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Best Western Crystal River Resort

Ocala, FL, US (OCF)

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Based on 522 reviews
Guests at Best Western Crystal River Resort are treated to the best in service and quality.
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One King - Smoking

1 King Bed, Smoking Room, Wi-Fi, Microwave And Refrigerator, In-Room Safe, Hairdryer, Continental Breakfast
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One King - Non-Smoking

1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, In-Room Safe, Hairdryer, Iron And Ironing Board, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - River Wing - Smoking

2 Double Beds, Smoking Room, River Wing, Wi-Fi, Microwave And Refrigerator, In-Room Safe, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - River Wing - Non-Smoking

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, River Wing, Wi-Fi, Microwave And Refrigerator, In-Room Safe, Continental Breakfast
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King + Sofabed - Smoking

1 King Bed, Smoking Room, Second bed is a sofabed, Kitchenette, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, Safe, Continental Breakfast
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King + Sofabed - Non-Smoking

1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Second bed is a sofabed, Kitchenette, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, Safe, Continental Breakfast
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One King -Water View

1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Water View, Balcony, Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Safe, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - Balcony

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, Balcony, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, In-Room Safe, Hairdryer, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - North Wing

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, North Wing, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, In-Room Safe, Hairdryer, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - South Wing

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, South Wing, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, In-Room Safe, Hairdryer, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - Front Wing

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, Front Wing, Wi-Fi, Microwave And Refrigerator, In-Room Safe, Continental Breakfast
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Two Doubles - Gift Shop Wing

2 Double Beds, Non-Smoking, Gift Shop Wing, Wi-Fi, Microwave And Refrigerator, In-Room Safe, Continental Breakfast
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One King - Roll-In Shower

1 King Bed, Mobility Accessible, Roll In Shower, Non-Smoking, Continental Breakfast
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One Queen - Roll-In Shower

1 Queen Bed, Mobility Accessible, Roll In Shower, Non-Smoking, Continental Breakfast
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One King - Mobility Accessible

1 King Bed, Mobility Accessible, Bathtub, Non-Smoking, Continental Breakfast
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One Queen - Mobility Accessible

1 Queen Bed, Mobility Accessible, Bathtub, Non-Smoking, Continental Breakfast
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Best Western Crystal River Resort
614 NW US Highway 19, Ocala, FL US 34428-3952


The Best Western Crystal River Resort is within close proximity to a multitude of recreational activities including diving, snorkeling, canoeing, manatee and bird watching, fresh water and saltwater fishing, golfing on world-class courses and tennis. Area attractions include Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, Weeki Wachee, Silver Springs, Indian Mounds/Burial Ground and the quaint fishing village.

Resort Details

The Crystal River hotel offers great amenities and a great location right on Springs Fed Bay. They are just off the main highway and close to restaurants and water activities. They are also close to a lot of golf courses, which is a must for vacationers looking to squeeze in some time on the greens. Nature trails, bird watching and biking trails are all located nearby and are favorite activities for all travelers.

Theres plenty of gold in the area, but rejuvenation and relaxation also reign supreme. Kick back and work on your tan, or spend the afternoon perusing the local boutiques and dining establishments. It`s your slice of paradise, and the Crystal River hotel staff are happy to provide you with everything you need for a wonderful stay. They will also provide tips and recommendations on must-see spots in the area.

Entertainment & Activities

Hotels in Crystal River are close to the many fishing and water activities, such as surfing lessons and jet skiing. Whether youre here for a relaxing vacation or looking for an adventure, you can count on the Crystal River hotel to put you close to all of the regions top attractions.

If you want to try snorkeling with the manatees, its just a short distance from this Crystal River hotel. Fishing and scalloping are also an option, and it`s a great way to spend a family vacation. The State Wildlife Park offers plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with nature. Pack your good camera and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Based on 522 reviews
from mchenry
Submitted on 06-05-2016
I requested a quiet room, and the staff upgraded me to the quietest area of this resort. I had a week long stay to take care of business and to visit friends. the room was clean, and the service was great.
from Ocala, United States
Submitted on 10-05-2016
Stayed 2 nites. Hotel recently upgraded, has a great staff. Very clean and has a good breakfast available. Efficient check in and check out. Made another reservation when we checked out. Will be back again during summer with more family in tow. Conveniently located for restaraunts etc.
from memphis, United States
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Great location, very friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyed quiet cocktails at marina, it is off season. Would be an excellent location during manatee season. Diving and snorkeling services on site. Would definitely recommend and plan to return for manatees.
from Lakeland, United States
Submitted on 31-05-2016
This hotel is family friendly which includes your fur babies. It has its own boat ramp and boat slips. A restaurant right next door. We have been coming to this hotel for nearly 12 years. They recently remodeled and have expanded their breakfast items. We love this place and will continue going back.
from Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We had an excellent stay at the Best Western in Crystal River. The rooms were extremely clean and the beds were very comfortable. All staff was friendly and helpful. The location cannot be beat if you are traveling to this area.
from Lakeland, Florida
Submitted on 22-06-2016
This Best Western is in an excellent location. It is right on Crystal River and a dive shop on site to rent boats, get a guide to see manatee, dive, or just cruise the river. All rooms have been recently upgraded and are fresh and clean. Friendly staff. A hot breakfast is included. Pool area with covered picnic tables and gas grills. There is also a restaurant next door with live music and outdoor seating.
from Tavares, United States
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Updates not long ago & place looks very nice inside & out. Front Desk & Housekeeping where Great! Housekeeping asked us several times if we needed any thing or extra Coffee. Nice location on Water with 2 great places to eat within a block with one next door
from DeLand, United States
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We had 4 rooms for the opening of scallop season. The staff was friendly and helpful. The boat dockage was great and so was the breakfast. We enjoyed having the restaurant next door with the live music. The outdoor grill area worked out great when we grilled steaks the first night.
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Great location - right on Kings Bay with a boat launch. Nice breakfast buffet. Well stocked, clean. Rooms are in the middle of remodeling. Our room had been updated, but the AC smelled musty, as it does in most places near the water with high humidity. Room was otherwise clean and comfortable.
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Never updated. Why is it they believe we want the same 50's looking hotel. I guess they don't update them so people can re live the hotels hey stayed in when they were kids! Honestly, this is what I call camping. Dirty walls, same old bed skirts and pictures. The sheets were clean but the towels were old and stained.If hotels in Florida are anywhere near water they refuse to change them. They look old and run down. I would call this the red neck riviera. The area could be nice, but people don't ... Read more
from Florida, United States
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Great location but rooms aren't fairing very well since the renovation 2-3 years ago. Breakfast is good, well done. Staff is better now that a new GM is in place. Price for room quality is not in line. Before the renovation, room rate was 85-90, since update 135 but rooms are not being maintained very well.
from Merritt Island, Florida
Submitted on 14-07-2016
I went here with a huge group because they go every year to scallop and upon arrival we were a little upset I know it was a holiday but the boat parking was awful the area to park your boat is pretty small and it was so full people were parking all over the resort grass everywhere with their trailers. It took us almost an hour to finally be able to park our trailer we had to wait for people to pull out. Now the boat ramp at the resort is AWFUL you have to pull your boat and trailer between 2 row... Read more
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Excellent stay with great fishing and scalloping (Capt Kyle), great manatee trip (Capt Darren) and great service in the hotel. Breakfast staff were extremely Friendly and helpful and food all good quality.
Submitted on 21-07-2016
I'm a die-hard Hilton Honors member, so when the Crystal River Hampton overbooked, we were debating whether to drive straight thru to Ocala or stay put. We made the right choice. Snuggly situated under grandfather oaks, this place was literally the best seat in the house, considering it was right on top of the river. Immaculately clean rooms, personable staff, and close to everything, I couldn't have been more satisfied, down to the handwritten welcome note on the bed side table. And the price? ... Read more
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We stayed here for one night and swam with manatee at Birds underwater adventures. Hotel room was clean and service was good. They provided a nice breakfast. They were close to water and walking distance to our manatee tour at Birds. Nice place to stay. Staff was kind and considerate.
from Boynton Beach, Florida
Submitted on 26-07-2016
After a very long day of driving we saw the Best Western waterfront sign and decided to pull in (waterfront gets us every time!). The lobby was nicely appointed so I thought the rooms could not be that bad. Front desk could have been a bit friendlier but she did her job (to the minimum...). The room was nice, bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. We got a room by the pool and right beside the dock so that was a treat! Breakfast the next day was very nice so all in all... this Best Wester... Read more
from West Liberty, Kentucky
Submitted on 29-07-2016
This is the place we like to stay at when we're in town for some scalloping. The twins enjoy the pool. The location is great and they have grills that can be used by guest to prepare their fresh catch from a great day on the water.
from Jacksonville
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We drove in to check in at 4, they took our money and we were told to come back later, the room was not ready. We ran around for a couple of hours, came back and found our room was at the top of steep stairs with no elevator. But what could we do? They were booked? So with a bad back my fiancee dragged our suitcase up stairs. We were kept up late by a storm, only to be awakened by LOUD truck noises at 6 am, because we were facing the busy street. I called the front desk to document this and was... Read more
from metrowest
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Great stopping off point while exploring the nature coast. Reasonable winter rates. Manatee viewing area on scenic boardwalk with outdoor and indoor bar and grill next door. Outdoor pool next to boardwalk.
from Indialantic, United States
Submitted on 08-08-2016
This "Resort" is very friendly, accommodating, hospitable and clean. The location is ideal for and is frequented by water sports enthusiasts. The boat ramp was well traveled when we got there on Thursday and got continually busier as the weekend approached. The pool got used a lot and we met some great people... something about being on vacation in Florida. We enjoyed the front desk Manager. We were well taken care of and we got extra towels!! The breakfast was good and there was plenty of food.... Read more
from Atoka, Oklahoma
Submitted on 11-08-2016
If you are coming to Crystal River to see the manatees, stay here. The front desk staff was very friendly. The free breakfast includes continental items and full hot breakfast items. Pancake and waffle makers, eggs, sausage, oatmeal were all options offered. The on-site dive shop has reasonable priced manatee drinks or extra frills offered like others..yet very friendly staff. Our trip was just the three of us and we had a memorable morning with many up close encounters. At the hotel... Read more
from Chapin, South Carolina
Submitted on 21-08-2016
When a person has a complaint and the staff on duty says, sorry can not help you. How about at least reporting it and she says we do not do this. Real sweet , yes??? I said is there a manager on duty? She said the manager is on vacation and come back in a few days. I said I am out of area and she replies sorry can not help any. Is my room on my points with best western? I am not sure. What can you do to help me?
from Central Florida, Florida
Submitted on 22-08-2016
We had a great time this past weekend. We stayed for the annual Hooked up for Tata's fishing tournament. It was great that it was so close to the check in and weigh in areas but also had some great amenities. The pool could have been a little bigger and was crowded at times, but it was wet and kept us cool. The hotel is right next to cracker's restaurant so it was nice to have food and live music right next door. I will stay there again for sure.
from Crystal river, United States
Submitted on 22-08-2016
We stayed here for a weekend and couldn't have been happier. The location is great and the hotel itself was very accommodating. The free breakfast was wonderful and the pool very nice! The picnic table and grill area very nice and the area itself is just beautiful. Had a problem with the air conditioning unit, told the desk in 10 minutes they had a repairman and within 30 minutes he changed it out to a new unit! To say the least we had a wonderful family time at this location and cant wait... Read more
Submitted on 31-08-2016
You cannot get a better location than this hotel. Directly on the water and close to the springs and short boat ride out to the gulf. Recently remodeled the rooms are clean and have just what you need for a long weekend stay. I love that I can take my dachshund, for a small fee, to spend our vacation with us.
from CORAL SPRINGS, United States
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Great location and has all you need for a great time on the water. Local entertainment and restaurants are walking distance. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Boat dock and ramp available. Pool is great.
from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Submitted on 08-09-2016
In spite of Hurricane Hermine passing through this area. This pet friendly hotel was up and running without skipping a beat! The accommodations were wonderful and right on the water, perfect location for many local activities. The breakfast in the morning was a perfect way to start out the day! The restaurant was clean, everything was fresh, well stocked along with many items to choose from. The staff was delightful and all very informative! They went out of their way to make our stay a m... Read more
from Florida, United States
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The room was clean, staff were friendly. Resort is conveniently located on the Crystal River with easy access to dock, ramp, pool, and rooms. Enjoyed a day of scalloping only to be able to return to the resort and pool for some relaxation. Definite must stay in the Crystal River area.
from Panama City Beach
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The place was beautiful! You would never know that a hurricane hit them a week ago. The staff was friendly. The dive shop was helpful. Breakfast was great. Having a restaurant right next door was awesome. The kayak rental was one street down the road. The view was amazing being on the water. Great hotel.
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Pet friendly! Really......not just tolerant but welcoming. This is impressive considering we traveled with a mastiff! Great property convenient to seafood restaurants and the water. Room was nice and bed comfortable. Will definately stay here again.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Very clean, well staffed (facilities guys are doing something all day long - cleaning the pool again, washing down the sidewalks, cleaning up the exterior...) Desk staff was great and very helpful to all who asked (I ended up sitting in the lobby waiting for someone for 2 hours so I know). Good breakfast. Fantastic location for kayakers, great boat launch, adjacent to a great restaurant and tiki bar, cute little pool area with a lift for lowering the handicapped both into the pool and the spa... Read more
from Gulf Coast
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The staff was friendly and helpful, the location was wonderful right on King's Bay, and the restaurant, Crackers, was good, also. Very good breakfast included in the rate. The bedding was plush, great pillows. The room was nicely decorated, recently updated, and pretty. The bathroom was clean.
from Saint Augustine, United States
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Dirty, filthy room, bathroom, Mildewed shower and floor. Full of roaches. Maintenance man told us that we didn't see any roaches. We dug the ones that we had killed out of the trash for him to see.1 bar of soap , no shampoo. Two bath towels and two wash cloths. Room smelled .
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This is a great property in a really good spot. The staff is one of the best you will find anywhere.Recently remodeled and very clean. Plenty of parking if you bring your boat. Would highly recommend.
from Florida
Submitted on 03-10-2016
When I first checked in during a torrential rainstorm, the first room I received was a very drab, low-ceilinged place that stank heavily of musty wet dog. The room was also very dark, with an icky, stained carpet, and the shower was one of those "roll in" accessible showers, even though I had requested a bath through my TripAdvisor booking. The AC unit was also very loud. I thought about toughing it out, but I just couldn't. The desk clerk was completely WONDERFUL about it (I think her name ... Read more
from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Stayed for one night only to attend early morning snorkeling trip with manatees. Comfortable beds and appreciated the room facilities, particularly the fresh coffee (as opposed to instant coffee). Very friendly staff. Pool is great. Restaurant next door good for sitting outside, drinking cocktails and enjoying the view. Can park outside room. Would stay again. Didn't try out the breakfast that's provided, but appreciated the option and that it was included in the price.
from Tallahassee, Florida
Submitted on 17-10-2016
The rooms here are basic, clean, & well equipped with all you need...... will not want to be in your room! You are right on King's Bay...enjoy watching the boats come in & out, have a swim in the pool.... Crackers next door has great food...we often opt for take out & eat at the picnic tables at the motel. They also have grills... Staff are all wonderful...but make sure you get to breakfast by 10:00 on the dot....the breakfast room lady (been there for years)is very strict!
Submitted on 17-10-2016
The hotel stay was very pleasant and accommodating. I will definitely recommend Best Western to all my friends and family. Room was beautiful and we really enjoyed the in room fridge and microwave. The TV was also nice to watch. Staff is very friendly and the breakfast was really good.
from New Port Richey, Florida, United States
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Use to be a great place to stay. Not any more. I will never go back. Management only wants your money does not care about customer service. This is reflected in the staff. The people who come to your room to fix a problem, act like they are doing you a favor.
from Urmond Netherlands
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Very good and friendly Best Western... Check in time was 4pm, but we could already check in 11am...Very friendly staff... Rooms are clean and neatly, and i like the location next to the water... Will book again this place when we are back in Crystal River...
from Dunnellon, United States
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Friendly staff, clean and nicely decorated rooms, nice pool but best of all, located on the water and you can watch the tarpon feed when the local fishing guides come to clean their fish at the fish cleaning station.
from York, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 04-11-2016
Good, basic motel. Good value. Breakfast better than many BW. Unusual layout. The wi-fi was good and it was in a pleasant location. Toiletries were very basic, towels ok. My only complaint was the floor in our room. Could have been cleaner, but I kept shoes on all the time. Shower was good, plenty of hot water.
from Edgewater, United States
Submitted on 07-11-2016
hotel has greatly improved since last year,staff right on point,breakfast hours better,rooms this year were just what we requested way in advance, very happy customers this year, can't wait to return for next years Crab Fest!
from Milton, Florida
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Management should train front desk clerks to greet customers, like "Welcome to Best Western"! or Hi, how can I help you? Dawn was unfriendly and did not make us feel welcomed. We got checked in and couldn't get into our room because the key wouldn't scan! All the way back to the front desk to get new ones. The toilet ran non-stop so we kept the bathroom door shut to muffle the sound, there was a light out over the sink, and when we checked out, Dawn made a mistake on our bill and had to figure a... Read more
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 26-11-2016
We were here one night with our boat. Room was very clean and breakfast was outstanding! eggs, bacon, make your own waffles/pancakes, homemade oatmeal, fresh fruit etc etc. Boat ramp right on property and nice pool and hot tub. fun restaurant right next door on water
from New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted on 29-11-2016
We were traveling with a dog over Thanksgiving and stayed here after being scared off of the reviews of the other hotels in the area that allow pets. This is a nice waterfront property with a great pool and jacuzzi area. There was also a picnic area with grills. The room was well-equipped and modern. The pet fee was refreshingly reasonable. The rate was a little more than I wanted to pay, but turned out to be a good value once I got to the hotel and saw all it offered.
from london
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Had an enjoyable stay and loved the river location. The pool was a good size and there was also a hot tub. The area was well maintained and clean. Our room was o.k. but we found the double beds a bit small. There was a good selection of breakfast items and plenty of seating. We ate at the restaurant next door and found the food good.