Please read carefully....................We stayed in Room 4 from July 8th thru July 12th. When we checked out, we booked our trip for next year. We have been staying someplace different every year for many years and booking for next year should tell you something right there. Let me tell you that this review is coming from my family's point of view and the needs that my particular family were looking to have met. My family could've stayed at a high dollar resort, but we never do. Instead, we use the extra money that we would use to stay at a high dollar resort, to spend on fun stuff while we are in Port A. With that being said, If you are looking for a resort, with a ton of amenities like a swim up bar or cabana, this is not your place, but if you are looking for a place that fits your basic needs such as a comfortable bed, flat screen TV's, shower, quiet, not crowded, a full kitchen, and a pool at a VERY affordable price, then this is your place. For what the 3rd Coast Inn lacks in regards to what the resorts have, it makes up with staying at a place that is very personable, you feel like you matter, you feel like you can go to the owners with any request and they will do it for you. One morning, I walked out of my room and I was greeted with, "Good Morning George!" That is huge!! I was taken back a bit by it. There are big hotels/condos around this place, and I have been going to Port A for years and I'm sure I've driven past this place 100 times, but never noticed it. It's just tucked away all by itself. The Stripes Convenience store is kind of next door and an easy walk, the Best Western is across the street and behind it is a court of a neighborhood. It's VERY quiet and there is no traffic coming in and out. In fact, I left my cooler and several other things outside my front door every night and never feared anyone messing with or taking my things. From your front door, the pool entrance is no more than 20-25 steps away. The hot tub is great and your not sharing the pool with 100 people like the big places. There are towels for you at the pool and they will let you take those to the beach too. There are water toys for the kids, lots of tables and chairs a grill and music being played the whole time. It's very nice and quiet, my family really enjoyed it. There are only 7 units..Rooms 1-4 are 2 bedrooms and all set up the same, just different decor. The 2nd private bedroom in those units does not have a door, just a sliding partition and the other bed is in the front room when you walk in the front door. The sliding partition was enough to keep my kids from hearing me snore and that was huge for my kids. The shower is very small, but functional and there is no sitting area, like a living room. Just a bed when you walk in. If I had one wish about my room, it was that I wanted a sitting area or living room, but it wasn't a deal breaker. The kitchen is big enough so a family of 4 can sit and eat as a family like we did. The rooms are small, but again, they're functional and fit our needs. There are also several bikes available for you to take if you want. We rode them to breakfast one morning, it was great! This place is located in the middle of everything. I hope this gives you a clear description of The 3rd Coast Inn. Again, I want to be clear, if you're looking for a resort, this is not your place, but if you want a place that fits your basic needs, but you feel like you matter and your needs will be met by your hosts and the room, then this is your place. We will be back for sure. Thanks for a GREAT stay Darcy.....see you next year!!!
Oh yeah...did I mention that this place is pet friendly? 99.9% of all lodging in Port A will charge you at least a $25 per night charge for a pet or per pet, which is easily another $100 bucks from your hard earned vacation money. Well, we were there for 5 days and for 1 pet it's a 1 time fee of $25 bucks...that's it!! They even have a bag station for you to get bags to pick up after your dog.
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