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Wanna Wanna Inn

5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
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Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mongrelmatt San Antonio, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 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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San Antonio, Texas
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are just what you would expect. Very basic but clean, comfortable and came with a microwave and small fridge and sink. If you plan on going on vacation and staying in your hotel room this isn't the place for you but if you want great beach access stay, no stress then this is for you. The one complaint is... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!! We came to join some friends at the island just for the day. They had booked this "hotel" for 2 nights, but since we live closeby, we were going to drive back home. Well, it got late so we decided to book a room. There are NO PROS HERE. CONS: ROACHES in our room!!!!! Not just... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We just returned from a 5-day stay at Wanna Wanna Inn, and I must say this is the closest thing to a Jimmy Buffet tropical resort on South Padre. You have the Inn, Grill, Bar and Beach right there, and literally do not have to travel anywhere else. We flew into Brownsville Airport, small airport with just two gates (you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited this tiki bar on the beach by referral. I really did like it's atmosphere, located conveniently on S. Padre Beachfront close enough to walk from the Condo I was renting. There was closed in seating area, along with outdoor seating which was also nice. I ordered the Turbo Pina Colada to sip on since I'd read reviews of... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

ok I've never stay here but the bar restaurant is by far the best on the beach the burgers are out of this world the shrimp is amazing the ceviche is outstanding and the fun drinks are great all this on the beach and view of the beautiful ocean

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Stillwater,Mn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed there a month Feb.2013 and 7 weeks Jan & Feb.2014 but will not repeat a visit. Location is great but owners have no consideration for guests. They drained & closed the pool without any note to existing guests, used loud equipment (jackhammers) to change the area (no apologies to guests) without a care at all to guests at that... More 

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Gladbrook, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We showed up the end of Feb. for a few days of relaxation & get away time together. We really enjoyed the staff in the Bar/Dining area, very nice gentleman that certainly catered to their customers, food was good, entertainment in the afternoons was nice--like a Karaoke quality. the scenery from the place is wonderful. We had the 1st room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wanted to love this place! I came to visit my winter Texan family and they bought the room as a surprise since its on the beach! I couldn't wait! If you have any expectations or hopes for a decent room you'll "wanna" look elsewhere. First the room isn't super clean at all and there a note saying any stains... More 

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Swan Valley, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The bar on the beach is definitely the hub for this time of year. Fun, Friendly people. Management has your back and will bend over backwards to help. Rooms are clean and affordable. We went between Christmas and left New Year's Day. The latter is not recommended as the fireworks at midnight are great!

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Boerne, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Wanna Wanna Inn is a basic, no-frills motel but the good news is that it is right on the beach on the northern end of South Padre Island. Our room (#105) was on the first floor, hidden under the stairs to the second floor. No view at all and small, but adequate and clean; the bathroom was very small.... More 

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