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The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
The Palms Resort
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Rating summary
  • 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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Hurst, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Mountain Home, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited The Palms Resort Sept. 12th-15th when my best friend came to visit from Idaho and let me say we both LOVED it! With that being said we are not the kind of girls that are overly concerned with being pampered and 5 star amenities but we do do expect a clean place with a great view when staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The room was clean and it smelled very good when we walked in. The location was perfect, right in the beach. We were very happy with our stay and we would definitely come back. We ate at the cafe and the food was good. Check in and out was an easy process. Overal we were pleased with our experience.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Did not stay at the hotel but went to cafe for drinks while on the beach. The waiter was very friendly and made great conversation but the drinks were not good for the price. Seemed to be very watered down

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm writing this not as a review in total of the 'resort'. We went to the café for breakfast. I will comment that the exterior of the place looked like a 1970's average motel. Nothing special enough on the exterior to make me think resort. There was no continuous sidewalk with ramp down the side of the bldg wide enough... More 

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

I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our Café. Regarding the sun shades, so many of our guests prefer the sun shades to be up to maximize their view of the ocean. Others prefer them to be down to provide additional shade from the sun. We try to please everyone, but every guest has their own preference... More 

Pleasanton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 August 18, 2014

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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