We originally planned to stay 2 nights but took an extra night. As other reviewers have said rooms are old but the one we stayed in was huge. With a well equipped kitchen and serviceable bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the unit clean, even if it was a little worn around the edges! If you want the Ritz-Carlton or even a Marriott this ain't it, but we were very comfortable there. There is a communal cook-out area, a boat dock and natural warm spring fed swimming pool. There is a small boat charter service that operates from the motel's dock that runs a great service to view the local Manatees. Restaurants, shops and bars are all within walking distance. We wouldn't hesitate to return if we were in the area.
- Also Known As:
- King`s Bay Hotel
- King`s Bay Hotel Crystal River
- Kings Bay Hotel
- King's Bay Lodge Crystal River, Florida
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our little corner of "Paradise" was built starting in 1954,in stages all the way to 1957, and down through the years, past Managers did not take the "Loving Care" of it, that Mitch & I are trying to. We came into this position knowing that we had our work cut out for us, however, the extent of disrepair was not so evident. With each remodel, or repair, we are NOT "Putting on a Bandaid", as past Managers have, we are actually trying to bring it back to its former "Glory"! This takes Time & Money, and as we usually stay Booked throughout the year, we have to coordinate so that the rooms are "Down" for the least amount of time possible, and with the least amount of "Disruption" to the guests in residence. Times are rather tough with our economy in such disarray, and I hope that our "Loyal" guests continue to come and our "Potential" guests understand that Rome wasn't built in a day, and we truly are trying to do our Best with the resources that we have, and that eventually we will have the "Entire" Lodge restored to its Former Glory! Please, give us a chance, try us out, we will do everything in our power to make your stay as Pleasant & Memorable as possible!!! ... more less