$42 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 7, 2014 Check-out: Dec 8, 2014

Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

2 stars
1611 IH-35 NORTH, SAN MARCOS, TX 78666
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
47 reviews
Great Stay

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

  • Muse3sqrd
  • Jan 15, 2014
I would!

My stay was pleasant the staff was accommodating and the room clean. I'd stay there again See full review

  • ET Traveler
  • Jul 28, 2014
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.

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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 (47)

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.1

51% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
chuyprocoro
Business
san marcos, rx.
Oct 7, 2014

one night stay

Hotel was good in most respects with the exception of the toilet. It was not working at the time we checked in. They sent someone to fix Ltd while we went to dinner. Worked fine the first couple of flushes. The water kept running the rest of the night, until checkout.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
craigory Jones
Business
dallas tx
Sep 24, 2014

good for a nights stay

I just wish they had more towels. Also had a slight musty smell but not horrible.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Red lobster!!

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ET Traveler
Business
East Texas
Jul 28, 2014

I would!

My stay was pleasant the staff was accommodating and the room clean. I'd stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Blues Brat
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 20, 2014

Rough start with average ending

After researching many online reviews, when planning our hotel stay for our trip - I settled on the Travelodge based on cleanliness/proximity to TX State University/pricing. We arrived close to mid-night with a seamless check in at the front desk; Wasn't expecting a lot of personality from the front desk at that hour anyway. Room was nice an cool and smelled and looked clean until we pulled the comforter down on the bed closest to the a/c unit. It was very evident that the sheets had not been changed from the prior occupant (I'll spare you the details). I made a call to the front desk to see if we could get some clean sheets brought up, and was informed that I would have to walk down to pick them up (if she could locate any), as she was the only person on duty at the time. I walked down to retrieve the clean sheets and realized that I had two fitted sheets once I got back up to the room. We made it work. The next morning, I went to dry off from showering and smelled women's perfume when I blotted my face. Pulling the towel back, I noticed what I thought may have been a stain on the side I was using to dry off. I looked at the other side of the towel and saw that the towel was filthy. I couldn't contain my husband at this point, who went down to the front desk to get some fresh towels. We weren't asking for a refund or money off our room - just CLEAN towels. With my husband a business owner himself, he suggested to the hotel owner/mgr that maybe it was time to hold his cleaning people accountable moving forward. After all - he reiterated to the hotel owner/mgr that the only thing we expected from his hotel was for it to provide a clean place for us to sleep and shower. Within 10 minutes of my husband's return, house-cleaning and the owner/mgr. came up to re-clean/re-sheet the room and make it right. If I have anything else to add, it would be that the woman that checked us in, works the night shift for a reason. Customer service is definitely not her strong suit, as she was present and full of excuses when my husband went down that morning to get clean towels. Over all - our room adequately served it's purpose. I don't think I would place Travelodge San Marcos on a list of hotels/motels that I could recommend to a friend, if I don't plan on staying there again myself. I appreciate the owner/mgr. acting quick to make our room right once he became aware of the issues, but after all - we're all looking to improve our experiences, right?

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Allow yourself ample time to get where you're going, if driving around San Marcos. There is a lot of construction in the downtown area and close to the interstate. Traffic is awful.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ET Traveler
Business
East Texas
Jul 15, 2014

comfortable accomadations

Before coming to this hotel I had a bad experience with another chain. I told the clerk my experience. She assured me I would not have such a problem with Travelodge. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and I rested well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

about 14 miles from the BBQ capital,,,

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
K Casp
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
emsilvap
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Very close to Tanger and Premium outlets.

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Muse3sqrd
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lucy01
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mom n More
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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