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Image for Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3 out of 5
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL
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$107/night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.2/5Very Good! (1,187 reviews)

"Great place, restaurant was very good, but facilities need more cleaning."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Image for Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River
2 out of 5
2380 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
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$55/night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.6/5Good! (1,095 reviews)

"Didn’t like mold mildew in bathroom otherwise pretty clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River
Image for Riverfront, Very Private, Great for Families, pet Friendly!
5/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Fantastic and peaceful stay

"Love the secluded and private Riverfront location. The house was located on a beautiful and serene part of the river. The house had everything we needed and more. We were very comfortable and the owners thought of everything to provide convenience for their guests. We would definitely like to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019

Riverfront, Very Private, Great for Families, pet Friendly!
Image for Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs
2.5 out of 5
20052 Brooks St, Dunnellon, FL
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$80/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.6/5Exceptional! (484 reviews)

"We stay there couple of days, big rooms and very comfortable, if you go to this area definitely stay here."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs
Image for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness
2.5 out of 5
903 E Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL
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$91/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (569 reviews)

"Everything was just as I would like. Registration, cleanliness of room and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness
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2.5 out of 5
4076 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL
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$69/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
3.2/5 (753 reviews)

"Staff was nice and friendly however the hotel is old and they are remodeling some rooms. Pool was nice. No breakfast served."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Bella Oasis Hotel
Image for Sunset Path AT Homosassa River, Free Private Dock
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
A surprise rental

"We have rented from Vrbo/Home Away for several years now and have always rented a private home. This year we rented at Sunset Path which has four rentals plus the owners home, which was a little different for us. We were pleasantly surprised at our choice. This is private but not isolated. Home is ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

Sunset Path AT Homosassa River, Free Private Dock
Image for Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
2.5 out of 5
1203 Ne 5th St, Crystal River, FL
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$81/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (944 reviews)

"The breakfast area was not very clean nor did it's caregiver put much effort towards keeping stuff available. Coffee creamer empty, no sugar, etc.... and the did NOT have Waffles... I was so disappointed!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River
Image for Sunset Point ON Homosassa River-true Riverfront Property With Boat Dock
4.7/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Thanksgiving to remember

"This home on the river was everything we thought it would be and more. Four long time friends who enjoy taking our small boats to different places around Florida to enjoy the water, wildlife and of course fishing. Paula's home on the Homossassa has it all. We watched dolphin, manatee and an otter ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Sunset Point ON Homosassa River-true Riverfront Property With Boat Dock
Image for Relax And Enjoy The Best Nature Has To Offer On The Beautiful Rainbow River
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
River House

"We had a great time on the river! The house has character for sure, cabin feel. The ceilings are open in each bedroom so that was cool but hard for sound control if people wanted to sleep in/nap. I wished there were more towels offered (we even brought our own), maybe some spices in cabinet that ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019

Relax And Enjoy The Best Nature Has To Offer On The Beautiful Rainbow River
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4.6/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
Great place

"Enjoyed our weekend stay. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Waterfront Sawgrass Landing Condo
Image for Quality Inn Conference Center at Citrus Hills
2.5 out of 5
350 E Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando, FL
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$76/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (470 reviews)

"It was clean & convenient for our trip. Nice pool, room was a little stuffy."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Quality Inn Conference Center at Citrus Hills
Image for Hampton Inn Crystal River, FL
2.5 out of 5
1103 North Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River, FL
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$88/night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (468 reviews)

"Would stay there again. Nice selection of breakfast foods."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Hampton Inn Crystal River, FL
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2 out of 5
721 US Highway 41 S, Inverness, FL
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$62/night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.3/5Excellent! (543 reviews)

"Rooms were immaculate. Staff very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

The Central Motel
Image for Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
4486 N Suncoast Blvd, US 19 N, Crystal River, FL
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$58/night
Oct 12 - Oct 13
3.6/5Good! (564 reviews)

"Place is very clean. Staff is great. The location also very convenient. Very happy."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

Quality Inn
Image for Van der Valk Golf Resort Inverness
3.5 out of 5
4555 E Windmill Dr, Inverness, FL
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4.2/5Very Good! (31 reviews)
Not what I expected or paid for!!!

"There was a $100.00 charge for cleaning services after being informed that we had to do most of the cleaning ourselves. The WiFi didn't work. There was noone there all weekend, we had had to get our key from the wait staff at the restaurant. There was no pool heated or otherwise. The golf course ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2016

Van der Valk Golf Resort Inverness
Image for Waterfront, Solar Heated Pool Home 5 Minutes to Homosassa River/gulf Access!
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great house and location on the River

"House had everything needed (except a grill). The pool was the perfect temperature. We had to small 20 ft boats was able to keep one on the lift and then other tied to dock. Also easily able to store two trailers inside garage or a trailer and a car. Owner was responsive to questions we had. Overall ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2018

Waterfront, Solar Heated Pool Home 5 Minutes to Homosassa River/gulf Access!
Image for Lakeside Golf Resort Inverness
3 out of 5
4555 East Windmill Drive, Inverness, FL
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4.2/5Excellent! (33 reviews)

"We always enjoy our stay at lakeside. It is like a home away from home"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018

Lakeside Golf Resort Inverness
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Where Should We Stay in Crystal River?

The destination of Crystal River is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The snorkeling spots, boating, and kayaking spots are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is located 29 mi (46.7 km) from the city center. Crystal River has 45 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member: Offers a children's pool, 4 restaurants, and free parking. This resort is rated 3 stars.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness - Features an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.

Bella Oasis Hotel - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Crystal River?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to decide when to grab the kids and head to Crystal River.

  • Hottest months: June, July, August, and September, with an average temperature of 92°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 48°F
  • Driest months: May, December, November, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.08 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, July, August, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.27 inches

What Should We See and Do in Crystal River?

Crystal River Watersports Marina and Old Courthouse Heritage Museum are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Crystal River. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Hunter Spring Park and Crystal River Archaeological State Park.

Crystal River is also known for the:
  • Riverfront
  • Wildlife
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Seafood

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