by Courtney Elko
Located just three blocks from the beach, this Port Aransas hotel is ideal for families looking to spend some time in the Texas barrier island beach town. Families will love being centrally located to the beach and numerous restaurants and shops. If the kids want to continue playing in the water after a day in the sand, the outdoor pool is a great place for more splashing. The free, hot breakfast buffet is ideal for starting each morning with Texas-sized, make-your-own waffles. The guestrooms offer hardwood floors, a mini-fridge, microwave, and free Wi-Fi.
Newly renovated following damage sustained by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, this BEST WESTERN offers perfect beach vibes for families visiting Port Aransas, Texas.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Minutes to the beach and restaurants
- Free breakfast
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms & Rates
There are 49 freshly renovated guestrooms and suites available. Complimentary Wi-Fi is featured throughout the hotel. Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request.
The spacious and bright guestrooms feature hardwood floors, king or two queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and flat-screen television. The bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination.
The suites offer one king bed and a sleeper sofa, along with hardwood floors, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and flat-screen television. The bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination.
Always accommodating to myself and any of my co-works when we are in Port Aransas. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful no matter the time of day or night. The convenient breakfast room is always delicious. Very good value. Very nicely rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey decimated the area in 2017.
Had a wonderful relaxing few days in Port A this week. The beach was uncrowded and the water perfect! Staying at Best Western was great! It's close to the beach, as well as restaurants and shopping. Staff was welcoming and gave us some great suggestions on places to eat. During our stay, my husband was wearing a shirt from Knoebels Amusement park located in our former home state. The lady at the front desk saw it and told she also used to live in PA and has been to that park. Small world! The hotel room was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast was very good with lots of selections! We also enjoyed a nighttime swim in the heated pool which was open from 6am-11pm! This may be a small thing, but I really appreciated having two decent size trash cans in the room. Most hotels only have tiny trash cans, which get filled to quickly. Consider staying here on your next trip to the beach!
Pool and Outdoor Space
The heated outdoor swimming pool is always kept at a warm 90-degree temperature and is surrounded by lounge chairs. Pool towels are provided and the pool is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Picnic tables and a few BBQ grills can be found on the opposite side of the hotel under a shaded area. Guests can grill and enjoy a meal outside. There is also a large front patio area with tables and chairs and a calming fountain in the center.
The large, wide public beach is situated about three blocks from the hotel. Families can walk or drive a golf cart or vehicle to the beach. There is parking directly on the beach, but a parking permit is required. Permits can be purchased at any convenience store in town and are good for the year. Sand showers at the hotel are located by the picnic area.
Complimentary hot breakfast is available and there is both indoor and outdoor seating on a pretty patio with a fountain. Things like make-your-own waffles, eggs, bacon, yogurt, fruit and pastries are available daily from 6:30 to 10 a.m. daily.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Free self-parking for vehicles and golf carts is available in a small lot.
Coin-operated laundry machines are available.
The Best Time to Visit
The beach town offers mild weather most of the year with temperatures in the 60s in January and February and in the 90s in the summer. Most families visit the area in the summer months and school holidays. However, the potential for hurricanes is typically at its highest in August and September.
Located on Mustang Island (which is north of North Padre Island), the hotel is situated about 45 minutes from the Corpus Christi International Airport.
Golf carts are a popular mode of transportation in Port Aransas and several golf cart rental companies are within walking distance of this hotel. The beach is only a few short blocks away and families can walk there or take a golf cart or vehicle as there is parking at the beach. All vehicles must have a parking permit, however, which can be purchased at a convenience store.