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Location is amazing directly on the process. Saw manatee from the property. Easy access for fishing and water sports. Property desperately needs to be renovated.

Staff was good. Location was good. It’s way too expensive for the condition of the hotel. It needs to be renovated badly. They have replaced the flooring and furniture but the rest of room is very dated and in need of repair. 3 days ended up costing $501 out the door with all the hotels up charges not advertised on orbitz. We are staying at the Hampton for the rest of our stay for about half the price and the mattresses alone make it worth it. Let alone the money saved.

Great location, nice pool and restaurants. Awesome to have golf and boating, etc on property. Rooms need an update though since price is similar to nearby brand new hotels. Tubs have paint chipping, windows rusting, so the property is just older in need of upgrading.

We arrived early and Orlando was amazingly accommodating and friendly and let us check in early even though the previous nights guest had not checked out yet. The resort is dated and it's age shows but I would go back in a heartbeat. You can't beat the location and I personally like a "old Florida" motel or hotel and will try one as long as I have clean sheets on my bed and a clean room, I'm happy.

Very charming style. Nice tiki bar and pool area. Full restaurant onsite. Didn't like that we didn't know there was a resort fee but it is a small one.

The setting is beautiful. It is what it is. Older but comfortable.

This spot is great for family stay with large pool and game room for the kids. Close to all manatee attractions!

Boat trips to see the manatees were wonderful! Hotel was right on the river!

Loved the grounds from the tree covered drive to the pool and the converging waterways, where we saw some great sunsets. The room was comfortable and large, but felt a little dated. Breakfasts at the restaurant were good, and the staff was very friendly throughout our stay. We booked two nights last minute for two couples and the value was excellent.

Family trip to allow children to see manatees. We stayed two nights at the Plantation. Overall it was a pleasant experience. I would recommend a trip to Cryastal River especially if you are an outdoorsman.

Rooms terrible shape. Bulbs out in bathroom No hand rails in shower. Food on premises too pricey. No microwave in room. Very disappointed.

The hotel was is a nice location but the hotel overall was disappointing. The walls were extremely thin and you could everything and everyone. There was no barrier between the hotel room and the hallway. We could hear anyone that walked by. The room was dingy and the curtains looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years. I woke up with several spider/bug bites.

Beautiful hotel and grounds nice location, rooms need up dating.

What a Gem, you should be very proud of your staff and their efforts of a genuine hospitable service culture!!!

Clean, quiet, spacious room. Close to everything, lovely staff. All the amenities. Only negative was the old dingy carpets with the sharp tack strip exposed but the floors were being replaced during the day.

Maintenance underway-- which is good Will be back

W Fort Island Trl Crystal River FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Pool bar
  • Marina

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. This 196-room, 3-star resort has a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. It's connected to the convention center in central Crystal River and also close to Hunter Spring Park and Crystal River Watersports Marina.


Dining

Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection's 196 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this spa resort include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (Waterfront View)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Waterfront View)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (14) Couples (10) Business (3) Family (11)
4
Family

Location is amazing directly on the process. Saw manatee from the property. Easy access for fishing and water sports. Property desperately needs to be renovated.

By on Jan 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey, we appreciate your feedback. We have completed several renovation projects throughout the resort such as the new wood floors, the wonderful new outdoor seating area for the West 82 Grill, the fun new sports bar at the 19th Hole Pro bar, new RFI door locks throughout the property, as well as the convenient new towel dispensing machine on the pool deck, plus the new championship volleyball court. We are still in the process of building a fun new splash pad for the kids, as well as the exciting new water fountain in our driveway. There are still many more fantastic plans still in store for our beloved resort, such as new furniture that is currently being installed in the guest rooms, then soon we’ll have updated flooring in the common areas. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

4
Everyone

By on Nov 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

3
Partner Couples

Staff was good. Location was good. It’s way too expensive for the condition of the hotel. It needs to be renovated badly. They have replaced the flooring and furniture but the rest of room is very dated and in need of repair. 3 days ended up costing $501 out the door with all the hotels up charges not advertised on orbitz. We are staying at the Hampton for the rest of our stay for about half the price and the mattresses alone make it worth it. Let alone the money saved.

By on Oct 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey, we appreciate your feedback. We have completed several renovation projects throughout the resort such as the new wood floors, the wonderful new outdoor seating area for the West 82 Grill, the fun new sports bar at the 19th Hole Pro bar, new RFI door locks throughout the property, as well as the convenient new towel dispensing machine on the pool deck, plus the new championship volleyball court. We are still in the process of building a fun new splash pad for the kids, as well as the exciting new water fountain in our driveway. There are still many more fantastic plans still in store for our beloved resort, such as new furniture that is currently being installed in the guest rooms, then soon we’ll have updated flooring in the common areas. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

5
Everyone

By on Aug 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

3
Family Family

Great location, nice pool and restaurants. Awesome to have golf and boating, etc on property. Rooms need an update though since price is similar to nearby brand new hotels. Tubs have paint chipping, windows rusting, so the property is just older in need of upgrading.

By on Aug 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey, we appreciate your feedback. We have completed several renovation projects throughout the resort starting with the new wood floors, the wonderful new outdoor seating area for the West 82 Grill, the fun new sports bar theme for the 19th Hole Pro bar, we just installed new RFI door locks on all our guest rooms, as well as a convenient new towel dispensing machine on the pool deck, a new championship volleyball court, and we are in the process of building a fun new splash pad for the kids, plus an exciting new water fountain in our driveway. Plus there are still many more fantastic plans still in store for our beloved resort, such as new furniture in the guest rooms, and updated flooring in the common areas. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

4
Partner Couples Family

We arrived early and Orlando was amazingly accommodating and friendly and let us check in early even though the previous nights guest had not checked out yet. The resort is dated and it's age shows but I would go back in a heartbeat. You can't beat the location and I personally like a "old Florida" motel or hotel and will try one as long as I have clean sheets on my bed and a clean room, I'm happy.

By on Jun 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback, and I shared your review with Orlando. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

5
Family

Very charming style. Nice tiki bar and pool area. Full restaurant onsite. Didn't like that we didn't know there was a resort fee but it is a small one.

By on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey, we appreciate your feedback. The 3rd party you booked with does disclose the resort fee when you make the reservation and they should have also included the information in the confirmation they sent you, I apologize if they didn't. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

4
Family

The setting is beautiful. It is what it is. Older but comfortable.

By on Mar 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

5
Family Family with small children

This spot is great for family stay with large pool and game room for the kids. Close to all manatee attractions!

By , from Naples,fl on Mar 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback, and we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

5
Partner Couples

Boat trips to see the manatees were wonderful! Hotel was right on the river!

By on Feb 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to complete our online survey, we truly appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a fun family friendly environment with plenty of amenities and activities for guest of all ages to enjoy in a relaxed old Florida atmosphere with all the southern charm this area is known for! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sandra Whitesell Guest Service Manager The Plantation on Crystal River

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection

9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
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