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Port Aransas Inn
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Port Aransas
Reviewed July 8, 2011

This review is decidedly mixed. On the positive side, we had a great room (room 126) ~ updated, tastefully decorated, queen bed with full-size futon, full kitchen. Bathroom was updated, too, with new fixtures. The hospitality was terrific, as well.

On the negative side, and this is a big one, the place was filled with hard-core partiers. So there were the noisy, pre-going-out party preparations, complete with shouting, swearing, and slamming doors. Then, when those same people came back to their rooms, after the bars closed, or when they got tired of hanging out at the beach, you got the drunken, shouting tirades at 2 or 3 in the morning, echoing between the inn's two buildings.

I think a good night's sleep outweighs a nice room.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

Easy going place with friendly staff. Stayed here for 4 nights.

Stores are quite near.
We used the motel grill one night and worked fine.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 108 and it was on the top floor.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

I had done a bit of research before making reservations here so I knew exactly what to expect. If you are looking for a JW Marriott, this is not your place.
If you want character, a good price, a hot Inn Keeper, Saturday day free live music and dogs that do tricks, stop looking cause this is your spot.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

I took my wife on an impromptu anniversary trip to Port Aransas - and we stayed at the Port Aransas inn on a Sunday and Monday. First off, this is not a hotel that everyone would enjoy (but was great for us) - the pool and hot tub stays open late so people can hang out until the late hours of the night. It's a lively place. The place looks raggedy on the outside, and you have to request room service. With that being said, the room was excellent - we stayed in the Oriental room, and enjoyed it - the rooms are MUCH nicer than you would assume just by looking at the outside of the building. The Inn is close enough to the beach, Nero was very helpful in making our experience worthwhile, and the place had a real down-to-earth environment, with the management hanging out poolside with the customers. It felt almost like a hostel - we met many people while we stayed there. Very friendly place. I would definitely recommend the Port Aransas Inn as a very unique getaway - we're definitely know where we're staying when we head back to Port A. This place is excellent for younger, or more lively crowds.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

We just spent last week at PAI, we got the 2-bedroon unit which is 2 adjoining rooms. One room had a full kitchen. A photo of it is on their website. We usually rent an oceanfront condo but we wanted to bring our dog (a Lab) this year. There aren't many condos that will take anything bigger than a Yorkie. PAI is about one block away from the beach - that saves some bucks - you can walk there in 5 minutes. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the pool is nice - the radio is on and it doesn't close at 10:00 like everywhere else does. The staff is great and Nero is not just a manager, he's your host. Don't miss live music on Saturday nights at the pool. This place is great for families. Thanks for a great time, Nero!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

Looks rough on the outside, but the rooms were clean and tidy. Got 3rd floor. Friendly service. Didn't try pool or hot tub.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

Our trip was so pleasant. We had 8 people total. We fit very comfortably. The room was clean and the pool was refreshing. the front desk was extremely accomdating and we just basically made ourselves at home. The pool and hot tub were open all night. It was a very laid back atmosphere while we could walk across the street to the beach or drive 2 blocks and drive onto the beach. With stores and shops only a couple blocks away. We are all planning a trip again in Aug. and will stay there again. It was absolutely refreshing.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 1500 S 11th St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5764
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Aransas
#4 Family Hotel in Port Aransas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Port Aransas
Price Range: $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walking distance to the beach, 4-5 minutes right across the street.Out door pool and hot tub! We look forward to hearing from you. We have a variety of rooms to choose from: one bed, beautifully decorated theme rooms, kitchens, and three bed room condo. ... more   less 
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