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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
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
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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 credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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
Econo Lodge San Marcos University Area Motel
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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 472 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 75 out of 472 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 92 out of 472 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 100 out of 472 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 159 out of 472 reviews
1 - Terrible 34%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nothing to like. Did not like the fact the TV did not work. When reported, the desk clerk said he would have someone there in five minutes. Thirty minutes later we cancelled the call. Our room was not cleaned after the first night. Beds not made, no clean towels, nothing! It appears they never entered the room. Room phone on nightstand did not even have a cable to the wall jack.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The surrounding didnt seem as safe, but thankfully we didnt have an issue with our car. In terms of cleanliness, the room floor was a dirty and the microwave was not clean; had some splatter. The stairs had beer cans and there was a big bin full of rotten food by the stairs which obviously created an unpleasant smell. Definitely will look for something better next time.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was really run down, Homeless people were all around the hotel. Not clean at all. TV remote was broken and the TV only had 1 channel. The ad said free breakfast but there was no breakfast the next day.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was filthy and smelled like mold. Trash receptacle was full amd toiletries used. There was a an abandoned car with busted windows on the parking spot next to our room. We did not stay, didn't even bother to ask for a refund. Thats how disgusting this place was.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021