Hotel Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA

123 Carmel StreetSan Marcos92078USA
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About Hotel Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA

Located off Highway 78, the 2.5-star Hotel Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA is a 15-minute walk from California State University San Marcos and a 20-minute drive from Carlsbad State Beach. The hotel features a business center and an indoor pool with a spa tub.

Custom-designed beds, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi are provided in each room. Other conveniences include full and lap desks, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers.

Hotel facilities include 24-hour front desk services, meeting space, coin-op laundry and dry cleaning services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box. Express check-in/out and free parking are also available.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot buffet breakfast or grab a breakfast bag to go. Nearby dining spots include the Old Spaghetti Grill and Ahi Sushi & Grill.

The Hotel Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA is a 35-minute drive from Del Mar Fairgrounds and 45 minutes from Mission Trails Regional Park and downtown San Diego.


123 Carmel Street, San Marcos, CA, 92078, USA
Telephone: +1(760)7369249 | Fax: +1(760)7364872 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Great location

Guests have enjoyed the location of this hotel. It’s an obvious choice if you’re visiting someone at California State University although other highlights include nearby outlet shopping and dining and the hotel’s proximity to downtown San Diego.

Reasonable quality rooms

Although some guests report that they have experienced a better quality of rooms at other Hampton properties, the general opinion of the accommodation here is fairly good. Cleanliness is typically quite high and guests have appreciated the choice of included amenities.

Good breakfast

Aside from the obvious plus point that breakfast here is free, guests tend to describe the buffet as well stocked and as offering plenty of choice for all appetites. The staff is quick to refill items as they run out and guests have found the breakfast area clean and inviting.

Negative Reviews

Parking may be a problem

A number of past guests have encountered problems when trying to park at this San Marcos hotel. Spaces don’t seem to be limited but it seems that people often park inconsiderately, sometimes taking up two or three spots. This seems to be something that the hotel could manage better.

Lacks proper maintenance

Although the rooms are generally found to be of a reasonable standard, guests do report examples of poor maintenance. Problems include rust patches on the baths, broken locks, and excessive wear and tear on the furniture.

Some noise issues

Although few guests mention any traffic noise, there do appear to be regular problems with internal noise. The hotel’s proximity to the university means that there are lots of young people staying at the property. As one guest points out, these guests have wildly different schedules to those traveling on business or as a family group.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1490 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
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    8.8 /10
    8.8 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 1490 reviews