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Marathon, Texas

Marathon Motel and RV Park

Marathon, Texas



Marathon, Texas
Phone: (432) 386-4241

Sites: 19
Recent Rate: $35 3/2016

Latitude: 30.2078531667
Longitude: -103.25309514999

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

66 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a gravel parking lot. The sites are not quite level, and the wifi is ok. That said, it is clean and neat and has an accommodating staff. There is a separate part for 50 and 30 amp service. I can only speak for the 30 amp section. The front sites are not pull throughs. You don't have to back in, but you have to back out. Not a problem, but strange. All in all, a serviceable park. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

We stopped here for the restaurant at the Gage Hotel. Quite a bit more expensive, but very much worth it. We stop here whenever we are in this part of Texas.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel spots. If you get in the lot near highway, they are noisy and some are tight. WiFi, forget it. if you are not next door to the driveway. Spots are not level. You can walk to town, sidewalk starts right outside campground. The courtyard is beautiful, fireplace and firepit. Good Sam, AAA, Passport America discounts also. Super friendly desk people. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Big Bend National Park a good hour drive away. Town does not offer much. If you want WIFI, ask to be near the main driveway or office.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I enjoy staying in places that are a little off the beaten path. This RV park is on the road to Big Bend National Park. Marathon is a tiny town, so be prepared for limited shopping, etc. The Marathon Motel and RV Park is an interesting place. Check out the pictures that are posted. It has a very pretty courtyard area. The cabins look well maintained, as does the park in general. Someone built this place with love and thoughtfulness. Unfortunately, the RV area appears to be an afterthought and is a little less attractive. Again, check out the pictures. They simply pulled utilities out into an adjacent field, and graveled it. The pads are not all that level. The wifi works fine. The listed rates are $35 a night or $140 for a week. So, it is definitely cheaper to stay for a while. The $20 rate is based on a one week stay. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stop to or from Big Bend National Park. While a small park the sites were big enough pull thrus for most rigs. The wifi was OK, Verizon OK, good cable, water and electric hook ups. Staff was friendly and helpful.. Not much else in Marathon, but we did hear there is one very good restaurant and a couple of good breakfast places. There is a RV repair shop in town should you need help with anything. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful drive into Big Bend National Park. Very out of the way. In the 60 mile drive we only passed 2 other vehicles!!

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate reflects a 10% discount, so the normal daily rate is very high. Given that they are literally the only game in town, they can charge what they want.
The campground has two parts - one above for 50 amp units and one below for 30 amp units. Both are gravel. All services were good, including Wi-Fi. Quite a bit of train noise from the tracks across the street, but fortunately there were only four or so trains daily.
This town is OK for a stop before or after Big Bend NP, but don't count on stocking up on supplies. Fuel is expensive and the only grocery store is very expensive and has about the same stock as a Seven-Eleven in a larger community.
We probably will not stay here again. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park, only 19 pull thru spaces.

Easy in, out even for big rigs.

Friendly staff, easy check in.

Only one bath for each gender but has toilet, shower, and sink. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great town to walk around. Friendly people, nice shops. Church bells ring at noon, nice to hear.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place to spend the night when headed to other directions. Spent the night here on the way to Big Bend. Rate is P.A. Had cable, Wi-Fi. Good water and electric. Former motel that was run down and owners have rebuilt everything. Has lodges if traveling by car. Friendly owners and sites were good pull through s and level. Did not have to unhook. Would try the lodge if traveling by car instead of the nearby hotel. A hidden gem. We would stay here again. Had a common area that has seating and a large fireplace. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Has a small cafe for breakfast and evening meal. Unable to try either as they are closed several days a week and we were there at that time.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably best place to stay in the area. Easy to get to Big Bend. Excellent WiFi. Very clean. Owner lives on site and is present. Beautiful courtyard with local entertainment many nights around a campfire. Would get higher rating except parking is gravel, which is not dusty and only a problem when it rarely rains. Sites are large pull-throughs. We stayed 6 nights and would return to this park. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Easy walk to the Gage Hotel and dining in downtown Marathon.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

They let us dry camp so we didn't use any hook ups. The area with the hook ups looked nice and had plenty of room. We parked back by the tent area and the little pond. It was quiet and far enough from the low traffic road. The owners are very nice people. The whole place is very well kept but the courtyard and fire pit areas are gorgeous. There is a covered area with a big outdoor fireplace and rough rustic seating and furniture. This place has pride of ownership. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Near the pond
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

I don't think there is a lot to do in Marathon but I will be back to see the Marfa Lights.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

What a pretty place! Adobe buildings, beautiful patios, nice scenery. About the only negatives were noisy traffic (highway and railroad) and the proliferation of sand burrs. While the sites were just gravel pull-throughs, the park wasn't crowded so it had a roomy, open feeling. No shade but it was cold and windy and my solar panels appreciated the unobstructed sunshine. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park. The hotel park has a beautiful, large courtyard with tables and fireplace. We stayed only one night but would have loved to stay longer if schedule would have allowed. We had a nice pull-through site that allowed an easy set-up. Owners and staff were friendly and helpful owner invited people to join him for a look at the night sky and gave a brief class. Really enjoyed that and because of the location, the stars were brilliant! Rate was PA ($12.50). We will stay here again when in the area. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate reflects Passport America.  This is a well maintained campground in a very quiet desert setting. The lady at check-in was friendly and helpful. Entry is paved but the interior roads and sites are gravel. Our site was a spacious and level pull through; big rig access was good. Plenty of space for our towed, so no need to unhook for a one night stopover. There was a wonderful view of the mountains, but our motorhome faced the wrong way, such a shame!  Bathrooms were a lovely southwest style but the tiny laundry was old, dirty and needed a major makeover, only 3 machines and one was broken. Pet friendly. Wi-Fi and cell were good. There are a couple of local food stores and restaurants in town and the historic Gage Hotel is well worth a visit. We would stay here again, it's not a destination resort but perfect for a one night stopover. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America discount. We stayed here one night before moving on to Big Bend National Park. There are only 5 long pull through sites and we were glad we had called ahead to reserve, as all of them filled up by 4:00 p.m. on a Monday night. Sites each have a picnic table, and are pretty close together, but we put our slides out with no problem and didn't feel crowded. A small storm came through shortly after we arrived and really kicked up the dust from the crushed rock, but passed quickly and settled into a very nice evening. There is no grass at the sites and the utilities are placed far to the rear of the sites, but we were able to stay hooked up because the interior roads are wide enough that we didn't cause an obstruction. Shower and bath were very small and old, but clean with great water pressure. We didn't have to pay extra for shower. We would stay here again for a short stay. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park is tastefully designed and well managed. All personnel were polite, friendly and helpful. The gravel sites are fairly large and most campers are mature adults looking to escape hustle and bustle. A great feature of the park is the relaxing low-light adobe courtyard. For stargazers, the owners have designed the lighting of the property to be low-key. Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well, and the restrooms were spotless. For those campers who might desire a change of scenery, the motel offers duplex cabins that look fantastic. From its retro highway sign to its classy courtyard and personal touches, this is a great stop. The nearby train tracks may bother some, but as a rail fan, it just added to the very cool atmosphere of this business. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Add extra 5 dollars per person for showers. Beautiful views from campsite. A perfect location before entering Big Bend NP. Nice, clean well kept campground. Would have rated higher if not for the added shower expense. We camped at Marathon Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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