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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in San Marcos
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Howard Johnson has definitely gone down in there standards because this place is horrible. There renovated rooms are a joke . The rooms were dirty and everything in the room was dingy and outdated. The front office was not helpful and they charge for everything. Not a place for a family more like a truck stop.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience from you stay with us. I certainly understand your frustration given the problems you experienced during your stay , I have shared your comments with our team to take immediate corrective action. I would appreciate the opportunity to address this with your personally. If you would, please drop me an email at mayank_363@yahoo.com. Thank you, mike p, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I only slept here for one night during my Texas road trip. The service is exactly the equivalent of what I paid for. My room was extremely big and I had a super comfortable night. The crew is really friendly and helping. Overall, it was a great experience and definitely recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

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 p general manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #19 of 32 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: $57 - $139 (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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