hotels with a view in San Marcos, TX

1. Holiday Inn San Marcos-Convention Ctr Area, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off S Interstate 35, this relaxed hotel is 3 miles from both football at Bobcat Stadium on the campus of Texas State University and from the riverfront at Sewell Park.Modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add microwaves. Room service is available.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a casual restaurant/bar and a business center. There’s also a gym, a hot tub and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Cape’s Dam
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “Bistro”, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

James Warnack

Rooms are well cared for Some how they bring a warm cozy comfortable relaxing atmosphere when people need it the most They also have a full menu for breakfast and dinner not just a slap it on a plate and serve it they have real chefs preparing your order with only the highest grade produce veggies meat’s I guarantee you will be impressed with the culinary art coming out of there small kitchen

5 star dinning with out a doubt I have no doubt they can back that statement up Holiday inn conservation center & Springs Bristol & Bar should be known world wide

Aynz H

Great hotel and very helpful staff The only issue I have is the location is right next to the main highway 35 and one way street If you miss you exit, good luck fighting traffic to turn around

Overall, good pool with spa outdoors, a dog fenced walking grass area, restaurant is very awesome & delivers to your room, and the staff was amazing keeping the rooms and hallways spotless

Katherine Hepfer

I recently stayed at this hotel and it was in the perfect location (easy access on/off the highway) I had excellent customer service from the moment I walked in the hotel The GM was in the lobby and overheard me asking about recommendations and she talked to me finding out exactly what I was looking for and her recc’s were all top notch

I appreciate the price, customer service, clean rooms and safe/lighted parkingStay here, you won’t be disappointed!

2. Heidelberg Lodges

About this hotel

In a forest setting overlooking the Comal River, this laid-back resort dating back to 1935 is 2 miles from both Landa Park Golf Course and the McKenna Children’s Museum.Unfussy motel-style rooms feature cable TV, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes, and 1- and 2-bedroom suites provide separate living rooms, full kitchens and covered porches. A pair of houses come with BBQs and picnic furniture. Some quarters have river views.Fishing and boat rentals are available. Other amenities include a game room and garden seating areas, as well as an outdoor pool, a convenience store and BBQs.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Schlitterbahn
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “deer” 11 times
  • The hotel has a game room
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Mel Mel

Stayed on Mothers Day weekend, the property is very nice The beds were comfortable, we had a full size kitchen that came in very handy We had a great time at the pool and barbequing

There are plenty of picnic tables and pits for everyone The staff was very friendly and helpful I will definitely return and will recommend to my friends and family

John McRae

They have a kitchenette with zero kitchen accessories except to ice trays and an ice bucket The rooms are fine but the staff could use some education If they would rent a cornhole set or some kind of activity and put some more Lighting on the parking lot they could make some money there

Used to really enjoy the ping pong table but it’s gone 30 or $35 for a ball cap with your name on it, seriously Always strange to me how people pay people so they can advertise for them for free Anyway we enjoyed ourselves and we’ll be back and the swimming pool as well kept and fantastic

Kelsey Horn

Rooms were significantly dated Fridge leaked everywhere Beds were super uncomfortable

Only 2 pillows a bed and they weren’t all that great Staff was not overly friendlyPool was nice and access to the river was convenient The game room was a jokeThis is not glamping!! Don’t fool yourselfBest part of the stay was seeing the deer and hand feeding them

3. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Marcos Outlet Mall (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the San Marcos Premium Outlets mall, this informal hotel is 1 mile from Interstate 35 and 5 miles from Stokes Park, which is along the San Marcos River.The straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds.A breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a gym, plus a convenience store.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 7 min drive to Santa’s Ranch
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

C. A.

Very clean and convenient location behind the San Marcos outlets Fantastic for out of town shoppers You could walk to the outlets if you really wanted

The day we visited it was like a 103 🥵 so that was a no go! 😂Pet friendly but heads up this is private owned Location so they charge a $20 pet fee while most locations are free if you are a member Along with the pet fee they ask you sign a waiver or two, it was kinda annoying Staff was friendly and helpful It was a perfect stay for those no frills trips close to shopping We had a late check-in and the area was safe with nearby food

Steve Cowden

Modern hotel that’s situated pretty close to everything It’s less than 5 minutes from the Outlet Mall and only 5 miles from a myriad of restaurants and Cafe’s That’s a huge plus because there’s nothing but Fast Food spots by the hotel

Also, considering we stayed at the start of Spring Break, our rate was very affordableOur room was very clean and the beds weren’t too soft There was a small fridge and a microwave in the room, which comes in handy, especially if you have your kids with you The extra TV in the lounge area definitely came in handy as well My only complaint would be about the Shower Door It jams so you actually had to lift it to be able to slide it My wife actually got stuck in the shower because of it That’s why I’m giving 4☆’s instead of 5Breakfast was good and lots of choices, both cold and hot food were available This was actually the only Breakfast Bar I’ve seen that had Refried Beans as an option and also a mini pancake maker Everything was kept clean, and food was well stockedAs for the Staff, everyone was friendly and helpful We’d stay here again w/o question

david ricalde

Really really surprised that a 2 star hotel would be this impressive Clean, people are polite and helpful, breakfast was great which I’ve never seen in a 2 star hotel We decided to stay here because daughter was touring Texas State and wife wanted to shop at the outlet malls which is right next to it

Location is perfect for both Really surprised by the area too, everyone was friendly and at least this part of the city is great Very impressed with San Marcos and would recommend it to anyone

4. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-mile drive from Wonder World amusement park, this upscale all-suite hotel off I-35 is 5 miles from Texas State University.Relaxed suites come with low-key decor and custom-designed beds, plus separate living rooms, 2 flat-screen TVs, pull-out sofas, microwaves and minifridges. WiFi is available (fee). Upgraded suites add Keurig coffeemakers and minibars (no charge).Freebies include cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as appetizers and drinks at regular evening socials. There’s a cafe, a casual grill and a bar, plus a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and a spa (fee). Meeting rooms are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to Cape’s Dam
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 30 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Jill Holechek

The staff goes above and beyond and all around they show personal touches which make you feel welcomed They are quick and polished and know their jobs well The customer service is the best of any stay I have had in last couple years

I travel at least twice a month By far the top of my list The hotel is well known and has a reputation for being a good value for the money I was a little surprised by the wear and tear of the pool furniture and had to search to find one that was not ripped so badly I was in fear of its safety or comfort Our Premium room had a distinct unpleasant animal urine smell that was hard to ignore Other than needing some updating the room had everything we needed for our stay The black out curtains did a great job of keeping the morning sun out and the bed was comfortable I highly recommend a stay here but am hoping that some updating of the rooms to get rid of the smell-not sure if it was just our or not, and better pool deck furniture-is in the future Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars The staff are deserving of five stars

Terri Hayley

Great facility Especially for an Embassy Suites which is now a Hilton Enormous lobby, restaurant/bar has good food and drinks

Daily Happy Hour from 5:30 – 7 PM Bar closes at 10 PM The hotel is shaped like theater in the round The rooms are around the perimeter of the property, maybe 15 stories high, and the lobby is in the center Kind of like the Gaylord if you’ve been Nice check-in They have waters, sundries and a few snacks as well for purchase behind check-in desk Meeting rooms are nice, could be better lit and microphones would help Our daily breakfasts and lunches at the conference were nice My suite was huge compared to typical hotel rooms Had a separate room for sofa, desk, TV, few chairs in the living area A bar, wet sink, fridge, closet and bathroom with tub/shower combo in between the 2 rooms Bedroom had 2 queen beds, thermostat (behind bedroom door), TV, nightstand, lamps and a nice bright window to outside with blackout curtains There’s a spa at this resort, too, but didn’t get to enjoy while working

Valerie Lotito

Excellent service! Respectful staff! Beautiful hotel; the room was very nice Parking felt secure and employees were very accommodating; they made it a point to check in to see how our stay was going and asked if we needed anything They were very responsive to all requests! Overall, great stay and great experience

We will definitely be staying here again in the future

5. Gruene River Hotel & Retreat (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Guadalupe River, this relaxed hotel is 3.6 miles from Landa Park Golf Course and 10.4 miles from Tanger Outlets San Marcos shopping center.Cozy, individually themed rooms come with minifridges, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Some rooms have fireplaces, private balconies, 4-poster beds, river views and/or murals.Cooked breakfast and evening wine are complimentary. There’s also a riverside patio, a front porch, a screening room, a formal library and a game room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Gruene Hall and Gruene Historic District
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 18 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers


This is the second spring in a row that we’ve spent a night at this hotel on our Texas drive We’ll be back We enjoy the tranquility of the hotel, the access to the river, the ample outdoor space, the stylish and comfortable indoor rooms, and the scrumptious breakfast on the deck

The location is superb with attractions, including Gruene Hall, only a short walk The car stays parked (and for free) We were pleasantly surprised to see a deer walking on the outside edge of the hot tub fence Besides that deer, we had the large outdoor hot tub to ourselves nearly all evening Did I mention the free wine and treats in the lobby?This hotel is perfect for most anyone– couples, business retreats, friends, reunions Staff is friendly and professionalI can’t figure out why this hotel is ranked as a two-star hotel It’s at minimum a 4 star hotel

Jonathan Mueller

What an enjoyable weekend! My wife and I have not had such a relaxing and enjoyable time away for a very long time and this fit the bill perfectly The room was very comfortable, well kept, clean, and just right for our stay A few shops here and there, two longs visits to the hot tub with the evening stars above, two WONDERFUL chef-prepared breakfasts, reading sessions down by the river and on the terraces, some time in the library when it was a bit chilly in the morning, and the opportunity to meet and talk with the owners for quite awhile – all of this added up to a fantastic weekend

Thank you Paul and Aggie! It was wonderful!


5 stars are not enough! We stayed in the “Shady Lady” room on 5/17 Everything about this place is perfect Everything

My husband and I needed a short, relaxing trip for his birthday and this was the perfect location The owners and staff are so nice and welcoming Clean is an understatement Everything was spotless It was like being at home, only better because all we had to do is relax Easily worth twice the price of the rooms by the location alone Breakfast was fantastic, prepared by their chef Take a relaxing stroll down the path to the river, walk to the cute shops or to dinner down the block, or sit in the outdoor hot tub Thank you so much for the amazing trip We’ll be back

6. Crystal River Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Phone: (512) 396-3739
  • Ratings: 4.2 (155 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Crystal River Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy B&B in a grand Victorian mansion offering whimsical rooms with free Wi-Fi, plus a garden.

About this hotel

In a grand, circa-1883 Victorian mansion, this cozy bed-and-breakfast comprised of 3 buildings is a 5-minute walk from the LBJ Museum of San Marcos and 6 miles from the San Marcos Outlet Malls.The 12 whimsical, Victorian-style rooms are individually decorated with antiques and feature private bathrooms, TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have fireplaces, claw-foot tubs and sitting areas.Full breakfast is offered. There’s a central garden with fountains, plus a library and a garden bar. Spa services, plus horse-drawn carriage rides, are available for a fee. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to LBJ Museum and the Hays County Courthouse
  • 13 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Dylan Chisholm

My stay was decent The frat boys at the bar next door were loud well into the night, the power went out anytime you used a hairdryer, the shower didn’t work, and breakfast at 9 isn’t very convenient if you have a morning meeting like I did But big issue was after my stay

The Inn sent an email with a 10% off code for my next stay When I attempted to use the code the next month it didn’t work I forwarded their own email to the management and the response was that they didn’t know what code I meant, even though it was in the same email So I responded with the code and pointing to the email text therein, and the staff ignored that email completely When I called later the same day, I was told that room price was raised that same day and it was no longer available, but I could have another room for the original rate, but they wouldn’t honor the discount Then when I said I would take it but didn’t think it was fair to send a discount then refuse it, they said I couldn’t have the room anymore Just very deceptive and unprofessional management, and it was the owner’s decision not to honor the discount (that was supposed to be good all year) Lots of nicer hotels in San Marcos who don’t deceive guests

Jerry Moore

Just spent the weekend which was to be a good time with our daughter checking out Texas State and Bobcat weekend Checking in was a poor first impression as an older employee (could have been an owner) barked at us to move our car before we even had a chance to get to room and complete checkin Then breakfast apparently is only for special guests there for mystery dinner guests while the rest of us peasants get scraps

Cleanliness was average at best We typically stay at 4 star or better so shame on us for having any expectations We have stayed at numerous B&B over the years and this is definitely at the bottom Hope the review helps someone make a great choice or an ownership make some positive changes

dawn seibert

It was complicated!First off

we spoke to Cathy when we reserved the room She was very nice and helpful We told her we were traveling by train, and she offered to pick us up at the train station which was a short drive from the B&B We were in contact with Dylan the entire train trip and he was very responsivechecking on our arrival time and coordinating with us But when we did arrive approximately 15 minutes late he was too busy fixing a printer to accommodate our pick up so we had to Uber there And acted like our train coversation had never happened Upon arrival, the place did not appear as it did in the website photos Very run down and in dire need of repair The carpet was worn and stained everywhere There was a musty smell in the entire place The wallpaper was peeling on every wall in our roomThe bed was comfortable and the room was clean But there were multiple light bulbs that were burnt out in the lamps The first breakfastI can’t begin to describe Unpalatable! The coffee was colored water and the food consisted of a raw corn tortilla with uncooked cauliflower and carrots inside, cold Brie with tomatoes and an egg that was like plastic The first thing I noticed besides the horrible coffee was the rotten strawberries that were camouflaged with shredded coconut! I was afraid to eat anything else after I had to spit them into a napkin The second morning was better The grounds were nothing like the pictures on the website and in some of the reviews The common areas of the inn were ok Our stay was Monday through Thursday, so maybe things are better on the weekends It was just a let down from the pictures on the website and the innkeepers were scarce except for breakfast time Very disappointing for the price We would probably not stay here again The bed was comfortable and the location was great, other than that, it was just ok

7. Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This functional hotel is 3.1 miles from Wonder World park and 5.7 miles from San Marcos Municipal Airport.The casual rooms include free WiFi, coffeemakers and TVs with premium cable channels. Upgraded rooms have pull-out sofas. Suites add separate living areas, microwaves, minifridges and wet bars.The property offers a free hot breakfast, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include meeting rooms, a business center, on-site laundry facilities and complimentary parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars and TVs
  • Walking distance to Stokes Park and Cape’s Dam
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Rochelle Lintz

I’ve paid way less for way better The entire facility seemed pretty rundown and outdated The staff was nice and the rooms felt clean

Lights in my room didn’t work and the outlets were ridiculously loose, I’m surprised it could charge my phone The block would just fall out The tub was stained pretty nasty, wallpaper was peeling and the ceiling looked like there was a good amount of water damage and mold Definitely wouldn’t recommend

Angela Smasal

Our ceiling in the bathroom was leaking There was water all on the floor & toilet lid We told the front desk, all they did is give us towels to keep on floor

They didn’t move us rooms or comp anything! We spent a little extra in this trip on the hotel & expected that it would be a little nicer The only plus to this place was the location, it was easy to get in & off highway 35

Jasmine Lane

I would not stay here by far the worst stay I have had at Hampton Inn The room was disgusting and was not clean We walked in and we were so disgusted we immediately left and went to another hotel

The room had spider webs along the wall and ceiling A roof leak was over the toilet and had a huge wet spot, the tub had pubic hair in it The carpet was falling apart and was running onto the tile The refrigerator had brown stains around it Would not recommend this hotel Stay very far away from it After seeing all these things within the first 30 minutes of being here we went downstairs to see if we can get the issue resolved It was not! She simply said sorry and wouldn’t give us a receipt I’ll be calling corporate because I was charged for two nights I didn’t stay

8. Courtyard by Marriott San Marcos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel along I-35 is 1 mile from the San Marcos Outlet Malls, and 5 miles from Wonder World amusement park, which offers cave tours and a wildlife park.Sleek rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofas.Amenities include a bistro-style restaurant and bar, and lobby lounges with private TVs. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a terrace featuring a fire pit.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 4 min drive to Santa’s Ranch
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 17 times
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Mary Mitchell

This is a really nice hotel Yes, they are short-staffed, but it doesn’t reflect the cleanliness of the hotel or courteousness of the staff I’ve had positive interactions each time I came and left and have had no issues with our hotel room

I love being at the end of the hall because the stairs are right in front of the room The only thing I don’t like are the light buttons, especially in the bathroom I’m sure they are conserving energy but they are so difficult to turn on and off normally Aside from that, we are having a great time here

Hannah Lee

This hotel is a pretty standard Marriott similar to the others However, it is very WARM and the rooms don’t seem to have much control over the a/c, nor do they have safesHowever, the staff is super friendly and really great, so they make up for the warmth (and let us borrow a fan)!

Stacey Brantner

The hotel and room was clean The room was VERY warm The man at the front desk told us the A/c was broken and would not be fixed until next week

He said it was only working on the first floor Hr also told me there is nothing that could be done about it We couldnt change rooms or have our rate adjusted they couldnt let us knowabout this so we could bring a fan?now looking at the reviews it looks like this issue goes back 2 months I will not be staying here again

9. Gruene River Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1111 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Phone: (830) 627-1600
  • Ratings: 4.8 (285 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Gruene River Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Riverside B&B with quaint rooms featuring gas fireplaces, wood floors & balconies with water views.

About this hotel

On the banks of the Guadalupe River, this B&B surrounded by scenic countryside is 0.4 miles from downtown Gruene, and 0.7 miles from guided raft tours and kayak rentals at the Gruene River Company.The quaint, individually decorated rooms have wood floors, flat-screen TVs and whirlpool tubs. All rooms also have Wi-Fi access, gas fireplaces and private balconies with river views. Some rooms feature canopy beds.A breakfast buffet is provided. Beer and wine are available upon request (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Gruene Hall and Gruene Historic District
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “tacos”, mentioned 12 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the river views
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Macie cameron

My husband and I just recently stayed here for the first time for our wedding anniversary a few weeks ago We had some issues with getting double charged (once through bookingcom and once through the actual inn itself

) This put us in quite a bind for the weekend as this left us out about $1000 dollars The staff was SO amazing at handling and so quick at working to get it resolved The bookingcom charge was returned to us within 24 hours, and they completely comped our stay for the weekend due to the inconvenience We’ve had some issues with getting back the original deposit we payed to book it, and Jane (one of the staff members) and Darryl (the owner) have been incredible about trying to get that worked out It’s been 2 weeks and they are still working with me to ensure that we get that money back They have even gone above and beyond and offered to mail a paper check if they can’t get it figured out with the bankNow for the property itself:The property is beautiful! The views of the river are stunning and it is the cutest little boutique style Inn Every single staff member all the way down to housekeeping was so friendly It’s a short (1 min) drive into town or about a 10 minute walk There is also river access right on the property which is great if you aren’t looking to deal with hassle of actually floating My husband and I will definitely be returning!

Tammy Liu

Couldn’t have asked for a more quaint, comfortable, charming and convenient place to stay to celebrate our anniversary Jane, the inn keeper, made us feel so welcome and comfortable Awesome location – about a 7-10 minute walk into the heart of Gruene

My favorite aspects of the inn are that it has direct river access and each room has a balcony/deck that overlooks the river Highly recommend, thank you for a wonderful stay!

Matt Brown

Service and place is brilliant, rooms are cute and very nice too Why the room got 2 stars is because of the hall way lightsWhen laying in bed the glass panel above the door is glass and the hall way is lit up

The amount of light that came in the room was like the light in the room was on I slept with a towel over my head to try and block the lightCould find a light switch in the hall way either, other than that it’s great

10. Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel off I-35 is 2 miles from Texas State University, and 5 miles from the San Marcos Outlet Malls.Relaxed rooms with dark wood furnishings have free WiFi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some rooms have pull-out sofas, and suites add living areas. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.A hot breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a business center and 2 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Cape’s Dam and Stokes Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned air conditioning 15 times

Feedback From Real Customers

David Gurney

The rooms need updating The couch in my room was broken in several ways with dingy upholstery The nightstand was dinged and scratched

Staff was mostly nice, but there was a maintenance worker just sitting by the elevators each day at the same time scrolling through his phone Tough to get into from the frontage road (partly due to construction which they have no control over), and the parking lot was not very welcoming with debris and the scene at the very closely neighboring hotel’s pool I was able to rest there, but I would probably avoid if business calls me up to the area in the future

Sandra Williams

Location is Sketchy(and that’s being nice) Front desk young girl really rude She was supposed to activate my keys

I went all the way upstairs, keys were not activated I went back downstairs she had an attitude My room was paid for by my company for 2 nights We walked in the room didn’t sit down left never went back I would never ever recommend friends or family to stay here

11. Sage Hill Inn & Spa (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 4444 FM150 W, Kyle, TX 78640
  • Phone: (512) 268-1617
  • Ratings: 4.7 (234 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Sage Hill Inn & Spa
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Posh lodgings in a rustic-chic hotel offering free breakfast & dinner in a farm-to-table restaurant.

About this hotel

Set on 88 acres of countryside beside Onion Creek, this rustic-chic hotel is 6 miles from Plum Creek Golf Course and 27 miles from Austin.Polished rooms and suites have fireplaces, sitting areas, and satellite TV, plus DVD players and free Wi-Fi. Posh, modern cottages add kitchens, separate living areas and decks with seating; most have countryside views.Breakfast and dinner (included) are served in a country-chic restaurant that offers farm-to-table American fare. There’s an outdoor pool, a 14-person hot tub and a fire pit, plus a bocce court, horseshoe pits, and hiking and biking trails. A spa offers massages and beauty treatments.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min drive to Duchman Family Winery
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Porch” 11 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Christi Phillips

My family celebrated my sister’s birthday by renting the Ranch House @ Sage Hilll Inn and Spa July 7-9 The hospitality by the staff is outstanding! Nina provided the pool goers with fresh cool fruit and drinks The rental is nestled in a quite wooded area within walking distance of the main buildings/dining room

The food, especially the lunch picnic is deliciousThe Ranch House is serviced by Housekeeping, but only if you arrange it the day before The kitchen at the Ranch House large so we took a lot of our own food and prepared it there so we could enjoy the houseThe practitioner/therapists at the spa are well qualified in providing first-class experiences

Erika Rodriguez

My husband and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate our 4 year anniversary What a beautiful serene place! We stayed in the Hays Room and the room was so beautiful, cozy, and spacious We enjoyed seeing deer every morning and evening right outside our window

We also enjoyed the delicious dinner every night in the communal style hall Our lives are very hectic, and it felt so nice to go to a place where there was so much peace and quite, and perfect for romance All of the staff was very accommodating as well, especially Aric Nothing but good things to say!

Anne Grundhoefer

My husband and I had such a relaxing weekend here in the Texas hill country We stayed in the Hayes room for the views and they did not disappoint The room was large enough for us to spread out and it was very clean

The food was great, and Aric and the rest of the staff were so nice and accommodating To top it all off, Shawn and Greg gave the best couples massage! We will be returning to this hidden gem as soon as possible

12. 7A Ranch (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 333 Wayside Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676
  • Phone: (512) 847-2517
  • Ratings: 4.5 (473 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : 7A Ranch
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key riverfront resort offering simple rooms, cabins & lodges, plus fishing & a wedding chapel.

About this hotel

Set on 7 acres on the Blanco River, this informal resort is 3 miles from Blue Hole Regional Park and 5 miles from the underwater caves at Jacob’s Well Natural Area.Simple rooms feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV, minifridges and microwaves; some include pull-out sofas or kitchenettes. Modest cabins, some with screened-in, river-view porches, have kitchens. Casual lodges offers kitchens and living/dining areas. Towels are not provided.Activities such as fishing and volleyball are available, and there’s a rustic wedding chapel. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 2 min walk to Cowboy Museum
  • Guests mentioned “kayaks” 15 times
  • Guests mentioned “cantinas” 11 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian Moon

Gorgeous place to float the river or stay overnight at the individual cabins Friendly staff and amazing locationThe river situation is a great alternative to the Blue Hole or Jacob’s Well, which is always booked weeks and months in advance

Just show up early (before 10) on the day of, as the 50 person limit can fill quickly, particularly on the weekend It’s reasonably priced and can accommodate last minute planningYou might see deer or goats as well

Celeste Schooley

We could not have asked for a better experience We rented a lodge for 6 families and we had so much room and very comfortable beds We kayaked, tubbed, played sand volleyball & basketball, and had so much fun

The pioneer town was cute and made for cute pics We will absolutely be back The staff were very friendly and the store prices were very reasonable

Candace Johnson

The lodge was the perfect place for our Senior River Crew ‘22 trip! We had 30 high school seniors & 4 adult chaperones in the lodge, 4 other adult chaperones staying in cabins The lodge overlooks the beautiful river! The river w/ rented kayak, the pool & sand volleyball were a hit! We had a scavenger hunt the 1st night, so many things to discover in Pioneer Town, it was a hit! Such a fun place to have a fun trip! Would highly recommend, ready to go back!

13. Lamb’s Rest Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on the Guadalupe River, this cozy bed-and-breakfast is 1.1 miles from the historic village of Gruene, and 2.9 miles from Schlitterbahn Waterpark.Quaint rooms offer WiFi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and coffeemakers, plus fireplaces and private bathrooms. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs. Suites and a private cottage add minifridges or kitchenettes.Decks and a conservatory offer river views. There’s an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as gardens with swings and hammocks. A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining area. Other perks include free soft drinks and snacks.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 3 min drive to Gruene Hall
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Rey K

I would like to say thanks to my besties for the best ladies weekend ever and also for suggesting this amazing getaway place I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone We stayed in the Butter Tub Suite which had 2 hug rooms and a outside nook which I slept super comfortably

The manager who manages the place Crystal is super duper amazing and super welcomingShe did a fantastic job telling us where everything was at The common area was well stocked full of snack, food and coffee Everything was super clean I would highly recommend this place to everyone and especially a plus to have such a great manager and the scenery outside was super majestic Thank you so much Crystal for making us feel so welcomed Hopefully, this will be our spot for many more ladies weekend to come Hope to see you soon

Andie Koppe

Just had the most amazing weekend away with 4 of my best girlfriends! The staff at Lambs Rest Inn went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable From the champagne and fruit/cheese plate in our room to the wide variety of breakfast options in the main house, we couldn’t have been more pleased Also, you can’t beat the location being right on the river and only a mile away from Gruene

Can’t wait to be back for another relaxing weekend away!

Lucia Salaverri

Returned to Lamb’s Rest Inn after 5 years and was disappointed to find that the quality has dropped quite significantly What struck me about my first visit was the homely feeling, with homemade breakfast, impeccable service and attention to detail On this second visit no one was present at the property to assist with any questions or clean the common area

The only person we saw was the manager’s boyfriend who was very rude when I asked him if someone could tidy up our room Of course there was no homemade breakfast and were expected to clean after ourselves You wouldn’t expect this from the price they are chargingUnfortunately I will not be coming back It was very sad to see how this place has changed so much

14. Homewood Suites by Hilton San Marcos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 35, this relaxed hotel is 2 miles from shopping at San Marcos Premium Outlets, 3 miles from Dick’s Classic Car Museum featuring restored vintage American automobiles, and 4 miles from Stokes Park.Contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus sofabeds. All have kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, as well as dining areas. Suites add separate living areas.Freebies include breakfast and parking. Other amenities consist of a gym, and an on-site convenience store, plus an outdoor heated pool. There’s also a business center and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • The rooms have microwaves
  • 6 min drive to Santa’s Ranch

Feedback From Real Customers

Dr. Francisca C. Hennes DNP, APRN, FNP-C

As a frequent traveler, Homewood Suite San Marcos is definitely one of my favorite place The Best among equals Staff are friendly and polite

The rooms are clean The environment is peace and quiet after a hard days work Christian and Miles at the front desk will smile and welcome you to this beautiful home-away-from-home I highly recommend it

Dan Drago

Very nice property, located close to nearly everything you need in San Marcos The rooms are small efficiency apartments, with full sized refrigerator/freezer, range top, dishwasher Didn’t spend much time in the room, but it was a relaxing space to come back to after being out and about all day

Good breakfast provided by the hotel Would definitely return the next time I’m in San Marcos

Jamie Walton

When we got there there was a horrible stench They told us they sprayed something We tried the pool but too cold and no jacuzzi

Wouldn’t have minded softer and warmer blankets The trash cans are sooo tiny Love the big fridge Shower nothing special like Marriott It’s pretty expensive for moderate accommodations Breakfast is free and had keto options

15. Hilton Garden Inn New Braunfels (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 35, this modern hotel is a 10-minute drive the Schlitterbahn Waterparks.Flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.There’s a low-key bar and a 24/7 convenience store, in addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and a casual restaurant serving American cuisine. There’s also an outdoor pool, the fitness center and a patio with upscale furnishings. Other perks and amenities include 2 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes and TVs
  • 4 min drive to the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Peggy M

Fast, easy check in with Yvonne This was a wonderful visit We had a king room, spacious and comfy

Comfortable bed and excellent shower Smooth checkout with Jennifer I was impressed with the hot breakfast they had available, Hannah made the order to go We were able to get our work week started with fresh coffee and a hot breakfast to get us on the road home Thank you for providing an excellent and relaxing stay!

Kathrine Lopez

The hotel is clean and spacious The staff is courteous and friendly The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is they typically offer free continental breakfast

It was not free The charge was $875 but the menu looked good Only coffee was offered for free anytime Also the restaurant had a very limited menu and was pricey so I opted to eat out Otherwise a great place to stay!


Great location to where we were in New Braunfels The room was a little dark and nothing fancy, but I did not mind because everything was clean! And yes, I did check the sheets! We had a ladies weekend and all of us stayed here No complaints from any of us

I would return if the occasion arose Breakfast was fresh and served hot, along side a great selection of breads and other breakfast items

16. The Resort at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located within the sprawling Schlitterbahn Waterpark is this whimsical theme resort.The wide variety of accommodations sleep from 2 up to 16 and include standard hotel rooms and suites, contemporary family cabins, lodge-like treehouse suites, modern lofts and multi-bedroom houses. All options have free WiFi and TVs. Many options have views of the Comal River, and some have full kitchens and/or whirlpool tubs. The resort offers several heated pools, a hot tub, bike rentals, volleyball and such indoor activities as movies and fireside s’mores. All guests get free waterpark admission, early park access, on-site parking and shuttle service.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Schlitterbahn and Prince Solms Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “s’mores” 15 times
  • Guests mentioned “popcorn” 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Mr M

Got the 1 bedroom suite Kitchen had a stove, oven, microwave and full fridge The room, and entire resort was super clean

Beds were super soft, lots of pillows Very nice, enjoyed everythingMy only gripe is the staff could be a little more knowledgeable I found out from another guest that resort guest could enter the park an hour early, no staff ever mentioned this to me This is a huge deal when considering that the best rides can have over a 2 hour wait Our last day we got in the park 30 minutes early and we’re able to get in line for master blaster before the park actually opened We ended up riding all 4 of the extreme slides in the first hour and a half This knowledge would’ve made our first couple days much betterThere was also much confusion with the tram system They told me the resort tram ran every 15 minutes but it’s more like every 40 minutes I have this same complaint about the park itself, the employees only seem to know their job and their job only

Sabrina Perez

Paid for this trip a couple months in advance to spend with my family We rented a condo that was 2 bedroom, 15 baths that slept up to 8 people

It also included a full kitchen and washer/dryer We were very excited to get there but immediately disappointed upon entering the room This condo looked like a wreck There was a hole in the half bath door, patches of holes that had been covered up on the walls but not painted Furniture was very old, scratched up, and dirty The dressers upstairs had missing knobs that were broken off The half bath toilet was clogged and we couldn’t use it and the upstairs sink was clogged so it was disgusting after we brushed our teeth The dishware and “pots/pans” that were available were useless and cheap The fridge had dents covering the outside and the inside shelves on the door were broken or severely bent to where it wouldn’t hold any condiments The fridge was set to cold and froze our juice and milk but the knob was missing so we couldn’t adjust it We had 2 vehicles that we were able to park in front of our room on the first night but when we left to go get ice, someone parked there and we had to park on the other side near other condos The issue with that was the vehicles parked in front of our room did not have resort guest tags but when we called the office, no one was available to answer the phone and assist They office is only available from 9-5pm We purchased season passes and the ONLY advantage to being at the resort was walking over to the park We didn’t have early access before general admission We had access after hours but only to 2 pools that were 3-4 feet each at the swim up bars but the bar was not open, there were no attendants, and no music Save your money, stay at a nice hotel and just drive to the park daily I would not stay at this “resort” ever again So not worth the money we paid for this condo

Michelle Conkin

We stayed for our little man’s 9th birthday recently, and we had a great time! The only change we did not like was the one hr early entrance, and the one hr later park play has not been put back in place since new ownership I know they’re working a lot though in the park, and appreciate all the hands that are helping keep this beautiful park open! Service is always great!! Highly recommend season pass 😎

17. Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern riverfront hotel is a 15-minute walk from shopping at New Braunfels Marketplace and a 1.6-mile drive from Camp Comal Park.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks with ergonomic chairs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature microwaves and balconies with river views, and suites add separate living areas.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard and an American restaurant serving Starbucks coffee. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and an exercise room, plus river activities and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to New Braunfels Conservation Society
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 17 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the river views
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniela Nolz

This Courtyard is TOP NOTCH! One of the best we’ve stayed in, so close and convenient to so many wonderful attractions Clean, welcoming and a wonderful cafe and coffee shop that gets it right Everyone that worked there was amazing and Brandy really stood out with her kind demeanor, stress free multitasking abilities, wonderful customer service and overall nice vibes

Every evening, she had a line almost out the door or people checking in, requests and questions from visitors She handled them kindly and set great expectations We’ve stayed at many hotels and I’ve never felt more welcome or valued as a guest here The customer service blew us away! Highly recommend

Ryan Hartley

Associate Lauren working at the front desk was very knowledgeable and professional Went above and beyond to help and accommodate our needs Would definitely come back because of her

Hotel was very nice and clean Great location for fun and views Also has security at night His name is Paul, he was also very professional and courteous and made us feel safe parking our vehicles out front

Starr Smith

The room was very comfortable! The staff was very friendly and accommodating She allowed us to switch from a standard room to a river-view room at no extra charge The pool area was beautiful and the river access was easy to find

I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in New Braunfels

18. Creekhaven Inn & Spa (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 400 Mill Race Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676
  • Phone: (512) 847-9344
  • Ratings: 4.9 (461 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Creekhaven Inn & Spa
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Rustic-chic B&B offering classic, antiques-filled rooms, a breakfast buffet, a hot tub & fire pits.

About this hotel

Overlooking the banks of Cypress Creek, this rustic-chic, cottagelike bed-and-breakfast lies 38.4 miles south of Austin and 1.4 miles from Blue Hole Regional Park.Classic, antiques-filled rooms and suites come with air-conditioning, fireplaces, minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. Most have whirlpool baths and private decks with creek views.A hot breakfast buffet is served in an informal dining area. Other amenities include fire pits, a garden hot tub and private access to the creek. In-room massages are also available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to Wimberley Market Days
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “romance” 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Gerard

We absolutely loved our stay at Creekhaven Inn! From the beginning, the staff was so welcoming and caring, and they really thought of every little thing The breakfast was delicious, and the rooms were spotless and adorableThey even left a handwritten note on our breakfast tray the first morning welcoming us – who does that anymore? Such a nice touch!You can tell they really take pride in what they do and are happy to have you stay there

We also loved the amenities: kayaks, creek access, bikes, hot tub – we did it all! Definitely coming back Thank you for making our stay a memorable one!

Heather Evans

This was the perfect weekend getaway! We stayed in the Wild Honeysuckle and the room was amazing It was very spacious and the private patio was great On Saturday morning we drank our coffee on the patio while listening to live music down below

The breakfast was so good and they accommodated our dietary needs We booked a couples massage during our stay The little spa was so cute and the massages were amazing! The staff was very friendly and very welcoming during our stay We will definitely be back!


We loved our one night stay! We went there for my boyfriend’s birthday I paid extra to have the room decorated Super cute! Amy even sang “Happy Birthday ” while hula hooping!🤣 The room was adorable! The grounds were beautiful! We really enjoyed the kayaking

It was just a 10 minute walk to town for dinner They even have bicycles if you prefer not to walk or drive They deliver your breakfast to your room It was delicious! We will definitely be back!

19. Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along Highway 35, this straightforward hotel is 2 miles from Texas State University and 8 miles from the San Marcos Premium Outlets.The unfussy rooms with a warm vibe feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, in addition to microwaves, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is offered.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a casual restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness room. There’s also a 24-hour snack store and a business center. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 15 min walk to Blanco Shoals Natural Area
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Andrew Bennett

Great hotel This was a personal trip, which I don’t do often at all I travel regularly for work and have come to expect great service and a super clean room

I got that and beyond here They even had a deodorant stick for me when I realized I forgot one The gentleman at the desk didn’t have any on him, but went far out of his way to call around to find some Great folks – I expect to be back and will absolutely stay here!!

Betsy Horton

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in July We had a canoe trip planned with two other couples Our stay was wonderful

Clean room and nice people My girlfriends and I stayed downstairs until 1:00 am visiting Your front desk, Augustus, was so friendly and kind We stopped to visit and he was helpful answering all our questions So glad to know hotels care about excellent people with customer service skills Next time in San Marcos we will stay with you Thank you!!

Liz Harder

My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn San Marcos, along with 2 other couples We all enjoyed our stay The hotel rooms and the hotel were very clean

We were really impressed with Augustus, who worked the front desk on Saturday evening He was kind and very customer service-oriented He provided us with information about the area Kudos to having such a great young man working for you He represented your hotel very well

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