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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Austin, Texas
1 review
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“Very disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I stayed there one night and it was the most disgusting room I've ever seen. Half the lights did not work. The carpet appears to not even been vacuumed. There were lots of trash behind the bed headboards. There was a giant dead roach in the tub. There were crumbs everywhere. The beds were very hard. I fully expect a room to be clean, this was unsanitary.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockport, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

In San Marcos this weekend and attempted to book a disabled veteran in the Americas Best Value Inn. They do not give discounts to Veterans. This is the 3rd ABVI that refused Veteran discounts. Disappointing in so many ways. Just to let all you Vets know.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Horrible location for getting into the parking lot. Extremely overpriced for amenities provided. Internet does not work, it takes many tries to connect to the wifi, and once you have it is slower than 2400 bps dial up. Literally the worst hotel in the whole city, you will not be glad you stayed here. Front desk employees are rude and act like your requests are a burden to the whole hotel. Rooms are cluttered, packed full of useless furniture. TVs are 1990s era, with no remote controls.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

The entrance to this motel is on the one-way turn from IH 35 South feeder road to Aquarena Springs Drive. We were there for a family wedding an only stayed one night. The owner and employees are very nice. VERY HARD BEDS. The carpet in the room was VERY dirty. This is a VERY noisy location because it is RIGHT on the freeway. The front desk was never able to provide us with a card key to the room... they had to let is in when we arrived and again, when we returned from the wedding at 11:30 p.m.

Room Tip: Drive away.... we should have!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Carthage, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

The bed was so hard we may as well have slept on the floor. There was no shampoo, no coffee, the clock did not work, the wi-fi only stayed connected a few minutes at a time. There was a used bar of soap in the shower and lots of hair on the floor. I went to the office to ask if they had coffee and she said "no, there are restaurants for that". Do not stay here!








Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Medina, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I would not recommend my dog to stay here. The sheets smelled like urine, the mattress was 30+ years old, the springs in the mattress were broken, the furniture was broken, the hairdryer was a fire hazard. All together a complete and total dump. NOT RECOMMENDED to anybody!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Beaumont, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The rooms were disgusting. I don't know how this place has not been shut down by the health department. Arrived at about 7:00pm and paid the front desk for the rooms (4), then went and looked at the rooms. All 4 smelled awful. One had what appeared to be blood stains on the floor and other stains on the walls and in the bathroom. The beds looked and felt like they were about 20 years old. What made the whole thing worse is the manager at the front. When we told her we were not staying she said that there was no refund, and was not helpful at all about getting our money back. We originally booked through Priceline.com and they said they could not do anything about it either. I have never had someone at the front desk of a hotel who was less helpful and hospitable as the lady there. DO NOT stay at this hotel, it is a dump and a rip off.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 1507 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-7220
Region: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located halfway between San Antonio and Austin in beautiful Historic San Marcos, Texas, the Americas Best Value Inn is conveniently positioned along IH-35 for easy on and off highway access. This 2-story, exterior design property offers 33 tastefully decorated and nicely furnished guest rooms. All rooms come equipped with cable TV with HBO, free local calls, microwave, mini-fridge, workstation desk and Internet capabilities. We proudly offer our guests complimentary morning coffee brewed fresh in our Lobby. We are within close proximity to SW Texas State University, Wonder World, Outlet Stores and Aquarena Center. ... more   less 
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