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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stayed at the Thunderbird Hotel for 3 nights while I was visiting Marfa for a work trip. Myself and all my coworkers stayed at the hotel and I think we were all quite pleased with the accommodations, the charmingly minimalist ambiance and especially the service. My favorite part was actually walking into my room for the first time...the SMELL... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This seemed to be more of a motel than hotel. The office and a small lounge area are located across the street . The rooms were clean and with a comfortable bed but we found them lacking in some areas and for this we considered it over priced (we paid $165-$185/night). We arrived and there were no toiletries- not even... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved staying at Thunderbird! The outdoor area with pool is amazing. Minimalistic, modern with a 60's TX vibe. Good looking hotel and rooms. Clean, comfortable and spacious. Bring earplugs tho, the freight train freaked us out the first night, haha! And the walls between the rooms are pretty thin, but nothing too bad. You can rent bikes here and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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