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

Embassy Suites San Marcos - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
from $143
Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge
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2.3
811 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos
from $43
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin San Marcos
from $89
Travelodge San Marcos
Travelodge San Marcos
1611 Ih 35 N, San Marcos, TX, USA, San Marcos
from $0
The Crystal River Inn
The Crystal River Inn
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4.2
326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos
from $145
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX
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4.0
1560 Interstate Highway 35 South, San Marcos
from $92
Summit Inn Hotel & Suites
Summit Inn Hotel & Suites
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2.5
1433 North Interstate 35, San Marcos
from $42
Baymont Inn & Suites San Marcos
Baymont Inn & Suites San Marcos
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3.6
4210 IH-35 South I-35 at Centerpoint Road, San Marcos
from $58
Days Inn San Marcos
Days Inn San Marcos
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3.3
1005 I 35 N, San Marcos
from $55
Americas Best Value Inn - San Marcos
Americas Best Value Inn - San Marcos
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2.4
1507 Interstate Highway 35 North Frontage Road, San Marcos
from $45
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.

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