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“Clean and inexpensive”
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Beachcomber
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Port Aransas
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Clean and inexpensive”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

After two visits to the Beachcomber Motel, I highly recommend it. It is clean, close to the beach and very inexpensive. This is definitely not a fancy place, so hotel snobs most likely will not be pleased, (older furniture/appliances/structure), but if you are looking for a casual, clean family place, this is it! Additionally, Melissa & Julian offer excellent customer service!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Leander, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I have stayed in this hotel since I was young and with my parents. Now I am married with a little one of my own and I still LOVE it! This isn't some super nice rich place, but if I'm at the beach, this is exactly what I'm looking for. A nice, beach cabin feel. Everything works, everything is well kept, and the service is awesome! I will continue to stay here as long as they are open! Super close to the beach and downtown! I love you guys, see ya soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

I stayed here with my two adult Children. I couldn't believe the condition of this place.
We stayed on the second floor and I wasn't sure the stairs woould hold us. uneven and tripprd almost every time i went up. Very dirty carpets,nasty walls that need painting. My daughter cleaned the whole kitchen with cleaning whipes we brought. Dirt in all corners, yuck.
My bed had sandpapper sheets. This place needs paint and a good cleaning.
I will never stay here again!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Flower Mound, Texas
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Went to Beachcomber mid-August, just before school starts again. Melissa (one of the family member and owners) was very cordial and friendly. However, if you have never stayed at this property there are a few things you need to be very aware of BEFORE you lay down that deposit. The location is great, a very easy walk to the beach. The property itself has seen better days, and is very worn. DO NOT EXPECT this to be on par with your typical Holiday Inn or even a Motel 6...not even close. Expect old appliances, worn carpet, old furnishings, etc. Think mobile home park regarding clients, furnishings, etc.

All I want in this review is to set your expectations. I can tell you that for about 30% less money there is a great Days Inn about 2 miles south that is newer, cleaner, roomier, and just as close to the beach.

Port Aransas Beach itself is great and family friendly. You can load up, drive down to, and park right on the beach. Sure beat lugging all your junk down there on your back or in a wagon. Beach parking permits are only about $12, and sold at most local stores.

Enjoy!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We recently stayed at the Beachcomber.

THE GOOD: The property manager was very welcoming and cordial. The proximity to the beach was great (a 3-5 minute walk). The facility was very quiet. The salt water pool was very clean. The price was good.

THE BAD: The hot tub looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while (it was green). The mattress was very uncomfortable.The futon was too thin to give a good nights sleep. (It was definitely too small for two kids, not to mention two adults). The alarm clock did not work. When we looked to see if it was the connection, we found an extension cord with a clump of duct-tape attaching the wire to the clock.

THE UGLY: The carpet was stained and torn, the walls and ceiling had cracks and were long overdue for repair and a fresh coat of paint.The blinds needed to be replaced. The bathroom curtain rod was rusted, the floor tiles were separating. Dust covered the window sills. There were roaches.

We weren't expecting something new, but were expecting something clean and well kept. Unfortunately, this was not what we found.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I've stated it before and I'll say it again...this place is marvelous. Yes...it's a little tired, but look around you...most of PA is. The important thing is that its clean, safe and affordable. We've been coming to this little place for about 10 years. It's family owned and ran. Though the younger generation has taken over, the hospitality is still there. The units are quaint, well equiped, furnished and fully stocked kitchens. Don't freak out....but you're pretty much on your own for cleaning up after yourself. :-) It's you're home away from home. Less than 2 blocks from the beach on Ave G. Close enough to get to the surf quick but far enough to be away from the beach traffic. Hope you find the time to check it out. If you want to pay for room service and someone else to cook your meals...this is not your place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

I booked a 3 night stay with Melissa @ Beachcomber...I could have stayed many other places, but from prior experience, I wanted my stay to be the way that I wanted it to be...booking price really wasn't that much of a factor...I will only have one 65th. birthday and this one was great being in Port Aransas and with the hospitality...rooms and accomendations were just great...they provided all...I will definately make my next stay in Port Aransas with Melissa...if you want safe, clean, and private accomendations, I suggest that you book with Beachcomber properties...Thanks again Melissa...

Warren Garrett....

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Property: Beachcomber
Address: 539 S 12th St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5415
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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Beachcomber Port Aransas, Texas
Beachcomber Hotel Port Aransas

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