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“Scalloping fun” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   614 Northwest Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Scalloping fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel is right on King's Bay with great water access , docks and a boat ramp . great pool right on the water with picnic table and three clean working grill for your fresh catch . lot's of fun and plenty of family taking advantage of the picnic area . the room it self was clean and bright , this is a older property but well maintained . and remember it's on the bay . our only draw back was the water from the shower didn't drain very well and no body likes to stand it water while you shower . but over all a great stay .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll come again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Decent place to stay on. A trip to see manatees. They also have docks for your boat. Restaruant next door within walking distance. With the manatee tours beginning at 6am its the closest hotel so you can wake up and get there in 5 mins.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of your stay with you. We appreciate the comments and hope you'll stay again.
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Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our room was in the 4K section which was great, no noise from Crackers or the pool area. The room was clean, a little musty smelling but nothing intolerable, after all it is Florida and the rooms are used by fisherman! The staff was friendly and helpful. There could of been more boat slips the first night we had 7 boats all tied together because all of the slips were taken. Good thing we all knew each other. The bed was just fine, not too hard or too soft.

Room Tip: If you like quiet ask for section 4-6 thousand which is behind the office and away from the water &a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We're glad you had an enjoyable trip and hope to see you again.
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Ocean View, DE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Friendly staff, close to the boat ramp. Daily breakfast of bagels, muffins, coffee, make-your-own pancakes. The rooms were ok. A bit of a smell to it. I did see grills next to the pool if you want to grill your dinner. A restaurant was next door. This place was nothing to get overly excited about. It's probably good if you're on a budget and are travelling with your family and a boat. Located right on 19. Grocery stores nearby. All the rooms are entered from the outside, so it's not a hotel nor a resort. (Hotels have inside corridors.)

Room Tip: It tended to get a little noisy at night with the bar next door, so ask for a room not facing that w...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback.
Sincerely,
Frances Roberts, GM
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Booked this place as a stop over on the long drive from New Orleans back to Ft Lauderdale. After a long day of traveling this was just what we needed. The room was extremely clean and the bed very comfortable. We requested a room with a jetted tub and were pleasantly surprised that not only did they have a large in room whirlpool tub but adequate hot water. There is a restaurant next door, but there is also a Publix close by so we opted for Publix take out and a meal on the balcony overlooking the river. We were there in the thick of scallop season but did not experience the rowdy crowds others have mentioned. Adequate breakfast selections and the coffee was hot. Would stay here again

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view and jetted tub.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We appreciate hearing from our guests. We hope you will stay with us again.
Sincerely,
Frances Roberts,GM
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Orlando, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This Best Western was recommended to us by a friend and we LOVE it! With its own boat ramp; boat slips; grill area; dive shop; breakfast on site; clean rooms and cozy beds, we will continue to frequent this location for years to come! The staff is VERY friendly and goes out of their way to exceed our expecations of a hotel visit. Thank you Best Western!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write. We hope you will return again and again.
Sincerely,
Frances Roberts, GM
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Bethany Beach, DE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I don't really like motels, but this was the only place that had a room available last minute. It was so hot that I ran the air conditioner non-stop which definitely helped drown out the rowdy crowd that stayed here (and it helped me sleep great!). It was packed and there's a restaurant/bar right next door. The pool/hot tub looked okay but I didn't go in because it was so crowded. It's a bit overpriced for what it is. It smelled a bit musty. Itty bitty ants crawl around the bathroom counter. It was just average. It was clean if you can get past the ants and musty smell. All of the staff was super nice. (Side note: don't go next door to Crackers for the food. the drinks and entertainment was okay.)

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't face the pool or restaurant/bar next door.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manatee99, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and take care of the issues you mentioned.
Thank you again,
Frances Roberts, GM
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Address: 614 Northwest Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort 2.5*
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