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The Crystal River Inn

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Crystal River Inn

The Crystal River Inn

3.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTexas State University-San Marcos11 min walk
  • Popular LocationWonder World18 min walk
  • Popular LocationRamon Lucio Park18 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)36 min drive

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About this area

San Marcos

Located in San Marcos, The Crystal River Inn is in the historical district and near a train station. Blue Hole Regional Park and Dunbar Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Wonder World and Aquarena Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Bobcat Soccer Complex or Bobcat Ballpark.

What's nearby

  • Texas Music Theater - 6 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 7 min walk
  • Texas State University-San Marcos - 11 min walk
  • Wonder World - 18 min walk
  • Ramon Lucio Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 14 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 36 min drive


  • Torchy's Tacos — 6 min walk
  • Gumby's Pizza — 7 min walk
  • Chimy's Cervezia — 7 min walk
  • The Tap Room — 7 min walk
  • Sean Patricks — 8 min walk

About this property

The Crystal River Inn

3.5-star romantic bed & breakfast near Texas State University-San Marcos
Massage/treatment rooms, conference space, and concierge services are available at this bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite. All 12 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. TVs, coffee makers, and free long-distance calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Crystal River Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This San Marcos bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and toothbrushes and toothpaste. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). In-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Room service available


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • Garden


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Chef
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Crystal River Inn
Crystal River Inn San Marcos
Crystal River San Marcos
The Crystal River San Marcos
The Crystal River Inn San Marcos
The Crystal River Inn Bed & breakfast
The Crystal River Inn Bed & breakfast San Marcos

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 120 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 120 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 120 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 120 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 120 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice B & B friendly staff. Quiet
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Great place, but the Perdanales room leaves something to be desired
The Perdanales is very small and doesn't really look like the picture. It was warm when we got there. The owner allowed us to stay in the room across the hall for two nights since that room was not booked. I believe it was the Bosque. It was much nicer. The Perdanales shower/bathtub was less than desirable. It was an old bathtub rigged with a shower curtain around it. The cooking staff was very nice. The food during the week was good, but not amazing. The weekend breakfast was awesome. I am gluten free so I was VERY impressed that they asked about dietary preferences when we checked in. They accommodated me on that. They even made me gluten free pancakes when they had bread pudding for everyone else. All and all I would recommend this place. However, I would not recommend staying in the Perdanales room.

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the unique Victorian look AND the amazing stuff with their delicious homemade breakfast 😋 The only dislike is the street noise do to having a Main Street right in front of the place. Kept us up most of the night but that’s what you expect when there is a college nearby but other than it was good. It’s surrounded by nice restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location and comfy sheets and bed! Lovely breakfast. House is old, but quaint.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place had old yellow bed sheets and pillow covers. The toilet had poop streaks on the bowl. No remote control in order to turn off the tv. The whole room smelled like wet mold and air quality was poor. It had an old roll of toilet paper that was obviously used because the inside cardboard roll was missing and the roll was crushed. After being in the room for 15 minutes the placed felt like a hunted house experience No a better description is a ICHY nightmare. I expressed to the host that this was not what I expected and after hesitation to offer any solutions or refund $150 per night. I gladly drove over to any of the other dozen hotels with hygienic standards and payed half the cost. Do Not Fall For The Old World Charm This Place Is Disgusting and Looks ICHY.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021