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506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4002
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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18 efficiency suites on the pristine waterfront of the Crystal River which sleep up to four people. Our convenient kitchenettes are equipped with a microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffeemaker and range. All units are located on the ground level and provide parking directly outside the door. A fish-cleaning station is available for all lucky fishermen. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Nature Coast on our quiet street, with giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss .Swim with the manatees or in our unique Old Florida natural spring-fed swimming pool. Our lodge is within walking distance to restaurants, bars. Boat and kayak rentals, manatee tours, scuba diving facilities, bike/walking paths, parks. All rooms are non-smoking. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Special rates are available for groups and for extended stays. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Boating
Diving
Kids stay free
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Waterslide
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Flatscreen TV
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rwtimmer wrote a review Apr 2021
Michigan Center, Michigan153 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in early April. Room was ready early for us. The room is very large and very comfortable. Very convenient to Fun2Dive for our manatee tour. Easy walk to shopping and very close to another park. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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kerry k wrote a review Mar 2020
Chardon, Ohio33 contributions11 helpful votes
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What a great place to stay. We stayed in room 16, clean,clean,clean!! Nice little kitchen, good living room area, good bed, nice place for your luggage and clothes. Very clean bathroom.The location is good, you can walk to the downtown area, resturants are near and manatees are in the bay behind the lodge, people are verry friendly here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Chancie Smith, General Manager at King's Bay Lodge
Responded 23 Jun 2020
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the review!
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Christine Too wrote a review Mar 2021
Richmond Hill, Georgia165 contributions104 helpful votes
We spent two nights here and didn't want to leave. The room was adorable - had a full kitchen (small-ish with full size fridge and stove) and very comfortable furniture. It was an easy walk from shops, great restaurants, and parks, and there is a pier at one end. Our entire stay was perfect and extremely relaxing - the highlight was watching the sky come alive with color, just after the sun set, while sitting in chairs on the dock, listening to live music coming from a restaurant across the water - pure heaven and we wished we could stay for an entire week. This is a place that we plan to return to.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Gaynor wrote a review Dec 2020
Cameron Park, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here in December for 3 nights while I was doing a diving trip & of course snorkeling with those cute manatees. The room is really clean & decorated nicely, I stayed in Room 17 which was right across from the spring fed swimming pool which is a fun, unique feature. This is a 50’s style motor lodge that looks like it has been updated recently. The beds are comfy & there’s a big couch & 2 lazy boys that look brand new in front of the TV. The kitchenette has a full size fridge, stove, microwave & all the utensils & plates you’d need. It was great to have the option to cook for yourself during these Covid times. And speaking of that, the rooms was sparklingly clean & reception texted me to let me know my keys were in my room so I wouldn’t have to check in at reception & have a contactless check in. The lodge is located right on the water with their own little dock which made it so convenient to launch my paddleboard from. You can also walk 1 street over to the little downtown area where there are a mixture of bars & restaurants to choose from. I would definitely come back here when I come back into town.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fsulaw1 wrote a review Dec 2020
Zolfo Springs, Florida163 contributions98 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights in November and loved it so much we rebooked for 3 nights in December! We brought our e bikes as it is fun to ride around the area with the springs and the quiet streets. Chancy, the regular office person, is very personable and helpful. Her substitute, not particularly nice at all so if you come and don’t speak to Chancy, don’t despair. Go back another day. I have now looked at over 1/2 of the 18 rooms. They are all different but all nice. Some have kings, some don’t. Some have recliners, some don’t. If you have questions, call. Other reviews describe the kitchen, roominess, etc. All correct. During this covid time, you don’t get any room service, or paper towels. I think the bed we have had in unit 15 twice, is in good shape and not noisy. Not had any problems with noisy neighbors. I love this place and we are coming back in January!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$108 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
king`s bay hotel crystal river, kings bay hotel
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaCrystal River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about King's Bay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to King's Bay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Three Sisters Springs (0.2 km), Hunter Springs Park (0.4 km), and Franklin Anderson Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at King's Bay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at King's Bay Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at King's Bay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at King's Bay Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to King's Bay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage on 5th, BubbaQue's - Crystal River, and The Crab Plant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at King's Bay Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is King's Bay Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Crystal River.
Are there any historical sites close to King's Bay Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crystal River Archaeological State Park (3.5 km), Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins (3.5 km), and The Shoppes of Heritage Village (0.3 km).
Does King's Bay Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.