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Hotel Expenses

Reimbursement is based off actual expenses incurred, and cannot exceed $275 before taxes and fees. If an exception is approved, the Lodging Exception Form should be included with the travel claim.

Preferred Hotels 

CSUSM maintains negotiated hotel agreements with the following local hotels:

Fairfield Inn San Marcos

Fairfield Inn San Marcos
277 W. San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 891-0111

Residence Inn San Marcos

Residence Inn San Marcos
1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd. San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 591-9828

Lakehouse Hotel San Marcos

Lakehouse Hotel San Marcos
1025 La Bonita Dr. San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 744-0120

NOTE: A valid CSUSM ID will be required when you check in with one of our preferred hotels. Hotel booking codes only apply for business travel purposes. 

Transient Occupany Taxes Exception

University employees traveling on official business are granted an exemption for the payment of occupany taxes imposed by California. Travelers should identify themselves as University employees and claim exemption from the tax upon arrival. The traveler may be required to complete an exemption certificate(STD 236). The option to grant the exception is at the discretion of the hotel.