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Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My family and friends have been staying many times within the last 10 years at the Lighthouse Inn in Rockport. Location is excellent, not only directly on the water but also very close to good restaurants, fishing tackle shops and to everything Rockport-Fulton has to offer. All rooms are very nice with a view, either at the bay or at the pool area. The entire hotel is clean and not noisy at all. Very nice and relaxing atmosphere. Even at peak times the entire staff has always been very friendly and helpful (with the exception of the maintenance manager who wouldn't want to believe us that the water in the hot tub was way too hot). Great options for fishing, photography, taking nice walks or relaxing. We just love the Lighthouse Inn and we'll keep coming back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your most recent stay at the hotel. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed everything the hotel as to offer. It is also nice to hear that we are conveniently located, with so many options within walking distance. I will talk to maintenance about the hot tub temperature, we usually have a better handle on that. We all look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We thought that staying at the Lighthouse would be a pleasant change o fpace, a treat - special stay. We felt that the suite room décor was dated, but adequate. The location on the water was excellent and we were able to walk straight out of our room onto the pier. But, when we decided to stay for dinner, things went downhill. Apparently they did not have waitstaff...so we had to order at the bar, get our drinks and silverware and take it to a table. Not what you would expect at those prices. Peel and eat shrimp were overcooked and tough as well as the grilled shrimp. The breakfast buffet had been pulled by 8am and the kitchen closed due to knats-so no breakfast. This may have been a temporary problem with service and the kitchen. Hopefully the situation will improve. But for the price vs value we won't be back. Also the front desk is understaffed and it is difficult to get attention with phonelines, etc.

Room Tip: ground floor bayside you can walk directly to the water.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this candid review about your stay with us this past weekend. I am sorry that you felt that the suite décor is out date as we had just put new sleeper sofas and recliners in all of our suites on Friday. The remaining furniture was refinished in March. We do have other items that we want to work on but we will have to wait until the fall for them. We did not have wait staff for many years but having gotten many comments similar to yours we have hired a waitress and will have table side service. There is no excuse for the shrimp to over cooked and the grilled shrimp to be tough. I have addressed that with the kitchen staff. We experienced the annual migration of gnats -the entire city of Rockport was affected this last week. Thank you again for your time. We do value your input.
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here in May for our third time for our anniversary. You can't beat the location right on the water. We had a room on poolside with a grill right out our back door. Bought some oysters, shrimp and grilled with the trout we caught. Yummy! They have great staff and rooms are always clean as we'll so the grounds. Bayside is awesome if you can get a room.

Room Tip: Choose bayside for the view
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your May stay. I am so pleased that you chose to spend your anniversary with us. It is good to hear that you took advantage of our BBQ grills. You certainly created the right menu for the coast. We do hope to see you back very soon.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The building is great looking on the outside and the location is right on the harbor. The grounds are beautifully kept. Lots of amenities. Bar and restaurant. Pool. Hot tub (closed while we were there. Three gas grills in the large grassy area with several very nice covered seating areas with excellent patio furniture. Restaurant was very good. Bar was like a sports bar with several TV screens--but you could get out of the noisy area to eat. Some reviews had mentioned service that was not so good. We found the staff to be terrific--knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful. The room we had had a full kitchen. The sitting room was a bit small because there was a kitchen and a table for eating, but it was OK. Oddly, the refrigerator has a light layer of rust on the top and side, and the carpet has a large ugly bare spot. The furniture was also not up the to the standard of the place. But overall it the place was very good. They were painting the outside while we were there and laying new wood floors in the entry. It looks like they are refurbishing the building, and it looks very nice. But they really should put a few dollars into the obvious things in the rooms. (Our room's bathroom had obviously been redone recently with a granite counter and new sink and floor tile, and the pictures and drapes were nice, but everything else in the room seemed old). We stayed in room 24--not on the water, but our patio opened to the grassy area where the siting areas and grills were. We liked not having the wind (that a water view unit would have had). And room 24 was down near the end of the building so it was rather private there. We would ask for a room there again. .Also oddly, the wallpaper etc was a fussy Victorian design--it seemed to us to just cry out for a nautical theme. But oh well. You can walk to several Fulton harbor-side restaurants-we really liked the Moon Dog. The Palm Room served a nice dinner--the fried shrimp were really terrific--not too greasy, and had a great spicy crust. The grilled shrimp were a bit over cooked but OK. The complimentary breakfast buffet was average, but it was nice to not to have to go buy breakfast.

Room Tip: first floor non-water side, down near the end away from the pool.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us your detailed feedback about your recent stay. I am pleased to see that you noticed that we are making improvements all over the hotel. Tomorrow we will receive 42 sleeper sofa and recliners for all of our suites. That will make a big improvement in the look of the rooms. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed the food in the Palm Room Bar and Grill. I will pass your comments along to the staff. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to your next stay.
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed here instead of another hotel at the other end of the strip that we used for years, and found this one a lot nicer and a lot better. Location was great, near some great restaurants and bars. We had rooms overlooking the pool. Free breakfast buffet was excellent included do it yourself waffles! The water is right there at the back door, and it was nice to sit out on the pier with a cup of coffee and watch the shrimp boats come in. Didn't use the hotel restaurant, but heard great reviews about it. Front Desk service was great. Dannon checked us in made sure everything was okay, and the nice lady who checked us out was very attentive.

We got a discount by mentioning our fishing guide Capt. Scott McCune!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your recent stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Rockport. Thank you as well for sharing your pictures. It is always nice for our other guest or anyone looking at TripAdvisor to see actual guest photos. It give a perspective of the guest eye view. We all look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

My husband and I stayed four nights at this hotel in one of the suites overlooking the bay. The location was great and the complimentary breakfast was nicer than most hotels. Management really should start upgrading carpeting, bedding, and furniture as you can tell it has been a while since this has been done. Still a good value and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your recent stay. I am glad that you enjoyed our location and the breakfast buffet offerings. We do get a lot of compliments on both. You may have noticed while you were here that we are replacing the flooring in the lobby, bar and elevator areas. On May 30th we will be receiving 42 new sleeper sofa and recliners for our suites. We are looking at the fall for more upgrades. Your input is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have stayed at the Lighthouse several times in the past year....we love it there! The rooms overlooking the bay are soooo relaxing! We enjoyed the early morning sunrise with coffee and the evenings with a glass of wine. The Palm Room serves limited appetizers and meals so no need to leave the hotel. Complimentary breakfast is always a plus and always lots of coffee and hot water for hot tea. Just a very nice, quiet place to be! Jackie at the Front Desk was most helpful, as was Michelle in the Palm Room! We will be back!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian O, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Alice, thank you wiring this wonderful review. Your kind words about Jackie and Michelle are greatly appreciated. They represent our hotel and staff well. It is very important for you to know when you come to our hotel that you can relax and unwind. We look forward to your next stay.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
#2 Family Hotel in Rockport
Price Range: £95 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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