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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Princeton, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It'll give ya that rustic yet modern Marfa feel. It's cozy. They rent bikes. The staff was awesome. Everything in Marfa is nearby since it's a tiny town. We stayed on the second floor, which was great. But you might want a ground level floor if you have a lot to carry or if you don't want to take stairs.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

First off... Don't stay in Marfa overnight unless you have a good reason. Honestly, you can do the art scene in 1/2 a day -- or less. The food in town is uniformly mediocre, but arrives with attitude. The Marfa lights will entertain you for about 3 minutes. Honestly, the best cultural experience was the Dairy Queen and colorful DJs... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here August 2013 for a wedding in Marfa. Positives: large bath, nice bed, cool mood lighting, plush towels, great bath products, good service, nice snack offerings in rooms, great local coffee (served in the lounge across the street from the rooms). Negatives: trains come directly behind the hotel every 2 hours through the night and blow their whistles while... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a sweet little motel very fitting to the Martha vibe. The beds were super comfortable. Love the decor. However, it's not quite up to the standard for the price. As compared to the San Jose in Austin, it fell short in grounds maintenance, bits of trash, on the grounds, at San Jose, full time staff is keeping up... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I subsequently learned that this hotel was once owned by the woman who owns Hotel San José in Austin and still owns El Cosmico in Marfa. The current owners of the Thunderbird have wisely retained her aesthetic, business values, and service. Love the retro design (you can rent a phonograph with records). Nice, spare room. Good hair and body products.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I have read the reviews and a 1 star is it for me. Getting straight to the point this is worth $59.00 all day and night long and equal to a Motel 6. I had a stranger open my door with a key at 10 pm and at $130 plus a night I don't expect to see a stranger or... More

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Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas
Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Marfa
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