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This location was very clean, smelled clean, looked clean. I didn't have any issues with the elevators as I had seen in other reviews. There are a lot of shops and restaurants near by to choose from and it is close to 35 but is far enough away to not see traffic! We had a room with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed and it was perfect for our family of 5 with older daughters who fight about which side of the bed they sleep on. They were all able to sleep comfortably with the extra sofa bed available. We will stay here again when in the area. Thanks!

Great hospitality and very clean. Why can't you make your surveys easier instead of requiring an entire novel of feedback?

Great place to stay, room large and comfortable. Good location.

Everything was great. Nothing I did not like. Would stay here again.

Super spacious with very comfortable bedding and a pleasant stay overall!

NO DISLIKES... IT WAS CLEAN AND VERY COMFY!! LOUNGE WAS ROOMYU.. BREALFAST WAS VERY GOOD. FOOD SLECTIONS GOOD.. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY..

The property is new, so everything is modern and lovely. The room was very clean, and the staff was super sweet!

Negative feedback- Walls in bathroom dirty and interior decoration could be improved. No wine opener in room. Housekeeper didn’t come back a second time around to clean the room Positive feedback- Staff is friendly and helpful, price of room was good and convenient location. Comfortable bed and very quiet. I liked the free breakfast and parking was very convenient.

Barnes Drive San Marcos TX

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Marcos South, an IHG Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of San Marcos Premium Outlets and Seton Heart Institute - WellMed San Marcos. This 88-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM.


Rooms

All 88 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also standard.


Property features

Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Marcos South, an IHG Hotel features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Marcos South, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (4)
5
Family Family with small children Partner Couples

This location was very clean, smelled clean, looked clean. I didn't have any issues with the elevators as I had seen in other reviews. There are a lot of shops and restaurants near by to choose from and it is close to 35 but is far enough away to not see traffic! We had a room with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed and it was perfect for our family of 5 with older daughters who fight about which side of the bed they sleep on. They were all able to sleep comfortably with the extra sofa bed available. We will stay here again when in the area. Thanks!

By , from Joshua, TX on Dec 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. We are so glad you found our hotel a good place to stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed so much of our establishment, and we would be honored to have you return to our hotel in the future.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and the service so much! We have been very focused on exceeding guest’s expectations and I am happy that this was your experience. I look forward to sharing your comments with my staff and I hope we can welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Express for future visits. Sincerely, Sherri Hollander General Manager

5
Family

Great hospitality and very clean. Why can't you make your surveys easier instead of requiring an entire novel of feedback?

By on Jun 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review of your stay! We know you're probably really busy and we're grateful for the time you've spent telling us about your experiences. We value your feedback and we'll use it to help us continue to improve our service. Once again, a big thank you!! Sincerely, Sherri Hollander General Manager

5
Family

Great place to stay, room large and comfortable. Good location.

By on Jun 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Holiday Inn Express San Marcos. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the property. Value is an important factor when choosing a place to stay. Then it gets even better when you come to "experience" The Holiday Inn Express way! Once again, Thank you. Sincerely, Sherri Hollander General Manager

5
Family

Everything was great. Nothing I did not like. Would stay here again.

By on May 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate all of the feedback that we receive from our guests! The team is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here! Once again I would like to thank you for staying with us, and we hope that you will visit us again the next time that you are in San Marcos. Sincerely, Sherri Hollander General Manager

5
Everyone

Super spacious with very comfortable bedding and a pleasant stay overall!

By on May 20, 2019

Review comment responded on May 22, 2019

We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for the 5 out of 5!

4
Everyone

By on Apr 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback!

5
Partner Couples

NO DISLIKES... IT WAS CLEAN AND VERY COMFY!! LOUNGE WAS ROOMYU.. BREALFAST WAS VERY GOOD. FOOD SLECTIONS GOOD.. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY..

By on Apr 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2019

Im so glad you had a great stay!

5
Everyone

The property is new, so everything is modern and lovely. The room was very clean, and the staff was super sweet!

By on Feb 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

We would like to offer you our heartfelt thanks for your great review of your stay with the Holiday Inn Express San Marcos! We realize how important your feedback is to our continued improvement and success. We want to maintain your trust and confidence, so when you refer your family and friends you will have no doubt that they will receive the same dedication and respect that you have to come to expect from us. Thank you again for your review and for being our guest! We hope to see you again in the near future! Sincerely, Sherri Hollander General Manager

4
Everyone

Negative feedback- Walls in bathroom dirty and interior decoration could be improved. No wine opener in room. Housekeeper didn’t come back a second time around to clean the room Positive feedback- Staff is friendly and helpful, price of room was good and convenient location. Comfortable bed and very quiet. I liked the free breakfast and parking was very convenient.

By on Dec 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2018

Im very sorry that we dont have wine openers at our facility. As an Express, and not a regular Holiday inn, we do not have a bar area, so its not a brand standard to have wine openers, but i will certainly look into getting some as soon as possible. There may have been a mis communication with my housekeeping staff, so I do apologize. We will address this immediately. Thank you so much for your feedback!

Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Marcos South, an IHG Hotel

900 Barnes Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
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