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“Room just OK; bar was great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay

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Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Room just OK; bar was great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed for just a night and were given a one bedroom suite. The man greeting us at the front desk seemed unhappy that we had disturbed him and did not extend a welcoming attittude, begrudgingly answering our questions. I actuallyI thought that it was actually an old hotel, based on the run down feeling and condition of the place. There were rings on the side coffee table, and hair in the bathtub, which made me question how clean it was. The view out onto the bay was great. . However, we had a wonderful time in the bar and the best drinks made by the lady bartender! Make sure to order a Margarita!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let know about your recent stay. I am very disappointed that you where not greeted properly and that your suite was not up to our normal high standards. I review ALL guest comments with the staff so that we can improve our customer service and the quality of the hotel. The bartenders apprciated your comments.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kerrville, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and had a bay side room on the second floor, nearest the pier. The sunrises were the most beautiful I've ever seen, the boats going out in the morning and coming in at night were so interesting, dolphin coming up to the closest areas, friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, quaint atmosphere, great breakfast, walking distance to restaurants and whooping crane tour. The best place in the coastal bend area! No complaints here!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teresa G
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds as though you were able to take advantage of many things that Rockport-Fulton has to offer. It is nice to be able to walk around the area and have so musc to do. The staff apprecited your comments as well. We look forward to your next visit.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Fenwick, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stayed two nites and were very pleased with the classic but casual feel of the hotel. Were in a room on the ground floor, seaside, with great view of a sunset and the shrimp boats arriving in the late afternoon. Could watch dolphins feeding around the breakwall from our window. Staff very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very clean. When in area next we will definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave S
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you were able to relax and have an enjoyable stay. The view from our bay side room is everything you described. That is why they are the most popular rooms we have. Your comments about the staff and hotel are greatly appreciated. We ALL look forward to your next visit.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed just overnigh,t with our adult son, at this hotel right before Christmas 2012. The rooms were discounted by Groupon but we were treated no differently. Excellent, friendly service, excellent rooms (suites), great food. We will stay longer next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TXAnne
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am pleased to see that you took advantage of one of the special promotions we had available during the month of December. I appreciate your positive comments about the staff and hotel. They work very hard to provide great customer service and accommodations. We look forward to your next visit, when you can stay a little bit longer.
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Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Had a fantastic time, room are well kept and the people working there were great.
WiFi in the room did not well, very slow. Otherwise I will come back.
My next visit I will pick a room on the sea side, it's a fantastic view!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rex C
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful review. I appreciate the kind words about your room and the hotel staff. We will be installing additional wifi access points throughout the hotel within the next few months. This will improve the signal strength in all rooms. We look forward to your next visit in one of the Bay view rooms.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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College Station, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Place looks so nice--and it’s in such a great location, on our favorite part of the Texas coast. Couldn't believe that our previous, so-so experience really had been representative. Turned out, we were luckier that time.

When we went back again, less than a year later, we decided to go for broke (after all, it was only for the one night; and, anyhow, the Mayan calendar had indicated the world probably would end before the credit-card bill came due): Opted for the high-$$ room on the water, at $159 ($182.85, after taxes; off-season rate).

Here were the problems, in increasing order of importance: 1) No Verizon cell service in our room (although the signal had been fine, at Charlotte Plummer's restaurant, just up the shore.) 2) Toilet wouldn't stop running until one went back and jiggled the flush handle, just-so. 3) No fleece blanket available (in room, or at front desk) to replace the rather heavy and musty duvet. 4) Really noisy fan in the A/C-heating system, which kept my wife awake most of the night—despite ear-plugs. 4) Bad room air—molds?—that made us both feel congested and head-achy the next morning.

There won't be a third time.

Room Tip: Choose one at Americas Best Value, or the Hampton, or even Days Inn...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Voyager180
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to our hotel. I am sincerely sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I have discussed this review, in detail, with the hotel staff so that we can take corrective actions to improve the level of service in the future.

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We've been twice. Full rate bayside in summer, unfortunately with a loud wedding until well after 10pm right outside the bayside rooms. Not good. Otherwise the location and property amenities are great. We used a twofer coupon at Christmas, no wedding that weekend, and it was great. We had a meal coupon and ate one dinner in--and it was surprisingly fresh and cooked perfectly. Hard to beat MoonDogs though so the location of Lighthouse is great for both pier fishing, bay watching, and walking distance to MoonDogs. Before booking, I'd ask about wedding bookings and avoid that weekend.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CAIvy
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for writing this wonderful review about both of your visits to the Lighthouse Inn. I am glad to see that you took advantage of one of the special promotions we had over the holidays. Sometimes our wedding guests forget about the “no party noise after 10pm” rule. We will continue to work on that. The hotel staff understands that we have non-wedding guests at the hotel and we want to respect their need to relax and sleep. I am also glad you enjoyed the food in the Palm Room, we have a simple menu but the food is very good. Glad you enjoyed MoonDogs as well. It is good to have variety within walking distance of the hotel. We all look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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Property: Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Address: 200 S Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382-7736
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rockport
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lighthouse Inn is the perfect choice for a vacation on the Texas coastal bay, with full-service accommodations in the beautiful Aransas Bay. Relax and enjoy a laid back Texas getaway with luxurious guest accommodations and amenities and our friendly staff. Positioned at the entrance of Fulton Harbor with a magnificent view of Aransas Bay, enjoy modern amenities, shoreline access and our excellent location close to local attractions and things to do in the Texas Riviera. ... more   less 
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