I use tripadvisor to help with all of our traveling plans wherever we go. The reviews were way off for this place. We had never been to Port A before and we wanted to stay at a local place instead of one of the chain hotels.
According to the reviews, the Inn was the place to go. That couldn't have been further from the truth. Pulling into the parking lot, I knew we had made a mistake. It is a little rough around the edges. The office was locked and I finally found the manager in the pool area. He gave me the 1 and only key (not key card) for the room and asked if I could come back to the office in a little while to check in. Going up to my room, I noticed the 'smoke bucket' full of butts outside the door and figured this was not my kind of place. I was right. The door didn't seal completely, the mattresses had dirt and hair in between them, the shower was old with chipping paint, and there wasn't even a smoke detector in the room - I guess to accomodate all the smokers. We didn't take our shoes off in the room at all. We bought a blanket at one of the stores in town because we didn't want to take a chance with the comforter in the room, due to the age and look of it. At least the a/c worked!
We booked a 2 night stay and left after the 1st night, because it was such a dump. Checking out was a problem also b/c there was nobody at the office in the morning to give the key to and check out. It had to be done via cell phone the key drop with no receipt - extremely unprofessional.
I'm no hotel snob and I've stayed at some rough places over the years, but I expected much more from this place because of the reviews and the price. I'd rather sleep in my truck next time I'm in Port A.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Port Aransas Hotel Port Aransas
- Port Aransas Inn Texas