We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western and appreciated Kara and staff. What we loved most was being close to the beach! Our girls could walk to the beach , a few blocks away., maybe 5 or so.
You have to remember that this is a culture trip. This is not the Caribbean ocean. The town has its own laid back feel to it. For Texas, this beach is great! This beach is cleaned daily and there is a caring lifeguard there. This is very important since not all beaches are cleaned daily ! You will need to pay $12 to park near the beach.( the sticker that you are given is good all year for most the beaches around this area). It is easy to get stuck in the sand at this beach when parking your car so be careful.
Take lots of sunscreen. You may want to buy your own large umbrella , or portable awning to take with you . If not, it is $25.daily to rent a large umbrella. It is needed if you spend the whole day at the beach which we did and loved it!
Drinking lots of water helps to keep headaches away when spending hours at the beach!
The beach is nice in that it is 3 hours closer than South Padre Island if you are coming from Central Texas area which we did . In other words, you can make it to the beach in about 8 hours! That is great for Central Texas!
We enjoyed traveling down to this are by the divided highway and the free 5 minute ferry. The area of Aransas Pass and driving into Port Aransas does not look the best.
However, it was a geography lesson to see the coastal region of Texas, sand dunes, etc.
Bring your own plunger for the bathroom. We saw several outside of rooms. You have to fix the toilet should you have minor problems . This is true for many modern water efficiency toilets.
We liked utilizing the wash/ dryer near the pool. We loved the pool!
For the area, thanks to trip Advisor reviews, we were glad that we chose Best Western.
Also, we appreciate the Best Western hotel policy that allows senior citizens to be classified as 55 to get a discount on rooms! This helped! You do not have to be an AAA member. This applies to all hotels!
We appreciate the kindness of Kara to book our next Best Western hotel as we continued our travel and for coupons for area events.
The hot breakfast was nice !
There are jelly fish at times in this beach area. There is a repellent that you can buy for this. Our daughter got stung , but the very kind and helpful life guard put on alcohol and meat tenderizer which helped.
All in all, we loved the beach! It was a great vacation! We are looking forward to going again!
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Ocean Villa Hotel Port Aransas
- Port Aransas Best Western