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“Scary”
Review of The Arcon Inn

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The Arcon Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Marfa B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Scary”
Reviewed October 13, 2010

Scary and not just because it may be haunted! I have confirmed sightings of dust bunnies, the ecto-skeletons of dead insects, lots of live spiders and loads of dust, dirt and human hair. I am used to toughing it. I like the five star experience but I also love the campfire under the open sky. This place was outside those two extremes. I don't think the carpets had been vacuumed in quite a while (when you can see the trail of dirty shoes on the carpeted stairs it's time to replace the carpet). The sheets were full of twigs - really - and long black hair. (I'm a redhead). The wash cloth included with the towels featured an eyelash adhered to it, maybe it was all the mascara. The walls - once white perhaps - were full of smudges. Smudges of what? was this a decor choice? I cannot tell you. What can I say - stay away if you expect clean sheets and towels. Truly ick-a- licious.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 10, 2008

Best described as an "experience that is a must", we stayed for 6 days, only intended to be there for 2 or 3.
Every day there was something else to see, an exhibit, a social gathering, a restaurant, an art gallery, and "Building 98" . People come from all over the world to see it, now I know why. There are other places to stay in Marfa, including a first class hotel. The Arcon is a treasure, pictures to follow.

  • Liked — just being there
  • Disliked — lack of limo service
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank RollyK
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Reviewed January 3, 2008

A quaint and lovely Bed and Breakfast a block from the courthouse. A welcome stop along our long drive to Arizona for Christmas. We stayed one night with our two large dogs and wish that we could spend more time there. Our room had two comfortable beds with a heater in the room and our own private bedroom. We shared a living room and full kitchen area with another guest in the La Casita who was during work on a large estate outside of town. The decor of the Casita and house were from the owners travels in South America and Europe. Trains are just commonplace in this part of the country even at night (if it bothers you, bring ear plugs).

The owner, Mona, is a professionally trained Chef in France, and she made us the best breakfast with the delicious crepes and canadian bacon and fruit included in your rate.

If you love history like us, ask Mona if you could see the officers quarters of the old Fort Russell. Hint: remarkable history and murals on the walls of this building, and promising new future for this building.

  • Liked — Breakfast and our discussion with the owner about the area's history.
  • Disliked — Bathroom in the casita needs an update.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Arcon Inn
Address: 215 N. Austin, Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Marfa
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Arcon Inn Marfa, Texas

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