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Placencia
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Staff was really nice, just a little short staffed. the room, I stayed very small, and don't expect daily cleaning, but trash taken out daily would of been nice, 5 day stay, maybe sheets changed once and floor swept once would of been nice. Rocking chairs on porch awesome, for price, I would think cleaning the rails and sweeping decks...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking time to write a review, not only to let us know what we are doing right, but also where we can improve. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks again, Tarpon Inn Management and Staff

Azle, TX
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The fish tacos are really good and I had a wonderful BlackBerry mojito. Everything appeared to be very fresh. The service was good but a little unorganized. Overall a good experience....but I just felt the prices were a little much for the area and vibe.

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I will be sure to pass it along to the Tarpon Bar and Grill.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We have stayed at the Tarpon Inn three times in the last 2 years. Mostly because, for around $100 a night, your accomodations feel more like $150 per night. The room we rented (Rm.40) is small, but feels homey. Dark hardwood flooring, 4 poster bed, a/c and a bathroom. It is everything you need at the beach to sleep comfortably....

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your review, we always appreciate hearing where we can make improvements, but it's also very nice to hear the good thing too! We look forward to seeing you the next time your travels bring you to Port Aransas! Thanks Again, Melissa York- Tarpon Inn Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Once again made to feel extremely welcome. Had no problems with our stay. It doesn't suit everyone, but it has accommodated us on more than a few occasions. Will return again when we are next in Port A.

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have been working hard these last several months to ensure that your next stay with us will be better than your last! If your travels bring you back to Port Aransas we certainly hope that you would give us the opportunity accommodate you. We always appreciate hearing where we can improve, and we also...

Reviewed 25 May 2015

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is historic, but could use a few upgrades. We stayed In a premium room, which is a larger renovated room. The towels and linens could be a little cleaner and higher quality. The shower did not drain well and the toilet was hard to flush and water stained. With the price being a...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us your review. We love hearing the things you love about us, but we also appreciate you letting us know where we could stand to improve. We have switched management this year and are hard at work to ensure that your next stay with us will be better than your last. If there...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Won't be back! Our stay at the Tarpon Flats was very disappointing. We knew it was a detached building and chose it because we had been told in an earlier attempt to make the trip that all of the rooms had been renovated, whereas some in the hotel had not. The Tarpon Flats are equivalent to double-wide trailer living. The...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

We were very sorry to read that your stay with us was unsatisfactory. We have recently gone through some staffing and management changes, and we have been working very hard to ensure that your stay with us will be a pleasant one. We hope that if your travels bring you back to Port Aransas you would be willing to give...

Paris, France
Reviewed 22 May 2015

My wife and I arrived without reservation at 7pm in early May (2015). The lady on reception was very nice and found us a good room. The room was on the second floor, in the centre and gave good views. I found it to be clean and comfortable. ++ Pluses ++ Views (for our room) Cleanliness Bed Comfort Welcome Style...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we love to hear when a guest has an enjoyable stay! Please think of us if your travels ever bring you back to Port Aransas, we would love the chance to make your next stay even better! Thanks Again, Melissa York- Manager The Tarpon Inn

Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Probably won't be back unless reviews prove they start doing a better job keeping the place up. It's 140 years old, you expect thin walls and creaky floors, but hope that for the price you get a place that shows the ownership is investing in the little things. You don't expect to have dirty, black feet from walking barefoot in...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you letting us know where are weak spots are. We are hard at work addressing our issues. We have changed management this year and are working to restore the Tarpon Inn and ensure that every stay is a great stay! Our pool and grounds are looking amazing now, and our...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Let me begin by saying, that we knew the Tarpon Inn was not going to be a 4 star hotel experience and our expectations were not that high. I grew up vacationing in Port A just about every summer. My family never could afford to stay anywhere except one of the local fishing cabins, so this was going to be...

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Friendswood, Texas
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Buyer beware….I had a room in the "Tarpon Flats" which in my opinion, I think is a misrepresentation that it's part of the Tarpon Inn with its history and ambiance as exhibited in the photos. Much to my dismay when checking in on my 28th anniversary, I discovered that my room was in a temporary building located behind a bar...

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tarpon1886, Manager at Tarpon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have since changed management and are hard at work to ensure that if you choose to stay with us again, your stay will be a happy and pleasant experience. Thanks again, Tarpon Inn Management and Staff

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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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: €82 - €230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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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.”
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“FDR suite is our favorite. Has kitchen, dining room and private porch in back and a king size bed with an awesome living room”
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“Go online and see the different room configurations!!!”
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