$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

Ramada Limited San Marcos

2 stars
517 San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
111 reviews
Excellent Hotel

The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms clean. Even though my window looked out onto the Freeway... See full review

  • Dan from PA
  • Jan 13, 2014
Family meeting

Continental breakfast was great ! Wi-Fi was terrible would not load pages-TOO slow. Room was clean... See full review

  • Don Vegas
  • Dec 19, 2013
Ramada Limited San Marcos we are Dedicating to Providing the Superior Service You Have Come to Expect From the Ramada Name. Our Newly Renovated Hotel is Conveniently Located Off the 78 Freeway on San Marcos Blvd. In Addition to Clean, Comfortable Rooms we Also Offer Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Wifi Access, HBO, Microwave, Refrigerators, and Coffee Makers. We are Close to Many Different Area Attractions Including The Wild Animal Park, Lego Land, Old California Restaurant Row, CSUSM, Palomar College, Sea World, and The San Diego Zoo. Pet friendly with a charge Crib and rollaway at property

Hotel Map

33.138 -117.1736
Area description
Downtown

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Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (111)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Limited San Marcos

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
111 out of 111
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.5

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan from PA
York, PA
Jan 13, 2014

Excellent Hotel

The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms clean. Even though my window looked out onto the Freeway off ramp there was little noise. Very good price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Don Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 19, 2013

Family meeting

Continental breakfast was great ! Wi-Fi was terrible would not load pages-TOO slow. Room was clean but small. Do not get room next to freeway off ramp. Office staff friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
sweet nan too
San Marcos, California
Nov 26, 2013

Poor choice hotel

Very poor experience. There were human feces outside on the walkway, an empty 6 pack of beer, mice in the dining area, very unclean room (sheets ok on the bed but the floor was dirty, water on the rim of the toilet seat?, dirt in every corner of the bathroom and main room, noisy freeway sounds outside, food quality for breakfast very poor- pastry dried out and not covered, VERY unclean on the floor, bathroom next to it was unbelievably bad. This hotel seemed more like something rented by the hour. WE moved to a different hotel. My sisters experience there was even worse. There were 4 police cars in the parking area on a call at the hotel, their toilet overflowed 2 times, it was noisy, etc. etc. Bad experiences all around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Whiz Bang
Marin County, California
Nov 25, 2013

Horrible Hotel

Human feces line the hotel, room not numbered, security shining lights in our faces (I think that was meant to the partiers in the room next door), loud, dirty, no hot water, trash all over parking lot, toilet overflowed twice in 1st 20 minutes we were there. HORRIBLE, doesn't even deserve one star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rayman36
Business
San Jose
Nov 16, 2013

It does the job

The door handle was stuck and took a couple of minutes of struggle to open it up. Once inside the room, everything worked. The bathroom was clean and the kind bed was actually comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lego safari
san jose, california
Aug 19, 2013

summer break

Room is on the small side. Interior especially bathroom needs an upgrade. Good value. Close to some nice dinning choices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
shyslope
517 w san marcos blvd
Jul 7, 2013

Loud and noisy!

We will never come back! we heard loud noises of banging, jumping, screaming, and running all through the night and morning. we could not sleep at all! Some must have been partying next to us or above us but when we called the front desk to check it out nothing was done. we stayed there 3 nights and everynight wad bad!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Currents
San Diego
Jun 10, 2013

A budget hotel through and through

This is not a fancy place, or even a very nice place, but it is OK for a cheap stay. There was a refrigerator and microwave in my room, which was nice for keeping things cold. The room itself was small and dated but relatively clean. The woman at the front desk was friendly and helpful. There's a small pool that looked OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RonHansome
Santa Clarita, CA
Apr 30, 2013

Good for the money

Inexpensive and adequate for the money. Location is great with a lot of good restaurants, just a hop skip from Carlsbad and the beach. TV reception was fuzzy on analog channels and HBO, but digital channels were clear. Free wifi was good and free breakfast was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Phil's BBQ nearby is excellent

Review of Ramada Limited San Marcos

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
marbles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2013

The only great thing was the price

This hotel is literally right when you get off the freeway. I booked it because I was just going to be there for one night and we were playing in a tournament so I figured I would mostly just be sleeping there. When I checked in the front desk staff was acceptable but barely. I can't say they were rude, but they certainly weren't helpful. I got a room on the top on the back of the other building, so I got all sorts of freeway noise and overlooked the RV store lots. I felt really isolated and thought what desk staff puts a middle aged woman staying alone on the back of the building where you have to go all the way to the back of the lot to access. The room was fine at first. I will get to what changed in a second. About 2:30am the people next door started making noise and it eventually developed into a full on fight. I think it ended in a fist fight outside my door. I called the front desk multiple times and it just rang and rang and rang. Made me feel plenty safe. Right about the time I was going to call the police, they quieted down. About 3:30am I got back to sleep. Then the next morning I did get up and do my workout which I can do anywhere and without equipment. It meant I had to do pushups and such on the floor, but it looked fine. However when I went to shower I noticed anything that had come in contact with the carpet was now black. And we aren't talking dusty and easily brushed off. I had to use a washcloth and scrub the black filth off. So needless to say when I have to be back there next month, I'll be staying somewhere else! It was a cheap bed and that is about it. I would rather pay $20 more and stay some place else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Phil's BBQ about two blocks up was a pretty decent place to eat.

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