Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel

ex. Stratford Inn

1601 I-H 35 North, San Marcos, United States, 78666-6711  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

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

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request
  • Microwave on request

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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

All children
0 - 16 years
Extra bed USD 5
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1601 I-H 35 North, San Marcos, United States, 78666-6711

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City Center
  • 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

Howard Johnson San Marcos photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

2 QUEEN BEDS SMOKING ROOM WITH FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, FREE WI-FI, REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE AND SAFE

Howard Johnson San Marcos photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

1 KING BED NON-SMOKING ROOM WITH FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, FREE WI-FI, REFRIGERATOR AND MICROWAVE

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

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

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Aquarena Center1.1 mi
    921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
  • Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force2.8 mi
    2249 Airport Dr, San Marcos
  • Dick's Classic Garage3.8 mi
    120 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos
  • San Marcos River2.8 mi
    San Marcos, TX
  • Wonder World Park2.9 mi
    1000 Prospect Street, San Marcos

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 24 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 Hotel San Marcos location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1601 I-H 35 North, San Marcos, United States, 78666-6711

Get directions
City Center
  • 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