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Marathon Motel

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After exploring Big Bend NP we stayed for one night in the Marathon Motel. The cabin was rather small but clean an the beds were comfortable. The Motel provides complimentary earplugs, the train line is across the street and every engineer has to blow the horn when the train approaches the crossing. With the earplugs it was not that bad...

Thank studerro
Fairplay, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the RV park March 7th and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful greeting we received. I have traveled 22 years full-time in an RV and seldom does the person behind the desk seem happy with the jjob they are doing. This is a great place for travelers coming out of Big Bend. The staff was hard at work...

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Troy, NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights 3/1/17 - 3/3/17 in an RV site because the campgrounds in Big Bend only reserve so many sites and the rest are a first come first serve basis and when we visited in Mar all campgrounds were full. Marathon is close to an hour from Big Bend depending on your driving speed preference. You...

Thank CrawlingacrossUSA
Reviewed 12 January 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 29 December 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...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 November 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 25 November 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 22 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....

Thank Judy L
Honey Grove, Texas
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...

Thank BobShelton
Brownsville, Texas
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!!!

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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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“We did not stay in the motel but stayed in the RV Park which was great.”
 of 5 bubbles CrawlingacrossUSA, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in Marathon unless you can sleep while wearing ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles cddcpa, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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