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South Beach Inn

120 E Jupiter Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7311
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not being the Marriott, we found the South Beach Inn to be a very enjoyable and accommodating (small) hotel. We booked two rooms for our family and really enjoyed the adjoining rooms. Front Desk was friendly and check in was a breeze. The pool, kids play area, and BBQ grills are easily accessible as they are right outside your... More

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After getting assigned room number nine we drove completely around the building before finding our room door. It was on the side of the building. It was apparently part of the old manager apartment in back of the lobby that they decided to convert to a room. WEIRD. It look like they just opened an outdoor wall and added a... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My bf and I stayed here the week before Memorial Day and it was a great deal. We love that parking is right outside your door, the pool was clean, we used to bbq grills every night. The kitchenette is something I look for in a motel stay since we like to shop at the grocery and eat dinner and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I booked this hotel online, but luckily called to re-confirm, since my room had not been booked after all. The manager (owner?) offered me a large bottle of wine for the inconvenience and assured me he could get me a quiet king room, which was not very quiet, since it was below his family's living quarters and I could hear... More

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent three months there this past winter. Started our days in the kitchen in our bright little unit and took our coffee directly outside in front of our unit in full sunshine in very comfortable wicker chairs! How wonderful. When they advertise a half block to the beach, that is exactly correct, and a very short one at that!... More

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southbeachtexas, Owner at South Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing South Beach Inn. And thank you for your sweet review. We are a favorite among Winter Texans with our kitchens and our South - facing patio that stays warm even when it's a little chilly in the winter. We definitely offer an economical winter home away from home for our retirees. Thanks again. More

Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great little place near the beach - we enjoyed our girls trip staying there. We liked having the kitchen area, saved money not having to eat out for every meal! Friendly service and easy walking distance to lots of bars and restaurants.

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southbeachtexas, Owner at South Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and thanks for choosing South Beach Inn. We do offer an economical getaway, since our rooms have full kitchens, and it does allow you to eat in. It's also great for Vegans and those with special diets. South Padre Island is a wonderful vacation spot, but it can be difficult for those with special... More

Carl Junction
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We would stay again. Kitchenette, king sized bed, large shower. Close to beach & activities. Although they didn't clean room everyday, they changed towels & took out trash daily. We stayed 4 nights. They don't allow parties, so it was quiet.

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southbeachtexas, Owner at South Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. The shoulder season (April - May, Sept - Nov) is a fabulous time to be here! It is quiet. The beach is wide open. And sometimes, when there are very few people here, we only offer service every other day. Most of our guests during this time are laid back couples, either windsurfing or... More

Hood River, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I come to South Padre every year to get my windsurfing fix in. I stay for at least two weeks and get a good deal in a quaint, quiet, perfect little family run hotel SOUTH BEACH INN! Many people have been staying here for years and this review is for you guys. As you know Stacy and her family had... More

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southbeachtexas, Owner at South Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, especially for our new managers - John and Teresa. They took over in September and are doing a wonderful job. South Beach Inn is a great deal in the off season and very very close to the beach - it's just a half-block away! And we love our return guests! Thanks to all of... More

Kingwood, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Everything was as we expected. There is a little motel tucked into a side street. Nothing special about it except that it is quaint, clean, and close to the beach. We really enjoyed a very quiet and relaxing stay. I would stay here again for sure! Not a complaint but a note: the beds were full size, kinda small. And... More

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southbeachtexas, Owner at South Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your feedback. We generally buy new pillows every spring when we replace our linens, but nothing luxurious. We are well hidden, and very quiet in the off season. Early April and September, October, are wonderful times to be on the island enjoying the beach and pool without a crowd. Thanks again. We... More

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

So we stayed here for 4 days and it was totally better than I imagine would be, when we checked in the lady at the office gave us a magazine of the Island, that helped a lot to see what was around, she was nice and her cat was too :) The room was clean, and it was nice that... More

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Address: 120 E Jupiter Ln, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7311
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
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South Beach Inn is a 12-unit hotel with a pool located on beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. Built in 1961 as the SeaGrape Motel, the inn stakes claim as the oldest on the island. South Beach Inn offers full kitchens, pet-friendly accommodations, free WIFI, & BBQs. ... more   less 
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