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Best Western San Marcos

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Best Western San Marcos

Best Western San Marcos

2.5 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
917 N I 35, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRamon Lucio Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRio Vista Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationTexas State University14 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)36 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Marcos

Best Western San Marcos is located in Rio Vista, a neighborhood in San Marcos. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ramon Lucio Park and Ramon Lucio Memorial Park, while Charles S. Cock House Museum and Calaboose African American History Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Bobcat Ballpark or Bobcat Softball Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Ramon Lucio Park - 7 min walk
  • Ramon Lucio Memorial Park - 7 min walk
  • Rio Vista Park - 10 min walk
  • Texas State University - 14 min walk
  • Bobcat Ballpark - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 5 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 36 min drive


  • Jason's Deli - 8 min walk
  • Herbert's Taco Hut - 8 min walk
  • Raising Cane's - 9 min walk
  • Ivar's River Pub - 11 min walk
  • Japan Latino Sushi & Steak - 17 min walk

About this property

Best Western San Marcos

Hotel located in Rio Vista
At Best Western San Marcos, you can look forward to free to-go breakfast, laundry facilities, and a business center. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, multilingual staff, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free premises, and a vending machine
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 50 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and desk chairs. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Mini fridges, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Business center


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Best Western San Marcos have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Best Western San Marcos?

As of Dec 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Best Western San Marcos on Dec 11, 2022 start from $74.95, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Best Western San Marcos pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Best Western San Marcos?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Best Western San Marcos?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Best Western San Marcos?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Best Western San Marcos located?

Located in Rio Vista, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ramon Lucio Park, Ramon Lucio Memorial Park, and Rio Vista Park. San Marcos River and Texas State University are also within 15 minutes. San Marcos Station is 23 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Best Western San Marcos and receive a full refund?

Yes, Best Western San Marcos offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Best Western San Marcos cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 196 out of 603 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 33%
Rating 8 - Good. 213 out of 603 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 109 out of 603 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 18%
Rating 4 - Poor. 50 out of 603 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 35 out of 603 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient, close to where family lives!
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

roxanna, hillsboro
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This hotel is older and kinda ick but the employees were nice and friendly. Full breakfast available. Right off a very busy highway
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Tracy, Laramie
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were all very friendly and the room and facility were very clean. We enjoyed our stay there.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
We arrived to our room and the bathroom was filthy. Hair on floor, tub, toilet. Also some pink residue on the toilet and floor. Tub had a ring which to me means that it wasn't cleaned recently. Going to bed we kept hearing a beeping noise and realized it was coming from the refrigerator. Could not sleep due to the noise. Woke up to get ready and plug in bathroom did not work nor did the dryer. Went to iron clothes and the bottom of the iron was scotch taped together. Fell apart and wires exposed. This was a mess of a room. Normally, I wouldn't say anything but since this was Parent weekend for the college, we paid double the normal price. No excuse for a room in this bad of shape. We should've received some of the high cost of the room back but the front desk person just apologized. Avoid this location!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed here several times, will continue to book for future trips. Clean, efficient, well staffed with accommodating folks.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Issue at check in which the clerk took care of and later with our booking thru Expedia which was also handled. Not the first time we have stayed here and will continue to use this hotel in the future. Good job, guys!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disgusting. Will not stay here again.
Found multiple cockroaches in the hotel. You shouldnt be able to touch the coffee maker while your on the toilet. Thats unsanitary and disgusting. Lastly, the breakfast pancake batter came out of the nozel like water with chunks of floating cornbread looking material in it. I brought all this up the manager, and the response I got was that they cant do anything about roaches, the coffee maker is in code and the batter just needs to be topped off.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022