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Our San Marcos hotel with in-room kitchens

Extended Stay Hotel With Fully Equipped Kitchens

When looking for an extended stay hotel, choose the Candlewood Suites San Marcos. We are centrally located between Austin & San Antonio along IH-35 all within a 35 minute driving distance. Whether you are with us for a few days, weeks or months, we have all the amenities to keep you recharged during your stay.

We are conveniently located to the area’s major employers including Urban Mining Co, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Hays County Government Center, San Marcos Police Department, Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Thermon and Texas State University. Or maybe your visit to the area is to relax and do some shopping at one of the largest outlet malls in Texas, Premium and Tanger Outlet malls. Enjoy the great Texas weather with a float down the San Marcos River or a drive through the Texas Hill Country and visit areas like Wimberley, Driftwood, and Dripping Springs.

In addition to our spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi, our guests also enjoy amenities that include free guest laundry facilities, a business center, on-site fitness center, an outdoor pool, the Lending Locker, Candlewood Cupboard and Gazebo Grill area. All this and more awaits you at the Candlewood Suites San Marcos. Contact us today to book your next extended stay in the area. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel and to San Marcos.

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Quick Info


  • On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities
  • Housekeeping Full Service
  • Standard Wireless Internet service is free for all members
  • On-site Fitness Center Available
  • Outdoor Gazebo Grill
Pets Welcome

It’s hard to leave your best buddy at home when you’re traveling for extended periods, so we provide a pet friendly experience. Restrictions and fees apply.


Whether you are booking suites for a family reunion or suites for your company's training needs, Candlewood Suites hotels can accommodate your group.


Workout whenever you want: Candlewood Gym always has an open door and lots of aerobic and cardio equipment to make it easier to stick to your exercise routine, no sweat.


The IHG Green Engage system is an online tool that gives our hotels the means to measure their day-to-day environmental impact.

Getting Here

Candlewood Suites San Marcos
Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County
20 Minutes, 10 Miles
Guest Reviews
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Overall Experience


based on 618 reviews
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Ratings Breakdown


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  • 1 Stars

Easy check in and check out


November 17, 2020

We knew we were staying in San Marcos but didn’t have a reservation. As we drive in, this property was the first one we saw. Looked clean and the parking lot was lit well. I checked prices online and they were reasonable so we parked and went in. We used our AAA discount which matched online prices. It was 8:00pm by the time we checked in and needed to get back on the road by 5:30am so our stay wasn’t long. The room was nice and clean and bed comfortable. I grabbed a free cup of coffee from the lobby on our our way out in the morning (no check out required) and we were back on the road.

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VERY INFERIOR Housekeeping


November 11, 2020

This property needs a MASSIVE wakeup call on housekeeping. Housekeeping does not remember the last time the floors were FACTUALLY cleaned in our room (photos attached). Plastic bags & dirty tissues still on the closet floor from prior guests. Dirty shoe prints easily visible on the bathroom floor. Hair & used bar of soap in the tub. Hair, popcorn kennels & dirt on the entry floor. Used tissue on floor underneath edge of bed & gum wrapper under desk. If you stay here get a room facing the BACK of the hotel, since traffic noise levels in rooms facing the freeway intersection make sleep difficult, & we are not light sleepers. Am an IHG Spire Elite Member with 2+ million points, but received the same exact welcome a 1st time guest would receive --- meaning absolutely ZERO recognition. Perhaps they do not recognize the importance of the IHG loyalty program? Do not blame individual employees since they were all polite & courteous. This hotel just seems to lack "professional" management.

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A Member that won’t stay at Candlewood again


November 04, 2020

I’ always have a good stay when I stay at an IHG hotel but this one was by far the worst. I normally book online, but this was a last minute book and the staff member was not very helpful and charged me twice. Not sure if he was new or just didn’t know what was going on but couldn’t answer any questions. Charged me twice. Hotel wasn’t clean as to what I’m usually accustomed to with IHG hotels. Both inside and out. No water pressure in our room and smelt as if it hadn’t been cleaned in months. I will stick to Holiday Inns. Never candlewood again.

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Terrible Hotel


November 04, 2020


Filthy hotel. Run down, dirty floors, dirty walls, dirty room, dirty everything. No amenities, the pool is green without algae. There was bird droppings from an infestation outside of tens of thousands of birds in the trees. Bird droppings everywhere. I took pictures and videos.

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FAQs for Candlewood Suites San Marcos

  • Yes, Candlewood Suites San Marcos offers complimentary parking for hotel guests.

  • Candlewood Suites San Marcos offers fully furnished in-room kitchens in all rooms. Our full kitchens have everything you need to cook your own meals while traveling. Visit our Amenities page for more details. 

  • Complimentary parking is available at Candlewood Suites San Marcos for hotel guests.

  • No, there is not a complimentary local area shuttle available at Candlewood Suites San Marcos.

  • Yes, Candlewood Suites San Marcos has an outdoor pool.

  • Check-in at Candlewood Suites San Marcos is from 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

  • Yes, the Candlewood Suites San Marcos offers free WiFi!

  • No, there is no on site restaurant at Candlewood Suites San Marcos.

  • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Candlewood Suites San Marcos.

  • Rates for accommodations at Candlewood Suites San Marcos vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

  • The Candlewood Suites San Marcos has 80 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

  • Pets are welcome at Candlewood Suites San Marcos. Our Pet Policy: At Candlewood Suites San Marcos, pets are welcome! Small pets under 25 pounds accepted with a non refundable pet fee. 25 USD dollar pet fee per day until the 6th night. 10 USD dollar fee will apply daily after the 6th night. .