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Retreat at Crystal Manatee

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.5 / 5Excellent
91 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hunter Spring Park
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Three Sisters Springs
    20 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Vintage on the 5th
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.)
    51 min drive

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    About this area

    Crystal River

    Retreat at Crystal Manatee is located in Crystal River. Plantation Inn and Golf Resort and Crystal River Watersports Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Crystal River Preserve State Park.

    Visit our Crystal River travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Hunter Spring Park - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Three Sisters Springs - 20 min walk
    • Popular Location
      A Crystal River Kayak Company - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 108 min drive


    • Vintage on the 5th — 4 min walk
    • McDonald's — 10 min walk
    • Oysters — 10 min walk
    • Sara’s Diner — 10 min walk
    • Crackers Bar and Grill — 10 min walk

    About this property

    Retreat at Crystal Manatee

    This hotel features multilingual staff, a garden, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and showers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Weekly housekeeping is available.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Guest services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Housekeeping (weekly)
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Linens


    • Free toiletries
    • Hydromassage showerhead
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished

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    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


      • Liked: Staff & service

      While the owner is doing a great job in renovating this older motel there still a ways to go. Our room was one of two 2 bedrooms with two beds and we were unable to be moved after our room had a terrible smell of rotten eggs. The owner seemed concerned and used an ionizer everyday when cleaning the room to let it freshen the air but by afternoon the smell would return. We were refunded half our stay which was very appreciated in the end. The continental breakfast is small, some breakfast bars, 3 cereals, yogurt, rolls, and crescents, milk and juice. Breakfast started at 6:30 and ended around 10 but if you werent there before 8 there was little left. The location of the motel is Perfect! Right on Crystal Ave not far from the bay walk, sisters and Hunter springs, as well as many of the hot spots in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Crystal River and hope to see the motel finished in the near future.

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Had a great room friendly staff Owner is working hard to renovate more rooms Good time. Spent an extra nite

      Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Retreat at Crystal Manatee

      The property is in a state of transition, which makes it difficult to rate. The room was re-done and is in pristine condition. Top quality workmanship and materials throughout. Beautifully executed bath with exceptional detail, except no place to put soap or shampoo but the floor and no place to hang a wet towel. The only shortcomings that I found was; no microwave, no table lamps (very bright overhead recessed lighting), lack of a comfortable chair and a desk that is barely functional with seating fit for a child. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning system is the best I have seen. I realize what a mixed review this is, but I feel the property has potential once the details of making it all around comfortable are sorted out.

      Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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