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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great concept and cool art but, overall, it was a bit underwhelming and the hipster staff seemed pretty disinterested in their guests. The room was sparse and clean but the communal pool area felt a bit neglected. We really wanted to love the Thunderbird, but the hype didn't really deliver.

Thank Alice A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I loved the spare decorations, and didn't need a TV or phone in my room - because I was only there to sleep and the bed was very comfortable! So much to do in Marfa. There are only two drawbacks to the Thunderbird, and neither can be helped: the train is very noisy (earplugs are provided in the rooms), and... More 

1 Thank kpurring
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My room was lovely, very sparse and nicely decorated. The whole place had a super cool vibe -- great pool and grounds. BUT...the a/c was so loud that every time it turned on I woke up, and I couldn't sleep with the windows open because there were people hanging out in the courtyard/at the pool. There was no coffee machine... More 

3 Thank Linn M

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I had heard about the Thunderbird from friends visiting Marfa and was eager to give it a try. Couldn't have been more disappointed. First, there was no staff anywhere, and the hotel was occupied that weekend with obnoxious guests in town for a wedding. Housekeeping did a poor job keeping the common area clean . . . empty beer bottles,... More 

3 Thank wanderertex
Cibolo, Texas
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48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The pictures are what you get! A no frills, no service hotel for sure! I arrived late after 5 as was the plan. Picked up keys a Capri across street check ID and got keys. As I said what you see is what you get! Pillows were not very good and the mattress provided no support. Was a clean Room!... More 

1 Thank Trevbmx
Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Travelled to Marfa for a wedding and this hotel was recommended by a friend who had previously visited. What a great find! The owners converted a mid-century motor-court motel into a hip, Texas-centric hotel that is comfortable and well appointed. If your inner-bougie is craving hand stirred cocktail and kale salad, than walk on over to The Thunderbird's Bar called... More 

Thank Chris P
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Right on main street. The remodel seemed a bit "minimalist." Pool area was welcoming. No tv. Sheets were not clean. Only one pillow each. Needed towels. For the price not worth it. Would drive to Alpine. Restaurant across the street was fabulous.

1 Thank Diane S
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Monday 6pm arrival, and we found nobody anywhere - the place deserted. Random Guy on the street told us where to park (not marked, along a side area) and to look in the little white box left of the locked office door, that they leave after-hours keys in there. Sure enough our keys were in there, however what if Random... More 

4 Thank Martha D
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Marfa is a place like nowhere else - needs to be experienced to be believed. Not the place to research online, and the staff at the Thunderbird don't really go in for e-mail responses or suchlike....use the phone! The hotel is very cool - an old motel set around a landscaped courtyard with a pool and lovely seating areas. Cool,... More 

Thank DesignFan
Mexico City, Mexico
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728 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice minimalist hotel. The service was very attentive from all the staff. Rooms are very spacious and very interestingly decorated, with a combination of local art and some hipster details. Bathroom is also spacious and with all the amenities.

Thank MTorre

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Thunderbird Hotel

Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Region: United States > Texas > Marfa
Price Range: RM353 - RM469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa
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“you may want to be on the second level where it could potentially be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 787linnm, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Eat @ Capri way before 9:00 PM as kitchen closes at 10 PM.”
 of 5 bubbles Trevbmx, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are 4 rooms upstairs. They are a bit smaller, but super quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles chrispE1961CH, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“ground floor rooms were noisy from the above guests.”
 of 5 bubbles 851DianeS, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask fro a room away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles DesignFan, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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