Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
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6317 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA - Corpus Christi, Texas - U.S - 78373
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Clean and Dog Friendly
Reviewed 17 october, 2022
Date of Stay: 09/28-10/02/2022. We stayed in room 3217 (Bldg 3, 2nd Floor), a two bedroom. It was huge, more than what me, the husband and Lab needed but since 1-bedrooms aren't yet available it's what we got. It was very dated, except for the master bath. But it was very clean and best of all - dog-friendly. The balcony was HUGE and we had a nice view of the gulf and the empty lot next door. The balcony furnishings was just your typical, cheap plastic table, chairs and loungers but since we were at the beach most of the time, it was OK. We felt the room was fine - dated for sure, but clean, the furnishings were OK - some dated, some seemed newer. The bed in the master (a King) was ATROCIOUS. I think that is probably my biggest, maybe really only complaint. I was like sleeping in a taco... super uncomfortable. Definitely need to be replaced. Kitchen was well-stocked & clean, appliances worked well & were clean. I would bring your own coffee and coffee filters but that's just me. They did supply two small packets that probably would have made two pots but... just bring your own and filters. There were plenty of towels and TP accessible. However, the website says you'd be provided 'dog towels' and dog sheets to cover furniture and we never received them but being courteous dog owners, we brought all that ourselves and covered all the furniture and used our own dog towels. Large closet in the master - huge and a decent one in the 2nd bedroom. Bathrooms were small but adequate, again the master seemed to have been remodeled. There were two twins in the 2nd bedroom and it was a shower w/bench only. Master was a tub/shower combo. Since we had our Lab with us, we did order in from their restaurant a few times, breakfast and dinners - all were very good, delivered promptly and were still hot at delivery. Beach access was easy over the board walk. Some boards had been replaced, and a few more looked like they could use it but we had no issues. Ian was hitting Florida so we had huge swells and access to the beach in the evenings was limited but that was no fault of the hotel. We did not utilize the pool area since we had a puppers with us but it looked amazing, especially for kids. A dog-friendly place, we saw may other dogs during our stay. They had grassy areas with dog stations to walk the dogs but that was also staff parking so could be limited & there were patches of sand-burrs (stickers). We took Murphy up near the front ponds and it was better, much better, although there were sand burrs around the volley ball court (ouch). It would be nice if they could put in a fenced area so you could let your dogs off leash. That would be my second request behind replacing the beds. :-) All the staff were friendly, we did not have daily maid service which was fine by us but the staff we did run into were great. The elevators were sketchy and upon our arrival didn't work but seemed to later, we just always took the stairs - no big deal except for lugging the luggage - note to self, pack less. Parking was good, you park under the building so seemed secure. We had no issues. Overall, please with our stay - certainly needs to be updated, even just some fresh paint in the outside areas would help but being one of the few dog-friendly hotels on the beach, I'm sure we'll be back. If you have kids - the pool area looked really nice and again, easy access to a nice, long wide beach when hurricanes aren't causing issues. It appeared that the rooms overlooking the pool were more updated (at least the balconies looked refreshed with better furniture) but the outside rooms have view overlooking the ocean.
Reviewed 18 september, 2022
Don’t be fooled by the pictures! Their website is very misleading. This resort is old and in bad repair. The elevators don’t work and the mosquitos will eat you alive while you climb the stairs. We were on the third floor. They advertise many amenities but they were unavailable during our stay due to staffing or being off season. The room was clean but the beds were very uncomfortable and our patio furniture was falling apart. Half the electrical outlets in the room did not work. No water pressure in the shower and it took ten minutes to get warm. The restaurant was unimpressive. The breakfast buffet had very few options and they struggled to keep it stocked even though there were not many people there. Breakfast went so bad that we did not try lunch or dinner. It is a very convenient location and a very quick walk to the beach. The pool is quite large but again the mesquitos were such a problem that we hardly used it. Very disappointed in our stay and will not go back.
elevators rarely ever work
Reviewed 11 september, 2022
The elevator situation has not changed in at least 5 years. It was bad before the hurricane now it’s just disgusting and dangerous. The narrow cement steps are always wet making them slippery. The maintenance is only centered around the pool and grounds. The corridors are always dirty. And in constant need of repair. We would not recommend anyone with any mobility issues staying here. Condos are privately owned. Most have been updated several have not. But just because it’s not updated doesn’t mean it’s ok for it to be dirty which most are. There’s no housekeeping available. No cleaning products in the unit. Keep in mind you are here to use the pool and walkway to beach and it’s fine for that. Otherwise stay somewhere else especially if you want easy access to your unit and want it to be safe and clean.
Reviewed 30 august, 2022
This place may have been nice 20 years ago, but it is in bad disrepair. First condo we walked into was old and gross. Master bed looked more like a taco shell than a bed. Floors were gross looking. Light switches had a nice brown film on them. We called the office and asked if there were any other more updated units available (we are not typically ‘those’ people, but for the amount we paid to stay here… and we have three young children who acquaint themselves with the floor and every other surface). The office staff was kind and showed us two other units. The one we ended up in was nicer than the first, but still worn and not super clean. Pools were nice, but you were swarmed by mosquitoes. The big water slides they advertise are only opened on request and not for very long. They wouldn’t let my 5 year old do them because she wasn’t quite tall enough although she does larger slides at water parks.. the poor restrooms were disgusting and pool towels were kept far from the pool and were basically worn out hand towels. We enjoyed the beaches. But we ended up paying for a permit and driving down to go spend the day rather than taking the long walk from the condo. For the price, this place is not worth it.
Reviewed 20 august, 2022
First time coming down to port A and staying at Port a Royal. It was a fabulous trip, the staff was very friendly and great. I wasn’t sure how the food would be as it wasn’t that crowded while we were there,however it was awesome!!!! The whole family loved the pools, and the rooms were recently updated and very spacious!!