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By a verified traveler on Sun 10 Jan 2016

Hotel Description

Enjoy the outdoor pool at this 3-star Palatka hotel

On river

You'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of Ravine Gardens State Park and 16 miles (25 km) of Crescent Lake. Dunns Creek State Park is within 20 miles (32 km) and St. Augustine Beach is within 32 miles (52 km).

Marina, dining

A marina and a restaurant are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 54 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Other amenities include cable TV, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (West Building- Exterior Entrance)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$80* Per night/room Dec 13 - Dec 14

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Main Street- Interior Entrance)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Handicap West Building Ground Floor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort

Everyone (6)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019

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Apr 6, 2019 by Jessica

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback we value the perspective of all of our guest!

2 out of 5

Crystal Cover Riverfront Resort

Pros: Looked good.
Cons: See above.
As the desk clerk was reaching our room key to us, the manager called out and said to give us a different room. That replacement room was significantly substandard. The wall sockets had been used so many times they had no friction left; our power cords would not stay in the wall and just fell out. The heater kept the room 10 degrees warmer than whatever you set, which took forever to figure out and roasted us until we found the formula. Internet died several times. When it was time to print boarding passes, their printer was down. The walls were so thin we could hear the people next door talking and they weren't even talking loud. Even finding it was difficult as it has no signage, not even marking where the office is. Even GPS couldn't find it. We went past it twice then stopped what we thought was someplace else to ask directions but it was the hotel. Somebody was having a party in the parking lot, right outside our window, keeping us awake, and it took 3 calls to the desk to get the party moved eventually, but it was almost 1 am by that point. Then breakfast was moved from the hall near us to a restaurant across the parking lot so we had to walk outside in sub-freezing weather... and breakfast was substandard too. There is something wrong with the rating system if this really is a 4 star. We travel a lot, having stayed in thousands of rooms, and this was about the most continually irritating experience we ever encountered.

Posted by , from AL on Jan 10, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 12, 2017 by Jessica

Wow sounds like you had an eventful stay I apologize that you did not bring any of this to our attention as our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we certainly would have gone above and beyond to fix any complaints you may have had... I am not aware of a four star rating for our property but certainly shooting for that one day! As far as breakfast we offer it at our café so that if guest prefer a hot breakfast they have that option. I encourage all guest to check out their menu it's quite delightful!

3 out of 5
Looks kinda sketchy from the outside but we had a nice stay.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016

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Jan 18, 2016 by Jessica

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, while our place is located a little off the beaten path I do reassure you that we are the furthest thing from Sketchy. I was glad to see that you had a nice stay and hope that you will return to stay again! Thank you for your business

4 out of 5

2 nights stay.

Pros: Clean.
Cons: Small frig and coffee maker would be nice.
Location: Tough location to get out of with a left turn. Close enough to Disney.
Good deal for bare bones room. Clean. Got one night using Travelocity, the next night an additional discount from the hotel. No issues.

Posted by , from ME on Nov 11, 2015

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Nov 18, 2015 by Jessica, General Manager

Alan, we thank you for the review and the information we appreciate it very much! All our rooms do have mini fridges and coffee makers and we have a few that have full size fridges so if your ever back in the area and your in need of a bigger fridge just let us know! So on your next trip to Disney give us a call and we would be thrilled to book you for another stay!

4 out of 5

Dated but clean and friendly

Although the decor seemed like a scene out of the walking dead. The hotel was you get what you pay for. It was clean staff friendly and a breakfast Overall not too shabby

Posted by , from k on Aug 30, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 31, 2015 by Whitney R.

Thanks so much for allowing our staff the opportunity to serve you! As our amenities expand we are continually investing in our customers. Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your review. We look forward to earning your continued trust and business!

5 out of 5

Great water front getaway.

Upon arrival to the entrance to the property, I was a little worried because the marina was the first thing I saw. But then after pulling up to the resort itself, I was pleased. When entering the front doors, the sound of the koi pond was pleasant and the staff quickly greeted my wife and I with a welcoming attitude. There is a big open area waking to the rooms that is very nice and well decorated. We walked into the room, a king suite, and the curtains were open showing off the beautiful view of the St. Johns river. The room was very comfortable. The bed was a memory foam type of mattress. The view also included the pool, the river, and a portion of the docks for boat parking. The shower was great! Instant hot water with great water pressure and a big shower head. The total experience was very nice. The price was good, the room was nice and very quiet, and the staff was very nice. I would say it was perfect but I think the room could use a little updating. The bathroom was a tad small but still nice. I do plan to return at some point in the near future. I'll be coming in from the water next time on my boat so I'll see how the marina side works.

Posted by , from Fl on Aug 26, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 29, 2015 by Whitney R.

It's truly a blessing to earn your 5 Star Rating! We want to know we are putting our "best foot forward" in earning your trust plus Repeat Stay! We will continually be improving our guest rooms esthetically to compliment our beautiful river views! Also, we are underway with an entire new casual dining environment in our river front bar. Plus, marina slip expansion! Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to serve you! We look forward to serving you again at our property soon!

About the Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort

Location 133 Crystal Cove Dr., Palatka, FL 32177

Renovations + Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:

  • Dining venue

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort offers its guests a marina, a lazy river, and an outdoor pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. The business-friendly Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort also features a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.) (106.5 km / 66.2 mi)
  • Train station: Palatka Station (4.9 km / 3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort offers 54 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Palatka hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

River Deck @ The Cove - This café specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Crystal Cove Palatka
  • Crystal Cove Resort
  • Crystal Cove Resort Palatka
  • The Moorings Hotel Palatka
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort Palatka
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Palatka
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort Hotel
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort Palatka
  • Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort Hotel Palatka

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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