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Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
New Braunfels
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Another trip to the Light House Inn”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We visited the light house for the 4th time in 3 years in March. We have always loved it in the past. This trip we noticed the hotel was in need of several repairs and upgrades. The wallpaper is coming off the walls in 2 of the hallways that we saw, taped back on with painters blue tape and the first floor hall strongly smells of urine. The breakfast room floor was in terrible need of repair (refinishing), but the breakfast was good, as always.

As far as our room service, we did not receive any the 4 days we were there. I had to hunt down the maid, who seemed like she had TB. She was so ill I hated to ask her for fresh towels. The down pillows were old and flat, my son took all 4 to make one pillow for himself. Also, the carpet needed to be cleaned or replaced.

There is another hotel that opened 2 years ago, just a mile or two down. We hope that by June The Light House has made some improvements, or we will look into staying "down the way".

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank NewBraunfelsArtist
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
I appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. I am very disappointed in the lack of maid service during your stay. We are reviewing with the staff how your room was missed for 4 days. That is unacceptable and is being addressed. Each housekeeping employee has read this review and we ALL hold ourselves accountable for this oversight. We are working to improve this service level and well as the overall maintenance of the hotel. Thank you
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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Boone, Iowa
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My wife and I were staying there on our honeymoon. The big attraction was the lighthouse design of the facility. She has a thing for lighthouses and there were no other facilities in the area with that type of design. The people were great and very helpful. Overall the room and the hotel were very nice. I do agree that there is some maintenence that needs to be done. Wall paper coming loose, phone system was not working properly and a little problem with the elevator needing to be reset at least a couple times during our week stay.

The dining and bar area was nice. The food was very good. Being middle class customers, I thought the prices of the food and drinks were a little high since there was very little waiter type service supplied. We found ourselves going out to eat and have a couple of drinks due to the expense.

It appears from my review that there was a lot to dislike but don't let that cloud things. It was very nice, very unique and I would not be afraid to stay there again. Sometimes management does not get the full picture until the little problems become big problems and I just want to give that information to those that need to know.

Room Tip: Definitely stay on the bay side for better views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Congratulations to the newlyweds! We are so pleased that you stayed with us for your honeymoon. We are in a continual state of preventative maintenance, always working towards staying ahead of any issues that might arise. At time we have to catch up with needed repairs and appreciate your assistance in keeping us aware of these issues. We are looking forward to your next visit. Hopefully you will make you wedding anniversary an annual visit to the Lighthouse Inn. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel

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Brian Olsen
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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed two nights at the Lighthouse Inn due to the the reviews that were written of the Inn. We had never been to Rockport before. We stayed in room 47 which was a Captains Suite on the second floor. The room, and the Inn were very clean. The room is showing a little wear, and might be on the list to do a little remodeling. The bath tub has a little rust on it just below the faucet. Wear and tear happen. The main thing was that the room was clean. The breakfast buffet was really nice and well stocked. We ate dinner at the restaurant one evening. You have to order your meal at the bar from the bartender. She was efficient and very friendly. The shrimp dinners that were ordered were very good. The location of the Inn is what is really special. The bay rooms are a must! Two mornings were spent watching the sun rise over the bay from our balcony, and both mornings we watched dolphins swimming no more than 100 meters from the shore. I highly recommend the Lighthouse Inn for your stay at Rockport. If you are going there in the spring though, take mosquito spray. Those rascals were hungry!

Room Tip: The additional price for the bay view rooms are well worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are all so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. We are glad that you had the opportunity to try the Palm Room Bar and Grill. The shrimp are a favorite among our guests. We hope that when your travels bring you back to the Coastal Bend that you will come and stay at the Lighthouse Inn.
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

My husband, four-year old son and I stayed here three nights during Spring Break and had a wondeful and relaxing vacation! The hotel staff was extremely friendly and exceeded our every expectation. The Victorian style rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing on our balcony every evening. I could go on and on about this place! Great location within walking distance to local restaurants and shops too!

  • Stayed March 2012
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break vacation with us. We are so pleased that we exceeded your expectations. The hotel team works very hard to do so and when we get comments like yours we know they have succeeded. Thank you for this review and we look forward to seeing you back in Rockport very soon.
Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

My friend and I loved our stay at the Lighthouse Inn. The staff was friendly and accomodating. There was a great feeling of privacy and luxury. The room was very clean and the pool and spa were sparkling. The lobby had an air of elegance and the breakfast was A+. We are sure to visit again. Thanks to the staff for making our visit to Rockport unique and special.

Room Tip: Ask for a bay room if you want a view of the water
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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liabgm, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
Thank you for this wonderful Review. The entire hotel team feels very proud after reading your comments. They work hard to be friendly and accommodating so that all of our guest get the special feeling your experienced. We hope you will make it back to Rockport very soon.

Sincerely,
Brian Olsen
General Manager
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Property: Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
Address: 200 S Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382-7736
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
#2 Family Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lighthouse Inn is the perfect choice for a vacation on the Texas coastal bay, with full-service accommodations in the beautiful Aransas Bay. Relax and enjoy a laid back Texas getaway with luxurious guest accommodations and amenities and our friendly staff. Positioned at the entrance of Fulton Harbor with a magnificent view of Aransas Bay, enjoy modern amenities, shoreline access and our excellent location close to local attractions and things to do in the Texas Riviera. ... more   less 
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