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“Very nice place to stay when visiting San Marcos, Texas” 5 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites - San Marcos
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   106 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666   |  
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very nice place to stay when visiting San Marcos, Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

We stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in San Marcos for one night this April. It was very clean and comfortable. The hotel appeared to be newer and the lobby itself was very pretty. Location wise it was great. Just off I-35 with easy access to downtown San Marcos and Texas State. There was a Chili's right out front of the hotel, as well as a McDonald's and Whataburger.

Parking was plentiful and the front desk attendants were very nice. I would very much recommend this hotel if you are passing through or visiting San Marcos.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2008

Staying at the Hampton is like staying with an old friend. One knows what to expect, and by golly, that's what one finds. Other reviews for the San Marcos Hampton are good to great, and I will not quibble. The front desk was competent, friendly, and helpful. The in-room services were appropriate and good. The complimentary breakfast was as good as that served in any Hampton in which I've stayed.

One of my traveling companions had a little problem with laundry. The laundry was sent out the second day of our four day visit and did not return until the evening of the last night. So, my advice is that if a guest needs laundry done, have it done early in the visit, or make certain one agrees with the people at the hotel on a firm deadline for returning the order.

The Hampton-San Marcos is conveniently located in one has his or her own automobile to downtown San Marcos and to the near by Texas State University. The hotel is in easy walking distance from several restaurants.

I will stay again in the hotel if I return to San Marcos, Texas. All in all, it was a pleasant visit.

  • Liked — Clean, friendly, what was expected
  • Disliked — slow wireless internet connection
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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atlanta ga
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
103 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

Great Stay at this Hampton. Nice Lobby, Nice Suite with lots of room, Good Gym albeit small, Plenty of restaurants around and within walking distance, Friendly Staff, Fast hardline internet in rooms, Flat Screen TV's.

  • Liked — Location, Nice Suite
  • Disliked — Limited Parking
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Sugar Land, TX
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2007

Our child is in school at San Marcos, so we've sampled a number of properties in the area. This is by far the nicest hotel/motel in San Marcos! Clean, comfy, good breakfast - it's a winner. The price is similar to other properties in town - and it feels a lot more upscale than most of the others. Staff was super-helpful. Just a great experience!

  • Liked — Cleanliness, location, comfort, overall appearance
  • Disliked — Pool is pretty small/standard - set out in parking lot!
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

We stayed at this Hampton Inn the first part of December, 2007.. Our room was clean and check-in went fine. About 3:00am the noise started from the UPS facility next door with trucks arriving and leaving. We could also hear noise from the hallway or room above us. At breakfast, which was a good cont. breakfast, the people seated next to us asked if we were shopping the outlet mall. We had arrived late and did not shop the evening before, but had plans to shop on this day. Their vehicle had been broken into the night before and all of their packages taken. They were parked at the front of the hotel. There were signs posted about locking your car in the parking lot, but at check-in they did not suggest that we not leave anything in the car. All of their Christmas was gone. Between the UPS and the theft, I would not choose this hotel again.

  • Liked — well know hotel chain
  • Disliked — noise
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

When traveling without my family I prefer to stay at Hampton Inns. I simply find them the best for business travel: free internet, quick free simple hot breakfast and comfy beds.

Here's the good and bad:
Good
1. Friendly staff.
2. After a long day of travel, I value quick check in. They were fast.
3. Close to restaurants.
4. Clean

Bad
1. This particular hotel I found difficult to get to.

Overall a good hotel.

  • Liked — Close to a wicked outlet mall!
  • Disliked — Difficult to get to.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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College Station, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

The San Marcos Hampton is set back off of I-35 behind the Comfort Suite Inn (exit 200). The entrance to the hotel driveway from the frontage road can be easily missed if you are not paying close attention.

The front desk was helpful and courteous and called once we arrived to our room to make sure it was OK.

The side access door from the parking lot is supposed to be accessible only by guests with a room key but it was not secure. You only had to pull the handle and the door would release. Definitely a security issue especially when you take note that directly behind the Hampton is a very intimidating chain link fence with rolled barbed wire on the top of it protecting the business behind the hotel. It gives the impression that you may not be in the safest part of town.

As mentioned in other reviews, the carpet is very stained and needs to be replaced. It's appearance downgrades the entire hotel - it's that bad. There a few stained, soiled furniture pieces in front of the elevators that need to be removed also.

The beds linens, on the other hand, appeared to be updated and very clean. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was also clean and had all the standard amenities of hotels in this level.

The breakfast was satisfactory and all items were in plentiful supply.

The hotel met our basic needs - a clean bed to sleep in and a decent breakfast. It would get a higher rating from us if it addressed the security issue and the carpet.

  • Liked — Location, beds comfortable
  • Disliked — Security concerns, needs updating
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites - San Marcos

Address: 106 N Interstate 35, 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:
#3 Business Hotel in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites - San Marcos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hampton Inn and Suites San Marcos hotel is conveniently located off I-35 near the largest outlet malls in Texas. Our hotel offers complimentary breakfast as well as free WiFi. Our contemporary hotel is the perfect place for you to stay to enjoy your San Marcos experience. ... more   less 
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