NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.
Nestled in Texas hill country, the La Quinta Inn San Marcos is just minutes from all popular area attractions. At Wonder World, tour the Balcones Fault Line Cave or enjoy the wildlife park and anti-gravity house. Visit the Guadalupe River and Aquarena Springs, the primary sou...see morerce of the San Marcos River, rising from hundreds of fissures under Spring Lake. A short drive north and you reach the Texas State Capitol in Austin and more great attractions such as Zilker Park (Botanical Gardens, Nature and Science Center). Stay here for events at Bobcat Stadium, Strahan Coliseum, and Texas State University. The La Quinta Inn San Marcos has a year-round resort-style shaded outdoor pool for your enjoyment. Our conference facilities hold up to 35 people, excellent for business and family get-togethers. In the dining area off the down-home lobby, our friendly staff serves our Free Bright Side BreakfastTM every morning. Rooms are colorful and comfortable and come with such amenities as free high-speed Internet access, a coffee maker, hairdryer and lots more! We are at I-35 (exit 206), west of the San Marcos Municipal Airport. Our location is convenient for visitors to Butler Manufacturing, C-Fan, McCoy's, Thermon, and Trico.see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Meeting Facilities Available
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Stays between November 14-17, 2013 require a pre-paid non-refundable advanced deposit.
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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"Great place to stay!"
Reviewed May 13, 2013
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We have stayed at the La Quinta in San Marcos several times when visiting our daughter at Texas State. It is very convenient to campus. The rooms are always clean, the beds very comfortable and the breakfast is good - nothing elaborate, but all you need in the morning. I would definitely stay here again.
It's okay if you are there just for one night, to sleep. Even that maybe problematic, like it was with us. We were there for one night for our son's MBA graduation ceremony. the air conditioner was off when we entered and as soon as we turned it on, it came on with a loud metallic vibrating sound and continued as long as the unit was running. I called the front desk and Olga, who had checked us in, and was a very pleasant person, came immediately to see and tried to fix it. The unit had stopped for the cycle. When it started again, we found that nothing had changed. We were going out for dinner, and she told us that she would have somebody look at it while we were out. We came back after an hour, and it was the same. Since it was graduation day at the State University, she could only offer us a room upstairs in the separate wing, which was not convenient, since I'm suffering from some knee problem and climbing stairs is not possible. Since it was quite late to look for and change to another hotel, we stayed the night and didn't get much sleep because every time the unit cranked up, it would make the loud vibrating sound that continued till it would stop, to start again after a few minutes all over again.
The room was overall clean, but lacked the thoroughness. The baseboards and the edges needed cleaning, so did the corners in the bathrooms. The bathroom is small and is separate from the area of the sink and vanity and there is no door between that area and the bedroom. So changing clothes became a little challenging.
The good point of this hotel were their front desk staff, Olga and the young man the next morning. Both were extremely friendly and helpful.
Would I use this hotel again, no, unless there is nothing else available.
La Quinta always seems to be clean, and is always dog friendly. Those are the main concerns I always have when I'm out of town. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially when my dog Bubba came to visit me the second night. Thank You.
First off, we are not some of "those people" whose "entire stay was ruined because the lobby doors did not automatically open on approach" or some other silliness like that but this appears to be an older/well worn property with a few problems. We were assigned a room across the parking lot in an unattached building. Problems: The first was the almost overpowering smell of Simple Green when we entered the building. Second, The room had a few marks, stains, scrapes,dings, and dents on the walls and ceiling. A couple of the lamp shades were askew, when I tried to straighten them I noticed a good amount of dust build up on the bulbs and inside the lampshade. Third, the soap holder in shower had either been broken off or rusted off leaving a couple of broken bolts that were making rust stains down the wall. The shower and tub fixtures had a lot of hard water build up on them.The silvering was coming off the bathroom mirror. Fourth, the drain on the sink leaked and made a rather large puddle on the floor. Fifth, there was a cracked (albeit small) window. The blow dryer had a lot of dust on the intake screen. Sixth, I never did completely figure out the lighting controls. It seemed like there was one switch that let you turn all the lights on and you could turn individual lights off after that but you could not turn them back on again - a very strange set up. Seventh, the WiFi was so weak I couldn't get a signal in the room and had to go out in the hall near the entry door to get connected. The GFI circuit plug near the bathroom vanity was pretty loose and I almost pulled it out of the wall when I unplugged the coffee maker.
On the other hand, The lobby seemed clean, well lit and inviting. Olga checked us in and was very pleasant and professional. She explained everything we needed to know and was speedy in the check-in process. The room was probably a few square feet bigger than most McHotel rooms and had a slightly different configuration with some interesting angular walls. As close as we were to the highway I was only awakened a couple of times by traffic noise and those were 18 wheelers using the engine brake when exiting the freeway. The room seemed relatively clean (but not as neat as it could of been). The free breakfast was pretty standard fare for a hotel with no complaints there. (One note, people who complained of the small seating area in previous posts did not see the sign that offered more seating up the stairs on the second level) When we checked out and told the desk clerk about the leaking drain she immediately left the desk for moment I assume to tell somebody about it after making a handwritten note on some paper next to the computer. Some people complained of their room not being ready on time when they tried to check in. We checked in between 4:00 and 4:15 pm and there were no problems.
All in all, would I stay here again? I might but not before looking at other properties in the area.
Found this hotel very friendly , clean and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was a typical self serve but filled my needs. Location was perfect for my workshop and the town is easy to find yourself a good steak house. I would have no problem staying here again if I needed a hotel in San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
Local Time: 5:00 AM (Central)
Local Temperature: 73.8°F 5-day Forecast
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