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700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Island Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good time while staying at island retreat. The condo was in good shape, it did smell a little mildewy or like cigarette smoke when we arrived. Whatever it was made my son's and my allergies run the whole time we stayed there. The amenities were nice, the walk to the beach is great!

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Granbury, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I take my family to Island Retreat every year for Spring Break, and could not be more pleased with the them... Not only is it beautiful, clean, and well managed, but the staff actually "gets it" when it comes to a family vacation! Island Retreat has a policy sets them apart from the rest, and the silver lining is that... More

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SA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My brother (22yrs old, married, army husband) referred me to this place, he had booked and stayed there on 2 other occasions (once while he was 21yrs old) so I booked a room for a last minute fishing trip. Me, 4 of my buddies and my brother went... Ended up getting to the condo a lil before 10pm to sign... More

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CaseyIslandR, Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

It has been a long standing policy set by the Condo Association that all parties staying must be 25 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent. Island Retreat I & II is a family oriented condo resort and the polices established are geared towards providing a family friendly experience. This policy is stated on our website as... More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent Thanksgiving at Island Retreat unit #25. It was a great experience. The unit is very inviting and comfortable. It is adorable, decorated in a soothing "shabby chic" style. Perfect for after a day on the beach! It's a plus that the unit is on the bottom floor. You can see the water from the balcony, and just open... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

We are very happy you have chosen to spend your holiday with the Island Retreat. Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your getaway. Happy travelers make it all worth it! Please continue to consider us when you feel the urge to have sand between your toes and listen to the waves roll in. More

Fritch, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed in unit 248 which is privately owned and kept up very well, clean and cozy. We had our coffee on the balcony every morning and saw the sunrise and the waves coming in. Had a super great time in the awesome pool and on the beach. It was my best ever experience in Port Aransas and I have... More

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texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Resort grounds were great. Pool clean & very nice. Proximity to beach was great albeit a somewhat long walk - but super nice new boardwalk. Service was minimal but friendly & adequate. Room -- worn out. Tired furniture. Not enough dishes in unit that supposedly sleeps 10. Beds fairly comfy. AC worked great. Nice new tv but (get this) only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Everything is ok, except that the living room and the floor in the unit need to be really cleaned, I was very uncomfortable with my kids sitting in the living room sofas. Love island retreat and the spacious unit 41, all the utensils and enough room for 8. Clean bathroom. Grate location.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed in unit #4. It's an easy walk to the beach but too far to carry all the things that make hanging out on the beach fun. So, we drove and parked on the beach the day we wanted to stay out on the beach all day. The walls were paper thin, so we could hear everything said in... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A friend and I stayed here for a long weekend recently. She stays here each summer with her sister-in-law and knows me well enough to know I would not be happy in 'economy' digs so she upgraded us to a unit with a balcony. Good move on her part. Great ocean view and she kept saying how nice the room... More

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Texas
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed at Island Retreat just a few weekends ago with my family. We had an excellent stay! ROOM When we made our reservation, I combed through the available units and took the virtual tour of each one to make sure I picked a unit that I liked. The one we chose (134) was renovated earlier this year and was in... More

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Additional Information about Island Retreat

Also Known As:
Island Retreat Hotel
Island Retreat Hotel Port Aransas
Island Retreat Port Aransas
Address: 700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 39 Specialty lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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