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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

The Crystal Manatee

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHunter Spring Park3 min walk
    Popular LocationThree Sisters Springs20 min walk
    Popular LocationChassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge5 min drive
    AirportOcala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.)51 min drive

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About this area

Crystal River

Located in Crystal River, The Crystal Manatee is in the historical district. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Three Sisters Springs and Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hunter Spring Park - 3 min walk
  • Three Sisters Springs - 20 min walk
  • Plantation Inn and Golf Resort - 4 min drive
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge - 5 min drive
  • Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportGainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 86 min drive


  • Vintage on the 5th — 3 min walk
  • Tea House 650 — 5 min walk
  • The Crab Plant — 5 min walk
  • Charlie's Fish House — 8 min walk
  • Sara's Diner Crystal River — 9 min walk
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About this property

The Crystal Manatee

Crystal River motel in Springs at Kings Bay, near Three Sisters Springs
This motel features a business center, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include free newspapers. All 45 rooms have LCD TVs with cable channels and feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Free WiFi and safes are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Crystal Manatee offers 45 accommodations with safes. Kitchens offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

This Crystal River motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free offsite parking

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop


  • Safe

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 9 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 15.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Crystal Manatee Motel
Manatee Motel
Crystal Manatee
The Crystal Manatee Motel
The Crystal Manatee Crystal River
The Crystal Manatee Motel Crystal River

Frequently asked questions

Is The Crystal Manatee pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Crystal Manatee?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at The Crystal Manatee?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Crystal Manatee?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 15.00 (subject to availability).
Where is The Crystal Manatee located?
Located in Springs at Kings Bay, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hunter Spring Park and Three Sisters Springs. Crystal River Preserve State Park and Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 7%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 99 reviews
1 - Terrible 25%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Ok in a pinch
The tub had no plug if you like to take a bath thats out the sink in the bathroom was ready to fall off the wall onto my feet not so good .the door locks need to be replaced old worn out and the room needs a few throw rugs it was raining all weekend and tile got very slippery with soaked feet from the rain.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room looked like the oldest on the property. The bathroon was gross used wash rags hanging on the shower curtain and hair in the drain and other peoples bobby pins on the floor. Didnt even wanna sleep under the cover. Only plus was a huge comfy chair to sit in. 65 a night is to myxh for this room.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amenities were non-existent. One little bar of soap. No shampoo or conditioner. 3 towels and wash cloths were provided, but I didn't know if I should dry off with them or go sand off the rust on my car. There is a full size refrigerator & stove (why?) plus microwave & sink. However NO utensils, plates, cups, pans, nothing in the cabinets. Cleanliness was sub par, as is the bedding. You get what you pay for at this place. Owner said in another review that he was remodeling one room at a time, so maybe there's hope for them in the future. Check back in 2021.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

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