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“Everything we expected” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas / Beach Area

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas / Beach Area
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Everything we expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

This hotel where we stayed four nights was perfect.
Nice quiet rooms.
Great pool....and hotel.
Just a few minutes walking to the beach.
Close to good restaurants.
Did like Moby dick.
And nice not to expensive shops.
We really liked port Aransas to relax after driving three weeks in Texas.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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texas
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Queen suite roomy, clean, yummy cinnamon rolls on continental breakfast. Great location walking distance to beach or rent a golf cart and cruise the beach and the town. First night we ate across the street at Shell's little pricey but great fresh sea food. Next night ate Pelican Landing... again great food surrounded by cute little shops.
Our grandson LOVED the pool especially the 6 inch wading pool. No irritating chlorine smells.
We will definitely stay again. We actually stayed 2 extra nights...
May the manager is awesome and very helpful!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nonnie40
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We booked a suite so that our children could sleep in the living room, and we would still have space. The layout works perfectly. There is a great pizza place almost across the street. The pool is in the shade at the perfect times... which after too much beach sun, is a welcome find.
The hotel staff in the breakfast room are very friendly and attentive. They replace food as soon as it runs low, and the coffee was always there.
Our room was very clean, as well as the hallways and lobby. The first room we received had an air conditioner problem. We called downstairs and were immediately moved to a new room. My in-laws came 2 days later and got our first room with a brand new air conditioner... they were very pleased.
All in all, great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank slmwjMeyer
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We loved this place! Highly recommend for families. The staff was terrific. Did run into one unfriendly housekeeping guy, but everyone else was very helpful and friendly. Great location - only a short, easy walk to the beach. Clean, spacious rooms. Comfy beds. The rooms were fairly quiet. I didn't hear people in the hallway. Since the rooms are suites, it keeps the noise from the bedroom, which is in the back. The swimming pool was awesome. It's not huge, but it's a decent size and sure felt good at the end of the day. We appreciated the breakfasts each morning - hot items as well as cereal, yogurt, etc. The coffee was horrible, though. More like dirty water than coffee.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Curlymeltx
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Ottawa, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

I'll start with the best part of the hotel...the location. It's a short walk from the beach, restaurants, and shops. It was really hot so we drove to anywhere farther than a few blocks away. If you were there during spring or fall you could probably walk to anywhere you wanted to go. The lobby and breakfast area of the hotel are very nice. The business center is nice but the printers were not correctly hooked up to the computers so we had to use staff computer to print. The pool and hot tub are really nice and I liked having the baby pool area with little fountains for my daughter to play in. The pool towels are small and there is an area by the door that fills with water and doesn't drain. Pretty gross and not safe for little ones to walk through. I was afraid my daughter was going to slip. Otherwise, we really liked the pool. Our room was nice and clean. One of the lights flickered and the refrigerator was loud but that's pretty typical for an older hotel. I was concerned about the rear and side doors of the hotel always being unlocked. They were supposed to be key card access only but you didn't need to swipe your card to open them. On our last night there someone pulled the fire alarm in the hallway (I'm assuming it was an unsupervised child) at 10:30 or so. The alarm was soooo loud and everybody had to evacuate their rooms. This was obviously beyond the staff's control and they immediately began working to fix it. However, it took 30 minutes before they were able to shut the alarm off. We were not happy about sitting outside with the little ones in our pajamas for this long.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank nickikc
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Austin
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

My wife and I stayed there over the 4th of July weekend. The hotel was close to the beach and short bike ride to the local dining and shopping. Our rooms were very large where we were able to store our bikes in the room with no problem. We asked for a late checkout which was 2:00 p.m. and they were happy to accomodate.

The beds were extremely comfortable which made it difficult to get up each day. The room stayed cool and the water hot.

We left our kayaks in the back of the truck and they were never harmed.

The only fault, if you have laying by the pool, the 5:00 pm. shadow from the hotel overcomes the pool and the pool towels were quite small. There is no clorine in the poo, they use pool salt.

The breakfast was the typical holiday inn servings. The crew could barely keep up with the patrons coming in at the same time, but they did a good job.

I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

I am very displeased with my hotel stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Port Aransas. I was impressed after reading all the reviews, but ended up being disappointed after our stay. In general the staff was friendly (especially the breakfast staff - they did a wonderful job) and they did have a nice pool area (especially for our small kids) but I have two major concerns. (1) Safety: The rear entry to the building which faces toward the beach and rear parking lot was never locked. We entered through that entrance sevarl times during the day and night and never was it locked. It has electronic access control which should have required my room key but the lock never worked. I have never stayed at any modern hotel where you did not have to enter a key access card to open a rear/side door. This rear door doesn't even open to the main hallway, but instead to a stairwell so anyone can come and go without being seen down the hallway on the main floor. This was very scary to us as we traveled with 2 and 4 year olds. (2) Service: First the room we requested was not provided. We checked in on Tuesday about 5:00 pm. We asked for non-adjoining rooms since we have small kids and are concerned about security and we didn't wan't todisturb those in the adjoining room due to think doors. The front desk clerk stated that none of our king 1 bedroom suites are adjoining. We got up to the room and it was indeed an adjoining room. Next our room was never cleaned by housekeeping. On Wednesday morning about 9:00 am as we left to go to the beach housekeeping was cleaning the rooms next to ours. When my wife returned for my 2 year old son to take a nap around 3:00 pm it was still not cleaned. Housekeeping knocked on the door about 4:00 pm and my wife asked them to return in about 30 minutes so that he could finish his nap and they could leave. They never came back. When we all returned from the beach about 6:00 pm our room was still untouched. When we left to go eat I informed the front desk about it and she said housekeeping was already gone for the day. I said that we would either like the room to be cleaned or to receive a discount since we are paying more than we did to stay at the Hilton New York in Manhattan! She said she would call the general manager. We were told no to the discount. When we returned from dinner the room had still not been cleaned or beds made. Trash was emptied (stinky dirty diapers) and new towels placed in bath -- that's all. This was our first stay at a Holiday Inn in about 5 years since my wife had a horrible stay in Houston while on buisness. I would have understood if we were paying $80, but we were paying $180 per night for a motel room -- you'd think the least they could do is make the bed and leave enough bath towels so that each person could get one. Three words would summarize our stay - unsafe, unsanitary, and unsatisfied. I do not forsee us staying at Holiday Inn again. We will return to staying at Hilton brand properties: Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, and Hiltons.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas / Beach Area
Address: 727 S 11th St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5340
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas / Beach Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port Aransas is a one stop destination for fishing, birding, beach combing and relaxation. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure our hotel is proud to be the preferred lodging for quality and service on the island.Our hotel is conveniently located 1.5 blocks from the beach and within walking distance to many of the best shops and restaurants. Our island is home to the Harvest Moon Regatta, UT Marine Science Institute, Newport Dunes Golf Club, Mustang Island State Park and three stops on the Great TX Birding Trail.Our hotel features swimming pool with swim up benches, waterfall, kiddie pool and hot tub for relaxing after those long walks on the beach. Our business-minded guests will appreciate our fully-stocked business center and free Internet access throughout our hotel. Guests also have access to our fitness center equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike and 3 station weight machine.Enjoy a new way to start your day with the complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar. Cheesy omelets, fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy and crisp bacon have been added to our famous cinnamon rolls and other delicious breakfast items. On your next trip to Port Aransas, remember to Stay Smart and visit us at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Port Aransas! ... more   less 
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