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“Dated but lovely” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Port Hotel and Marina

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The Port Hotel and Marina
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Coral Springs, Florida
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38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dated but lovely”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We spent only one night here but would/will go back.
Yes the rooms could use a lot TLC, but every room overlooks the Marina and the atmosphere of the whole compound is lovely. The beds and bathrooms are clean, just run down and old.

Had drinks at the Tiki Bar and enjoyed the company of the lovely Lady from Maine that works at the Bar. Then we went and had a great seafood Dinner at the Ale House Restaurant, where we watched the sun go down over the water.
Moved to our balcony and finished the evening with a bottle ( brought from home) of wine listening to the quiet night.
Beautiful view in the early morning of the bay and the birds. It was too early in the season for the Manatees, but we will be back for that!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Dorsetuk
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Booked 3 nights, Friendly welcome, Fantastic outlook over Marina, River & Island. (This was its salvation) Our room on the 2nd floor Dark, Damp & Smelly! Overfilled with oversized dark tatty furniture.
Bathroom was just OK!
The A/C unit was very noisy & didn't work anyway.
The balcony had a super view & we saw Manatee's in the dock.
On looking backwards I could see under the bed (wish I hadn't) lots of bits. Sweets, bits of biscuit, paper, pills......ugh!!
However the bed its self was clean.
Also the Ale House Bar & Restaurant was very clean great food & good prices.

Room Tip: From what we were told all rooms similar
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janebriard
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful 30th Anniversary stay. Staff are great. Room was clean and spacious. Fantastic views. Lots of Manatees at our feet. Ospreys in the trees above us. Thanks to the manager who allowed us to chose which room we stayed in. Very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed for2 nites ,not really great ,but it is very quiet and relaxing. Great tiki bar,Dorrene was the best ,very clean bar, nice view,great people. If you are looking to relax on the River This is the place

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beautifuleye0730
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The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

...but it's the location you pay for. No, it's not The Ritz. No, it's not fresh and clean. No, it's not modern. No, it doesn't have new furniture or comfortable mattresses. But...it's location, location, location. It's where boaters can dock their boat to spend the night. It's where you can get a good meal at The Ale House (a little pricey but good) and get a night's sleep before heading out on the water the next morning. It's not the worst place I've stayed but it's a far cry from the best. However, I'd stay here again because of the location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

The good -great location,beautiful scenery,very nice people,

The bad-you just can't escape the nastiness of the rooms. Started with smelling urine by the bathroom, 2 of the lightbulbs worked in the whole room, and plenty of empty light sockets all over the place, stains all over the walls, and more health hazards then I could probably see. If they did some maintenance through the place it would look good.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Gbluzy335
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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169 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel could be absolutely wonderful if someone cared to take a second look at the rooms. A few pictures on the walls, blankets without holes, even top sheets on the beds would be wonderful. TLC!!!!!

We loved sitting on the terrace especially in the evenings when everything was quiet and we could hear the night creatures and the water. Fabulous!

The restaurant - "The Ale House" was fabulous.

Room Tip: River views are great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dagpel
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Property: The Port Hotel and Marina
Address: 1610 S.E. Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429
Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant 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*
Number of rooms: 36
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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