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“5 star location, 4 star cleanliness, 3 star furnishings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dunes Condominiums

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The Dunes Condominiums
1000 Lantana, Port Aransas, TX 78373   |  
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Katy, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“5 star location, 4 star cleanliness, 3 star furnishings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We recently spent two nights midweek at the Dunes. First impression is that the property is dated and badly needs a refresh. By the end of the stay we felt better about the condo due to friendly staff, very clean unit, and crisp new towels.

We checked in September 4th so it was after the season. We showed up slightly before the 4 pm check in time, and we had to wait 10 minutes before we were assigned a 2 bedroom unit on the 3rd floor. Price wise I believe it was good vs the need to book two rooms at a hotel, and we like the option of a kitchen and beach view. Sitting on the great balcony is really a plus!

I would stay again, and just concentrate on the positives. If this was a Hyatt, Hilton or some other 5 star the price would cost $650 a night!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hello,
We are so glad that you were pleased with your recent stay at The Dunes. We always strive to provide our guests with the best service possible, as well as a welcoming and enjoyable environment. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your review!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Love the fact that when I book and visit this condo I deal with the same ladies I've worked with for years. Everyone from the front desk, maintenance men and maids are friendly and professional. We had a issue with the front door lock and the disposal, both were taken care of quickly. Actually we had to do without the disposal while they ordered one but that was not a problem.
I love the large living quarters here and the balcony is huge. Views are the best in Port A. The pool is large and seating around it comfortable. Love this place!

Room Tip: For the best room ask for a higher floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Spent two nights there this week with family. Room was excellent - clean, appropriately furnished, everything working, and a great view. Staff are friendly and helpful. Had stayed a few years back and felt it was all a bit tatty, especially the deck, but this time it could not have been better. 5th floor room was excellent in terms of views and comfort. If you like to watch the ship channel, this is hard to beat, and you are not so close that you can see the litter and trash that is dumped there, a bonus!

This area of Port A is very crowded usually, with lots of people moving their household onto the beach via truck for extended stays, so walking on to the beach, even directly from the Dunes access path feels like crossing a highway but that's Port A. Dunes has its own pool, which is limited and tends to be taken over by noisy groups leaving you with little chance of privacy but that's true of all places here that have a single small pool. The pool area was spotless during our visit and the furnishings were all operational.

Of all the places we've stayed in Port A over the years, this is one of the better experiences we had and will return. Not cheap but very pleasant and very convenient for a stroll up to the shops/restaurants. One of the better options in Port A for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi Oscar,
We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay at The Dunes. We take pride in the cleanliness and comfort of our establishment, as well as the service we provide to our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Our family enjoys all the aspects of staying here....we have stayed on several floors...we need two condos...a 2 bedroom and a 3 bedroom to make everyone comfortable...as our family has grown, we continually come back...The views are amazing, the rooms are comfortable, the pool and the hot tub are inviting and used by all and the beach is just steps away. The staff has always been very helpful and friendly. Although there are several new places to choose from, in the end we continue to come back each year. When the AC in one of the units had problems, it was fixed within a short time. When the wifi didn't work, within a short period it was fixed. We look forward to meeting once again at the Dunes!!! It is our tradition.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hello,
We are thrilled to hear you enjoy staying with us at The Dunes. We take great pride in providing our valued guests with the cleanest, most comfortable rooms, the highest quality amenities, and top notch service. We hope to see you again soon!
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great view of the ocean from the 9th floor, staff were all courteous, the room was very clean and had everything I could ever need....only problem was- I could only stay 3 days! Meaning, I only had time for 3 days, I wish I could have stayed for a month. I felt so at home. I will remember this place for sure. Close to downtown, and shopping. Can't say enough great about the Dunes.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Hello,
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Dunes Condos. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our rooms, as well as the service we provide to our valued guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My family has been spending time in Port A almost every summer for over 25 years because we love the area. We have stayed in many different condos, but this was our first time at the Dunes. We stayed in 708 and the view was amazing. With binoculars, you could even see the dolphins playing in the wakes of the ships in the channel. We also loved the close-in location because it was so convenient to the wonderful restaurants in town and for viewing the July 4th fireworks.

Room Tip: Request beach side on a high floor for a better view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Hi Ellen,
We are so glad you enjoyed your first stay at The Dunes. There sure are some amazing views of Port Aransas from our rooms. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your review!
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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A true MIRACLE!! Stayed here with my husband, 15 year-old son, 2 year-old son and in-laws--everyone was happy the entire trip--no griping...I may have seen a glimpse into what heaven may be like.....
We stayed in Unit 207.Very neat and clean-fantastic layout. We stayed in 2BR/2BA unit, plenty of room for everyone. Great kitchen. Never heard any racket from other rooms. Beds were wonderful (I am a bed snob). The way it is laid out, I think every room has a view--a good one.
Very close to beach--thank goodness since we have to haul what seems like 300 toys/beach items back and forth ( we left our little shade tent out there during the day with chairs and all and no one messed with it)
Pool is nice and roomy, large hot tub. Lots of room to sit for those who don't want to get a tan and stay out of the sun. Maybe it was a fluke but there was always a nice breeze and I was completely comfortable without getting in the water.
All staff was helpful and courteous.
My in-laws liked it so much they were wondering how much one would be to purchase when they retire.

Room Tip: Don't wait until checkout time to take luggage to car (if you need a luggage cart)--you will hav...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunescondos, Manager at The Dunes Condominiums, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi Kristin,
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Dunes Condos. What more could you ask for than every member of the family being happy during a vacation? We appreciate your business and hope you will return soon. Thanks for your review!
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Address: 1000 Lantana, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 85
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