I, blindly, went with the reviews I saw online AND a fabulous long distance phone call with Nero.
what a freekin shocker - the place really is a disaster. the full kitchen had nothing to cook with, nothing to eat with. no pots, no silverware. no maid service--ZERO-- unless requested. im certain it should be the other way around....i'll let you know if i DONT want maid service. there was a nice, tattooed gal that was sort of around. not sure if she was the maid. no way to tell who worked there. no name tags, no front desk, no office phone, NO PHONE IN ROOM - just neros cell phone. no ice, no vending. just a coke machine.
I'm hip to the laid back type vibe, but this place is NOT cheap. they don't advertise prices - just whatever nero decides is the price you pay. he blames that on "the owners".
the "balconies" face EACH OTHER! like a horseshoe. they're not sectioned off and most definitely NO PRIVACY.
the room was humid - the whole time. the air conditioner had some kind of lock/limit as to how low you can set it. also note, they're all window units. my particular air conditioner was not even accessible - located above/behind the refrigerator!
the bathroom grossed me out so bad, I wore my swim shoes to take a shower. the toilet, towels and sheets all had an stank odor.
the bed.....wtf? there was a hump in the middle of the mattress, like they were trying to conceal the fact that the mattress, without whatever they shoved under it, was actually a CANOE. because of the GIANT MOUND under the mattress, my son literally ROLLED off the side of the bed! the pillows felt like they were full of a few pieces of DICED UP foam.
the kitchen was nice size. fridge wasn't cold enough. the freezer worked fine. stove/oven ok too. too bad we had to use the coffee maker / glass coffee pot to heat stuff up. wtf. cuz there certainly wasn't any coffee, tea, etc.
the place is in a chronic state of disarray. [--] piled up everywhere. . consider yourself lucky if you find a parking spot.
the biggest let down of all: 3 minute walk to the beach????? flat out lie. not even as a crow flies. I really think beach vacations arent about the room, but that "3 minute walk to the beach" is what sold me. when that turned out to be a lie, it just magnified all the other atrocities.
so sorry nero. you can't be and do everything.
I'm adding the view from my back window. nice, huh?
- 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