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Hunt's Castle Hotel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

I chose this hotel for my first night in Rockport from reviews at TripAdvisor. I made advance reservations and requested a third floor room, as they are usually quieter. Check-in was fast and payment was requested in advance. The hotel is across the street from the beach and includes a long private pier. Exterior room entrances. My "efficiency" room was located in the back of the hotel and was a reasonable size, with a queen bed and a bunk bed set into the wall. The bed was rather firm and lumpy, but I slept OK until a thunderstorm woke me at 4:30. The Kitchen area included a sink, with coffee maker and an old microwave on the counter. The cabinets held a few dishes, but no coffee cups or coffee. The large refrigerator was filthy on top and was dirty and rusty on the outside. Other furnishings included bedside table with no lamp and a fairly comfortable platform rocker. A small round table with two chairs held the flat screen TV. The tile floor was chipped in places and not as clean as it could have been, judging from my white socks. Internet appeared to be available but I did not try it. Bathroom had shower and toilet, but I decided not to use the shower. Maybe it was just my room, but I was disappointed. Walking around the hotel, the rooms on the bayside looked nicer and the rocking chairs on the front walkways would be a nice place to sit and watch the bay. Although it was half the cost of the upscale hotels in the area, unless you are on a tight budget or really want to be "on the beach", I recommend spending more elsewhere and getting a lot more.

Room Tip: Rooms on bay side have nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

We've stayed at Hunt's Castle twice.The rooms are clean, and well furnished with ceiling fans, refrigerators etc. There are doughnuts and coffee every morning. The staff is friendly. The private fishing pier is great. Rockport is a great little town with excellent restaurants.
This is not the fanciest hotel in the world, but the value for money is unmatched.

Room Tip: The bay facing rooms are not much more expensive, but the view is great.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

A great view and value, with easy access to the heart of Rockport! I appreciated how their friendly phone service carried over to our stay. The staff was caring, making us feel like one of the family!

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms (with a view) give an even better view of the bay; however, 1st floor rooms make for...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Kenedy tx
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Once again want to thank Ken for some excelant hospitality. Stayed there 2 nights for some rest and relaxation and thats exactly what we got. It was a family trip. Grandkids had a blast in the pool, who would have thought swimming in Dec only in Texas. We always stay at Hunts Castle because Ken,Charlie and his staff always makes us feel welcomed. So if your looking for nice rooms with ocean front view, longest pier for fishing and walking distance for some shopping. Hunts Castle is the place for you, we know its the place for us thats why we keep going back.Thank you Ken and Charlie....

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Took advantage of Hunt's special stay two nights get third free. Had a great time fishing their pier which was lit up with green lights, Caught soome nice trout and reds. Really enjoyed my stay people are friendly and rooms are nice. Hotel is close to downtown area and Rockport Beach park. Heading back Thanksgiving week for some more fishing.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

I,my wife,two of my grand daughters and a friend visiting with us ,from all the way from Harvington,England,,we were all "Over the Moon",with great respect for the management and comfort of Hunt's Castle. Ken,Malinie and Charlie were our very respectful host and management,who made us all feel right at home. The water views from our room were very beautiful of the Aransas bay. The colorful sunrise over the bay,greeted us, early Sunday morning. The fishing pier was nice and long,,even ,just for an evening walk out over the water,,very peaceful. We had no complaints at Hunt's Castle,for we were all smiles,with the nice people, who own and see to it .that their guests are made to feel,all the peace and comfort of Hunt's Castle and the Beautiful City of Rockport,Texas. We will return,again and again because of the very peaceful stay at Hunt's Castle,,,sincerely Arthur W. Sarkis

Room Tip: Of course,water front rooms are the nicest views,,,the water view rooms are good,,and the second and...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Management has taken the lights off of the south facing side of the pier where most of the bench seats are located, and the side where the best fishing used to be. The fish cleaning station is non operative, as the hand water pump has been removed; although it is evident that some have cleaned their fish on the table leaving behind a dried up layer of fish parts and scales for the flies to live on. Bring your own light source as well in order to rig your gear and to remove fish you have caught, as there are no lights illuminating the pier or T-head. The hotel is really a glorified motel with very, very little service. They leave clean towels and empty the trash cans but that is about it. We did get an upgrade but the phone did not work and it took 4 days to get a light over the sink with no cover. My son and his wife had another room which had no night stands in their bedroom, and had to place their bed side things and alarm clock on the floor next to the bed. Their room also had a shattered window facing the water front view with duct tape holding it in place; this was not just a crack, but a large 'star-burst' extending the entire length and width of the window. They also advertise free wireless internet, but you can not get a signal on the third floor, management told my son that some guests can get a signal, but there is NO signal.

Room Tip: Excellent fishing location. Could be an excellent fishing pier..
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hunt's Castle Hotel
Address: 725 S Water St, Rockport, TX 78382-2439
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hunt's Castle Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have one of the longest piers in Rockport lit up with green lights. We also have music on Friday and Saturday. A newly added boardwalk in front with BBQ pits. Paddleboat rentals and kayaks A swimming pool and a hot tub ... more   less 
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