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Howard Johnson San Marcos

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711 (Formerly Stratford Inn)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Furnishings including carpet were in rough shape appearance wise. The dial was missing from the microwave. My first impression was that the place was tacky. However, everything worked and the stay was fine. The air conditioner was new and worked fine which is important this time of year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to cancel our reservation, and I was a couple of hours late calling them, but they were very kind, and didn't charge me the fee of one night's stay. I'm sure we'll be staying there at some point as our son is going to school at Texas State.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only needed a room to sleep, because I was going on a college visit. The room was perfect for what I needed it for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Value; it provided everything I demand for a motel - a bed, a/c, and indoor plumbing . . no luxuries, no extras. the exterior is somewhat run-down and could use a good makeover, but the room was quite comfortable and clean with plenty of space - which is far more important. As w/ almost all window a/c units, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was courteous and friendly. They let me check in early which was a great convenience. The room was much nicer than I expected it to be for the price. I've stayed at the Days Inn here in San Marcos before and payed $20 more per night for a less comfortable room. The room wifi is free and much... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented 4 rooms here for 2 nights. Upon arrival a tv was not working. We checked the cable connection then called the office. The "maintenance man" accused daughter of trying to steal the tv. She asked to speak with the manager. The manager called her the next day and was very rude. He was also the maintenance man. Yes we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night stay. The room was OK, but the parking lost was dirty, and the breakfast offering the next morning was inedible. The price is low, so you are basically getting what you paid for. The freeway noise is pretty heavy, so thankfully the loud window unit A/C helped drown it out.

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Address: 1601 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711 (Formerly Stratford Inn)
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Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson San Marcos 2*
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You’ve come to the right place for exceptional service and a prime location off Interstate 35 at the gateway to Texas Hill Country when you stay at our Howard Johnson San Marcos hotel near Texas State University.Our friendly 24-hour front desk staff is just waiting to answer questions and tell you about our terrific amenities such as free Rise & Dine continental breakfast, free daily newspaper, free Wi-Fi Internet access, copy service and our guest laundry. Take a swim in our year-round outdoor pool, and cook up a tasty meal in our barbeque area. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available at our San Marcos, TX, hotel. For your convenience, we offer limited room service. ... more   less 
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