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Lewisville, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not just a B&B or a wedding venue, Crystal River Inn provides a beautiful setting for a memorial service. Having lost my dad on April 19th, my sister and I went in search of a place to have his memorial service. Ideally, the perfect venue would be cozy, warm and allow us time to visit with friends and family long...

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Cathy D, Owner at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Your family is so sweet, and we were honored to be part of a landmark family event. The inn has hosted thousands of events of all kinds over the years, and though memorial services are rare here, we think they fit our relaxed venue perfectly. For three poignant days we watched this devoted family gathering in one inn setting after...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Bed and Breakfast was charming but could use a little update.Can't beat the loacation.Its easy to find and right in town center.Nice little Beer Garden two doors down.Price was good.Very clean.Breakfast very good.There is a fun coffee shop right across the street.Friendly personel.

Thank Rkelly2014
Cathy D, Owner at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us, and love the feedback. We agree, our location is amazing. When we opened 33 years ago it was a sleepy part of town, but no longer....and yet, the inn's garden compound is really an oasis. Updates are on the drawing boards, so stay in touch!

San Antonio, TX, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was in the Rock House. It was nice but it was right on a noisy street. At 3:00 AM something very loud with flashing yellow lights woke us up from a sound sleep in a very comfortable bed. If we were to stay here again we would stay in the main house. The breakfast was good but it...

Thank William H
Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Hi William, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and we will certainly take into account all of your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to make our guests' experiences even better so we appreciate your input. Thank you again and we hope that you will stay with us again soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter was expecting my first grandchild and I wanted a place close to her and comfortable. I found that and more at the Crystal River Inn. My room was clean and the bed was one of the nicest I have ever slept in! But most of all, the staff was amazing. Paula was my first contact when booking the...

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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Hi Patty, we are so glad that we were able to provide you with a home away from home while you were in San Marcos! We know that being near family during important events means so much and we are always happy to provide a great experience for our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you...

Cleburne, Texas
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Wonderful experience. Service was fantastic! Food was amazing! Also this was the murder mystery weekend and had so much fun! Very entertaining! Best bed and breakfast in San Marcos. Can't wait to visit again!

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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Hi Gigi, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed your weekend! Make sure you visit us again for another one of our Murder Mystery Weekends! We would love to see you there!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was our first time to stay here and had we had a coupon offer to use. We called a few days ahead to ask some questions and they were pleasant and had the answers quickly. We found the place easily and parked on street in front to check in. It was check in and out in kitchen area which...

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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed and thorough review of Crystal River Inn! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your honest feedback about all of the elements of your stay. We always like to hear input from our guests on how we can improve their experience and your feedback provides...

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this lovely bed and breakfast. We also in joyed the spa services during our duration. The staff made sure that I was being pampered the whole time. The b&b staff where very accommodating. We stayed in the cypress creek room which came with a jacuzzi tub. They provided bubble bath soap and even had breakfast the next...

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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Hi Christina, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We always try to make sure that our guests enjoy their stay with us, whether that is relaxing and being pampered or enjoying one of our fun Murder Mystery Weekends! We are glad you...

Enterprise, Alabama
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was my first experience staying at a B&B. I came to San Marcos for an extended visit to conduct some company training. The owners of the inn were most gracious and kind in providing me a very reasonable off season rate. I stayed at the cozy Rio Grande suite which has a small kitchenette. The room is comfortable and...

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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy we were able to make your trip to San Marcos a great one! We look forward to seeing you when you are able to visit San Marcos the next time!

San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback with us. We appreciate your honest review and we are sorry to hear that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations. As one of the leading hotels in the area, we are always looking for ways that we can...

New Braunfels, Texas
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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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Tori H, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the Murder Mystery Weekend! Our Murder Mystery Weekends are something unique to the San Marcos area and we are proud to continue this tradition. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon for another getaway or...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Region: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Price Range: ₹ 8,411 - ₹ 12,328 (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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“WE had the large room with an attached smaller room which was perfect.If you have trouble with stairs stay on the first floor.”
Rkelly2014, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Look at the website to see pictures of the rooms and choose to your liking and specific needs. Grocery and laundromat very close.”
spitfirefz, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the main house”
dwardy, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request the Rio Grande or Equivalent.”
489leonm, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quieter in Rock House or Frio room. Blanco and Rio Grand are the biggest and most beautiful rooms.”
C2832DXlaurar, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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