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1601 Interstate 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666, United States of America – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Concierge Service, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 5 per person per night when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 152 reviews
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This San Marcos hotel is 3 miles from Texas State University, and features free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 89 reviews Good
Just 2 miles from Texas State University, Bobcat Stadium, and Aquarena Center, this motel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV with extended channels are included in every room.
Score from 86 reviews Review score
On I-35 and just 10 minutes from downtown San Marcos, this inn features a large outdoor pool and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms.
Score from 95 reviews Good
Off Interstate 35, this hotel is about a 5 minute drive from Texas State University. It features an indoor pool, a daily breakfast buffet and a fitness center. Guest rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 206 reviews Very good
The first time I booked at Howard Johnson I was impressed with what I got for the price. Everything was clean and staff was very friendly. However, the second time I stayed at Howard Johnson, I was disappointed. I asked for a non-smoking room and it was obvious our room had been smoked in many times before. There was apparent damage to the room and the seals on the doors were falling away. The room was clean overall and the appliances worked well. You get what you pay for. Again, the staff was friendly and the room was OK. I would recommend if you're on a budget.
Convenient location, good value.
Had to drive to get to a restaurant. Nearby ones were closed
location was close to our event
extremely confusing to get to, gps will not help batteries in remote were dead phone wasn't working to call front desk (no sound) so we had to walk to desk only allowed 2 extra towels black flecks in bed sheets paper thin walls outdated microwave, not powerful
That I was given a room upstairs when I'm handicapped. We requested a room for a handicap person the commode was not acceptable. The clerk pretty much said we Had to take it
Beds were rock hard felt like sleeping on a concrete floor would have been more comfortable. The tub had the jacuzzi jets but didn't work and the switch had been taken out. Room was warm when we got there and we had asked for the AC to be on before our arrival time of 8 pm, so of course couldn't go to bed until the room had cooled down. This will be a last resort next time.
Not much -- 2 star was over rated .
Dirty and old --- stepped on live roach in bathroom. Vents and ceilings were moldy and peeling. Should not have a 2 star rating.
I didn't like much about it, and I won't stay here again.
Worst night of sleep, hard beds, like sleeping on a bed of rocks. The towels were dirty. Saw ants on the bathroom floor.
No cancellation allowed night before arrival. Staff called to ask when I was coming (twice). Manager said they had the right to give my room away if I wasnt there by certain time, even though I had paid for it.I suspect they were eager to double-book.Parking inadequate for guests. Breakfast area inadequate for size of motel. Would not recommend to anyone.When manager returned my call, she was very rude.My first and last experience with Howard Johnsons.
breakfast food, cheap beds, old hotel, it was okay for guys, but not good if you bring a spouse.
If you are looking more for overnight value, this is for you; clean, with comfortable beds, and a great staff.
Noisy frontage road and highway location; one-way access; older building; if you are picky, you may want to pay more and go elsewhere.
I really liked the decor and comfort of the room it have a good ac and was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean
Large beds, excellent location, good atmosphere.
bed was comfortable, room was large, location was good
television was older than me, had no guide to select channels, bath tub was a jetted tub but has not been sanitized in years had mildew al around jets, tub was very slick when wet, no anti slip, continental breakfast had very little for diabetics, not much to choose from, coffee was did not have very good taste. had colors of a Spanish house and the painter obviously didn't now how to paint
Inexpensive, clean and friendly.
Its an older property the owners are trying to fix up.
Staff was friendly.
Wifi did not always connect. I was eaten up in my room over my first nights stay. They cleaned it extra well and it took the problem away. I think it was fleas. Manager would not speak to me directly. She was in her office and would not come out
Parked right in front of door. Room had two queens as stated. Fridge and microwave in room.
Room smelled strongly of mildew. Poor choice of paint colors with burnt orange and burgundy. No tissues in room; Had to use to use toilet paper instead. Loud rattling air conditioner. Room was very expensive for what you get. We paid $140 plus tax for a cheap-looking motel room.
Not enough parking Room had an Awful smell like vomit It was hot The fridge was terrible did not cool Wish we could have a refund
The rooms were filthy a little clorox would help desinfect toilets and love my carpet products would keep bad odors away. Cleanliness should be the number one practice in all hotels.
Proximity to the outlet stores.
Bathroom had no exhaust fan; carpet was dirty and smell was awful.
The room was clean and spacious. The staff nice.
Very old. Owner needs to reinvest and bring things up to modern times.
The temperature control on the room air conditioner was broken.
The pool was not clean and directly on the highway
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