We visit Port A 3-4 times a year. This is our 5th or 6th time staying at GS. We like its location - it really is the closest to the beach of all the condos (could not be built today because of changes in the laws protecting the coastal dunes...). We try to stay in end units because they have decks on both the beach and the bay sides.
Management is slipping, rapidly. Frankly, they've just gotten rude and unhelpful. At $220+ a night, it's not too much to ask for a bit of friendliness and service. For example: The coin-operated laundry area has no change machine ("oh, we had to remove that"), yet the office keeps no change on hand if you'd like to do a load of wash! ("most people drive to the convenience store and buy something - they'll give you some change if you do"). It is not really difficult to keep a couple of rolls of quarters in a cash box ....
Facilities are just aging. The interior of Unit 501 was quite spare (monochromatic) and the living room furniture was very uncomfortable. Good bed, though. Deck furniture was uncomfortable.
There are some good units there, but the attitude of management has made us decide to go elsewhere in February when we return... Too bad. It could be a real gem
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *11/1/2015 Gulf Shores is Under New Management* Gulf Shores Condos in Port Aransas, TX hosts 52 units that all have beach views. Gulf Shores is the closest to the water of any of the units on the island! Each unit is individually owned, and decorated and maintained by the individual unit owner. Pictures of each unit can be viewed online at Gulf Shores Website. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gulf Shores Condominiums Hotel Port Aransas
- Gulf Shores Condominiums Port Aransas, Texas