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The Crystal River Inn

Champagne Summer Specials

Midweek summer stays sure beat coming on busy weekends. Sparkly late mornings in the San Marcos River are the guest described it as “like swimming in a glass of champagne”. We will give you a bottle of bubbles and a 15% discount (off 2-day weekday S-Th stays) to come see for yourself!

FUN murder mysteries are now booking for Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Oct 28-29, Dec 9-10, and beyond. New Year's Eve is almost full already! Got an upcoming birthday or anniversary? Think unforgettable gifts and hilarious group celebrations.

Our Riverside Lodge (see waterfall photo below) is largely booked for the summer, but fall weekends and the holidays are great times to come. Make your plans now! Think river trips and family fun..

Crystal River Inn
A classic boutique hotel in the heart of San Marcos, Tx

crystal river with people enjoying the waterNestled in the center of San Marcos, at the gateway to the magical Texas Hill Country, lies the historic Crystal River Inn. Just 5 blocks from the crystal-clear San Marcos River, we are the town’s only boutique hotel and moreover, the oldest inn in Texas continually operated by the same family. We’ve been here since 1984, offering simple elegance and lots of Hill Country fun.

Front of the InnYou’ll have your choice of 9 designer rooms in 2 historic buildings, each with unique features such as fireplaces, canopied beds, and luxurious tubs. Your overnight stay will include a great seated, plated breakfast with favorites like bananas foster crepes, quiche with hollandaise, or eggs benedict.
people floating down the riverThen, we invite you to relax, be lazy, and do nothing....or, enjoy an uproarious murder mystery, beautiful garden wedding, unparalleled outlet and downtown shopping, or a fun local festival. The sparkling nearby river is waiting to show you the best in all kinds of year-round water sports. No matter what you’re in the mood for, our Texas-friendly family team is here to send you home with wonderful memories.
guest room with satin comforter

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A taste of adventure

San Marcos Daily Record, Best of Hays, 2016Best Wedding Venue
San Marcos Daily Record
Certificate of Excellence
2015 and 2017
City Beat News2017 Spectrum Award
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The Crystal River Inn



326 West Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas 78666


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