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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 #14 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009
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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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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

We stayed for a week at the Wanna Wanna and had a very enjoyable stay. The room was clean and comfortable. The bar is right on the beach so that worked really well for us. I just want to say that when we left they changed all the beding including the bed spread. It is not a 5 star hotel... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

I loved our stay here. We were in the section across the little non-busy two lane road. We actually enjoyed this more than being part of the crowded portion on the beach. The portion across the street has a patio or huge balacony you share with the other 3 rooms (we had the big balcony). It was so nice to... More 

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South Padre Island TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

Yea, the room is clean and the bed is comfy. However, in the shower it's either feast or famine. You either scald yourself or you freeze to death. The blow dryer doesn't work. The remote doesn't work. And now, the Cable is out. So what do you do? Go to the bar and get drunk and watch the game on... More 

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syracuse
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

This was my first time to south padre island so I used Hotels.com as a guide of where to stay. I should of payed attention to the review. Most were poor. First off, the desk staff requires you to pay in full for your room before you even see it. BIG MISTAKE. The rooms are old , very musty, noted... More 

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DFW
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2007

This hotel is deffinetly NOT the Hilton but the location is GREAT!! We stayed in a section that is behind the main part of the hotel. The back section is farther away from the pool and "the action". But when there are 15 screaming kids in the pool, do you really want to be that close anyway? None of the... More 

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Waco
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2007

Attention All!!! This is the biggest rip-off I have ever seen. My daughters and I had our very first family vacation, wanted a hotel on the beach, and thought for the price of this hoteL, we would be safe. So wrong!! We were promised rooms on the beach. We were located on the annex across the street. The smell was... More 

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New Braunfels,Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2007

The Island Inn South Padre was not what you would expect for $80.00 plus a night, and that is off season. The beach was clean and the food was OK. I found the whole South Padre Island thing to be a tourist trap.Outrageous prices for rooms,$3.00 plus a beer anywhere you went.The worst part was the police presence everywhere. Starting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2006

After seeing the online pictures, I expected exactly what I got. Other family members stayed in condos that were much more luxurious but with their own set of challenges. Island Inn was very clean and also very worn - like an old comfy slipper. Yes, there was sand but it was ours. We had a beach view from outside our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2006

OK, so after reading some bad reviews on here (after booking) I was scared to death to go on our vacation! We took our 3 kids (6,10,14) to S. Padre for some beach fun and surfing. We love the location of the Island Inn! It is right on the beach and the kids loved that part! We stayed in a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2006

We stayed 3 nights. After the first night, the room was not cleaned except for what we did. The only thing done was clean towels and the bed remade. None of the beach sand was cleaned up and we had to kill roaches in our room.

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