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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

This resort is terrific. The kids (2 and 7) really enjoyed every aspect of the resort. The wave pool is great the staff was extremely friendly. The beach was not as packed as other areas of SPI. Our room which was very clean however the bathroom was a bit small and was not facing the beach but it did face the man-made beach that is connected to the indoor water park and is a very good view in-itself. The major downside is driving to the park (but that problem is being fixed). Safety is a HUGE part of vacationing for my family and at this resort it was evident, everywhere you looked a lifeguard was present and the safety tubes was why my 2 yr old never wanted to leave the water. I am definitely going back to this resort.

Warning: Dont let the price of the 2.50 breakfast tacos fool you 1 taco could feed 2 1/2 people.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
We appreciate your comments, and would like to thank you for writing a review. We take safety very seriously here at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort too. Our Operations department always exceeds Lifeguard standards and as you said, it shows. We look forward to having back with us.
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Del Rio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We went for the forth of July it was really nice, serves was great. I was expecting a better view of the beach because I had reserved a beach side view. the room was nice but the restroom was supper small. The resort was very easy to find and close to the beach. We all had a lot a fun. Great place to take the family.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Hotel. I'm glad to hear that your family had fun. We look forward to having back with us in the near future.
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The kids really enjoyed the stay 7 year old, 6 year old and 2year old. We took a family vacation down to South Padre for three night and four days 4th of July weekend. It wasn’t as packed as I heard it was going to be which was a plus. We stayed at the resort and had easy access to the beach but kids enjoyed the water park better. . I did like everything about it but I honestly think it’s a little over price for a water park that is not done (construction) the water park is still being built which we did not know about. We thought it was going to be a lot bigger (NRh20) is a lot bigger than this water park but we heard this was a lot better which it wasn’t. FUN for the kids yes but not big. They don’t have complimentary breakfast which also sucks for the price you are paying, but we took our own food for breakfast and lunch. The staff looked a little frustrated with having to deal with people on the phone, over the desk and room services. They should think about hiring more people and on top of that you need to go to lobby to change your wrist band every day for the water park…so you have to wait about 10-15 minutes for another down fall on that for three egger kids trying to get wet. Over all it was a good vacation for the kids and us the beach sound and is beautiful but I would rather save my money for a better resort and finished water park. The rooms were big, clean but need more towels.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Thank you for the comments and taking the time to write a review. We finishing up out underground tunnel but right now that is the only construction project we are working on. All the elements for the indoor park are complete.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Ok location, fun beach but guest services and food were terrible!! Took 30 minutes for them to make 1 breakfast burrito!! For over 200 rooms they never had a luggage cart, not even at 5 am when no one was around. Will never stay here again!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize that you had a less than ideal stay with us, I will be passing on your comments to my staff to be addressed immediately.
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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

The hotel is clean, and well appointed, the staff at the hotel was extremely nice. Our six year old loved the indoor waterpark and the swim up bar.

In the fall they will have the tunnel built to the main park. There were shuttles to the park, but a long line, so we ended up walking the 10 minute walk, which was fine.

The park discount for people who stay at the resort was a great perk!

My only complaint is that there are no patios on the hotel rooms.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Thank you for the comments about our Hotel. By the weekend of July 12th our underground walkway will be completed and available for our guests to utilize.
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

Just returned from South Padre. Had a great time! If you are headed that way try out the Schlitterbahn Resort. We stayed there three nights and were very pleased especially with the service. Denise is fabulous. She took my phone reservation and was at the front desk every time we went through the lobby. Very friendly and helpful...what an asset to Schlitterbahn!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Thank you for the comments, and taking the time to write a review. We do have some fabulous staff members that go out of their way for our guests, and Denise is one of those shinning stars. We will definitely pass on your comments to her.
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Donna, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I recently vacationed at the Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and could not be any happier. The hotel has a great location with quick access to the beach and indoor waterpark. It was ideal for our family and our kids can't stop asking us when we are headed back. Everyone at the hotel was extremely helpful and friendly. The food at the hotel was great and the rooms were extremely clean!! The seaside pool overlooking the beach was perfect for my family as we were able to enjoy a meal and still keep an eye on the kids due to its location to the beach and grille area! Thank you for a great time!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments. Please tell the kiddos they are welcome to come back anytime!
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Property: Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
Address: 100 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6505
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Schlitterbahn Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 221
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