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“Good, funky Port A hotel”
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Port Aransas Inn
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good, funky Port A hotel”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I've stayed here on a few occasions and always had good experiences. Nero is a helpful guy and the rooms are clean with offbeat themes. Relatively convenient location to the beach, Alister Street, etc. Like much of Port A, it's a bit on the casual / unpretentious / weathered side and probably not the place for someone who expects posh accommodations or pampering. However, it's a good, relatively inexpensive place to stay and pretty much sums up the Port A experience.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Matthew B
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Round Rock, Texas
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and it was wonderful. Nero and his staff, Jeff and Darrel were terrific. They ALL made sure we had what we needed and that we were comfotable. We stayed in a themed room(Safari room) It was awesome! I slept great every nite and loved evey minute! This is the only place I will stay from now on!

Room Tip: Great price very cozy
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank terri d
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Lake Ozark, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

If you're looking for a clean unit with a comfortable bed at a great price, this is the place! Although the hotel is old, the units are in the process of being completely remodeled - and they are nice! The queen-sized beds are firm and extremely comfortable and everything was spotless. The grass was cut, potted plants dot the sidewalks and the hotel includes a pool and hot tub. It's a couple blocks from the beach in a nice neighborhood and within a mile or two of numerous restaurants and shops.The only faults are the ac, which is a little noisy, and the bed frame, which squeaks when you get in and out of bed. My husband is an early riser and the squeaking woke me up most days. Other than that, I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms mean no stairs but you have upstairs noise.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Bunnyzed
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I love staying here so fun and peaceful even had my grandma with us this trip and she enjoyed the friendliness of this place too... Very close to beach and shops.. I usually stay in the themed rooms but couldn't this trip since we had the whole family I loved our ground level room comfy and clean can't wait to visit again!!! Thank you Nero f:)

  • Stayed October 2011
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3 Thank sschlachter
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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

I had a reservation at this place. Long before the trip I recieved very bad information from the locals and cancelled the reservation. Therefore I cannot comment on the rooms or service. But I can say that other visitors in the parking lot described the same unsafe and noisy conditions we had heard previously. We also were witness to a filthy pool and a lot of garbage. Therefore we declined the "Free Weekend" that Nero offered to prove that the rumours were wrong when we attempted to cancel. In all fairness, that was a good business move. But we had no interest in staying in those conditions.
Then we got the back lash. We were fraudulently charged $100 on our credit card and they refused to refund even though we cancelled 6 months in advance. We had the cancellation policy in writing from the internet in Nero's own words that state the reservation is $25 and is refundabe 7 days prior. We found many, many complaints of this happening to others. Some had violated the 7 day policy. But most had not. Our credit card company advised us to NEVER book into a hotel that automatically charges a fee to your account before you even get there, it is an indication of something fishy.
We went thru a lot of trouble to get our money refunded and would not advise that anyone post a credit card to this place of business. We never recieved any type of confirmation of reservation nor did we get any notice that charges were being made to our account. Nero told me we would be charged when we checked in. That is not what happened at all.
Good news is that we found a much nicer condo for the same price who does not charge any unauthorized reservation fees until your date of occupancy. There are no condoms or chicken bones next to the pool and the employees do not get in fist fights in the parking lot in the middle of the night.
Nero tends to lean on the good reviews he has as a back up against the bad ones. Perhaps those are the visitirs who left you all the condoms at the pool? In any case, if that is their idea of a good time, then feel free to be proud of your business. If you are looking for a little less excitement and not getting ripped off for $100, then go elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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17 Thank Souxiesoux
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Property: Port Aransas Inn
Address: 1500 S 11th St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5764
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Aransas
#4 Family Hotel in Port Aransas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Port Aransas
Price range (per night): $104
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walking distance to the beach, 4-5 minutes right across the street.Out door pool and hot tub! We look forward to hearing from you. We have a variety of rooms to choose from: one bed, beautifully decorated theme rooms, kitchens, and three bed room condo. ... more   less 
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