No they're not rocks, just a group of lounging manatees...Three Sisters Springs is the location for these sea cows...the count was approximately 300+ for this week Visiting the manatees at Three Sisters Springs. The water is stunning and you can even snorkel with them. The manatees come to the springs in the winter since the water temperature stays at 74 degrees. This is where wild manatees come to spend the winter months. You can even go swimming with them! During our month long road trip from VT to MIA, we stopped in Crystal River to visit Jenn's parents and had the amazing opportunity to swim with these adorable endangered mammals at Three Sisters Springs. Water from the springs flows from the ground at a constant 72 degrees F; manatees rarely venture into water temperatures below 68 degrees F. #manatees #travel #endangered #florida #threesisterssprings #welovetoexplore Have you ever been scalloping? This is a hugely popular water activity in our hometown of Crystal River. Chances are if you've ever swam with a manatee, you've been here before. It's a blast for all ages, and the best part is, you are rewarded with a delicious dinner at the end of a long day ;-) Yum!
If you are looking to check this off your bucket list, check out our latest post at http://thetradingtravelers.com/how-to-catch-scallops-a-hometown-post/ rented a kayak to see the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, great find! Located on the West Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, this beautiful 50 year old luxury resort is surrounded by the natural springs of King's Bay. This bay and Crystal River are home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. This shot of the tree-line reflected on the water was taken from the Gazebo on the small peninsula off of the pool area. A nice place to wind up with your date or spouse and some champagne and strawberries. #treetrove Snorkeling with the resting manatees in Three Sisters Springs! #blue Manatees gather in large numbers in warmer springs when winter chills Florida's coastal waters Swimming with the manatees in crystal river was so fun! There isn't much to do in the city, but the tour was great. Pick a warm day because it can be chilly! Water is gorgeous! Great day for pontoon float. Beautiful grounds surrounded by water Great local breakfast and lunch restaurant with wonderful home cooked meals, friendly staff and fabulous prices. In main drag in Crystal Springs. Call me crazy but I love black vultures.
#FindingtheUniverse I made a friend at Crystal River that followed my boat until I stopped! Avoid the tourists and continue down the channels for an up close and personal experience with the manatees! Continue past the crowds and hop on in, the water is the same temperature year round. This is where you can swim with the manatees during the winter times you see a lot of them . Kayaked to the spring in a hot summer day, it was awesome cristal clear 72 degree water Cutest little Winery close to the springs in Crystal River.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star spa resort near Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center

Location

Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Hunter Spring Park. Crystal River Watersports Marina is 3.9 mi (6.4 km) away.

Resort Features

4 restaurants, a marina, and a full-service spa are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a golf course, an outdoor pool, and 3 bars/lounges are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 196 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member features a golf course and a marina. Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 10,000 square feet (1 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly resort also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a smoke-free property.

  • Picnic area 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Marina on site 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Year Built 1962 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10,000 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 196 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 13 
  • Wedding services 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

West 82 Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

West 82 Bar - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

19th Hole Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Plantation Tiki Bar - Overlooking the golf course, this bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Open select days.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can play rounds at the 27-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including an outdoor tennis court and a marina. An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Boat tours on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 
  • Rafting on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

Spa Bleu at Plantation has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open select days. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 55.00 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 60.00 (from 2 to 17 years old)
  • Resort fee: USD 17.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Crystal River Plantation
  • Plantation Crystal River
  • Plantation Hotel
  • Plantation Hotel Crystal River
  • Plantation On Crystal River Hotel Crystal River
  • Plantation Resort Crystal River
  • Plantation Crystal River Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  • Plantation Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  • Plantation Ascend Collection Member
  • Plantation Crystal River Ascend Collection Member

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 6 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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