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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced bed and breakfast. AC doesn't even begin to keep up with Texas heat. Old old buildings. Low electrical. No showers only hand held with no shower curtains. Breakfast is fair. Went across street for donuts. Convenient to downtown for walks which is nice.

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dillons10, Owner at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

We are always sorry when someone has a negative experience, and this is no exception. CarlaP, if you are reading this would you call me? Would be glad to try to make it up to you somehow! I'm not sure which room you were in and I'd like to know, but twice on this 100degree weekend, guests in two separate... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Charm, large rooms/suites, very comfortable beds, quiet setting, large flatscreen cable TV, internet, and large bathroom/shower area. Complimentary breakfast, juices, coffee is excellent ! Service is great and Crystal River Inn is central to everything !! Highly recommend !!!

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2 Thank KG1124
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Stayed one night in late June. Location is downtown on a busy street but near Texas State university. Stayed in the Colorado room. It was nice and noise was not a problem. Great balcony to sit outside and relax.although a ceiling fan would be great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had the most awesome time! It was much like being home with an excitley eager staff. Paula, Regina, Kathy and our new friends have the best & only B&B in San Marcos. The bed and room was better than expected; we stayed in Frio on the 1st floor and I did not want to get out of bed. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I visited this hotel in 2012. It was not a good experience for comfort but the food was delicious. I noticed the manager responded to my review but it was not true. She has me mixed up with another person because I did not complain while there. I did not leave. The air conditioner was on auto and not fan... More 

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dillons10, Owner at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

We are unclear if this guest just returned for a second bad visit to the inn, or maybe was just reemphasizing the first one from 4 years ago? Either way of course we are so sorry for her experience. She may be right about the faulty AC then, because during major renovations a couple of years ago, several central units... More 

Grapevine, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This B&B is in a fantastic location if you are visiting Texas State University. We stayed here recently for new student and parent orientation. From the Crystal River Inn, it took five minutes or less to get to the LBJ Student Center, which is the hub of new student orientation and many other happenings at Texas State University. There is... More 

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1 Thank Angie C
dillons10, Owner at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the sweet words and feedback. The Colorado Room is indeed the one most subject to noise from Zelick's bar next door, so light sleepers should ask about some of our quieter rooms. The decor here isn't modernistic and no the bed covers aren't all white with a skinny little strip of fabric across the bottom---we have real comforters... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were visiting our granddaughter at Texas State University and being B&B people, we stayed at this delightful little place. Our room was very nice and comfortable. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. And, the breakfast was great! The garden out back is a pleasant place to rest with a nice glass of wine. We will be back.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The staff bent over backwards to please us.The breakfast was terrific and the rooms are really pretty.The owners are very involved in making sure your happy.They did us a huge favor when we bought something to big to ship and they volutered to actually keep it in their PERSONAL living room till we could get it 3 weeks later!!! now... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

My sisters and I had the best time at the Ladies Only Mystery Weekend at the Crystal River Inn. The food was fabulous. The were very accommodating of special food needs. The rooms were large and comfortable with nice Jacuzzi tubs. The best part was the unparalleled hospitality of the Inn keepers. This was the most fun I have had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

The inn is a little outdated but very comfortable and beautiful. We stayed in the Colorado room which was not to my taste but well decorated. Hot water takes a while but it gets there. The breakfast was great, if you are celiac ask them to accommodate.

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
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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 

Additional Information about Crystal River Inn

Address: 326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4404
Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Price Range: $156 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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