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The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
BigHeavy Humble, Texas
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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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Humble, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Bloomington, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at the Palms Resort with my girlfriend for a week at the end of June. We had some problems checking in but all went well after that. I had read all the reviews that this is basically just a 2 story motel, but we thought it was a little nicer than just a standard motel room. Plenty of... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Looking for a great beach hotel, ON THE BEACH, we found it with The Palms Resort. Clean spacious rooms, comfortable sleeping and the best breakfast cafe in town! Wish there were stove top to cook, but we managed with other food we brought and enjoyed dinner at local favorite restaurants. Everything on the beach on South Padre Island is pricey... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a 5 day getaway to the Palms. We had an awesome trip. The Palms just has a different vibe to it. The rooms are nice, very clean, comfortable beds, good a/c, and good pressure in the shower, but it is not fancy. What sets this place apart is the people that work here.... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A friend and I booked this room at the last minute for July 4th weekend. We got the last room that was available. Once we arrived and actually saw this place, I was flabbergasted that this hotel was rated #5 out of 33 hotels in South Padre on Trip Advisor. Although the room was equipped with a small sofa and... More

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

Oh my - when it rains, it pours! We’re always so sorry to find out that we disappointed a guest-especially after they have already left. We can usually resolve any problem immediately if we know about it when the guest is here. We remember these two ladies quite well. They stayed with us Friday and Saturday night over the July... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We visit South Padre Island about 3 times each year. Each visit includes a stop at the Palms Cafe. While the cafe is overpriced, the location and friendly service can't be beat. The place we usually stay wasn't available for the first night of this trip, so we thought that we would give the Palms Resort a try, expecting to... More

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

We’re sorry we fell short of this guest’s expectations. Fortunately, we were able to speak with him following his Trip Advisor posting, so we gathered some additional information that aided us in our research. Let me address each of the concerns: They reserved one of our most popular rooms (#216) during peak season at a rate of $185/night. They paid... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The rooms are definitely dated - kitchen and bath have been updated with granite counters, but the furniture is older with not many drawers for storage. For my husband and I it was fine, but if you have a family, more storage space would be appreciated. We found the food to be very good and the cafe is beautifully located... More

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Also Known As:
The Palms Hotel
The Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms South Padre Island
Address: 3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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