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“This motel was clean and nice . It was appropriate for the...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I was in San Marcos for a 4-day weekend visiting Hill Country and the Howard Johnson in San Marcos received very positive reviews and can't be beat in terms of the price given I stayed there for 3 nights.

My room was very clean. No bugs. The A/C was turned off upon arrival but after turning it on, it worked during the rest of my stay. There was a fridge and even an ironing board! Overall for the price I paid I was very happy with the service and hard product I received during my stay. The ceilings are quite low and in the room I stayed in, 203, it rarely got natural light since the window was slim and narrow. But again, for the price I paid I'm fine with it.

The best was the breakfast! They had a Texas-shaped waffle maker that was pretty cool!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and please contact me if I can ever be of assistance.mike patel general manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Our two night stay was good for the price. The room was clean and service good.. A floor lamp was not working, and the management replaced it immediately. We found the front office and breakfast area clean and well
decorated.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and please contact me if I can ever be of assistance.mike patel general manager
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Property: Howard Johnson San Marcos
Address: 1601 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711 (Formerly Stratford Inn)
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Region: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson San Marcos 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You’ve come to the right place for exceptional service and a prime location off Interstate 35 at the gateway to Texas Hill Country when you stay at our Howard Johnson San Marcos hotel near Texas State University.Our friendly 24-hour front desk staff is just waiting to answer questions and tell you about our terrific amenities such as free Rise & Dine continental breakfast, free daily newspaper, free Wi-Fi Internet access, copy service and our guest laundry. Take a swim in our year-round outdoor pool, and cook up a tasty meal in our barbeque area. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available at our San Marcos, TX, hotel. For your convenience, we offer limited room service. ... more   less 
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