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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, FL
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good place to visit with friends”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a great place to meet up with friends/family and we have been doing just that for many years. The grounds are spacious and a group can set up to enjoy outdoor games etc. Being able to dock your dock is what really sets this place apart from most. This year stay was quieter than most but yes I agree with others it can get a bit noisy, rowdy in some of the wings. Overall, I believe the Plantation does a good job keeping up with the maintance, appearance on this large facility.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed at the Plantation. The service is good, the staff is friendly, but since it is scalloping season, the place was packed with boats and trucks and rowdy guests. My sister stayed onThe first floor in the Jasmine wing, and had problems with noise from guests in the rooms and halls, and from the boats docked alongside the river. We were in the new wing, which did not have a view, but was much quieter, and the rooms weren't as beat up. Location is great, the restaurant is a little pricey, but the food is good. Having boat rentals onsite is a great plus

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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George Town, Grand Cayman
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very nice propery, rooms are a little bit old lookingand a bit musty smelling. Walls are thin so you hear everything in the next room. Outside by the pool is nice, very unique feature of being on river with lots of boat traffic to watch.

I called the hotel before booking to specifically confirm that there was free wireless and was told there was. On trying to log in, the wireless is att and costs 9.95 a night. Called front desk: there is nobody at the hotel at night to help with anything, authorized to do anything and there is no tech/IT support. I dont like hotels that charge for internet and hate when they leave the hotel no night mangers or people empowered to assist guests, so would not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2013

My family has stayed at Plantation on Crystal River several times over the years. We always have a wonderful relaxing time. All staff is very pleasant and professional. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. We always take our boat and keep it in the water near our room for the entire stay. We never have to worry about anyone taking anything on our boat. We feel very secure there. We enjoy visiting the Plantation several times in the spring and summer. We would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ocala
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15 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We loved this resort. It was older than I expected. The only problem was that they had a huge conference that filled the entire resort with hundreds of teenagers. The teenagers were polite for the most part but in the pool they could be quite rowdy and in the halls very noisy. This put a damper on our entire stay. Otherwise this would have been a great little getaway. Go on the sunset cruise. It was fantastic and our captain was very knowledgeable about the area. My husband golfed and said the course was great.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waleska, Georgia
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86 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I have stayed at the Plantation Inn several times over the past six years, and every time was a treat. The quiet ambiance of the riverside location, the restful atmosphere under the palms by the scenic pool, and the delicious meals of the restaurant all combine to make my visits memorable. Most recently, the upgrades and remodeling of this facility have made the appearance of the lobby, bar, and rooms even more appealing. Spacious rooms, comfortable double-sheeted beds,screened porches and patios on the river side make for views unlike anywhere else. I call ahead to be sure there are no weddings, proms, or major events going on there to aim for the quietest, most leisurely atmosphere for my stays. If there is a major reunion, wedding reception, or shriner's convention, I will wait until another date.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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travelvacation50
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We recently stayed four nights at the plantation, this was probably our fourth or fifth visit here. Great location to stay if you are vacationing or scalloping. Always a clean room, Very comfortable bed, friendly service, nice pool and fair rates... I highly recommend this hotel..

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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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