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The Inn at South Padre

1709 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn and Resort - South Padre Island)
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Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It had been 3 years since I last did a review for this hotel. They have been very busy updating the rooms, bathrooms, facilities, etc-even adding a gift shop with foods, etc right next to the pools! The number of guests that come down to spend winter months there (Winter Texans) at THIS hotel is amazing. They are treated like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Rooms are large which is nice for an extended stay. We had plenty of dresser/closet space for a party of 3 adults plus did not feel cramped. Coming from northern US, we appreciated the chance to sit outside on the balcony without having to leave our room. The complimentary breakfast gave us the choice of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits &... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is clean, reasonably priced, a great staff and just a delightful place to stay. The rooms are updated but the facility is somewhat old. The breakfast is hot and predictable. The surroundings are welcoming. I met my family down here for a New Year's Eve bash and just had the best time in these accommodations. We watched football... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ooohh, It looks lovely from all the pictures. The staff on the front desk were very professional BUT it seemed to me that the owners were living in 'la la land' and the staff were trying their best to front this business. We met a lovely lady at front of desk - we had an issue with our key fob... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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225 reviews 225 reviews
44 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'll start with the good part. The staff is very accommodating for the most part and very helpful. The rate is reasonable for the area. I stayed in the Jacuzzi room which they gave me as a free upgrade. The location is close to the action and near the bridge. There are many food choices within walking distance. Now... The... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our Organization has an event that brings in 1000+ people twice a year ( April & October ) and we use this property as a Host Hotel. We occupy all rooms in the hotel for our customers and I'm delighted to see the staff handle our BIG group well. The rooms are very spacious and the air conditioners operate very... More 

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Mission, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ugh. Where do I start. Booked this one through hotels.com which I normally do not use. Seemed like a great rate at first, but after booking I was notified that there would be a $15 per person "destination fee" upon check in. I booked this room for my son and friends as they spent a night at the Island. Horrible!... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Although not a brand new facility, The Inn at South Padre offers clean, family friendly service at an affordable price. Breakfast is included, and there's a lot of it - waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy! The room we had was clean and the air conditioner was great - there was even a ceiling fan that made sleeping extra cool... More 

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Brownsville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My motorcycle club held our annual conference in South Padre Island and out of all the hotels competing for our business, we chose this one. Pamela, the hotel manager, is a kind, friendly, and charitable person who will bend over backwards so you feel like you are at home. Her hotel staff are held like part of her family and... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As Captain Obvious says, this hotel is not what it looked like on the internet. The rooms are dirty (hair and toenails on carpet and in bathroom!!!!). You can't actually get internet unless you are standing on the balcony or in the hallway. There is literally no internet in the rooms. The vending machines are broken. The laundry takes quarters... More 

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