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“great deal for the money. Clean suites.”
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WindWater Hotel
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
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Burnet, Texas
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5 reviews
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“great deal for the money. Clean suites.”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed 4 nights and i was worried after reading reviews... but i was pleasantly surprised. We had a 3 bedroom suite, that had been recently updated. The pet policy was the best i could find and i called around. The free breakfast was not anything spectacular but for the price you cant expect fresh scrambled eggs and bacon at this price. The view of the channel from the private balcony was nice an.d you can fish right behind the hotel. The beach was an easy walk and was absolutely magnificent. We found no roaches and everything had been cleaned when we arrived. So im not sure what other people were talking about. But we had a delightful stay.

Room Tip: The 3 bedroom condo was great!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is not the Taj Mahal, but it is a great value for what you pay. Our king suite was on the bay, and it was a very pleasent expierience. Clean, good air, adequate space for the kids, everything I would expect for what we paid. I see a lot of comments here about roaches, but we did not see one in the five days we were there.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This was the worst hotel stay ever. There were roaches everywhere. As I entered the bathroom to use it, I found a used condom on the floor. We went to the main checkin/checkout office and no one was there. I left the key on the front desk. I would never stay there ever, ever again. People were drug dealing outside the hotel too. We left immediatley...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Weslaco, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Overall the place was okay. First room I got the plugs for the fridge and microwave didn't work. Went down complained and they upgraded me to a suite!!! Really big spacious suite! There was two bed rooms three beds two pullout sofas a full kitchen! Was great

  • Stayed June 2013
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Mercedes, Texas
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

let me start by saying choices were limited on the island for Fathers Day....this was available and cheap but there was a reason for that.....the place is ok but it is what it is.....not very nice and they let folks party in the parking lot with loud music and plenty of partying....and when i say they let them party...they were loud....

the room is dirty and very outdated...

not a place we are ever going back to....and if you look at some of my reviews I am usually very positive about places

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Mission, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

after paying 142.00 and the front clerk being upset about it like if it was coming off of her pay; the hotel was awful. There is a roach infestation microwave didn't work, pool was dirty, and so called hot tub was cold besides the 2 yr old in a diaper swimming there was nothing hot about it...front desk clerks were rude and all in all messed up my weekend from the horrible smell in room. and no room service AT ALL!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Great Falls
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We have been coming down to SPI for portions of 11 winters, starting with a couple of weeks and now for several months. We have stayed at the Wind Water for 10. We love being on the boat channel and near the Birding Center and the dunes. The current owners have made some great improvements this season including new tile floors, new countertops and new tile bathrooms. The hot tub and internet connections are good and yesterday they added new machines in the laundry room and a new waffle machine in the breakfast room. I'm not sure what those whiners are writing about, but it doesn't match our experience with the staff and facilities. We think it is a good vacation value. The beaches and dunes are the cleanest we've seen since we started coming down here to avoid some of our Montana winters.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about WindWater Hotel

Property: WindWater Hotel
Address: 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in South Padre Island
#3 Best Value Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — WindWater Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The WindWater Hotel offers moderately priced, family and student friendly hotel accommodations in the heart of South Padre Island, Texas. With spacious and comfortable hotel rooms, king suites and condos facing the bay-side marina, and a variety of fabulous hotel features and lodging extras. WindWater Hotel offers the perfect accommodations for family vacations and spring break trips in South Padre Island. Guests can also enjoy playing a round of golf at local golf courses, hiking or biking along local trails, or fishing off the bay-side marina. Amenities include spacious suites with private balconies, an outdoor pool, free wireless internet, business center, and a limited amount of fishing equipment for guests to use. Situated on the bayside marina and 2 blocks from the beach, the WindWater Hotel, offers convenience to local attractions including; Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (tickets sold at frontdesk) South Padre Island Convention Center Isla Blanca Park Horseback Riding Snorkeling Scuba Diving Dolphin Watch Tours Lighthouse Square Sea Turtle Inc. Mexico South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center Gladys Porter Zoo Island Equestrian Center Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Laguna Madre Nature Trail Historic Brownsville ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wind Water Hotel And Resort
Wind Water Hotel South Padre Island
Microtel South Padre Island
South Padre Island Best Western
Best Western South Padre Island
WindWater Hotel South Padre Island, Texas

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