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Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas

2-star2 stars
314 Cutoff RoadPort AransasTX78373United States of America

No-frills Port Aransas motel with outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Room needs to be improved
Complaints about WiFi
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From 178 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas

from $49
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Cottage, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas


  • Mustang Island - 1 min walk
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center - 17 min walk
  • Port Aransas Beach - 23 min walk
  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture - 27 min walk
  • University of Texas Marine Science Institute - 27 min walk
  • IB Magee Beach Park - 28 min walk
  • Horace Caldwell Pier - 28 min walk
  • Newport Dunes Golf Course - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km

Getting around

  • Corpus Christi, TX (CRP-Corpus Christi Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County) - 55 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 58 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • Up to 25 lb


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas’s small print

Also known as

  • Shark Reef Cottages
  • Shark Reef Cottages Port Aransas
  • Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages
  • Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages Port Aransas


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • Parties and events are allowed on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    Cash deposit for Spring Break: USD 100.00 per stay for guests under 25 years old staying between 04 03 - 27 03

    Optional extras

    Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.4 From 210 reviews

    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas
    Very Good8.0
    Wonderful staff, support local Port A!
    First and foremost this place should be commended for housing Port A residents displaced by the hurricane! Y’all are a blessing to the community and we were happy to spend our money at your establishment! Things to know: The walls are thin, I had to ask the 5 am fisherman to turn down the news so our toddler could sleep, but everyone is friendly there and they were accommodating. The floors are tile so they will always be sandy, but you’re in a beach town, deal with it. The beds are nice, clean and comfortable. And the AC unit worked well and kept us cozy and cool in the humidity. The shower was NOT for a tall person like myself, but there was always hot water. The breakfast was sparse but at least their was some. My favorite breakfast joint there (Annie’s) sadly did not survive the storm, and breakfast options are slim on the island, just something to plan ahead for. The patio area is communal, which is nice if you want to drink and be social with your neighbors, but that’s not my thing. It is extremely conveniently located to the ferry and to the beach. As of 9/18 their cable “was out” as we were told by the front desk but we were still able to get ours to work. Completely understandable considering the town is still building infrastructure to this day. There are no coffee pots in the room, but they do have it at breakfast. And the stripes just down the road usually has it through most of the day. Overall it’s a great place to rest your head. Thanks!
    Lauren, us2 night trip
    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas
    we did encounter a few roaches in our room. there was only one working light all other bulbs were blown we had to go get light bulbs. only offered towels during our stay housekeeping didn't even make the beds. the water was shut off during our stay. breakfast was included on the website when we got there we were told they would only do breakfast sat and sun... we stayed until monday . the rate included breakfast we were not reimbursed . i realize this is NOT the motels fault, however, we were inundated by pterodactyl size mosquitos.
    Julie, us3 night trip
    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas
    Quite Nice!
    The Shark Reef was just great for us, as was the most excellent restaurant next door, San Juans!
    Lisa, us2 night trip
    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas
    Not recommended unless you’re in desperate need
    One of the worst hotels I’ve ever stayed in and I’m not a picky person. From the moment we walked into our room it smelled like raw sewage, seemed very dirty and we even killed a few roaches. Bed sheets had small holes from cigarette burns. The only good I have to say would be the staff was very friendly and breakfast buffet was good.
    Casey, us2 night trip
    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas
    It was a much needed and an amazing last of the season trip.
    Luis, us2 night trip

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    Shark Reef Resort Motel & Cottages, Port Aransas

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