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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

My room was lovely, very sparse and nicely decorated. The whole place had a super cool vibe -- great pool and grounds. BUT...the a/c was so loud that every time it turned on I woke up, and I couldn't sleep with the windows open because there were people hanging out in the courtyard/at the pool. There was no coffee machine... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I had heard about the Thunderbird from friends visiting Marfa and was eager to give it a try. Couldn't have been more disappointed. First, there was no staff anywhere, and the hotel was occupied that weekend with obnoxious guests in town for a wedding. Housekeeping did a poor job keeping the common area clean . . . empty beer bottles,... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The pictures are what you get! A no frills, no service hotel for sure! I arrived late after 5 as was the plan. Picked up keys a Capri across street check ID and got keys. As I said what you see is what you get! Pillows were not very good and the mattress provided no support. Was a clean Room!... More 

1 Thank Trevbmx
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Travelled to Marfa for a wedding and this hotel was recommended by a friend who had previously visited. What a great find! The owners converted a mid-century motor-court motel into a hip, Texas-centric hotel that is comfortable and well appointed. If your inner-bougie is craving hand stirred cocktail and kale salad, than walk on over to The Thunderbird's Bar called... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Right on main street. The remodel seemed a bit "minimalist." Pool area was welcoming. No tv. Sheets were not clean. Only one pillow each. Needed towels. For the price not worth it. Would drive to Alpine. Restaurant across the street was fabulous.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Monday 6pm arrival, and we found nobody anywhere - the place deserted. Random Guy on the street told us where to park (not marked, along a side area) and to look in the little white box left of the locked office door, that they leave after-hours keys in there. Sure enough our keys were in there, however what if Random... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Marfa is a place like nowhere else - needs to be experienced to be believed. Not the place to research online, and the staff at the Thunderbird don't really go in for e-mail responses or suchlike....use the phone! The hotel is very cool - an old motel set around a landscaped courtyard with a pool and lovely seating areas. Cool,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Very nice minimalist hotel. The service was very attentive from all the staff. Rooms are very spacious and very interestingly decorated, with a combination of local art and some hipster details. Bathroom is also spacious and with all the amenities.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Thunderbird for two nights over Spring Break on vacation in March of 2016. This was our second stay at the property - our first one being 5 years ago. We loved the first time staying at the Thunderbird Motel (as it was then) but this second time left a fair amount to be... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

If you want a hipster experience in Marfa, this is your spot. Clean, minimalist - which means cement floors (on the lower level anyway), no sound baffling (they actually provide ear plugs), no basic amenities (like Kleenex or Q-tips) - but there is a geode in your bathroom. Poorly located outlets in the bedroom (although you do get a very... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Thunderbird Hotel

Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
Price Range: $79 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas
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