Looking for a Place to Stay in Port A? A Laughing Horse Lodge has it All!
- on Yelp
My wife found this place in the back of Texas Monthly, and loved how dog-friendly it claimed to be. Upon our arrival, Candy was very helpful, and explained everything we needed to know...for us and our dog. They offered dog treats, dog bowls, dog towels, poop bags, dog-washing areas....and the rooms were concrete floors, so very easy to sweep up the sand from our dog and (our feet). The bed was comfortable, the fridge and freezer worked great, we had a small oven and stove, which worked great when we cooked fresh Red Snapper.
Keep in mind, it is a dog-accommodating motel. Its priced accordingly. You are expected to take out your own trash, and do your own dishes. They offer the service, but I believe you pay about $50 for it. None of that bothered us, as it feels more like you are renting a small house, rather than a hotel or motel.
The lodge is just a few blocks from the beach, but we chose to drive down the beach a mile or so. I highly suggest you do this, because you can let your dog off the leash down that way.
Candy made great suggestions for meals, seafood, and entertainment. My wife and I enjoyed spending our two-year anniversary here, as did our furry kid, Marley. We will certainly return!