while this Hampton Inn is nice, it is certainly not the best and cleanest Hampton I've come across.
Location: about 2 miles up from the San Marcos Prime Outlet (if you're driving southbound on I35, make sure you take exit 200 and go around the underpass -- the hotel is located along the frontage road behind a Chili's and Luby's cafeteria).
cleanliness: one of the previous reviews mentioned about the hotel carpet, and I must agree it was pretty dirty looking -- almost looks like it's been flooded before and the stains just remained. There is a strong deodorized scent throughout the room corridors, but overall the cleanliness issue amounts to what looks more like war-wounds from probably some wild Texas State post-game party.
rooms: furniture is a little dated, but the bed is just as good as any other Hampton. Bathroom is adequately sized, and the closet has iron and board included.
gym: 2 treadmills and a riding machine.
Pool: a little awkward looking as it's right on the parking lot -- other hampton Inn's I've stayed at has the pool kept at least a little more out of the way so you don't have to look at the cars parked about 5 feet away from the pool, as well as everyone taking their luggage on the way to the lobby.
Overall: decent Hampton, but certainly not the best and newest looking one I've seen. Broadband connection was very slow -- not even allowing my company vpn connection to work. The hotel's location gives you a feel of the highway motel variety while not being exactly 10 feet from the freeway. There're also conference facilities as I saw a group coming in and out of meetings. It's not a bad choice if you're going to San Marcos for a few days, or if you're heading to Austin but couldn't find a hotel in town -- the drive to Austin is only about 30 minutes **i.e. without traffic, and traffic gets as bad as LA during rush-hour (4pm - 7:30pm).
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