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Marathon Motel

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W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Marathon Motel
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    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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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved this place. The courtyard and garden is amazing. The fireplace was going and we were able to setup and shoot night photos. The price was low and we stumbled across the place because some of the hotels in the area were booked full. Will stay again!

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Austin, TX
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great place to watch the stars (away from the "big city lights" of Marathon). Bring your telescope and set up on the pads in a dark area away from road and cabins. Or relax at the tables around the courtyard. Low cost, friendly and helpful people, clean and comfortable rooms.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you ever come to Marathon, you have to stay at Marathon Motel! It's a fantastic place : calm, beautiful and extra clean cabins, breathtaking surroundings. Everything you can expect and more. Charming personnel as well.

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Austin, TX
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed here many times in the cabins. This is my "go to" place in Marathon. Cabins are nice (rustic), and the outdoor patio and fireplace are the place to be on a chilly evening. They supply the wood and fire-starting supplies, you supply the beverage and conversation with whoever fellow guests coming and going from Big Bend. On the review... More 

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Address: W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Location: United States > Texas > Marathon
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Marathon Hotel Marathon

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