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“Great prices during off season.” 3 of 5 stars
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841 SANDCASTLE DRIVE @ BEACH, Port Aransas, TX   |  
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Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
San Angelo, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great prices during off season.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We went here for our honeymoon 10/12/12 and stayed till 10/16/12. We got the one bedroom condo and still paid half of what everyone else was charging for a regular room. There was a flat screen Tv, the kitchen was stocked with what we needed, everything was clean, we only had one issue. There was a lot of construction going on on the streets...I guess a water pipe was having issues, not the hotels fault but they did have a few bugs in the room. We only saw 2 and we weren't in the room enough to really care. That and they were dead. Id still recommend this place if you're on a budget and love the ocean.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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san antonio
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12 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We can see why people rate this motel as terrible. They are the same people who think the Sandcastle is the greatest place on the beach. There are Sandcastle people and there are Seaside people. Just like some wouldn't live on the south side of San Antonio and some wouldn't live on the north side. We love Seaside for what it is, not what it isn't. It's the south side. It's a lot of friendly people out walking their dogs with their baggies in hand. It's families and birthday groups and friendly staff in the office. It's a place where everyone minds their own business and leaves you to yours. It's NOT snobby desk staff who you have to ring to get their attention, visitors who pride themselves on how much their condo costs (instead of how little), an empty pool and empty rooms, and a newspaper rack with no papers available unless you are an owner.

We love our condo in 201, but we have been happy in a plain little room before we started getting this condo. The ceilings are chipped, the floor is cracked, the place is old. Who cares? It's clean and totally bug free and has the most comfortable beds and the perfect views of sunrise, sunset, and the ocean. And it's reasonable. We looked a long time for a better price and didn't touch it for the benefits. And we appreciate the personal touch of Melissa and Terry. Don't let the northsiders chase you away.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My friend and I were looking for a place on the beach that allowed us to bring our dogs. This place was it! We got a 1 bedroom condo which had a king bed in the room and a futon in the living room. Fully stocked kitchen and was clean. We had a great time walking to dogs on the beach which was 2 minutes away! I would recommend this place to anyone on a budget or has a dog that they would like to have travel with them!

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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This was my first time going to the ocean for an extended period of time. The Seaside Motel is AWESOME for the price and the location. It takes all of 2 minutes to walk from your room to the beach! We stayed in the 1 bedroom condo, it had everything we needed. Full size fridge, oven/stove, coffee pot, sink... everything we needed to just relax after a long day of fighting waves :) The staff was very nice and we will for sure be returning. The rooms are not extravagant but for this price, who cares! PLUS, we were hardly ever in them other than to eat quick lunch, dinner and sleep!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I will not be returning to Seaside next year. I have been going to Port A every summer with my family and friends for 35 years now and I have stayed in a lot of different places, this was the worst ever. The rooms were dirty, floors were not vaccumed very well and we even had sunflower seeds in the dresser drawers. The sink drained so slow it almost didn't even work. They say dog friendly but the only place to walk the dogs was a small strip next to the street that was full of the sharpest stickers ever, we spent the whole six days pulling them off the dogs, our feet and hands and the carpet with a lot of pain to all of us. The pool was so dirty it was dark green and with no control of the roudy quests. As for the staff one lady in the late day was nice but the morning lady was very rude and unfriendly. So again as I said before we will not be returning next year!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the penthouse that was absolutely the way to go for a larger group....it was huge!! The beds were comfortable, the deck was great we were pleasantly surprised and amazed at the size of the condo..the staff was very nice and helpful...the only complaints would be on the third night about 10pm the office guy didn't get his name came up and said the master bath was leaking into the downstairs bathroom and we could no longer use it and he was pretty rude about it...and gave no apologies just very matter of fact..and on the morning of our checkout there were a few reaches in the kitchen but we had not seen any our entire stay...

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Even gave my young children a beach ball. Not glamorous, but had comfortable beds and reasonable compared to other places. My friends has been here with her family several times. Pleasant salt of the earth place and staff. Had a problem with toilet, but they sent someone over right away. Looking forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Seaside Motel and condominiums

Address: 841 SANDCASTLE DRIVE @ BEACH, Port Aransas, TX
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
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