Third or fourth trip to this hotel. Once again we had a problem with check-in and one day with getting the room cleaned. This seems to be par for the course at this hotel. Being a Priority Club member and having stayed at Holiday Inns in several different countries I very seldom have troubles at HI hotels and usually find the staff to be very helpful. Enough on the bad stuff, on to the good!!
The hotel is not on the beach, but we find that to be a small and easily overcome problem. We load all our stuff in the back of the truck, drive 2 blocks to the beach, park and have a great time. When it is time to come back to the hotel it is only a short walk to the truck to load everything, If we were in a condo on the beach we would have to lug our stuff much further back to the room. The hotel is usually clean and well maintained. The breakfast is good and the lady that take care of it is great!! I'm not sure what her name is, but she really, really does a good job. Overall this hotel is good, but definitely not great!! The price is high, especially for this time of year, and the service does not back up the high cost. Since you have few choices, it is a good place to stay, but I really wish they would take it up a few notches and make it a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port Aransas is a one stop destination for fishing, birding, beach combing and relaxation. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure our hotel is proud to be the preferred lodging for quality and service on the island.Our hotel is conveniently located 1.5 blocks from the beach and within walking distance to many of the best shops and restaurants. Our island is home to the Harvest Moon Regatta, UT Marine Science Institute, Newport Dunes Golf Club, Mustang Island State Park and three stops on the Great TX Birding Trail.Our hotel features swimming pool with swim up benches, waterfall, kiddie pool and hot tub for relaxing after those long walks on the beach. Our business-minded guests will appreciate our fully-stocked business center and free Internet access throughout our hotel. Guests also have access to our fitness center equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike and 3 station weight machine.Enjoy a new way to start your day with the complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar. Cheesy omelets, fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy and crisp bacon have been added to our famous cinnamon rolls and other delicious breakfast items. On your next trip to Port Aransas, remember to Stay Smart and visit us at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas! ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Port Aransas / Beach Area
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