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Sandcastle Condominiums & Conference Center
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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4 reviews
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“Great Rooms and Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the efficiency style rooms (#102). It was nicely decorated and very clean. Our balcony faced the motel next door, but we could also see quite a bit of the beach. The only time we had to call the staff was when the remote control they gave us wouldn't work...they immediately sent someone up to the room to fix it. This hotel is right on the beach and is great for the price. I will be staying here again on my next trip to Port Aransas.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very affordable but a bit dated. Some units are nicer than others. Make sure you stay on the inside of the horseshoe, all uneven room numbers are what you want. We stayed in 302, which was a bit outdated, very old utensils, and on the OUTSIDE, soooo we did have a beach view but also the view of the run down motel next door.
Over all we loved the proximity to the beach. and pool area. Great for family with kids, who want to cook and save on eating out. Bring your groceries, and a small grill.
We're going back, this time on the INSIDE, in July!

Room Tip: INSIDE, uneven room numbers!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

We booked this last minute when we got to the hotel that we booked online and they did not have our reservation and was completely booked!

Turned out to be a nicer place for less money. Right on the beach with beach access right out of their parking lot. Parking is covered but you still get sand blasted when the wind picks up.

We would usually drive on the beach to get in to town for meals since it was smoother than driving on the streets.

Room Tip: May is not the time to go to the beach here unless you like seaweed.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Gonzales, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great everything, the view,pool,staff...EXCEPT FOR HOUSEKEEPING....ab0ut 9 a.m. Sunday morning while lying in bed the door flung open...NO ONE KNOCKED...a maid>>>she"s lucky nothing got thrown at her. Privacy or common courtesy???What:s up with that???

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

What I DO like about a lot of the rooms of this place is the Ocean View, and the fact that you can go online and do a virtual tour by unit. You are not guaranteed your first choice, so have a couple of back up rooms selected in case your first choice is not available when you check in. I selected room 213 because it had tile flooring, looked clean and had a great view. The condo units are small, the bedroom very small, not sure if it was worth the price over an efficiency unit. The balcony was small and the location next to the hot tub area proved to be not as romantic as hoped. But the ocean view was awesome! The boardwalk to the beach was a little awkward to get to from the room, having to backtrack and navigate around the pool area first. Beach access by car is right next to the condos, very easy. There are some great views, and the beach location is great, beyond that, the units are very small and this is pricey compared to other resorts in the area.

Room Tip: Use the condo website to get a virtual tour of the units.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is our favorite family friendly vacation destination. We have been visiting Port A every summer for 10+ years, and the Sancastle is such a nice, relaxing place; we never want to stay anywhere else. We always book the same room (unit 320), it's a 1 bedroom condo with a view of the pool and beach, and a nice big flat screen TV in the living room. Some of the condos are more dated than others. We have 2 kiddos, and they sleep comfortably on the pull out couch. I would recommend the Sancastle to anyone. I have always had such a positive experience here and we look forward to this trip every year. If you have young kids, I would not book around spring break, we did this the year before last, and I really do prefer the summer crowd.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

We got there late at night, and we got a 3rd floor room over looking the pool and the turtle pond towards the ocean. There was not any room service, but close to all the good food shop. We stock the kitchen and went off to play The parking was limited. There was the room diary, which along with trip advisor we had a wonderful supply of fantastic food. This book to which we added all our adventures had lots of past patrons from as far way as New York. It was a relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Sandcastle Condominiums & Conference Center
Address: 800 Sandcastle Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5903
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandcastle Condominiums & Conference Center is located in Port Aransas and on the Gulf of Mexico. Rental units consist of a few types of rooms to select for your next vacation to Port Aransas. The room types are as follows: efficiencies, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and three bedrooms beachfront condominiums. Amenities include two tennis courts, fitness center, large peninsula pool, 2 large hot tubs, fish cleaning building and free wireless Internet service. With the beach just steps away, you will enter into vacation mode as you pass our turtle pond on the way to get your feet in the sand! Discover your intimate vacation or corporate retreat at the Sandcastle Condominiums. The Sandcastle Conference Center is another one of our property features that sets us aside from any property in Port Aransas. This building is a fabulous host for weddings, corporate meetings, reunions, luncheons, retreats, receptions, sales meetings as well training sessions. ... more   less 
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