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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/Motels & Accommodations

Knights Inn San Marcos 801 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Approx. half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • Furniture needs more attention
Econo Lodge 811 South Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Hotel has 54 rooms
Courtyard Marriott San Marcos : 625 Commercial Loop 625 Commercial Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$107
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Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos 108 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$60
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Comfort Suites Near Texas State University 104 Ih 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale Convention Center property
  • 53 suites in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos
+1-866-429-5787
106 I H 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Red Roof Inn San Marcos in San Marcos
+1-888-690-5281
817 I 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Two-star hotel
  • Awful breakfast
  • Nice workers
Howard Johnson Inn - San Marcos
+1-888-690-5247
1601 Ih 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 40 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Service is relatively friendly
  • Fair breakfast prices
Country Inn & Suites (Best Breakfast in Town!) in San Marcos 1560 Ih 35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Best Western San Marcos - San Marcos 917 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Enjoyed breakfast
  • Clean towels
La Quinta Inn San Marcos : 1619 Highway 35 North 1619 Highway 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
Holiday Inn San Marcos 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star hotel
  • 108 rooms in hotel
From$95
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Super 8 Motel - San Marcos
+1-866-429-5787
1429 Ih 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Check in: 2:00
  • Good pool
  • Vibe is not too good
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos in San Marcos 1250 North Ih 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Four star property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$160
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Candlewood Suites in San Marcos 600 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Comfortable beds
Motel 6 San Marcos - San Marcos
+1-888-305-3366
1321 North I 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Dirty bed linens
  • Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas
Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos - San Marcos 2131 North Highway 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Midscale Highway property
  • 5 meeting rooms in property
Summit Inn Hotel & Suites 1433 North Interstate 35 San Marcos Tx 78666, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Almost all guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • Easy access to the highway
Rodeway Inn San Marcos in San Marcos 1635 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low priced property
  • 95 rooms in hotel
Quality Inn 1611 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Ramada Limited San Marcos - San Marcos
+1-888-690-5281
1701 I 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • 38 sleeping rooms in hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites in Round Rock 1980 South Interstate Highway 35, Round Rock, TX 78664 ~2.69 miles northeast of San Marcos
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 P.M.
Comfort Inn - San Marcos 1000 Clovis Barker Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Check-in: 3.00pm
Comfort Inn & Suites - San Marcos 1053 Clovis Barker Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Spa & Conference : 1001 East Mccarty Lane 1001 East Mccarty Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Three Star Convention Center hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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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.

4 Star Hotel Prices in San Marcos

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

Which San Marcos hotels have real discounts?

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". 

Verified reviews of the city: San Marcos, TX

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

"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 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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