$39 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Sep 2, 2015

Howard Johnson San Marcos

2 stars
View map of 1601 I-H 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
26 reviews
awesome

It was good, great location, room was very comfortable and relaxing, See full review

  • Rodney C.
  • Mar 3, 2015
Family Trip

Our stay at Howard Johnson's was just fine. We needed a convenient place to stay, but could not pay... See full review

  • Angela T.
  • Jul 22, 2015
Plan a happy trip to this Howard Johnson San Marcos conveniently located off Interstate 35 near Texas State University. Take the family to cool off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or explore Wonder World Park with caves, trains through waterfalls, petting zoo, and anti-gravity house. Stroll the tranquil Zilker Botanical Gardens, or find discounts shopping at Tanger Outlets nearby. Start your morning energized with complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast and complimentary newspaper before swimming in the year-round outdoor pool. Enjoy the 24-hour front desk staff, copy service, guest laundry, and barbeque area. Plan an exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this lodging.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Express checkout
Security
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Bobcat Stadium: 0.9 mi
  • Strahan Coliseum: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson San Marcos

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angela T.
Family
N/A
Jul 22, 2015

Family Trip

Our stay at Howard Johnson's was just fine. We needed a convenient place to stay, but could not pay very much. The room was big, shower had hot water, beds were comfortable, and tv was available. My only concern was that the parking lot faced the highway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rodney C.
Couples
N/A
Mar 3, 2015

awesome

It was good, great location, room was very comfortable and relaxing,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Diana saucedo
Friends
Mexico df
Sep 29, 2014

Careful with the sheets

Once i opened the bed the sheets were dirty and with stains - that shouldnt happen

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
W TX Mom
Single
Midland, Texas
Aug 29, 2013

OK for short stay

I spent 2 days in San Marcos with my son who's attending Texas State. It was a little tricky accessing the hotel at first, but once you know the way you're ok. Room is in dire need of updating and a good cleaning. Carpet was pretty bad. Also, the tub didn't drain well and I was in standing water up to my ankles in no time. Bed was comfortable enough. TV reception was fuzzy. The gal at front dest when I checked in was very nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
highlinetrash
Family
Houston tx
Aug 20, 2013

not bad for the price

Pool kinda small, but overall not bad for the price.great location if your visiting the college

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The river float is just down the road.

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Beto garcia
Family
Monterrey, Mexico
Aug 1, 2013

Nice and clean for the price

Very nice room big deds. We only used the room to rest after a long day of shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

San marcos outlets just 6 exits away

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alf the traveler
Family
Monterrey, NL
Apr 3, 2013

Mediocre at best

Except from one person who was helpful and went out of her way to help, the rest of the staff was doing nothing more than the bare mínimum. This hotel offers free breakfast and that lacks attention as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Watch out late night diners, there is nothing near the hotel that will serve food after 10pm!

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ladybullfrog
Couples
Houston, Texas
May 26, 2012

Great deal for a quick stay

Was pleased with the price, just passing through San Marcos. Traffic sounds from I 35 were the only drawback.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FTRF
Business
Houston,TX
Oct 25, 2011

Convention Trip

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about where everything was located..My room was very clean and comfortable with everything at our disposal for the two days we spent there, I would reccomend and my next stay if I have to go to San Marcos again..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Stay along the feeder going southbound where all the restaurants and fast food are located

Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pleasurable Business
Single
Grapevine Texas
Jul 3, 2011

Good News...Bad News

Good News - on Interstate 35 and central to all local attractions, large king room was recently painted and had new linens/bedding, couch and 5 lamps, flat screen TV with plenty of channels, offered smoking rooms (which is hard to find these days), quick/easy check in, Texas shaped waffles and adequate free continental breakfast. Bad News - weather stripping was missing from the top of the front door so it let alot of light/heat into the room, whirlpool tub did not work (in all fairness they advised me of this at check in, still disappointing), toilet seat and lid paint was bubbled and chipped, found a dirty Q-tip on the bathroom floor upon arrival. All in all it was a good value for a limited service motel for one night stay while traveling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Tanger Outlet Mall and San Marcos Premium Outlet Mall were only 4 exits away with plenty of great shopping and dining options.

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