Rate based on Check-in: Jan 28, 2015 Check-out: Jan 30, 2015

Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
12 reviews
Great time

The staff was extremely friendly, the manatee trip was amazing, and the grounds were expansive,... See full review

  • Lon.678
  • Jan 15, 2015
Manatee Watching

Great Resort to stay for manatee watching very upscale See full review

  • moondog
  • Nov 22, 2014
The eco-friendly Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay and more than 25,000 acres of pristine lakes and rivers. The hotel features a full-service family-oriented dive and tour marina, 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, 27 holes of golf, an Aveda spa, delectable dining and inviting accommodations. Guests have the unique opportunity to swim with the manatees, rent a pontoon or Jon boat, relax by the riverfront pool, and enjoy a game of croquet on the manicured lawn. Pet accommodations - 25.00 USD Per Night Per Pet. A maximum of two pets per room. Maximum weight of 50 pounds per pet. Breed restrictions apply, Pit Bulls are not allowed. Dogs are only allowed in designated wing. Dogs are not allowed in the Villas or Junior Suites. Please notify hotel when bringing a pet.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Boating
Driving range
Picnic area/tables
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Security
Multilingual
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Microwave
Sofa bed

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Hotel Map

28.8797 -82.5897
Nearby airports
Orlando Int'l Airport, (MCO), 80.00, MI, E; TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, (TPA), 72.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center, Hwy 19N and 44W

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lon.678
Business
Ann Arbor
Jan 15, 2015

Great time

The staff was extremely friendly, the manatee trip was amazing, and the grounds were expansive, with croquet, shuffleboard, golf courses, and a great pool/tiki bar area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
XCountry
Business
Pompano Beach
Dec 30, 2014

Not worth the money

The hotel looks as though 20 years ago it was great but now is run down. Carpet needs replacing, doors need repainting etc., the beds are soft and the rooms smell of damp. The rooms have paper thin walls, Anyone moving in the corridor or the next room may as we'll be in your room. This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in for sound proofing. If someone opened a door the subsequent closing made you jump and every facet of conversation was heard from the next room. Good place for kids but if you don't have any then hope there are none in a room near you. As they run down the corridors it sounds like a herd of elephants. The staff listen to your complaints and then continue to charge you just the same. Personally next time I would chose a cheaper hotel that is a newer and better built. After 3 nights of not sleeping well due to banging, talking and partying into the night I am glad to be on my way home. The hot tub was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Melony J.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

romantic night away

Hotel has a beautiful entrance. Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Melony J.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

romantic night away

Hotel has a beautiful entrance. Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
moondog
Business
cape coral florida
Nov 22, 2014

Manatee Watching

Great Resort to stay for manatee watching very upscale

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Homosassa Springs very close and check out Weeki Wachee down 98 if your going south towards clearwater/tampa

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
moondog
Business
cape coral florida
Nov 22, 2014

Best in Crystal River for Resort Style Accomodations

Great pool, meals were very tasty and reasonable for the fine dining atmosphere and preparation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Great place to stay for manatee sightings

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Granville.
Business
UK
Sep 28, 2014

Super hotel complex

Located in own beautiful grounds. Very accommodating staff who changed our room on arrival so we could have a patio as I smoke. Restaurant food really good and reasonably priced. Very comfy bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Scalloper
Business
Sarasota, FL
Aug 5, 2014

Great for the area

Very nice hotel for the area but doesn't compare to a resort of equal price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good breakfast.

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AlexxD
Business
FL
May 19, 2014

Mother's Day weekend!

Beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms. Enjoyed using the croquet set and taking the Manatee boat tour. The reason why I do not give this hotel a perfect five has to go to staff on how they handled (or lack there of?) a situation that occurred in the pool area. Needless to say, their hospitality was lacking in that department and prevents me from marking this trip as perfect. However, the manatees are the stars of the show and are a sight to see!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Retirementfun
Business
Central Mass.
Mar 21, 2014

Lots to do

Weather wasn't great, looking forward to returning when the weather improves and we can take advantage of the pool and river.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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