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The Crystal River Inn

January-February Specials

The winter is actually a beautiful peaceful time in San Marcos. The river is extra-clear, the tourists are scarce, the students are quieter than usual, and shopping at the Outlet Mall is stunning because everything’s on sale! Come for 2 weekdays S-Th anytime between New Year’s and February 28, 2023…and enjoy 30% off your chosen room.

Or….forget the shopping and let us send you gift certificates that you can use for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. like Valentine’s (Feb. 10-14) or Mardi Gras (Feb 17-21). We’ll credit your giftees with 15% more than you actually spend on the certificate, which can be of any size from $50 on up. Do you know someone who deserves a winter getaway? Two nights at the inn, breakfast in bed, and a welcoming fruit/cheese platter will sweeten their day.

Our New Year’s mystery was full, but January 27-28 was a blast! February 24-25 has just one room left, so we added new mystery dates on March 24-25. If you want to give an unforgettable birthday or anniversary gift, or just feel the need to do something fun, we would love to have you. Come laugh your way into spring.

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

Nestled 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. You’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. Then, we invite you to relax, be lazy, and do nothing....or, enjoy an uproarious murder mystery, a beautiful garden wedding, an 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.
crystal river with people enjoying the waterValentine’s Week of 2021 will never be forgotten! But in 2023, we’ll help you remember massages, fireside picnics, flowers, and romance.
Murder Mystery participantsMystery weekends on Jan 27-28, Feb 24-25, and March 24-25 all have openings as of 1/1/2023. The January mystery is discounted.
San Marcos Mall

The San Marcos Outlet Malls are enormous (almost 300 stores)…..and in January, the savings are enormous also.


Professional massage therapists are on call from 9 am-early evening to offer single or couples massages. Book the Cypress Creek or Barton Springs rooms, and enjoy a relaxing herbal bath afterward.

Mardi Gras in San Marcos

Mardi Gras in San Marcos is colorful, fun, and great for families. The parade this year is at high noon on Feb, 18th.
guest room with satin comforter

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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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