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Crystal River Inn

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3.5 of 5
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326 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Crystal River Inn
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Ranked #4 of 7 San Marcos B&B and Inns
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wanderingtraveler707 San Antonio, Texas
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We planned a day trip to San Marcos for our 26th Wedding Anniversary and stayed at The Crystal River Inn. A beautiful place with nice furniture and great hospitality. Very peaceful and relaxing. We had dinner at Palmers which we actually walked to. My husband attended College in San Marcos so it was a nice walk down memory lane.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were considering moving to San Marcos, my husband stayed in the Crystal River Inn. He called me from the hotel and said, "You're going to love it here--in San Marcos and at the Crystal River Inn." He was right. The Crystal River Inn embodies the best of San Marcos. From the beautifully appointed rooms and lovely garden to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My dad and I had SO much fun participating in the murder mystery weekend with five other couples. We were all friends by the end of our stay. I still can't believe Cathy and Bill write the mysteries themselves! Only two people out of the ten were able to figure it out, but we all had fun trying! The gourmet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door I could tell we picked the perfect spot! The hospitality was top notch, the breakfast is great, and the rooms are wonderful!!! This will be a place I will stay for many years to come!!!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

we booked the Blanco room at the Crystal River Inn i tried. it provided sleeping for our grandson as well as ourselves for a family reunion. That part was good as well as the nice breakfast we has Saturday morning. The rest, however was not. Our room faced a very busy Main Street and had no sound barrier against cars,... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
21 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Do not believe the pretty photos and read the negative reviews for the true insights behind this place. We booked a three night stay almost two months in advance by telephone and emailed the owner a few days before our arrival. (The owner does not respond to email inquiries or questions.) When we arrived at the inn there was no... More 

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Seguin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I am happy to say that my husband and I had a great experience at Crystal River inn! He had found it online while looking for something special we could do for my upcoming birthday and he did great! The facilities were wonderful and to say the food was gourmet is spot on! Keep in mind that this is an... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Met a friend for a girls getaway. I would love to say the innkeeper, Paula was the reason for our great experience, but it was actually her entire staff that was so terrific. We felt like company and family at the same time. The room, even with two queen beds, was very spacious. The beds, especially the sheets, were awesome.... More 

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Kaufman, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed for a weekend in the Cypress Springs room that has 2 beds. There were 3 of us. It is in the building next door over the spa and salon. The beds were very comfortable. The room was nice but be warned the bathroom only has a bath tub. It was an older model large corner tub with various... More 

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Glenbrook, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast. If you like great service, luxurious surroundings with a comfortable homey atmosphere and being in the middle of a fun small college town, then you will like the Crystal River Inn. The beds and sheets are super comfortable and the decorating really makes you feel like you are on vacation. The history of... More 

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