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San Marcos hotels

San Marcos is a small city in southern Texas between Austin and San Antonio. It has been listed as one of the best cities to raise kids, and there are plenty of activities for fun in the area. Guests can enjoy the outdoors, either hiking or boating. They will find adventures just outside their San Marcos hotels. Family-oriented hotels in San Marcos are affordable, or guests can choose business or luxury accommodations.

San Marcos Quick Picks and Tips


The San Marcos Convention Center holds public events for the city, including music concerts. Nearby hotels in San Marcos make it convenient for visitors to enjoy the public events.


Delicious food is easy to find for guests at the San Marcos hotels. Palmer's Restaurant Bar and Courtyard is the choice for fine dining. For guests who prefer a more casual environment, the Root Cellar Cafe and Grins Restaurant have great food in a relaxing atmosphere.

Major Point of Interest

While spending time in San Marcos, guests will want to visit the museum of old cars at Dick's Classic Garage, where guests can spend a few hours browsing classics and learning stories from the Curator.


With over 140 stores, San Marcos Premium Outlets is a great place to spend the afternoon shopping. Tanger Outlets has 38 stores and has plenty to offer guests staying at nearby hotels in San Marcos.


Guests can take a break from other activities to enjoy sporting events nearby their hotels. San Marcos hosts the women's softball league and the NCAA basketball team, the San Marcos Bobcats.

Recently Rated San Marcos Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
3.4 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $89
La Quinta Inn San Marcos
2.9 / 5
26 reviews
3 stars $59
Econo Lodge San Marcos
1.8 / 5
14 reviews
2 stars $49
Motel 6 San Marcos TX
3.3 / 5
61 reviews
1 star $49
Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown
2.8 / 5
49 reviews
2 stars $49
Courtyard San Marcos
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $118
Red Roof Inn San Marcos
2.9 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars $49
Days Inn - San Marcos
3.2 / 5
46 reviews
2 stars $79
Summit Inn Hotel and Suites
2.1 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $69
Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos
3.0 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $79

Featured San Marcos Hotels

From $89


3 stars
3.4 / 5 35 reviews

917 N I 35 Map

Students, faculty and staff of Texas State University call our San Marcos, TX hotel their home away from home when visiting for graduation, move-in weekend or other special events. However, other... More

softball weekend
Quick booking. Room was clean staff was friendly. Price was a lityle high for the overall quality of the hotel.
Feb 17, 2015
From $47

2 Ramada Limited San Marcos

2 stars
2.7 / 5 41 reviews

1701 I-35 North Map

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Welcome to the Ramada Limited San Marcos, a super location for your leisure travel located midway between Austin and San Antonio. The hotel features WiFi high speed Internet access in all rooms as... More

The room was clean and adequate for a night stay. If your looking for a nice room at a decent price I would recommend this place, and the front desk was helpful with extra towels and told us about...
Nov 25, 2014
From $59

3 La Quinta Inn San Marcos

3 stars
2.9 / 5 26 reviews

1619 I-35 North Map

Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics. Nestled in Texas hill country, the La Quinta Inn San Marcos is... More

Basic hotel
Basic hotel. No refrigerator. Noisy people hanging by cars outside of my door.
Feb 17, 2015
From $79

4 Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos

3 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

108 N I-35 Map

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Ideal for business or pleasure, Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos is conveniently located off Interstate 35 near Texas State University, San Marcos Premium Outlets and the beautiful San Marcos River.... More

Our daughters college graduation.
I made the reservations way in advance and I called to reconfirm & notify the hotel I would be arriving late but I was still needing both rooms. Which by the way where PAID for in advance at least...
Dec 16, 2014
From $84

5 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX

2 stars
3.7 / 5 30 reviews

1560 I H 35 South Map

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The Country Inn and Suites Hotel San Marcos offers business and leisure travelers the comforts of home and office. Guests can relax in our heated indoor pool and hot tub, work out in our Fitness... More

Nice Stay
Nice stay in San Marcos . Every aspect of our stay above expectations , would stay again!
Nov 17, 2014
From $107

6 Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos, TX

3 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews

106 IH 35 North Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

The Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos, Texas hotel is located on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin at Exit 204 in the northeast corner of the intersection, just behind Luby's restaurant. We are... More

Short family overnight stay
A fantastic supply and variety at the early morning breakfast. Excellent channel lineup on the TV.
Jun 22, 2014
From $44

7 Howard Johnson San Marcos

2 stars
2.5 / 5 27 reviews

1601 I-H 35 North Map

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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... More

Careful with the sheets
Once i opened the bed the sheets were dirty and with stains - that shouldnt happen
Sep 29, 2014
From $69

8 Summit Inn Hotel and Suites

2 stars
2.1 / 5 8 reviews

1433 IH 35 North Map

The Summit Inn Hotel and Suites is centrally located near many area attractions including Bobcat Stadium the San Marcos River and Texas State UniversitySan Marcos. Guests of this San Marcos hotel... More

Going Home
The Summit was disappointing. Few amenities, not real clean, one of the outlets did not work. It's 2 story and no elevator. We are seniors and had to walk up the stairs. It's a good thing we could...
Dec 31, 2014
From $59

9 Super 8 San Marcos

2 stars
2.9 / 5 21 reviews

1429 I-35 North Map

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2006 - Extensive Renovation Complimentary SuperStart Breakfast 6am-9am Free Hot Waffles every morning Free Wireless Internet access Sparkling outdoor Pool Ice and Vending Machine Easy on and off... More

Smoking room
I requested a non smoking room and they said they only had smoking room. I have alleges so I could not stay in the room. We had to drive to San Antino because there was not any rooms in San...
Mar 2, 2014
From $49

10 Econo Lodge San Marcos

2 stars
1.8 / 5 14 reviews

811 S. Guadalupe St. Map

The Econo Lodge Marcos, located in San Marcos, is conveniently situated near Interstate 35, only minutes from Wonder World Park, Aquarena Springs, San Marcos Baptist Academy and Texas State... More

This was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. For the price i was better off staying at Motel 6. The room was semi clean, there was hot water for about 5 min, the hair dryer in the room...
Feb 17, 2015
From $49

11 Red Roof Inn San Marcos

2 stars
2.9 / 5 26 reviews

817 I-35 North Map

Red Roof Inn San Marcos, TX is a non-smoking pet friendly, family friendly hotel close to Texas State University - San Marcos and the Prime Outlets At San Marcos. The Red Roof San Marcos is... More

good weekend hangout
Hotel was convenient and easy to find. plenty of restaurants nearby. Clean, comfortable. Will stay again.
Feb 10, 2015
From $80

12 Comfort Suites Near Texas State University

2 stars
3.7 / 5 19 reviews

104 IH 35 N Map

Our 100 percent Non-Smoking Comfort Suites is less than 2 years old opened in Summer of 2006 with easy access to IH 35 and just minutes away from Texas State University, Prime and Tanger Outlets,... More

Good room
My only complaint about this hotel is that the lighting in the bathroom is poor. Terrible for putting on makeup! Otherwise very pleasant - clean room, great, helpful staff. Breakfast a little sparse.
Aug 3, 2014
From $49

13 Travelodge San Marcos/University/Downtown

2 stars
2.8 / 5 49 reviews

1611 IH-35 NORTH Map

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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... More

River Trip
Stayed here and it had a decent pool and was close to everything. Breakfast was just okay and the ice machine was a little slow. Check in and check out was easy.
Feb 13, 2015
From $46

14 Knights Inn San Marcos

2 stars
2.1 / 5 21 reviews

801 N I H 35 Map

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The hotel is conveniently located off of the main highway in the Heart of San Marcos. This location is convenient to all local attractions. Within a few minutes you can reach any attraction in... More

The hotel was very unpleasant. The hotel is off of the highway. Traffic was heard inside the hotel. There was a leaking sink in the room. There was an ant infestation in the bathroom. It took...
Nov 16, 2014
From $151

15 Embassy Suites San Marcos - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

1001 E. McCarty Lane Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Set just a short drive from the bustling center of downtown San Marcos, the Embassy Suites San Marcos - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center is a contemporary and spacious hotel that offers more space... More

Very nice!
Our favorite part was the complimentary happy hour, and the very stocked breakfast bar. Will definitely be staying here again when in San Marcos. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Oct 27, 2014
From $45

16 Rodeway Inn San Marcos

1 star
2.3 / 5 24 reviews

1635 Aquarena Springs Dr Map

Very close to South Texas State University and Aquarena Springs. Area attractions include Wonderworld, San Marcos Outlet shopping and golf. Hotel offers FREE Continental Breakfast, large outdoor... More

Special night
I really had a good experience at rodeway inn the staff was really nice. Price was reasonable, i used to stay at summit inn just across from it but after i found bedbugs we decided not to go back...
Jul 8, 2014
From $79

17 Days Inn - San Marcos

2 stars
3.2 / 5 46 reviews

1005 I-H 35N Map

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Welcome to the Days Inn San Marcos. The hotel is located just minutes from the beautiful San Marcos River and within 2 miles of Texas State University, and we are only 5 minutes from the famous... More

Good family trip
We went to San Marcos for some shopping, hotel was conveniently near outlets, stores, restaurant chains. Our room was clean but felt really old. Helpful staff and available parking lots.
Feb 4, 2015
From $49

18 Motel 6 San Marcos TX

1 star
3.3 / 5 61 reviews

1321 North I-35 Map

Just a short drive from several outlet malls, this Motel 6 location is one of its greatest assets. Attractions include Aquarena Springs, Wonder World Caves and Schlitterbahn water park. All rooms... More

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel
I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. I would still here again while traveling
Feb 17, 2015
From $65

19 Americas Best Value Inn San Marcos

2 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

1507 Interstate Hwy 35 No Map

Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn San Marcos/ located halfway between San Antonio and Austin in beautiful Historic San Marcos. The area is considered to be among the oldest continuously inhabited... More

From $99

20 Candlewood Suites SAN MARCOS

2 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

600 Wonderworld Drive Map

San Marcos ONLY Extended Stay Hotel Come and experience true Texas hospitality at the Candlewood Suites San Marcos where we allow you to live, work and relax on your schedule. San Marcos only... More

Great staff, location very close to outlets, more expensive but worth it compared to the motels
The staff at the front desk are always welcoming and friendly. The price is fairly high for the area. Your options of hotels and not motels is limited, though. It is nice that you have a...
Aug 4, 2014