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Blue Bay Inn & Suites
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Brownsville, Texas
1 review
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“The worst hotel on south padre island”
Reviewed 27 May 2011

This hotel just has too many problems. For example, the elevators always get stuck, and when you need to talk to a manager there is never one available. If you ever stay make sure the price is right because you get what you pay for. The deluxe continental they advertise all it consist of is coffee and cheap sugar donuts. The jacuzzi outside doesn't even have a control for bubbles. It was my worst hotel stay ever.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Holland, Texas
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

DO NOT stay here. We stayed here for a wedding and it was not a good experience. The elevators would stop and trap people in them or when you got in them they would not stop and let you off. You could not trust them and when we complained they still did shut them down and let other people get stuck. NONE of the ice machines worked. My parent's bathtub was backed up and they were told at 2:00 when they called the front desk that the plumber had gone home so they couldn't help them. When we complained to the front desk and wanted to talk to the manager we were given the run around. This was the worst hotel experience we have experienced.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Sturgis, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel at premium prices, the rooms left a lot to be desired for the prices. In-room coffee maker worked one time. Elevator stuck several times and they would not even put a sign on it, elevator inspection was way overdue. The fire extinguishers were out of date. No signs at pool cautioning there was no life guard. When we asked to speak with manager, we were told we could not speak with the manager. Worst place I have stayed for the price we paid, by the way it was $410.00 for 2 nights.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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andrews
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

We went to this motel to be at a wedding on the beach during our stay the rooms did not stay cool at nite the motel had to have fans blowing on the elevator componets and got stuck in the elevator for at least five minutes when the elevator finally took off again from the bottom floor carring us back up the fourth floor where we started to begin with it felt like the elevator was dropping every time we passed a floor when we talked to the hotel staff they acted like it was funny and it happrned all the time could not talk to the manager building inspection was out of date and when we finnally got to talk to the manager she said it was not her problem and we needed to gat some common sense ( by the way there was 2 small childern on the elevator when this happened ) this was going on all weekend and noone seemed to care that we had several elderly people there for the wedding that was staying on the 2nd,and 3rd floor that had to get in this elevator also

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Texas
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Reviewed 14 October 2009

The hotel was wonderful! Clean rooms with balconies overlooking the pool and bay. There was a bar by the pool with music keeping the place lively all day long. There was also a fun night club on the fourth floor. The staff was not extremely helpful and there seemed to be a large amount of hidden fees but it was one of the best vacations of my life. I wouldn't suggest bringing kids since it was Spring Break. The entire island was flooded with college students and the best parties I've been to.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Norfolk, Ne
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Reviewed 30 July 2009

This property was grand when it was built, and as you see in previous review of Hotel on the Bay, Knight Inn, and now Blue Bay Inn, it has it's share of issues. Rooms are nice sized, cleanliness is 50% of what it could and should be, breakfast is mediocre, and desk staff is working for themselves, not you. Beach is quite a walk to get to. Pool was cloudy and hot tub was yellow. This could be a great place with some $$$ & hard work.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

I recently put my folks at this hotel while I was stationed in South Padre Island. I checked out all the hotels on the island and the Blue Bay Inn was by far the best of the moderate hotels. The hotel has been recently remodeled and looks fantastic. The staff was friendly and the room was very nice and clean. We opted for a King Suite that turned out to be an excellent choice. The room was very large with LCD panel, small kitchen and even a table and chairs. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a very nice option not on the beach. The prices are fantastic!! Best on the island from what I could see. The hotel is across the street from McDonalds and on the bay.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Bay Inn & Suites

Property: Blue Bay Inn & Suites
Address: 901 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6608
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Bay Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Blue Bay Inn And Suites
Blue Bay Hotel South Padre Island
Knights Inn South Padre Island
Bayview Hotel South Padre Island
Blue Bay Inn & Suites South Padre Island, Texas

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