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Marathon Inn

Marathon Lane, North Head, New Brunswick E5G 3A4, Canada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently spent a week at this lovely Inn on Grand Manan island in the Bay of Fundy. I was with a birding group, so meals were part of our experience, and they were uniformly wonderful! The staff and owner are warm and hospitable and eager to solve any potential problem. They provide a phone in the main living room with... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure of enjoying many a stay at this historic and unique inn over the years. From my very first visit over 20 years ago on business (helped host a photo workshop there with Freeman Paterson), the Marathon delivered in every way. Having been awestruck by the eerie resemblance to the Bates house in Psycho (I say this... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a 2 night stay in the Annex with birding friends. Everyone had stories about their comfortable rooms with sloping floors and antique fixtures. Staff was friendly and very accommodating for early birders. This is not a fancy hotel but a comfortable, relaxing refuge after a long day of bird watching. Delicious meals. Easy access to good birding, including great... More

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Saint John, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming, quirky, comfortable and clean! This century+ mansion sits atop a hill overlooking the water. The 3 course lobster dinner we had on our first night (only $25.00pp) was one of the loveliest we have had anywhere. Lobster cooked to perfection with melted brown butter, a green salad and potato salad accompaniment and delicious cake, sauce and ice cream for... More

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Sutton, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Marathon. It's comfortable and clean. Our charming room had everything we needed. Every member of the staff is super friendly and efficient. We were lucky to be staying there at the same time as a Roads Scholar group so the dining room was open for supper. We absolutely loved our dinners... More

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marathoninn, Public Relations Manager at Marathon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review JS787! We are elated to hear that you had such a great time with us, and that you had a chance to enjoy some of Jim's dinners. We actually only have five rooms with claw foot tubs, the rest have showers or tub/shower combos. So if they're something you're into, you are going to... More

stuyvesant, ny
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand Mann is a working island. Tourism makes up 5% of the economy. The Marathon Inn reflects this reality...old, wooden and charming...surely not a boutique hotel. Jim, the inn keeper, makes the place special. He cooks the food, drives the bus, makes all arrangements and tells the most delightful stories. We had stayed there some years earlier and i remembered... More

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Barrie, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What a wonderfully charming place to stay. We descended on the Marathon Inn with a 16 person hiking group. Jim, the inn keeper, advised us of great places to explore, had a solid knowledge of the island's history, flora and fauna, was a fantastic cook, and, as we learned during our stay, turned out to be a great drywaller. The... More

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Norfolk, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

At almost 150 years old, the Marathon Inn shows every sign of its age, worn and well-used, but it fits like your favorite old sweater---maybe a little baggy, darned and re-darned, with scuffed leather patches at its elbow---that you can't wait to put on in the evening after work. Don't even think about staying here if it's Four Seasons or... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Intersting old place with great stories of hauntings and the like. Old claw foot tub, floor not level. It was one of those eclectic experiences but I wouldn't go back to stay. Probably was wonderful in it's prime.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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34 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I stayed in a private hostel room which was vintage. The second floor bedroom had a window overlooking the harbor, adjoining private bath with an old fashioned deep bathtub with a hose to rinse off. Plenty of hot water, another window overlooking the field in back. The legs of my bed, because of sagging floors, were propped up to make... More

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Address: Marathon Lane, North Head, New Brunswick E5G 3A4, Canada
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Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Grand Manan > North Head
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