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Pelican Bay Resort
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
175 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Needs some updating.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I had stayed here a few years ago and thought it was great! However, they obviously have not done any repairs,rennovations or updating in quite a while. Bed lumpy. Wallpaper in bathroom peeling and dirty. Blood splatters on wall in bedroom!! Hideaway bed broke. Couch smelled bad. No internet hookup in room. Wifi in clubhouse spotty. TV reception in and out. Cottage was quiet. They took dogs which is why we stayed.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 2texanstraveling
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston Texas
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

So many places online look great until you get there. Pelican Bay Resort cottages look exactly like the their website photos! Their staff are all very nice and the rooms are very clean and especially like the blackout curtains in the bedroom. AC kept the room at 68 degrees even in this 100 degree weather! The resort is not within walking distance to my view the best restaurant in Rockport, Charolette Plummers, however the drive their is about 3 minutes. What we didn't use but will when we go back is their pier into the bay was very long, nicely built, lighted with several fish cleaning stations with a water hose! Can't believe we didn't try our luck! Lastly, searched Rockport for pet friendly places and Pelican Bay loved our pet! Thanks Bianca!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark H
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

This is a very well managed and maintained facility. The staff is exceptionally courteous and helpful. We came to relax, enjoy the beach at Rockport and do some fishing; all of which we accomplished. It is a nice stroll to the waterfront and pier, but it's worth the walk. We are already booking our return trip to stay even longer the next time.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amatuer_Fisherman
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

We stayed in C14 (cottage 14) and it was wonderful! It was a one-bed bedroom, bathroom and large living room. The air conditioning was fabulous & responsive; the bed had some sort of topper (like maybe a pillow top) under the fitted sheet, so it was very comfortable; the living room had an incredible kitchenette with a dinette table/4 chairs, an electric range/oven, a microwave, a spacious fridge/freezer, plenty of countertop with sink, a dishwasher, and get-this, real glass china & glasses in the cupboards!!
The restroom had a hair dryer, a shower/tub, and toiletries. There was a coffeemaker with supplies, and even some snacks like a granola bar. There were two TVs, one in the living and other in the bed room. GET THIS—There were two extra pillows and an extra blanket in the closet! The linens on the bed seemed amply cleaned/bleached and the pillows were very acceptable. There were lots of end tables, and in the living room was a sofa and a micro-fiber recliner! The ONLY complaint I had was the sofa looked a little, shall I say, well-worn. Oh, did I mention there’s a working, built-in ice maker in the freezer? Another glitch was that the ice maker rumbled periodically throughout the night. There was a porch with two rocking chairs—we were hoping for a good rain as an excuse to sit out there and just appreciate some nature, but it didn’t happen.
There’s a nice pool and spa/hot tub that are actually shaded under old oak trees. The “bubbles” switch/timer worked just fine and the spa was properly about 105 degrees or so. There were courtesy towels at the pool—how generous is that? And then, there’s the path down to the ocean, pier & waterfront gazebo! It’s lighted and relatively safe in the dark. You can fish off of the pier or just absorb nature.
We regret not staying there more nights. I also recommend Butter Churn Restaurant in Aransas Pass.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank jmsatx
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Pasadena, TX
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

Was really disappointed in our stay at The Pelican Bay Resort.
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and things were quiet and looked like it was going to be a wonderful relaxing weekend. Boy, was I wrong!!!
They had a wedding booked for Saturday (May 21) and we were never told about it. I would have thought that they would have let us known about it when I called to book the room, but they didn't.
You are assigned a place to park at the resort. The wedding guest took up the parking. My husband went to complain about us not having a place to park. So, the manager I think had someone move his truck so we could park closer to our cottage. The wedding guest never should have been allowed to park in the private parking spots of paying customers.
And then we couldn't use the pool on Saturday because it was next to the weeding and then you could hear the music blaring until after midnight. If you are gonna host a wedding, at least let the other people in the hotel/ cottages know when they call to book a room so they can decide not to stay there or either rent to the wedding party and guest only. That way you won't interupt the other people there that are trying to get away from work and relax for a few days that are paying customers.
We went there for a relaxing weekend that didn't happen.
The cottage wasn't that clean either, we found a dead bug next to the refrigerator.
I will not be staying here again. If I have to spend that much money on a cottage, I expect it to be CLEAN and it be a nice place to relax and to be able to use the pool.
It was not worth the money I paid out for the weekend.
You would think w/ the price it would have wifi. It doesn't have internet access at all.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank mabarker1023
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Coldspring, Texas
Level Contributor
267 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2010

We got this stay as part of a "Get away package" from a local TV station. We drove down to Rockport not knowing what we were getting into. This is a Beautiful property! The layout is well thought out, beautifully executed, nicely maintained and impeccably clean! We stayed in one of the cottages. Ours was a single unit, about 28x14 inside. The kitchen was well appointed, with a full range, microwave, full sized refrigerator double sink and even a dishwasher. There was also a 12 cup coffee maker. There are dishes and silverware, though the unit lacks pots and pans. The living room had a sleeper sofa, a recliner and an occasional chair. Between these two areas was a small round dining table with four chairs. There was a telephone and TV (with cable) to complete the furnishings.
The bedroom had a comfortable queen-sized bed, two night stands and a TV cabinet with a small flat screen TV. There was a nice sized closet.
The property is but a short (2 or three minute) walk from the bay, where there is a gazebo and a private pier extending well out over the water.
On site there was a club house, with a pool table and several chairs and a TV lounge. Outdoor activities include a pool and a nice hot tub.
There is also a “Lodge” for group stays. The Lodge has sleeping accommodations for 12, with a full kitchen, a TV in every bedroom, and a wood burning fireplace. It is adjacent to the pool and at the very back of the property.
There is a grill by every unit.
The staff is outstanding! I got a chance to talk to the housekeeping supervisor, the maintenance man and the owner. All were helpful and accommodating and very outgoing.
The town has a nice beach park, a small aquarium, a nice education center, an art center and numerous galleries. Recreation centers around the water, with sightseeing trips, fishing and kayak rentals abounding. It is near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, famous for its Whooping Cranes, and boat tours to see the cranes, are available during the winter season.
In short, this was a very pleasant stay, quiet, comfortable, and tomorrow I am making reservations to take the kids and grand kids down there this spring.
It is wonderful and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank bureaucrat377
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West Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

Back from a trip to the coast and loved this little piece of property. Customer service is EXCELLENT! Room was clean and bed comfortable. We stayed in a mini-suite, but there are cottages available as well. Pool is small but perfect since its only a short walk to the bay. And the price was right! Would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lovethesun76
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Additional Information about Pelican Bay Resort

Property: Pelican Bay Resort
Address: 4206 Highway 35 N, Rockport, TX 78382-7712
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Rockport
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Rockport
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy cottages nestled under South Texas Oak trees. Minutes away from the best restaurants in town, and only a short walk away from Aransas Bay and our 400 foot lighted fishing pier and gazebo. ... more   less 
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Pelican Bay Hotel Rockport

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