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Oxford, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed at the Marathon Inn for a one night vacation to Grand Manan. It was exactly what we expected - decently priced, clean, and historic accommodation. Because it is historic, there are a lot of steep old stairs, so keep that in mind when you are booking! It is rustic and quirky, with slanting floors and all the things...

Thank BugsyAndBoomer
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at the century old Marathon Inn a handful of times and have enjoyed it thoroughly on each occasion. Every room is different and furnished with unique charm. The covered veranda is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny afternoon. The staff are friendly and make you feel at home. Close to the ferry dock, but miles and...

Thank JoEllenIrene
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I stayed at the Marathon Inn for a week, had a room at the very end of the Annex, second floor, with a harbor view. While Wi-Fi was spotty, and there was only one outlet in the room, my room was cozy and the bathroom huge. Cast iron tub, lovely fixtures, and the resident Pheasant crowing in the early morning...

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Old sea captain house/inn with creaky wood floors and old wood stoves for heat close to ferry. Serves breakfast (not expensive) and dinner ( you have to tell them in am and what your selection is) which in this small beautiful island is a huge plus. Staff nice and helpful ,accommodations what you would expect in old inn.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The whole building, inside and out, is quite grand. We had room #8 which had two beds in different parts of the room so that it could practically be considered a suite. We had a lot more space (and comfort) here than other places we've stayed on the island (one, a cottage in north head and the other a hotel...

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Monterey Park, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I chose this place because it is the oldest inn on Grand Manan Island. The floors are at an angle, the lock was extremely difficult to manuever, and the stairs to the room were quite steep. Quite what you would expect in an old hotel, so how I judged this room were by the quality of the towels, sheets, and...

1Thank alkeni
Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I just got back from a three day stay on Grand Manan. We had a wonderful trip and I think the thing that made the trip for us was the Marathon Inn...(Grand Manan is beautiful and all, but it all starts with how you sleep and eat!) I had read some of the less then kind reviews...

Thank tashacody
Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My kids loved the pool, we walked to our boat tours, we used the full kitchen in the annex and grill to make meals for our large family- saving us lots on meals out (though we did have a fabulous lobster dinner there as well), and the hosts were so friendly and welcoming! The hotel is old and we didn't...

Thank ECTetc
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Here's what I loved about this hotel: the antiques, claw tub, comfy bed and pillows, view from room five, heated outdoor pool, yummy free breakfast, free North American phone calls, good Internet service, great spacious room, lounge, veranda, friendly , knowledgeable proprietor, quaint decor, proximity to the ferry, and all at a great price. This is the perfect hotel! Do...

1Thank crjmca
Charlottetown, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Room was OK, view was good but we couldn't take a shower Not only was there NO HOT WATER THERE WAS NO WATER AT ALL IT WAS LIKE BEING IN A COMEDY MOVIE BUT THIS TIME IT WASNT FUNNY!! we paid 145 dollars for the night and left without being able to shower we should have slept in our van...

4Thank aileen202015

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurely living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath. Many of them overlook the harbour. We offer a licensed bar and there is also a solar-heated swimming pool. We now offer High Speed wireless Internet Access. Marathon Inn is Grand Manan Island's Elderhostel/Road Scholar destination. At the Marathon Inn, your comfort and enjoyment is our first concern and your vacation on this enchanting island in Atlantic Canada will long leave fond memories with you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marathon Inn

Address: Marathon Lane, North Head, New Brunswick E5G 3A4, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Grand Manan > North Head
Price Range: $104 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marathon Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Room 4, good bed. Also quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles francesjane2015, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is great!”
 of 5 bubbles signindoc, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If possible to get one, try to choose a room overlooking the harbour...the view is wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles pnotnr, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevators, first floor rooms sometimes noisy. Some rooms lack showers, others lack baths.”
 of 5 bubbles H8494XGjeans, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our 3rd floor room had spotty wifi. Maybe ask which rooms get best signal if it's a concern to you.”
 of 5 bubbles BugsyAndBoomer, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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