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Fort worth
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

No TV, cold, rustic rooms with lots of history. Long patios with rocking chairs and all within walking distance of waterfront restaurants. Rooms are a bit small so I don't recommend for large families.

2 Thank Erin B
Killeen, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

I am so glad I let my husband talk me into staying here. I really love this hotel. My first stay was last year for our anniversary. Our room last year was a single bed room, and the room was clean, and eclectic collection of furniture. Loved the iron claw tub. This year, we came as a family for vacation.... More 

4 Thank hawkman647
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Tarpon Inn. Our room was clean and well furnished. The bathroom could have done with a lick of paint and some hooks to dry towels. The roof was completely overhauled during our stay so the owner is clearly investing in the hotel. The grounds were nicely landscaped and the pool area was tranquil and... More 

3 Thank ashmorayw
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The room (#24) was very small, and the arrangement of the bathroom was a little strange. The shower and toilet were in one very tiny room, and the sink and small mirror were in the room next to the dresser and bed. Soap/shampoo/conditioner and shower towels were provided, and when we left the "do not disturb" sign on the door,... More 

1 Thank Emcarlile
Odessa, Texas
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I had been wanting to stay at the Tarpon for about 15 years, but we always stayed a little closer to the beach. I only had 2 nights of the Memorial weekend free to go to Port Aransas and Tarpon Inn happen to have a room available online. I was excited. We actually stayed in an Efficiency on Brown Street... More 

4 Thank Chere98
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We've been to Port Aransas many many times, but this was our first stay at the Tarpon Inn. Things we loved about it: It's rich in history. The location is great, unless you want to walk to the beach, it's a bit far for that, however, it is a short walk to shops, bars, restaurants, and the marina. The long... More 

2 Thank txka
Mansfield, Texas
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed for three nights during Spring Break. This is a charming, historic, OLD, hotel. It's not a Holiday Inn - the rooms are very small and each room is different. My mother's room had a small closet and a tile shower (#32). My room had hooks to hang clothes, no closet and a plastic insert shower (#33). I had... More 

3 Thank KathDep
Edinburg, Texas
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This was a very nice hotel. Trip Advisor lists it as a B&B, but it is a hotel. It was in a great locatio, close to every thing in town. It was quiet. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. However, I am not sure I would stay here again unless there were no other hotels availabe. The... More 

3 Thank BVMonroe
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Tarpon Inn for New Year's weekend in 2011. His first time to Port A and my second. I stayed at the Tarpon Inn with my Mom in April of 2009 when they were rennovating and the owner was fairly new with the Inn (I reviewed and loved that stay as well). Well, the... More 

2 Thank Vick31
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120 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Friendly staff, clean but small room. I forgot to pack a hair dryer because most hotels have them. But even if I had remembered mine, there was no plug! We just needed a place to sleep and it suited our needs but it's awfully pricy for the small space.

1 Thank Texan

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 200' long porches to relax on since 1886, the longest porches in Texas stretches and relaxes along with you. The salt air and breezes are gently encouraged by old-fashioned ceiling fans.  The sweet creaking of roomy rocking chairs blends with the pages of a novel being turned. Where each room is decorated in period antiques and no two rooms are alike and where there are no televisions nor telephones.      If our place sounds like your kind of place, then please consider this an invitation to make yourself at home. We're waiting to treat you as part of our Tarpon Inn family and encourage you to wonder if it's possible to stay forever,or at least a couple more days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Inn

Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: $147 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Tarpon Hotel Port Aransas
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“Look on line to choose the type you want, since they vary in size. Also, consider if you want to climb stairs for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles gourmetlover, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“FDR suite is our favorite. Has kitchen, dining room and private porch in back and a king size bed with an awesome living room”
 of 5 bubbles N2213JSmichaelh, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go online and see the different room configurations!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 250mattj, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Just look online, they have photos of each room”
 of 5 bubbles CaptainAnne, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“No elevators, 1st floor is very quiet too. Most convenient/nice place in Port A”
 of 5 bubbles allysons676, 29 May 2015 | Read review
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