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Coveted Crystal River, FL Waterfront Condo at Smugglers Cove
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3.62 mi from city center
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Home away from home

"I really enjoyed my stay at the condominium. Quiet neighborhood and friendly neighbors. The waterfront allowed great relaxation when needed. A place that I would consider returning to. Patricia"…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Coveted Crystal River, FL Waterfront Condo at Smugglers Cove
NEW Listing Crystal River Boathouse - Unique Property, Boathouse Over Water
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4.19 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Original, Comfortable & Well Equipped with Amazing Views Over The Bay

"This is an original, quirky and peacefully located accommodation with superb views out over the beautiful bay and with wonderful amenities. Just about everything has been thought of in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible ( though sunloungers on the roof would be an added bonus!) including ..."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

NEW Listing Crystal River Boathouse - Unique Property, Boathouse Over Water
Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River
2 out of 5
2380 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
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The price is $75 per night
2.06 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (1,192 reviews)
Very pleased

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but the room was clean, beds were comfy, no problem checking in, nice surroundings and convenient to everything. Literally almost then a mile away to most of the places we wanted to go, but not in a congested area at all. Very reasonable price"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River
Water View, 3 bed 2 Bath - 6 Kayaks - Discounts - 15% 7 -27 Days 25% Over 28 day
4.8/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Clean and comfy

"We stayed for a quick weekend getaway. House is clean and comfortable. Easy to get to Pete’s pier where we put the boat in. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Water View, 3 bed 2 Bath - 6 Kayaks - Discounts - 15% 7 -27 Days 25% Over 28 day
Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon
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4.06 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Beautiful Location

"Our family enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The listing is exactly as described in the add and the owner has taken the time to make sure you have all the comforts of home. We used this a a base of operations for a scuba diving trip for my wife and I and my parents toured local state parks. Check ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon
Best Western Crystal River Resort
2.5 out of 5
614 Nw Us Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
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The price is $93 per night
3.14 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (596 reviews)

"The lake front , room, whirlpool , grill area , pool and the location was great."…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Best Western Crystal River Resort
King's Bay Lodge
2.5 out of 5
506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL
The price is $98 per night
3.44 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (157 reviews)
Highly recommend staying here.

"What a great place—we were so pleased with our room (#16). It was spotless, had a comfortable King bed, fluffy towels and updated Coastal decor. Would have accommodated a family of 4-5 easily. Boat slips were free and right on property with trailer parking onsite as well. Located on Kings Bay. Walking ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

King's Bay Lodge
Crystal Isles RV Resort
2.5 out of 5
11419 W Fort Island Drive, Crystal River, FL
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2 mi from city center
3.4/5 (15 reviews)

"No wifi, no soap or shampoo. Be sure to pack it."…"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Crystal Isles RV Resort
The Port Hotel & Marina
1.5 out of 5
1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL
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The price is $71 per night
4.12 mi from city center
3.3/5 (795 reviews)

"Having a room with great view and a boat to rent for the day. Excellent time was had by all."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

The Port Hotel & Marina
Hampton Inn Crystal River, FL
2.5 out of 5
1103 North Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River, FL
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The price is $114 per night
4.9 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (550 reviews)

"Great experience but wish the price was not so high."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

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Visiting Crystal River

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Crystal River, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront. This city also attracts tourists with its seafood restaurants. Top sights around the area include Chassahowitzka Wildlife Reserve and Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

  • There are 295 hotels and other accommodations in Crystal River
  • The closest major airport is in Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), 29 mi (46.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), 48.2 mi (77.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Crystal River

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and these places to visit: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Three Sisters Springs, and Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Top activities include wildlife viewing and boating, while Plantation Inn and Golf Resort, Citrus County Speedway, and Crystal River Watersports Marina are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Fort Island Gulf Beach and Rainbow Springs State Park.

In Crystal River, you'll be able to select from 295 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Rock Pointe Ranch - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room fireplace. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • The Chassahowitzka Hotel - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this guesthouse. This 2.5-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its pool and clean, comfortable rooms.

Top places to visit outside the city include Chassahowitzka Wildlife Reserve, 15.6 mi/25.1 km from the city center, and Don Garlits Museum of Racing, which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

Dressing for Crystal River

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 92°F, while the average at night is 55°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 92°F with nighttime averages of 67°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 89°F and nighttime averages of 47°F
  • Crystal River gets about 1.97 inches of rain per year
  • Usually June and July are the hottest months with an average of 92°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 48°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Crystal River?
Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness and Retreat at Crystal Manatee.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Crystal River, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Crystal River.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Crystal River?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Crystal River, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Crystal River?
Based on reviews, Quality Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Withlacoochee Motel and The Port Hotel & Marina.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Crystal River?
Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River is a hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your family trip include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness and Holiday Inn Express Crystal River.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Crystal River?
Rock Pointe Ranch is a favorite 3.5-star B&B for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a spa tub.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Crystal River?
Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection is a top dog-friendly resort, and offers 3 restaurants and a full-service spa for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay with easy access to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park?
Bella Oasis Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Another good choice is Great Homosassa Waterfront Getaway, located just 0.3 mi (0.6 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Rainbow Springs State Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs, located 3.1 mi (5 km) from Rainbow Springs State Park, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Dinner Bell Motel, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away, is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Crystal River?
Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs is a top 3-star beach resort with 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Quality Inn and Best Western Crystal River Resort. Spend some quality time by the water at Fort Island Gulf Beach.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Crystal River?
Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection is a top 3-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Another good choice is Hampton Inn Crystal River, FL if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Plantation Inn and Golf Resort, Skyview At Terra Vista, or Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Crystal River?
Rock Pointe Ranch is a popular 3.5-star B&B featuring an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Hampton Inn Crystal River, FL and Quality Inn Conference Center at Citrus Hills.

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