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Howard Johnson San Marcos

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was OK - for the money - nice staff - could have been a little cleaner - - had a microwave and ice box -

Had a perfectly acceptable stay at the Howard Johnson San Marcos. They guy on the desk was friendly and efficient, the room was spacious and had what I needed; it was clean, reasonably comfortable, the shower worked, the TV worked etc. Sure, it was a bit tired - the microwave looked like something from the 1970s - but for the price point, I think it was a good deal.

Arrived Saturday afternoon, greeted promptly at front desk, check in a breeze. Not a fancy hotel, but clean answer comfortable. Definitely would stay again.

Room was clean and comfortable for a reasonable price at the last minute. Not anything posh, but we were pleasedo.

It was a great place to stay. Great breakfast enjoyed the one night.

The cable wss disconnected and the doors did not lock from the inside and had trouble opening thr door.

The surrounding environment looks like abandoned area. Walking from the parking lot to the room, the ground was filthy with trash. The room smells bad... Poor insulations - you can hear any thing from the room next door.

Our stay at Howard Johnson's was just fine. We needed a convenient place to stay, but could not pay very much. The room was big, shower had hot water, beds were comfortable, and tv was available. My only concern was that the parking lot faced the highway.

It was good, great location, room was very comfortable and relaxing,

Once i opened the bed the sheets were dirty and with stains - that shouldnt happen

I spent 2 days in San Marcos with my son who's attending Texas State. It was a little tricky accessing the hotel at first, but once you know the way you're ok. Room is in dire need of updating and a good cleaning. Carpet was pretty bad. Also, the tub didn't drain well and I was in standing water up to my ankles in no time. Bed was comfortable enough. TV reception was fuzzy. The gal at front dest when I checked in was very nice and helpful.

Pool kinda small, but overall not bad for the price.great location if your visiting the college

Very nice room big deds. We only used the room to rest after a long day of shopping.

Except from one person who was helpful and went out of her way to help, the rest of the staff was doing nothing more than the bare mínimum. This hotel offers free breakfast and that lacks attention as well.

Was pleased with the price, just passing through San Marcos. Traffic sounds from I 35 were the only drawback.

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about where everything was located..My room was very clean and comfortable with everything at our disposal for the two days we spent there, I would reccomend and my next stay if I have to go to San Marcos again..

Good News - on Interstate 35 and central to all local attractions, large king room was recently painted and had new linens/bedding, couch and 5 lamps, flat screen TV with plenty of channels, offered smoking rooms (which is hard to find these days), quick/easy check in, Texas shaped waffles and adequate free continental breakfast. Bad News - weather stripping was missing from the top of the front door so it let alot of light/heat into the room, whirlpool tub did not work (in all fairness they advised me of this at check in, still disappointing), toilet seat and lid paint was bubbled and chipped, found a dirty Q-tip on the bathroom floor upon arrival. All in all it was a good value for a limited service motel for one night stay while traveling.

We went to a water park in New Braunfels TX. This hotel offers Breakfast,a place to stay and that's it. The room had old feeling to it. Old carpet and furniture. A plus, has a fridge and micro in the room! Fron desk was polite, check in and out was fast.

visit with family in the area. visit to Aquarena Springs and Hill Country.

OTHER STAYS AT HOWARD JOHNSON WERE GREAT, THIS TIME NOT SO GREAT. PEOPLE RUNNING IN & OUT OF ROOMS, SLAM-MING DOORS, BANGING INSIDE RM, LOUD SPEAKING. DESK CLERK ISSUED A KEY & ACTIVATED IT TO OUR RM TO ANOTHER PATRON WHO SCARED US BY OPENING OUR DOOR. IF WE HAD NOT USED THE SAFETY LATCH, THEY COULD'VE ENTERED THE ROOM.

1601 I-H 35 North San Marcos TX

Hotel highlights

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

Howard Johnson San Marcos places you within a mile (2 km) of Bobcat Stadium and Aquarena Center. This 40-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Bobcat Ballpark and Strahan Coliseum.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Howard Johnson San Marcos's 40 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Renovated in 2017, Howard Johnson San Marcos offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include express check-in and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson San Marcos

Everyone (7) Couples (9) Business (1) Family (13) Friends (1) Other (2)
4

close to i-35

Everyone

Was OK - for the money - nice staff - could have been a little cleaner - - had a microwave and ice box -

By , from Waskom Texas on May 19, 2017

4

howard johnson san marcos - perfectly ok!

Everyone

Had a perfectly acceptable stay at the Howard Johnson San Marcos. They guy on the desk was friendly and efficient, the room was spacious and had what I needed; it was clean, reasonably comfortable, the shower worked, the TV worked etc. Sure, it was a bit tired - the microwave looked like something from the 1970s - but for the price point, I think it was a good deal.

By on Feb 12, 2017

4

comfortable. room clean, great location.

Everyone

Arrived Saturday afternoon, greeted promptly at front desk, check in a breeze. Not a fancy hotel, but clean answer comfortable. Definitely would stay again.

By on Sep 12, 2016

4

nice for price

Everyone

Room was clean and comfortable for a reasonable price at the last minute. Not anything posh, but we were pleasedo.

By , from San Marcos, Tx on Jun 2, 2016

5

j

Everyone

It was a great place to stay. Great breakfast enjoyed the one night.

By , from F on Apr 12, 2016

1

not have

Everyone

The cable wss disconnected and the doors did not lock from the inside and had trouble opening thr door.

By on Apr 3, 2016

2
Everyone

The surrounding environment looks like abandoned area. Walking from the parking lot to the room, the ground was filthy with trash. The room smells bad... Poor insulations - you can hear any thing from the room next door.

By on Mar 18, 2016

4

family trip

Families

Our stay at Howard Johnson's was just fine. We needed a convenient place to stay, but could not pay very much. The room was big, shower had hot water, beds were comfortable, and tv was available. My only concern was that the parking lot faced the highway.

By on Jul 22, 2015

5

awesome

Couples

It was good, great location, room was very comfortable and relaxing,

By on Mar 3, 2015

2

careful with the sheets

GetawayWithFriends

Once i opened the bed the sheets were dirty and with stains - that shouldnt happen

By on Sep 29, 2014