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“Will definately consider staying here again! Price and location can't be beat.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Padre South Hotel

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Padre South Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Texas
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5 reviews
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“Will definately consider staying here again! Price and location can't be beat.”
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We arrived around 11 pm the Friday of July4th weekend. Family of 4 with two boys ages 10 and 9. Our room had several issues. By the following morning we realized there was no hot water, the patio door would not open and there was something wrong with the humidity in the room (beyond normal for the beach) as the floor was visibly wet, towels damp etc. We requested another room and were accomodated with another room without any problems. The next room was perfect. The hotel is older, clean and the employees were responsive. The location is right on the beach. The pool and spa area was great. Lobby area has a microwave (as there is not one in the room), coffee, screen tv, couches, pool table, and many tables and chairs that allow you to watch out of the pool. Walking distance to CVS, Denny's and other eateries, shopping. Each room has a kitchenette with basic dishes for 4, pots\pans, dishwasher detergent,silverware. It was reallly a great vacation and we saved tons of money eating in our room. We will likely opt for the larger room next time. It was a bit small for the four of us.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lolita, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

This Motel seems to be an older hotel...but we had no complaints at all! We were right in the middle of all attractions. It was the best place for the money. We could walk to beach and kids had a blast in the pool and hot tub! We will stay here if return to South Padre again!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2011

I was very scared after reading all the reviews people put on here. But when we got there we were treated nicely they gave us lots of free samples of things left from spring break like shampoo and stuff. The rooms were nice yes this is a old hotel and you can tell that its not fancy at all. Our room had a kitchen in it and a bed and pull out couch all very nice and clean. The location was excellent couldwalk up the street to where the shops were or right in front of the hotel was a stop for the wave the island free buses. I really enjoyed tge view of the ocean from our room. I have nothing bad to say about this place. If you are looking for a fancy place than this isnt your place if you want to go relax with family at a great price then this is the place. I wouldstay there again next time we go.

  • Stayed April 2011
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3 Thank megan1216
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2011

First off this hotel does not have a fitness center! That is absolutely repulsive to not have anything at all. Also during our stay we were charged $15 for a wristband, and if we wanted our friends to visit with us in our room it was $25 for each of them, but that was only for that day. The front desk staff could not have been more rude. The hired security was like something out of Nazi Germany. Upon checking out they had a non-english speaking maid count and take tabs of every item in our room. This was incredibly frustrating because her ability to count was roughly as good as her English. I had to show her that all of the towels were there after she came up with the wrong number during each of her attempts. The only reason I would suggest this place to anyone is that they have beds in their rooms, tvs that work, and have a great location.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank penguinsfan14
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We came to South Padre for Spring Break 2011. Although the location is not bad (there is a CVS a block away and Coca Cola Beach is not a far walk and Chaos is right across the street) their staff made me give this hotel a horrible review. I'm sorry but when you own a business, especially one that tries to make sure you have a pleasurable stay when you visit, you aren't rude to the customers! The lady at the front desk, which I could only assume was the manager, was very, very rude. Also, the security guards they had working in the front were not friendly at all. This made all the difference. I have warned everyone to not stay here and have let others know of their bad service.

Also, during Spring Break (not sure of other times) you are to give a $250 CASH deposit. Whereas everywhere else, everyone does credit card holds, they don't. When we asked if this would be returned to us once we checked out, the lady replied "You better hope so" very rudely. I am no exaggerating when I say their staff was horrible. Their rooms are not very nice. There weren't many outlets in the room which was a problem for 4 girls with phone chargers, curling irons, etc. We all brought our own towels and there were 4 when we arrived. We used only 1 on the floor of the bathroom and used our own towels on the entire trip. They still said we were missing a towel? They don't have an ice machine. They sell you bags of ice. Also, the parking was horrible. We got there in the middle of Spring Break. They give you a parking pass but I don't know why since they let anyone park there. When we got there, the parking was full of people parking there to walk to the beach that werent staying there. We had to wait till night to find parking in the lot. You aren't guaranteed a parking spot.

The "restaurant" next door was not very good. I did not like their drinks and they tried to charge us up and thought we wouldn't notice. We drank 3 margaritas each. On each of our tabs, they had charged 1 at 2.00, 1 at 4.00 and one at 5.00? I could see no explanation other than they were charging us up. They fixed the problem only after we asked them why. They don't have a menu. When you ask what food they serve, they say "chicken wings, burger, or shrimp cocktail". They did the same for the drinks.

Pay a little more and stay at a better hotel! It's not worth it!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Lize C
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York, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2011

The service was average, the room was adequate and the location was right on the beach. My room had a queen bed(none of their rooms have kings) and was on the eastern face of the building meaning I had a view over the Gulf(verrry niccce!!!). It was a good escape waking up at the break of dawn and seeing the dolphins out there playing in the water! The rooms include a small kitchen and necessary utensils and cookware. The pool and spa were clean(rumor has it the spa is the biggest on the island!). The best part of the stay was the bar/restaurant next door. The manager of the bar was a really nice guy who went out of his way to make our time in his establishment enjoyable. Also, the skydivers are based out of this hotel and land right outback which was awesome. I wish I would have went. It looked like a lot of fun!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank mmyohe
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Alamo, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2010

I brought my family to stay on the Island recently and we decided to stay at this hotel due to being right on the beach and because it was located close to the business areas. Thats the only good thing about this place. The rooms smelled funny and seemed so out dated. The carpet in the lobby was stained and it had a musky scent. Now, i brought my family down and i didnt appreciate the way the clerk at the front desk kept looking at my daughter, and to top that off he had an attitude and was cocky. But i didnt say nothing because i didnt want to ruin my families trip to the island. I will never stay their again and will definitely not suggest this hotel. Management needs to work on who they hire.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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4 Thank alamojon
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Property: Padre South Hotel
Address: 1500 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6738
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Padre South Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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