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Marathon Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Moscow, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small motel and campground is a great surprise. The small duplex motel rooms are clean and have a very comfortable porch. There is a fire pit and grill available to use and is a pleasant place to hang out during your stay.

Thank lostballfarm
Eastern NC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to stay in Marathon overnight before going into Big Bend the next day. I had driven from Kerrville, Texas, a distance of over 300 miles and was ready for a rest. This motel also has an RV park, with showers that were right behind my motel unit, but the motel was very quiet, off the main road, clean,...

Thank AuntieM64
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great place to stay in Marathon. We stayed 2 nights and visited Big Bend NP on one of the days. The first night we were there, the sky was so full of stars, with no distracting city lights. I was able to get great pictures with my camera of the milky way, Orion and Sirius, plus other constellations! It is...

Thank nanj7
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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 14 March 2017

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 11 March 2017

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...

Thank cddcpa
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 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 26 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

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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.”
CrawlingacrossUSA, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in Marathon unless you can sleep while wearing ear plugs”
cddcpa, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The trains are very disturbing at night”
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.”
marthas536, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Cabin 9”
jew6649, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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