The Texas attorney general’s office says it hasn’t received any complaints alleging hotels have jacked up prices in the wake of devastating floods that left thousands homeless in Central Texas and elsewhere throughout the state.
Price gouging is illegal, and the state has, in the past, prosecuted businesses looking to take advantage of people impacted by disasters.
In Hays County, which was hit especially hard, hotels aren’t reporting a space crunch. In fact, plenty of rooms remain available.
Almost 20 hotels in San Marcos are still taking reservations, according to Hotels.com, with prices ranging from $40 at the Executive Inn & Suites, 930 N. Interstate 35, to $169 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos, 1001 E. McCarty Lane.
“Vacancy” signs are up at many hotels in nearby cities, such as Kyle and New Braunfels, as well.