We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel San Marcos

Av. Mar del Plata 191 | Barrio San Rafael, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hotel amenities
Hotel San Marcos
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Ranked #55 of 67 Hotels in Punta del Este
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015
norbafreund Sao Paulo, SP
Add Photo Write a Review

165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    8
    46
    56
    32
    23
See reviews for
25
95
7
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (165)
  • Mar-May only
    (34)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (36)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (78)
All months
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
137 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is a very cheap way to visit Punta, which concentrates a lot of wealthy families of South Americans. Therefore you cannot expect a five star hotel. The major inconvenience is that the 1st floor rooms face the street and one can not be at ease without pulling down blinders. The same goes for the toilets which have doors facing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Rooms smell terrible and have old furniture. Lobby is antique. Hotel staff is very rude and not helpful. Cleaning staff would start making noises at 6AM daily and were loud. Shower in bathroom had cold water 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed there. Wi-fi doesn't work. All in all, a horrible stay - wouldn't recommend this property to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Punta del Este hotels

Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
128 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed for one night, ended up there because of the reasonable price. The room was ok: nice bed, so-so bathroom (no door at shower means wet & slippery floor. We didn't try the breakfast because of the cost: didn't seem to be worthwhile. The big surprise came at about 11PM, when the power went out and the room went black.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The good; - The Room was fairly clean comfy bed (for a king being two single beds pushed together) and looks kinda renovated. - The cleaning staff were very helpful and always nice. The Bad, - Wifi only in lobby. - first they will rip you off with the room, there is no difference between a Superior room and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Cozy hotel, refurbished, spacious room, clean, quiet. Tranquil neighbourhood, nice bucolic atmosphere. Only the shower wansnt flowing strong enough, and not very hot, and the coffee at breakfast was not good, but regardless of that, Id recommend this hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
san nicolas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for a week in january. The place is nice but looks bad because is not clean enough and the staff service is poor. Near from the beach I find the location ideal but you need the car to move in the night . Breakfast costs 10 dolars and is really awful !

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in January 2012 + Well located between Punta and La Barra + Reasonably good breakfast + Kitchen personal is very good + Large lounge area downstairs + Nice Pool (albeit a bit dirty for U.S. standards) - Unhelpful and unfriendly reception/front desk (whatever you ask, the answer will be "no we can't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I went to Punta in New Years, when the hotel are really expensive, so we tried to go to a simple hotel to don't spend too much. That was what we got. Some rooms are new and other ones are really old (the one that I took). The maintenance of the hotel are really bad, windows are broken and pool... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great place, a little far from anything really. I rented a scooter for 24hours at 40$ which made the difference. The rooms was really nice and clean. Someone was complaining about a little window in one of the comments, it's a big enough window. They were very accommodating as we wanted to stay an extra night at our rate. Also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great value and not a bad hotel given that it seems quite a bit older than surrounding buildings. However the place is seriously let down by the absolutely abysmal lack of any hint of Customer Service by the reception staff - service with a scowl more like. Given that it is just under 3 miles away from the main bus... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (55)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay