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200 E Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Aransas
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
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Boo913 wrote a review Nov 2020
Hawkins, Texas463 contributions23 helpful votes
Our third stay here. As always we enjoyed sitting outside on the porch relaxing and unwinding while watching the world go by. Historic hotel with unique rooms. Our friends rented the FDR suite and it was very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
eugenevillarreal wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Fine dining and historic inn less than a mile from the pier and beach. Good for families looking to spend quality time together without modern distractions. Cool off in the pool and relax on the patio rocking chairs.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
coosh1973 wrote a review Jun 2020
Arlington, United States4 contributions
In "COVID" time, we were not sure what to expect at the Tarpon. Stayed here for 2 nights and what a great experience. 1st off, the Customer Service was WAY beyond my expectations. Stassi (sp?) in the front was friendly, accommodating and responsive to any of our needs. The other ladies were also kind and friendly. We were even provided a can of Off, from a personal stash (which you will need!!). The restaurant is nice, and food was great. I am a vegan, so there was only one option for me. The chef made it to perfection and it was delicious. There was plenty of sanitizer, room was clean and the property was a nice walk to the beach.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Each room has their own charm. Room 21 was spacious with a claw tub! It was on the second floor...
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cowboymomhouston wrote a review Mar 2020
houston42 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited the Tarpon Inn and stayed 3 nights in the FDR suite for Spring Break 2020. It was more of an apartment than a suite with a nice living room, complete with flat screen TV, huge bedroom with attached bath and roomy private balcony, fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, toaster, oven, sink, refrigerator, microwave and all the dishes and pots and pans anyone could reasonably use. There was also a very nice breakfast room. The hotel is obviously quite old but incredibly charming. The staff was friendly and helpful with everything and we had an amazing dinner (they even cooked the red fish our son had caught that day and served it blackened as we requested!) at Roosevelt's - the hotel restaurant. The pool area was also very nice and as it turned out we had the place mostly to ourselves. Would definitely return- this hotel is a real Texas treasure!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Chris S wrote a review Feb 2020
Conroe, Texas218 contributions20 helpful votes
If you are looking for nostalgia and history, the Tarpon Inn is a must place to stay on your small historical places list. Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed at the Tarpon Inn during a trip to Port Aransas on his presidential yacht The Potomac. All 24 rooms open onto a shady porch where you can sit in a rocking chair and watch the golf carts go by to the beach. Restaurants, shop, the Port Aransas Ferry, Port Aransas Beach and fishing plus kayaking trails are near by. There is wifi, but the typical amenities like TV and coffee aren't available in most of the rooms. There is coffee served in the office after 8:15 on the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarpon Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tarpon Inn?
Nearby attractions include Roberts Point Park (0.4 km), Gratitude (0.4 km), and Port Aransas Museum & Farleys Historic Boat Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarpon Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Tarpon Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tarpon Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarpon Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Irie's Island Food, Venetian Hot Plate, and La Playa Mexican Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tarpon Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Tarpon Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Port Aransas.
Are pets allowed at Tarpon Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarpon Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lydia Ann Lighthouse (2.0 km).
Is Tarpon Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.