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White Sands Motel

418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX 78578
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The White Sands Motel was the perfect place for us to stay in Port Isabel. In fact it was our favorite motel of the five where we stayed in south Texas. Situated on the water at a marina, the views were interesting and the proximity to water was a big plus. We stayed in a room with a kitchenette. Immaculately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Almost hate to let the secret out! This is a great place close to south padre but way more affordable. Great staff and restaurant also. Rooms are clean and well eguipt. Everything close. By ,pool and dock, boat slips available. I will stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

No frill motel. Basic but, immaculately clean. Staff very pleasant. Room cleaning done daily. Restaurant on site and also within walking distance. Try "Fishermans" right behind the hotel. Have a 32oz beer at "Doubledays" for $3.50 during happy hour. Bring your fishing poles. You can fish right at the motel and the restaurant will cook it for you. No more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If all you need is a great place to lay your head at night, with a boat ramp, restaurant, convenience store, marina, and fish cleaning table on sight, you have found the right place. We stayed for an extended weekend and have very little bad to say about this place. It could stand to have a more thorough cleaning but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had a great stay with my family during our trip to White Sands celebrating my son's birthday. The hotel was super Cheap, but nice compared to the high prices actually in South Padre this weekend of our stay. Only issue and why I didn't give it top ratings was one night the AC didn't seem to be working all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was my first time staying at the White Sands, which is very close to the bridge to South Padre Island. It's part of an older marina complex that includes a restaurant. The room was very basic, but clean, and had two double (not queen) beds that were in decent shape. Large ceramic tile floor. The A/C worked, and there... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is our second time staying at the white sands motel. And both times we have had great experiences. It is a motel/Mariana/restaurant, looks a little run down. But if all you're using the room for is sleeping and bathing. ...this is a great place without breaking the bank. Customer service is great, rooms are clean, again, older, but great... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed 3 nights visiting family. It was off season, so it was quiet. The maid never showed up for a few days, so rooms were not the cleanest. The front desk girl was not friendly at all, a little on the abrasive side. We will not be back to stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff, very close to the bay for fishing. Just minutes from padre beach!! There is also a bait house and restaurant within walking distance. Rooms are very clean, and stay nice and cool. We will definitely be coming back here next year!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

There were so many different hairs on the pillow case I uncovered climbing into bed the first night, that I dry heaved three times in a row. The bed frames and mattresses look like they are at least 30 years old. I would have been more comfortable if I brought a can of bed bug spray and my own bedding.... More 

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