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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We arrived late, and all the other places in Marathon were booked. Thankfully we had camping gear, and we were able to car camp pretty cheaply; I think I was $15 for two people. They had a hot shower which was much-needed after a cold night camping. The receptionist was new and didn't know the area she admitted, but she...

Thank Stephanie D
Houston, Texas
Reviewed December 29, 2016

After we had given a credit card to pay for a room, we discovered that the hotel provides ear plugs for use while asleep because it is very close to a railroad track. I cannot sleep with any thing sticking in my ears. Between ten and probably midnight, I stopped counting after six freight trains who blew their whistles at...

Thank cddcpa
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 29, 2016

It was the only place to stay available in town when we went. The room was clean enough but not perfect. The bathroom was old and not really well maintained but definitely OK for one night. You can hear the train from there but they give you ear plugs which is nice! (and to be honest you can hear it...

Thank Marianne000001
Austin, Texas
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Even if you don't expect the best motels in Marathon, this one is of poor quality compares with the price, which does not even include breakfast! Location is ok, but the proximity of the railway keeps you up at night. Internet was very slow, hardly usable. Not recommended!

Thank christophe d
Needles, California
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We were with a group of friends for a bicycle race in the area. We had several rooms, the apartment and an RV in the RV park. The rooms were nice but small. The bathrooms were tiny. Each room had a porch, and the grounds were lovely. There were two outdoor areas to gather and to watch the night skies....

Thank Judy L
Honey Grove, Texas
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I sometimes stay here on my periodic visits to Big Bend, and I always enjoy my stay. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are rustic and clean. The atmosphere in the facility is friendly and about the only complaint that I might have is the train whistle as it passes through town. Actually, I have become accustomed to...

Thank BobShelton
Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We stayed here on our back from Big Bend and it was awesome! The courtyard is to die for!! We really enjoyed just sitting out there at night!! Everyone was so nice and made us feel like we were home! Definitely will stay here again!!! Train, what train!!!!! Didn't bother us at all!!!

2Thank Qeew
East Newnan, Georgia, United States
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised the cabins rooms are clean ,fresh & cozy msCarmen was very nice and had fresh cookies , coffee in the room and great beds . Updated bathrooms and beautiful gardens . Stay if you can on your way to Big Bend ... Reasonable price too

2Thank Tammy K
Young Harris, Georgia
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We recently stayed 2 nites in the RV section. The sites are gravel, but level with full hookups. While staying, we enjoyed walking around the grounds. There is a beautiful courtyard with a fireplace. At nite you can go in the office & ask for the fire to be lit. If the skies are clear, they have a star show....

1Thank 3catstravel
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We camped in a tent in May 2016 on our way to Big Bend NP. We knew about the train but thought it was OK. However as night fell the trains began rolling just outside the campground. We did not hear them during daylight. There were all together about 7 trains coming through during the night. It was nearly impossible...

1Thank 690couple
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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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“Don't stay in Marathon unless you can sleep while wearing ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles cddcpa, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“The trains are very disturbing at night”
 of 5 bubbles 690couple, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“get a room with a kitchenette- no fridge nor microwave. eating places close at 3 p.m.!! the gage hotel is the only one open past 3.”
 of 5 bubbles marthas536, Jun 8, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Cabin 9”
 of 5 bubbles jew6649, Jan 1, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are mostly duplexes or old court styles”
 of 5 bubbles waynevickiwheat, Dec 11, 2015 | Read review
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