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Island Hotel Port Aransas
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Upon arriving, we met a wonderful staff who were friendly and accommodating not only then, but every time we saw them. The room was clean, cheerfully decorated, and just "felt like" the beach. We had absolutely no complaints, and would stay here again without reservation (pun intended :)). We loved the coffee available in the lobby at all times. You can't miss with this one!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had been hoping for a place on the beach, but our large suite faced the highway and a wetlands on the other side of it. The rooms were huge, large enough so we didn't trip over each other. Great staff: friendly and helpful. The location was better than we imagined: it was only a short bike ride to the beach, and the wetland area has a good trail that connects (almost) to the birding center complex. After spending a lot of money on not very good food in local restaurants, we started buying seafood and cooking it in our room, at a tiny fraction of the cost. Laundry ($1.25 each wash and dry) is in the pool house. Tip: open the gate with your right hand or you are likely to bark your knuckles on the gatepost. Our visit stretched from the planned six to eleven days. This will now be our family's home in Port A. Just wish the free breakfast was little starch-heavy. Some yoghurt would have been nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff.
Better than most hotels breakfast.
Heated pool
Clean rooms
Easy check in and out

Very impressed with the hotel over all. Defiantly would recommend to anyone staying in port A. Next time me and the hubby come we will be staying here. Love that they had a heated pool since it was a little chilly that weekend..

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kati C
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Enjoyed staying here, I like motels for a casual trip to the coast. The staff was friendly and always helpful. Heated pool was small but nice in the cool Match evening. I liked that it's not in the middle of town but out just a bit. Will stay there again!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank Gypsyrn60
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

The hallways and the exterior of this hotel looked a bit dirty and shabby. Our room,however, was extremely clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. An added bonus for us was the washer and dryer facility at the hotel.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed this week in one of the king suites. Nice to take a family and have room for everyone. This place is a little noisy from the traffic, but we still slept fine. Good Breakfast (waffles, oatmeal, muffins, etc.) Had trouble with our door knob, but staff went above and beyond to compensate for the trouble. Kids love the pool was a perfect 90-95 degrees. Laundry on-site is alittle outdated but worked good. You need to realize that this is not a chain hotel, but will stay there again next year. Just simply LOVE Port Arnasas.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank ccash78
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were impressed the moment we called the hotel requesting an early check in. The agent said normally we are sold out the night before but I do have a one room available le. I thought this was very kind as we came into town earlier than expected. Once we arrived we immediately were treated like family. I had a special request needing to keep a few things safe while I was away from the room and the staff stepped into action. The general manager was even involved and made my request happen with out any hesitation. After the beach and dinner I felt a little crispy it was late around 11 pm and went to the desk to see where I could purchase some aloe cream. She was able to find some the hotel had in stock and just gave it to me. This may not be the 4 seasons but the level of service defiantly surpasses every expectation. I have travels a lot over the years and it is the small touches this hotel does that makes all the difference. I will be back and will be booking my Memorial Day trip upon check out

Room Tip: Room 120 was perfect. Very quiet. Only thing I would request is the ability to rent movies in the ro...
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew J
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Address: 2607 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4818
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Port Aransas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Aransas
Price Range: $65 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Island Hotel Port Aransas 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just one mile from the soft sand and warm surf of Port Aransas Beach, Island Hotel Port Aransas—formerly Mariner Inn & Suites—offers affordable, newly updated accommodations and a variety of amenities perfect for family vacations, weekend getaways, and winter months when you just want to soak up some sun. During your stay at our hotel in Port Aransas, lounge by our outdoor pool, have a picnic by our barbecue grills, let the kids play in the game room, or take the short, 1 mile drive to the beach for swimming, sunning and sandcastle building. ... more   less 
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