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“Buggy and noisy”
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Thunderbird Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Marfa
Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

This place is trying to be like the Modern Hotel is Boise, ID but failing miserably. My room had no less than 4 different kinds of bugs in it (one of which was lunching on my arm when I woke up!). It was also extremely noisy due the the trains that pass very close by blowing their horns constantly all through the night. There's also the road traffic noise to add to the melee.

In short, stay away.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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5  Thank firebladeboy
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

The Thunderbird is an updated stylish retro roadside motel. Conveniently located to the one-blinking light town of Marfa. Clean. Retro. Comfortable. Not much more. But there is not much else in Marfa in terms of lodging. So, it's a bit pricey. There is only breakfast available on the weekend. And, the front desk is not very helpful or informed regarding Marfa art and activities. They seem to have the same laid-back approach that the whole town has. That said, other guests tend to be like minded and arts informed. Among us, we shared our tips and learnings. And, for those reading, the trains that come through the town are heard everywhere. They didn't disturb my sleep but rather created a odd lull.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank eawnyc
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Great location, nice staff, lovely town, close to the main town area where you'll find galleris/restaurants. A bit pricy but a little less than what some of the hotels were asking. But we enjoyed our stay, the cool exterior of the hotel grounds, and there is a cool pool too.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 30 and no problems with guests above/below us
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank samantha m
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We happened upon the Thunderbird without any real plans. It happened to be a concert weekend, so it was really busy! Everything about it is funky and modern, but funky. ( not for everyone ) . It is a motel, but, all things being equal, I would go back. It was raining, busy, concert in Marfa, we had fun! A plus, we were traveling with our Aussie and she loved both the concert and room. Don't miss Maiya's for excellent Italian fare! The west Texas scenery is unbelievable!

Room Tip: Make reservations in advance and find out what events are taking place.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Daryl D
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Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

Kind of spendy for what you get, but well located to walk home from Planet Marfa, Padres or pretty much anywhere. I would add a star if they added mini-fridges and coffee makers to the rooms. Continental breakfast, but only on weekends. Can be hard to find food in Marfa on a Monday.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank sandy4150
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

My husband and I chose the hotel for the great style and we heard it is THE place to stay in Marfa. So we did. While we like the minimalist style and that it is dog friendly, we found the service to be mediocre. I thought the rate was too high for what they actually offer. Also, if you're looking for a room with a view (which you might as well when you go to West Texas!) don't stay at the Thunderbird. There are four rooms with proper windows and the rest open to a trellis of vines. The small window offers minimal natural light and absolutely no view.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms on the second level so you'll have a nice, open window.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CassieMolassie
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

I found this hotel online so was quite shocked when we finally pulled in. Kudos to the photographer for making an old 50s motel look like a funky, upscale, trendy stop worthy of the $175 a night fee (holiday rate). One quick glance at the platform bed, sparse furnishings, concrete floor and institutional bathroom and we quickly returned to the desk clerk and asked for a refund. I would have been fine with the accommodations if the cost had been closer to $80, but for more than twice the money I expected a few more creature comforts. We ended up staying in Alpine at the Maverick Inn (for $90 a night) and were very happy there.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
6  Thank Cheryl D
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Hotel

Address: 600 West San Antonio, Marfa, TX 79843
Region: United States > Texas > Marfa
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Marfa
Price Range: £56 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas

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