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Thunderbird Hotel

600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
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Thunderbird Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Marfa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having stayed at the San Jose in Austin, we knew what to expect when we booked our room at the Thunderbird. They've taken an old property and updated it with the mid-century modern features. We didn't arrive in Marfa until late in the evening and the staff informed us where they would leave a key to get into our room.... More

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San Pedro, Belize
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Marfa and were forced to stay due to a breakdown. When I call the thunderbird motel looking for a room I could pretty well hear the kaching on the phone. It was the only place with rooms and I know why. $180.00 per night cement floors obviously a low rent hotel gone wild. I see they have... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Thunderbird. Huge room and bathroom. Amazing water pressure in the shower. If you want plush and baroque this is not for you. If you appreciate mid century design and Donald Judd you will love the Thunderbird. Very comfortable beds and lots of snacks available. TV's are from the 80's but work with lots of channels. We will... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thunderbird is a delightful mid-century modern motel in a worthwhile destination. The reviewers here who pan the hotel have no idea what it takes to make a resort environment in such a remote place, off the Interstate. (I know because I am from West Texas, and have a home 80 miles away.) Never mind organizing a skillful remodelling 200... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We really liked our stay at the thunderbird. We travelled all the way from Portugal to visit Marfa and the Thunderbird seemed like a good call for a nice stay, in tune with the marfa/texas scenario. Fair sized room, good bathroom, fair prices also. The one and only negative thing is the trains passing by, but that goes for all... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel was a bit of a disappointment. Staff failed to mention the complimentary breakfast upon check in (or check out) The rooms were big, and comfortable and cool (essential in the Texas heat) the bathrooms were huge, but had a feel of a high school gym locker. (nice aesthetic if you're into that) The room had some water damage... More

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Princeton, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had to traveled 11 hours to Marfa for a funeral and arrived around 4:00 p.m. We took a quick nap before getting ready and that was the start of the downward spiral. I took a shower and the water did not drain. For a moment, I thought the water was going over the tub. I tried to call for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hip but not annoyingly so, comfy bed, clean and spacious room, giant bathroom, great toiletries, nice staff, good location. Renovated 50's motel, complete with pool, but totally updated. Has a South Beach vibe, without the noise. What else do you need?

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

i had high hopes for this place. because i read the PR on their website which did not let me make a reservation. we were traveling so this booking was done from the road, 30 minutes prior to our arrival. Empire of Concrete, not a soft carpet anywhere and the strangest heating system located 6 inches from the ceiling-- so... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stopped at the Thunderbird while passing through Marfa. The hotel was great, we really enjoyed it. Small, cool style, and comfortable. We had a bit of a rough time sleeping due to the thin walls and a all child who wasn't happy in the next room but that is always a chance you take! Front desk staff was great... More

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Additional Information about Thunderbird Hotel

Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas

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