If I could give this a 3.5, I would.
For my boyfriends birthday this past weekend, we decided to run away to Port A. We arrived on Friday about an hour before actual check-in (which is 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.) and I went in hoping our room was ready, even though we were early, I was completely prepared to drive around the island to kill an hour if need be (I've vacationed in the area before and it's not unheard of). Thankfully, our room was ready! We snagged a covered parking spot (and had the same spot for most of our weekend) and stayed in 328, an efficiency, but more than enough room for 2 people who planned to spend most of their time at the beach.
Unit 328 was nice but needs a few updates. The fridge had rust along the exterior and the soap dispenser in the bathtub did not work. The bed also could have been more comfortable...I slept fine, but I'm only 5 ft tall. My boyfriend is nearly 6 feet and woke up to aches and pains each morning. I don't hold that against the complex, but definitely hope the owner will update soon. We were also confused a bit by housekeeping. We didn't realize they had even been in our room as nothing was changed(no towels moved, no beds made) except we had a new roll of toilet paper on the toilet when we came back into the room.
That being said, the facilities were amazing! We loved the convenient beach access, spent our days on the beach, would run out for a late lunch, then would go to the hot tub at night. The other guests were nice and just friendly and everyone really was just focused on relaxing and having a great time.
We definitely plan on going back again (probably for my birthday in July) but will try out a different unit on the property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandcastle Condominiums & Conference Center is located in Port Aransas and on the Gulf of Mexico. Rental units consist of efficiency, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom condominiums. Amenities include two tennis courts, fitness center, large peninsula pool, 2 large hot tubs, fish cleaning building and free wireless Internet service. Discover your intimate vacation or corporate retreat at the Sandcastle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandcastle Condominiums Hotel Port Aransas
- Sandcastle Condominiums And Conference Center
- Sandcastle Condo Port Aransas
- Sandcastle Condominiums Port Aransas