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Hampton Inn San Marcos

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent service all around. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Lots of things to do. Nice location near to restaurants. Check in and check out process went smooth. Complimetary breakfast was good.

Thank 979victoriac
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Best hotel staff I've ever dealt with. Conveniently close to Cal State San Marcos. Really enjoyed my stay and staff were super helpful when I had a change in travel plans mid-stay. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

Thank 387mirandad
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

we booked a night here just for a place to stay for the night. we were coming from vegas for my daughters surprise birthday. the room was out dated. the hall light in my room flickered all night and the shower when in use made a loud squeaky noise. the bathroom door wouldn't stay open so i had to use...

Thank vannesajishmael
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I would recommend the Hampton Inn in San Marcos because it's a great facility, clean and efficient as well as very conveniently located. Great staff, they are very helpful. We had restful nights sleep because it's very quite and the accommodations are very comfortable.

Thank Janet S
blythe, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2016

First Hampton Inn I had a great experience. Staff was caring. Especially Justin, they even offered me a bag to take for the morning, some hotels Hampton Inn don't even ask. Breakfast was pretty good. Sausage, eggs, and bagel with cheese and pepperoni. Bed was comfortable and not itchy like one of the Hampton Inn I stayed in. Location was...

Thank Rosie L
Visalia, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The HAMPTON INN SAN MARCOS was in need of repairs in the bathroom. The carpet in the lone elevator had a huge stain. Our room itself was very clean and showed a conscientious cleaning staff. The same cannot be said for the maintenance staff. Either it lacks knowledge, concern, or management is trying to pad the bottom line and not...

Thank James Y
Placentia, California, Usa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The hotel was very clean. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Offered coupons for local restaurants. It was a great location for what we were there for. The rates were very reasonable. We would definitely stay at this location again. Thank you.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It sounded great, but we had a view of the parking lot, a small room with little room to even turning around, the "lake" was a somewhere nearby but where?, the place we had expected just wasn't there.

Thank Paekakariki
sansmhx, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Marcos, responded to this review

We apologize that you did not enjoy the view during your recent stay with us. It certainly is possible that you had our location confused with the Lakehouse which is located by the Lake San Marcos. Although we might not have a direct view of a lake, our staff and I are always looking for ways to improve our customer...

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We came out from Arizona for a celebration of life service we wanted to attend, so I had to find a room on very short notice. This hotel is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed at ! The location is great. Freeway close and lots of shopping and restaurants in the area. The room was super clean, comfortable...

Thank Cyndi J
Gonzales, United States
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This hotel is located close to several shopping, dining, and recreational areas in San Marcos, including a golf course, and has very easy access to major roadways north of the San Diego area. Signs are clear and visible, and the hotel's interior and exterior are well lit.

Thank Elizabeth S

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hampton Inn San Marcos

Address: 123 E Carmel St, San Marcos, CA 92078-4309
Region: United States > California > San Marcos
Price Range: $124 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn San Marcos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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“Ask about the view and sun in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Paekakariki, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 304, opposite side of the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 343dels, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the side away from the 57 Freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles Cali-Native2015, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 119 is right next to the gym and if there is someone running on the treadmill you'll hear ever step.”
 of 5 bubbles Coloradolawdobe, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This is a three story facility and they do have an elevator to go to the 2nd and 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 18NancyH, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
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