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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

My 11 year old son and I went on vacation with some friends and we chose this place because it would be fun for the kids. And it was!

The park seemed to have a lot of locals in it which is awesome that they have this option however, there was no monitoring of the wristbands, etc. So while we paid others got in free. And this also created a safety issue as they didn't know who was in their park.

The heated pool outside was too hot! It's already hot outside. It was not comfortable. Drinks at the pool were fantastic and so were the guys helping us out.

The room was clean and in good condition but the bathrooms are extremely small. It was a bit uncomfortable but we were able to work thru it.

The young lady at the desk was exceptional upon check in.

Overall a great stay!

Stayed May 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate the thoroughness of your comments and are always thankful for the positive and strive to improve anywhere we can.

The heated swim-up bar is designed to be warmer than other areas and we are very grateful that area residents find the value in purchasing season passes and taking advantage of our family friendly amenities such as free parking, free use of tubes and the ability to bring in outside food and beverages. These amenities make it easy, fun and affordable all summer long!

Thanks again for the comments and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island.

Mike
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights on a Groupon deal we picked up. The room was clean and comfortable. There is an indoor water park at the resort and a Schliterbahn bracelet there is a tunnel from the resort that leads into the water park. The Schliterbahn bracelets were part of the Groupon deal so I don't know if you have to buy them separately. The food was good at the resort and the water park. Had a great time.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thanks for staying with us and taking advantage of the waterparks. All of our Guests save at least 40% on waterpark entry and get extended ride time (hotel exclusive!) as well.

The best savings can always be found on the schlitterbahn website too!

Thanks again,
Mike
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel was nice, the staff was not the friendliest. What makes this a good hotel is the access to the waterpark and that is what they use to differentiate themselves, not service like most other hotels. I would not recommend this hotel unless you are taking a child (for the waterpark) as the rooms are nothing special and have very small bathrooms.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thanks for commenting on your stay.

The waterpark is a definite perk for staying with us and I appreciate your stating how nice the hotel is.

I am sharing your comments with our hotel staff as our friendliness and guest satisfaction ratings are extremely high and we intend to "wow" every Guest who chooses to stay with us.

Our rooms are some of the most unique to be found in a resort anywhere with the reclaimed Loblolly Pines (from the devastating 2011 Bastrop, Texas wildfires). We have utilized these gorgeous trees to accent the property's siding, createbeautiful furniture throughout the hotel and even the end tables are custom made from tree stumps!

We entertain thousands of conference attendees and host dozens of weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions every year which shows the diversity of our property.

Thanks again for staying and we look forward to having you with us again and please allow us to point out some of the sustainable aspects we put into the hotel on your next trip.

Mike
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We have not gone to a Texas beach for the longest time because we keep on hearing how terrible Texas beaches are. Well, the beach at the Schlitterbahn Resort is awesome. The water is clean and clear. We even think it's better than many of the beaches that we have gone to in Southern California. The hotel and room seem older and dated but it was clean and comfortable. The A/C didn't seem to stay cold that long. It could be because it was over 100 degrees outside or we left it on cold too long and it froze. The work around was to turn off the AC every so often then turn it back on again. Food service was great. The water park itself was great too. For the price and value, I think it's right on the mark. Definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit and see for yourself that the beaches of South Padre Island are some of the best to be found anywhere.

Plus, our beachfront resort, the largest and newest on South Padre, is just steps from the warm Gulf waters.

Yuo probably noticed our "sustainability" at work and how we have re-purposed thousands of Loblolly Pines, reclaimed after the disastrous BAstrop wildfires of 2011, to provide a hotel unlike any other...from headboards, to nightstands, tables, benches, siding and more, the wood provides a distinctive look and feel to the property.

While the tempertures can be a bit warm from time to time, the AC (which works on a chiller system) should be keeping you plenty cool and I appreciate your pointing that out.

Your recommendation is appreciated and we can't wait to see you back again soon!!

Thanks,
Mike
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

My family really really enjoyed it. But word to wise get there early so u can enjoy it longer! April was okay I would recommend hotter water so you can do both in/out. That wave pool was The Bomb!!
You can purchase pizza for cheap and it's not bad at all 9 or 12 dollars for large. You can bring your own cooler. I would go again.
Negatives were my daughter was sick and I Still had to pay 30 for water park even though she did utilize it. So ask ahead if you have someone who won't be in waterpark.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jennifer M
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Mike B, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thanks for visiting our beachfront resort and waterparks.

Being family-owned, we know folks like to save where they can which is why we offer free parking plus allow outside food and beverages to be brought in (no glass or alcohol please).

With people able to bring their own food in, our food & beverage team makes sure the offerings in the park are fairly priced and yummy too. Whether you are looking for funnel cakes, burgers or a sit down meal at our beachfront Seaside Grill or in our Shrimp Haus Restaurant (overlooking the beach and Boogie Bahn surfing ride), you will find dozens of offerings throughout the park.

We appreciate you kind words and look forward to having you down again soon!

Mike
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

If i could give less then 1 star i would. Horrible staff. Rude, unprofessional, badly trained, and just generally incompetent. They messes up our reservation and were not helpful in getting this corrected. After our stay we contacted the manager. The manager was also very rude and was unhelpful. The manager even went as far as blaming our party for the issues we had and refused to help further. Wasted my time and money going to this park. It was small and had very few rides. If your traveling there from out of town don't bother. Will never go back to this park.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mike B, Director of Sales at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Lydia,
I appreciate you sharing your comments about your recent visit despite you not having the experience you were looking for.

We take all comments seriously as you can tell by our responding to all posts. The overwhelming majority are rating us four or five stars, but unless we satisfy every Guest, we are not satisfied.

There is never an excuse for a Guest feeling like they are treated in any way less than how they look forward to, regardless of the situation.

I certainly hope you reconsider a visit and see why that in the very short time we have been open, we have quickly shot to near the top of the Trip Advisor rankings.

I wish I would have had the opportunity to speak to you directly to see what I could have done to make your stay more enjoyable.

Beachfront rooms are an amenity many Guests wish to have when visiting not only our property but any beach destination and we offer a wide variety of room types.

I also feel I must address your stating twe only have a "few" rides. With two dozen rides, slides and attractions, our park can in no way be considered small....four uphill water coasters, two five-story tall slides, a five-story Sandcastle, one of the largest inland body surfing rides in the countrry, multiple kids areas, tidal wave rivers, lazy rivers, and much more (plus direct beach access) show the vastness of the nearly 25 acre property.

Once again, I appreciate your time and look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again and having you rate us again.

Thanks,
Mike
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San Juan, Texas
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Awesome Hotel... In comparison to the rest in SPI this one is worth every penny... I think they have a great package going on &,the staff seem nice. I liked my room although it was simple & small the bed was super comfortable....plus we didn't spend much time in it just to sleep...

  • Stayed September 2013
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Mike B, Director of Sales at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Awesome Hotel... In comparison to the rest in SPI this one is worth every penny... I think they have a great package going on &,the staff seem nice. I liked my room although it was simple & small the bed was super comfortable....plus we didn't spend much time in it just to sleep...

With all that we have to offer...indoor and outdoor waterparks, multiple restaurants and banquet spaces, beachfront accessibility and comparable rates to other Island properties, we truly believe that a stay with us enables our Guests to get the most for their money.

We work hard to ensure that every Guest is treated the way we would like to be treated and always appreciate feedback.

Our sustainability qualities, utilizing Loblolly Pines from the Bastrop wildfires and turning them into everything from headboards to tables and night stands, makes us unique from other hotels.

Once again, I thank you for taking the time to share such kind words and thoughts and we look forward to seeing you again real soon!

Mike
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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:
#7 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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