Where To Stay In San Marcos, Texas: 14 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2023


San Marcos is a town for celebrations. It doesn’t matter if you’re here for a fun-filled family vacation, a romantic escapade or even a fully fledged business weekend; there’s always something to entice you. The township is made up of a multicultural society, with a mix of German, Hispanic, Anglo and African-American descendants on its land.

While you’re there, check out the underwater archaeological point at Spring Lake. Prefer to go on a hike with the kids? There are children’s parks, a skate park and even bike trails to keep you and your family entertained. Go on a boat tour in the late evenings and end it all with a pit stop at Middleton Brewing. There’s a total of 13 different beers to sample from.

Before you check out, be sure to drop by Wimberley Glassworks, which is world-renowned for its hand-blown glass art pieces and intriguing lighting designs. Get a souvenir to take home, although you’ve got to be pretty careful with it all the way to your doorstep.

As for places to stay, we’ve scoured for the best, and these are the top hotels and vacation rentals in San Marcos, Texas.

1. Charming vintage retreat (from USD 211)

Have a wonderful vacation while staying at this charming vintage retreat in the center of downtown San Marcos. Complimentary WiFi, a TV, board games, and reading materials provide guests with various alternatives for enjoyable activities during their stay.

Since it has air conditioning, central heating, and fans for your convenience, you can stay here throughout any season of the year. The bathroom has a bathtub, allowing guests to enjoy a relaxing soak. In addition, there is free parking on the premises.

Home in San Marcos · ★4.87 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
San Marcos, Texas, United States
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a modern digital key-pad lock comfortable furniture and updated plumbed areas
everything was clean and comfy
everything was very clean and more spacious than we anticipated
clean roomy and adorably furnished
safe clean nicely sized for 2-3 adults
great communication clean place quaint and amazing location we will return in the future
host is very responsive
host is very helpful and responsive
the owner has really taken care to add personal touches to the design of the place
amanda was very responsive to our needs
perfect walking distance to everything
great location near downtown and close to everything
cute little apartment within walking distance to brunch
great location to the san marcos town square; walkable
great location to downtown san marcos
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2. Riverside abode (from USD 559)

You are in for a treat when you visit this beautiful hideaway, which boasts a two-tiered deck directly on the banks of the San Marcos River. As a result of the availability of various equipment, such as kayaks, life vests, fishing gear, and bicycles, you will have the opportunity to participate in multiple recreational activities.

Gather around the fire pit in the backyard, or enjoy a meal outside on the covered patio, which features a barbecue grill. Enjoy indoor entertainment utilizing the smart TV with access to Netflix and Hulu, as well as free WiFi. Bring your children because this place has suitable facilities, such as a crib, and toys.

Home in San Marcos · ★4.97 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths
San Marcos, Texas, United States
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we played board games at the large dining room table and had a blast playing foosball
it was tidy and very kid friendly which was nice for this momma not to worry
host was very thoughtful and quick to respond
wonderful place with an awesome host
audrey is an awesome host
audrey was a great host the thoughtfulness that was put into preparing everything was evident
such and amazing house with a perfect location
the location is perfect and the house blew away our expectations
the house was perfect and very close to the square
the location is perfect and the house is stocked with kayaks and tubes
thanks audrey we had a great time in your comfy house the location was beautiful and peaceful
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3. Quality Inn University near Downtown (from USD 57)

Spend your holiday in the city at this property, just a short distance from several attractions, such as Rio Vista Park, which is just 2.9 kilometres (1.80 miles) away from the property. Each unit is equipped with a TV that has cable channels and free WiFi to keep you entertained throughout your time spent inside the units.

The property has a variety of amenities ideal for the business traveller, such as a complimentary hot breakfast and a business centre equipped with both a public computer and fax services. Have a good time splashing around in the refreshing water of the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Quality Inn University near Downtown

Wifi Available

Address: 1611 North Interstate 35
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre Free parking Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying

4. Red Roof Inn San Marcos (from USD 59)

Enjoy your vacation at Red Roof Inn San Marcos, located close to several parks, including the San Marcos City Park, which is just 1.2 kilometres (0.75 miles) away.

Thanks to a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free WiFi in each room, you will have entertainment available while staying inside. Start your day right with the complimentary continental breakfast available. Have a good time in the outdoor swimming pool that is open during the appropriate seasons for guests of all ages and is equipped with sun loungers.

Red Roof Inn San Marcos

Wifi Available

Address: 817 Interstate Highway 35 North
Accommodates: 10

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

5. Howard Johnson San Marcos (from USD 64)

Just 1 km (0.62 miles) away from the Texas State University, Howard Johnson gives its hotel visitors complimentary WiFi within their room, and access to an outdoor pool. If you fancy a BBQ, just ask their staff about the barbecue area. The fantastic thing about this hotel is that it’s pretty close to the Aquarena Nature Center and the Wonder World Park. Rooms are non-smoking, and the hotel is pet-friendly.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Marcos

Wifi Available

Address: 1601 Interstate 35 North
Accommodates: 4

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

6. Condo close to all with the best locations in San Marcos (from 108 USD)

A cozy condo that’s ideal for 4 adults, and has a minimum stay requirement of 2-5 nights. This is a child-friendly home, and no, smoking is not allowed. Attractions near to this vacation rental include waterfalls, cinemas, churches and even caves. Do take note that there is an electricity cap.

Condo close to all with the best locations in San Marcos

Price: from 108 USD

Number of Guests: 4

7. The Treehouse (from USD 70)

A home that’s perfect for the single traveler, The Treehouse comes with complimentary parking, a laptop friendly workplace and its own private access point. You would also have a full tub cum shower on its premises. While there is WiFi, there is no designated router to provide optimum coverage to this part of the home.

Rental unit in San Marcos · ★4.92 · 2 bedrooms · 1 bed · 1 bath
San Marcos, Texas, United States
156 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 1 Guest 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with an adorable kitchen complete with necessities for cooking
very quaint and private cozy little rustic apartment with great furnishings
nice little outdoor deck clean place good wi-fi comfy bed
great location quick walk to an awesome coffee shop with tasty breakfast burritos and breakfast quesadillas
i visited in the winter and luckily susan had these great heaters that did the job
clean quaint and quiet
everything was clean and comfy
the treehouse was very clean cozy and quiet
spotless well equipped and comfortable
the place was clean well stocked and as described
she was very responsive and helpful
susan was a great host
host was very responsive to all my needs and i hope to rent his place again
best host ever i love staying at the treehouse
the home is clean and the host is friendly
the location was great
very cute and walking distance to everything around
great location awesome secluded spot but close to everything
cute house great location highly recommended
great location - walking distance to downtown san marcos ("the square")
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8. Valley View Suites by the Pool (from 160 USD)

A spacious house that can fit up to 7 guests, this home comes with its own private lawn, a total of 3 kitchenettes and 2 suites with bathrooms attached. Take a break by the pool or grill some meat at its BBQ area. Wireless Internet is available, as well as cable TV, a washer and a dryer.

Valley View Suites by the Pool

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: 7

9. Comfort Inn & Suites San Marcos (from USD 86)

A fantastic hotel to stay at, with rooms equipped with complimentary WiFi and cable TV. All rooms also come with a hairdryer, microwave and a fridge. The San Marcos Premium Outlets is a 4-minute drive from the hotel. There is an indoor pool in this disabled-guest friendly hotel.

Comfort Inn & Suites San Marcos

Wifi Available

Address: 1053 Clovis Barker Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

10. Charming Historical Bungalow (from 305 USD)

A truly resplendent bungalow that was built back in 1920, minutes away from some of the most prominent tourist attractions of San Marcos. Smoking is not permitted within the home. Entertainment includes cable TV, games and books. Head out for bird watching, or go shopping if you have time to spare! There is an age requirement for renters - a minimum of 28 years.

Charming Historical Bungalow

Price: from 305 USD

Number of Guests: 6

11. Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos (from USD 84)

Literally minutes from the Texas State University and other famous locations in San Marcos, Wingate by Wyndham comes with complimentary daily breakfast, in-room coffee makers and mini-fridges as well as an outdoor pool and fitness centre. WiFi is free in this disabled-friendly hotel.

Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos

Address: 108 N I-35, San Marcos, TX, USA, 78666

Business centre Meeting/banquet facilities WiFi Available Mini-market on site Vending machine (snacks) Parking Lift Dry cleaning

12. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos (from USD 107)

This Marriott hotel comes with free WiFi throughout its premises and fully air-conditioned rooms. The Bobcat Stadium is a kilometer (0.62 miles) away from its location. Rooms come with a TV, an adjoining bathroom with a shower or tub, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Parking is free too.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos

Wifi Available

Address: 1250 North IH-35
Accommodates: 5

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

13. Cozy Hill Country Cabin (from USD 127)

A quaint cabin that fits up to 4 persons and comes with a huge granite gravel patio. No pets are allowed. The unit is also non-smoking. There are many things to do in the neighborhood, which include wildlife viewing, bird watching and boating. A minimum stay of 2 nights is required.

Cozy Hill Country Cabin in San Marcos, Texas
185 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the casita was clean and well stocked
very clean met all of our needs
the property was clean newly redecorated and fixed up and inviting
owner's home also on property and she was there to greet us when we checked in
pam was very hospitable and helpful
the kitchen is suitably equipped and again the owners are ready to supplement anything lacking
the host is helpful and came to assist me with the heater after a cold front came in
it's the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away from the stress of life
smaller towns with fun activities such as kyle and wimberly are close
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14. Hilltop Sunset Cottage (from USD 175)

A fantastic cottage that fits 6 and comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. As if that weren’t enough, you’d also be provided with a fully equipped kitchen as well as a dining room that has its very own fireplace (uses wood). You’d also love to have a cuppa by its porch. The backyard has a kid’s playscape and a regulated horseshoe pit.

Cool Cottage close to Bobcat Stadium, Texas State and San Marcos River!
136 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the couch bed was very comfortable
the cottage was beautiful clean and had everything we needed
the owner was very nice and responsive
our host were very gracious and even had fruit and wine as a welcoming gift
pam was an excellent contact person both helpful and informed
location was great; very close to the venue where graduation was held
we enjoyed our stay at the cabin it was close to town but secluded as well
right down the street older house but that was the best part
a great place to relax with your family and friends
this was the best place for our family to celebrate my oldest sons graduation from college
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When there are accommodations like these...

It’s tough not to just dive into that holiday in San Marcos once you’ve seen the beds and amenities that come with it. Plan your holiday and head on over pretty soon!

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