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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

The only reason for staying here is it's great location, however, our bed sheets had holes in them, the heater we were given didn't work and the bathroom was grubby. I thought that the room had a damp smell but my husband didn't seem to notice. We checked out 2 nights early.

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Austin, TX
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I have stayed here for at least 6 years. Until the new owner, Leroy, purchased the Tarpon Inn about 2 years ago, this was a sleepy little place to stay in a sleepy fishing town and priced accordingly. I stayed here for the first time in about 2 years this past weekend and frankly I am saddened by what I...

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2Thank AustinMjo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Quaint building in a good location with a partial view of the bay from their balcony rocking chairs. This place was fine for my weekend away from San Antonio to relax and study by the water with my dog. My room was large enough for a double bed and a reclining wicker chair as well as dresser. That's pretty much...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2013

I'm a fan of vintage. Ive restored a 50's stove and used it in my home as well as two old refrigerators. I love antiques and cool old buildings. The Tarpon Inn is a cool old building and staying here really gives you a sense of the past. However, there is no excuse for rusty shower curtain bars, bath towels...

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1Thank Jeremy S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 February 2013

When you ask for historic & quaint, you get a lot of character with a few limitations. THE GOOD: On check-in I received a surprise, complementary upgrade from a queen room to the upstairs corner suite (room 29) with separate living area, fridge, and microwave. The bedroom itself was very large with plenty of room to unroll a yoga mat,...

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2Thank TexasClaire
Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed in one of the efficiency appartments there, it was big enough for two people and very nice. It may be a little bit too expensive since you don't have breakfast or cleaning everyday, but because it is really a good place to stay the rating is still good. The Inn itself is probably more beautiful, the efficiency appartments...

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Thank n0erchen
Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 28 September 2012

We have been staying at the Tarpon Inn for several years now when we come to Port A. My son was married here a few years ago. It came under new management a couple years ago and it has gotten even better.we always stay in the old historical building even though the owners have added an updated part that have...

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1Thank Mikeyy
Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

We read several great reviews of the Tarpon Inn. Unfortunately, the one bedroom house they rent (called the Alister House) doesn't appear to have the same standards as the Inn. The lack of cleanliness was alarming. We immediately noticed roach droppings throughout the kitchen drawers and cabinets. After washing everything down with Clorox, we thought we would be okay...not so...

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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We have stayed at the Tarpon for nearly 20 years and it is always such a wonderful place to be to recharge and relax. No phones, no TV, just sit in a rocking chair and enjoy! Go unplugged and reacquaint yourself the real world... My favorite times go are early spring and October and November. Had a great visit with...

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2Thank Readheadedwitch
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The Tarpon Inn is a charming place in the heart of Port Aransas.  The room was cute, quiet and clean enough. The decor had a rustic charm with shiplap wood walls, wood floor and a queen size bed that sat high off the floor. The room had no TV, which adds to the quiet feel.  The room was air conditioned...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 200' long porches to relax on since 1886, the longest porches in Texas stretches and relaxes along with you. The salt air and breezes are gently encouraged by old-fashioned ceiling fans.  The sweet creaking of roomy rocking chairs blends with the pages of a novel being turned. Where each room is decorated in period antiques and no two rooms are alike and where there are no televisions nor telephones.      If our place sounds like your kind of place, then please consider this an invitation to make yourself at home. We're waiting to treat you as part of our Tarpon Inn family and encourage you to wonder if it's possible to stay forever,or at least a couple more days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Inn

Address: 200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: ₹ 7,901 - ₹ 11,306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Tarpon Hotel Port Aransas
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“Look on line to choose the type you want, since they vary in size. Also, consider if you want to climb stairs for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles gourmetlover, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“FDR suite is our favorite. Has kitchen, dining room and private porch in back and a king size bed with an awesome living room”
 of 5 bubbles N2213JSmichaelh, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go online and see the different room configurations!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 250mattj, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Just look online, they have photos of each room”
 of 5 bubbles CaptainAnne, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“No elevators, 1st floor is very quiet too. Most convenient/nice place in Port A”
 of 5 bubbles allysons676, 29 May 2015 | Read review
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