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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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Thornton, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They couldn't find my reservation, but didn't tell me they registered me as a walk-in. In the meantime, after they let me stay one night, they asked me in a very rude manner to leave and gave me a deadline to be out, which given my handicap was not possible. Later they found my reservation and were forced to let... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Friendly desk reception, clean rooms, simple but perfect. The room has zero frills, but the grounds are well maintained and the room was comfortable. We only stayed one night but my son enjoyed the pool, we sat outside to stargaze, short drive to Marfa lights observation site. Highly recommend this hotel for anyone who can appreciate quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved everything about this hotel. It was very simple and didn't have any complimentary water BUT I brought my own so it was no problem for me. The bed was comfortable .. I loved how different the shampoo and conditioner were. I would definitely stay here again.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice simple rooms. I really liked the decor and pool. In my opinion the amenities were way too minimal for the price. If this hotel wants to charge those kinds of prices they should atleast supply some drinking water or a fridge. It gets very very hot here, and there is no way to keep drinking water cool in your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Yes this is empty, bare bones ,no carpet . Exactly what I like . Yes it has a train behind hotel that roars thru early and late . I like that too. It's Marfa ! This hotel has the best pool in town . Minimal clean rooms great sheets! A couple of changes that are not on website yet ..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been wanting to stay at the Thunderbird since it opened! I finally got a chance to take the long trip to Marfa only to find no way to make a reservation online or by phone! Or by Trip Advisor app. My voice & email messages were not returned and the office was closed when I arrived. Is it a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My partner and I paid $180 for a room at the Thunderbird--tax included. What we got for that was the smallest hotel room we have ever been in. No complimentary bottled water--not even one-- and if we wanted ice, we had to go to the store next door and buy it. There was no television or DVD player. There were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Nearing the end of a camping bicycle tour of the Big Bend area, I was looking for a comfy bed and shower and Thunderbird did not disappoint. Reminiscent of Palms Springs or upscale Austin, the owners have retrofitted an old motel and made it oh-so-cool again. Sure, there are cheaper options in Marfa, but this was worth it to me.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Thunderbird Hotel does an excellent job of creating a very specific atmosphere for visitors. The decor is streamlined and attractive, furnishings are minimal, and the whole site (both sides of the street) has a calming vibe. You won't find the usual amenities like cable TV and mini-bars, but if you're at the Thunderbird, you probably weren't looking for those,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First of all, it was a little tricky to find. The hotel office is across the street and at first glance, you think THAT is your hotel??? The rooms are actually across the street around a courtyard and old pool. If this room had been $100 I would have been happy. Its a very old motor hotel that has cleverly... More 

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