We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Island Retreat

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Island Retreat
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Island Retreat
See the most recent reviews
Showing 144: English reviews
San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Do not stay here if you value your possession's! I left a few items when I checked out of the Island Retreat and called WITHIN 3 HOURS asking if I could return and retrieve my items. I was told to call back the next morning. I had no choice but to agree and assumed I would be able to pick...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Susan D
CaseyIslandR, Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

It is true that the guest left three articles of clothing and staff bagged into a plastic bag, this bad was then accidentally discarded by Island Retreat's staff. The guest was contacted with an offer to replace the lost articles but declined and thanked me for the telephone call and follow-up. Island Retreat does not have theft problem but did...

duncan
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was our first trip to Port Aransas, and it was great. The accommodations at the Istand Retreat were fantastic. I would recommend this property to anyone. We stayed in unit #27 and it had just been redone. We will definitely go back and will try to stay in the same room. The beach area is so close and the...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tammy T
Bridgeport, Texas, United States
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We have been going to Island Retreat for 3 years and have enjoyed it everytime, it is close to the beach, walk over the bridge or drive about 2 blocks. They have a laundry where you can wash and dry your clothes. The staff is very helpful, the condo I always clean and they bring fresh towels, and garbage bags...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Phyllis E
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Unit #33 was just as described. Modern update, short walk to beach over excellently maintained boardwalk. Large, lush lawn overlooking pool. Loved sweet town of Port A. Roosevelt's outstanding! Beach carts fun, fun, fun! We have already contacted owner about reserving this unit for next summer. Highly recommend renting from Jim & Mai.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Penniejohall
Spring Branch, Texas
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

We stay here as often as we can. We have stayed at well over half a dozen other places in port a. These condos are like a home away from home.....We always rent a 2 bdrm condo on the 2nd or 3rd floors, those floors have the view of the water (if you rent a 1st floor condo, u are...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Crizty_B
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

I've been staying at island retreat since I was little. We've always had great stays, the staff is always excellent, and what I like best it's just the way I remember it. This time I had to work very late before getting to port a and made it it after midnight. I called ahead and valerie was extremely helpful. She...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mnd85871
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We had a wondrful trip and enjoyed the property; however, the owners of room 133 need to make some improvements. First, the property. Great location. Appreciated the daily towel and trash service. There is a security guard on duty 24 hours keeping non-renters from parking and using the boardwalk access to the beach... A real plus! Next, the room...The owners...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank benick
Forney, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The furniture in the condo was dirty as were the floors. There wasn't a wine opener, salt and pepper or the right shape/size coffee filters. I asked for more than 2 towels per bathroom (we had a 3 bedroom condo with 8 people) and was told no. Now I don't mind using the same towel over and over myself, but...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank MindiMarks
Mansfield, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed in VRBO #33. It was very clean and nice. It was right in front of the pool and close to the beach although we found ourselves driving there than walking cause all of our stuff!!! Its pet friendly so we could bring our pet which is why we chose this place. The only 2 negatives that will PREVENT...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank tonyarn73
Goliad, Texas
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Four generations of my family spent a week at Island Retreat and a good time was had by all. We spent a lot of time at the pool. The location is excellent and convenient to town and other activities. It's a good home base location for sightseeing in the whole area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MSG991

59 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (53)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Aransas hotels
0.4 km away
Plantation Suites
Plantation Suites
#5 of 19 in Port Aransas
333 reviews
0.6 km away
Island Hotel Port Aransas
Island Hotel Port Aransas
#3 of 19 in Port Aransas
428 reviews
1.6 km away
Days Inn Port Aransas TX
Days Inn Port Aransas TX
#4 of 19 in Port Aransas
453 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
BEST WESTERN Port Aransas
BEST WESTERN Port Aransas
#1 of 19 in Port Aransas
772 reviews
1.4 km away
Executive Keys Condominiums on the Beach
0.3 km away
Beachgate CondoSuites and Hotel
Beachgate CondoSuites and Hotel
#8 of 42 in Port Aransas
280 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A recommended budget accommodation for families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Retreat

Address: 700 Island Retreat Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-6012
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: €235 - €378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline so you can book your Island Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Island Retreat Hotel Port Aransas
Island Retreat Port Aransas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Island Retreat staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“First floor rooms can't see over the dunes. Third floor has best views, but cost more.”
 of 5 bubbles don_in_texas_9, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“check their website!”
 of 5 bubbles karengI5201JT, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Close to the beach, have a pools, beautiful area..”
 of 5 bubbles alberta548, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you are all young (can climb stairs) and have $1,600.00 to spend for three nights, Unit 66 is good.”
 of 5 bubbles marylucoupland, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“134 is a great condo!”
 of 5 bubbles christinegK5589SD, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5