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Cleburne, Texas
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Thank schmitato
Aubrey, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The room was clean enough but the appearance of this hotel is not. It smelled very strong of cat urine outside the room. Our room was next to the office and I guess the corner beyond our door is where they have been letting all the dirty sheets pile up. It was about 4' high. That is not really an...

Thank Jennifer R
Royse City, Texas
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was an economical hotel for the amount of days we needed to stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful every time we went to the desk to ask for something. There could have been more breakfast choices on the weekdays too. On Sat. and Sun. they had protein and fruit choices but on the weekdays only pastries which...

Thank katellio
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 July 2016

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel without reading reviews only because it's a Howard Johnson. Big mistake, at check in the gentlemen was nice, friendly. He proceeded to check me in. I was given a key to a room that wasn't yet ready. I went back and was quickly given another key that room too was not ready. Beds were horrible, room...

Thank Erica S
North Richland Hills, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2016

All in all wasn't a bad experience. $87 for a double on the fly with no hassle and fast service. Place was very quiet and rooms clean. Seemed like a place people working out of town for the weekend would stay, lots of Electrical, A/C trucks of visitors, that might explain why it was so quiet, guys were probably tired...

Thank John S
Pleasanton, Texas
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Door jams had been replaced, looked like someone had kicked the door in. Top of door had an opening at least 3/4", a huge gap, light from outside came in at night. Bathroom was filthy, shower curtain had mold, the tub was at one time a spa tub with mold, hair was visible in the tub. Pillows had dirty sweaty...

Thank marg8090
Longview, Texas
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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Plano, Texas
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Bed was comfortable. Room was essentially clean. Big squished bug in the tub when we checked in. Another big bug in bathroom the next morning. Our room's deadbolt did not work. The continental breakfast was simple. I will not stay here again but it is ok for a tight budget.

Thank bevanlee1
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Place was very run down and dirty. Could really use some cleaning and updates. Not like any Howard Johnson. Pictures online are totally decieving. Also there was not enough parking for all the guests staying there. I paid close to $150 for 1 night and was so disappointed. Will never stay again.

Thank 562marissar

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson San Marcos

Address: 1601 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6711 (Formerly Stratford Inn)
Region: United States > Texas > San Marcos
Price Range: €52 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson San Marcos 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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San Marcos Howard Johnson
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“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 847bonnieb, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dirty, run down, don't reccomend.”
 of 5 bubbles marg8090, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't Book this hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles kathrynl17, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you like Roaches,Rusty Jacuzzi,Rusty bathtub and then this is the place for you!”
 of 5 bubbles darlenett, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The first floor near office is well lit but parking on returning for the evening was always crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles 874shannaa, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
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