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200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Tarpon Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Disappointed in this mainly b/c it is in all the guidebooks, so expected more. Be sure to read previous reviews b/c many include things I was going to mention and re-emphasize, so just be aware of what kind of place it is. Main thing is yes, it is a cool historic place, but also true that it is not being... More

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the rockers on the front porch. Our room, 26, appeared to be more spacious than others. It was a pleasant surprise they are dog friendly. We were in walking distance to the best breakfast on the island- Frankie's Kitchen.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rented a room on a Saturday night during the low season, the location n the fact that all others were sold out made the decision easy. The room was considered "premium queen"; costing us 150.00. Upon entry to the room it was smaller than even a motel 6 although the furniture was cute and antique, as the front desk... More

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North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was drawn to this inn based on its locale and historical past. Unfortunately, the accommodations were pretty disappointing. Here's the good and bad from my stay: Good: You can easily walk to lots of restaurants and shops. The trolley makes a stop right out front. Bad: The room was musty and didn't seem very clean. It was apparent that... More

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Franklin, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed here because it's an historic hotel. It is truly historic in that it has not been updated in it's history. Granted, heat pumps have been added; but the mold, mildew and rust are from it's history. We were aware that there is no TV or telephone; but a room the size of a postage stamp can be a... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

No TV but I don't go to watch my favorite shows. Most attractions, shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. I still have not been able to get a reservation at Roosevelt's but will keep trying. The only complaint is it took a long time to get hot water to the room.

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Adra, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We understood that rooms did not have TV or telephone and that wasn't a problem. There was free wi-fi though. The problem was that there wasn't a wardrobe. The room was very small and we had also understood this when we booked but not to have a wardrobe was a surprise. There was a tiny built in closet at a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Port Aransas is a super place, chilled out feel with plenty of friendly bars that you can walk to. Well worth a visit. This Inn was a great place with an 'historic' feel. There are no TVs or telephones in the rooms, but free wifi. For me a perfect combination. The rooms and bathrooms are pretty simple, wooden floors and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Tarpon Inn was Awesome we have stayed there several times since the "REDS" started running this past August we stayed several weekends in a row and Debbie was very accommodating, I called on Friday night and she had us booked that day the rooms are very old Time looking kind of makes me think what visitors in the olden... More

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Austin, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I rate the Inn as excellent with the understanding that it is a renovated historic inn, a one-of-a-kind property, located on Cotter, the center of life in P.A. Yes it's old but perfect if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of old P.A. and NOT stay in a concrete tomb that so many of the new hotels and condos seem... More

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Also Known As:
Tarpon Hotel
Tarpon Hotel Port Aransas
Address: 200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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