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Marathon Motel

Certificate of Excellence
W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Marathon Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, clean, beautiful surroundings, quiet. A great place to stay if you arae spending a few days exploring Big Bend and a great place to spend the night if you are just passing through the area. Below I state that this hotel is near the city center. If you know Marathon you know it's 'SMALL'. Marathon has sleeping, eating &... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and i decided at the last minute to take a trip to Big Bend. Needed a place to stay the nihht before entering the park. Marathon Motel had a cancellation for a small room. We took it and while it was VERY small, it was very clean and certainly added to the memories of our trip. We like... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Big Bend for Spring Blooms but made plans to late to stay in National Park or nearby towns of Terlingua or Lajitas, Texas. The closest place with rooms available were in Marathon and this place is cool. An old motel with separate buildings with two rooms to each building and with an adjoining door for large parties to... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the RV park at the Motel in early March. We arrived without reservations and the good people at the motel worked us into a spot. When we wanted to extend another night, they worked bus into another slot. The cable was excellent, the water and electricity very good. We will definitely stay here again.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Staying at the Marathon Motel after spending the day in Big Bend was a step back in time to childhood vacations at a motor court. (I loved reading the history of the motel.) Even the sound of the train gave a certain ambiance. Our cabin had been very recently and stylishly updated. Bed linens, bedspreads, mirrors and plumbing fixtures all... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had made reservations for Thursday night. Our plans were to go hiking Wednesday and sleep out on the trail. The wind came up Wednesday afternoon and we decided we should not sleep out on the trail. We had just hiked 14 miles and we were ready to just eat dinner and go to bed (hoping we could get a... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Located in SW Texas and a gateway town to Big Bend National Park near the Rio Grande this wonderful little park has about 9 cabins & several RV lots as well as an area for tenters to camp. Real Texas feel with nice staff & starry bright nights. Highly recommended.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved this place. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the grounds were lovely. We had a view of the courtyard. Couldn't ask for a better place to . Marathon is about equidistant between McDonald Observatory and Bid Bend, and the Marathon Motel is a super place to stay. Will stay here agian.

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Honey Grove, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is an interesting stop, because it is not the traditional motel that you commonly see in your travels. It primarily consists of a few rustic cabins and an RV park. Once in Marathon, it is easy to find. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. Did I mention that it is rustic?

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We chose reservations at the Marathon Motel as a place to chill out after visiting Big Bend and resting up for the next day's travel back to San Antonio. Nice quaint, low cost, little place. Cottage rooms were clean and cozy. Ours did not have a TV remote, so staff gladly moved us to another cottage. Restaurants in Marathon are... More 

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