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Review of Laguna Reef Condominiums

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Laguna Reef Condominiums
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hope you like black hair.....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We stayed in room 316 in July 2012. There was black hair on both bathroom floors, in our towels and in the shower/tubs. There was also an empty "dip" can on the floor by the sofa waiting for us when we checked in. If they pay their cleaning staff, they are getting ripped off.

Room Tip: Inquire about pets. Apparently they are pet friendly as we saw plenty of dogs going in and out of r...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank jsouth_12
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed in room 304 in July 2012. It was clean and up to date. The pool was well kept and the kids loved it. The pier is the best in the area and is well lit at night (great for night fishing). It was everything we expected. The view of the bay is as good as it gets. The staff were friendly. It felt very much like a hotel and we got allot for the money we spent there. No complaints.

Room Tip: Apparently each room is different. They have dog friendly rooms. Our didn't allow dogs and it...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Kerric147
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

The lighted pier is great for fishing.

The manager made us wait until exactly 4 to check in. Absolutely nothing happened at the front desk between 3:50 and 4 o'clock, but the manager wanted us to wait...

The "private" balcony is separated from the entire row of balconies by a small railing - making for wonderful neighborly chats at 1 am, when the frat party is just getting started, and again at 4:30am when the fishermen leave.

Room Tip: 411 and 412 are the most private balconies.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RetiredRoadies
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San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

We have been coming here since 1997. The hotel no longer has free continental breakfasts. They don't clean the rooms unless you request it (they don't tell you that), we found a used plastic toothpick on the nightstand. They didnt even empty the trash can in the room The entrance to the pier was missing a board and full of seaweed, my wife fell when she grabbed the railing and it gave way. Laguna Reef is run like a fish camp and I'm okay with that but not at almost $200.00 a night. There are better hotels for that kind of money. We'll stay at the Lighthouse next time.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Homelesstexan
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed in a clean and spacious 4th floor two-bedroom suite at the Laguna Reef during a Christmas vacation trip to Rockport to view the whooping cranes at Aransas Wildlife Refuge. The master bedroom and living room both featured a balcony and floor to ceiling windows and an unimpeded view of the bay. Every morning we threw back the drapes to enjoy spectacular sunrises, and enjoyed early morning and late afternoon walks along the waterfront and the private fishing pier. The kitchen was adequately stocked for preparation of simple meals and the furniture in the living and dining room areas was clean and comfortable, although somewhat dated. The beds were very comfortable, and we all slept well. Amenities were pretty minimal, and room service was provided only every three days. However, the staff was friendly, welcoming, and provided helpful information about area dining, shopping and attractions. While the front desk was closed overnight, we were given phone numbers to contact staff if we had any after-hours needs. All in all, it felt very much as if we had our own private condo on the beach rather than staying in a resort hotel. It was quiet, private, and altogether satisfactory for a low-key getaway.

Room Tip: Third and fourth floor rooms facing the bay are a definite plus.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank lkoxford
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

One of the worst hotels ever for >$100 a night. Very old lumpy bed, ripped linens, old ripped carpet with mystery stains. The only housekeeping service they provide is clean towels- they do not make the bed, change linens, vacuum carpet or clean up bathroom. Truly a horrible stay. They get your money up front so luckily we only planned to stay for 2 nights. Would have rather slept in the car-it was much cleaner!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank laugh2love
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Victoria, Tx USA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

My husband and I have been staying at Laguna Reef for years and have always enjoyed our stay. We went last weekend to Rockport and stayed of cours at aLaguna Reef expecting the same friendly service that we have always had. Instead we were treated very rudely and found out that the hotel had new owners and new management policies. Instead of feeling like home away from home we were made to feel that we were just an inconvenience to the staff at the front desk. We did however learn that another management company will soon be taking over and hopefully things will go back to the way they used to be. The whole weekend was spoiled by the attitude of the staff at laguna Reef.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank weekender049
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Property: Laguna Reef Condominiums
Address: 1021 S Water St, Rockport, TX 78382-2325
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Rockport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Texas costal vacationing at its best! We have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums in our 4 story building with elevator access. Each unit is decorated in a special way. The condos all have an amazing view of the bay from the balcony with the prettiest sunrise you'll ever see over the water. Each one has fully equipped kitchens and are fully furnished with an assortment of twin, queen and king size beds. We have a 1000 foot, private, lighted fishing pier with water light for night fishing, a pool and hot tub for our guests enjoyment. There are picnic tables with grills for outdoor cooking and entertainment. ... more   less 
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Laguna Reef Condominiums Rockport, Texas

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