We really enjoyed our stay at South Beach Inn...except for one, rather large detail - the mattresses are terrible! After the first night, knowing we would be staying for another 4 nights, we drove to the nearest Walmart and bought a mattress pad. It took the edge off, but we still woke up every morning with neck and back aches. Also, some black out shades would go a long way in helping guests get a good nights' sleep. Lots of light gets in through the blindes they have there now. However, besides that, we think this little place is great. Wonderful location just a minute or two from the beach, AND the section of the beach its nearest to is one of least busy on the island - big plus! The kitchenette was great - full size fridge and oven. Everything worked well. The place was very clean and the owners were friendly and helpful. The pool was also a huge plus - clean, not busy, and right outside the front door. The other guests were quiet and respectful, but, as a nonsmoker, I would love to see this place ban smoking right outside the doors and in the pool area. The little corrider the guests use to get in and out of the hotel was sometimes filled with smokers. Yuck! Not what I wanted my little 2 year old breathing. Not a deal breaker I guess, but pretty unpleasant for this nonsmoking family. We would love to return to South Beach Inn, but would have to think long and hard about doing so unless they replaced the mattresses. They really were awful - so hard and springy! If you don't mind a bad mattress, and aren't looking for luxury (this is really more of a beach cabin, only very basic amenities are offered), then this is the place for you :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Beach Inn is a 12-unit hotel with a pool located on beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. Built in 1961 as the SeaGrape Motel, the inn stakes claim as the oldest on the island. South Beach Inn offers full kitchens, pet-friendly accommodations, free WIFI, & BBQs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Beach Hotel South Padre Island
- South Beach Motel