Disclaimer: I grew up on the South Jersey Shore and went into this trip knowing a beach resort was not going to be anything upscale - it's the beach.
We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Isla Grand. We booked a Beachfront room with 2 double beds (traveling with our 7 year old and 12 year old). The room was plenty big enough with a beautiful view of the gulf. We were on the 2nd floor on the end with the dunes - I will say I wouldn't have wanted to pay for beachfront and gotten a first floor room on this end as you would have seen nothing but dunes. We were literally steps from the sand. The room had ample space to store beach chairs, etc. and a small counter w/sink and fridge - enough to fix sandwiches for lunch which is really all we used it for. The lobby is nice and has a gift shop with pretty much everything you would need for a beach vacation. They have free children's activities all day which would be nice if you wanted a break from the sun. We had a very nice dinner, an average breakfast and a good lunch at Windjammers (beautiful views). (You must, must, must eat at Gabriella's around the corner - best meal of the trip.) All parasailing, banana boating, etc can be done right out on the beach in front of the hotel. The pool is beautiful with a nice little pool bar that serves great pina coladas. Just know going in that you are at a beachfront hotel - salt water does a number on things so it's not going to be a 5 star resort hotel...but it's clean, every staff person we dealt with was friendly, and everything you need is right on property. We will definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Isla Grand Beach Resort is the premier resort along the Texas Gulf Coast. Located right on the beach, in the southern portion of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort is easy to find and conveniently located near all of South Padre's top attractions. This beachfront resort has great onsite amenities such as two swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, restaurants, a nightclub, gift shop, coffee shop, activities and more. With such a prime location in the heart of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting resort atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. Be sure to ask about our special offers and package deals! From the Grand Bed & Breakfast to the Hole in One Golf package, you're sure to find one that fits your needs and budget. We're the perfect choice for your next business conference featuring 10,000 square feet of conference space. Excitement is never far at Isla Grand Beach Resort. The nearby nightclub has liver entertainment every day of the year featuring bands and musical guests from all over the United States. Whether it's business or pleasure, we're sure that you'll find what you're looking for when staying at our beautiful beach front resort. It's like a tropical getaway that's not too far from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isla Grand Beach Hotel South Padre Island
- Hotel Isla Grand Beach
- Radisson South Padre Island
- Isla Grand Beach Resort South Padre Island, Texas