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As of September 1, 2021, the property is 100% smoke free. No smoking is allowed within any of the buildings. We do provide designated smoking areas outside the buildings to accommodate the needs of guests who smoke.

Our Amenities:

  • Waterfront Accommodations
  • Tiki Bar
  • Dive Center
  • Manatee Tours
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Ramp

Parking Strictly Enforced
All unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's expense.
(FL Statute 715.07)

Our History

The Port Hotel and Marina known historically as the "Port Paradise Hotel" is only half a mile from the City of Crystal River. Located directly on the beautiful shores of Kings Bay, the hotel was built in the 1940's by Sam Pickard, co-founder of CBS, Columbia Broadcasting System.

In the 1950's, stars such as Arthur Godfrey, Myrna Loy and Don Knotts visited the Port as well as golfers like Sam Snead, Ken Venturi and Arnold Palmer.

In the 1960's, the Port definitely marked a time in history, when the “King” himself, Elvis Presley, stayed at the Port during his making of the motion picture “Follow that Dream”.

Through a series of renovations as well as several changes in management, The Port Hotel and Marina remains known for its amazing view of Kings Bay and the nostalgia it still evokes.

Elvis Dockside at Port Hotel
Elvis Follow That Dream
Elvis Stays at Port Hotel and Marina
Elvis in Florida
Follow That Dream Elvis Movie
Port Paradise 1950s
Port Paradise 1963
The Port Paradise 1960s