Howard Johnson San Marcos

ex. Stratford Inn

1601 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, Texas, United States, 78666-6711  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson San Marcos

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Overview

Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel is a 2-star accommodation with a safety deposit box, truck parking and a lift. Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel was opened in 1111 and offers non-smoking rooms.

Guests can get to Bobcat Stadium in 15 minutes on foot. The distance between San Marcos city center and the property is 4 km.

Austin Bergstrom airport is situated within a 50-minute drive from Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel.

Rooms

Howard Johnson San Marcos is a business hotel offering rooms with climate control, a safe, TV, a mini-fridge and an iron with ironing board as well as a microwave and coffee/tea makers. Guests will also love a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. Los Cucos Mexican Cafe offers Mexican dishes and lies 450 meters away.

Services

Guests can take advantage of laundry, ironing service and newspaper service.

Relax

Leisure options include an indoor swimming pool, a year-round outdoor pool and a cocktail lounge.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Vending machines
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Free American breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson San Marcos San Marcos location
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Hotel Address:

1601 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, Texas, United States, 78666-6711

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Marcos
    1.9 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe (cuisine: Mexican)
    1500 ft
  • Japaneiro Latino Sushi-N-Steak (cuisine: Japanese)
    2400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Free high-speed WiFi, free continental breakfast, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, shower/bathtub, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, HDTV, cable TV, bathroom amenities, iron/ironing board, alarm clock, safe, cribs available, rollaway beds available, cups/glassware, free local calls, free bottled water, sitting area, exterior corridor

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Free high-speed WiFi, free continental breakfast, accessible bathroom, shower safety bars, bathtub grab bars, bathroom doors open outwards, wheelchair access, closed-caption TV, accessible closet, visual smoke alarm, audible alarm smoke detectors, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, shower/bathtub, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, HDTV, cable TV, bathroom amenities, iron/ironing board, alarm clock, safe, cribs available, rollaway beds available, cups/glassware, free local calls, free bottled water, sitting area, room complies with ADA, exterior corridor

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room - Wheelchair Adapted

Howard Johnson San Marcos Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center1.9 mi

Amusement

  • Aquarena Spring's Inn1.0 mi
  • Aquarena Ctr1.0 mi
  • MR Gatti's Pizza1.7 mi
  • Hungry Stick1.9 mi
  • Tubby's Batting Cages3.0 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

  • Redwood Arena2.0 mi

Parks

Halls

  • Cheatham Street Warehouse2.0 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • SW Texas State Univ1.4 mi
  • Academic Programs Intl1.9 mi
  • Austin Community College2.9 mi

Air business related

  • Confederate Air Force2.0 mi
  • Civil Air Patrol2.0 mi
  • San Marcos Airport2.0 mi

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Aquarena Center1.1 mi
    921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
  • Texas Music Theater1.9 mi
    120 E San Antonio St, San Marcos
  • Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 3.0 mi
    2249 Airport Dr San Marcos Municipal Airport
  • San Marcos River1.5 mi
    San Marcos, TX
  • Three Dudes Winery2.8 mi
    125 Old Martindale Rd

Restaurants nearby

  • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe1500 ft

    Address: 1617 Aquarena Springs Dr
    Phone: 512-805-2444

    56% likes this, based on 50 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

  • Lolita's Cafe2600 ft

    Address: 1501 Aquarena Springs Dr
    Phone: 512-392-3441

    80% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • Spud Ranch3100 ft

    Address: 1330 Aquarena Springs Dr Ste 112
    Phone: (512) 805-7783

    50% likes this, based on 23 reviews

  • Japaneiro Latino Sushi-N-Steak2400 ft

    Address: 1328 N.I.35
    Phone: 512-878-1455

    68% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Mamacita's2800 ft

    Address: 1400 Aquarena Springs Dr
    Phone: (512) 353-0070

    72% likes this, based on 78 reviews
    Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Howard Johnson San Marcos Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson San Marcos

Average guest rating

5.2out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 66 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The ceiling of the room was heavily plastered...never seen anything like it. It made me feel like it was going to fall down on us. Air conditioning unit very loud. It kept the room chilled, but we had a difficult time finding a comfortable temperature.

  • Single
    5.0

    Excellent location from or to The outlets

    The charge wad diferent than The one you stablish in The internet transaction

  • Couple
    5.4

    I liked how we had easy access to the freeway and the college campus area.

    Our room door didn't have a deadbolt and the security latch was broken. We kept a chair (which was also cracked) propped up against the door while we slept.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    The location was next to another hotel friends were staying at.Check in person was happy and friendly

    Getting to the hotel itself was a challenge to many one way streets

  • Family with children
    5.0

    Room was clean, restroom door was broken, water on sink will go very slow, old furniture ... Small pool!

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The place was easy to find and close to shopping areas. It is a fair place to stay for the night if you just want to sleep.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The price!

    It was noisy. The rooms were not real sound proof. You could hear the water racing through the pipes when running.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    2 bottes of water in room. Nice helpful staff. Let us in before check ~ in time.

    The breakfast was unappealing and tacky looking. Obviously no care in setting up or preparing. Dirty shower curtain. Loud room near stairs.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Lady at the Reception Desk was very helpful and accommodating. Price was good but I will remember next time that you get what you pay for.

    Rooms were very outdated - creepy ceilings, stained towels, first room did not have safety chain but the nice lady did allow us to switch rooms to have a chain. Check out was 11am and when I asked for late check out (noon), they said they would charge me $10.00 for every hour later we stayed. Are you kidding?????? This was a Thursday morning and they were not busy at all -- in other words, didnt have customers waiting to check in. I have always been granted late check outs at other hotels - that was disappointing.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    Nothing - just did not have a choice because all hotels were fullyu booked during spring break..

    The staffs are terrible! Very bad experience. I had a confirmed booking, but while we were on our way to the hotel about a mile away, the lady staff called and advised me that they were fully booked. But I said I had a confirmed booking. She said the booking was made via internet and they cannot do anything about it! (Why is hj in the Booked.net anyway if you do not honor bookings thru this website). She said she will help us book at Econolodge which is higher rate $125 but able to get at a lower rate same as hj. We drove to Econolodge and to our dismay it was a very terrible place! The room is old, smelly, dark, etc.... I called back hj and said they just did not clean the room yet and will clean it for us. Meaning, they made us drive around back and forth late at night wherein in fact hj has an available room. My family was already very tired. We went back to hj and the room was actually ready. This time we encountered a guy at the reception and another terrible experience!!!!!!!! I am a world traveller and has never encountered similar esperience like this. My sister was also a frequent traveller and already advised us not to go to hj due to her bad experience in another state. We did not have any choice. I will definetely not use hj ever again and will let my colleagues and friends know about my bad experinece.

  • Couple
    3.2

    Locatio its the only good.

    Worst Hotel, Bed bugs, the sheets have recent stains, the room was very dirty, the bathroom was dirty, i know its cheap, but it was very bad experience. Dont stay there.

  • Single
    4.6

    Easy access to shopping & college campus events

    The hotel is very old & needs lot's of maintence. No entrance from the side street made it inconvenient. Breakfast is all carbs which is not much of a treat for people who are diabetic or health conscience. Over priced

  • Group of friends
    2.4

    nothing

    bad location, bad services, non clean, very expensive, bad staff

  • Couple
    2.8

    Nothing

    Room was not modern and was not clean. The bedding and towels did not appear or smell clean.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The room was huge,nicely appointed,the bed was comfortable and very reasonably priced.

    The continental breakfast could have been better but for the price we were ok and ate at the IHOP about 2 blocks away.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson San Marcos San Marcos location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1601 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, Texas, United States, 78666-6711

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Marcos
    1.9 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe (cuisine: Mexican)
    1500 ft
  • Japaneiro Latino Sushi-N-Steak (cuisine: Japanese)
    2400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    40