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Marathon Inn

Marathon Lane, North Head, New Brunswick E5G 3A4, Canada
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the great pleasure of staying at this delightful Inn for a week in September. My wife and I were participants in a Road Scholar Birding group at the time. This remarkable in has so much character it is hard to express unless you see and feel it. As a group we stayed in the Annex part and the only... More

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London, Ontario Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in August of 2014. We were late booking so got a cute room with 2 beds. The people and advice were incomparable. We saw a beautiful sunset, had a wonderful breakfast, no dinner . They helped us get reservations on the wale watching tour and suggested a wonderful restaurant called the Sea Shell,for after the... More

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Fall River, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although run down and shabby from the outside, it is a step back in time inside! Jim, the owner is friendly, helpful, informative and just a great guy. The room was full of antiques, clean and comfortable with a modern bathroom and flat screen TV. Although the bar and dining. For the evening were closed for the season, Jim provided... More

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Californa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 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
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
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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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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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Number of rooms: 42
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