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“Very Poor Value”
Review of Super 8 San Marcos

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Super 8 San Marcos
Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Marcos
Reviewed January 27, 2010

I've stayed at some nice Super 8s. And then there is this one. $90 per night in San Marcos in this hotel was a complete waste of money. The seals around the main door let in frigid air all night long. The heater worked well, but it was no match for the cold December air. Beds were firm and comfortable. TV and fridge were operational. Room was decently illuminated. Bathroom was obviously dated and not in the most sanitary condition. Coffee machine was disgusting. I don't think the water reservoir had ever been cleaned since it was purchased 5 years ago. Breakfast room was so small that it was either standing room only, or take your food to go. A day after checking out, I noticed several bedbug bites along my back and side.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2008

Filthy, filthy, filthy. It appears to have been updated with a new coat of paint but the room had not been cleaned adequately in some time.
The AC unit did NOT cool the room in the 14 hours that we were there.
Questionable characters were "hanging out" on the second floor balcony drinking.
There is not enough parking, and the lot has only one enterance/exit.
The cheap price was not enough to overcome the stench, filth and discomfort.
Do yourself a favor and spend a little more.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2008

Online reviews didn't look good, but we were getting desperate so we took a chance. I was pleasantly surprised. The bathroom could use a little updating, but overall, I was impressed. Its quiet and nicely staffed.

Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed July 18, 2008

The place was nasty! It looked like someone had thrown up on the floor and it had NOT been cleaned well. There was actually a beer bottle that was not cleaned up. The toilet seat was broken. GROSS! GROSS! GROSS! The manager was quite rude when we called down about it. It was late when we'd checked in, but we'd reserved it a month prior. He said the since we got an IRS discout, that basically we should be happy. It was, in fact, a DISABLED VET discunt that we'd received. There were no other rooms available and no vacancys nearby. We were stuck with grossness. He did come up and fix the tiolet seat, and run a vaccuum so fast through there that much was still left behind. We suffered through an halfway working AC and the nastiness of this place! NEVER again and I would NEVER recommend this place. RUDE manager!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2008

As far as motels go, this facility needs more renovation. The room (209) was mostly clean; however, the bathroom door was sticky, the bathroom floor tiles were cracked, and only two towels were provided. My towel seemed dirty (old stains, and possibly a makeup stain). The tissue box had 3 tissues remaining in it when we checked in. The room needed a new coat of paint. The mattress was too saggy for my taste. The carpet was clean. The room had a refrigerator and microwave which appeared clean. The TV functioned well. The sink did have a granite countertop. I will; however, select a different place to stay on my next visit to San Marcos.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2008

This little hotel suprised me. They have completed many upgrades. We had a large flat screen T.V. microwave and granite counter tops. The room and bathroom were both clean. We stayed during the big game in San Antonio so there were some questionable people walking around outside, but was relatively a nice area. Very close to the school. The people at the counter were very friendly. They do allow pets so people were walking around with pittbulls outside our room but they were always on leashes. It was a Saturday night and we had no problems with noise issues late at night. I will always stay here from now on.

Stayed: November 2007
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Super 8 San Marcos

Address: 1429 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-7219
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Location: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: $59 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 San Marcos 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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