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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impressions for our Easter weekend stay were very favorable. Loved the drive up to the property and the lobby/check-in experience was comfortable and friendly. We had a king waterfront room on first floor of the Orchid building. The room very nice: had both mini-fridge and microwave; bed was comfy; looked like it was recently painted. The carpet wasn't brand...

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Waynesville, North Carolina
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Plantation on Crystal River was a stellar and magical experience for us. Every staff person who assisted us on the grounds at the front desk, marine center, dining room, Tiki bar, indoor bar, etc. was kind, engaging, professional and went out of their way to assist us, no matter the question or need. The grounds are incredibly well manicured...

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Misty M, Director of Rooms at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. It makes me proud of the staff that they were so professional and engaged with you. They truly love their job. We hope that you will come back and see us again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have visited several times the past few years. We always enjoy our stay and find it a very relaxing trip. My favorite thing to do is lay by the pool and visit the tiki bar. The food is Great and the staff is awesome. A SPECIAL mention to Deena at the tiki bar. Thanks for the great service you...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We paid a lot of money, for a one night stay with the manatee tour. The pool was closed for renovations they didn't tel us when we called and made the booking, the room was very old and smelt musky, the tiki bar closed at 8 o'clock and there was so many bugs attacking us. Then breakfast the buffet the...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plantation was built in the 1960's but is very well maintained. We had room 239 which was the furthest building to the right of the hotel. Our friends were in a room right off of the main lobby and their room seemed a little more outdated than ours. The beds were pretty comfy and we had a nice view of...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is not as accommodating as it should be. When we arrived at the hotel, the rooms were not ready until 4pm. When we were finally informed that the rooms were ready , we went to go drop our bags off, and house keeping was still working on the rooms!! , The house keeper was the nicest person there...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our property. I am sorry we were not able to exceed your expectations during your stay. We do have a complimentary 12 noon check out but yes, the $40 charge is for 2pm check out as we will not use the room that day. I am sorry about the location of your room,...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms were very clean. Linens were changed daily and the beds were very comfortable. The room size was very generous for a hotel. The a/c unit in our room was very quiet. Really enjoyed our stay. The grounds and pool were well maintained and provided an enjoyable place to enjoy the day. Staff was friendly and helpful. Visited the...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our property! Your words will serve as an encouragement for our staff to continue excellent guest service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Villages
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place, although it has been around for a number of years, is still a great destination for those of us an hour away. Room was clean, food very good, and the pool/Tiki bar a lot of fun. Will be watching upgrades with the new owners hoping that this will be our getaway on the Gulf. If you are going...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our property! We hope t see you again soon!

Collingswood, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Bob and Captain Ed we're outstanding guides, we could not have asked for anything more. We had a large group 9 in total with 2 kids, facilities were clean, and accommodating. Again, we all say a big "THANK YOU" to both Captain Bob and Captain Ed, my husband "loved the Manatees" .....

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our property! Our captains will be thrilled with your positive words and will serve as an encouragement for all of our staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have found our new family getaway destination! We were looking for a last minute getaway close to home and happened upon the Plantation while watching Bass2Billfish. I was a bit worried based on a few of the reviews of the guest rooms, but decided to give it a chance. I am so glad that we did!! While I agree...

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Franki will be greatly encouraged that you mentioned her and our staff will enjoy reading your positive comments. Thanks!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Plantation on Crystal River

Address: 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $147 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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Plantation Resort Crystal River
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“The waterfront patio rooms are great. Noise may be an issue in rooms too close to the building entrances.”
  • A taste of old Florida. Nice grounds with waterfront view.
Mcx-PA, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Yes, Find a better hotel.”
ronaldwfrazier, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the marina wing if you do not wish to encounter other guests pets on your visit.”
MyDeere5, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we stayed in the Rose building which had a nice fitness center in it.”
gatorgal63, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay away. until corrections are made. Old”
catnjoe, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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