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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX

San Marcos hotel exterior
Hotel's lobby in San Marcos, TX features fireplace and lending library
San Marcos hotel's front desk
San Marcos hotel's indoor heated pool
Complimentary breakfast at San Marcos hotel includes hot and cold items


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, TX
1560 I H 35 South
San Marcos , TX 78666


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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Business Center


Stay near Texas State University in San Marcos
Situated off I-35, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, San Marcos, TX is the perfect place for a break from your interstate journey. The hotel puts you near Tanger Outlets and Premium Outlets as well as Schlitterbahn Waterpark. In town to show your Bobcat pride? Texas State University is just a four-mile drive away. When you’re ready to unwind after a long drive or a game at Bobcat Stadium, slide into the hot tub or relax in your room while you plan your next day’s adventure with free Internet access.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
Before visiting Texas State University, work out some energy with a jog in the fitness center or a few laps in the pool. If you need to print out tickets for the big game, head to our business center. Amenities and services include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access 
  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast 
  • Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub 
  • Fitness Center 
  • ATM

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Our Rooms & Suites
After a day of shopping and sightseeing, you’ll find a comfortable retreat in one of our guest rooms or suites. Enjoy a good night’s rest, and wake to a cup of coffee while you catch up on news. Standard room amenities include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access 
  • Coffeemaker 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free Weekday Newspaper

Need more room for outlet purchases? Opt for a One-bedroom King Suite, complete with all standard amenities as well as a spacious living area with a sleeper sofa.

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Bring your appetite to the hotel’s complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, serving biscuits, fresh fruit and a variety of morning favorites. For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant like Tres Hermanas Restaurant and Cantina, a great place to get your Tex-Mex fix. Sip a frosty margarita as you chow down on their famous fajitas. Not in the mood for Mexican food? Tres Hermanas is also known for delicious burgers.

Things to Do in San Marcos, TX
Halfway between San Antonio and Austin on I-35, San Marcos makes the ideal base to explore Central Texas. Whether you’re here for graduation at Texas State University or a family getaway, be sure to check out these local attractions:

Outlet Shopping – Find your new favorite outfit or a pair of sleek sunglasses at Tanger Outlets and Premium Outlets, both less than four miles from the hotel. You can browse hundreds of shops in your quest for the best deals on high-end brands.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Take to the water in a big way at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, one of the most popular water parks in the nation. Just a 20-minute drive down I-35, Schlitterbahn is home to the Master Blaster uphill water coaster, a memorable ride for its twists, spirals and roller coaster thrills.

Wonder World Park – You’ll find a natural wonder of Texas about three miles from the hotel at Wonder World Park, where the passageways of Wonder Cave invite underground exploration. Toss a coin into the cave’s wishing well before heading to the surface to experience the park’s mind-bending Anti-Gravity House.

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Groups & Meetings
Celebrate with your Texas State grad at the Country Inn & Suites, equipped with a versatile meeting space that offers free high-speed Internet access and audiovisual equipment rental. Our staff can help you with the details for events with up to 40 guests, and we can even personalize a Web page for the event to keep your guests informed. Contact the hotel to ask about our special packages for meetings and other events.

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100% Non-Smoking Facility