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“Cozy and Clean Near the Beach”
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3rd Coast Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Port Aransas B&B and Inns
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Cozy and Clean Near the Beach”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We spent a long vacation at 3rd Coast between selling one house and buying another; it was a wonderful place to get away. It's ideally situated in the middle of Port A, within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and the place is very clean and the beds are comfy. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit: the kitchen area was pretty small without much counter space, but it's nicely equipped with a full-sized fridge, a 4 top burner range with an oven, a microwave and a coffee pot, so if you use the kitchen table as counter space, you can pretty much cook anything you want. There is also a nice grill area with picnic tables by the pool and charcoal and lighters are provided. The window A/C units kept the room nice and cold - wonderful in the summer! The pool is great - my toddler loved the 1 foot deep area, and the grown-ups liked the hot tub. The color changing lights in the pool were really fun. We stayed for 10 days or so, and we were never disturbed by noise from the trash cans next door early in the morning like a reviewer said below. I think they must be emptying those during the daytime now or something, because we were really near the dumpster in question. We loved the laid back vibe of the place and how few families we had to share the pool with - it felt very private. Darcy and Deanne are super nice, cheerful and accommodating. The hospitality was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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DarcyT, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
We really appreciate your review and that you took time to write one for us, as I am sure you guys are very busy with the move ! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time spent with us and hope to see you again in the future!
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Loved this place. It is not the normal big room, fake employees, gawdy hotel. No this place is a quaint little getaway next to the beach that you just have to stay at. Loved the music it could have gone all night long and I would have been in heaven.

  • Stayed July 2012
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DarcyT, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thanks so much for the nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

This was my first trip to Port A. We loved the location very close to the beach and everything else. Very clean and cozy. Everyone was very nice and very accommodating. What made it even better was they are pet friendly so we could bring our dog, and they had a little welcome basket for her which was a nice touch. We will definitely be booking here next year.

  • Stayed July 2012
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DarcyT, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that you will come back and stay with us again in the future!
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Leander, Texas, United States
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We were somewhat needy guests (in our own opinion) from the start. We made a last minute reservation the day before our arrival. We wanted the two bedroom suite, but it was booked on the first night. We thought we were out of luck, but Darcy booked us into a smaller room for the first night and then discounted the suite the second night for OUR inconvenience of having to move. Impressive from the start. It was not an inconvenience to us at all to be able to be accomodated at the last minute.
We were arriving late. - Also no problem. We were able to arrive easily and conveniently after hours into our cool, comfortable room where our dogs were happily welcomed. During our stay, we always felt comfortable asking for/about anything at all. In many other establishments, this can usually be treated as an inconvenience, but the personable, friendly professionalism here is unmatched anywhere else.
We were even given extra towels for the beach.
The pool and hot tob are wonderful, and feels like we're just swimming at home. Such a comfortable environment, I can't say enough.
Lastly, we asked for a little late checkout in order to get some lunch on the island while our pups relaxed in the a/c in the room. Again, no problem, no issue, just kindness and generosity.
I've got to note that, on top of everything else, this place is impeccably clean. Darcy and his family really have customer service mastered.
If you are looking for a smaller, family friendly, laid-back, yet professionally run place to stay on the island, this is it. You won't find better.
~Kathy and Bradley

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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DarcyT, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Thanks for taking time to review us! We appreciate all the kind words. Please come see us again anytime.
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san antonio, texas
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had Room #5, sleeps up to 4 or 5 with a small kitchenette. We have stayed multiple times now and Darcy keeps everything clean. Bed linens are fresh, towels soft, rooms cold, pool clean, hot tub hot, and always greeted with a smile. Everyone we meet here when we come down is polite and laid back. If you have questions about the Island, resturants, etc, just ask. We have stayed here as a couple, with our pets, on business, and with our family.

Island Time, you can get yours here!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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DarcyT, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
We are so glad that you guys had another enjoyable stay with us! Thanks for the nice reviews, we appreciate your continued business!
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

I can't say enough about this place. We rented out all 7 units and when we arrived "early" for check in the rooms were ready and very clean and ac was cold cold. It is located in the perfect place you can walk to all the shops and the beach. We enjoyed walking to the coffee wave and whataburger every morning. The pool and hot tub was cleaned everyday so when we got back from the beach we sat out there and grilled out and enjoyed the evenings. Darcy and the staff are wonderful and very accommodating. I wish we would have found this place when he took over ownership it's great. This was our 5th yr coming to Port A and 3rd coast inn was by far my favorite place we have stayed. Thank you Darcy for having us we enjoyed our stay!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Thanks so much for the nice things you said about our place! We are so glad that you and your family had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again !
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

My fiance, best friend and I were looking for a cheap, but clean beach weekend getaway. Imagine our pleasant surprise upon arrival at 3rd Coast Inn. Not only are the rooms ADORABLE, squeaky clean and very cozy with comfy bedding (none of those gross "industrial" feeling hotel linens here!) but the other guests were so friendly. GREAT crowd :) We were invited to a BBQ after the beach by other guests and didn't at all mind sharing the hot tub with the friendly folks here. ALSO, this is a TRULY pet friendly hotel! We've found that at most places we stay "pet friendly" means paying a deposit and getting a long list of "don'ts" for you and your pet to follow. 3rd Coast Inn not only welcomed our furry friend, but provided a really thoughtful "pet care package" in our room including doggie biscuits and helpful information about pet care on the beach (what to do if your dog drinks too much sea water, etc...) as well as lists of local restaurants that are pet friendly and contact info for emergency vet care. BEST BEACH WEEKEND EVER!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at 3rd Coast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at 3rd Coast Inn. So glad to hear that you had a good experience with the other guests as well. We hope that you will get to come back and see us again soon!
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Property: 3rd Coast Inn
Address: 718 S Station St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5231
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Aransas
Number of rooms: 7
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