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“Great stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Claytons Resort

Claytons Resort
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Claytons Resort
Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Just fresh off our trip (2/20-2/23). We stayed in suite 1 and at first, I was a little put off by the huge, looming deck recently built, and entirely blocking the view to the beach. Then to top it off, the hotel made it very difficult for guests to go up to this deck and to the connected bar/restaurant.

That being said, it was a great place to stay. The room was large yet cozy, a big, flat screen TV, and the bed very comfortable. We enjoyed long walks on the beach and wasting away on the deck of our room in the sun. As for the new deck, I warmed up to it. We loved the hours we spent on it people watching in the sun with drinks from the bar. The food was typical bar food and we only ate there once, but it was some of the best fried shrimp we ever had.

Other drawbacks, no soap provided in the room???? We had to go out and buy our own. Also, there is no in-room coffee. They have a coffee station, but then you're at the mercy of whoever made coffee before you got there.

No place is perfect, but this was simply a lovely, lazy stay and completely enjoyable. We won't hesitate going back.

Room Tip: Since the rooms are connected to a bar, I could see it getting noisy. Since we were there on the off...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Benito, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Stayed at Clayton's for two nights! Stayed in the king suite.....bed was comfy, room was very spacious. Nice flat screen so husband was happy. Beautiful view of the ocean...Bar is so close....makes it easy to go and grab a drink....Grilled chicken sandwich was super yummy!!!......was nice to wake up and view ocean and take a walk on the beach....Staff super friendly.....Was very laid back....compared to chain hotels... will definitely go back again and again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

Stayed at claytons in the off season. We happened by and had lunch. The location drew us in. We could dine on the beach. Lunch was pretty good for bar food. We met the owner, Clayton. He was very accommodating. The place is old and 50s kitchy, but has been nicely updated.

Only complaint was on fri/sat night there were many LOUD guests that partied LOUDLY until 6 am! I'm not sure how they were able to do it. They were not young.

I'd stay there again, just to give it another chance. It was a nice, reasonably priced alternative to the chain hotels on the island.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

First of all, Kami the front desk lady bent over backwards to make us happy. She was always smiling, very polite and always willing to help. All of the 11 rooms have great balconies overlooking the pool and the ocean. In addition, the facility has Clayton's Beach Bar located just a stones throw from the room. Close but not too close as to be a nuisance. Here you can get drinks or moderately priced bar food ranging from oyster to burgers. There is live music and a view of the gulf that is incredible.

Although my room was dated(ie the bathroom) it was clean, cool and comfortable. They unfortunately need TVs and an ice maker besides the one at the bar. All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel and thought at the $150 price point that it was a good value.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Spartanbunk
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Additional Information about Claytons Resort

Property: Claytons Resort
Address: 6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7741
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 35 Speciality Lodging in South Padre Island
Hotel Class:3 star — Claytons Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clayton's offers specialty lodging. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Claytons Hotel South Padre Island
Claytons Resort South Padre Island, Texas

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