$43 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 16, 2014

Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

2 stars
1611 IH-35 NORTH, SAN MARCOS, TX 78666
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
65 reviews
Great Stay

Excellent Service, Large Room, Comfortable, and Clean. Highly recommend. See full review

  • Muse3sqrd
  • Jan 15, 2014
Great Room

The room was comfortable. Bed was good. Friendly staff and great continental breakfast. See full review

  • Sandylynn
  • Mar 26, 2013
This fine San Marcos hotel is conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, TX. Nearby points of interest include: the Tanger San Marcos Shopping Outlet, San Marcos Prime Outlet shopping center, Wonder World Park featuring Wonder World Cavern and Texas' largest petting park, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Natural Bridges Caverns, Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch, Snake Farm Animal World with over 500 animals on display, Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Lions Club Toobing adventure, Texas State University, and much more!!! Recently refurbished rooms, free expanded continental breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pool and Business Centre. In Room Coffee Makers, Hair Dryers, Irons and Ironing Boards in all rooms. Micro-Fridge available in some rooms.

Hotel Map

29.895 -97.9113
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • 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
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Bobcat Stadium: 0.9 mi
  • Strahan Coliseum: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:30 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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.4

55% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
K Casp
Denton, Texas
Jul 6, 2014

Would not recommend

I didn't have high hopes for this hotel from the beginning after reading the reviews but I figured it couldn't be that bad. It was though. We stayed for the Fourth of July because it was the cheapest around. When we tried to check in we had to wait 15 minutes for someone to show up at the front desk. She then proceeded to tell us we had a smoking room, even though we specifically asked for non smoking. The rest of the hotel was booked though so we had no choice but to stay in a smoking room. The smell was bearable once you finally got used to it but then our clothes smelled like smoke when we unpacked them. It was very unpleasant. The bathroom was dingy and needs some work. We didn't even bother to use the shower because it looked pretty gross. The bed seemed relatively clean at least but we had to take the comforter off so we wouldn't smell the smoke. The lamps next to the bed didn't work either so we only had one working light. The people staying there seemed kinda decent but they shot fireworks off all night in the parking lot which was very very inconsiderate and irritating. We tried to make the best of our stay but I definitely will not be coming here again. The price is not worth it.

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

If you want Mexican food, try Mamacitas right down the road. Amazing salsa and margaritas and very reasonably priced.

Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
emsilvap
Mexico
May 29, 2014

Good option for the price

I stayed only one night at this hotel in San Marcos, the experience was good but nothing special. The room was clean and comfortable, a little maintenance to the bathroom would be ok, specially because the drain of the bathtub was clogged. I did not tried the breakfast. The location is convenient, close to IH 35 and is a good option if you want to sleep confortable in a clean hotel, but not very expensive and close to Premium and Tanger outlets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Very close to Tanger and Premium outlets.

Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Muse3sqrd
Tennessee
Jan 15, 2014

Great Stay

Excellent Service, Large Room, Comfortable, and Clean. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lucy01
San Marcos, Tx.
Dec 16, 2013

Needs A Good Cleaning

Bathroom wasn't very clean, no cleaning product smell. Coffee maker didn't work,tv only had maybe 4 or 5 channels.Noisey guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mom n More
flower mound tx
Oct 16, 2013

the HOtel

Room was good. There was drug activity ans prostitution at motel. Will not take family back there.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A Dissatisfied Traveler
Texas
May 13, 2013

Generally lacking

Staff was friendly but room needed updating and serious cleaning. In general, the room smelled of mildew and had visible mold on the tiles on walls and floor in bathroom. Carpet was also dirty, walls were marred. Outside of building looked respectable as did front desk area but room itself needed lots of TCL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mp3752
Austin, Tx
May 6, 2013

Stain on bed cover

Got in late so didn't bother asking them to change the bed cover but it was very obvious stain when the bed cover was put on so someone from the hotel had already seen it and didn't care. The manager was very understanding and told me I should have just called and they would have changed the sheets.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
beanmachine
Business
AZ
May 6, 2013

Not really very good

My choice to stay there was based solely on price. But when I got there they only had a smoking room available. It was disgusting. The sheets had not just stains, but chunks in them. It was sooo gross. Other than the stink and the gross bed it was decent however. The area around was pretty ghetto. Got eyeballed by what looked like some gangstas drinking beer upstairs as I went to my room. If you can stay somewhere else you probably should.

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

Business

Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandylynn
Crosby, Texas
Mar 26, 2013

Great Room

The room was comfortable. Bed was good. Friendly staff and great continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Go to Oma's German Restaurant in New Braunsfels.

Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mom of 2 boys wife of 1
Houston
Mar 18, 2013

family vacation

We came to San Marcos for family vacation. It happened to be SXSW and also Spring Break weekend so this was our last choice for a hotel. It is at the far end of San Marcos, hard to get to because of the roads. Toilet had a leak so there was water and mold behind the toilet. You only receive 2 towels which are rough and non-absorbent. TV was old and did not give a good picture; it was discolored and snowy. Not a good continental breakfast. Staff is unfriendly. Would not recommend.

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

San Marcos River Recreation Area

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