The Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos, CA hotel by Marriott is located off Highway 78, just 3 -miles from California State San Marcos and within walking distance to the San Marcos Grand Plaza. Travelers will appreciate our San Marcos hotel’s free hotel-wide WiFi, a daily hot breakfast buffet, Inn Mix receptions (M-W), and parking. Guests on TripAdvisor have voted us as the #1 hotel in San Marcos, CA and it has earned us the 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Visit some of the most popular attractions near San Marcos including LEGOLAND, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Carlsbad beaches, Stone Brewing Co., & Camp Pendelton Unwind after a busy day in one of our spacious studio, 1 bedroom, or two bedroom suites that feature plush Marriott bedding, full kitchen with dinettes, living room set with a pull-out sofa bed, & an HDTV with 12 HD channels. Our hotel offers a large outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, an onsite meeting room, & an outdoor patio.