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Crystal River Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   326 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Pedernales room for 3 nights. Was hot when first arrived but realized the vents were completely closed. Once open room was very comfortable. Linens were fresh everyday with fresh towels and supplies. The breakfasts were great and we also had a picnic lunch prepared for us that was just wonderful. Hats off to Terri, Regina, Tracy, Paula... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was a surprise from my husband, and he really picked a great place! From the picnic lunch when we arrived, to the wonderful restaurant they recommended, to the in-room breakfast, and finally the wonderful spa treatment and massage...this was a great experience. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice couples getaway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a popular BandB and I would not discourage anyone from staying there. Having said that you should understand the website paints a different picture than the actual facilities. We were not in a beautiful old home but rather an old house that needed work. Ice box was not stocked. No shampoo that we could find. Dirty towels not... More

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Ft Worth
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is my first B&B and I just couldn't a be happier. The location is excellent just off the courthouse square, with lots of bars and restaurants. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Lusie fixed my breakfast each morning and it was whatever I wanted. I have a small service dog and the dog was treated just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

It was an awsome place!! cozy and nice place to lay my hair down.. breakfast was also delicious!! I highly recommend this place^^

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

People here are very nice and accommodating. It's a gorgeous place and the breakfast is AMAZING. The garden is the perfect place to sit and read a book. The rooms are nice and it's a very affordable price. We will never go anywhere else in San Marcos.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed over Veterans Day weekend and had a terrific time. We checked into our room - The Frio - which was very nice and the staff were very friendly. They offered us a nice wine and cheese social hour in the evening and provided suggestions on nearby restaurants. Our King bed was very comfortable, and in... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Such an awesome place. Everyone was accomodating and friendly. The breakfast was absolutely amazing! The garden was lovely and we were able to sit outside and enjoy our coffee in the mornings with friends. We were here as part of a college reunion weekend. We ALL agreed we will definitely be back!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the crystal rivers b&b for a weekend for my uncles wedding and it was dreamy, picture perfect. I highly suggest this bed and breakfast. The food is great, the staff are super friendly and respectful. And the wedding spot is beautiful, I give this b&b a 10/10

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What a shame - were really looking forward to a 2 night break here. Stayed in Pedernales Room in St.Thomas House next door - the room was hot and stuffy - unable to open windows - looked as though they had been stuck for years - room needed a lot of tlc. The en suite needed a good clean. Very... More

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Also Known As:
Crystal River Hotel
Crystal River Hotel San Marcos
Address: 326 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal River Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the oldest and most famous B&B's in Texas, this romantic Victorian inn and gardens features twelve designer rooms in four historic buildings. It has appeared in numerous publications such as Southern Living, USA Today, and Texas Highways. Features include fireplaces, antiques, canopied beds, fountains, rose garden, soaking tubs, TV's and phones, suites, and fresh flowers. Long-term apartments with kitchens are available. Full gourmet breakfasts are headliner events, featuring such specialties as Eggs Benedict and raspberry French toast. Repeatedly voted "Best Caterer in Hays County", the inn is widely known for its parties, dinners, weddings, business meetings, and especially its hilarious original murder mysteries. ... more   less 
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