San Marcos, TX Hotels
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Don't know where to find the best deals on cheap hotels in San Marcos, Texas? Home to Texas State University, this college town is just a short drive from Austin and an affordable option for those who want to enjoy Texas' quirky capital. You can get low-cost rooms at motels along Interstate 35, like the Super 8 San Marcos. You can also go for something a bit more comfortable in town, like the Candlewood Suites or the Country Inn and Suites, but expect to pay as much as double for the amenities and interiors.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in San Marcos, TX

Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos
Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos
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8.6
Excellent
108 North Interstate-35, San Marcos
from $67
Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin San Marcos
Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin San Marcos
1250 North IH-35, San Marcos
from $71
The Crystal River Inn
The Crystal River Inn
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8.2
Excellent
326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos
from $115
Quality Inn University near Downtown
Quality Inn University near Downtown
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7.9
Good
1611 North Interstate 35, San Marcos
from $46
Motel 6 San Marcos, TX - North
Motel 6 San Marcos, TX - North
1701 North I-35, San Marcos
from $41
Courtyard San Marcos
Courtyard San Marcos
625 Commercial Loop, San Marcos
from $93
Motel 6 San Marcos TX
Motel 6 San Marcos TX
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6.3
Good
1321 North I-35, San Marcos
from $29
Comfort Suites Near Texas State University
Comfort Suites Near Texas State University
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8.8
Excellent
104 IH 35 N, San Marcos
from $59
Rodeway Inn San Marcos
Rodeway Inn San Marcos
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6.9
Good
1635 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos
from $49
Alexandra's House
Alexandra's House
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10
Excellent
250 Hugo Road, San Marcos
from $155
More About San Marcos, TX Hotels...

What San Marcos Hotels are Closest to Austin?

The interstate motels on the north end of San Marcos are your best bet for convenience to Austin. The Summit Inn Hotel and Suites has rooms starting at $65 per night, making it one of the cheapest hotels in San Marcos. The Ramada Limited San Marcos tends to offer similar quality at a lower price and with more amenities, like pet accommodations, than many of the surrounding motels.

What Airbnb Options Are in San Marcos?

Homes open for guests via Airbnb are a nice alternative to the motels that make up the majority of the available accommodations in San Marcos. It's easy to find a clean and comfortable room for $100 to $150 per night, or even an entire townhouse for $300. These are typically better options for families and larger groups, especially during the spring and summer peak seasons when the San Marcos River opens to the public for tube and shuttle rides.

What Should I Know About College Crowds?

Texas State University starts its fall quarter at the end of August, so expect larger crowds and fuller hotels around this time as students and their families arrive. The most convenient hotels to the university campus are the Red Roof Inn and the Days Inn on South Interstate 35 Frontage Road. The Howard Johnson San Marcos is also one of the most affordable hotels convenient to Aquarena Springs, a travel and university hotspot close to Bobcat Stadium. Check the university's sports schedule to plan for game day traffic.