Within 30 miles of San Marcos, TX.
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La Quinta Inn
San Marcos

1619 I-35 North
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 1-512-392-8800
Fax: 1-512-392-0324

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NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

Nestled in Texas hill country, the La Quinta Inn San Marcos is just minutes from all popular area attractions. At Wonder World, tour the Balcones Fault Line Cave or enjoy the wildlife park and anti-gravity house. Visit the Guadalupe River and Aquarena Springs, the primary sou...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pets Welcome

    Stays between October 30 and November 3, 2014 require a non-refundable advance payment that will be charged at the time of booking.
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
  • Floors: 2
  • Rooms: 117
  • Suites: 19
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
  • Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Location
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"If this is the #7 hotel, how bad are the others in San Marcos?"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 16, 2014
Jackie D | Dallas, Texas
I am no hotel snob, but this dirty, no frills place is not worth the money. With my discount the room total was $92. I would say the value for this place would be around $50. It has a definite motel feel, and dirty carpets and walls in the common areas of the adjacent building. The bed was comfortable, the room was large, and the internet was good. That's all for perks. Our toilet was dirty, as well as the bathtub. I was so glad not to have a small child needing a bath... The shampoo bottle was half empty, meaning it was left over and left out for us by housekeeping. Yuck. To top it off, a huge cockroach was hanging out on the AC unit when we woke up in the morning. We went for breakfast, and it was the saddest I've seen at a LaQuinta. We just opted to get out of dodge. I was happy that after voicing my issues with the company, and showing them pictures of our dirty bathroom and roach friend, my stay was refunded. I don't feel this property represents their brand very well.  
 
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"Stay in Corpus Christi"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 15, 2014
Gloria R | Houston, United States
I booked two rooms for my family for Easter weekend. We stay at La Quinta because they are pet friendly. The rooms were great. The breakfast was very good and the location was close to Kingsville, Tx where my family lives. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that needs a pet friendly place.  
 
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"Just an okay stay"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 14, 2014
Freda C | Cedar Hill, United States
The stay was just okay. The the check in and check out was speedy. They did allow be to check in early. I was very grateful for that. I was disappointed my room did not have a refrigerator and a microwave. The quality of this motel style hotel was about the same as he Travel Lodge next door. I booked a room at the Travel Lodge and the LaQuinta but paid $87 more for the LaQuinta that did not have a refrigerator or a microwave expecting better quality. I pretty disappointed in my stay because I have had better experiences with LaQuinta.  
 
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"Good place to stay in San Marcos"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 2, 2014
janendtx | Texas
We have not had good experiences with other motels in San Marcos, so we were pleasantly surprised by this La Quinta. It is a good, but not great, basic motel. It was clean, the bed was comfortable, the internet was good, TV did have limited channels but was OK, the staff was friendly. The breakfast was pretty basic, but everything was fresh and well stocked. We had a little trouble getting to it; our GPS did not seem to recognize that the access road was one-way. We will probably stay here again since we have had such bad luck with other places in San Marcos.  
 
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"Pay Attention"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
Kevin I | 
Pay attention to the details on the LQ site: bathroom has no door, it's a motel, not a hotel (we're accustomed to the newer LQs, breakfast is VERY basic, etc. Clean, comfortable, Trevor and staff were good; place is a bit seedy, lot of folks sitting on tailgates drinking beer, bit loud late at night, part of the fence is down separating the LQ from an apt complex-made you worry about your vehicle....VERY close to TX State and there's not a whole lot of great choices in San Marcos-have to drive to Austin.  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Aquarena Springs, 2 mi.
  • Guadalupe River, 14 mi.
  • Texas State Capitol (Austin), 30 mi.
  • Gruene Historic District, 17.5 mi.
  • Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 34 mi.
  • San Antonio International Airport, 46 mi.
  • Lyndon Baines johnson Library & Museum, 32 mi.
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 36 mi.
  • Cathedral of Junk, 28.5 mi.
  • Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, 35 mi.
  • Live Oak Brewing Company, 32.5 mi.
  • Texas High School Coaches Association, 6.5 mi.
  • Landa Falls Park, 20.5 mi.
  • Mount Bonnell, 38 mi.
  • Mayfield Park, 37 mi.
  • Austin Nature and Science Center, 33.5 mi.
  • Deep Eddy Pool, 34 mi.
  • Barton Springs Pool, 33.5 mi.
  • Boggy Creek Farm, 33 mi.
  • Austin Zoo, 39.5 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Butler Manufacturing, 2 mi.
  • C-Fan, 3 mi.
  • McCoy's, 2 mi.
  • Thermon Manufacturing, 4 mi.
  • Trico, 4 mi.
  • Gary Job Corp, 3.5 mi.
  • Central Texas Medical Center, 4.5 mi.
  • Grande Communications, 2.5 mi.
  • HEB Distribution Center, 19 mi.
  • University of Texas at Austin, 31.5 mi.
  • McCallum Fine Arts Academy, 36 mi.
  • Reagan High School Performing Arts Center, 35.5 mi.
  • Cabellas, 19 mi.
  • French Legation Museum, 30.5 mi.
  • O. Henry House Museum, 30.5 mi.
  • Elisabet Ney Museum, 34 mi.
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 31.5 mi.
  • Austin Segway Tours, 30.5 mi.
  • Austin Ghost Tours, 31 mi.
  • StarPlex 12 Cinema, 4 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Skydive San Marcos, 3 mi.
  • Wonder World Park, 2 mi.
  • Bobcat Stadium, 1.5 mi.
  • Strahan Coliseum, 1.5 mi.
  • San Marcos River, Parks, & Tubing, 2 mi.
  • Schlitterbahn Water Park, 20.5 mi.
  • Zilker Metroplitan Park, 32 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Palmer's, 0 mi.
  • Mamacita's, 1 mi.
  • Pizza Hut, 1 mi.
  • Sonic, 1 mi.
  • Jason's Deli, 2 mi.
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse, 2 mi.
  • Asian Garden Chinese Restaurant, 2.5 mi.
  • Pluckers, 2.5 mi.
  • Valentino's, 3 mi.
  • Carino's Italian Restaurant, 5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Tanger Factory Outlet, 6 mi.
  • San Marcos Factory Stores, 6 mi.
San Marcos, TX
Local Time: 9:07 AM (Central)
Local Temperature: 85.8°F
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