Port Aransas Inn
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... usually I am in search of freedom. I've lived in Austin for nearly 7 month's now and have been feeling cooped up by city life. The trip down to the ocean was a much needed break. Me and Seth rode the motorcycle down here, (about four hours) with just a backpack and a tent, and not a lot of plans. But it all worked out really well. We found ourselves on the national park ran seashore, that preserves miles of island ...
... First, there is the Lexington CV2, built in 1927 and sunk in 1942, during action in the south Pacific—it had the name of “Lady Lex”. The aircraft carrier we were on today is the Lexington CV16. It was completed in 1943 and was sent immediately to the Pacific during WWII, nicknamed “The Blue Ghost”—mostly because it was thought to have been sunk while in action, yet in reality, it was a newly constructed ship with the same ...
Today was a good day. After breakfast and the membership meeting, we waited for the Robin, Delia and the boys to arrive. They came down for SANDFEST. This is one of the times when "sculptors" build some fancy type sand castles. Another time is in the fall when South Padre has SAND CASTLE DAYS.
Robin et al arrived and Bob dropped us at the fest area (he didn't want to go). Where he dropped us was about 1/4 mile from the ...
So OK go ahead and ask me what we've been doing today. Are you ready for the answer?
Actually, not too much. The day started normally, weather nice, not too windy, mostly clear with some clouds rolling in later in the afternoon. We ate, ate, and ate some more!!
First eating occurred at breakfast time, of course, but not too much breakfast because we were going out for the Red ...
... By that time it was almost "Attitude Adjustment" time, so we packed up our dishes and over we went. The rally hall is basically out of our back door (if we had a back door).
We have a large group here this month and that includes 3 sets of visitors. Dinner was Turkey Tetrazzini. At least I could get mine without the cheese. After dinner some of the attendees ...
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My first impression of this motel was that it needed to be bulldozed down......the pictures on the internet are deceiving....the rooms have window air conditioners and they rattle like crazy....hard to sleep with so much racket going on....the first room we stayed in had a good bed but we moved because of the air conditioner and the second room had a terrible mattress (oh, my aching back)...Also, your should be able to block out the morning sun, if you want to sleep in, but this is virtually impossible...I agree with a previous reviewer that they should skip the theme rooms & invest some money in updates...would be willing to pay more for more comfort...reading the review from the college student, I've decided that this would be a fairly decent place for them to stay during Spring break,etc.
Phones and Cable TV in the Room
I read on this website that the Port Aransas Inn did not have tv's and phones. This is totally untrue. Just wanted to correct the record from one comment made in 2003. I think that lady was remembering the Tarpon Inn. I was recenty in Port Aransas and noticed that the Port Aransas Inn's rates are some of the best in town.
Great place to stay!
Clean and comfortable, nice pool area. Very reasonable prices. Best of all, the staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome! You can't beat the location, which is close to the beach, all shopping and restaraunts.
They were there when we needed them...
My friends and I were up there two spring breaks ago. All the other hotels were rude and expensive. We made reservations at another hotel and when we arrived they pushed us aside because we were college students. We had no reservations and no were to stay!! On the way out of town we saw a bright pink hotel and thought we would give it another shot. The wonderful people at Port Aransas Inn helped us find a room and made sure our stay was ok. I want to say a Big Thank You for taking a chance with the college students, were not all bad!!
Excellent value and, more importantly, truly S. Texas friendly
My wife, Mo and I ( both from San Antonio) are becoming quite the regulars at this wonderful property in Port A. Believe me we are very particular about our activities and lodging in the little city we've both cherished since our childhoods. In a way we feel we are practically locals and this locale retains the charm that is truly Port Aransas. I'd advise anyone to call this place a home away from home- time and time again. With all the growth Port A is undergoing it is getting tougher to find lodging where you are appreciated and eagerly welcomed back as if you were family. Randy and Patty, the owners, and their staff maintain that fun, friendly laid- back atmosphere where you feel like one of Port A's own.
We've stayed in several different rooms and each have our favorite. Mine is the jungle/safari and Mo's is the Victorian. They also have large adjoining rooms with kitchenettes that my friends here in SA have stayed in and loved . I think best of all however is the pool with connected hot tub- fun year round. Summertime- cool dip in pool followed by dip in the hot tub before bed. Heck, I do that year round. Pool area also has a nice stereo system that we've enjoyed immensely. If you don't particulary care for the station just ask them to change it - try that at a BestWestern- yeah right. Again it all comes back to laid back personalized service.
The inn is also close to the beach- a definite plus.
Pricing is extremely competitive. Also, another big plus, is the fact that if you arrive a little early, as we sometimes do( oops, often more than an hour or so), early check in has never been a problem as long as the room is ready. Try that lately at Days Inn?
By the way, we've heard that soon Randy and Patty will be adding a restaurant in the near future. There apparently has been a good dose of grappling with some local politicos however over a weird zoning prohibition. This has been quite an amusing topic which Randy has shared in descriptive pool-side chats of late. But that's a whole other topic so get down there and check it out yourself.
See you in Port A!
OK for a couple of days...
We just returned from a 2 nt. stay in the Safari Room...well, they should skip the theme stuff and provide maid service! The Inn was clean and had a typical beachy appearance but could use some up-dating...Mgmt. was helpful in recommending where the locals eat and let us have a late check out but we would only stay here again for a short visit...the room was very small and the pool is in need of repairs.
It felt like a home away from home
It felt like a home away from home at the Port Aransas Inn. The rooms are clean, comfortable, amd cozy. The hotel also has great beach access and is nearby all the gift shops in town. It was also very nice to sit on the balcony and smell the ocean air and just relax. I have stayed there twice before and am going to go back this year for spring break.
I would defintely recommend this hotel if your looking for something comfortable and affordable.
Very Pleasant Stay
After touring several cottages near the beach, we settled on the Port Aransas Inn, which was tucked away down 11th St. but still near the beach. We got a "theme room" for the same price as an average room ($39) and it was clean, larger than the cottage rooms, and nicely appointed. It's also quieter, since it's not on the "main drag" of Ave. G. One note: the "Victorian Bordello" room smelled thickly of carpet deoderizer, so if you're sensitive to smells, avoid it. The "Magnolia" room was superb, however. Visit the web site.
Cozy and comfortable, will stay there again
My husband, two teens and I went to stay at the Port Aransas Inn, Port Aransas, Tx for Christmas. We had a wonderful time and will go again. There were 2 rooms, one with 2 queen-sized beds and a living area with kitchen that included a sofa bed. There were also 2 full baths. We had plenty of room and found it very comfortable and quiet. Our only caveat is that the mattress on the sofa bed was thin, so we would suggest taking an inflatable mattress to make it more comfortable. The owners were wonderful and quite helpful. This may become our holiday tradition. We found Port Aransas to be a great place to visit over Christmas.
Old-fashioned and Delightful
This inn has real old-fashioned charm - beware if you need telephones or TVs cos the rooms in this hotel have neither! It was peaceful and the rooms are delightfully decorated. The best part of the day was sitting on the balcony sipping a beer watching the sun go down...