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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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San Marcos, Texas
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a room because I was participating in a campus event, and were happy we could go grab pillows from home... I'm a little squeamish about finding makeup on a pillow I haven't used. Other than that and fabric walls too close for comfort to the en suite toilet, it was a nice stay. The food was good,... More 

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maxe1lab
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188 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Charming Inn/Bed and Breakfast. The place is in need of TLC. The furnishings are nice and the bed is comfortable, but the place could use some maintenance We stayed in the main house in the "Medina" room upstairs; the room was noisy. Noise from the bar next door, the train and the road outside.The breakfast was okay but the portions... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stayed here recently just for one night after travelling to Austin airport from the UK. The lady who showed us our room was really friendly and gave us tips on what to see around the town. Our room was in a cottage through the main house in the back. The bed was really high and needed steps to get into... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 April 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 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
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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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