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University Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of University Inn

University Inn

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
1635 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX, 78666

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBobcat Stadium17 min walk
  • Popular LocationBobcat Ballpark2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAquarena Center3 min drive
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)34 min drive

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About this area

San Marcos

University Inn is located in San Marcos. Quail Creek Golf Club and Three Dudes Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore San Marcos River and San Marcos City Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Bobcat Stadium or Strahan Coliseum.

What's nearby

  • Bobcat Stadium - 17 min walk
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Strahan Coliseum - 2 min drive
  • Bobcat Ballpark - 2 min drive
  • Aquarena Center - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 4 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 34 min drive


  • Mamacita's Restaurant — 9 min walk
  • Japan Latino Sushi & Steak — 13 min walk
  • Herbert's Taco Hut — 3 min drive
  • Italian Garden — 3 min drive
  • The Den — 3 min drive

About this property

University Inn

Motel in San Marcos with seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk
Along with a seasonal outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 95 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Free local calls, in-room massages, and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
University Inn offers 95 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from March to September

Property is also known as

University Inn San Marcos
University Inn Motel
University Inn San Marcos
University Inn Motel San Marcos

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 50 out of 309 reviews
5 - Excellent 16%
Rating 4 - Good. 106 out of 309 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 58 out of 309 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 35 out of 309 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 60 out of 309 reviews
1 - Terrible 19%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Dirty hotel, they never cleaned our room (3day stay). Manager was rude you can hear him screaming at other guests and employee. There was no soap or shampoo/conditioner in the room. We will definitely not be back to this hotel. Great location, that was the only good thing.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's location being so convenient to alll San Marcos öffers.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I know you get what you pay for, and I know this place is cheap, but I didn’t think it would be THAT bad. Check in was okay, the lobby was minimal, dark, and outdated. My issues started when we got to our room-the non smoking room reeked of cigarette smoke. The room wasn’t clean. The bathtub faucet was dripping, the bathroom floor had other people’s hair on the floor. There was something that looked like dog food on the floor next to one of the beds. Cobwebs wrapped the lamps between the beds, there was some kind of purple wax (maybe from a wax warmer?) next to one of the only plugs we could use to charge our phones. The bed sheets were stained, and the comforter looked to be straight from the 90’s. They were old, worn, thin, and the back side that was supposed to be white- was dark yellow. The box springs looked to have been torn up by some kind of animal. The TV and cable was alright though. The dirtiness I can handle, but here’s what I couldn’t…checkout is at 11am. Pretty standard, right? The cleaning crew came and knocked on our door at 10 am. We didn’t ask for a wake up call, so I didn’t answer the door. They then decided after 2 knocks, to ENTER my room! Luckily I had locked the chain at the top of the door! I got up and asked them what the heck they needed and they were informed me that they were ready to clean the room and to leave the door open when we left. Nope. We got out of there as soon as we could. 10 out of 10 would not recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021