Crystal River

Plantation on Crystal River

Camille Lamb Guzman
Deal Expert

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
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
"The quiet, friendly staff and you had everything there!"
Oct 12, 2017
Clearwater, FL, USA

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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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 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 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 



  • 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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Plantation Inn on Crystal River over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The quiet, friendly staff and you had everything there!
Other Comments
Excellent relaxing and very friendly staff. Seams like staff love red there jobs glad to be there to help the customers.
Christiane Oct 12, 2017 Clearwater, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
atmosphere was very nice, clean.
Other Comments
Pet freindly, staff was very good. Older hotel but was kept up. Grounds are clean. Riverfront, saw lots of manatees. Lots to do there. Nice pool and hot tub. Boat rentals, bikes kayaks. Food was very good.
patricia Oct 10, 2017 Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent resort. Great value with TZ coupon. Resort property & amenities are great. Staff excellent.
Richard Oct 02, 2017 Longwood, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere
William Oct 09, 2017 New Port Richey , FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet peaceful setting. Friendly helpful staff.
Other Comments
Rooms need refreshing. Better quality mattresses.
Jean Oct 05, 2017 Wimauma, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and scenery
Other Comments
Hotel smelled moldy and needs renovation badly
Harru Oct 04, 2017 Orlando, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We loved everything about our stay! Everybody on the staff was so nice and helpful! It's a nice mixture of old and new.
Other Comments
It was one of the most relaxing trips we've ever taken.
Charles Sep 22, 2017 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

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