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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobby is clean and appealing, the staff very helpful. And when I first walked into the room I was impressed with its clean appearance. But after my shower, when I walked on the all-tile floors, my bare feet became BLACK - I'm not exaggerating! So I took a wet facecloth and a towel to bed with me so that...

Thank Richard B
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

Richard thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I always tell guest the only way we know how to improve is to hear from our guest so I thank you for being honest and giving us your feedback. I apologize that there was an issue with your TV we just recently replaced half of the...

Ft. Lauderdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were directed to this place by a real estate person. It is an amazing property and the price is right. They have 3 types of rooms. A seperate 2 story building with nice rooms and the cheapest price. Then in the main building you have 2 more sets of rooms. Those that face the St Johns River or those...

Thank SeaweesSal
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

I love the title of your review it makes me swell with pride and feel the relief of success. Happy guest make a happy manager! So thank you for starting my day out with such a wonderful review! We LOVED having the opportunity in offering you accommodations and hope that if you are ever back in the area you will...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice hotel/motel. Views to die for!!! This is a little off the beaten path but well worth it. Quiet and serene. Rooms available at 3 price points. Continental breakfast included. Weekly and monthly rates available. Perfect.

Thank mscarletoak
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

That view is surely breath taking, I personally find it to be "soul soothing". Thank you for staying with us and for taking the extra time to give us your feedback. We really do depend on our guest to let us know what we are getting right and what we need to improve on. However when we get it right...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't with this place. We booked through Expedia, an EXTERIOR entrance room in the WEST building. Huge mistake. I wanted to cry when we walked in the room (134). The comforter was covered in yellow stains(left side), dark red stains littered the carpet (I pray it was only spilled wine), pubic hairs on TOP of the comforter, and then.......

Thank Rayrayc201015
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

I cannot apologize enough for your being given the room you were in the condition that your were. It is very disappointing for me as a manager and I appreciate you taking pictures as this truly will help me to educate my cleaning staff and really show them their mistakes. We aim for customer satisfaction and I am very disheartened...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms were beautiful, clean, and very spacious. Front desk was very friendly and helpful. This resort is on the river with rooms looking out to the water. Great place to stay if you are in palatka.

1Thank susann w
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

What more could one want than resting and fishing? We are so very happy to have had you stay with us and so very ecstatic that you gave us a review! We LOVE getting to hear feedback and while we appreciate the good and the bad the good surely does make us feel wonderful! So thank you for brightening our...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were in Palatka FL for a Funeral didn't have much notice. Needed a pet friendly place to stay. A friend told us of Crystal Cove. Could not have been happier with our choice. Older hotel but very clean, beautiful view of the water from our room. Nice pool and restaurant. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Thanks for the...

2Thank Madrae M
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

We truly hope that your next visit with us will be for a much better circumstance! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and for the five star rating we work really hard to ensure customer satisfaction and it is extremely rewarding to hear about a guest who we are able to achieve that with. You...

Ocean Park, Washington
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If I had not prepaid for this room we would not have stayed. There was a distinct smell upon entering the room, like mildew, but other than that our room was clean. As long as you do not mind the lizards.... my husband actually was very concerned about the little one that stayed in our room, because he was missing...

Thank Raineedaiz
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We strive for customer satisfaction and I promise had we known you were not satisfied I would have made it a priority to correct it. We love getting feedback as it will truly help us to grow and become even better so thank you for your comments and we...

Alachua, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Crystal Cove is a little off the beaten path but is a great location with a marina and cafe that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. Free continental breakfast is provided as well as coffee .

Thank rhoads4
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have your family join us! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and for the kind words that you posted. We aim to offer excellent customer service and are very happy that we were able to do so for your group! Hope to have you guys back again next year!

Jackson, Georgia
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We picked this,(Resort), for a night of our first vacation in over 38 years.. Very disappointed. Not a Resort at all, but a bad rendition of a Motel 6. To begin, their main sign going in is so faded you thinks it's for a long ago closed place, at the place it looks like a Nursing home from the outside,...

Thank Kina M
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to review our business. Reviews give other guest a highlight of how their stay may go if they choose to use our hotel. I am however hoping no one has the experience that you did. I want to apologize that you did not enjoy your stay that is never how we...

Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Upon arriving, I wasnt sure what we were going to be getting into. I read some reviews and they werent too good. We checked in and Samantha was great. She answered all our questions and made us feel right at home. Once in the room, i was suprised at how big the room was. We had a King sized bed....

Thank msmisty008
Jessica B, General Manager at Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort, responded to this review

I must tell you, that you totally made our day leaving us a review! I love that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am super proud of Samantha for providing excellent customer service! Those TVs are in the plans to be replaced we are aware of how outdated they look so once we finish our focuses in some...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort in Palatka, FL is the destination spot for Florida freshwater fun. Enjoy 10 waterfront acres on the St. Johns River with scenic natural views and the facilities to cater to your needs. Our hotel offers many beautiful waterfront rooms that truly depict the beauty of the St.Johns River. We are the place to be for a relaxing or adventurous Florida getaway with fisherman's paradise with easy access to bass fishing and fun filled pontoon rentals at our marina. We are minutes from the gorgeous Ravine State Garden parks and the Palatka golf club. Surrounding activities include bike trails, fishing, and plenty of other outdoor activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort

Address: 133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly The Moorings Motel)
Region: United States > Florida > Palatka
Price Range: ₹ 5,309 - ₹ 6,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Cove Riverfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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The Moorings Hotel Palatka
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“Just ask for riverview.”
 of 5 bubbles SeaweesSal, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a upgraded room!”
 of 5 bubbles msmisty008, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The river view rooms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles bradleyp600, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I'd recommend a ground level room.”
 of 5 bubbles cindys, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“i was in room 107 which is in the main building and is right off a very nice lobby area.”
 of 5 bubbles MKyle1371, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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