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Gage Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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“we loved the hotel”
Reviewed July 27, 2004

We loved the white buffalo bar, and the food was
wonderful, both for dinner & breakfast. The room
was clean, and the decorations beautiful. The staff
was attentive. We're looking forward to going back
again next March, 2005.

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Reviewed April 26, 2004

We spent one night at the Gage Hotel in March 2004. This is a lovely historic hotel and I would typically rate it much higher but the customer service was extremely poor. I certainly don't mind paying $150+ for a room with character but I would expect linens that are not torn and a bed skirt that is not hanging three inches off the box spring by threads. I must say it was somewhat off-putting to be asked to sign a statement that we would not take anything from the room, including the key. The front desk clerk was highly inept and stayed busy chatting with friends on the phone.

This is a place that could be great if management will improve customer service and spruce up the rooms a bit!

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Reviewed April 11, 2004

My favorite hotel of all time! Was not sure what to expect since Marathon was the nearest (but small) town before reaching Big Bend and the hotel choices are limited (it's about an hour North of Big Bend) but we couldn't have been more pleased! It's a bit like finding an oasis after driving on the long empty Texas highway to get there. The hotel is just beautiful - adobe style building with unique southwestern decor inside and out. We stayed in a Los Portales room off the garden courtyard. Very clean. Decorative but simple and elegant. The room had a mexican tile floor, bearskin rugs, antlers above the heavy iron bed and a built into the wall fireplace. Dark heavy wooden double doors close the entry door and windows with heavy old style hardware. Every detail is unique. No tv, no radio which fit in perfectly with the spirit of the room and the peaceful quiet of the courtyard. Perfect place for a romantic get-away. There is a telephone in the room and a tv in the hotel lobby. The hotel has several beautiful courtyards and the adjoining street has a number of antique type shops and small restaruants. There did not appear to be more to the town than the area immediately surrounding the hotel. No "chain" stores at all were seen - which was actually quite nice. Overall an exceptional and unique experience. Highly recommend it.

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Property: Gage Hotel
Address: 102 E US Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842-9800
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Texas > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Texas Mountain Region, the Gage Hotel offers elegant accommodations to those wishing to escape the mundane. ... more   less 
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