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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our cruise. We had beautiful weather and great captains. They explained all the scenery and landmarks and took us to a picturesque spot at sunset. Beautiful picture spot! Captain Ross was very interesting!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Diane S
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Peter M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Diane,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay.

Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kind regards,

Sandra Whitesell
Guest Service Manager
The Plantation on Crystal River
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I happened on finding this hotel, just for an overnight stay on the way home - but we will be back again for a longer one ! A beautiful plantation look to it, such nice employees and the outdoor facilities are outstanding !

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sandra W, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to complete our online survey. We appreciate your positive feedback and will share your kind words with our resort staff. We strive to offer a family friendly atmosphere and are honored that your enjoyed our resort! We are in the beginning stages of room renovations and are excited about some new outdoor seating for our West 82 Grill as well!! We will look forward to you staying with us again soon!

Sincerely,
Sandra Whitesell
Guest Service Manager
The Plantation on Crystal River
352-795-4211

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

From the pictures, this looks to be the best all around hotel in the area. For location, it probably is! However, once inside, it looks and feels old and worn down and slightly damp. The location is great, right on Kings Bay, swimming pool is good, Tiki Bar is ok! However, the rooms let the hotel down. It does appear to be undergoing renovation. The onsite dive shop/manatee tour centre is very good though and I can highly recommend the staff and the boat tours that run from here.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank David R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a trip back in time. Crystal River is an old west Florida town.

Accommodations are limited and tend toward the types of facilities that seem to be a black & white travel card that should have a fleet of cars with tail-fins parked around them. This is a nice facility, maybe as nice a "resort-type" setting as there is to be found here. But understand: to enjoy this stay takes an anticipation of, and an appreciation for a "retro" experience.

If you are a traveler unwilling to accept the appearance of a plaster repair and an occasional spot of mold in damp corners, keep rolling -- Orlando (with Disney maintenance standards) is three hours away. If you do, however, you will miss out on a wonderful experience. Nothing here is "five star" but it is a great experience and a lot of fun. The Manatees are wonderful and monstrous. The Live Oaks, resplendent with Spanish Moss are a visual treat.

While the facility itself has its wants, the staff is exemplary. Plantation staff were some of the most helpful, accommodating, enthusiastic over-achievers I have ever met in the hospilatity industry. From desk to wait-staff to groundskeepers, this is a WONDERFUL group on people. I will return here, and recommend the Plantation to friends because of them.

Room Tip: Rooms on water my favorite, some might be bothered by early-morning boaters / fishermen in dock area...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous time with Capt. Brian and our great guide, Lance! They were wonderful!!! We had the best time snorkeling up close to the Manatees!! We highly recommend this to anyone living here or visiting!!! Thank you again!!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Karen E
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Peter M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. We appreciate your feedback, it's always wonderful to hear about our guest experience and we're glad you had fun swimming with the manatees! Hope to see you again soon!!

Sincerely
Sandra Whitesell
Guest Service Manager
The Plantation on Crystal River

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: RM473 - RM840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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