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San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inn is located next to a bar, and you can hear drunken people yelling and stumbling out until about 4-5 a.m. Frio room lives up to its name, the room was so cold, and no way to change the thermostat. As for the complimentary breakfast, both my friend and I though t it was horrid. I made them aware of...

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New Braunfels, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for Victorian ambiance, delicious food, friendly and helpful service & staff—this is the place for you. If you want rest and let the world go by or if you want to explore and experience nature in a quaint yet swinging town with plenty of fun and things to do— this is also the place for you....

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Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my bf for her birthday to the murder mystery weekend at this awesome bed and breakfast! The owners and staff bent over backwards to make it a special weekend for us! The food was some of the best this well traveled foodie has ever had! The murder mystery was sooo much fun we are planning another with our family...

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Austin, Tx
Reviewed January 12, 2017

We choose Crystal River Inn to spend our anniversary weekend. We were hoping for a delightful and beautiful room to hold up in and binge watch HGTV while drinking wine. Our room was the Nueces in the Rock House. First impressions were disappointing as we entered through the shared kitchen area with its linoleum floor and kitchen cabinets that reminded...

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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

This was my third stay at the Crystal River Inn. I've gone the past 3 years for my birthday. As you approach the property you are welcomed by a beautiful display of Christmas light. Once you enter the door the sitting room is inviting. PauIla & Cathy are just as pleasant in person as on the phone. The Medina in...

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

My Wife and I decided to do something different and go to the Hill Country instead of heading to the DFW or Houston Area for Christmas like we usually do. We had an awesome time at the Crystal River Inn. We were in the Rio Grande and it was like staying in a little home away from home mini-apartment. We...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed November 18, 2016

The main house is interesting and beautiful, but what they don't tell you is they have other buildings with rooms that are furnished with antiques but are not part of the historical house. When we arrived, we walked behind the main house through a parking lot and into a little building which was not quaint and lovely. We did not...

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

We are sorry at this guest's reaction to our Rock House. At this very moment, there are 4 rooms full of people over there who REQUESTED the Rock House! It is single story, built in the 1940's, and decorated no differently than our 8 other rooms. Everyone's taste is different, so we try to have something for everyone. The inn...

Reviewed September 12, 2016

From the moment I first set foot inside this gorgeous and historical home I was in love ! Our room was richly furnished and so inviting.. the staff are congenial and ever so helpful . Breakfast was plentiful, satisfying, and prepared in house by excellent hands. We will be returning without a doubt. We made it a mission to get...

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San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Absolutely great experience. The beautiful victorian atmosphere mixed with delicious home cooked food makes this place worth the stay. I highly recommend to anyone who needs to plan a wedding or any other large catering event.

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

I stayed here for a week over the end of the summer with my husband and we had such a nice stay! The bananas fosters breakfast made by Teri is to die for and Paula, Regina, Cathy and the team made us feel at home and so welcome. They bent over backwards to help us enjoy the area of San...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
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 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Price Range: $154 - $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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“Ask for a room in the main house”
 of 5 bubbles dwardy, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“Request the Rio Grande or Equivalent.”
 of 5 bubbles 489leonm, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Quieter in Rock House or Frio room. Blanco and Rio Grand are the biggest and most beautiful rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles C2832DXlaurar, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed in three different rooms and they were all very nice, Great place and highly recommend !!”
 of 5 bubbles KG1124, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms would be a good value”
 of 5 bubbles BillySteve, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
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