I stayed at this Super 8 over the night of 11 February 2006, and before that in 2002, but not between -- the intervening years were spent at another hotel that unfortunately raised its rates beyond my sensibilities.
I had quit staying at this Super 8 due to a web-reservation glitch that somehow booked me four rooms during my last stay in 2002. The desk staff at that time didn't point this out and let me incur "no-show" charges. I was steamed about this, but Super 8 corporate promptly straightened everything out. Nevertheless, I didn't return for four years.
This time, my web-reservation was in order; I had requested the quietest room possible on the highest floor (here, the 3rd). The only available was a smoking room, but the young manager said that it shouldn't be bad at all, and he was right.
The room was quite clean and attractive, everything worked, and the comfortable bed was FAR from the front door. This EXCELLENT room layout (which all motels should copy), plus the sound of the A/C unit, prevented any outside noise from coming in. This generally included any heavy-footed walkers/runners on the carpeted interior corridor, and any door-slammers; and specifically the inconsiderate owl-hoots in the room across from mine, with ALL-day, ALL-night yakking, blaring their TV, and yelling at their insolent kids. Had the room layout been different, I would have suffered. The room-doors are solid and do slam "hard" here. As with every motel, I recommend that all door hinges be shot with WD-40 3x/4x per year.
In 2002, I had suffered due to school groups (sports teams) lodging here for tournaments -- they were loud, and the walls struck me then as too thin for comfort. In the months of Feb.-March-April, you may wish to inquire in advance about this. I had no such problems on this stay.
I tend not to patronize Continental breakfasts, preferring instead (as I did here) to refrigerate stuff to nuke the next morning, so rely on other reviewers' comments about the breakfasts in the lobby.
Check-in and checkout weren't the very speediest that I've ever encountered, but they weren't irritatingly slow. The managers (young husband & wife alternating duty at the front desk) work hard and pretty well, although the front desk would imaginably be understaffed during "rush" periods without someone else to help. (Maybe they do have other helpers that I didn't see.)
The freeway/feeder-road construction was beautifully completed in 2005, with both surfaces now as smooth as a baby's bottom. The motel is next to a LaQuinta and then a Denny's, an HEB supermarket is pretty much within walking distance across the street, and the mongo Valle Vista Mall (worth a visit!) is around the corner from the feeder stoplight. There's a food court (closes at 9p) in the mall, and other fast-food and sit-down places are up and down the street. Access to the Harlingen airport is pretty good.
The motel's elevator is responsive and excellent.
For a budget stay, this Super 8 is worth it, and I recommend it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.