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Marathon Inn

Marathon Lane, North Head, New Brunswick E5G 3A4, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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138 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Here's what I loved about this hotel: the antiques, claw tub, comfy bed and pillows, view from room five, heated outdoor pool, yummy free breakfast, free North American phone calls, good Internet service, great spacious room, lounge, veranda, friendly , knowledgeable proprietor, quaint decor, proximity to the ferry, and all at a great price. This is the perfect hotel! Do... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Room was OK, view was good but we couldn't take a shower Not only was there NO HOT WATER THERE WAS NO WATER AT ALL IT WAS LIKE BEING IN A COMEDY MOVIE BUT THIS TIME IT WASNT FUNNY!! we paid 145 dollars for the night and left without being able to shower we should have slept in our van... More 

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stayed on the second floor of the Marathon Inn, in a room that looked out of the front of this historic hotel toward the Bay. Our room was comfortably and charmingly outfitted with a double and a twin bed covered with lovely period quilts. I found it incredibly thoughtful and handsome that our curtains were made of a velvet... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I can only write about our room in the Annex – and it was a shock. After navigating the crooked boardwalk to the Annex we open our room’s door and were met with an atmosphere of dampness and the odour of mildew. On putting down the wheeled suitcase between the beds, it immediately rolled across the sloped floor. There were... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

It's definitely old but clean. Staff was definitely nice ande helpful. I would not stay again. The steps to the 2nd floor were toooo steep and narrow for this 65+ couple. The flooring was soooo slanted. Definitely had character

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Newmarket
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

"It looked nice in the pictures", was our nine-year-old grandson's first remark as we entered the hotel. To be fair, it is described as being built in the early 1900s, so the sloping floors, peeling paint, and ill-fitting windows were to be expected, but at $138 a night, one would expect more refurbishment. The beds were rock-hard and my pillow... More 

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marathoninn, Owner at Marathon Inn, responded to this review

We apologize profusely for your recent dining experience while staying here at the inn. We should have been more proactive one, in letting you know the difference in price when the evening menu changed and two, the wait staff making it clear that the appetizer and dessert was not included in the meal price. Our menu is not written as... More 

Ste. Anne, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the marathon inn. It was close to many places at the North Head. We had supper at the inn which was very good but we were told by the waitress that the salad and dessert were part of the meal and realized when we got our bill that they were not.

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Calais, Maine
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved, loved, loved visiting Grand Manan Island, and would strongly recommend the trip. However, we were disappointed with the condition of the Marathon Inn. Wonderful staff, very pleasant and helpful, but the Inn needs lots of TLC. It's old, wooden decks are rotting in places not to mention sloping like crazy, room was damp and musty. The place is really... More 

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Asheville,nc
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I can't say enough good about this place. My room was beautiful (room 5) with a view of the port. It was decorated in antiques, with a claw-foot bathtub. The bed was comfortable. Because of the cool climate, I did not need the a/c in July. This is supposedly the oldest continuously operating inn in Canada and the home is... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Built in the 1870's its one of the oldest in Maritime Canada. If you are looking for a cookie cutter Holiday Inn this is not for you. On hand, extremely knowledgeable Inn Keeper who is always available to answer questions. Heated outdoor pool and beautiful verandas with rockers and a view of the water. We preferred the rooms in the... More 

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