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. If you’re into classic cars, you simply have to see Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum. 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.
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
Address: 1601 Interstate 35 North
Price: from 62 USD
Vending machine (drinks) Physical distancing rules followed Outdoor pool Internet services Cashless payment available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities WiFi available in all areas First aid kit available
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
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.
"The Treehouse"San Marcos, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewswith an adorable kitchen complete with necessities for cookingvery quaint and private cozy little rustic apartment with great furnishingsnice little outdoor deck clean place good wi-fi comfy bedgreat location quick walk to an awesome coffee shop with tasty breakfast burritos and breakfast quesadillasi visited in the winter and luckily susan had these great heaters that did the jobclean quaint and quieteverything was clean and comfythe treehouse was very clean cozy and quietspotless well equipped and comfortablethe place was clean well stocked and as described
Host:she was very responsive and helpfulsusan was a great hosthost was very responsive to all my needs and i hope to rent his place againbest host ever i love staying at the treehousethe home is clean and the host is friendlyRead more reviewsthe location was greatvery cute and walking distance to everything aroundgreat location awesome secluded spot but close to everythingcute house great location highly recommendedgreat location - walking distance to downtown san marcos ("the square")
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
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.
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
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.
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
Address: 1250 North IH-35
Price: from 93 USD
Fire extinguishers Laundry Soundproof rooms Kid-friendly buffet Internet services Private check-in/check-out Physical distancing rules followed Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
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
Top guest reviewsthe casita was clean and well stockedvery clean met all of our needsthe property was clean newly redecorated and fixed up and inviting
Host:owner's home also on property and she was there to greet us when we checked inpam was very hospitable and helpfulthe kitchen is suitably equipped and again the owners are ready to supplement anything lackingthe host is helpful and came to assist me with the heater after a cold front came inRead more reviewsit's the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away from the stress of lifesmaller towns with fun activities such as kyle and wimberly are close
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!
Top guest reviewsalso the couch bed was very comfortablethe cottage was beautiful clean and had everything we needed
Host:the owner was very nice and responsiveour host were very gracious and even had fruit and wine as a welcoming giftpam was an excellent contact person both helpful and informedRead more reviewslocation was great; very close to the venue where graduation was heldwe enjoyed our stay at the cabin it was close to town but secluded as wellright down the street older house but that was the best parta great place to relax with your family and friendsthis was the best place for our family to celebrate my oldest sons graduation from college
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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