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A Laughing Horse Lodge
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

It's close to the beach, restaurants, shops. It has a wonderful Port A style of relaxing, in funky, adorably decorated rooms. Very beach-y, and casual. Yet it's clean, the AC works, the shower works, great towels, stocked with EVERYTHING you need but food. AND the management folks are just the BEST. They go out of their way to make your stay wonderful, and they think of the little things that make it special. And they are VERY dog friendly. Won't ever stay anywhere elses in Port A again. LOVE them. You will too. Worth every penny. One more thing, you must go check out their website. You can see every room in great detail, pick just what you like. Too cute!

Room Tip: If you have several of you going, "The Buzz" is for you. It's 2 bedrooms and 2 couches...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We spent a glorious three days (June 1-3, 2012) at A Laughing Horse and loved it! It was pricier than what we wanted – but, sheesh, we hit it on a weekend at peak season and we’re not complaining. We had the Saw Horse unit, the largest. With two adults and three children there was plenty of room for all (although the single bathroom required careful family coordination and cooperation)! The air conditioning was heavenly! The kitchen, outdoor grill, easy walk to the beach, and super-friendly staff all combined for a perfect place to stay. “Kitschy kitschy aqui”, the understatement of the year! The next time we go to Port Aransas, we will stay at A Laughing Horse!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We love this place. It's clean, close to the beach, and has such a funky little vibe. Most hotels are just a place to sleep, I wouldn't hang out in them given the choice. We go to Port Aransas to slow down, so we appreciate someplace that has chairs outside the rooms to enjoy the breeze, grills to cook your catch on, kitchens you can cook in, and rooms that aren't institutional. My one real complaint is the beds aren't very supportive in the rooms we've stayed in. That won't keep us from going back (obviously, see title of review).

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Megan_610
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We picked this place because it's dog friendly and looked really neat. We came down to stay in Port A for one last time before becoming parents. We loved this place! We stayed two nights. It was clean and comfy. It was perfect size for the two of us and our first baby, our dog Bailey. Everyone was really nice and we had a wonderful time. It could only be better if it had a pool. We will be staying here again for sure :)

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1  Thank Kari R
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed it immensely. The lodges are well decorated and roomy for their size, and they are an excellent price, even during peak season. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful in finding fun things to do around the island. You have everything you can think of for amenities and the whole complex is really quiet. It's about a two minute walk to the beach and in the quiet part of the neighborhood, but close to lots of great places to eat and visit. We will definitely stay here again if we come to Port Aransas.

Room Tip: We stayed in "A Pony Tale". It was really cute and fun to stay in.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dylan_J7281
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Fun and cute place to stay. Friendly staff and near the beach. My only complaints would be that you have to wash your own dishes which I don't mind but the result is you are eating off of dishes that the last person who stayed there washed and sometimes they didn't do such a good job, as a result I wound of washing all of my dishes before and after I used them. Also they don't provide some hotel standards like shampoo and what not. It is an old group of cabins that could use some upgrading. The outlets for instance are so worn out that our appliance cords wouldn't stay plugged in they just fell out. Also the dvd player was damaged and wouldn't work properly. The ceiling showed a lot of signs of water damage and mold. Also there is a small oven but no actual pans that you can use to put in the oven. The problems I saw all seemed somewhat easy and relatively inexpensive to fix either properly or at least cosmetically. Otherwise it really was a pleasant stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend to a friend.

Room Tip: broom is on the side of the fridge, you'll need it to fight the never ending war on sand.
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We just got back from our 2nd stay at A Laughing Horse Lodge. We love this place! Yes, it is older but it is so darn cute it reminds me of being in a 50's beach movie. The staff do a great job of keeping it clean and the beds were comfortable. The Lodge is only a few blocks from the beach. You could walk it if you didn't have a lot of beach gear to haul, but we've enjoyed renting the golf carts that they have available. It's a fun way to get around the island! Right across the street is Shells Restaurant. It is a decent place to eat, especially if you're tired from a long sun-filled day at the beach. If you're not looking for a resort experience, please stay at A Laughing Horse Lodge!

Room Tip: We're only stayed in 5B (A Dark Horse), so I can't recommend any other rooms. 5B was perfec...
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Additional Information about A Laughing Horse Lodge

Address: 503 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5715
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Hotel Style:
Price Range: £56 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A Laughing Horse Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laughing Horse Lodge is a fun, kitchy, beach style, dog friendly Port Aransas fishing village property. We have 18 units of various configurations from efficiencies and kitchenettes to two bedroom free standing cottages with covered patios. We are not a condo or standard motel but are a unique 1950's place updated with colorful rooms and buildings. If you are ready for a fun beach experience, come on down!!!!! ... more   less 
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