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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I wanted to take my fiancé for a staycation for his birthday. I called the hotel and asked if there was anything special they could do, as this was a special getaway for us. I was offered a inexpensive champagne & strawberries package, but it didn't seem worth it from the description, so I passed. When I booked, I am...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our staff and management do enjoy the positive words and they serve as an encouragement to continued stellar customer service. We do appreciate the input on booking room types and always feel free to make requests at check in as well. We are thrilled your group enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night straight from a flight from the UK. Arrived very tired and check in was simple and quick and our room lovely and spacious. The room was clean and looked out over the gardens and car park. A wedding party was being held but no noise or disruption from it which was great. The waterfront aspects and outdoor...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and although brief we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope to see you again soon!

Waynesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Plantation on Crystal River was a stellar and magical experience for us. Every staff person who assisted us on the grounds at the front desk, marine center, dining room, Tiki bar, indoor bar, etc. was kind, engaging, professional and went out of their way to assist us, no matter the question or need. The grounds are incredibly well manicured...

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. It makes me proud of the staff that they were so professional and engaged with you. They truly love their job. We hope that you will come back and see us again if you are in the area.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our 2nd stay in this year (March and October 2016) and we love this old fashion style hotel. The surrounding (beautiful garden directly on Crystal River, pool area) is just amazing. Rooms are nicely decorated and clean, but bathrooms should need an update. No elevator available. In October the Hotel was crowded (Meeting of some veterans and one...

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. It is truly appreciated. As for the bathrooms, we have plans to update them in 2017. Please come back and see us if you are in beautiful Crystal River again.

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived at Crystal River around 11am not realizing most tours in other locations were done by 11am. We rented a pontoon and had a relaxing afternoon on the lake. 2-3 hours is all you need to see lots of manatees and have fun on Kings bay.

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review of your recent stay. I am glad that you had the opportunity to get out on the water while you were here. It is truly a wonderful experience to be able to see the manatees on Kings Bay.

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isca fabulous location on Crystal River near the main spring. Great selection of recreational activities, nice bar and restaurant. The staff was generally very nice. Occasionally there was a little bitvof that "look down our noses atvtourists syndrom" so common in Florida vacation spots, but not too bad. The facility is older and could be maintaied a little better....

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent stay. I am sorry we failed to meet and exceed your expectations. I hope you will give us an opportunity to provide you with a better experience.

Curitiba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place with amazing gardens, river and pool. Rooms were clean and nicely prepare to us. Amenities of quality in the room and bathroom Great outdoor activities and water sports offers. Close to the park and restaurants.

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review. We value your feedback and hope that you will return to see us again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful on the outside but unfortunately poor quality on the inside. Ripped curtains in the room. Poor amenities. Small closet with locked hangers. Went to the gym and the equipment wipes and 3 jugs of water were sitting there empty as well...for 3 days. Come on. On a positive note, the grounds are lovely and the pool area was clean....

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for taking time to leave feedback on your recent stay. We value all feedback as it is only through our guest that we can improve. We have many plans to update the property especially the rooms in 2017, I hope that you will come back and see us.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel. I had my two dogs with me and lovely areas to walk them. Clean rooms and all areas. Great dive center on grounds. Lovely staff. Good wifi in rooms/hotel; not great by pool. Good food. Beautiful grounds

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for your great review of your recent stay. We certainly appreciate all feedback. Please come back and see us again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 2 rooms for 4 nights. Were planning on snorkeling and diving while in the area. Upon arrival, we were told that we could not have adjoining rooms even though we had requested it. In addition, I had booked 2 king rooms. I was told only one king was available. I could have another one if I paid $20...

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor member, I am sorry that you had issues with adjoining rooms and king beds. Unfortunately we do not have king rooms that adjoin. I would like the opportunity to apologize for the way it was handled. We just re-started our preventative maintenance program and will be moving though the rooms quickly to make much needed repairs...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest spring systems in the state and home to more than 500 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few. OUR HOTEL IS THE PLACE TO STAY & PLAY IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion • Fraternal Groups Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available. We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather. Remember to visit Spa Bleu 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 hair-care Salon. And don't forget we are a world class fishing destination as well. Our Adventure center offers guided fishing charters as well and many other water based activities. Including our Trip Adviser top rated "Swim with the Manatee tours". We are the place to play and stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantation on Crystal River

Address: 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $98 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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Plantation Hotel Crystal River
Plantation Resort Crystal River
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“Some rooms have patios looking out to the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles Lobodoh, 3 days ago | Read review
“The hotel does not have an elevator. If you have difficulty with stairs ask for a room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles lindalJ4074NB, 6 days ago | Read review
“Enjoy the outdoor activities and the amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles Gigika, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a patio room, water view”
 of 5 bubbles arene_11, 1 week ago | Read review
“The layout is linear with the lobby in the middle. The closer you book to the lobby the closer you will be to the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles PirateCapt, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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