Motel 6 San Marcos

1321 North I-35San Marcos78666USA
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About Motel 6 San Marcos

Boasting free parking, Motel 6 San Marcos offers no frills budget accommodation beside Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Downtown San Marcos is less than two miles away.

Bright modernized rooms feature an en suite bathroom with granite countertops, wood-effect flooring, air-conditioning, flat-screen cable television, free local calls and paid Wi-Fi. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities include a 24-hour front desk, seasonal outdoor swimming pool and launderette. Kids can stay free at this pet-friendly property.

Morning coffee is complimentary at reception, where vending machines are also provided. Several dining options are located within a half-mile of the property.

Motel 6 San Marcos is about five minutes’ drive from San Marcos Premium Outlets shopping mall and the Texas State University campus. Bobcat Stadium is about ten minutes’ walk away while Wonder World Park theme park is about three miles away.


1321 North I-35, San Marcos, TX, 78666, USA
Telephone: +1(512)3968705 | Fax: +1(512)3967162 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient roadside location

Motorists in particular welcomed the location of this motel just off highway I-35. Moreover, the property was only a short drive from shopping malls and downtown San Marcos. Another bonus was the proximity of gas stations and eateries in the surrounding area.

Relatively peaceful

Apart from a few light sleepers, most reviewers reported that they found this motel to be fairly peaceful despite its proximity to the freeway.

Cheap and cheerful

A few reviewers found the rooms to be rather small, but many said they were sufficiently comfortable and clean for a stopover. There was praise for the refurbished rooms with fresh decor and laminate floors instead of carpets. It was often claimed that the rooms offered decent value for money due to the reasonable rates. Guests liked the free parking and the way pets were allowed for no extra charge.

Negative Reviews

Reviewers disliked Wi-Fi fees

Additional charges for Wi-Fi access were unpopular with reviewers. Moreover, some users claimed the network was slow or unreliable.

Maintenance and cleanliness issues

Blocked drains, cigarette burns and a sometimes uninviting swimming pool were among the maintenance issues that prompted negative remarks from some travelers. Cleanliness problems were also reported in some rooms such as bathrooms that could have been cleaner, stained bedding and trash leftover from previous occupants. Some guests claimed there were lingering smoke smells in certain parts of the building plus ineffective pest prevention measures.

Mixed reports over customer service

Although some reviewers praised the personnel for being pleasant, helpful and friendly, others said they encountered rude or inefficient personnel and faced delays to check-in during peak periods as they had to wait for their rooms to be made ready. A few reviewers also said they faced mix-ups with bookings on arrival.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1665 reviews across the web
5.7 /10
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    7.0 /10
5.7 out of 10 based on 1665 reviews