We stayed in #139 during what they consider "peak season" and it is definitely NOT worth the price. The week we were here was the week school started in Texas and there was nobody here so I do not consider that to be peak season for prices.
The room was very nasty and unclean. They didn't even mop the tile floors. The carpet is gross and needs to be shampooed. The kitchen appliances are all very old and rusty. The bathtub has rust and mildew in it. The window seals had food and I don't know what else on it. It needed to be cleaned and wiped off. The curtains were broken and the screen door to the sliding glass door was non functional. It was just sitting outside on the back porch. They had tried to fix the broken curtain with a rod that isn't even the size of the door, so it doesn't shut all the way and everybody can see into the room....all the way to the bathroom. This is important because the room is located right by the walkway to the beach and the public rinse off shower. (These are the only good things about the room.) One bar stool was broken and when my 3 year old try to sit on it the foot step "broke." It was very clear that the stool was broken before we had arrived. The clock on the wall doesn't even work. They left one nasty,old broom for us to use and no dust pan. The electricity was always going out also. The beds are extremely hard. It's just like sleeping on the floor and we had to go out and buy foam pads to sleep on. One bed was so super squeaky that we put the mattress on the floor because any slight movement would wake up the whole room from the noise. Overall, it was a terrible experience and we will never stay here again. It's cheap but there are rooms that are nicer for just as cheap or $25 more a night. And, it is well worth that extra $25. Oh, and we found ants in the room too =( We will never stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A recommended budget accommodation for families. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Retreat Hotel Port Aransas
- Island Retreat Port Aransas