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“Not the newest construction but amazing service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay

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Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not the newest construction but amazing service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The food at the hotel was excellent. We had the grilled shrimp dinner and it was cooked to perfection. The service was amazing. Everyone I was in contact with happily accommodated even the smallest request. There isn't a ton to do nearby but it was a very relaxing time. The building isn't the newest but that added to the appeal of the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you for writing this wonderful review. I am very pleased to see that you enjoyed the grilled shrimp in the Palm Room Bar and Grill. I discuss all of our guest reviews with the entire hotel staff and I know they will really appreciate your comments. We want you to be able to relax while you are here and it sounds as though you did. We ALL look forward to your next visit.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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East Bernard, Texas
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Location is great -- within walking distance of several restaurants & attractions/piers. If there was 1 complaint about the property, it would be the cost for what you get. We were not disappointed in the room, but for the price we paid, we'd expect more. Complimentary b'fast buffet was definitely nice. Back of property & bar/restaurant area has a nice view of the water. There's a fishing pier there that guests can use. Rocking chairs & lounge chairs are available along the bulkhead. Would stay again, but next time will definitely request a bay-view room.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review about the hotel and your recent stay. I am pleased that you liked everything about the property but I am disappointed that you felt the price was not worth what you received. Every month we send out at least one email special. They include a very good rate along with inclusions such as food vouchers, wine or items from the Mercantile Gift shop. Possibly you could take advantage of one of these in the future. We hope you will!
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Fishing from the pier, walk to good restaurants, nice hotel, good hotel restaurant, great customer service, hot tub and pool, always free hot coffee service in the lobby, overall great value. This is not a beach town, its focus is fishing and this small hotel is on the bay. There are comfy chairs everywhere to sit by the water, a pier to fish and the town pier is close by. Shops, food all within walking distance. Town and groceries are very close by. Eat at the Boiling pot and Charlotte Plummers for good seafood. Most restaurants will let you bring your own fish and cook it for you.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for writing this wonderful review about your recent stay. You described the hotel and our surrounding areas very well. We want you to feel that Rockport-Fulton is a relaxing getaway, different from the normal hectic beach cities. It sounds as though we were able to do that. We look forward to your return visits.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Great service, great food, and a great all around hotel. We would and will go back in a heartbeat. The views from the Bayside suites are excellent and the turn down service is very accomadating. The bar/restaurant food was very high quality.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you for writing this excellent review about your stay. We appreciate the kind comments and are very pleased that everything was great. The team works very hard to provide high levels of service and it is so nice to hear that we do. We hope to see you back in Rockport very soon.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I have stayed in Rockport/Fulton on many occasions. Me and my wife wanted to get away for our 25th anniversary and your hotel was suggested.This was BY FAR our best experience. The staff was extremely polite and genuinely seemed like they cared if we were enjoying our stay (not just doing their job). I read most of the unfavorable reviews that you have received and laugh at the all the non-Texans! You saw a cockroach??? LOL It was musty? Welcome to the coast...ever heard of humidity? We didn't use room service or the spa so that's why they weren't rated higher - although your desk did call our room to see if we needed anything. My wife and I thought the pier was excellent. I posted a photo I took one morning out fishing on your Facebook page, that sunrise was incredible. The breakfast was great - not just your standard continental breakfast. The dinner we had was very good and the bar staff treated us as if we were old friends (the bloody-mary's were GOOD). I have absolutely NO complaints about my stay and will definitely return on my future visits to the coast!

Thank You for a wonderful weekend!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you so much for writing this detailed and wonderful review about your stay. Thank you as well for choosing to spend your 25th Anniversary with us. Congratulations!! I am so pleased that you found everything to your liking and that the hotel team accommodated your needed. Your picture is beautiful. We would like to use it on our Facebook page in the future if you don’t object. We ALL look forward to your next visit.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at the Lighthouse Inn 4/28 - 4/30. It was fabulous! We had a bay view suite which included a fully loaded kitchen (gas range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, silverware -- everything including the kitchen sink); living room with couch, recliner, TV, picture window with gorgeous view of the bay, and a door to the balcony; bedroom with king size bed, picture window and door to the balcony. Very clean and very nice furnishings.

The staff were all very friendly, from the front desk to the maintenance man. Everyone we met was smiling and offering to help with anything they could do.

The restaurant was very good. We loved the complimentary breakfast buffet -- Great waffles, eggs, sausage -- the works!

We have stayed in Rockport several times, but this was the first time we had stayed at the Lighthouse Inn. We loved it and will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your first stay with us. I have share your kind comments with the entire staff and they appreciate the recognition. We ALL know that there are many option for you to stay at in Rockport and are thankful that you chose to stay with us. We hope to see you back very soon.
Sincerely
Brian Olsen
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Rochester, NY
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed three nights at the Lighthouse Inn, and were happy with our selection as it was one of the few waterfront hotels, and walking distance to restaurants in Fulton. We appreciated the elegant lobby and hallways, and expansive views. The rooms were dated, but comfortable, with balconies. It included two beds, desk, and a comfortable chair. The refrigerator and microwave would make in perfect for a long stay. The bathroom was large, and the towels were plentiful. Ours overlooked the pool, and parking lot, but it was still pleasant to sit outside in the evening and watch the sun set. The pool was large, sheltered, well cared for, and attractive but the lounge chairs were dingy. The property did have an air of faded glory, but we appreciated the uniqueness. There was plenty of food for breakfast, but it was exactly the same every day, so became a bit repetitive. We are not sure we would come back to the Rockport area, but do think the Lighthouse was a much better option than the other chain hotels on a busy highway away from the water. We would definitely chose it again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lkr15
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for writing this wonderful review about your stay. I am very pleased that you did choose to stay with us as there are many other properties to stay in the area. We are the only hotel right on Aransas Bay and away from the highway. We will be replacing suite sofas and recliners as well as some of the furniture in the Palm room itself. I do hope that will come back to Rockport-Fulton and enjoy another few days in with us.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
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Property: Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Address: 200 S Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382-7736
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rockport
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lighthouse Inn is the perfect choice for a vacation on the Texas coastal bay, with full-service accommodations in the beautiful Aransas Bay. Relax and enjoy a laid back Texas getaway with luxurious guest accommodations and amenities and our friendly staff. Positioned at the entrance of Fulton Harbor with a magnificent view of Aransas Bay, enjoy modern amenities, shoreline access and our excellent location close to local attractions and things to do in the Texas Riviera. ... more   less 
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