Isla Grand has a lovely location right on the beach on South Padre Island. The grounds are lovely, with two pools and two sets of tennis courts right on the beach. There isn't much to dislike about the location. The rooms, though, are another matter entirely. This property, a former Radisson, is sorely neglected on the inside. The rooms are shabby and out of date with a mustiness that no amount of Febreeze can dispel. The air conditioner in the unit I was assigned was on its last legs and struggled just to remove humidity from the air. Cooling? Forget it. You can get good deals here, and if you're not particular about room quality you'll be fine. If you're sensitive to smells and need a decent mattress and air conditioning you'd do better elsewhere.