Crystal River

Plantation on Crystal River

Casey Gasinowski
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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
Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
"Manatees, pool and pool bar. Fantastic!"
Feb 22, 2018
Saint Cloud, 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


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Plantation Inn on Crystal River over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
upon booking with TZ I was told that my card would not be charged until checkout, but I was charged $250 on 30 March...I called and was told this was a mandatory deposit. Upon checkout, the $250 had still not been removed, so I still have to call them and negotiate the return of that part of the deposit not required for expenses incurred while there (maybe $80 or so).
David Apr 22, 2018 Clearwater, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Manatees, pool and pool bar. Fantastic!
Other Comments
You can rent john boat ,kayaks, or take a guided cruise from the on site marina. Lots of games on site with golf across the street.
Rachel Feb 22, 2018 Saint Cloud, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great breakfast and great golf
John Nov 15, 2017 Eustis , FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Scenic River Cruise
Other Comments
All the staff were very pleasant to each of us.
John Nov 15, 2017 Eustis , FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The scenic boat ride is a must do! This is a gorgeous area, and we were fortunate to see a manatee with her baby, then another manatee with her smaller baby, even though it was warm out (they usually are easier to spot in cooler weather). You also can pull up a chair to the river or canal and have a drink and enjoy watching fish jumping (we saw alot jumping), or hang out at the tiki bar overlooking a gorgeous pool and the river. Simple pleasures are the BEST!!!!!!!
Other Comments
the staff were very nice, everyone we met from the front desk person, to our very nice waitress (glasses, 20-30, with straight black hair--sorry did not get her name) to the maids we met on the way to our room were terrific! I highly recommend this place. The travelzoo price included a boat ride, an amazing breakfast AND the room, it was an excellent bargain. I plan on buying travelzoo again many times, and also on visiting Plantation on Crystal River again very soon--what a great escape. I'm from Florida and have discovered that vacationing close to home is the best--you don't have to drive or fly far and you get to enjoy the places that people from all over the world have discovered in our own state. Great place!!!!!!
Kathryn Nov 07, 2017 Trenton, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was great. Lovely location good food great waitress for breakfast and good meal at bar at night. Boat ride was nice. We all had a fun time.
Other Comments
Only complaint we couldn't adjust temperature in our room.
Nov 05, 2017 Villages, FL, USA

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