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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Run down. Maintenance of room was nonexistent. Paint in the bathtub peeled off all over the soles of my feet. Who paints a bath tub? Awful beds that sagged no matter where you slept on them. Super noisy window AC unit. Should have moved after the 1st night or rejected it on first sight. UGH!

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I were in town purchasing a new boat, we needed somewhere cheap and in town for one night. This was the only dog friendly place with a hot tub on the island for less than $100 a night. There is a big area with a playground, washer pits, BBQ pits etc, that would be really nice, but...

Thank Brittany S
DeKalb, Illinois
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice quiet place to stay. It is an older hotel but has been cared for. The are a lot of updates to the property. It is pet friendly. It has bench seats by each room. Owner was frendly and accommodating. All the staff was frendly and would get you anything you needed for the room. Also on...

Thank Kurt R
Lumberton, Texas
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The rooms and pool area have been updated. The hand painted original murals in the rooms and the Lanai are beautiful! The continental breakfast has a good variety of options. The staff is very friendly and keep the facilities very neat and clean. You can tell this was once a classic old school motel but, it's a cool undertone. Just...

Thank KKOne
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoy staying at this motel and on each visit we notice the additional improvements. Basic, yet clean rooms. Nice island decor painted on the walls. Remodeled pool and heated jacuzzi. Refrigerator and microwave in room. Children's playground, huts with BBQ grills, and Complimentary breakfast. Close to everything at Port Aransas. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff.

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The lady employees (Breakfast & Cleaning Crew) & the young man employee we encountered during our stay were very kind, thoughtful & helpful. Breakfast every morning w/ Texas shaped waffles, fruit, cereal, bagels, toast, pastries, orange juice, fresh towels daily w/ a full room cleaning & change of sheets & blanket on Wed. The cottage was very roomy w/ (4)...

1Thank mmmTX
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The bed was comfortable but that's all I Iiked about this place. Lots of issues. I will start with the bathroom. Very small, toilets are too low to the floor, no toilet paper holder, also no place to put your bathroom items. In the bedroom the TV is on the wall on one side of the bed so its not...

1Thank TexasJan
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Was a nice stay for the price I paid. Room was nice and comfortable for us. Everything we needed was right there. Me and my family enjoy Port A every year in the summer. And we'll definitely book again with shark reef resort!

Thank Luis M
Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My friends and I just stayed here this past weekend (end of July) and were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. This property has many rooms, a nice pool, a great outdoor picnic area with covered tables and grills so you can cook dinner outdoors if you choose to. It's located right down the street from the Ferry and...

Thank Jim D
Spicewood, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2016

First, booked 3 rooms and asked that they all be close to each other. Was told, "no problem, stay on the line while I make room assignments". Didn't happen, one room was on the complete opposite side of property. Second, room A/C plug catches on fire and shoots flames up the wall! Very rude lady manager tells the guest to...

2Thank RedMichelle

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shark Reef has 3.5 Acres for fun in the sun featuring our remodeled heated pool area, kid's great jungle-gym playground, basketball court, yard games and picnic area complete with bar-b-ques. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shark Reef Resort

Address: 314 Cut Off Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4203
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: ₹ 4,862 - ₹ 20,615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shark Reef Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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