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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in San Marcos
Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is an older building, but a nice hotel for the price, especially because breakfast is included.
We had a problem with the A/C in the room, and they helped us with it right away. The staff is very helpful.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hotel was in bad shape. We had no choice but to stay here due to all other hotels being booked up for the week. The staff was rude and had bad customer service. We asked for a bath stopper and never received one. The bath tub was nasty and should not have been bathing in the tub anyway. I had to clean the tub myself. This was not a good hotel to stay at if you are looking for good quality. This is the worse Howard Johnson that I've stayed at.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Bridget T
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were in San Marcos for new student orientation and decided to stay a extra day to go to the outlet mall. Choose Howard Johnson through Wyndam rewards thinking it would be a pretty decent place to stay. Big mistake, lot of creepy looking people in and around the motel. Did not feel safe. Hotel is old there were stains in the bath tub. Do not stay here!!!

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We love to stay at the Howard Johnson in San Marcos.
It's a great value for the price - it's got everything we need. Conveniently located.
Park right at your door. Microwave, small fridge, Flat panel TV with HBO. A GREAT Pillow Top mattress ! Good water pressure in the shower - LARGE room with WIFI, and a well lit desk to work. Super cold AC!! (we need to turn it down frequently)
They recently updated with new furniture, paint, and artwork.
The owners are super friendly, and always remember us.
We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our "Girl's Weekend" was a Big Success! Motel location is easily accessible to the sites we visited. We stayed two nights: the beds were great, AC and hot water worked just fine. Ditto the flat screen TV, microwave (we had a Popcorn Party!) and the fridge. Breakfast was simple but filling - had plenty of coffee, bagels, cereal and waffles. The pool was small but made a 7 year old girl very happy. Staff was friendly and helpful. The building was old and could use a facelift but don't we all? Would come back.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

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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 33 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range: $51 - $149 (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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