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“Best Value on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Retreat

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Island Retreat
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Best Value on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

I've been staying at Island Retreat for the last 25 years. I've never had a bad room, bad service or a bad experience. To me that's a pretty remarkable feat. I've stayed at some of the more expensive spots on the island, and while they're nice, Island Retreat has always been my favorite place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

My family has been staying at Island Retreat ever summer for several years. The rates are good for condo stays so close to the beach. This establishment is for any family who have kids or people who just want an average, safe, great location to the beach. They offer on site security - no crazy parties, full size pool. Each unit is a little different so be sure to go to the virtual site to check out the rooms. Good rates during off season and friendly staff.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Cant remember the room number but it was on the ground floor facing the gulf. The pool was right across the parking lot...no complaints... had a great time...only thing is the cost of the room I guess...I just wish it was a little less so I could stay longer and come back more often!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed in #2 right above the office. The room smelled musty, was incredibly dated, had dead bugs on the bathroom floor and the worst part is the bedding was incredibly soiled. The comforters had clearly not been washed in a very long time. The bed was also very very uncomfortable. We were scared to touch anything.

Needless to say, we cancelled our remaining two nights and moved on down the the Best Western. So glad we did. On my way to right a great review for them right now!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for your review we appreciate all comments and suggestions left by our guests. We do apologize for the lack of cleanliness in the condominium that you rented with us this past May. While each unit is individually owners and bedding will differ, the cleaning quality is within our control and measures have been taken to ensure that you never experience such a low level of service at the Island Retreat again. We would love for you to consider us on your next trip to Port Aransas and give us an opportunity to earn your business by making your next stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great location to enjoy Port Aransas. Stayed in unit 4 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Everything we needed ... clean and comfortable. Big flat screen tv and fast reliable internet. Planning to return

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Right on the beach, got a low season rate, the whole family was happy. Played tennis, the pool looked inviting (it was a little cold). The place is 20, 25 years old, but everything worked, it was clean, and the staff was fantastic!
Stayed in #126, small, but it was fine. WiFi and good TV. We celebrated Thanksgiving and the kitchen allowed some excellent cooking to be done.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Highly Recommended! We're trying to visit Port Aransas twice a year and this place is defiantly one step above them all. The facilities great, the staff is great and the price is awesome. Salina the property manager and Megan @ guest service went above and beyond to ensure we're having everything we need. If you plan to visit to Port Aransas you should definitely stay there!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Additional Information about Island Retreat

Property: Island Retreat
Address: 700 Island Retreat Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-6012
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A recommended budget accommodation for families. ... more   less 
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