The San Marcos Area
Discover this convenient spot for your visit to the Texas hill country, where a warm and friendly Texas welcome awaits. Here, the Guadalupe River and ancient Aquarena Springs feed the San Marcos River, considered an archeologically significant area. We’re centrally located right off I-35 at exit 206, near the San Marcos Municipal Airport. The state capital, Austin, is 32 miles to our north, San Antonio is 50 miles to our south. But away from big city life, we offer the comforts of home: spacious and comfortable accommodations, free Bright Side Breakfast® daily, free parking and Wi-Fi, new Samsung TVs, an in-room coffeemaker, a resort-style shaded outdoor pool for relaxation, and a welcome for pets, too.
At the site of a collection of springs which have never run dry, archeologists have found evidence that the San Marcos River, underneath which 200 springs bubble up, supported inhabitants as many as 12,000 years ago. These days, the river is a popular recreational area for tubing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and bird-watching. Take an antique glass bottomed boat ride on Spring Lake. Or, drive 31 miles to Zilker Park, the key outdoor destination for Austin residents. Our tourism revolves around Skydive San Marcos and Wonder World Park, home to the anti-gravity house. We’re also home to Texas State University, the alma mater of Lyndon B. Johnson. And, we’re proud to be named by Business Week as one of the nation’s best places to raise a family.
Hotel Services and Amenities
Our friendly staff are waiting to greet you Texan-style with a smile and a key to one of our comfortable guest rooms. Your overnight parking is free of charge, and a healthy and hearty free Bright Side Breakfast is served each morning with waffles, hot and cold cereals, breads, muffins, pastries, fresh fruit and all-you-can-drink juices and coffee. Rooms are well-equipped with a new Samsung flat-panel television offering 30 HD premium channels and a Plug-and-Play feature where you can connect your own electronics. Stay in touch using our free high-speed internet access via Wi-Fi. Travel light, as we provide a hairdryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board, and a coffeemaker in all rooms. Pets are welcome.
Some of our guests are visiting Texas State University, just three miles from the hotel. Others are headed for Tanger Factory Outlet or San Marcos Factory Stores, just six miles away. Families may be treating the children to a fun day at Wonder World Park or a ride in a glass bottomed boat at the Aquarena Center on Spring Lake. Adventurers may have a thrill at Skydive San Marcos and outdoor enthusiasts may just take a hike around the San Gabriel Park and along the river banks. There’s Bobcat Stadium and Strahan Stadium for TSU collegiate football and basketball just a mile- and-a-half away. When hunger calls, a handful of dining options are under a five minute walk from our front door.