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326 W Hopkins St 3 Blocks From Courthouse Square, San Marcos, TX 78666-4404
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in San Marcos
As one of the best inns in the area, Crystal River Inn has been a prominent part of the San Marcos community for 33 years. This boutique hotel offers something for every type of guest, whether you are looking for a gorgeous wedding venue and caterer or searching for a relaxing day spa or a fun weekend getaway with beautiful hotel rooms, Crystal River Inn is the perfect choice. Our lodging options include 12 elegant guest rooms with several living spaces available for community use; plus a small not-so-elegant apartment for long term stays. Our garden makes our bed and breakfast one of the most romantic hotels in the area. Give us a call or visit us online today to find out why we are one of the best local hotels in San Marcos.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Christina D wrote a review Apr 2021
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My daughter and I had a fantastic long weekend here! We stayed in the Thomas House, and just loved everything. The ambiance and comfort were great, and honestly, the breakfast every morning was so fantastic! Now that I'm a Bobcat parent, this will be my home when I come visit. Thank you all for such a great experience!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: The Thomas House has less foot traffic
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WorkToVaca wrote a review Mar 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Hosted my sisters bachelorette party here for a Murder mystery weekend . It was just our party for the weekend and mystery . All the ladies had a great time and are ready to do another mystery . Cathy , Mike and the girls were very accommodating and made us all feel like we were at home . Everything was clean and the food was plentiful and very good . Loved the old historic feel of the inn. Poor Mike helped us all along with the murder mystery . At times we were a bit out of control- very hard for 14 women to speak one at a time 🤣. We got the hang of it by Saturday morning . We had a great time and actually two of us figured out the mystery !
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
William B wrote a review Nov 2020
Waxahachie, Texas2 contributions
Call the inn to set up a two night stay to celebrate my wifes birthday. The owner called me work out the special details. When we got there we stayed in the Frio room. There was an unexpected gift for my wife of chocolates, a vase of flowers, and a card. Had made arrangements for wine and cheese plate to be there when we got there and it done very classy ( innkeeper/chef put it together. She scheduled the spa treatment to our convenance. It was perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cathy Dillon, Owner at Crystal River Inn
Responded Nov 16, 2020
I am so glad you guys came...it was awesome watching the smiles on your faces! Please come back one of these days soon.......it's a safe place to just get away from it all. blessings, Cathy
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Seven H wrote a review Feb 2020
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We got the chance of a couple days off,so decided to drive down to san marcos tx and visit our brother(also it was our first time down in Texas). Miss Cathy and Miss Regina are so sweet, polite and welcoming. Staying at the Crystal River Inn was like home. It was cozzy and welcoming. Everything was so close around too, I basically could count my steps to the pizza place next door, they had huge! delicious slices of pizza.Texas deff got a spot in my heart. Thanks to the inn it just made it better.My bed was so confy and the bath was so big. The inn has a hair salon, nail and spa, and physical therapy. It was such an awsome experience. Thank you Crystal River Inn.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cathy Dillon, Owner at Crystal River Inn
Responded Nov 16, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words. We loved having you! FYI, until August of this year, we had three buildings and I believe you were in our Rock House. It has been sold, so next time you return, be sure to ask for the Barton Springs room or the Cypress Creek, in the Thomas House...they both have huge tubs and comfy beds also!
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David wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wonderful and comfortable bed and breakfast with excellent food in the morning, Hosts Mike and Cathy are as friendly as can be and go out of their way to make sure all needs are met. This was my second time here and I look forward to the next one.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Cathy D, Owner at Crystal River Inn
Responded Mar 10, 2020
David, we loved having you both. Thanks for the sweet words. And we really loved the concert! Your music was a glorious treat. Can't wait til next year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Zelicks (0.04 miles), Hays County Historic Courthouse (0.3 miles), and Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal River Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal River Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal River Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Root Cellar Cafe, Palmer's Restaurant Bar, and Nostimo Mediterranean Cafe.
Does Crystal River Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Crystal River Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Crystal River Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Crystal River Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hays County Historic Courthouse (0.3 miles).
Is Crystal River Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.