Best Hotels in San Marcos

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in San Marcos based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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<$100 - $300+

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1 star - 5 stars

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    Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
    San Marcos, TX
    #1 in Best Hotels in San Marcos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1335 reviewsTripAdvisor (1335)

    Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos is situated in Texas’ Hill Country, which is known for its wineries and scenery. Less than a mile from outlet malls, the property is also about 40 miles south of Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. All of the property’s accommodations are two-room suites that have separate bedrooms and living areas. Each suite has a microwave, a minifridge, a coffee maker, a wet bar, a desk and two flat-screen TVs, though several recent guests reported that the rooms smelled strange. Upgrade to a premium room for complimentary drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi (standard suites charge a fee for Wi-Fi access)., Amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a business center, laundry, a convenience store, an evening reception and  the full-service Spa Botanica. The property offers several options for dining, including Caffeinas Marketplace Cafe for sandwiches, wraps and salads; the Rocky River Grille Lounge; and the Rocky River Grille for dinner. There is also a free made-to-order free breakfast offered daily, which received high praise from recent guests. As part of the Hilton portfolio, this hotel allows guests to earn and redeem points through the Hilton Honors program. 

    San Marcos, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1335 reviewsTripAdvisor (1335)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin San Marcos
    San Marcos, TX
    #2 in Best Hotels in San Marcos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    Free WiFi

    Guests of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin San Marcos will enjoy a free full breakfast daily, though note that there’s no lunch or dinner service. Located in San Marcos, part of the Texas Hill Country region, the property is about 33 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and only a mile from Texas State University. Rooms, come with flat-screen TVs with access to Netflix, desks, minifridges and microwaves. While several recent guests thought the rooms were on the smaller side, others praised the top-notch housekeeping staff. Other property amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center and a convenience store. The hotel is owned by Marriott, meaning Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem points by staying here.

    San Marcos, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Marcos, TX
    San Marcos, TX
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 599 reviewsTripAdvisor (599)
    Free WiFi

    For those visiting Central Texas and staying in San Marcos – or need a place to stop between Austin and San Antonio – this hotel offers homey accommodations just off of Interstate 35. Guests here are situated near plenty of shopping and water activities, plus Texas State University. The property features an indoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness and business centers, meeting and event space, free parking and a movie and film library. There is also free breakfast, coffee all day and cookies after 3 p.m. – but no on-site restaurant. Rooms and suites include minifridges, microwaves, bathrooms with granite counters, free Wi-Fi, complimentary weekday newspaper delivery and king or queen beds. Rollaway beds are available for a fee). Part of the Radisson Hotel Group, Radisson Rewards members can earn or use points by staying here.

    San Marcos, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 599 reviewsTripAdvisor (599)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Courtyard by Marriott San Marcos
    San Marcos, TX
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 152 reviewsTripAdvisor (152)
    Free WiFi

    At about the halfway point between San Antonio and Austin, travelers will find one of the largest outlet malls in the country, Texas State University and the Courtyard San Marcos. This Marriott outpost in San Marcos, Texas, features contemporary design with splashes of bright blues, oranges and yellows. Amenities here include an outdoor pool, fitness and business centers, meeting and event space, car rental services, laundry and dry-cleaning services and free parking. Hungry guests have access to an on-site bistro and full bar, which serves American fare and Starbucks drinks all day, though note that breakfast is not free. Rooms and suites feature minifridges, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, work desks and flat-screen TVs. This hotel doesn’t allow smoking or pets, but Marriott Rewards members can earn or use points by choosing to stay here.

    San Marcos, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 152 reviewsTripAdvisor (152)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos
    San Marcos, TX
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi

    Less than 3 miles from Texas State University, the Hilton Garden Inn San Marcosoffers rooms and suites in a contemporary, colorful setting. At this Hilton property, guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, fitness and business centers, event space with on-site catering, laundry and dry-cleaning services and a 24-hour snack shop. There’s also an American bar and grill that is open for breakfast and dinner (no lunch service). Rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffee makers; accessible accommodations are available. Recent guests had high praise for the clean rooms and friendly staff – plus the hotel is a part of the Hilton Honors rewards program, so members can earn and use points by staying here. 

    San Marcos, TX
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Holiday Inn San Marcos
    San Marcos, TX
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi

    About 2 miles from downtown San Marcos, Texas, and 4 miles from San Marcos Premium Outlets, the Holiday Inn San Marcos is also just off of Interstate 35. Recent guests raved about the convenient location, but others mentioned loud in-room air conditioning units. Pet- and family-friendly, this InterContinental Hotels Group property offers complimentary lodging for guests 18 and younger staying with caregivers. Kids ages 11 and younger also eat free at the on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner only. The property features an outdoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, a snack shop, a 24-hour business center, meeting and event space, laundry and dry-cleaning services and movie rentals. The guest rooms include king or queen beds, free Wi-Fi, minifridges, bathtubs, vanity areas, flat-screen TVs and free morning newspaper delivery. Plus, IHG Rewards Club members can earn or use points by staying here.

    San Marcos, TX
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi