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Tarpon Inn

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dripping Springs, Texas
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We loved the rockers on the front porch. Our room, 26, appeared to be more spacious than others. It was a pleasant surprise they are dog friendly. We were in walking distance to the best breakfast on the island- Frankie's Kitchen.

3Thank Pamela R
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

I rented a room on a Saturday night during the low season, the location n the fact that all others were sold out made the decision easy. The room was considered "premium queen"; costing us 150.00. Upon entry to the room it was smaller than even a motel 6 although the furniture was cute and antique, as the front desk...

1Thank tani24
Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I was drawn to this inn based on its locale and historical past. Unfortunately, the accommodations were pretty disappointing. Here's the good and bad from my stay: Good: You can easily walk to lots of restaurants and shops. The trolley makes a stop right out front. Bad: The room was musty and didn't seem very clean. It was apparent that...

Thank meesha03
Franklin, Texas
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We stayed here because it's an historic hotel. It is truly historic in that it has not been updated in it's history. Granted, heat pumps have been added; but the mold, mildew and rust are from it's history. We were aware that there is no TV or telephone; but a room the size of a postage stamp can be a...

Thank Sheron B
Reviewed 30 November 2013

No TV but I don't go to watch my favorite shows. Most attractions, shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. I still have not been able to get a reservation at Roosevelt's but will keep trying. The only complaint is it took a long time to get hot water to the room.

2Thank John H
Adra, Spain
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We understood that rooms did not have TV or telephone and that wasn't a problem. There was free wi-fi though. The problem was that there wasn't a wardrobe. The room was very small and we had also understood this when we booked but not to have a wardrobe was a surprise. There was a tiny built in closet at a...

Thank MunchKen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Port Aransas is a super place, chilled out feel with plenty of friendly bars that you can walk to. Well worth a visit. This Inn was a great place with an 'historic' feel. There are no TVs or telephones in the rooms, but free wifi. For me a perfect combination. The rooms and bathrooms are pretty simple, wooden floors and...

1Thank JonFromUk
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The Tarpon Inn was Awesome we have stayed there several times since the "REDS" started running this past August we stayed several weekends in a row and Debbie was very accommodating, I called on Friday night and she had us booked that day the rooms are very old Time looking kind of makes me think what visitors in the olden...

1Thank Texasmesican
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I rate the Inn as excellent with the understanding that it is a renovated historic inn, a one-of-a-kind property, located on Cotter, the center of life in P.A. Yes it's old but perfect if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of old P.A. and NOT stay in a concrete tomb that so many of the new hotels and condos seem...

4Thank Austin_78704_Guy
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

The rooms are very small and quaint....a bed and breakfast feel. We loved that there were no phones or televisions in the room...a little weekend getaway from technology was great! Enjoyed reading the history and about Roosevelt's stay there.

Thank Tracy H

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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 )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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: $120 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Tarpon Hotel Port Aransas
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Check out the website - you can see each room by number and make your request”
cristinamZ957DR, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs the view is better.”
K7658MQthomasl, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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”
N2213JSmichaelh, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go online and see the different room configurations!!!”
250mattj, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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