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Plantation on Crystal River

9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#6 of 10 hotels in Crystal River
Our Crystal River Hotel is a beautiful 50-year-old, 232 acre eco-friendly resort offering comfortable accommodations, a full service spa, and is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay in Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. Our onsite activities range from golf to boating and fishing with so much in-between and we offer several specials and packages to help sculpt your perfect vacation! There's always something fun to do at Plantation on Crystal River! The services and activities included in your resort fee are meant to give you, your family and friends multiple ways to enjoy your time with us. The following is a list of all activities and services covered by the resort fee of $17 per night. WiFi Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels Free play on our 9 hole golf course Driving range Outdoor heated lagoon pool Hot tub Fitness Center Tennis
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Game room
Golf course
Water sport equipment rentals
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Waxing services
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Kimmie M wrote a review Sep 19
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We came here for my birthday. I have wanted to swim with manatees for forever and my hubby made it happen. The Plantation is a beautiful older hotel. I love how it looks and the fountain out front. Our service every night we’ve been here has been outstanding. We left out some sugary things one night so we had some ants in our room. We called maintenance and he was here within minutes to spray. The maintenance man was very friendly and he made sure that we were satisfied. He was very friendly and we could have easily talked with him all night. Our room was very nice too. I would highly recommend Plantation at Crystal River for your vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ang0911 wrote a review Sep 14
Tampa, Florida7 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here to celebrate my birthday. It was a surprise trip for me and I was shocked at the aging of this hotel!! Walking to our room (which was very long) we had to walk through a couple of buildings that varied in temperature. Had to walk around a bucket that was planted in the middle of the hallway to catch water leaking from the ceiling. When we got to our building, the smell of mold so was overpowering and were many stains on the carpet floors!! The room it’s self was ok but the smell is just awful! We asked to be upgraded to a different building but was told they were sold out. We did receive a drink and app ticket to be used at the tiki bar. Decided to stay since we were only there for two nights and I did not want to ruin my birthday activities so we bought candles to help with the smell and held my breath when entering and leaving the building! We did not use the pool but noticed the kids splash park was not working as stated in several reviews. Food was ok for lunch and the people that worked there were pleasant! Overall the hotel is 50 years old and it shows!!! If you value quality hotels, I would not recommend staying here at all! We will not be returning to this hotel ever again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from maria rogers, Guest Services / Front Office at Plantation on Crystal River
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for candidly letting us know how your guest experience was. Your feedback ensures we know what areas we need improvement in, so we can create an amazing stay with many memories that have you returning the next time you are in the area! I know with the right tools, training, and positivity, we can address your concerns. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future. Yours In Service, Maria L. Rogers Reservations Supervisor Plantation On Crystal River (352)795-4211
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Jessica S wrote a review Sep 11
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had a really fun time with the family. Kids loves swimming with the manatees. Cory and Christian the captains were awesome super nice, polite and patient. Would definitely come back again. 🏞 Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from maria rogers, Guest Services / Front Office at Plantation on Crystal River
Responded yesterday
What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. So glad that we were able to make memories to last a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future. Yours In Service, Maria L. Rogers ReservationsSupervisor Plantation On Crystal River
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TLCLinds wrote a review Sep 10
2 contributions
My husband and I tried to stay here this weekend with a check in last night. Unfortunately, when we arrived in our room it reeked of mildew/mold and everything was damp. We called the front desk to get another room and we were told the only other rooms available would either have the same issue or be in the dog wing where there would be barking. Ultimately neither of these options was adequate as I have asthma and my husband is allergic to dogs. We went back to the front to check out and on the way my husband mentioned to a maintenance worker that the building had a mold issue to which the worker just laughed and walked away. Obviously this has been a known issue. We were given a full refund but not once did the staff apologize for the inconvenience. I will never stay here or recommend this place to anyone, it's a health hazard.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
996candy wrote a review Aug 2021
Lafayette, Colorado158 contributions101 helpful votes
I was disappointed in the shabbiness of it all. It needs lots of work. Our door to patio didn't work, for instance. The pool was way too warm, not at all refreshing. The kids' play area by the pool hasn't been open for YEARS. It's right at the bend of the Homosassa Riverway, so looks pretty from afar, but I won't be going again. I didn't have the breakfast buffet, but it did look good, although it took about 10 minutes for us to even be greeted for seating or for coffee to go. The dinner the night before was good, and service was great form the gals in the bar area.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Don't bother with a "suite", just get two rooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plantation on Crystal River
Which popular attractions are close to Plantation on Crystal River?
Nearby attractions include Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (0.4 miles), Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge (0.4 miles), and Crystal River Room Escape (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Plantation on Crystal River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Plantation on Crystal River?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Plantation on Crystal River?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Plantation on Crystal River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plantation on Crystal River?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grannie's Restaurant, Breakfast Station #9, and West 82 Bar and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plantation on Crystal River?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Plantation on Crystal River?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Plantation on Crystal River?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Plantation on Crystal River offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Plantation on Crystal River?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crystal River Archaeological State Park (3.1 miles), Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins (3.1 miles), and The Shoppes of Heritage Village (1.5 miles).