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600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
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Thunderbird Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Marfa
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Thunderbird Hotel

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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