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A Laughing Horse Lodge

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503 East Avenue G at 11th Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge for our first visit to Port Aransas....It was fun and funky "kitschy" beach décor, as advertised. Not fancy, but very clean, working a/c and bright & cheery rooms. Need to remember to bring our own kitchen spices and condiments next time....the adjoining unit to ours had an a/c issue and since the main... More 

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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place because it was reasonably priced and close to the beach. Also, we were tracked by the Bohemian atmosphere that transpired on the pictures. However, the lodging was sub par for what could be expected. Wallpaper was peeling off, they were a rusty nail protruding from the wall, and we were facing The brickwall of two other... More 

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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in roomy cottage number 9 which had very cheerful, colorful beach decor and was very clean. Love being able to have our blue heelers with us at the beach! Located only 2 blocks from the beach. Their well maintained dog park and an outside dog wash (elevated tub with shower and dog shampoo) made it super easy to care... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the 4th of July weekend and it was great. The staff was so kind and the people surrounding us were so much fun to be around. They are very dog friendly and even have a bath for them after you take them to the beach. Make sure to always have them on a leash though, there... More 

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Philip M, Owner at A Laughing Horse Lodge, responded to this review

You shouldn't need to bring your bug killer with you in spite of your experience. We are so sorry you had problems with your stay and we want to assure you that we can help solve them. We are in the tropics and bugs are around. We spray as often as allowed and with the most powerful and human/dog safest... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We enjoyed the smallest efficiency room on the property - advertised as a room for 2, we were able to easily make it work for the two of us and our five-year-old. When we made the reservation, the property manager was a bit skeptical, but was happy to book us and did not require an extra charge for our pint-sized... More 

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Manor, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Definitely not the Ritz, but this is a pretty cool little place to stay. The beach nearby was amazing, very clean and safe. The employees were helpful and friendly, but we had to go to the office often for things the cabin didn't have (which they were happy to find for us). We stayed in the High Horse. Some of... More 

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ft worth, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If I you want a fun relaxed, funky ,clean, unique, beachy, walking distance to everything... This is it , even better if you want to take your dogs, they are welcome here. Been a repeat customer for years, yes its an older property, i like that , it has personality . If you want a cookie cutter condo with pool... More 

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Waco, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very friendly staff, from booking in February. to our stay in June. This is our second time to stay at this location, and we will stay here again. I have referred you to family and friends who plan a trip to Port Aransas soon.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed in the Whinny lodge and loved it! It was clean, had everything we needed, bed was amazingly comfortable, window a.c. unit was cold in both bedroom and kitchen. Because this motel/lodge was built so long ago, it is sturdy and quiet. Walls are like a fortress! Decorated cute and quirky. It is small but we weren't there to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Don't be fooled by the 3-stars; that is a high rating for Port Aransas. The folks here have made this place into a hospitable, decent place for those sporting types who travel with dogs. And they keep the place clean. No small feat considering they love dogs and want you and your dogs to have a great time. With your... More 

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