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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1601 I-H 35 North, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBobcat Stadium20 min walk
  • Popular LocationBobcat Ballpark2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAquarena Center3 min drive
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)33 min drive

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About this area

San Marcos

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos is located in San Marcos. The area's natural beauty can be seen at San Marcos City Park and Rio Vista Park, while Aquarena Center and Wonder World are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Bobcat Stadium or San Marcos Academy Baseball Field.

What's nearby

  • Bobcat Stadium - 20 min walk
  • Bobcat Ballpark - 2 min drive
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Strahan Coliseum - 2 min drive
  • Aquarena Center - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 4 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 33 min drive


  • Mamacita's Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Japan Latino Sushi & Steak — 12 min walk
  • Italian Garden — 3 min drive
  • The Den — 3 min drive
  • Chimy's Cervezia — 3 min drive

About this property

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos

Motel with free breakfast, near Bobcat Stadium
Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this motel has a seasonal outdoor pool and concierge services. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and barbecue grills. All 40 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free local calls, and ironing boards.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

This San Marcos motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

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 Count on Us (Wyndham)

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
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 uncovered self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • 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)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property - January 2017
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


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

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination.

Renovations and closures

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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 for USD 10 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

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 May 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

Howard Johnson Motel San Marcos
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San Marcos Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson San Marcos Hotel San Marcos
Howard Johnson Wyndham San Marcos Motel
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos San Marcos
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos Motel San Marcos

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 970 reviews
5 - Excellent 12%
Rating 4 - Good. 181 out of 970 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 249 out of 970 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 207 out of 970 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 217 out of 970 reviews
1 - Terrible 22%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
The overnight staff was amazing and very very kind and helpful. The morning staff was a complete 180. The lady that runs things was beating on my door demanding me pay $20 in cash for a late fee. I told her I would happily pay the late fee on my card but I will not hand her cash and she then pretended to call the cops on me rather than trying to have a conversation that would resolve the manner.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The toilet did not flush. They offered to go in while I was there or while I was out. I was alone , so I said no. I asked to be moved to a different room. They said no. I used the restroom several times without flushing.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel room was gross. The light in the bathroom didn’t work so the rigged up a lamp for lighting. The microwave didn’t work. There were no a missing off the wall. I pulled out the sofa couch and there were so may stains on the mattress I folded it back up and wouldn’t let my daughter sleep on it. Do not come here.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Advertised as providing free breakfast, but only offered muffins and cereal packs. Kind of disappointing.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021