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Tarpon Inn

200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Tarpon Inn
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Ranked #3 of 4 Port Aransas B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Tarpon Inn three times in the last 2 years. Mostly because, for around $100 a night, your accomodations feel more like $150 per night. The room we rented (Rm.40) is small, but feels homey. Dark hardwood flooring, 4 poster bed, a/c and a bathroom. It is everything you need at the beach to sleep comfortably.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Once again made to feel extremely welcome. Had no problems with our stay. It doesn't suit everyone, but it has accommodated us on more than a few occasions. Will return again when we are next in Port A.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is historic, but could use a few upgrades. We stayed In a premium room, which is a larger renovated room. The towels and linens could be a little cleaner and higher quality. The shower did not drain well and the toilet was hard to flush and water stained. With the price being a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Won't be back! Our stay at the Tarpon Flats was very disappointing. We knew it was a detached building and chose it because we had been told in an earlier attempt to make the trip that all of the rooms had been renovated, whereas some in the hotel had not. The Tarpon Flats are equivalent to double-wide trailer living. The... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I arrived without reservation at 7pm in early May (2015). The lady on reception was very nice and found us a good room. The room was on the second floor, in the centre and gave good views. I found it to be clean and comfortable. ++ Pluses ++ Views (for our room) Cleanliness Bed Comfort Welcome Style... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Probably won't be back unless reviews prove they start doing a better job keeping the place up. It's 140 years old, you expect thin walls and creaky floors, but hope that for the price you get a place that shows the ownership is investing in the little things. You don't expect to have dirty, black feet from walking barefoot in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Let me begin by saying, that we knew the Tarpon Inn was not going to be a 4 star hotel experience and our expectations were not that high. I grew up vacationing in Port A just about every summer. My family never could afford to stay anywhere except one of the local fishing cabins, so this was going to be... More 

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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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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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