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Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
2 reviews
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“A Wonderful retreat on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lighthouse inn. A warm reception, and delicious breakfast, and wonderful view of the bay form our deck were the highlights of the trip. Suite was very clean and comfortable.
Will definitely plan on returning.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you taking the time to write this wonderful review about your recent visit. I am very pleased that you enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer. We ALL look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This picture must have been taken 50 years ago. Didn't tell us that the pool wasn't working and construction above us went on into the night. Couldn't open windows onto the gulf and room was so tight we had to rearrange furniture. Staff was generally apathetic or unhelpful. The morning breakfast buffet was fair but you had to toast your own bagel and make your own pancakes. To top it all off, when leaving a cockroach ran up my neck and head and when I said something to attendant she just looked at me with a blank stare. Had to sit in our rental car for 15 min. on arrival because they wouldn't let us into our room until the 3:oo check in (we came by plane) so didn't have much control over arrival time. Didn't offer or have a place open to have even a drink while waiting. Never again!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how disappointed you were with your stay, the hotel and staff. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I am embarrassed and shocked at my team’s lack of customer service towards you. This is something I can fix immediately. I review every guest comment, good or bad, with ALL of the employees. I can assure you that we will be reviewing yours line by line.

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was staying here to teach a class. The room I had was facing the street vs the bay but it was a nice room with a balcony that was a great place to relax and read a book. If I was staying on vacation I would have wanted a bayside view. Breakfast was great with waffles and a good selection of meat. I am platinum at Holiday Inn where they have replaced the waffles with pancake machines so this was a real treat. The meeting room was very nice with a beautiful view. The support from the staff is outstanding.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Guy, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure getting to spend a few minutes chatting with you while you were here. I hope that the meeting was a success! Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and will be reviewed with the hotel team. I do hope that you have the opportunity to return very soon.

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Cibolo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was our second stay at the Lighthouse Inn and we were not disappointed. It was my husband's 70th birthday so we decided to visit the Inn once again. As usual the staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere as you enter is warm and very welcoming you feel relaxed as soon as you enter the door. Our room was on the bay side (a must for the view) - the room was very clean and comfortable as was the beds we slept good for the two nights we were there. The weather unfortunately was terrible so we had to spend best part of one day in the hotel which was spent in the comfortable lounge sipping on cofee provided in the lounge area. The one thing about the Inn is the nice lounge and also a bar which opens in the evening. They also offer a small evening menu but the food is always very nice. The free breakfast has lots to offer with something for everyone, a great way to start the day. We will be back again as the Inn is the best place to visit for a nice relaxing weekend by the bay.

Room Tip: Bay side room is a must for the view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ipsjen
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
We are so pleased that you chose to spend your husband’s 70th birthday with us. I appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful review about your stay as well. I share all of our guest comments with our staff and they were grateful for being recognized by you. We are all looking forward to your 3rd visit to the hotel.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed over the Valentine's Day weekend for our 10th wedding anniversary. Paid extra for view of the bay and that was definitely worth it because otherwise you get a view of the pool/parking lot. Room was clean and well setup. Staff was friendly at check-in and answered all questions. When some children were stomping on the floor above us late at night, one quick call to the front desk took care of it in minutes. We thought our patio with rocking chairs were great to sit and watch the sun rise in the morning and to watch the fishing boat come in the evening. Recommend the Boiling Pot restaurant right across the street if you like a great Cajun fish boil, where they pour it out of the pot right on your table. If you are a bird watcher and want to see the whooping cranes, the birding boats go out, walking distance from the Inn. The breakfast served in the lobby overlooks the bay and has a lot a great choices. Overall, a little pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your stay. Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary. We are all pleased that you chose to spend it with us. It sounds as though you took advantage of almost everything our area has to offer. I am glad you were able to get so much accomplished and still had time to relax. We all hope to see you back very soon.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My family stays here every year so when we came to visit of course we stayed here too! The staff were courteous, friendly and efficient. The view was outstanding. The rooms spacious and clean. We will definitely come back here again next year!

Stayed March 2014
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful review. The entire team appreciates your kind comments about the staff and hotel. I am pleased to hear that your family stays with us often and that you will now be coming back to visit us next year. We all look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stay here 2 times a year when I'm in Rockport for bridge. the location is what makes this special as you are on the bay. wonderful staff and good free breakfast. only been there in the spring or fall, so don't know how it is in the summer.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Brian O, Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your most recent stay. I am so happy to see that you come twice a year. We will have to work at getting you here more often. The entire team appreciates your comments and we all look forward to your next visit with us.
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 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
#2 Family 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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