As others have posted, the rooms are dated. If you are expecting the Taj Mahal with Motel 6 pricing, forget it! However, things are not as dire as some say. Yes, pretty much everything in the room is at least 20 years old, except the television but it's not shabby. We found our room very comfortable and clean, the bed was firmer than our home bed but it was fine for a good night's sleep. Got plenty of tv stations very clearly. The bathroom is very dated but it serves its purpose, including having a blow dryer for your use. Staff here is friendly and helpful. There are picnic tables right by the river's edge on their boardwalk but you are not allowed to eat there. I am supposing it's because of 1. birds that will come and steal food right out of your hand and/or 2.the risk of food items and trash blowing right into the crystal clear waters. We did not use the swimming pool but we did look at it. Someone had said it was dirty but we didn't find that to be true at all! It is a plain rectangular pool that looked cool and refreshing AND has a handicap lift!! We rented a jonboat from the marina for a couple of hours (too expensive for a pontoon for our budget) and enjoyed tooling around looking at the scenery, the expensive, nice-looking homes and other boats/boaters. Almost everyone out on the water will say "hi" or at least wave to you! At bedtime, we were a bit concerned as there were some kids running up and down the stairs and across the upper landing and we could hear that in our room. No worries-by 10 it was very quiet and peaceful. My biggest disappointment was that some people were fishing and cleaned their fish at the picnic tables, managing to take over three of them. They were still seemingly nice folks. Didn't go to the Ale House. The marina people are super-helpful! Believe me when I tell you, these knees don't bend well to sit in a tiny boat but they helped every way they could to get my husband and I comfortable! Would I visit here again? In a heartbeat but next time I will budget better so we can rent that pontoon!
- 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