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Kingsland, Texas, United States
Reviewed 28 February 2015

While it is rumored to have a ghost sightings in room 9, we did not experience "Casper" at all, but we stayed in room 18 down the hall. The room was very nicely done and comfortable. There are no TV or telephones in the room, but the lobby does have a TV.

Thank Gene B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Marathon has dwindled since its days as a center of ranching and mining, but is coming back as a spot for R&R and a staging area for trips to the Big Bend. The Gage Hotel, built as the home of a local grandee, is a comfortable and rustically imposing period piece, with a good restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, and...

1Thank Porcophile
Gage Hotel J, Manager at Gage Hotel, responded to this review

Porcophile, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you were able to stay with us on en route from San Antonio to El Paso and that you enjoyed the hotel and our grounds. Come back and visit us again soon! Best, Carol Peterson General Manager

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX is like nothing you've been to before. I like to call it my home away from home because I just love it so much and go back any chance I get! I have been there 5+ times and never once have I been disappointed. I love The Gage Hotel so much that I got...

Thank Kathleen S
Longview, Texas
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We arrived during an ice storm and the hotel had no power. We checked in thinking it would be restored shortly. Never did. However, it turned out to be no problem. The hotel grilled steaks and we ate by candlelight... full bar. Although it was cold outside, the room had a fireplace. We stayed warm and drank wine. A great...

2Thank BWorthington
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Gorgeous hotel, all the details, in the desert just outside of Big Bend. Our room has a huge steer over the fireplace, oil paintings with local themes, beautiful bedding. You can't go wrong here. Spa services available, though we didn't avail ourselves. Honeymoon spot, or even hold a small wedding here.

1Thank Kathy H
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Hotel was in darkness when we arrived due to the ice storm in the area. Staff were very helpful offering extra duvets, the purchased battery lamps for the rooms etc. I had been really looking forward to the restaurant as the menu is awesome but of course the kitchen could not offer the menu. They grilled up some tenderloin and...

2Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of nights in this very historic hotel. The Gage is most of the town of Marathon, just outside the long road into Big Bend National Park. We stayed in the very old and creaky Shepard house, which was a walk down the road to the main hotel, restaurant and bar. The dinner at...

1Thank tlschoenfeld
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Our most recent visit to the Gage coincided with a widespread ice-induced power outage. The town itself was dark, as were the facilities at Big Bend. The fireplace in the suite took care of the chill and a candle and flashlight the dark, I leave description of the property to another review - we're repeat visitors and find the Gage...

3Thank sheeshman_13
New York
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting west Texas and the Gage in particular for years and have enjoyed it very much. I recently stayed in the upgraded rooms in the historic building and was not happy with the changes. The new room decor lacks any style and is reminiscent of a saloon brothel. I understand they wanted to provide private baths to...

Thank Heather S
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 25 December 2014

You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for?" Well, we paid $242 per night recently and it was not worth it. This was the first time we visited Marathon. First, the walls in the portales rooms are paper thin; we could hear our neighbors and felt the need to whisper the whole time we were there. One...

4Thank imtom55711

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Texas Mountain Region, the Gage Hotel offers elegant accommodations to those wishing to escape the mundane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gage Hotel

Address: 102 W Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
Region: United States > Texas > Marathon
Price Range: €62 - €426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Gage Hotel Marathon
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“#6 or #7 in the old hotel are larger”
 of 5 bubbles 565jackt, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check out the Los Portales area. Larger rooms and a bit more private”
 of 5 bubbles WWilliams1965, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Accessibility might be difficult if all the parking areas are taken.”
 of 5 bubbles 94elaineh, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Main building has the most charm, but there is a nearby train.”
 of 5 bubbles 617charliek, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Preferred to courtyard rooms”
 of 5 bubbles tsc1, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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