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Tarpon Inn

200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Ranked #2 of 4 Port Aransas B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015
SHTexas McAllen, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Friendswood, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Buyer beware….I had a room in the "Tarpon Flats" which in my opinion, I think is a misrepresentation that it's part of the Tarpon Inn with its history and ambiance as exhibited in the photos. Much to my dismay when checking in on my 28th anniversary, I discovered that my room was in a temporary building located behind a bar... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For the price, you think that you are staying in a 3 star hotel. Instead you are staying in a charming tiny room in a rustic old wood building. The room I stayed in (Queen Bed Room) was slightly wider than a queen size bed and about twice as deep. There was a small bathroom with a shower on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Tarpon Inn is difficult to review because of one's point of view. If you are addicted to historic properties you will like it despite the shortcomings and high cost. If you are looking for quality lodging by modern standards the place is a disaster and way overpriced. In our room the overhead light in the bathroom did not work;... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We love staying here becsuse it is so central. But the bed is too small and lumpy and the bathtub/shower is very hard to manage without getting water all over the place. The nozzle needs a mount up high. Love the rockers on the porch and thr restaurant, Roosevelt's, was very high quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I spent our three year anniversary in Port Aransas for the weekend. We stayed here and my first thought was..."how quaint and adorable." I wanted to stay in a hotel where we werent distracted by T.V and all the technology and this place met that 100%. We ate at the restaurant at the hotel and when we... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The hotel has great charm and is in the town center of Port Aransas, which is a fun place to visit. In particular I was impressed with not only the pet friendly policy of the hotel, but the personal service of the hotel manager. We brought our dog and unfortunately forgot his dog food. When I asked where I could... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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Manor
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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