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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Corpus Christi, Texas
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“basic but clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

I had never even heard of a Country Inn and Suites and was a little nervous to stay here, but my fears were quickly eased. The hotel is clean, and the staff is friendly. The number one thing I love in a hotel is good pillows...and they had GREAT ones. Breakfast left a little to be desired, but there is at least a warm cup of coffee and a piece of fruit if all else fails!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

A few baby roaches. Booked through priceline. Hotel charged 15$ extra for double. Never experienced that before. Changed 2nd night to king so hotel had to change 3 sets of sheets anyway. Eggs and potatoes cold. Could make experience much better with little effort.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Lincoln, NE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The front desk staff were helpful and fast with check in and local information. The room was clean, but could have used a deep clean. For the life of me, I have NO idea why the bedroom door is glass. We were a family of 5 and waiting to change in the bathroom was a bit unnecessary and would have been expedited if there was a solid door to the bedroom. Why do hotels not have venting fans in bathrooms? Steam, odors, etc... Just a necessity. The breakfast was a nice selection and well kept. Overall a nice place to stay but a little work could be done.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Urbana, Illinois
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

I stayed three nights with my daughter while we were in San Marcos for orientation for Texas State. It was quite good for that purpose. It was close to I35 (right off) and close to the campus. The room was clean and large. The breakfast was good and offered some healthy options like oatmeal ( a big vat of cooked oatmeal, not the instant packets), fruit, and boiled eggs. There was a "room service" option where a third party company handled the orders and delivered the food to our room. It was affordable and the food was good. The front desk staff (I interacted with two different people) were not unfriendly, but were not particularly friendly or helpful. They were a bit stand offish. There was some noise on our floor because there were lots of children and teens. Overall, a good place for us for the purpose we were there. I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012 via mobile

My first impression of the place, i walked in to check in and the 2 ladies standing there didnt acknowledge me or even look up, they said hi looking down at the computer. They werent friendly at all. The rooms were gross, a cockroach was crawling around when we first walked in. The rooms smelled like an old sweaty shoe, i had to grab the cleaning crew to get some febreeze. Unless they give you a deal, Skip this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Spring, TX
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

My family and I stay here about twice a year when we visit San Marcos, and have done so for the past few years. I really like that I know exactly what to expect - friendly service, a nice clean room, fitness room, free breakfast and fresh cookies! I've also made use of the lending library a couple of times as well. I think it is reasonably priced for what you get and conveniently located to the amenities in the area.

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Alice, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

This hotel is so welcoming, starting with the front desk clerks who are professional and quick along with the coffee and cookies in the main lobby make you feel right at home. I arrived this weekend without a reservation but was given the last room and it was quiet and relaxing. The indoor pool and hot tub are fantastic and the location to the outlet malls is the best, just a couple of miles down the road, there is also a Texas Road house restaurant nearby. Breakfast has different stations of foods and so much better than most hotels that are at the same rate. I have stayed at so many different hotels in San Marcos while visiting family in town and this hotel is the best choice.

Room Tip: Top floors so you don't hear people walking above you.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos

Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos
Address: 1560 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6023
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Region: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel in San Marcos, TX is the perfect choice for discerning guests. The Country Inn & Suites offers business and leisure travelers all the comforts of home and office. Our hotel's breakfast is second to none, featurings five different and equally delicious breakfast zones. Guests can enjoy our heated indoor pool and spa, 24-hour Business Center and state-of-the-art-Fitness Center with free weights. All of our Guestrooms feature high-speed Internet, wifi, cable TV, a microwave, refrigerator and more. ... more   less 
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