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The Crystal River Inn

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed | Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
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Overview of The Crystal River Inn

The Crystal River Inn

3.5 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTexas State University6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Marcos City Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRio Vista Park15 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)36 min drive

Room options

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 Young County Arena. 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

  • Witliff Collections - 5 min walk
  • Texas State University - 6 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 7 min walk
  • San Marcos City Park - 12 min walk
  • Rio Vista Park - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 13 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 36 min drive


  • Tantra Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Los Vega Mexican Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Torchy's Tacos - 6 min walk
  • Valentino's - 7 min walk
  • Chimy's - 7 min walk

About this property

The Crystal River Inn

3.5-star bed & breakfast in the historical district
At The Crystal River Inn, you can look forward to free full breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a garden. Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure, a massage, or a body treatment at the onsite spa. In addition to a library and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Concierge services, a computer station, and a banquet hall
  • A 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 12 individually furnished rooms feature perks such as jetted bathtubs and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and bathrobes.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Bathrooms with jetted tubs and tubs or showers
  • A personal chef, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



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 weekdays 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • Garden


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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
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 welcome, and 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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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 does not have elevators

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Crystal River Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Crystal River Inn?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Crystal River Inn on Dec 11, 2022 start from $109.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Crystal River Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Crystal River Inn?

Check-in begins at 3 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Crystal River Inn?

Check-out is at noon.

Does The Crystal River Inn provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 50 per room applies.

Where is The Crystal River Inn located?

Situated in the historical district, this spa bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Witliff Collections, Texas State University, and Texas Music Theater. Calaboose African American History Museum and Charles S. Cock House Museum are also within 10 minutes. San Marcos Station is 13 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Crystal River Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Crystal River Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Crystal River Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 72 out of 163 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 44%
Rating 8 - Good. 42 out of 163 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 26%
Rating 6 - Okay. 24 out of 163 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 15%
Rating 4 - Poor. 17 out of 163 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 10%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 8 out of 163 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Dirceu, Houston
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cozy facility, wonderful staff. Really nice for getaway.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
not good bed sheets
They need to have better bed sheets. A better important factor to a hotel service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing Stay
The Crystal River Inn is a Beautiful place. So tranquil and comfortable and also very clean. The location is great. Breakfast in the morning was Amazing. Terry makes the absolute best pancakes I have ever had. Sausage was great too. I hope you have a fantastic time in Hawaii, Terry. I highly recommend the Crystal River Inn.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clerk was friendly. Appeared knowledgeable regarding history of the house. While old houses are creaky, didn’t hear other guest coming or going.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Lourdes, Round Rock
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The B&B is located in an area where you can walk to most places to grab a bite if you are hungry and easy access to I-35
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Place is quiet and Staff is nice .
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Neat house from the 1800's, pretty rooms, friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Not what it seems.
Door wouldn’t open from inside the room. Thankfully it had a shared bathroom so we had to go through bathroom and other bedroom to leave. They said because the building is old that’s why it doesn’t work. Age of building shouldn’t matter having the ability to exit your room. Place definitely is older and needs some attention. But if you’re into that thing then ol well. Great central location. I personally won’t be returning and won’t recommend to anyone else.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

TRACIE, Helotes
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Charming B&B in the heart of San Marcos
This is a charming little B&B near Texas State university. I love old houses & all the quirks, so I found it lovely. Bed was comfortable & claw foot bathtub was great for soaking. Note that you are in of town and right in a fairly busy road, so there is quite a bit of noise. But I didn’t let that bother me! Breakfast was also included which was just average but the staff were all very friendly & helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022