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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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Ranked #4 of 7 San Marcos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay. It's very affordable and accommodating my food allergy. The location was very great. Breakfast meals were wonderful. The picnic lunch was so great too. Our room was so cute and very beautiful. It came with a spa tub it felt good on my back.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in or around San Marcos, OR NOT, this place is exactly what you want in a relaxing getaway! Centralized location, quaint quiet room (we stayed in the rock house) three days and all three breakfasts out did each other, late checkout, the staff was so nice ask Kacee or Regina for anything and they will accommodate.... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. The place is clean, comfortable, and well-located. The spa at the inn is really great, and the massage therapists are wonderful! With the exception of one all-carbohydrate breakfast, the food was amazing. I don't care how fancy the breakfast is, selection is better. For some that would have been wonderful, but for me, a... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The best thing about The Crystal River Inn is the location. Its right on the way thru town and only about a block away from the Town Square where all the bars and most of the restaurants are located. There is a great little bar next door and a very nice restaurant next door to that. Your close enough to... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very affordable in the perfect location in San Marcos, the Inn is a historic house, staff is very professional and friendly. The linens divine and the bed was wonderful. The rooms are old but very clean and the furnishings are appropriate for the old mansion. The breakfast was scrumptious and they accomodated my wife's aversion to eggs and prepared a... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was a nice bed & breakfast on a very busy, loud street close to railroad tracks. We stayed in Pedernales room which is located next to the loud, busy street and railroad tracks. They should not rent those front upstairs rooms! We had a hard time sleeping, and the noise was not conducive to staying in our room. The... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed one night in the medina room. The staff is super friendly and the breakfast they provided was good. The coffee is fantastic....and I don't really like coffee so that's saying a lot! Our room was super clean and the bed was extremely comfy. The only drawbacks were that the decor was quite dated ( wallpaper was peeling away... More

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just spent two nights at the Crystal River Inn to attend a function at the university. Our room, the Cypress Creek, was huge with two twin beds. It was located next door in the Thomas House. Comfortable beds with soft linens and a good powerful window unit ac made for good sleeping. Breakfast each morning was set in... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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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Address: 326 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal River Inn 3.5*
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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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