Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area

Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
811 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRamon Lucio Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationRio Vista Park15 min walk
  • Popular LocationJohn J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park18 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)35 min drive

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About this area

San Marcos

Located in San Marcos, Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area is in a shopping district and near a train station. Quail Creek Golf Club and Three Dudes Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Wonder World and Aquarena Center. Texas Ski Ranch and Central Texas Bonsai Exhibit at Jade Gardens are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Ramon Lucio Park - 13 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 13 min walk
  • Rio Vista Park - 15 min walk
  • John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park - 18 min walk
  • Dunbar Park - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 8 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 35 min drive


  • Taqueria La Fonda — 4 min walk
  • Kent Black's BBQ — 7 min walk
  • Cheatham Street Warehouse — 8 min walk
  • 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse — 8 min walk
  • Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant — 9 min walk

About this property

Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area

Suburban motel with free breakfast and seasonal outdoor pool
This motel features coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a business center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers are onsite. All 54 rooms offer free WiFi, microwaves, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area offers 54 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
2 per room (up to 40 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

You need to know

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from April to September
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

Econo Lodge Marcos
Econo Lodge Motel Marcos
Econolodge San Marcos
San Marcos Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge Motel San Marcos
Econo Lodge San Marcos
Econo Lodge
Econo Marcos University Area
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Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area Motel San Marcos

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 486 reviews
5 - Excellent 9%
Rating 4 - Good. 76 out of 486 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 94 out of 486 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 102 out of 486 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 168 out of 486 reviews
1 - Terrible 35%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I reserved a non smoking room and i got a smoking room cause there wasn't any more rooms. I am a pregnant woman and i got to sleep in a cigarette stinky room Tv didn't work is say no signal
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was inhabitable. Absolutely dirty and smelly, blood stains all over the sheets and towels. We asked for new sheets and it was worse. They were broken with smells and smelled like straight out of a dumpster. We were in the room for 30 minutes standing up and in a chair and well got itchy and had bite marks all over us. Nobody is in charge or responsible for anything and when you ask for help it’s always “oh the person in charge of that is not here right now”. Didn’t want to refund us when we didn’t even stay cause we physically couldn't sleep in the room from the bites and dirt.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
The price was good, but the property and the room were dirty. There were no blankets, only a sheet and a lite bed spread. We also found cigarette butts that were on the floor of this “non-smoking” room.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel walls were chipped. The bathroom sink was chipped. There were no light bulbs in the lamps. The t.v., microwave, and refrigerator had no electricity. There were broken windows a few doors down with curtains blowing out. I didn't feel safe. The clerk would not refund my $184 b/c it was booked on Expedia. I want a total refund or this would discourage me and others from ever relying on the photos and reputation of booking from a third party. Susan Davenport
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The place was surrounded by drinking people.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021