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Crystal Cove Resort

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly The Moorings Motel)
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Palatka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted a suite. I was surprised for a Tuesday night they where just about sold out. Took a king size bed with a "GREAT" view of the St. Johns river and plenty of room in the room. Was going to take the boat down but the weather was bad so had to drive. Small bottle of champagne waiting for us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up in Florida a day early for our family-timeshare and thought we'd try something different as long as it had a pool. Crystal Cove popped up in our price range, had a pool, had breakfast included, and was on the St. John's River. It was so much more than we expected for the price! There were some mixed... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a reservation at Sleep Inn. Stayed there before. Wanted to check out Crystal Cove first. Visit the location we walked around. Looked at the rooms. The staff was great! I really enjoyed everything about the place. Whenever I'm in Palatka, Crystal Cove is my place to stay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I travel a lot and have high expectations of any hotel. The room was fair, comfortable beds...the bathroom was a problem for me....old fixtures and there was hair all over the inside of the cloth shower curtain. Management was nice. They are trying to redecorate the lobby. The continental breakfast was not acceptable so we left in search of food.

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CCRFL, Owner at Crystal Cove Resort, responded to this review

I truly appreciate your feedback on your stay with us. Two years of changes in the making on our 10 acres located on the St. Johns River to serve our guests has truly been adventure! Family owned my husband and I purchased the property in January of 2012. Promoting ourselves as a river rustic property striving to excel in customer... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the gorgeous location on the banks of the St John's River, to the staff that couldn't have been nicer, this was a great experience. The grounds are beautiful and there is an Onsite restaurant and bar with live music on the weekend. Our suite was spacious, slept 5, with a separate bedroom with new king mattress. We rented a... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After reading mixed reviews about the place, we booked a room merely because it was economical and close to the Blue Crab Fest where we were vendors. We were so pleasantly surprised to find a spacious, clean room, friendly and helpful staff, pleasant decor and a really relaxing atomosphere. Our room faced the river, also not expected! We ate at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We trusted the positive reviews and were disappointed.Got an old room with dirty blinds, a worn out bed and a missing lampshade.The room also smelled rather funky,the a/c almost fell off the wall..There is a bar/Restaurant on site,but we left the joint after discovering the dirty, stained tables.We also didn't enjoy the River view which contained the old nuclear Power... More

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CCRFL, Owner at Crystal Cove Resort, responded to this review

I want to truly apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay with us. We do offer two different types of accommodations on our property. The most economical rate which is $59 per night is our west wing building where your room was located. These rooms are set up more for the boating/fishing guests who trailer a boat and... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Crystal Cove is more than a place to stay but where one should consider a trip simply to experience the beauty of old Florida. Located in Palatka, FL (central northern FL.) it is a hotel, marina, restaurant, bar and storage facility if one needs. Besides simply one of the largest hotel rooms we have ever rented in my 40 years... More

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CCRFL, Owner at Crystal Cove Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Richard for your review! We take great pride in our trip advisor guest reviews. We will share your review to the entire staff. Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We truly appreciate your business and feedback! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on the 25th April 2014, for 3 nights. We stayed in room 107 a king on the ground floor, which we had asked for. We also asked for a river view, but that had none of these as they were busy with a wedding on the Saturday. The welcome was good and cheerful as... More

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CCRFL, Owner at Crystal Cove Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our staff and continually improving amenities. I am truly sorry for the situation with the pool. This is the only time in our 2 years since my husband purchased the property and originally resurfaced and painted the pool/deck area that we had to close for repairs. We had to correct spots... More

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Address: 133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly The Moorings Motel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Palatka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Cove Resort 3*
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Crystal Cove Resort, newly renovated and under new ownership, is a waterfront hotel and marina located on the St. Johns River. Pontoon Rentals, Private Ramp, Fuel Dock, Wet Slips, Dry Dock and Mini Storage Units are available. ... more   less 
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