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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We where greeted by the front desk staff, he was super friendly and let us know about snack, breakfast and the pool hours. We picked this hotel for the indoor pool and glad we did. I was clean and super nice. Room was clean and bed was great!! We will stay here again!!

Location next to Texas steaks great chain clean quality bed an furniture decent breakfast helpful staff . Parking lot clean and spacious.

Stained, dirty carpets. Not clean, except bathrooms were ok.

so so hotel in terms of conditions. Really needs upgraded interior and rooms could use some work

Hotel room had carpet stains, musty smell, and bathroom backsplash was separating from countertop. It appeared that there was an attempt to fill in the areas separated from the countertop with some sort of drywall filler. Room is in serious need of renovations. I will not be staying here again.

We booked the room two hours prior thinking we were going to need them. Our conference ended and we decided we didn't need the rooms. I called to cancel them and the manager would not even consider it. He was rude and unaccommodating. My recommendation is to ALWAYS read the reviews prior to booking rooms. This place smelled musty, the room was dirty and old looking with scratches all over the walls with a few stains on the chairs and carpets. The bathroom had not been updated in years and the only good part was the staff at breakfast. Very hospitable and courteous. They need to look for a new place to work.

Nice hotel but I can hear the noise from the highway.

We had a nice, comfortable stay as we took our son for his orientation program at Texas State University. Had some time to enjoy the nice facilities, the fitness room, the pool and jacuzzi

GREAT STAY GOOD LOCATION, clean and very comfortable bed

Nice stay in San Marcos . Every aspect of our stay above expectations , would stay again!

We had excellent experience awesome hotel the bed was comfortable ,breakfast was very good ,the staff is great i love it

The staff is very friendly the interior and exterior of the building is nice. Like most hotels the hot breakfast could use some help in the egg meat department. There is a good variety of othe breakfast items. Bed was comfortable

Everything was good except the pool and hot tub were closed for maintenance. The bedding was great! I liked the fact that fruit was available for breakfast. I would stay again if in the area.

I was on the top floor but still managed to hear everyone walking around... only complaint though. comfortable, personable and helpful staff, good breakfast and easy access

After reading reviews that the staff was rude, I was a little leery of staying here, but most of the other hotels were booked, so I took a chance. I was very happy I did! The hotel was very clean, my room was quite roomy, comfortable, and very quiet. The staff was very kind and helpful! The first night I was there, I realized, at midnight, I had forgotten my iPhone charger. Ugh. So, I got dressed, went down to the lobby and asked where the nearest 24hr store was that may possibly have a charger. The lady at the desk asked what kind of phone I had, and went to the back, brought out a box full of random chargers in the lost and found, and told me I was welcome to borrow one instead of driving to the store. Made my night!! I will definitely stay here again!! (By the way, if you left your charger there, they probably have it, LOL!)

on our second night our room developed a leak due to heavy rain. Lucky for us they had a "no show" and we were able to move. However this made for a long, weary, and not very restful night. We did recieve an apology for the inconvenience but i though we might have been offered a complimentary night. Not so lucky.

Good Location for travel around the city......good location for great eating places.....very clean, friendly people!

This was one of the best vacations I had breakfast was great staff very friendly and very helpful

I stayed here the beginning of December with my daughter for college auditions at Texas State. Great location close to school. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable bed. I did not have any mold in the bathroom like other reviews wrote. The breakfast had a good selection of hot and cold items. I would recommend this hotel.

Staff was great, room clean, beds comfortable, air conditioner worked well. Use some fabric softener on the towels! Overall great experience.

1560 Interstate Highway 35 South San Marcos TX

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Ramon Lucio Park, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rio Vista Park. This 3-star hotel has 100 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Calaboose African American History Museum and John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park are also close to this San Marcos hotel.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX's 100 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and offer sightseeing advice. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible (Celebration, Kitchenette, Dining Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Everyone (7) Couples (6) Business (5) Family (15) Other (1) Friends (4)
5

college road trip

Everyone

We where greeted by the front desk staff, he was super friendly and let us know about snack, breakfast and the pool hours. We picked this hotel for the indoor pool and glad we did. I was clean and super nice. Room was clean and bed was great!! We will stay here again!!

By on May 9, 2017

5
Everyone

Location next to Texas steaks great chain clean quality bed an furniture decent breakfast helpful staff . Parking lot clean and spacious.

By on May 6, 2017

2
Everyone

Stained, dirty carpets. Not clean, except bathrooms were ok.

By on Apr 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2017

Thank you for reaching out to us. It is good to know that you delighted with the bathroom. On the other hand, we apologize that you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the hotel during your stay. Your feedback will be forwarded to the hotel management for improvements. We hope you will give us another chance if you are in the area again.

3
Everyone

so so hotel in terms of conditions. Really needs upgraded interior and rooms could use some work

By on Dec 20, 2016

1

below standards hotel room.

Everyone

Hotel room had carpet stains, musty smell, and bathroom backsplash was separating from countertop. It appeared that there was an attempt to fill in the areas separated from the countertop with some sort of drywall filler. Room is in serious need of renovations. I will not be staying here again.

By , from charlotte, nc on Nov 27, 2016

2

rude and unclean

Everyone

We booked the room two hours prior thinking we were going to need them. Our conference ended and we decided we didn't need the rooms. I called to cancel them and the manager would not even consider it. He was rude and unaccommodating. My recommendation is to ALWAYS read the reviews prior to booking rooms. This place smelled musty, the room was dirty and old looking with scratches all over the walls with a few stains on the chairs and carpets. The bathroom had not been updated in years and the only good part was the staff at breakfast. Very hospitable and courteous. They need to look for a new place to work.

By , from Texas on Sep 16, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2016

We always take each and every complaint very seriously, and we are very grateful that you brought your concerns to our attention on Orbitz.com. On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed the paint touch up repairs needed in that room with our maintenance team. We are also shampooing the carpet in that room. I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Pablo G. Palomino General Manger Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

4
Everyone

Nice hotel but I can hear the noise from the highway.

By on Mar 12, 2016

4

comfortable hotel

Families

We had a nice, comfortable stay as we took our son for his orientation program at Texas State University. Had some time to enjoy the nice facilities, the fitness room, the pool and jacuzzi

By on Jul 24, 2015

5

great

Couples

GREAT STAY GOOD LOCATION, clean and very comfortable bed

By on Mar 26, 2015

4

nice stay

Families

Nice stay in San Marcos . Every aspect of our stay above expectations , would stay again!

By on Nov 17, 2014