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Island Hotel Port Aransas
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburg, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Little Big Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Little Hotel Little Price with Big time service.Nice ize rooms, Pool,Breakfast extra clean rooms,shiny floors,showers, extras like microwave,fridge,coffe-maker, dinette table,bottled shampoos/conditioners. Just overall very pleasant experience excellent staff and very friendly and helpful. highly recommend this hotel if you are on a budget but looking for high quality comfort and a safe place to stay the night

Room Tip: Close to all your fishing places stay out late only a short drive to the jetties,piers,beach.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

This hotel had everything I look for when away from home. It was very clean, from the tub/shower to the shiny clean lawn chairs!! The room was bright and well equipped. The staff was amazing!!!!!! The only negative was that they do not recycle, which I believe is essential these days.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Decent prices for a family, but that comes with a price. For instance, seeing other guest spit by the pool area or lots of open alcohol by the pool chairs too. A lot of the experience has to do with the other guests. Room was good but basic. It's somewhat like a Super 8 but with more personality with the Port A beach vibe. Good value though....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at the Island Hotel many times in the last two years. It's so nice that there is a nice and reasonably priced pet friendly hotel in Port A now.
The rooms are clean and free breakfast is always nice. Every thing seems brand new and fresh. The pool is heated and the desk help very helpful.
We can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank SanAntonio2110
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Holden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were in an upper room at the end of the building...super quite!

Room was very clean, furnishings were in good conditon, a/c worked great, nicely equipped kitchen with all necessities including including glasses, cups, plates, cook ware, silverware, and cooking utensiles! All we did was bought groceries and enjoyed cooking out on the grills near the pool! Breakfast was make your own TEXAS shape waffles, assorted cereals, danish and muffins, coffee/juice. Bedding was very comfortable and the pillows were awesome!

Big plus was the hotel is pet friendly with a nice area to walk our 'kids'. The grounds are well kept and maintained. This was a true treasure...we WILL be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

When we stay anywhere, we judge the place on all its merits, not just by how swanky the place looks.
Island Hotel has the merits to brag about: excellent customer service, even before we arrived; clean, modern, and great smelling rooms (often hard to maintain in this climate); the most comfortable pillow-top mattress I have ever slept on, and PLENTY of comfy pillows; the game room; a nice continental breakfast; a great pool and well-kept pool area that features two (clean) grills, picnic tables, restrooms (!) and towels for the swimmers,
Most impressive are the cleanliness of all areas, how attractively the buildings and grounds are kept, and the SERVICE! We did have a problem with noisy kids upstairs who sounded like they were moving furniture, but Emily took care of that quickly.
Some people may not like that it isn't in the middle of town, but Port A is so small that it didn't bother us a bit.
We were there for a short vacation which ended more quickly because of a problem at home, but we plan to return again before the end of the year -- and we plan to make staying at Island Hotel a tradition!

Room Tip: We stayed in 123 at the end of the building opposite the pool side, which was nice. If you don'...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a very nice place to stay! The room, even though it was by the ice machine and corridor, was relatively quiet throughout the night. The breakfast was good, with cereal, waffle, and bagel choices. I'd stay again! Just maybe in a room away from the ice machine!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Island Hotel Port Aransas
Address: 2607 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4818
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Port Aransas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Island Hotel Port Aransas 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just one mile from the soft sand and warm surf of Port Aransas Beach, Island Hotel Port Aransas—formerly Mariner Inn & Suites—offers affordable, newly updated accommodations and a variety of amenities perfect for family vacations, weekend getaways, and winter months when you just want to soak up some sun. During your stay at our hotel in Port Aransas, lounge by our outdoor pool, have a picnic by our barbecue grills, let the kids play in the game room, or take the short, 1 mile drive to the beach for swimming, sunning and sandcastle building. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mariner Hotel Port Aransas
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