BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort

614 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3952
Phone: 352/795-3171   |   Fax: 352/795-3179   |   114 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort!

Crystal River Florida hotels are close to a variety of attractions, and our Crystal River hotel staff is committed to making your stay special.

Guests at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort are treated to the best in service and quality. Hotels in Crystal River are close to the many fishing and water activities, such as surfing lessons and jet skiing. Whether you're here for a relaxing vacation or looking for an adventure, you can count on our Crystal River hotel to put you close to all of the region's top attractions.

Our Crystal River hotel offers great amenities and a great location right on Springs Fed Bay. We're just off the main highway and close to restaurants and water activities. We're 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.

If you want to try snorkeling with the manatees, it's just a short distance from our 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.

There's 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 our Crystal River hotel staff is happy to provide you with everything you need for a wonderful stay. We'll also provide tips and recommendations on must-see spots in the area.

Book your next stay at BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort and enjoy a trip to paradise! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items
  • Outdoor pool 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Spa
  • Diving and snorkeling lessons
  • Manatee snorkel tours during season (November through March)
  • Meeting facilities
  • Catering
  • Exterior corridor
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Located on beautiful King's Bay
  • Boat ramp, boat rentals, airboat rides
  • Boat slips available on a first come basis
  • Nature Coast Fly Shop
  • Night security
  • Guided dive tours

BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort

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BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort

Conveniently located, the best western crystal river resort in Crystal River, Florida is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 28.900105  /  Latitude: -82.599595


Driving Directions to Hotel



From: All Directions . Take US Highway 19 and 98 North. The BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort is located 1 mile north of Highway 44.

BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

FL Attractions

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Set on U.S. Highway 19, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is located on Florida’s northwestern coast near Crystal River.

Preserving 150 acres, the park offers boat tours, a nature trail, and concessions at the Wildside Café.

A Florida State Park, the site also features a Visitor Center, bird watching on the Pepper Creek Birding Trail, and picnicking in the Garden of the Springs.

Rangers guide three tours through the park: Manatee Program, Wildlife Encounters, and the Alligator & Hippopotamus tours.

Florida Manatee Festival

Held annually in January, the Florida Manatee Festival is set in downtown Crystal River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Citrus Avenue. Set on Florida’s northwestern coast, the event is held in honor of the King’s Bay manatee.

The Manatee Festival commemorates Crystal River heritage with live entertainment, food, shopping, and boat tours. Offering free parking at Crystal River Mall, the fest also features juried art shows, arts and crafts booths, games, and more.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.25 mile(s) from Kings Bay, swimming, and diving permitted in some sections
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Crystal River Caves
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bicentennial Park, with picnic areas
  • 3.00 mile(s) from State Indian Ruins Museum
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Indian Burial Grounds
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Manateee Wild Life Sanctuary
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Crystal River State Archaeological Site
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Crystal River
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
  • 70.00 mile(s) from Busch Gardens®
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Wet & Wild®
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Clearwater Beach
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Walt Disney World®
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Universal Studios®
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Sea World
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Cabbage Palm Gift Shop
  • 1 mile(s) from Central River Mall
  • 1 mile(s) from Crystal River Florist
  • 1 mile(s) from Crystal River Historical District, antique shopping
  • 2 mile(s) from Plantation Pro Shop

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Spa
  • 3 mile(s) from Plantation Golf Course, Crystal River
  • 10 mile(s) from Gulf of Mexico, deep sea fishing
  • 10 mile(s) from Black Diamond Golf Course
  • 15 mile(s) from Citrus Hill Golf Course
  • 15 mile(s) from Twisted Oaks Golf Course
  • 15 mile(s) from El Diablo Golf Course, Citrus Springs
  • 20 mile(s) from Withlacoochee Trail, hiking trails
  • 25 mile(s) from World Woods Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Cracker Bar and Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Charlies Fish House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cafe on the Avenue, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Wendys, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from McDonalds, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Oysters, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Pizza Hut, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 block(s) from Vintage on 5th, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Pecks Old Port Cove, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

BEST WESTERN Crystal River Resort

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Crystal River. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

June 2016

June - August, 2016
2016 Channelside Bay Plaza Fresh Artisan Market

On the first of every month this summer, visitors are invited to enjoy the Channelside Bay Plaza's artisan market in Tampa, which features live music, locally grown and handpicked produce, handcrafted goods, and more. It all starts at 11 a.m.

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