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Thunderbird Hotel

600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
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  • 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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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have stayed here 3x; with few lodging options in Marfa, or at a good value, the Thunderbird *Motel* might get a better review than I normally would provide. Pluses - decor, simplicity, wi-fi (glad mine worked more than others' experiences), clean (no cockroaches like some others). Minuses - price (even w/ renovations and remoteness worth $60-80 / night...not $150+), the... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was surprised at the limited options for hotels in Marfa, having been told by several people to visit this town i was expecting something more. The Thunderbird Hotel looks like an old Motel with a Marfa styled remodeling. The room we had was a cute studio on the second floor, minimal furniture and some strange designer choices like the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Good: Thunderbird Hotel is trying to zone in on the whole Marfa, TX experience and appeal by applying a post-modern/minimalist theme to a motel that was built circa 50's/60's . It has a cool vibe about it. The rooms are in minamalist style. You can rent bikes, record players, and buy some of their organic soaps/lotions that they use in... More 

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Twin Peaks, CA, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was a very quaint hotel in Marfa, TX. The room is simple but comfortable decorated with a cow hide floor and spanish style blankets. Very large bathroom with nice toiletries. There is a nice sized pool in the center of the courtyard. The courtyard has plenty of sitting areas, cute modern chairs outside each room. Free wifi, free coffee... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We spent one night in Marfa on our way to Big Bend NP. We knew before we went that Marfa is trying hard to bring in tourists, but it still has a ways to go. The Thunderbird is clean and comfortable, undergoing some updates around the pool area. Our room was basic, but clean and the bed was very comfortable.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

There is alot to like about the Thunderbird, but the service is not yet where it should be. Part of the problem is that "visitors" really only come on the week ends. We were there on wed - friday and by the time we left there was a more consistent staff. Earlier in the week no breakfasts were set out,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Marfa doesn't offer many options when it comes to hotels. The Thunderbird is the best option if you are wanting to drive right up to your room for easy in and out access. The Thunderbird is very simple and minimal but don't mistake that for a lack of comfort. The bed is very comfortable and better than most hotel beds.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lodging choices in and around Marfa are somewhat limited and the Thunderbird is a centrally located and well maintained property. Our room was clean and fully stocked. We enjoyed use of the pool as well. I do wish that the rooms had an ice bucket (and that ice was available) or a mini-fridge. With limited dining options in town, and... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas

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