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“Flee for your lives!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Parkside Inn & Suites, San Marcos

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Parkside Inn & Suites, San Marcos
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801 IH 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in San Marcos
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“Flee for your lives!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

The facility is aging and in need of maintenance and repair. The rooms are dingy, shabby and worn. If you make the mistake of dealing with the owner you will quickly see why. This is a sad place with an owner who appears to have some issues. Stay elsehwere.

  • Stayed September 2004, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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  • Spanish first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2005

This place is a dive!

When we got there at 4:30P the room was not ready and we had to wait.

They make you pay first...so I should have got it from that alone.

Room wasn't ready after they cleaned it either. Looks like an orgy gone bad.

Horrible messy bed, dirty drawers and lousy service. DO NOT STAY THERE!

One more little piece of trivia. they have disabled 411 from the phone and pulled out the hotels section of the yellow pages in the rooms. Surprise!

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2004

My family had a terrible experience at this hotel. We booked the hotel on-line because of advertising that said, "extra large rooms," "built in March 2003," etc. When we got there, only about three cars were there, and the rooms were dirty and bare. These are not "suites." This is a 30 year old motel with a little new paint on the exterior. When we called the hotel's reservation system, the room rate for our room was nearly $20.00 cheaper. We went to the office to ask about the discrepancy and we were told that we should complain to the on-line booking service, and there was nothing they could do about it. We asked to speak to the manager and complain to the owner. He told us to get out and used obscenities in front of my 15 year old daughter, who was scared to death. We went up the road and checked into a name brand hotel for about the same price. Unbelievable!

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2004

The experience of my family is NOT to be believed! We booked this hotel on an on-line booking service which listed this hotel with "extra large rooms," "many amenities," "built in March 2003"...etc. We get there and there are three cars in the lot, bare rooms, and a little "motel" that is probably 30 years old with a slap of new paint. When we call the reservation system that night, the reservation agent tells us that the room is at least $20 less than we paid for on-line! We go to the front desk to ask why there is a discrepancy and the surly clerk who barely speaks English tells us that we need to "call Orbitz." We ask who the owner of the hotel is and he tells us that, "he is" and that that we should "get (--) out." My 15 year old daughter who is with us is scared to death. We immediately leave and go a few blocks up the street and check in a Holiday Inn Express for about the same price. These place is really scary and we would NEVER go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2004

We stayed here Memorial Day weekend. We had not made advance reservations, so we were lucky to get a room. Our room was very large, with three queen size beds. It was fairly clean, although there were two bugs in the room, one dead and a live silverfish in the tray that held the cups on the bathroom sink. The rate we paid was $129.95 with tax. It seemed high, but it was a holiday weekend and many of the hotels in town were full. I would stay here again, but would try to get a better rate.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Parkside Inn & Suites, San Marcos

Address: 801 IH 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in San Marcos
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Parkside Hotel San Marcos

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