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Marathon Motel

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the views. Very laid back and done in a southwestern theme. Would definitely go back. Close to Big Ben National Park. Nice sunsets and friendly staff. Very clean park. Pet friendly. Gravel sites and very organized. Enjoyed walking dog around the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights at the Marathon Motel while visiting Big Bend. The motel is about one hour from the park. The staff are helpful and welcoming. The room and grounds were very clean. The courtyard area was lovely at the end of a long day in the park. The motel needs a bit of updating. The mattress dipped in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

V enjoyable stay. However feel it is a little overpriced for no fridge or microwave in room. Room quite small . Clean . Nice toiletries. Nice to have own small patio with rocking chair. Nice outdoor barbecue facilities and tables and chairs. Trains are noisy overnight but they do supply ear phones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The marathon motel and RV park is the bomb. We booked the motel rooms and they were great very comfortable and very clean friendly staff and great outdoor amenities fireplace and fire at night gathering place for people in the RV park, tenting and motel. What more can I say if you are in Marathon TX on way to big... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night on the way to BBNP. We had a semi detached room with a shared small front patio. The room was large and clean with two double beds, a coffee machine and an old style tv but no fridge which you would expect to have for the price paid and no breakfast was provided in the rate. There... More 

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san luis obispo, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well maintained rv park and motel in a small town an hour north of Big Bend NP. We stayed in an rv site that was large and included electricity, sewer, water, cable, and wi fi. Very helpful staff. Strongly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We camped out at Marathon Motel and RV Park. All the motels were booked so since we had been camping in the Big Bend National Park we thought we would give this place a try. First of all it was only $10 to rent a tent space and this place was beautiful. I am sharing photos. The management was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 March 20, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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