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The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
The Palms Resort
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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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st. louis
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not stay at the resort, but the cafe attached to it was amazing!!! We had a better experience here than the top reviewed breakfast and lunch spots. Food was great and the view was even better! After our not so fantastic stay at the Hilton, this seems like a quieter, more local and relaxed place without all of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a last minute room for a couple of nights as we had some free time before the weekend and wanted to experience south padre island. Had to call to book because their web booking was down. Easy and friendly to book over the phone. We held a superior queen suite. This is a small older hotel that has been... More 

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Mission,TX
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See on one hand I can say nothing and hope that no one else will find out about this wonderful little secret. We have been staying at SPI for years now and we found out about this place thru a friend. We were very impressed with the beach access and the bar & grill. Please understand we have stayed at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'll start with the Pros: Price - very reasonable for the island Room - not fancy, but clean and comfortable overall. The bed and couch could have been more comfortable, but they were sufficient and we enjoyed our room. Maid service was fantastic! Location - although there is no beach view from your room, the property is beachfront with nice... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate our guests taking time to give us feedback. Before I address the feedback let me first say that we are very sorry she was disappointed with some portions of her stay with us. We sincerely appreciate her positive feedback with regard to the cleanliness and comfort of our guest rooms, our maid service, our beachfront location and... More 

St. Louis
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is an old hotel (1971) that completely updated but small. It's clean, friendly staff, right on the beach. Even our side room (206) had a great ocean view. Showers are newer tile walk in, beds are comfortable, rooms have kitchenettes, daily maid service, lots of accessible outlets. Pool is very small but heated and great at the end of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I will definitely stay here again!! Very nice rates for the location and ocean view. Impeccably clean pool with soft water. Hotel cafe was so convenient and I had the best gulf shrimp I have ever had there. (on ice) A few steps to the beach. We did not want a party hotel or party bikini beach scene. This is... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Absolutely fantastic. Great staff and service. A small walk to the beach. Clean, large rooms. We drove in from Fort Worth and it was worth the drive. We stayed at the Palms the entire time because their cafe was great, the heated outdoor pool was perfect and very clean, and being on the beach was great. Will be returning.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place at a very reasonable price.... It's become an annual event for us to take a long anniversary weekend to visit SPI and stay at the Palms Resort. The rooms are comfortable and provide a small fridge, microwave, sink, table with 4 chairs, couch/ottoman, a huge walk in shower and comfy bed. Bring your own paper plates and plastic... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Accommodating, peaceful, comfortable, great view, just steps from the beach. Everything I needed was right there. Icing on the trip cake was the cafe attached. Great food, the Monte Carlo was the best I've ever had. I will return and recommend this place to anyone looking for time away from the everyday chaos.

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Florence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The hotel's charm appealed to us immediately, as did the off-season, non-weekend price. Nestled between the mammoth high- rise monsters, this little place is relaxing and comfortable. Tracy at reception was especially nice, as we had changed our original reservation twice due to our son's unexpected surgery. We loved the pool and found the restaurant just what we were looking... More 

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