Where To Stay In San Marcos, Texas: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2021

where to stay in san marcos texas

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.

1. Howard Johnson San Marcos (from USD 62)

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

2. 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

3. The Treehouse (from USD 65)

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
137 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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4. 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

5. Comfort Inn & Suites San Marcos (from USD 71)

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

Address: 1053 Clovis Barker Drive
Price: from 71 USD

On-site parking Children television networks Fire extinguishers Facilities for disabled guests Dry cleaning Newspapers Sun terrace Lift

6. 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

7. 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 Interstate 35 North
Price: from 84 USD

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

8. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos (from USD 93)

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

9. Cozy Hill Country Cabin (from USD 123)

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
144 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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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10. 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!
106 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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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