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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
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“We had a great experience in Crystal Springs!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were driving from Perry to Clearwater and were looking for a place to spend the night. We drove by the Plantation and thought it was just a golf course. After looking at it a second time we called for room availability and price and were surprised how reasonable it was, so we stayed the night. The facility is beautiful, the room was great the pool was warm and beautiful. It was too windy to go boating or we would have rented a John boat and toured the river.

I hope we have a chance to come back and spend more time!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I spent one night and enjoyed two meals. The food and service were truly outstanding. All stadd members were efficient and courteous. The room was quite spacious and comfortable. The location was convenient for our needs. Will stay here again when I return to Crystal River.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Celebration, Florida
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Spent a great evening at the resort. Room was very clean and spacious. Front desk staff friendly
especially Misty! Michael in Sales most informative on the area. Had an incredible dinner Friday night. Being from Mass. I loved the NE lobster dinner that was on special. It was the best lobster I have had in FL.!! A great birthday celebration. Service was great, and breakfast just as good. Barbara was a delight to talk to. Our server Friday night was also great!!
A wonderful time had by all. Would highly recommend this resort for a relaxing get-a -way.

Room Tip: Try the lobster dinner on a Friday night!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Lutz, Florida
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Lovely clean room on the canal. Old world charm with croquet, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. On-site dive shop with canoe and kayak rentals. Relaxing, energizing kayak trip to three sisters springs and saw four manatees on the way. Perfect anniversary weekend.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Courteous and attentive staff from the front desk to the Tiki bar. Grounds are beautiful. The room itself was well maintained and comfortable. Pool and outside areas are very well maintained and clean. The hallways and elevator have that damp musty smell that others have spoken of. Didn't have any of those smells in our room on the second floor of the Orchid wing. We love the pool area and Tiki bar, and the bartenders are excellent.

Have stayed here on other occasions, and the place always makes me think of stepping back in time. When families would always go on vacation together and go to the same place year after year. We met several older couples who have traveled there for years. Seemed to be “their” spot. Kind of nostalgic.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Inverness, Florida
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My daughter held a wedding/reception event at Plantation this past weekend. It was an absolute fantastic experience. Everyone and everything was top notch. Every staff member we met was eager to help, courteous and efficient. The venue was beautiful. We held the wedding outside on the point. The scenery was wonderful.: a white gazebo overlooking a point on the Crystal River.
Everyone I've talked to has mentioned how wonderful the food at the reception was. We had Prime rib,chicken and grouper. I was leery at first about ordering grouper, usually at these events it it less than fresh tasting. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived, yum!
We had a golf scramble the day of the wedding. The course personnel were just as friendly and accommodating to a bunch of duffers as the Hotel staff had been.
One final experience, I went back to the reception hall Sunday morning very early to uninstall the dance floor I had rented. The staff ahd already done so, and carried all the pieces down to my car.
I would gladly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a wedding/reception facility.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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St. Augustine FL
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stayed here earlier in the week with two other business colleagues. This is a nice older hotel right on the crystal river.

Not sure it is like this all the time, but check-in was very slow.

We each had a king room, mine was on the second floor with a view of the water. The bed was great and the room very clean. But as others mentioned the hotel has a damp, musty smell about it. All three of our rooms also had that smell, while not bad enough to go somewhere else, if I stay here again I will bring an air fresher.

They have a tiki bar and a nice pool over looking the water.

Overall not a bad stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor and a water view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Plantation on Crystal River
Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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 
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