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The San Marcos, TX Area

San Marcos is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area. The city is on the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio and is the seat of Hays County. Founded on the banks of the San Marcos River, the area is thought to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Americas.

The city of San Marcos is often referred to by its nickname, San Marvelous. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters, with some winter frost at night. In 2010, San Marcos was listed in Business Week's fourth annual survey of the "Best Places to Raise your Kids". 

Hotel Services and Amenities

At La Quinta Inn & Suites San Marcos you will surely rest comfortably in one of our standard Bright morning pillow top beds. Enjoy your night’s rest just like at home by bringing your pet with you. We are a pet friendly hotel and pets stay free. Each morning our staff welcomes you in the lobby with complimentary Brightside breakfast which offers a variety of hot and cold meal choices.

Stay connected with our free high-speed internet access, free local calling, and business center. Each room offers a Samsung flat panel TV with 30 channels of HD programming and a Plug-and-Play TV feature which makes it simple to connect electronic devices. We also provide all the amenities that you may have forgotten-coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and an alarm clock.


Nestled in Texas hill country, the Newly Renovated La Quinta Inn San Marcos is just minutes from all popular area attractions. Rio Vista Park, just 5 miles from your stay, boasts a 14-acre regional park featuring sports courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas & hiking/biking trails. Take a glass bottom boat tour at The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boats, which is dedicated to the preservation of the unique archeological and biological resources of Spring Lake. If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, San Marcos Premium Outlet and Tanger Outlet are within close proximity to the hotel.

A variety of eateries await you in San Marcos. Saltgrass Steakhouse on the River and River Pub Grill on the River are both just minutes from the hotel. Enjoy Mexican cuisine at Garcias, Chuy’s, or Casa Marias, which are all very close. If fast fare is your choice, San Marcos is also host to In & Out, Pluckers, and Sonic.