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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 #17 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 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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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

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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