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Review of Island Hotel Port Aransas

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Island Hotel Port Aransas
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Shiner, Texas
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stumbled on this little gem last time we were down in this area and immediately fell in love. The rooms are clean and neat, the water is hot, and the front dest staff are cheerful and friendly. They also have emergency sample supplies available of those little things you might forget to pack. We have stayed here twice now and both times have loved it.

Room Tip: There is an economy room that is small but you can't beat the price!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Darcy W
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

It was Perfect! Awesome Hospitality, along with the Breakfast and all that, that in implies.

the Staff is Excellent! hey always happily greet you at all times and see if you are comfortable and if you are in need of anything.

I can honestly say they take care of problems and handle them. My favorite is being able to take my family pet, my little 3lb dog. So Welcoming.

Thank You Island Hotel in Port Aransas in Texas.

Lots of Gratitude,

Donna Leeth and Jo Ann S. Martinez (Girls Weekend away) for my Birthday

Room Tip: No Fitness Center or Restaurant but I felt like one was there with the Free continental Breakfast a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 981JoAnn981
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

This is the BEST place to stay on Port A, especially with Pets!!! The ENTIRE staff was friendly and very loving to our 3 little dogs. The hotel has 2 poop bag stations so no need to buy/pack yours to clean up after your pet. It did not matter what time of day or night, someone was always available at the front desk if you needed anything. This hotel has the BEST TEXAS HOSPITALITY I have ever experienced. My husband and I had such a wonderful time that we have already booked another trip back while we were there.

The staff we visited (Megan, Lindsey and Heather) really stood out and made you feel comfortable, welcome and at home. Also the maintenance supervisor was super friendly. The cleaning staff was also friendly and accommodating! Our room was very clean and the full kitchen is similar to a condo kitchen. It had a full size fridge/freezer, range, oven, dishwasher, double sink, pots, pans, utensils, paper towels and even dishwasher soap and cloths. Our Suite had a balcony from the living room to the bedroom. Both rooms had french doors and when you opened the doors, the breeze was amazing!!! Both rooms also had flat screen TV's. The master closet was large; so if you need room for your hanging clothes and a place to store luggage, it is big enough for everything. The bathroom was HUGE. Double sink, toilet and a LARGE tub/shower combo with jets. We are shower people but I'm sure the jetted tub is awesome.

The breakfast was good. Coffee, OJ, apple juice, milk, cereals, instant oatmeal, pastries and muffins, bagels, apples and bananas and a TEXAS shaped waffle that was delicious. I highly recommend the waffles and they cooked perfectly every time.

My only suggestion to the hotel is to move the fire extinguisher from out of the kitchen directly in front of the fridge and mount on the wall next to the adjoining door next to the kitchen. I can't begin to tell you how many times I got hooked up or physically hit into it on accident just pulling stuff out of the fridge because the fridge opens to the right and NOT to the left into the wall. Not to mention that someone must have had a previous fight with the extinguisher because there is a chip in the tile directly below where the fire extinguisher is mounted.

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this HOTEL!!!! Every staff member we encountered was nice, friendly and helpful. We have been vacationing to Port A for 21 years. We've stayed at many other pet friendly hotels BUT........ ISLAND HOTEL IS THE BEST!!!! We have finally found our Port A spot!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank texafornia
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Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed at the Island Hotel last week and greatly enjoyed it. The owners are very nice, hotel is clean and neat and the heated pool was a real treat. Excellent place to stay while in Port A. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TXace49
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Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We absolutely lived it here. The staff and service were excellent!!! Rooms were very clean and comfy!! Breakfast was also great! We will definitely be planning to stay here again!! We arrived very late in Friday and they have us a discounted rate, which was very nice of them. Most hotels don't do that. Great location and overall excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andijoanch
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Kyle, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We wanted to take a quick trip to Port Aransas and found this hotel on Expedia for a very very reasonable price. This hotel met all of our needs on a limited budget and still impressed us. The staff at the front desk were so freindly and polite. Took only a minute or so to get our keys to our room. The rooms were very nice along with the wood floor. The beds were very comfortable along with good pillows. The breakfast area was excellent again for people on a budget. Overall our stay there was excellent. We will be staying there again, on our future trips. Almost Forgot! my daughter loved the heated pool.

Room Tip: We had the two queen beds.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Delma A
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Killeen, Texas
Level Contributor
58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

I was deciding to stay between this hotel and another top ranked TA hotel for this location. Unfortunately, I opted to go for the "other" one first.....mainly because it was a brand name and it just sounded better. Let me tell you, I could not wait to check out of THAT one after the first night and checked into this one the next day!! Everything about this hotel was great and I would not hesitate to recommend it!!!

PROS-Every staff member we came across was super friendly and helpful, the room was clean and spacious, beds were comfortable, the pool was nice and toasty warm in January, there's a coin operated washer/dryer on property to use,

CONS-I honestly can't think of any but if I really had to reach for a suggestion, a hot breakfast would be a nice addition : )

Thank you for giving us a wonderful stay.....we loved it!!

Room Tip: A golf cart IS a wonderful addition from this hotel.....we just skipped down 11th Ave to Ave G and c...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DownhereinTX
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Property: Island Hotel Port Aransas
Address: 2607 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4818
Phone Number:
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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Mariner Hotel Port Aransas
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