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Marathon Motel

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W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Junction, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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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 

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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.

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Coarsegold, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A perfect end to our long day on the road. Beautiful views, relaxing courtyard with fountain, fire pit and fireplace with plenty of places to sit back and relax. Our duplex type cottage was large, clean and comfy. The private patio was nice for morning coffee and spectacular views. The staff is welcoming, informative and very nice. The toiletries are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 May 17, 2015

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 May 15, 2015

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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