Just finished a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in South Padre at the Suntide II. The Suntide II has a number of nice qualities and some others travelers should be aware of in advance. We stayed in unit 502. Being on the 5th floor was great. You could not ask for a better view of the ocean from the master bedroom and the balcony, which is also wonderfully spacious. The unit was large and equip with large flat screen TVs in every room and a great dining room table. The beach access was amazing and warm showers greet you on your way back up to the building. What was less impressive was the customer service and some of the condo policies. Having to pay $200 in cash as a damage deposit made me feel like a irresponsible college student. We were traveling with two small children and were not allowed to check in until we paid the cash so after a six hour car ride we immediately had to pack up the kids again and go find an ATM before we received our keys. Travelers are also required to remove their own sheets and take out their trash prior to departure. Guests can not leave until their unit has been inspected so you have to pack up your family and then wait in the front until your unit is inspected. I don't have a problem doing these types of activities in the name of affordability, but this place seemed a bit costly for the level of service. The rental agreement also makes it clear that things like AC may not work and if they don't, you are out of luck, no discounts, no refunds. Our AC worked great, but I can't imagine a vacation in August with no AC and no effort to help. Finally, we recommend bringing your own bedding. The master bed mattress is soft and lumpy and would not cut it for anyone with a back issue. The towels and pillows are paper thin and the comforter is the type that probably doesn't get washed much. I was so glad we brought our own pillow because the unit pillows would have been awful to sleep on.
All and all, no regrets about our stay at Suntide II but we will probably try somewhere else on our next trip to South Padre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suntide II Resort Condominiums is perfect for a Family Vacation, or Couples Getaway. Relax on the pristine beaches, take a sandcastle lesson, kiteboard, go on a dolphin tour, or just kick back at our heated outdoor pool w/jacuzzi and separate sun deck. All Suntide II Resort Condominiums have a panoramic unobstructed view of South Padre's Beaches from a large private balcony where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee while watching the amazing sunrises! Suntide II 2BD/2BA, 3BD/2BA, 3BD/3BA Condos are tastefully decorated with fully-stocked Kitchens w/Breakfast Bar, Dining area, Living Area and are 30 yds from the most beautiful beach, the South Padre Island Gulf Coast. Our on-site Office Staff is available to make certain you have the BEST Beach Vacation ever! We also offer On-site Daily Linen/Towel exchange. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Suntide Ii Resort Condominiums Hotel South Padre Island
- Suntide II Resort Condominiums South Padre Island, Texas