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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
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Wanna Wanna Inn
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Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Gladbrook, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars NEW

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 1 week ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Magnolia, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Best quaint clean place on SPI. We been a few times and have no complaints. It's right on the beach and has nice firm beds! Clean little place. Great attentive staff. Will be back. They allow pets and that's what makes this place so perfect. It's popular during lunch with a live entertainer most days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed for seven days. Room was clean and cleaned every day. This place is no five star hotel but yet in other ways the best place we have ever stayed. Room 112 is perfect...large room...full kitchen....balcony looking over pool to the beach. Bar and grill great food and drinks. The band pelican trip was awesome. I've read where people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This hotel was awful. No water pressure, room wasnt clean,ac dripped everywhere,ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING, if you leave dont expect to repark. Front desk was no help, all they could manage was Im sorry. Was put in an upstairs room, even tho we specified handicap,the door wasnt secure. Overall, it was bad, real bad.

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Paris, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our family of four stayed for five days. We absolutely loved it! Room was clean and comfortable. We stayed in room #102. There is a room air conditioner, and we turned it on when we arrived. It kept the room nice and cool the entire stay. No, it's not the fanciest place in the world, but for going to the... More 

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Independence, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We didn't stay here at Wanna Wanna but had lunch outside with the view of the beach and rented chairs & an umbrella. The staff, atmosphere, and food was good. No complaints at all and will be back during our next vacation.

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked my room for this inn on February 4th for our trip on May5th for 4 days on a Monday through thursday. I requested two specific rooms upstairs (the end room with the one next door). I was told they had a large group staying the weekend before and they had already booked one of the rooms I wanted... More 

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Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wanna Wanna Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Wanna Wanna Hotel South Padre Island
Wanna South Padre Island
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island

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