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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   102 W Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Porcophile Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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169 reviews 169 reviews
33 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Marathon has dwindled since its days as a center of ranching and mining, but is coming back as a spot for R&R and a staging area for trips to the Big Bend. The Gage Hotel, built as the home of a local grandee, is a comfortable and rustically imposing period piece, with a good restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, and... More 

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Porcophile, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you were able to stay with us on en route from San Antonio to El Paso and that you enjoyed the hotel and our grounds. Come back and visit us again soon! Best, Carol Peterson General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX is like nothing you've been to before. I like to call it my home away from home because I just love it so much and go back any chance I get! I have been there 5+ times and never once have I been disappointed. I love The Gage Hotel so much that I got... More 

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Longview, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We arrived during an ice storm and the hotel had no power. We checked in thinking it would be restored shortly. Never did. However, it turned out to be no problem. The hotel grilled steaks and we ate by candlelight... full bar. Although it was cold outside, the room had a fireplace. We stayed warm and drank wine. A great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Gorgeous hotel, all the details, in the desert just outside of Big Bend. Our room has a huge steer over the fireplace, oil paintings with local themes, beautiful bedding. You can't go wrong here. Spa services available, though we didn't avail ourselves. Honeymoon spot, or even hold a small wedding here.

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hotel was in darkness when we arrived due to the ice storm in the area. Staff were very helpful offering extra duvets, the purchased battery lamps for the rooms etc. I had been really looking forward to the restaurant as the menu is awesome but of course the kitchen could not offer the menu. They grilled up some tenderloin and... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I spent a couple of nights in this very historic hotel. The Gage is most of the town of Marathon, just outside the long road into Big Bend National Park. We stayed in the very old and creaky Shepard house, which was a walk down the road to the main hotel, restaurant and bar. The dinner at... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our most recent visit to the Gage coincided with a widespread ice-induced power outage. The town itself was dark, as were the facilities at Big Bend. The fireplace in the suite took care of the chill and a candle and flashlight the dark, I leave description of the property to another review - we're repeat visitors and find the Gage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have been visiting west Texas and the Gage in particular for years and have enjoyed it very much. I recently stayed in the upgraded rooms in the historic building and was not happy with the changes. The new room decor lacks any style and is reminiscent of a saloon brothel. I understand they wanted to provide private baths to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
19 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for?" Well, we paid $242 per night recently and it was not worth it. This was the first time we visited Marathon. First, the walls in the portales rooms are paper thin; we could hear our neighbors and felt the need to whisper the whole time we were there. One... More 

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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 December 19, 2014

The restaurant in the hotel is first class, especially for this region, but the price for a meal is not cheap. The service was good and the atmosphere was pleasing. The steaks were well prepared and similar to something that a person would find in a large city. I have no complaints about the setting and quality of the food,... More 

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Address: 102 W Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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Location: United States > Texas > Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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