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Marathon Motel

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W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With this being our first visit to Marathon we were unsure if we should stay at the Gage or not, but this place was definitely worth the stay. Friendly staff, clean rooms and a nice fireplace in the courtyard to hangout at night. The cabin rooms were small and simple and that just added to the mountain and Big Bend... More 

Thank CalebChamp
Marianna, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While traveling through west Texas, we found this delightful motel. It was very clean and comfortable. The rooms are old cottages, probably from the 1950's, that have been renovated. It is a very unique place especially for star gazing.... The area is very dark. The only negative I found was the motel's proximity to an active train track... Other than... More 

Thank Joyce R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stayed in one of the cabins there and it was outstanding . Comfortable beds and all the aminities . It was a short walk to restaurants . I would stay here again and recommend it to all. They have a nice common area for visiting and parties .

Thank MelliB4
Roswell, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I was on a west Texas motorcycle tour and wanted to stay at the more well-known Gage Hotel. However, finding it booked, I chose the Marathon Motel. It was an unexpected good fortune. The motel is located just a few blocks from the center of town, and on the main highway. It has a variety of room accommodations, and is... More 

Thank Ted G
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nicest lady EVER!! $10 tent campsite with BBQ grills & picnic tables. Showers and bathrooms. Great courtyard to watch the amazing night sky. Great place!! Great views!! 70 miles from Big Bend National Park

3 Thank Alexandria S
Junction, Texas
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have reserved rooms/cabins several times for ourselves & our friends in spring & fall. The rooms are not large but they are large enough. The outdoor courtyard has a big fireplace which they keep stocked with wood, and its shape makes the area cozy for sitting or eating even on cold nights. The staff is always friendly and helpful... More 

1 Thank southllanolady
Louisville, Kentucky
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was wanting a place to stay close to Big Bend national park and this was the place. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Room was small, but it was just right for me. Very clean and quiet. It was only 45 miles to Big Bend national park.

Thank Larry H
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We spent one night at the Marathon Motel after leaving Big Bend National Park. The room was clean and adequate and the woman in the office was lovely and helpful. The motel has a beautiful southwestern style courtyard where we ate our take-out dinner and has an area in the back for viewing the night sky. I'd be happy to... More 

2 Thank Jeannemga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This little motel had great reviews, so I chose it for our Big Bend trip. We were so glad that we did. Vanessa was courteous and helpful at check-in. The room is small, but met our needs perfectly. It was immaculate. The center courtyard is beautiful and includes a fire pit. We would stay here again.

2 Thank Penney B
Coarsegold, California
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58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you are the type of traveler who enjoys the unique loging experieces offered by small mom and pop motels, the Marathon Motel is a perfect place to stay. Accommodations include quaint motel court cabins, each with a porch and chairs perfect for sitting and sipping as the sun sets, RV hookups (all the way to 50 Amp), and well... More 

2 Thank Daniel B
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