates to your experience within our Adventure Center and Marina experience and information provided. Andrew Bartlett General Manager More

Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Resort, as they call themselves, should never be called a Resort. The exterior brick has been recently spray painted in white, which is OK. But the overspray gave a weird tint to the gray roof shingles. Doors into the lobby were also painted by brush. But apparently not sanded prior to painting and show it. Paint all lumpy around... More

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Abartlett22, General Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the opportunity that your feedback provides for us to enhance our guest experiences. Our buildings have been painted white since 1952 when the plantation was started. Since this time many different companies have owned and managed the hotel making various changes as you can imagine through the years. We are continuously working through the... More

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Also Known As:
Plantation On Crystal River Hotel Crystal River
Plantation On Crystal River Hotel
Plantation Hotel Crystal River
Plantation Resort Crystal River
Address: 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Remember to visit The Spa 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 haircare Salon. ... more   less 
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