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“Basic (very) Condos, Horrible Staff, but Great Location!”

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Seabreeze Beach Resort
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Located at the north end of Gulf Blvd, Sea Breeze sits away from all the highrise hotels and all that comes with that. It's a great location, right on the beach. The pools are small and basic but adequate. The staff leaves something to be desired (Condo Owners - take note!). They have forgotten that spring break is not all year round. They treat all guests as if they were spring breakers, and at 10:00 (not 10:01), they kick everyone out of pools and the jacuzzi (when we were there, each night there were 4 or 5 folks very quietly enjoying the jacuzzi and were abruptly ordered to leave). The primary "caretaker" who does the pool-kicking-out also immediately throws what looks like twice the amount of necessary chlorine into the pools to prevent re-entry.

This caretaker (who calls himself management and threatens to evict anyone making any noise on their balcony after 10:00) is extremely bitter and angry and on several occasions was heard wishing that an oncoming tropical storm (Don) would send all of the "guests" away.

All that said, if you try to avoid them, then you can ignore the lack of customer service and have a great time.

Condos are relatively clean (a little mold in the tub/shower), but most don't look like they've had an update since the mid-70's. If you're going for a weekend, you have function rather than style, so it works!

All in all, not terrible for the price, but think Red Roof Inn, not the Ritz.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank TTJanes
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

Sea Breeze Resort has only one 3-bedroom condo. It's room 404. This is the 3rd time we've stayed there, but it's been about 5 years since we were there last. Previously it was fine. A little outdated, but everything worked and it was spacious for 8 of us.

Since then, it's been rennovated some, and to look at, it looks fabulous. The countertops are granite, there is a flat screen tv on the wall, couches are leather and very comfortable. The view is great. That's about it for the good stuff.

First off, the refrigerator is gross. The first whole day we were there we noticed a smell in the kitchen. It was disgusting. We were gagging. After searching and not finding anything, we called the front desk. They sent a maid and she couldn't find it, then she called the maintenance guy, and together they discovered it was a tray underneath the frige. It was full of about 1 inch thick liquid that was the run off from fish and shrimp and anything that dripped in the frige for who knows how long. So they cleaned it out and disinfected it, all the while gagging. Well, that was better, but it never went totally away.

Next, these awesome brand new top of the line fans were in the living room and master bedroom. Well, they didn't work. The maintenance guy said he's told the owner many times, and he says he'll get it fixed one day, that it's a wiring problem. Thankfully the office had a stand up fan in the master bedroom, but that was it.

The dishwasher was outdated and some of the prongs that holds up the plates were melted in spots. It didn't even really clean the dishes.

Right now Sea Breeze is having some work done on the outside of the condos, repairing brick that has been damaged either from the hurricane last year, or from time. So, a whole day and a half we had two guys "working" on our balcony. They just climbed up a ladder and started working. Well, we were inside most of the day suffering from a stomach bug, and noticed those guys were really just watching girls on the beach. After a while my husband went out there and just sat in one of the chairs, and they were like "oh, we were just finishing up!" Yeah, right.

The office staff was unfriendly and spoke Spanish very well. So well in fact, that it seemed almost a hassle for them to speak English to us. Anything directed at us was English, and it was good English, but it seemed like they were annoyed at us.

Don't pay for the maid service. We were there 4 days and she came 2 days. All she did was wipe down the counters, take some of the dirty towels and leave some new ones. Not worth the 50 dollars.

The pools were nice. There's two pools, both rectangle shaped, go to 6 ft deep each, and one hot-tub. These were kept really clean.

Overall, we were really disappointed this time, and since we will almost always need a 3 bedroom condo, we will not be going back there. Maybe the 2 bedrooms, are nice, we don't know. After talking with the maintenance guy, we found out that this condo was originally a 2 bedroom, like all the others, but the owner decided to split one of the rooms, and make 2 out of it. The result is one really small room that has a bunkbed in it, and room barely big enough for the full bed in it. Also, something you might want to know is that the Sea Breeze Resort, also known as Sea Breeze II, is 25 years old.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2009

We stayed here with my Dad for a couple of days. We did not get the condo that was promised to us and we were supposed to get two queen beds in one room, but got TWINS! We are not small people. This place is older than the pictures on their website. The grounds were fine for being on the water, but the breeze is very strong. You can't do much outdoors. We walked down the beach to a bar( Wanna wanna ) it was pricey! I would choose a reputable chain next time. Be aware that they accept dogs, yes, plural, of all sizes! I would not be sure of the cleanliness. There are no restaurants within walking distance from here.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Thank suniday
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Additional Information about Seabreeze Beach Resort

Address: 5400 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7445
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 Speciality Lodging in South Padre Island
Price Range: £135 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Condominium Beach Resort. 1 & 2 bedroom condos,fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer and large private balconies overlooking our amazing Gulf of Mexico sunrises right on the beach! 2 Pools (1 heated), hot tub, grilling stations, picnic area by pools, and private beach access. ... more   less 
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Seabreeze Beach Resort South Padre Island, Texas

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