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A Laughing Horse Lodge

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just a short walk to the beach and you can't beat the prices! The Ranch was more than adequate for the 8 adults we had in our group. It is close to shopping and activities. I will recommend it to my friends and family.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We can't begin to tell you how super fabulous this little place is. Everyone including the dog enjoyed all the amenities. The staff was so friendly despite the 100 degree weather and patrons trying to check in early and check out late. We truly recommend this shabby chic little place for your stay in Port A. It'll keep you wanting...

Thank ginger1226
South Padre Island TX
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is the 2nd year we stay at Laughing Horse and we're happy. It's walking distance from the beach. We can bring our own food to cook. The small room we get is suitable for brief stays and we can bring our pooch. Good water pressure in the shower, clean sheets, no bugs ... So yeah, we'll stay there again!

Thank Anna H
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I've been bringing my dogs on vacation here for years. They love the island life...and we do too. The place is fun, with easy access to the beach. The accommodations for pups including a Laughing Horse tag are fantastic, and the comfort of having coffee on the porch in Adirondack chairs is lovely. We'll be back for sure. It's not...

Thank wondercat930
Lexington, Texas, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We wanted to take our new well behaved puppy to the ocean but couldn't find anything near the beach that would accept pets. Last minute we found Laughing Horse Lodge, which we had passed many times, but did not realize they allowed pets. Because of that and the location we reserved a cottage. It was very nice. Separate little vintage...

Thank Jane M
Azle, Texas
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We love it here! Quaint rooms. Cute decor. Not luxurious but comfy! Cute lanai with a grill and their famous chairs. Kitchen had everything you need. We will be back and have been here before . Our room was Pony Tale. Perfect for the two of us. Everyone person we met was friendly !! Very dog friendly with a dog...

1Thank dRicheyJune2011
Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Although the Bridal Suite is tiny, it was perfect for one small gal. It had everything I needed to be comfortable. (I was glad I had brought my own pillow). The flavor of the place makes it a perfect vacation place.

Thank kelly878
San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We had stayed at laughing horse lodge back in 2014 and had enjoyed our stay. We came here again because it's so close to the beach. The cottage, #10, was ready to come in when we arrived. It was clean and inviting. Check in was super easy and the office ladies were both friendly and polite. Everything worked great, appliance...

1Thank Copperpennies
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I will definitely stay at the lodge next time I get to Port A. Stan and staff are wonderful. Dog walk area is a rarity, without sand burrs. Great location and great friendly feel to it. Highly recommend. CE Albuquerque

Thank christyedwards
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the ranch house #14, as it was the only one available. This establishment is a little run down for the price. Couches in the living room are very uncomfortable and TV in the bedroom is super small (like a 12 inch). You could also hear every load of laundry housekeeping was doing as if a helicopter was flying...

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at A Laughing Horse Lodge, responded to this review

We are so sorry you didn't have a better experience while staying with us. Perhaps another unit would suite your needs better next time. We don't set our prices by the number of guests. Our prices are determined by the potential occupancy of the unit. In your case, #14 can sleep up to 10 people and is our largest unit....

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Laughing Horse Lodge is a fun, kitchy, beach style, dog friendly Port Aransas fishing village property. We have 18 units of various configurations from efficiencies and kitchenettes to two bedroom free standing cottages with covered patios. We are not a condo or standard motel but are a unique 1950's place updated with colorful rooms and buildings. If you are ready for a fun beach experience, come on down!!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Laughing Horse Lodge

Address: 503 East Avenue G at 11th Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A Laughing Horse Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“The rooms are small but clean & cozy.”
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“book early, pets catered to.”
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“The small rooms are really small, but okay for 2 persons and a small pet”
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“Any are fine- all share the same basic space. If you don't love dogs this is not your place.”
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