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“Continental breakfast = mini donuts from supermarket”
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Island Inn
Ranked #27 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Budget hotel although prices jacked up for Labor Day weekend. We paid ~$147/night.

Rooms were clean but basic and worn.

I didn't appreciate the advertised 'Continental Breakfast' on the site to find mini donuts from a bag, no milk/cream for the coffee just powdered creamer and orange drink instead of juice.

I mentioned it to the manager and he said he can't control what Expedia puts on their site.

I have booked hotels around the world through Expedia and have not had that 'bait and switch' happen until now. Disappointing! Would not stay here again or recommend for that reason. I don't appreciate false advertising.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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4  Thank Tammi H
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

2 blocks from beach, kinda away from city center but good beach close by. Didn't want to pay for all the extras of luxury hotel, being that we were all sandy from the beach. So pillows thin, towels thin, soap didn't even lather. But it worked. Would stay again next time.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Paulbin2002
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Please read through the following.
It was very disappointing to choose this Hotel when you really go to South Padre for relaxing. Rooms were very dirty, linen were very very dirty.
We found roches and other bugs in the rooms.
Location was ok ok.
Staff was very very very very nasty. Hotel (Motel) front desk staff is very very egoistic and he works 100 hours/week per his own statement and hence he does not care for guests.
Every morning 9:00 housekeeping will knock the door for cleaning even though you have "Do not distrub" board at your out side door.
Most horrible thing was breakfast- old frozen mini donuts, coffee and orange juice (From concentrate). And they said that was continental free breakfast. At sharp 8:59 they take away even coffee which is the only thing you may have in a breakfast. We had to throw the breakfast donuts after taking as it lookes so old to us.
No ice in a ice maker located in a lobby.
I NEVER RECOMMAND ANYBODY TO GO THERE! IT IS COMPLETE WASTAGE OF MONEY AND SPOILING YOUR VACATION.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Rupin2012
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This hotel is only fair. Please note that the price advertised on the street is less than what this hotel advertises on-line, so walk-ins get the best rate.
Check-in was smooth and staff are nice and polite. The room was only ok for the price: dated beach-y decor, but clean and comfortable enough for one night - very basic.
Please note that breakfast is very basic: Tang and Little Debby mini donuts. If you are a diabetic, you are SOL.
In all, the stay is only ok; we opted to pay less for another hotel the next night, and were much happier.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CanCruiser
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The front staff was nice but the maids on the other hand were not friendly at all. I asked for some paper towels and they looked at me like I was dumb and went and got them for me. Also, the breakfast is only powdered donuts and coffee. I guess I should have checked into that before I picked this hotel. The worst thing that we saw one morning was that the lady was cleaning the inside of the coffee urn with Comet!!! We were a little freaked out because its a chemical and lets say we didn't drink any more coffee from this place anymore. The rooms were nice for a beach hotel and for the price. I probably wont stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank amandalynne1213
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

Me n my family stayed in this inn..The person in front was nice and thoughtful..they let us stay in a room that was clean n towels that we recieved were unstained..The room was well compressed..We surely enjoyed our stay..Besides, the park was right behind it..THE POOL WAS GREAT!!.. i surely recommend this inn for any family that plans to stay over night at SPI..Its nice and cozy..And O so Cheap..

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Vramos956
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

Staff professional, rooms clean ,Bathroom alittle small . I would recomend this hotel to anyone on a budget!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank lazylake
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Address: 3813 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7009
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range: £26 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Island Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Padre Island Beach & the bay are just steps away!Centrally located in the city center. Walk to various restaurants, night life, shopping & water activities. Schilletrbahn Water Park, Convention Center, Sea Turtle Rescue Center & Birding Center, Isla Blanca Park, Andy Bowie Park, historic Port Isabel - all these are nearby. Dolphin watch, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, weekend fire works, horse riding, Zip lining - All of these activities are nearby. ... more   less 
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