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“Clean, quiet, super staff..by far, the best value on the island”
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WindWater Hotel
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
“Clean, quiet, super staff..by far, the best value on the island”
Reviewed 11 March 2010

This is the 3rd time we've stayed here, the first time since it is no longer a Best Western, so we were a little concerned about a possible lower level of service. We were very pleasantly surprised at the BETTER service and cleanliness than when it was a BW. The new owners have obviously been busy repainting and refurbishing the rooms and the level of courteous, professional yet personable service we got from the front desk far exceeded our expectations, especially Joseph, who let me get coffee well after breakfast time was over, and Sarang who always had time to chat about his next project to make his hotel a better place to stay. We love the quiet peaceful cove setting behind the hotel, where fish were jumping all evening and the blue heron who frequents it most afternoons...sure beats looking out over a parking lot or a dumpster !! A great value for the money...not a five star hotel, it's an older place, but it beats any other place a budget-conscious traveler might want to stay at on SPI. The beach is an easy walk away and a number of good restaurants and a convenience store all within a block or two, so you never have to use your car unless you want to. The hot tub was nice and HOT, and as long as you're quiet, you don't get kicked out of the pool area while the night is still young. We're already making plans to go again next winter, and this time we'll bring some friends or family along..

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Amarillo
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

i really enjoyed my stay! everything was clean and beautiful. The pool was clean and neat. all these reviews I read were very unpleasant to read! For me the this place was lovely . starting from the service, breakfast ,cleaness and the evironment. i would stay would here everytime i come down to the island!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2010

The floors were nasty. The towels in the bathroom were grungy. We went to Wal-Mart to buy our own towels to use. Then used the hotels towels to cover the floors to walk on. There was hair on the comforter, so we did not use it. The room was really small. Our room was next to the pool on the lower level. Not a good spot if you don't have kids. I was with my parents and sister. It was so loud all night long. Even though the pool is susposed to close at a certain time, people were at the pool all night long. You could hear people in the next room and people upstairs walking. The hot tub outside needed to be cleaned, because there was so much sand. Last of all the room service did not come until maybe five in the evening. At that time my familly and I were in our rooms, so we never had our room cleaned during our stay. I don't consider myself that picky when it comes to hotels, but this has been the worst one I have ever been to.

  • Stayed July 2009
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Sugar Land, TX
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2009

Let me preface this by saying that the owners of this hotel are great! Very nice folks and quite accomodating! The hotel itself is an older property, however the owners do a good job of maintaining it. The parking lot has been recently resurfaced, the exterior freshly painted, and the pool was sparkling clear! This hotel is located on a canal lot with plenty of fish and the owners have installed new wooden benches outside for sight seeing and fishing. All of the King suites have outdoor patios, however the furniture is old, degraded, and in desperate need of being replaced. None of it is matched and you can expect old folding chairs and discarded interior seating being used as outdoor furniture. For the work which has been done to this hotel, I would have expected that something as inexpensive as plastic outdoor chairs would have been installed at a minimum. As for the interior of the rooms, they are spacious and clean. The maid service was on time every morning and cleaned the room well, and although the interior furniture could use a bit of updating it suited us fine. As for utilities and comforts...the Internet worked off and on with a terribly unreliable connection. I must say that it did work, however not reliably at all. The hot water....not so hot I must say. Warm yes, hot no. The hot tub outside was not working at all during our visit. The owner tried his best to get it working and I commend him for his efforts as he did get it repaired, however too late for us to be able to use it. As for breakfast, the owner related that it was served between 8:00-9:30, however did allow me to retrieve a cup of coffee after hours which I thought was great! All in all, this is a nice place with nice owners which are very accomodating. Is it the Taj-Ma-Hall? Well, no! Is is a nice, pleasant place to stay? Absolutely? Would I stay here again? Possibly yes.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2009

Very close to the beach! We did not have to move our car.
I like the hotel, great for me and my wife excellent staff and rooms had enough room and was very well maintained and clean great job by hotel staff would stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

the one staff we dealt with was very nice. however, bathrooms were dirty, hair in tub, corners of the wall, etc. there was NO breakfast because "someone" forgot??? to go to the store...not even a cup of coffee anywhere. we would suggest moving on down the street where there more hotels with better pricing. booked this thru Orbitz, so would not reccommend them either. Obviously Orbitz staff has not visited the facility.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Austin
1 review
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

We went on a fishing trip and the staff at WindWater were very accommodating. They let us park our boat in the parking lot and asked us how the fishing went.
Overall - Great Value for people not wanting to pay for a 4 star hotel. Clean, friendly and in a great location. We will be staying at this hotel again.

Aaron

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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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
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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