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“San Marcos” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Splendora, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We needed a place to stay for one night and found this hotel because of the reviews. When we pulled up, it was just a mediocre looking place. We almost pulled away but decided to check it out. The staff was incredibly friendly and actually was cheaper than I saw on the internet which was good! I was allowed to check the room first and was pleasantly surprised. It was me, my daugher and my young grandson that stayed there so our safety was important. I felt really safe and the beds and accomodations were amazing. I will stay here again and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

After reading the reviews of the other San Marcos hotels I was considering sleeping in the car, but the Howard Johnson had pretty good reviews. It is awkward to get to from town but we figured it out. Had asked for ground floor and away from road when making reservation and got neither. Our first impressions were good, just another road hotel, and we had a great nights sleep on the big king size bed. The next day some of the bloom came off the rose, as there was hair on the shower wall (not ours, yuck) and the two thin bath towels were stained and not super clean. My wife mentioned this at the desk and got no satisfaction. Overall, disappointed in this hotel. We'll be back to San Marcos a few more times but will be staying somewhere else. See ya, HoJo!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground floor and enjoy the view of 35 South from your second floor room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bob C
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Property: 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 #16 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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