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Port Aransas Inn
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Port Aransas
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked this on the reviews alone and on short notice; bad choice. When I opened the office door, I thought I opened the door to a hoader's bedroom! The facility is a dump on the outside and in some stage of renovation on almost everything visible. It looks like they've started many projects such as siding replacement, paint, etc but got halfway done and quit. All of this is visible from your balcony, which is also littered with buckets that catch the water from the A/C window units and populated with guest smoking; sometimes right outside our door. Parking is limited and on the weekends, almost impossible to find a space. The inside looks nice and almost new however a few items were noticed: lamp was rusty, mattresses were lopsided and too firm, bathroom was tiny, water pressure was low and shower head was crusted, fridge didn't cool, one of the comforters had a few blood stains, the towels were very low budget and small and the sheets had an odor. No one mentioned in any review that they do NOT have maid service that cleans the room, makes the bed and supplies new towels every day and empty's the trash! We had to ask for towels and request clean sheets every day, throw the dirty linens and trash on the balcony. Nero is a very nice guy and will do anything for you, BUT he is the only person on hand to help. The pool was okay but no shower or rinse station other than a garden hose and the water was somewhat green, shallow and warm. The "Hot Tub" is not heated.
I'm a pretty forgiving guy and have stayed at much worse, but I don't get all the positive reviews and lack of information on this place. Do your research on this before booking!

Room Tip: Rooms on the back building are newer. upper floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

You can always have a good time at the Pink Palace!! We stayed in the two bedroom apartment. Everything and everyone was awesome!! The band was great and the pool and hot tub was fun for the grandchildren. We were on vacation and Nero and his staff catered to us. Having 5 children it's hard to pack all the toy's.... which worked out because Nero had sand toys and boggy boards and even a lawn chair for us to use during our stay, ( 5 nights ). I would totally recommend the pink palace!! My two granddaughters are asking when can we go to the pink palace and see Nero and his friends.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank terresita
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Not a bad place! The honeymoon suite was well worth the weekday price with the in room jacuzzi. There were a few cosmetic problems, and had to wear shoes in the room (its a beach hotel, so not a big deal), but other than that, very nice. It's within 5 minutes of everything, and the owner is very accommodating!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Ursahenna
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Port Aransas in des it again! We just returned home from another perfect stay at the Inn.
Nero is the most awesome host. We had a super room with a small kitchen too. They made our Dog George feel right at home again. There are new themed rooms too so ask! We plan another trip in October. This is the only place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank ewro3
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I saw that many did not like this place , It is old but well kept...We went on Mothers day weekend and Nero was great !! He was right there for our late check in and gave us are key and even tried to help take our bags to our room ..It was to rain the whole weekend and I told him to get rid of the rain and he said he would do his best, GUESS what he did and we had no rain till the day we left.. The room was clean and all of our bedding was clean and stain free.. This place is great if you and friends want to go and have a good time .. Lots of drinking by the pool ..Not the place I want my 12 yr old daughter to stay, But I am sure they would have been great if I had taken her to the pool ..Everyone who was there that weekend was nice and out for fun .Would I stay here again ? Yes I would just because Nero was so nice and always right there when you needed something !!!!

Room Tip: I juststayed in one of the motel rooms !
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank skkford008
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Port A is our favorite destination! We have gone several times a year for the last few years. Nero and the rest of the staff at Port A Inn is hands down the only place we stay. We have a motorhome, but leave it behind just so we can stay at Nero's. He provides such personalize customer service that all we have to do is call and he knows our number. Thanks for making us feel like we are important and special, everytime we "come home". Nakia

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank Nakli9
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I have wrote a review before on this hotel, We love it there!! It's a great place to unwind and the most pet friendly place on the island. The hospitality is only compatible to that of staying at an old friends place! We joke that were headed to our beach house! If you want to stay at an uptight fluffy beach place this is definitely not for you but if you are looking for a place to call home for your trip this is it!!!! We've been going here for about 8 years and love it more each time!! The theme rooms are fabulous!! The kitchenettes are great!! And your only a few minutes walk away from the beach! We LOVE Nero and all the staff there.

Room Tip: There's no restaraunt or fitness center but you can BBQ ❤ and Nero can direct you to some great...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank sschlachter
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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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