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“Comfy cottages & close to the beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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539 12th Street, Port Aransas, TX   |  
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Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Comfy cottages & close to the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

One of the closest places right to the beach (about 2 blocks away) and located about 1/3 mile from the main street (and off the main cross street) in Port A. Our favorite place of all the cottage places in Port A. A no-frills cottage with home-ish style..

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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Trophy Club, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Comparable to other rooms, this one was relatively inexpensive but I was not impressed. My biggest complaint was that the air conditioner barely kept the room cool, particularly in late afternoon. Not that we go to Port A to sit and watch TV, but I was surprised to see it smaller than my computer screen. Was just OK for us. Probably won't be back.

No maid service - they do let you know that up front, though.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I couldnt have been more pleased with my stay, really close to the beach and all the shops and restaurants on the island. It was exactly what I wanted. The kitchen made it easy for me to enjoy what I caught deep sea fishing.The room was very clean and comfortable, and was furnishad with everything that I could need. I cant wait to come back.

Room Tip: Down stairs have more shade on the porches.
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  • Stayed May 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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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

When we first stayed at the Beachcomber we honestly did not believe that it was within walking distance of the ocean. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find the beach was very close and not super crowded. The rooms were well furnished and clean. We also enjoyed the kitchen since we were able to make our own meals. After that first stay, we have always picked the Beachcomber if we are heading to Port Aransas. The place just has a charm to it that has kept us coming back.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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Austin, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed in a fantastic room that had a bedroom for the parents and a large living/kitchen/dining room where the kids easily stayed in with a pull out couch and a fold away bed. Very comfortable, spacious and relaxing. The kitchen is fully stocked and one morning made a full breakfast and invited friends over who were staying in a more expensive (w/ fewer amenities) facility. The Beachcomber is truly a family affair and the care and kindness extended to us during our stay will be something we always remember. Other features that made our stay even better: Easy walk to the Beach, a lovely salt water (no Chlorine) pool, a great view of the sunrise from our room and an affordable price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have stayed here twice now, once in Room 10 and once in Room 11 and whilst we agree that the Beachcomber is not luxurious we think that it certainly offers value for money. All the Rooms have kitchens, there is an enclosed hot tub and really nice above ground pool that you can see from most of the rooms so you can keep an eye on the kids. The location is perfect too, its a 2 minute walk down a paved sidewalk to the beach, not some shaky old wooden boardwalk. Its also about a 4 minute walk to shops and restaurants like The Pizzeria and Shells. You can tell they are trying to keep the prices affordable for families, especially ones with pets. When you look at some of the prices now to stay in Port Aransas the Beachcomber is certainly one of the best deals we could find.

Room Tip: They are upgrading rooms so ask which has flat panel tv etc if thats what you need.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waco, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We have been staying at the Beachcomber for more than 7 years now. We always know what to expect. If you want the necessary creature comforts for an affordable price, this is it. Minutes, literally 2 minutes walking distance, from the door of our room to have our toes in the water. I have brought groups of my friends here, anywhere from 3 to 6 of us, so have stayed in different size rooms and have always been pleased with the value for our dollars. When we come to Port Aransas we are looking for a clean room, a place to stash our stuff and shower, and a clean bed to crash in. Beachcomber is always there for us.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Beachcomber

Address: 539 12th Street, Port Aransas, TX
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Beachcomber Port Aransas
Beachcomber Hotel Port Aransas

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