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.
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.
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.
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!!!…
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.