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Marathon Motel

W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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Marathon Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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El Paso, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The staff was a life-saver on a recent motorcycle trip! Okay, more of a morale saver but genuinely kind-hearted. Was soaked and arrived late but the sweet gal working the counter took care of the room bill and even gave me a little food since everything was closed. This is a rustic Motel with quaint rooms that are clean with... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I drove from Houston to Marathon. We decided to stay at the Marathon Motel before heading into Big Bend National Park the next day. What a wonderful surprise. This Motel is a little oasis in the middle of nowhere. Our room was the cleanest room we have ever stayed in (including 4-5 star hotels). We walked out... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I will begin by saying this is my second time to stay at the Marathon Motel and my stay was very good. Your rooms are actually cabins that were very comfortable with plenty of space. I would suggest that as you make reservations, ask for a full-sized room; the rooms with just one double bed are smaller. The hotel does... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nice cabin for a few nights, price was okay for a remote location (85 $ incl. tax). Good shower and bed, free wifi, i.e. everything you need. Don't expect a large TV or other fancy stuff. Drive to the big bend headquarters is about 75 minutes.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

stayed there on our way to Big Bend NP . Quaint little cabins, very clean and roomy. This is a perfect setting for families with young children, there is a very nice outdoors area for them to play , beautiful desert flowers and an outside fire place for people to mingle. The reception staff was very pleasant and anxious to... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at the Marathon Motel in early March 2013. It is about 70 scenic miles from the heart of Big Bend. The motel room/cabin reminded us of the cabin we had in Yellowstone. The rustic feel fit in perfectly with our visit to Big Bend. We were very pleased with the room even though it lacked the bells and... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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218 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a basic small town motel and one of two choices in Marathon. It sits right on the main road though town and you can’t miss it. The place has a lot of rustic charm and a really great courtyard toward the front. The room was small but adequately furnished. Our room was a double bedded room and it... More

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Belton, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We spent several nights here on our way to Big Bend. I was very happy with the accommodations. It was nothing fancy but quaint which I love. We had everything we needed and slept very well. We will definitely be staying there again.

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San Antonio, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Thinking about a trip to the sleeply little west Texas town of Marathon? You have a couple of options for standard lodging; The Gage and the Marathon Motel. If you want to stay in a turn of the century, rustic hotel, book the Gage. If you want a comfortable option with free wi-fi, TV, and plenty of space, chose the... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our first stop on our road trip out of Big Bend National Park. Very comfortable place to stay that is just outside of the town. Star viewing at night was perfect! they have a wonderful area to sit and enjoy. We were there a couple of nights. Staff was nice, rooms clean and cozy.

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Address: W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Location: United States > Texas > Marathon
Also Known As:
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