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3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasanton, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family stayed at The Palms Resort last Thursday through Sunday. We chose The Palms because of the price and the mostly positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Although not inexpensive, the rooms were cheaper than many other locations on the island. Our room was on the second floor on the south side of the building and we had a pretty good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience at The Palms was like staying at a 'family style' owned & operated cozy hotel with many features & benefits! Having vacationed in SPI many times, staying at different hotels, we found The Palms to be a low key boutique style experience. Convenient with everything you need to feel comfortable & enjoy your vacation. It's all there, beachfront... More

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start out with the positives - the room was fairly clean and the restaurant is outstanding (which I'll review separately). We stayed at the Palms last weekend (7/25 - 7/27) based on some positive reviews and the pretty photos on their website. Unfortunately, the room doesn't look like the photos on the website. The room is dated with chipped... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was very well maintained, the rooms were very large, also the staff was very friendly! We stayed for four nights and enjoyed every minute of it! The pool had a very awesome view of the ocean and the short walk to the ocean on the private entrance was very convenient! Great place to Stay!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Needed a place to stay one night on SPI. Totally will endorse this place for its location, value, and old school beach resort vibe. The beaches at SPI are lined with all sort of high rise condos and beach homes. The Palms has a low key charm to it. Rooms are comfortable, with kitchen facilities if you need them. Nice... More

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. I was so pleased to read your review because your experience is exactly what we hope to achieve every time. And the good news is that we don't take spring-breakers (at least not those under 25 years of age), so that low-key... More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed at this hotel on 6th,7th May and all I can say is we will be back to stay. It's full of old charm and the views from our room of the sea an south padre beach were amazing. The restaurant is one if the best on the island with daily specials, plus the staff are very friendly. Outside the... More

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us....and I appreciate that you shared your experience with other Trip Advisor readers. We look forward to hosting you again when you return to beautiful South Padre Island! Thank you. More

Humble, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I have been staying here for quite some time. We love the Motels old time charm and friendliness of the staff. Everything is well kept and clean. We believe the restaurant is one of the best on the island. It is usually taken over by winter Texans in the first couple of months of the year. Thy... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The reason I am sharing it, instead of keeping it to myself, is that we probably won't ever be back in that area. We took a few days after a business trip to drive down to Padre Island National Seashore on the Gulf side of Texas. (the National Seashore is absolutely wonderful. You could walk, swim, fish, beach-comb, sunbathe, or... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stumbled across this place a couple months ago and I have been coming here every time I am in town for work. It is the hidden gem of South Padre Island. The rooms are very spacious and the restaurant with its great happy hour is exactly what you need after a long day. Great access to the beach and pool... More

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Spicewood, TX
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117 reviews 117 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Beautiful setting. Clean rooms. Mighty fine bar/restaurant. Our air conditioner was noisey so we were quickly moved to another room. I could not find an ice bucket to make my wife and I a drink or two. It was our anniversary and we wanted to celebrate after an evening out. I called the front desk. No ice buckets/no ice machine.... More

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Address: 3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms South Padre Island

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Ideally located on the white sand beaches of South Padre Island, The Palms Resort is a relaxing oasis boasting beach front access, stylish, comfortable accommodations, and friendly, attentive service. Our resort offers guests the personal service of an intimate boutique hotel with the modern amenities of larger business hotels. Our award winning beachside retaurant (The Cafe on the Beach) is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with Eggs Benedict and a mimosa. End your day with steak and lobster and a fine wine. Enjoy mojitos poolside from our full service bar! ... more   less 
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