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Surf Motel

2612 Gulf Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Laredo, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a DUMP! Roaches infested this place, clogged shower drains, hair in showers, no curtains, blinds were all broken, no parking, No towels, room smelled like raid poison, showers were small and very nasty, mold everywhere. You would think that this would be a great place to stay because of the beach outside and the patio and little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Booked, cancelled and rebooked. Was given an efficiency/kitchenette room. Was not pleased with room and requested different. The receptionist was rather busy but was courteous. She needed help and looked overwhelmed. More personnel needed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First, this is the cheapest hotel located beachside. We used to stay all the time, although the rooms are really not up to par. They are kind of run down and gross actually. However, cheapest on the beach plus we spend little time in the room anyway. Another plus is the large deck with grills right outside of the rooms.... More 

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surfmotelpadre, Front Office Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Dear Amber, We do apologize for the mix up back in November of 2014. However on a good note, we have made a lot of changes here at the motel since your last visit with us and do encourage you to stay with us again. If you do choose to make another open-ended stay with us please be advised that... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Shower curtain had mold growing on the back of it and looked like spring break had thrown up on it as well. Plenty of mold and I was stuck inside sick from a restaurant on the island. When you are miserable sick the last thing you want is to stay in a bad motel. It isnt even classified a Hotel.... More 

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Karnes City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have been staying here since 2004. The very best of service and they will do anything they can to accommodate you. We just spent 4 days there from March 30 to April 2 and they have made even more improvements. We have been doing a group stay since 2013 and have never been disappointed. We go every year the... More 

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surfmotelpadre, Front Office Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We do try to go above and beyond for all our guests in hopes they will return year after year just like you and yours!! We cant wait to see all of you again next year!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I stayed at this motel from Saturday March 7th, through. March 10th 2015. Check in was ok, the girl behind the counter was very nice. My original room was 107, i open the door and the most horrific smell slaps me in the face, i went to use the room phone but it was ripped from the wall including the... More 

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surfmotelpadre, Front Office Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

I would like to offer our sincerest apologies for all the issues that occured during your stay with us. We were very pleased to accomodate your requests that you made while staying here and would like to thank you for bringing all your concerns to our attention. We would also like to ensure you that we have taken the proper... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Pulled into the Surf Motel, first of all no parking!! You have to wait until someone leaves to park, when we finally got to the office which was a tiny little space that was dark and smelling, we asked the girl behind the counter if they had any rooms, th girl stated all we have is a condo, I asked... More 

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We pulled into South Padre Island staring at all the high rises figuring there was no way we could afford to be on the beach and found this place. LOVED IT! The rooms weren't great but when you just want a place to sleep.....you can't beat it. The bar and grill with the tiki huts were awesome to have at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Infestation of roaches! In and outside the motel! Roaches were out side by the bar / restaurant area .... on top of the tables outside ....... A night the roaches were coming through underneath the door ...had to put towels on the floor to cover the cracks on the door and those damm things still came in ...The worst place... More 

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This review is for the restaurant only. Attached to the motel is a beachfront restaurant/bar. We ordered carry-out a couple times as it was very convenient to the beach. The cheeseburgers and fries were hot and very well cooked. Just burgers and fries but delicious for what it was. Right on the beach - and get this - only $5,... More 

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