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“Above Average/Perfect Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Captain's Quarters Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   235 W. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373   |  
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Above Average/Perfect Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have been a traveler to North Padre Island for 49 years. The Island lives off of mostly the tourist trade especially in the summer time. It has the open ocean called the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing both inland Flats and deep ocean are readily available. The island is slow to develope and contained until maybe the last 10 or so years just run down fishing lodges. Today there are some modern places to stay. One of them that was established before most of the rest are the Captain's Quarters. Smaller than most others but run well. Small fresh Water pool, big ice machine, BBQ area, friendly staff. It is located within view of the Ferry Landing making travel to and from Aransas Pass a quick neat trip. Almost walking distance to the Ocean. The Ship Channel right in view. Big shopping places abound for swim items and tourist gear.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Spring, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

When we opened the door, the room smelled stagnant. The bedding was wrinkled and had definitely been used already. Blood on the wall from where some one had smashed a bug. Black hairs in the shower drain. No carpeting. Just a dirty floor that was disgusting. We asked for a nonsmoking room. The couch had a cigarette burn in it. The whole room needed a really good cleaning. I complained to the manager ?/ possibly owner? I told him this room is filthy. He asked if we wanted another room or our money back. We took the refund and went around the corner to the Holiday Inn Express which was pristine for $30 more that also included a hot breakfast.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Where to start? The bedding was worn and had holes. The coverlet had stains. Dirty and worn carpet. Foul odors at times. All surfaces were dirty, worn or stained, or all three. Failed to clean room and make beds, although lack of cleaning would be hard to discern. The worst place we've stayed in for over 30 years. Refurbish or tear down!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Yorkshire
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Only redeeming features is its proximity to The Back Porch Bar!!
Other than that see through towels, mouldy shower curtain, bedding at worst needs to be washed and best renewed. Not a room to hang around in , or balcony to enjoy the view from.
Highly unlikely we will be passing through again but if we ever drive the Texas Gulf Coast again we will give this a wide berth! No pun intended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Argonia, Kansas
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6 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed again this year and it was a wonderful experience. Friendly and attentive staff, good breakfast choices, clean rooms, great location. Only weekend noisy people this time was a motorcycle rider who kept his radio on when he started his cycle x 2 after 10:00 p.m. Other than that, no problems.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We were invited on a fishing trip with friends. Always location sensitive (especially in first-time locations) we chose Captain's Quarters since it's across the street from the docks. The management/staff were attentive and friendly. For the cost I thought it was a great value. The couple reviews written about the poor condition don't reflect our experience. The hotel was well-kept and clean. We were very pleased with the stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I visit Port Aransas often, and have stayed at the Captain's Quarters a few times because its pretty convenient if you want to go fishing at the docks across the street. Also heard about it from a colleague who seems to stay here. The hotel must be under new management, because I didn't recognize the GM from my last visit (and because he told me so). I noticed they've been slowly upgrading the hotel, and some of the new rooms are now quite nice - I got upgraded to a Captains Preferred room, which I liked.
The hotel had complimentary water bottles in the rooms - haven't seen that before? I hate how you usually have to pay five bucks for those.
They also had a pretty neat movie night at the pool, with a projector - they played Hunger Games the day the DVD came out, that was really fun. Andy, the GM, even let us borrow a hookah? which I have never used before, but it was an awesome experience.
The room I stayed in was comfortable, clean and updated, but the phone didn't work, which was annoying. I liked that they had fresh coffee served in the breakfast room before 6 am, when we set out on the boat.
They have some ways to go in updating the hotel, but I like where its headed, and will visit again in early October, hopefully the improvements continue.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Captain's Quarters Inn

Address: 235 W. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Captain's Quarters Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best located hotel in Port Aransas, TX - across the street from the docks, surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping! Our Amenities: Walk to the Docks, Beach, Restaurants, Ferry, Bars and Shops, Freezer for Your Catch, Grilling and Eating Area Smoking/ Non Smoking Rooms, Boat Parking, Pool & Gazebo, TV/ Game Night, FREE Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Captain`s Quarters Hotel Port Aransas
Captains Quarters Hotel
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