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Rode out today and travelled through lots of bayou country, miles of raised road through swamplands. Had lunch at Saltgrass Steakhouse, best ribs yet. Then I had to ask if there carrot cake was fresh, made daily on site sir! So I ordered one to share, check the picture, we could not finish it, it was very very good. Got into Corpus ...
We have been preparing for this trip all year! I can honestly say I have never been physical fit! I feel good and confident that I will be able to handle this trip. The only issue I foresee are blisters! I am talking about The Camino! The spiritual walk across Spain! Over 500 miles! I am ready! I plan to visit St. James carrying prayers from family and ...
Kathleen had brought us homemade scones and fruit since we had an early departure.
From Headley Court we had a straight shot to Shannon Airport and Dan Dooley Car Rental drop-off. Kind gent walked us around the car to look for damage (none, no thanks to G's driving) and vanned us to the airport.
We had not been sure whether or not we could clear US Customs and Immigration in Shannon due to sequestration but sure enough, we did. Just before that we had to ...
First thing we did was to go see the release of baby sea turtles. It was amazing! They released 77 baby sea turtles. Then we went to clean our campsite so we can leave after our beach walk. At our beach walk we caught small ...
Yesterday was a trip south to Padre Island National Seashore. I don't know why it's not a National Park, but it's classified as a National Seashore.There are camping and picnic areas and an ongoing project to protect sea turtles. This is the sea turtle catch and release program, where nests are found during spring and moved to protected area untl they hatch and are released. This park was worth the visit and much nicer than Mustang Island ...
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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!!
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.
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...