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Padre South Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
denton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The carpet in the room was buckled up. The cabinets in the kitchenette were warped. Tile was old and filthy. Swimming pool was green and nasty. Run by a bunch of middle easterns who don't know the word clean. I wouldn't give this hotel any rating.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Carthage, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

We went down for a weekend. For the money for the 3 of us the price was right. We got a 2 bedroom room on the 4th floor with a view of the beach and pool.

Yes, by other accounts it has no ice but what extended stay hotel does. It had a kitchen with all the stuff to cook a meal , refrigerator and coffee maker.

The furniture is out of date but comfortable. We were not there to sit in our rooms we went to sit on the beach and do nothing for a few days. The beds were good sleep. Our room was cleaned every day and nothing was stolen.

We had internet everyday in our room. We had to choose which speed and once we got signed on we did not disconnect until we left on Monday morning.

We did not try the pool but that area looked nice and inviting. No hot tub though.

We did have a hard time with parking. They do not have enough room to park for their facility. We ended up parking on the street till Sunday night.

If we go back we will be going here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grsandy
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2010

My girlfriends had their blackberry and camera stolen from the room when we went to dinner. We got little to no cooperation from the desk staff. Their answer for everthing wrong was that it was "Spring Break" We paid $200 a night for this room. It was old and run down with very few amenities. I will never stay or would I ever recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank godzillawillrun
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hope, ar
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

My fiance, her son and myself was looking for a good deal on a decent hotel stay for 3 nights. We looked at 2 other hotels before coming across padre south hotel. It looked like a nice hotel from the outside compared to the others we had looked at.."looks can be deceiving"! The rates for the the week of feb 22nd were $48 on the internet. We asked if there were any discounts for staying an extended period of time. The clerk at the desk told us she could bill us $50 a night for wed, thurs, and fri nights (which was more than the internet rate we noticed after our stay). The clerk also stated the regular rate was $55 a night and $80 on a weekend night. This also turned out to be falsely advertised. The clerk made the rate sound as if the hotel was doing us a favor for staying the extra time. The total price ended up to be $171 and some change.

Upon unpacking we noticed on our trip up to the 7th floor the elevator had cardboard surrounding the entire wall surface "spooky". We also noticed a sign (in the elevator) that stated the juccuzi would be out of service untill the following monday waiting on parts. When we arrived on the 7th floor there was a horrible odor of burnt bacon that reeked the enitre floor. Now..we get to our room and it takes awhile to get into because of the outdated card key system they have in place. The room had the smell of a nursing home. When taking a shower the water took forever to get warm enough to shower, if you like rocking while handleing your business on the toilet this is the place for you. Everytime you open the bathroom door, or balcony door the ceiling tiles in kitchen area and bathroom would raise up and down..again also "spooky" especially to a child. This hotel does not have an ice machine when asked where we could get ice we were directed 3 blocks to a cvs pharmacy where ice was $2.29 a (small) bag. There complimentary breakfast was coffee. The pool is not heated. Internet is what it is.

The staff at padre hotel were semi friendly but not real helpfull. When we asked for ideas to do on the island for our vacation they downed the island as a whole and they told us "we came at the wrong season" again very helpfull and boosted our expectations of this trip. The ocean view from our room was sufficient, balcony had no chairs. There was only one small trashcan in the bathroom. The only house keeping was bringing 2 towels and emptying the trash. There were no outlets in a central location for use.

We would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I looked at the rates for the week of spring break after our stay and hell would freeze over before anyone should pay the ridiculous amount of $179 a night!! We had 3 nights for less than a one night stay. Also if you like brushing your teeth in the kitchen jump on this one.......we will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rigz10
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Austin, TX
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2010

Nice place to stay with views of the beach, kitchen in room, and great staff, but I wish their claim of wireless Internet was true. The only way I could get their wireless Internet was to go into the lobby which was hardly convenient. Don't stay here if you need Internet availability in your room.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RoamingTexan
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2009

All rooms have at least a 90 degree view of the ocean from a private balcony. Mini-Apartments, Stove, Dishwasher, Full-Size Fridge/Freezer and all dishes/silverware provided. Nice room with a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Private beach access with private pool and hot tub.

Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Thank TimH2
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Edinburg Texas
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

My husband and I have stayed at Padre South quite often. Alyhough the prices in the summer are a little high, " But aren't all the hotels and motels on the island!!!" We really enjoy staying there because no matter which room we are in we are at beaches view. The kitchens are very convenient, and the rooms are cozey. We also like the fact of that this hotel isn't all fancy schmancy, like all the newer ones. We just enjoy how life was when the beach was begining. Any time friends or family are visiting and we go to the beach or they are themselves we always direct them to Padre South. My husband and I have started a tradition of staying there for Thanks giving because of the many conveniences. Other than beach front access, the hot tub is one of my faves there. So if you like a hotel that is layed back and convenient in many ways; Stay at Padre South you won't regret you stay and time there!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wingangel
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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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