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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in San Marcos
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I booked a last minute trip and got this hotel super cheap. I wasn't expecting much considering the short notice and cheap price. However, when I got to the room I was pleasantly surprised. The decor was modern and updated and I felt like I was staying in a nice hotel. The staff were very helpful. I arrived after 1 AM and asked for a late check-out, which they gave me free of charge. This hotel would be a great choice for business or pleasure. It's close to the highway, so it is easily accessable, but I never noticed any highway noise. I would definitely. Stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed here on a school clothes shopping trip. We had two rooms. Both were clean and the a/c works GREAT. I always check the reviews on a hotel and make my decisions from them. I would stay here again. Very affordable.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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kim8610, Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and please contact me if I can ever be of assistance. mike patel General Manager

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I made reservations online directly with Howard Johnson and got an excellent AARP rate. My family only spent one night here. My wife was not overly pleased with the outward appearance and location (very near the interstate - but we were not bothered by noise). However, the room was larger than average and the air conditioner worked well in the 100+ temperature. The furnishings are dated; the bedding did appear newer and was comfortable. The breakfast area and offerings were limited - three small tables in the lobby.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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kim8610, Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and please contact me if I can ever be of assistance. mike patel General Manager

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We always stay at this Howard Johnson when in San Marcos - which is often !
Very large room, with new bed linens, and super comfortable mattress, and new pillows. Great water pressure in the shower. The carpets were just cleaned when we were there last week. The entire property had just been repainted, and other upgrades were in the works.
Fresh fruit for the free breakfast, as well as waffles, bagels, and cereal.
The Management are EXTRA nice, and accomodating to our needs.
We really just wouldn't stay anywhere else, even if this was not such the bargain it is.

Room Tip: First Floor drive ups are very convenient
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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kim8610, Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and please contact me if I can ever be of assistance.mike patel general manager

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2014
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson San Marcos

Address: 1601 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711 (Formerly Stratford Inn)
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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:
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: $59 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson San Marcos 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You’ve come to the right place for exceptional service and a prime location off Interstate 35 at the gateway to Texas Hill Country when you stay at our Howard Johnson San Marcos hotel near Texas State University.Our friendly 24-hour front desk staff is just waiting to answer questions and tell you about our terrific amenities such as free Rise & Dine continental breakfast, free daily newspaper, free Wi-Fi Internet access, copy service and our guest laundry. Take a swim in our year-round outdoor pool, and cook up a tasty meal in our barbeque area. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available at our San Marcos, TX, hotel. For your convenience, we offer limited room service. ... more   less 
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