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San Marcos Texas Accommodations

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The San Marcos center is approximately the area of Amtrak Station and the area of Downtown San Marcos.

Welcome to San Marcos, Texas, an outdoor wonderland. San Marcos is one of the most popular small towns in Texas, and boasts a large number of visitors. Located in the flower-covered Texas Hill Country, its quaint main street area looks like something out of a movie. More from this guide...

San Marcos Hotels & Accommodations

White Rock Inn - San Marcos
801 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 44 rooms
  • Beds old
  • Competitive hotel
Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area - San Marcos
811 South Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Two star Highway property
  • 54 sleeping rooms in hotel
Courtyard San Marcos - San Marcos
625 Commercial Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos
108 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Comfort Suites Near Texas State University : 104 Ih 35 North
104 Ih 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star Convention Center property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
The Palmer's Guest House - San Marcos
218 Moore St., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Luxury Five Star hotel
Red Roof Inn San Marcos
817 I 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Cheap hotel
  • 49 rooms in hotel
  • Refrigerator not working
  • Awful breakfast
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos in San Marcos
1601 Ih 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Food stuck
  • Almost all guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Country Inn & Suites
1560 Ih 35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 31 suites in hotel
Best Western San Marcos in San Marcos
917 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Clean
  • Clean towels
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos
1005interstate Highway 35north, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2-star property
Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos - San Marcos
1005 I 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Economy hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Fantastic service
  • Minimal continental breakfast
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Marcos in San Marcos
1619 Highway 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Holiday Inn San Marcos Convention Center
105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Three Star property
  • 108 rooms in property
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Candlewood Suites
600 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • 4 floors in property
  • Front desk staff were very helpful and courteous
  • Awful breakfast
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos : 1250 North Ih 35
1250 North Ih 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Three Star hotel
  • 28 suites in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos
2131 North Highway 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
Super 8 by Wyndham San Marcos - San Marcos
1429 Interstate 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
University Inn
1635 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low priced hotel
  • 95 rooms in hotel
Motel 6 San Marcos Tx #9119
1321 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TEXAS 78666
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
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Quality Inn in San Marcos
1611 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 54 rooms
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos - San Marcos
1601 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Two star property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham : 1619 North Ih 35
1619 North Ih 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Economical Rural hotel
  • 117 rooms in hotel
Motel 6 San Marcos Tx (N) #4977 in San Marcos
1701 North I 35, San Marcos, TEXAS 78666
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Ramada Limited San Marcos - San Marcos
1701 I 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all San Marcos, TX discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest San Marcos hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The home of Texas State University, San Marcos is easily accessible, sandwiched between Austin and San Antonio. In 2013, Business Insider named San Marcos number nine on its list of the “10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” It offers a number of things to do and is a very family friendly destination. The natural beauty of the area makes it a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and contributes to its nickname, “San Marvelous.”

Best Times to Visit San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is delightful year-round, but it truly shines in the summer. Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, hot humid summers bring the perfect weather for tubing down the river. Temperatures average around 85 to 90, but many days it's over 100 degrees. Canoeing, swimming, and fishing are also popular activities on the river. Summers are glorious, but it's also the most difficult time to get a deeply discounted hotel room; still, rooms in this city are reasonable throughout the year.

The summer heat breaks in late October, and San Marcos and the surrounding area come alive with festivals and outdoor events. If you're planning to visit during this time, do some research on events and book early because the top hotels can sell out, particularly during the USGP Formula One Race in mid- to late October. October is also Texas Wine Month, and brings Oktoberfest, with many outdoor festivals and wineries hosting special events.

Winter in San Marcos is generally mild to cool, with days averaging around 50 degrees. Fly fishermen flock to the area this time of year. Almost all precipitation is in the form of rain, not snow, and there's not much. The sun shines in San Marcos an average of 300 days per year. Winter offers the best hotel rates.

Spring ushers in the painted beauty of the wildflower carpets this part of Texas is known for. The roads are a lot more traveled, and weekends are busy with everyone enjoying the expansive views and brilliant colors. The temperatures warm up quickly, with an average in the low 70s in March to nearly 90 by May.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in San Marcos, TX:

seasonality of hotel rates in San Marcos

San Marcos by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean rate trends by star rating class in San Marcos, TX. You can use these charts to determine the most cost effective months to book a room in San Marcos for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in San Marcos, TX

4 Star Average Prices: $155.65

While there aren't any extremely high-end luxury hotels in San Marcos, there are a number of charming bed & breakfasts, inns, and ranches nearby. The Crystal River Inn Bed & Breakfast is an 1883 Victorian-style inn with a host of amenities. Each room is sumptuously decorated, including some with fireplaces, canopy beds, and luxurious soaking tubs. The inn provides guests with the option of having breakfast in bed, and offers romantic, horse-drawn carriage rides. Unlike most bed and breakfasts that cater only to romance, the Crystal River Inn is often the site of business meetings in its tastefully appointed, sun-lit library.

The Crystal River Inn is near downtown, where there are several delightful places to explore. Check out Zelicks, which is a unique addition to the San Marcos bar scene. Don't miss its “Mystery Keg” every Friday night. Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities is a fun store to browse. It carries antiquated and uncommon treasures from the past. Alpha Strikes Games sells a lot of games, as the name implies, and also offers a room to play them in.

Another luxury option is the Creekhaven Inn Bed & Breakfast in nearby Wimberley. A bit more modern in its décor than the Crystal River Inn, Creekhaven boasts wood-beamed ceilings, lush greenery, and an outdoor hot tub. The main building blends into the surrounding shady oaks and stunning water features. There's plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the outdoors.

Creekhaven places guests near Blue Hole Regional Park in a spot that's largely rural and perfect for getting away from it all. San Marcos is about twelve miles away.

Affordable Hotel Options in San Marcos, TX

3 Star Average Prices: $123.35

San Marcos offers a number of economical chain hotels, including America's Best Value, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, and Best Western San Marcos. These properties are located just off I-35, which gives them easy access to downtown and the outlet stores. These economy hotels offer free parking and comfortable accommodations.

The Baymont Inn & Suites offers an indoor pool and whirlpool. Guests who want to splurge a little can opt for one of their Jacuzzi suites. Guests will find microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms, so leftovers from nearby restaurants, like Cracker Barrel and Outback Steakhouse, can provide a tasty second meal. The next morning, guests can enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in San Marcos

2 Star Average Prices: $88.76

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Marcos

Best Hotel Discounts in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos offers a lot of economical options for a vacation, including ways to get even further discounts. Since several of the town's hotels and motels are chains, many of them offer AAA, senior, and government/military discounts. Some also offer frequent stay programs.

The Howard Johnson San Marcos discounts for AAA on its already low-priced rooms, making it one of the best values in town. A room there with AAA discount and complimentary breakfast runs about $51 per night during the summer, saving guests about 10%. You can even bring your pet.

The Super 8 San Marcos offers military/government and senior citizen discounts with a valid ID. There's also a AAA rate. Sometimes these hotels offer better rates or discounts than the group discounted rates, so it's always important to look for the lowest price available and what's included with the room. The Super 8 provides complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi, making it a great deal at just under $60 per night.

Best Value Options in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos offers a number of suite hotels. For about the price you'd pay for a single room, these hotels offer a sitting room and a bedroom, making it a nice option for families or people who enjoy having a little more space. There's Country Inn & Suites By Carlson for under $150 with full breakfast, Comfort Suites near Texas State University, with free Wi-Fi and breakfast for just under $100 per night, and Baymont Inn & Suites, for about $80 per night.

The least expensive hotels are conveniently located near highway I-35 and cater to the roadtripper; for this reason, many of them are pet-friendly. Check with management for whether there are additional charges for your fur baby.

Top San Marcos, TX Destinations

The former Aquarena Springs is a beautiful slice of Americana. From the '60s through the '80s, people flocked to the popular tourist destination to see mermaid performances and a swimming pig named Ralph. Today, much of the park has crumbled, but the area is still known for its glass-bottom boat rides on Spring Lake. The boats are now part of the Meadows Center of Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Meadows Center also offers a more intimate exploration of the area with their glass-bottom kayaks. The springs are home to eight federally listed or endangered species.

Wonder World Park shows visitors the delights of spelunking in a cave that was created by an earthquake along the Balcones Fault Line. In addition to cave tours and the earthquake program, the park offers train rides through the Texas Wildlife Petting Park, Mystery Mountain, an observation tower, and an anti-gravity chamber. Operational since 1903, Wonder World Park boasts the oldest cave tour in Texas.

San Marcos is home to several music legends, including Stevie Ray Vaughn. Visitors can listen to up-and-comers at Cheatham Street Warehouse. The old warehouse is now a hotspot for live music, where the ambiance is as memorable as the acts.

With 1200+ acres of parkland, it's no wonder residents and visitors alike love to be outdoors here. The area offers miles of bike and hiking paths, a children's park, dog park, publicly accessible river frontage, and a skatepark. San Marcos is an outdoor lover's favorite kind of vacation, with miles of paths and winding waterways that beckon to be explored.

In addition to outdoor activities like fishing, tubing, and canoeing, shopping is a popular pastime. Stroll the unique shops around Courthouse Square in downtown San Marcos or check out the large outlet malls. The Wimberley Glassworks offers daily demonstrations (except on Monday) in the art of crafting glass. The gallery is open every day.

San Marcos is a culinary exploration, a delicious blend of German, American, Tex Mex, and Mexican cuisine. From food trucks to delis, artfully decorated coffee shops to farm-fresh local dining, San Marcos has something to suit everyone's tastes. Comfort food has a whole new meaning in this town. Your four-legged friends will even agree, as many of the restaurants are pet-friendly.

Texas State University brings collegiate sports, arts, and cultural events to the area. While the city houses nearly 60,000 residents, San Marcos still retains the quaintness of a small town. But unlike a small town, there are lots of entertainment options.

"I am my own muse"- says Tom Ford, a well known American film maker and fashion designer, who lived in San Marcos, Texas. 

San Marcos: An Introduction

San Marcos in Texas, United States is one of the oldest sites in America that have been continuously inhabited by people. It has always been a busy, bustling city and continues to be so. It is a part of the Austin Round Rock San Marcos Metropolitan area. Geographically speaking, the limits of the city extend into the Guadalupe and Caldwell Counties too. It is situated by the River San Marcos. Also, the Texas State University, one of the best universities in the United States of America is located right here in San Marcos. Hundreds of students and travelers visit this historical city everyday, and the tourism industry is further enhanced by the number of cheap hotels and motels in the area. 

Staying Cheap in San Marcos

Are you planning a short trip to San Marcos but are hesitating to spend too much on hotels and accommodation? Then cheap hotels are what you should opt for. One of the most popular budget hotels in San Marcos is the Red Roof Inn. This beautiful, cozy little hotel is sure to win your heart. Plus, there are a few parks nearby. In case you need to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, or are getting bored and want to step out for some fresh air, the Rio Vista Park would be ideal. Complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi and coffee makers, satellite TVs and hair dryers in the rooms - what more could you could possibly require?

The Comfort Suites Hotel is situated near the Texas State University. Hence for people visiting the campus of the university, this would be an ideal place to stay in, since you will be saving on transportation costs. 

Luxury Accommodation in San Marcos

On the other hand, if the accommodation is an integral part of your trip, then luxury hotels in San Marcos would be perfect for you. A brilliant luxury hotel in the Interstate 35 North area is the Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos. It has 90 rooms, all of which are equally well maintained and updated constantly. Each room has coffee makers, ironing boards, a desk, satellite TVs and the room service is at your disposal whenever you need it. With a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, business center and a scrumptious complimentary breakfast, it truly is one of the most luxurious San Marcos hotels. 

The Candlewood Suites San Marcos, another high end hotel, is located in a business district. Naturally, corporate executives and those who are traveling to San Marcos for business prefer this hotel. Most companies who want to put up their employers in grand hotels opt for this resort, with its business center, fitness center, meeting room and outdoor pool. Each room in the hotel is equipped with its own kitchen consisting of dishwashers, stove tops, microwaves and refrigerators. 

Magnificent Boutique Hotels of San Marcos

Boutique and independent San Marcos hotels can also be an option for you, if you want to spend your vacation days in a world of luxury. Wingate by Wyndham, San Marcos is an exquisite boutique hotel on Interstate 35 North. Apart from the usual services that other hotels offer, this hotel guarantees memories that you will cherish forever. The Hotel Casa San Marcos, the haven for art lovers, is ideal for you if you are looking for something a little "different". 

FAQs about hotels in San Marcos

What are the top rated hotels in San Marcos?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos, Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos and Homewood Suites by Hilton San Marcos are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in San Marcos?

The Palmer's Guest House, Courtyard San Marcos and Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Marcos city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of San Marcos?

White Rock Inn, Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area, and Courtyard San Marcos are the properties closest to San Marcos city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in San Marcos cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in San Marcos can be as cheap as $88.76 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in San Marcos cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in San Marcos has been $123.35 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in San Marcos cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in San Marcos has been $155.65 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in San Marcos?

The Lamb's Rest Inn, Worldmark New Braunfels and White Rock Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in San Marcos?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos, Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village and Courtyard San Marcos are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in San Marcos?

Comfort Suites Kyle, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Suites Near Texas State University are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in San Marcos?

Best Western Inn & Suites and Best Western San Marcos are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in San Marcos?

Holiday Inn San Marcos Convention Center, Candlewood Suites and Holiday Inn Express are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: San Marcos, TX

Below are reviews of the city of San Marcos, TX from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Friendly Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Nice and very friendly people.

Lashaunda S., from 20-Jul-2019
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Outlet Mall and close proximity to Austin, New Braunfels and Canyon Lake.

Gina W., from 23-Jul-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful city and nice accommodations.

Jessica P., from 19-Jul-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great places to eat, ignore the chain restaurants eat local!

Jordan D., from 21-May-2018
"Picturesque and Pleasant"
Score 5.0 / 5

The river, the shopping and the small towns near San Marcos.

Lucia C., from 12-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of San Marcos, TX shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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