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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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The Port Hotel and Marina
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1610 S.E. Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429   |  
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Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
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“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I'm kind of torn on this one. I feel like I should have known better just by reading the other posts. However, I did get this room on Expedia for $65 and only stayed one night. As long as you are not spending any time in the room, this is the place to stay. We stayed in building 1 on the first floor. You can walk right out of your room and sit by the water. The beds were comfortable, but the room is very outdated and looks like there have been some failed attempts at repairs.

Room Tip: Stay in building 1 on the first floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed here while house hunting :) Crystal River is a wonderful spot to Vacation and the Port Hotel was very nice, very old Florida , lots to do, or just realx on the patio. walking distance to some of the best food (right on property) Tiki bar, rooms are a bit dated, but did not go to Florida to look at room . Pool was nice and clean , grounds were kept clean, Dive shop right on property and a manatee did visit us while we were there. Sunsets was AWESOME (profile picture)

Room Tip: All rooms have patio or balcony, did not see a bad room spot, we liked our corner room , bottom leve...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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porthotel, General Manager at The Port Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you very much for your review and The Port Hotel and Marina is working on to improve guest satisfaction. Hope to see you very soon. Thank You - Jigar Patel
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Auburndale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Great location for boaters or wildlife seekers! We dropped our boat in when we arrived, we stayed in B section, so our boat was right out the back door. Not counting frequent visits from the manatees also. Our room was very OUT DATED, but IT SERVED ITS PURPOSE. Very comfy beds,linens were clean, hot water/water pressure. Our group of 20 woke up every morning talking about what a wonderful nights rest/sleep. Coffee,juice,fruits and daniash in the main office every morning. Wonderful staff!!-very helpfull! Ale house resturant is on premise,service is a bit slow, but good food.( 2 big birthday parties at the time we were there oredering food,that may have something to do with it)...all in all if you want a Gaylord palms/Hilton I advise you to go elsewhere. Looking for a cozy place that serves it purpose,STAY HERE!! We are booking another trip to stay in September for more scalloping!

Room Tip: Section B downstairs has frigerator/microwave
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

NOT DOG friendly, when they say they are DO NOT believe them. Their are some employees who think they are the dog police. Renegade employee or not, we will NOT be back.

Room Tip: As far from the gulf as you can get by boat. The Crystal spring had terrible visibility, so bad they...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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orlando
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3 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Ok giving this an excellent rating because this is how I judge hotels. I love them if they are well staffed and trying hard. Yes, it's a little run down, yes its's dated. I could see where some people can't deal with the cleanliness. If you are a Floridian and stay all kinds of places you will know that a lot of these issues are typical to Florida. I will compare it to a Keys hotel....so very clean compared to a lot of those. If you are a Waldorf Astoria or Hilton type...you'll hate it! The staff was enthusiastic about helping and excited to share local information. They were also laid back about grilling and partying around the pool area. It's cute to see dogs happy and running around getting on their boats, so very pet friendly. Nice pool, great location...will definitely return!

Room Tip: If you want to be near the pool ask about that, some rooms were way on the other side.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

excellent location, staff, bar, restaurant fair, rooms would be great with the views they have, but dirty all over the floor and around the beds, linen etc was clean, but quite dated..

Room Tip: holiday inn express close to dive shops etc , this Port Hotel has an EXCELLENT location, just a dive...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lady Lake
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The location can't be beat, right on the river, we had a 2nd floor covered balcony and got to watch "DEBBY" from the balcony.
Beds are very comfy but this old hotel sure needs a lot of cosmetic updates.
The price was good for the condition.

Room Tip: try to get 2nd floor!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Port Hotel and Marina

Address: 1610 S.E. Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429
Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Port Hotel and Marina 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Hotel & Marina is a bustling Waterside Resort Located On Florida's Outstanding Waterways.This resort located on 7-acres has provided a scenic hideaway for the last 50 years.Tourists come to the waterside resort to dive in the fresh springs and experience some of the most exciting manatee diving in the world.• Dive Center• Manatee Tours• Boat Rental• Boat Ramp• Swimming Pool• Ale House Restaurant• Tiki Bar ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Port Hotel Crystal River

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