We booked the Best Western Crystal River because it was on the river and that appealed to us. It is an old hotel and rooms are dark and not very nice. We also can say that this is the only Best Western that we have been at that did not have very friendly staff at the front desk. (Hopefully they were just having a bad day.) We were given a second floor room...just a warning there was no elevator so you have to lug your suitcases up an outside flight of stairs. There is a nice pool and we did enjoy sitting down by the river. The restaurant next door Crackers had outside seating along the river and had good food. We saw there was a place down at river's edge to take a cruise of the river and wanted to take one at noon the next day. The guy told us we could just come back in the morning and sign up....there wouldn't be a problem getting on the noon cruise. When we went to sign up the next morning, we were told someone had come in previous to us and they wanted to wait until 1 pm so we would need to do the same. Since we were leaving that day, we didn't want to wait an additional hour so were disappointed that we didn't get to take the cruise of the river. We feel that the $124.99 rate was high for the quality of the rooms and the breakfast buffet also left alot to be desired. This Best Western was not up to par with the the other Best Western hotels we stayed at during our trip. Location is the only plus we saw with this hotel...if there were not manatees here to draw tourists, I believe this Best Western would be out of business. Sorry to say we were not impressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooks the Crystal River, and has a dive shop on property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Crystal River Hotel Crystal River
- Crystal River Best Western