Howard Johnson San Marcos

ex. Stratford Inn

1601 North Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX, United States, 78666-6711show map
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Highlights
Overview

The 2-star Howard Johnson San Marcos offers a business accommodation to stay in San Marcos. The hotel is housed in a 4-story building with views over the garden. The hotel features a swimming pool with waterfalls.

A stroll of 30 minutes will take guests to Texas State University. San Marcos city center is 4 km away from the property.

A river and a botanical garden are nearby the hotel.

Austin Bergstrom airport can be reached within a 50 minutes' drive from Howard Johnson San Marcos.

Rooms

The hotel offers 40 rooms. They are fitted with climate control, a balcony and an ergonomic chair. Most rooms at this property come with a tub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the dining area. Guests can relax and have a snack in the 24-hour bar. Los Cucos Mexican Cafe and Japaneiro Latino Sushi can be found about 450 meters away.

Relax

An indoor swimming pool, a year-round outdoor pool and a cocktail lounge are available at the hotel.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry

Dining

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

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Los Cucos Mexican CafeLos Cucos Mexican Cafe1500 ft1617 Aquarena Springs Dr
Japaneiro Latino Sushi-N-SteakJapaneiro Latino Sushi-N-Steak2400 ft1328 N.I.35
Lolita's CafeLolita's Cafe2600 ft1501 Aquarena Springs Dr
Mamacita'sMamacita's2800 ft1400 Aquarena Springs Dr
Spud RanchSpud Ranch3100 ft1330 Aquarena Springs Dr Ste 112
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Aquarena Spring's InnAquarena Spring's Inn1.0 mi
Aquarena CtrAquarena Ctr1.0 mi
MR Gatti's PizzaMR Gatti's Pizza1.7 mi
Hungry StickHungry Stick1.9 mi
Dunbar ParkDunbar Park2.4 mi
Cheatham Street WarehouseCheatham Street Warehouse2.0 mi
Tangram Community LivingTangram Community Living3.7 mi
Academic Programs IntlAcademic Programs Intl1.9 mi
Austin Community CollegeAustin Community College2.9 mi
Aquarena CenterAquarena Center1.1 mi921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
San Marcos RiverSan Marcos River1.5 mi San Marcos, TX
San Marcos Premium OutletsSan Marcos Premium Outlets6.1 mi3939 S Interstate 35 Ste 900
Tanger Outlets San MarcosTanger Outlets San Marcos6.5 mi4015 I-35 South
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Getting around
Airports
Austin Bergstrom (AUS)25.4 mi
Randolph AFB (RND)33.5 mi
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Reviews
5.2
Guest ratingBased on  48  reviews
  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I am not sick yet and I did not die. Otherwise, nothing!

    I was placed in this motel after an overbooking issue with the travel lodge. It was the last available room which turned out to be a handicap room.The odor was horrible esp near the sink and toilet areas, no bathroom door, it smelled like a nursing home! The vanity was filthy, I cleaned it and the towel was black with dirt and filth! The made beds looked as if someone had laid upon them previously. The blanket had dried crusty material on it! I am gagging just thinking about my experience. I pulled the sheets back and laid on them while covering myself w my jacket curled in a ball. I took a quick shower only because I felt so gross. I hate to even think about what was in the tub jets. I am ok with old but old does not have to be cheap and dirty. The desk had areas(more than one) that likened the growth in a petri dish! I would not think a hotel chain such as yours would really want such associations. Thankfully I was only there a few hours as I was picking my child up from camp early the next morning! A few hours too many! I literally thought I was going to throw up as I was walking out the door! Anna Koralewski, (Ironically I am a member of this chain)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The lady who worked the front office was very friendly and she helped us out with recommendations on where to float the river and where to eat. The breakfast was good and when I asked for something, she immediately brought it to me!

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    My card was charged before arrival!! At the time of breakfast there was no more coffee and the staff refused to make a newone. Service first!! Roaches all over the place including parking area. There are many hotels in the area that can not be worse.

  • 6.6
    Good

    They let us check in early

    Plug near sink did not work....

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Excellent location from or to The outlets

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The price!

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Austin Bergstrom (AUS)25.4 mi
Randolph AFB (RND)33.5 mi
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