Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel

ex. Stratford Inn

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Overview

Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel is a 2-star business property offering a non-smoking accommodation steps away from Landa Falls, Lone Star Gun Range and Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.

Located in a tranquil area with a theme park and a stadium, guests will see why Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel is admired by many tourists. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

The hotel allows quick access to a botanical garden and hills.

Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel is within a 45-minute drive to Austin Bergstrom airport.

Rooms

Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel provides 40 guestrooms appointed with a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, an iron with ironing board, a personal safe and cable TV for a pleasant stay in San Marcos. They are outfitted with English decor.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the dining area. Guests can share a meal in Los Cucos Mexican Cafe and Japaneiro Latino Sushi, located about 450 meters away.

Services

Friendly staff provides guests with concierge service, airport transfer and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

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

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 5 per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel San Marcos location
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Hotel Address:

1601 North Interstate 35, 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 Room
King Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room Size: 25 square metres
Bed Size (s): 1 Extra large double
Exterior-corridor access. Balcony. English-style decor

Room facilities
    Howard Johnson San Marcos photos Room
    Queen Room With Two Queen Beds
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Room Size: 25 square metres
    Bed Size (s): 2 Large double
    Exterior-corridor access. Balcony. English-style decor.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel San Marcos location
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      Hotel Address:

      1601 North Interstate 35, 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

      Howard Johnson San Marcos Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.9 mi

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

      • Aquarena Spring's Inn - 1.0 mi
      • Aquarena Ctr - 1.0 mi
      • MR Gatti's Pizza - 1.7 mi
      • Hungry Stick - 1.9 mi
      • Tubby's Batting Cages - 3.0 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Stadiums

      • Redwood Arena - 2.0 mi

      Museums

      Parks

      • San Marcos Parks and Recreation - 1.6 mi

      Halls

      • Cheatham Street Warehouse - 2.0 mi

      Universities, Institutes

      • SW Texas State Univ - 1.4 mi
      • Academic Programs Intl - 1.9 mi
      • Austin Community College - 2.9 mi

      Air business related

      • San Marcos Airport - 2.0 mi
      • Confederate Air Force - 2.0 mi
      • Civil Air Patrol - 2.0 mi

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Public parking

      Local attractions

      • Aquarena Center - 1.1 mi
        921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
      • Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force - 2.8 mi
        2249 Airport Dr, San Marcos
      • Dick's Classic Garage - 3.8 mi
        120 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos
      • San Marcos River - 2.8 mi
        San Marcos, TX
      • Wonder World Park - 2.9 mi
        1000 Prospect Street, San Marcos

      Restaurants nearby

      • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe - 1500 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 Cafe - 2600 ft

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

        80% likes this, based on 21 reviews

      • Spud Ranch - 3100 ft

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

        50% likes this, based on 23 reviews

      • Japaneiro Latino Sushi-N-Steak - 2400 ft

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

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

      • Mamacita's - 2800 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
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      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 North Interstate 35, 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