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Marathon Motel

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W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
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Garland, Texas
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133 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third time to stay at the Marathon Motel. Each time we have stayed, we have been reluctant to leave .On this occasion, our traveling companions had one side of a restored duplex cabin and we had the other. Each room was spacious enough to comfortably contain two queen beds, a bedside table and lamp, a small desk,... More 

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Gladewater, Texas
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112 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

we rented a "duplex". it is small- 2 beds, a small closet, nowhere to put you clothes. the bathroom is small. it is, afterall, an old motel. a storm came in and the wind blew hard. the curtains moved, with every wind gust. the windmill was right behind us. they desperately need to grease it. it sounded horrible and was... More 

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United Kingdom
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110 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We stayed here for one night on the way to Big Bend. We wanted to stay in the Gage hotel but they were fully booked due to a wedding (we did eat there and it was great). Staff at reception were helpful and booked us a table at the Gage. We stayed in the apartment as it was the only... More 

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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for one night. Has a motel and RV sites. Gravel sites that are level. Only one shower but a nice one. Happened that they were having a stargazing event that night right at the hotel. Owner was running the telescope and was very helpful and informative. A unique experience with the very dark sky! Saw the Orion Nebula. Amazing!

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1 Thank Lynne M
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been camped here in our RV since mid March and will be leaving in about two weeks. We have had no problems whatsoever, have found our stay very pleasant. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. We are in the area closest to the highway but there is little road noise. There are a couple of freight trains daily... More 

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Garland TX, United States
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The Marathon Motel has some unique rooms, including some duplex cottages that are rustic but very comfortable and clean. There is a plaza area where you could socialize with others or enjoy a fire in the fire-pit. The motel is right across the highway from the Train tracks and during the night you may hear the train but that's part... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

At first look a my room, I was unimpressed. It's old, small, double bed, tube tv, pull light in bathroom! HOWEVER, after initial shock, found room to be efficient since you're only sleeping there! Grounds are lovely and friends I was travelling with ( they had another room) and I spent our evening on the beautiful grounds. There's a great... More 

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Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We did not stay at the motel, but at the RV park that is part of the motel. I was very pleasantly surprised. Woodall's guide gives it a lower rating than some of the big concrete parks with phony lakes, but it had a great deal of charm with its mission ambiance. In particular the enclosed garden with the fountain... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night here on our way to Big Bend National Park. The grounds are beautiful! We really enjoyed sitting by the fire that night with other guests. We booked the smaller room, as that was all they had left. It was comfortable, but next time will try for the larger room. Will definitely be back

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2 Thank JeffandTonyaJohnson
Rugby
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131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here following a trip to Big Bend, it's a great location north of the park. There is not much in Marathon itself but this motel provided a good info pack in the room so we knew where to eat. We stayed in a suite on the first floor, the room was great, clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Marathon Motel

Address: W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Location: United States > Texas > Marathon
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Marathon Hotel Marathon
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