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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Ranked #2 of 3 Port Aransas B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inn itself is quite charming in appearance, but our room smelled heavily of chemicals (at least you knew it had been cleaned?). I didn't end up fully showering (just rinsed off) because there was no hot water. The staff at the front desk said that you had to go through a process of turning on the sink and letting... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a typical hotel, so don't go looking for lots of amenities. Room decor as well as the actual layout of the room and bath remind me of my Uncle Laymond-you never know quite what to expect. We have enjoyed our 6+ stays and plan to return. One can walk to some restaurants and boat tours or just... More

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Kingsland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent hotel with all the charm of a historic establishment, but without the "do not touch" feeling. I chose this hotel because of its history, but was a little worried because I was traveling with my 7 year old son and he tends to be very "hands on". I didn't have a thing to worry about. Deborah and the gang... More

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Bastrop, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really loved this place. You do need to come expecting less than perfection because the hotel is very old. Rooms were built very small back then with no closets. Unless they tore down the building there is nothing at can be done about that. With that being said they do have several hanging hooks on the wall. After reading other... More

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Bedford TX
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Do not stay here, if you want to lay in bed and watch TV, all day; not the place, for you. DO stay, if you want walking access, to the waterfront, romantic rooms with authentic ambience, history, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff! Our room was LOVELY and so very comfortable! The minute, we walked in, we loved it! Thank you,... More

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Hoogland, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is so cute. The rocking chairs where sweet and the town beautiful. The room a lill bit small but for a night or two fine. People very friendly loved the place. Thank you for having us. The pool was ok.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's an old building, but I don't think that it's an excuse not to have light bulbs out and outlets that don't work in your room. The grounds are nice but the big round gray trash cans that our put out in front of your room with no lids, honestly it brings down the atmosphere of the place. Its not... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed 4 nights in mid June, in the flatlets next to hotel. Room was very clean on arrival, and had a little kitchen area which might was useful for a fridge. However the room lacked iron/board/hairdrirer/ clothes hangers/drawer space/ luggage stand/chair or any form of seating. We had to chase them up for room servicing, and when it was done... More

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Austin, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My kids and I stayed at the Tarpon Inn again last week and once again we had another very positive experience. They have updated a number of the rooms, including the one we stayed in Fisherman's Cottage which was perfect for a family with kids. The room had its great vintage feel but with new additions to make it feel... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I understand that this is an old building so wasn't expecting everything to be pristine but it could have done with a lick of paint and a new toilet seat. The walls were so thin we had to endure the drunken swearing of our neighbours on one side and other noises from our other neighbours which I won't elaborate on!... More

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Address: 200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Inn 3*
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With 200' long porches to relax on since 1886, the longest porches in Texas stretches and relaxes along with you. The salt air and breezes are gently encouraged by old-fashioned ceiling fans.  The sweet creaking of roomy rocking chairs blends with the pages of a novel being turned. Where each room is decorated in period antiques and no two rooms are alike and where there are no televisions nor telephones.      If our place sounds like your kind of place, then please consider this an invitation to make yourself at home. We're waiting to treat you as part of our Tarpon Inn family and encourage you to wonder if it's possible to stay forever,or at least a couple more days. ... more   less 
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