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“Dirty and Raining” 2 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn San Marcos

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La Quinta Inn San Marcos
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Dirty and Raining”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed at La Quinta September 27 -29, 2013. The room was dirty. The phone looked like it had never been cleaned. The room smelled. The bathroom floor was filthy. On the second night, there was a bad storm. Then it started leaking through the ceiling. I had to put a trash can under the leak to catch the water. The plaster was coming off the ceiling. I could hardly go back to sleep listening to the water drip. I did complain at check out and they apologized and comp'd one night's stay. I did appreciate that but I will never stay there again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed at LaQuinta because a block of rooms had been reserved for a wedding I was attending. The bathroom was filthy, particularly around the toilet and baseboard in front of the bath tub. Mold on the shower curtain; shower head that sprayed in a million directions. Carpet tacks coming through the carpet between the bedroom section and bathroom section. Crumbs and a red stain between the bed and the bedside table. They took out the dirty towels the first day but only replaced with one towel and never got a bath mat back at all. Used the in-room coffee maker the first day, too, but that was the end of any more coffee for the room. On a positive note, the staff was extremely nice and very helpful. If I could have afforded to move to another hotel, as all but one of the other family members planning to stay here did, I certainly would have. "Wake up on the bright side?" Never again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed while my husband attended a conference. It close to SA and Fiesta TX. there are so many natural attractions in the area and this La Quinta is nicely located nearby.

The staff was eager to help with whatever needs we had.

This location is listed as an "Inn" however I believe the side building was in fact suites. I will call the location next time before booking to stay in a suite!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New Boston, Texas
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72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Took our family to San Marcos and New Braunfels in late summer where we stayed at the La Quinta. This is one of the "older" designed properties (meaning the doors open outside instead of on an interior hall). But don't let the older design deter you for this is a very nice motel. A short drive to Schlitterbahn and an even shorter drive to two great outlet malls. The only downside I could see was having the drive about a mile past the motel when coming from the south so we could return on the southbound side of the freeway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

First stay at this hotel- found it to be friendly, of excellent value, clean and the beds much more comfortable than other hotels in the area. I would definitely stay there again. The location is perfect for those visiting Texas State or the various outlets in the area. Very pleased with the breakfast selections and good coffee for those early mornings!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed here in the past and will probably stay again. PROS and CONS: Bad news first. Dead roach in the bathroom. But, hey it is Texas. And, it was dead. Towels were not soft. And, there was not a tray under the ice bucket. So, I could bring back coffee in the morning. However, PROS: the girl at the front desk found a cardboard box, that I could use. All the staff was friendly. Check-in was quick. Rooms were clean with A/C on upon arrival. Comfy beds. Decent breakfast. Good location. Good Value.
(Did not use the pool, or fitness)

Room Tip: Get a room towards the back. Freeway noise in the front.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Above Motel 6/Super8, but just bearly and the price was a little above the quility. Every member of the staff I met were very nice. The area was right off I-35 for an easy on/easy off. Ill let the breakfest make or break the stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: La Quinta Inn San Marcos
Address: 1619 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6735
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Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn San Marcos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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