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The Crystal River Inn

Romantic B&B in historical district in San Marcos

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, 78666, TX, United States of America
  • Nice B & B friendly staff. Quiet

    Jul 12, 2021

  • Perfect location for what we needed. Such a cute and quaint place to stay. I highly…

    Jul 9, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk

What’s around

  • Texas State University - 6 min walk
  • Texas Music Theater - 6 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 7 min walk
  • Charles S. Cock House Museum - 9 min walk
  • Dunbar Park - 10 min walk
  • San Marcos River - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Suite
  • Family Double Room, Multiple Beds

What’s around


  • Texas State University - 6 min walk
  • Texas Music Theater - 6 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 7 min walk
  • Charles S. Cock House Museum - 9 min walk
  • Dunbar Park - 10 min walk
  • San Marcos River - 12 min walk
  • Bobcat Soccer Complex - 15 min walk
  • Wonder World - 18 min walk
  • Ramon Lucio Park - 18 min walk
  • Sewell Park - 18 min walk
  • Rio Vista Park - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km

Getting around

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 36 min drive
  • San Marcos Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, 78666, TX, United States of America

At a glance


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Spa treatment room(s)

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted.

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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  • Yes, The Crystal River Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Torchy's Tacos (6-min walk), Gumby's Pizza (7-min walk), and Chimy's Cervezia (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • The Crystal River Inn has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    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

    1 night romance trip, Jul 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and comfy sheets and bed! Lovely breakfast. House is old, but quaint.

    1 night family trip, Jun 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was the cutest little inn. It's a historical building with vintage charm and reminded us of staying with family. The ladies who ran the Inn were so kind and they cook fresh meals for you daily. Its directly next to awesome eateries and only a two block walk to The Square.

    2 night romance trip, Jun 27, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    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.

    1 night business trip, Jun 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair


    Place is a bit run down. Our room was dark, and nothing on the walls for decor. Overhead light flickered. TV remote wouldn’t control the TV and would only control cable for 10 seconds after removing and reinserting batteries. Toilet was dirty. AC window unit turned up enough to cool the room was loud. Coffee maker outside room but no regular coffee only decaf. Disappointing breakfast. Just disappointing overall. Left a night early even though we paid for two nights.

    Andy, 2 night trip, Jun 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a perfect experience. The staff is fabulous and so friendly. Loved the outdoor space. The personal breakfast in the morning was amazing. Very nice experience and would stay again.

    1 night romance trip, May 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    This place is my new go-to in San Marcos. Walking distance to the Square. Fantastic staff. Couldn't recommend more.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Feb 19, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Cozy and more

    We enjoyed it greatly and Kathy was spot on with her recommendations

    Robert, 1 night trip, Dec 4, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great Location - needs some TLC.

    Fantastic Location in San Marcos - Walking distance to bars, restaurants, the square, etc., and about 15 minutes from where we floated the river. Breakfast was great, too. Unfortunately, the Crystal River Inn left a lot to be desired in the guest space. We stayed in the Rio Grande room and beyond the design being a bit dated, it mostly needed some serious maintenance. Smoke Alarm dangling from its cord, water damage stains on the ceiling and cracks in the walls, AC vent rusty and falling out of the ceiling, rug dirty and tattered, plate around the plug in the bathroom not screwed in, towel bar missing from it's mounts on the wall. We used rewards to book, but the location would not have been worth the price otherwise.

    Caitlin, 1 night trip with friends, Jun 6, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not worth the price!

    We were there 20years ago. It was excellent inn, clean and fresh sheet. Now it looks terrible! Sheets don't feel washed! Dusty stained carpet, broken furniture. Peeling very old wallpaper in the bathroom and hallways. Breakfast mediocre for pricy inn! Not worth the money !!! PS. I very seldom give bad reviews.

    Jan, 2 night trip, Jan 23, 2020

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