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Plantation Inn and Golf Resort

9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Great location, need to Improve Dockage!!!

Been going there for over 20 years. Years ago they removed the tires on the seawall, but never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Golf and manatees

Found this charming resort in Crystal River. Felt like a little bit of a throw back. Seriously, a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Becky B
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Resort facility offering the 18-hole Championship Course at par 72, and the nine-hole Lagoon Course that stretches 2,511 yards at par 33.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiki bar” (33 reviews)
“dive shop” (31 reviews)
9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Been going there for over 20 years. Years ago they removed the tires on the seawall, but never installed any poles. Your boat will hang up the seawall cap and get damaged/sink at high tide. You need to bring your own PVC poles to prevent...More

Thank barnaclebill63
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Found this charming resort in Crystal River. Felt like a little bit of a throw back. Seriously, a little bit dirty dancing a little bit caddy shack. Golf was good we saw two gators and plenty of birds. Pool was fun and relaxing. Dinner at...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My date and I spent an evening here and it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was courteous and attended to our needs. It's on the water just off King's Bay but easily accessible to other local attractions. We will be back again!

Thank michaellaw767
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Wife and I went for 2 days on a weekend short road trip. The grounds and main building are of true southern vintage...beautiful. Had a room facing the water on first floor, we just walked out and there was the canal for fishing, boating or...More

Thank skpperry
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Considering the room rate, this is a fairly good value with amenities such as large pool, river views, boat docks and launch, restaurant and gift shop. This is an old establishment that has been through several renovations, and could use a few more. Walls are...More

Thank packliteFlorida
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Plantation was a very good value. There is a pool, sand volleyball, large checkers/chess, shuffleboard, croquet, corn hole, and a marina for rentals of pontoons, kayaks, john boats, and charters. The grounds were beautiful and the food reasonably priced for a hotel. The only complaint...More

Thank suzyqtwo
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We found the Plantation Inn to be a great base to visit Crystal River. The common areas (lobby, bar, dining room, pool and grounds) are very welcoming, attractive and well maintained. We found the accommodations to be comfortable, but becoming worn and dated. It was...More

Thank ML W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Lamb and Duck are delicious all was great. The Staff was awesome. It was A buffet the atmosphere was great we really enjoyed the DINNER!

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped in here and took a manatee tour the following morning. This is a very nice hotel - the rooms were large and clean - the bed was excellent. We just stayed overnight, but it was a pleasant experience and we would stay again...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful facility with many amenities. Marina with rental boats, dive shop, 18 hole golf course, etc. However, the food in the restaurant does not match the excellence of the rest of the facility. Six dinners and they were mediocre.

Thank Barry B
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3 January 2015|
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Response from Mutantrover | Reviewed this property |
I'd say call the Plantation Inn and speak to the boat/dive shop. We had amazing Capt. Jeff. He grew up in that area, so very knowledgable. From what I read now is peak manatee season and they thin out from there.