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“Great for the Price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson San Marcos

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Howard Johnson San Marcos
Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in San Marcos
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“Great for the Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

A very good place to stay for the price. Nothing fancy, but clean, good bed, good shower, tv and internet, and quiet enough. Breakfast is not much...so-so coffee and a cold muffin, but if you are going to go eat out for breakfast anyway, that doesn't matter. I recommend this to anyone who just needs a clean, comfortable place to relax and sleep.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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kim8610, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
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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  • 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was a dump. The condition was terrible, the bed covering had holes in it, the paint job was terrible, there was dirt and grime everywhere. There was a peice of metal sticking out of the wall outlet. The desk clerk was friendly, but could not use the computer to book the rooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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kim8610, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson San Marcos, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience at our hotel.

We apologize for the poor service you received from our staff during your stay. That is definitely not up to the standards we set for customer service, and corporate has been notified. We will be investigating this matter to ensure poor service such as this does not continue. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me mike patel at your earliest convenience.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson San Marcos

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 #17 of 30 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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