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Austin, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only stayed at this one hotel in the Port A area, so I can't say for sure how it compares... but my impression is that this hotel is average for the area. It's historic, which is code of "small rooms," "no tv," "no phones," "window AC units," and "variable water temperatures". I was expecting the small rooms, so that... More 

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Thank Jaime D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tarpon Inn is a historic hotel when it was 1st built only access was by boat. Which is how F.D ROOSEVELT arrived. Was built originally for army barracks later years morphed into the hotel. Got it's name from the namesake large fish that makes it run in the waters there.The hotel has 24 rooms that are all different decor... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

A bit of history but that's about it. Rooms are very small and a/c window unit made it hard to sleep. It does have history and I can say we have stayed there but probably not again. We go to Port A at least one a year and there are a lot of other places to stay. Try Sunday Villas.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a 2 night stay for a family reunion and deep sea fishing trip. The hotel has kept it's ambiance furnished with antiques and hardwood floors. Rocking chairs on the porch were a great spot to watch Port A on parade. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms. The only complaint would be the old, slippery,... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Perfect place to slow down and recharge away from modern technology....Always a friendly staff, and easy to check in...Nice just to sit out on the porch in the rocking chairs and enjoy the evening breeze.

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Thank Maruitta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been staying at the Tarpon Inn for over 9 years. It's old and has some of the quirks of an old place...but we love rocking on the front porch with a drink in hand and our dog at our feet. If you enjoy chatting with strangers and people watching, it's a fantastic location. We always meet the greatest... More 

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tarpon1886, General Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and thank you for loving the Tarpon Inn! Come back and see us soon! More 

texas
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The historic inn is really a wonderful experience for relaxation and being close to everything. They don't have T.V.s or telephones, but they do have charm! It's kinda like visiting The Gage in Marathon, but you're surrounded by restaurants and a short drive to the beach. Great to rock in the rocking chairs and watch people, too. Definitely going back.... More 

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tarpon1886, General Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and thanks for loving the Tarpon Inn! Please come back and see us soon! More 

Kerrville, Texas
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The tarpon Inn has a great location--awesome rooms-easy check-in--very friendly Sitting on the common porch watching the traffic go by was very relaxing. Beautiful landscaping. Only several blocks from the beach. A must stay

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tarpon1886, General Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and thanks for loving the Tarpon Inn! Come back and see us again soon!! More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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561 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

It is historic hotel, and has lots of character, but there were some issues, and the hotel will not be for everyone. I am pretty forgiving when it comes to older hotels, as they are always a work in progress, and there will always be projects to tackle. That said, Room 23 had terrible furniture. The picture appears to be... More 

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2 Thank Sheryl B
tarpon1886, General Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and letting us know what we need to do better. Like you said this is an old Inn and is a constant work in progress. We are always trying to do better. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Centrally located port Arkansas Texas the hotel very centrally located walking distance from everywhere no television in room I like that no telephone in room also like that quiet peaceful just a little bit pricey although spring break is coming

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's always nice to hear you our guest have enjoyed the Inn. We hope you enjoy the rest of you stay here this week! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 200' long porches to relax on since 1886, the longest porches in Texas stretches and relaxes along with you. The salt air and breezes are gently encouraged by old-fashioned ceiling fans.  The sweet creaking of roomy rocking chairs blends with the pages of a novel being turned. Where each room is decorated in period antiques and no two rooms are alike and where there are no televisions nor telephones.      If our place sounds like your kind of place, then please consider this an invitation to make yourself at home. We're waiting to treat you as part of our Tarpon Inn family and encourage you to wonder if it's possible to stay forever,or at least a couple more days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Inn

Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: $100 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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