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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank Marianne000001
Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 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.... More 

Thank Judy L
Honey Grove, Texas
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287 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 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... More 

Thank BobShelton
Brownsville, Texas
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72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 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!!!

2 Thank Qeew
East Newnan, Georgia, United States
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70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 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

2 Thank Tammy K
Young Harris, Georgia
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176 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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... More 

1 Thank 690couple
Garland, Texas
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155 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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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116 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 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 

1 Thank Martha S

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Additional Information about Marathon Motel

Address: W. Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Region: United States > Texas > Marathon
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Marathon Hotel Marathon
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“The trains are very disturbing at night”
 of 5 bubbles 690couple, 25 Aug 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, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Cabin 9”
 of 5 bubbles jew6649, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are mostly duplexes or old court styles”
 of 5 bubbles waynevickiwheat, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in #10 and will request it again...private and lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles RebelFluff, 29 May 2015 | Read review
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