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“Very old and outdated” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Tarpon Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Port Aransas B&B and Inns
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“Very old and outdated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2004

The property is very old and in bad need of repair. When we reported no hot water in the bathroom sink we were told it could not be repaired.
The Motel 8 down the street would have been so much nicer.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2003

Summary: Delapidated old fire trap with small, I say small, dusty rooms. Dated bath fixtures and an old an unsafe, unvented, gas heater. Rocking chairs on front porch and location are the best this place has to offer. Very busy and noisy street traffic 25 feet from the door til late night. I stayed there because the wife likes atmosphere and antiques. I grew up living in dumps and would rather have a five star hotel! Free bus stops out front and one can walk to almost everything the town has to offer. Captain's Quarters , a few blocks north, would be a better choice for a hotel. Lots of CONDO's if you are well healed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2002

Unfortunately it rained our entire trip, so we spent more time at the Inn than we would have wanted. The rooms are small, but decorated simarly to most bed and breakfasts. The managers were very friendly and helpful. We loved the fact that all rooms opened out onto a long porch with lots of rocking chairs. The Inn is surrounded by lots of palm trees, so even though you're looking out onto a normal street (our view was a bank), it's still nice. It's very old, but the wood floors help to keep it from smelling musty like lots of places located near the water.

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Additional Information about Tarpon Inn

Property: Tarpon Inn
Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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Tarpon Inn Port Aransas, Texas

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