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Crystal River

Plantation on Crystal River

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Why We Love It

  • Historic, plantation-style resort along Florida's beautiful Nature Coast 
  • Surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay, home to one of the largest manatee populations in North America 
  • The resort offers 27 holes of championship golf among its 232 acres
  • Unwind at the on-site Plantation Tiki Bar or the Aveda spa

"Perfect for nature lovers" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

  • From Tampa – approximately 1.5 hours north
  • From Jacksonville – approximately 2.5 hours southwest
  • From Orlando – approximately 1.5 hours northwest

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Just a quick hour-and-a-half drive from Tampa, the Plantation Resort is tucked away on Florida's beautiful Crystal River. The inviting plantation-style resort is set on 232 acres and surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay, home to 50 resident manatees. 

Guests can tee up at the resort's championship golf course or swim and snorkel with the manatees on tours leaving from the resort's own marina. The property serves as a great base for guests to take part in other local activities such as fishing, boating, kayaking and diving. For a more relaxed stay, guests can book a treatment at the on-site Aveda brand spa or lounge at the Plantation Tiki bar overlooking the resort's massive lagoon pool.

Smart renovations have preserved this historic property, with simple but charming rooms that can accommodate up to four guests. The resort's four restaurants offer true Southern hospitality and on-site convenience. Other area attractions include the Crystal River Archaeological State Park and the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. 

Travelzoo Tip: The manatee season is from November-April.

From the press:
  • "The grand antebellum-like property has plenty of on-site distractions, including a superb golf course and large rooms" -- Travel + Leisure 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child or one adult: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a $25 (subject to tax) pet cleaning fee per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $14 (subject to tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes WIFI, boat parking, driving range, 9 Hole Lagoons course, outdoor heated pool, hot tub , fitness center, card room, billiards room, sand volleyball, tennis, pickle ball, croquet, shuffleboard, outdoor giant chess and checkers, horseshoes and on site activities coordinator.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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