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“Graduation Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson San Marcos, Texas

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson San Marcos, Texas
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1560 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666   |  
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Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in San Marcos
Houston, United States
2 reviews
“Graduation Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was very clean and the staff friendly. The price was right and I would stay there again. We were there for graduation and the location was great and easy to get to. Close to the school and shopping. The free breakfast was good and plenty.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we checked in the hotel, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I was recognized as a club carlson member and our room was upgraded to a king suite that made a brief trip enjoyable. The breakfast was great. We will stay again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mansfield, TX
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lot's of positives: Clean. Well maintained. Well lighted rooms. Quiet heater/air conditioner. Great indoor pool and whirlpool. Wide selection at free breakfast. Friendly attendant in the breakfast area. Free delicious cookies in lobby.
But: As noted by others, towels were very rough. The bathroom had thin, single ply toilet paper. For what we paid for the room, we expected a little more attention to guest comfort. Noise from highway is quite noticeable.

Room Tip: Ask for a room as far away from the highway as possible.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff!
We arrived late to breakfast and they allowed us to eat anyway.
The people on front desk was nice and polite to!
The bad side of our stay were the beds and the pillows... They were not firm at all and that ruined our back!!!

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baytown, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a conference being held at the Embassy Suites. My room/suite was very comfortable with a King size, comfy bed... Very clean. Breakfast each morning was delicious. The staff were courteous and helpful from the front desk personnel to the custodial staff.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Springtown, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: Our spacious suite included a living room area with a sleeper sofa, chair, desk, and dresser with a flat-screen TV. The bathroom was spacious and comfortably appointed bathroom. A short hallway area joining the living area and bedroom had a kitchenette that included fridge, micro, fridge, and coffee maker. The bedroom had a firm, comfortable king bed with suitable linens and plenty of pillows. The closet space was more than adequate. The room was scrupulously clean. The complimentary hot breakfast was delicious and well cared for by the attendants. Coffee, tea, and decaf, as well as cookies, are always available in the lobby. The fitness room and indoor pool/spa were attractive and clean. All employees were friendly and courteous.
The bad: the pool towels were so scratchy we could use them to exfoliate our skin. Not pleasant. The foldout sofa was miserably uncomfortable. The wifi was so slow I finally gave up and used my cell phone to access the internet to do work.
The ugly: The room was spotless, even the vents were dusted, BUT the room had a terrible, awful mildew smell. The hotel was full and we could not be moved, so instead we purchased multiple odor absorbers and a can of air freshener. The smell was intolerable.

Room Tip: Check the room for an off-smell and immediately request a change if it smells mildewy.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this hotel was great for us, except the beds. They were very firm (which is a great thing for many people). We just prefer sleeping on a softer bed. The hotel was very clean and the staff was super friendly. I would suggest this hotel for my friends and family who like sleeping on a firm mattress.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson San Marcos, Texas

Address: 1560 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson San Marcos, Texas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel in San Marcos, TX is the perfect choice for discerning guests. The Country Inn & Suites offers business and leisure travelers all the comforts of home and office. Our hotel's breakfast is second to none, featurings five different and equally delicious breakfast zones. Guests can enjoy our heated indoor pool and spa, 24-hour Business Center and state-of-the-art-Fitness Center with free weights. All of our Guestrooms feature high-speed Internet, wifi, cable TV, a microwave, refrigerator and more. ... more   less 
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