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Wanna Wanna Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 hotels in South Padre Island
Mercedes, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent treatment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Made reservation and room wasn't ready so I was given a great room with siding windows toward the Beach, Swimming Pool & Outside Bar view. Great Room. Had a great time while I was there, Outside Bar had Live Music and music was great.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a great view and room 110 has the beo beach.st and the ones next to it which are...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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McAllen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Was looking for small, friendly hotel on the beach, but also with views of the beach. Wannawanna is small (about 15 rooms), everyone very friendly. It is right on the beach. For me, other than the friendliness, the main draw was the chairs on the balcony from which one could view the ocean. The common area around the bar/restaurant is huge. Ask for an upstairs room where the ocean view is better. The room was very clean and all the appliances (fridge, air conditioning, microwave, etc.) worked very well. The week I went there was live music at the attached bar/restaurant on weekends, including Thursday. You will hear this from your room, but this could be a good thing. If you want silence, book a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evening. Management may give you a discount if you go on "off days," Monday through Thursday. Added plus were novels on loan from the office. One negative feature was the state of the door locks; difficult to open the doors from the outside. Perhaps they had rusted from the sea air? Whatever the reason, the management might do well to completely redo the lock system. I felt the accommodations would suit all ages, including myself, elderly single lady travelling solo. Would I go again? Absolutely!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have better ocean view from the balcony. Ask ahead of time if live music will be pla...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Had a friend suggest staying here. What a great choice! Can't beat being right on the beach with a bar and restaurant right there. Rooms are clean, nothing fancy, but just what you want when you're hanging at the beach! The bands were great, and you can hear them if you go to bed early, but they only play until 11. Can't wait to go back and chill with a pina colada or the Wanna Wanna!!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have a nice view of the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well the place is good for couple. Staff is friendly and helpful.Room is cozy and clean. Best part It's right on beach. One will love to go for a long walk and enjoy the view. Prefer to book in advance. Have love music on weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It was what we wanted and expected. It is not the best, but it is what we were looking for. Rooms were clean and acceptable. We were looking for something right on the beach and somewhere to eat and drink without having to drive. Only issue - we had a sliding door that could only be locked from the outside (it had a chain for when we were in the room). Did get the best price from booking online.

Room Tip: We wanted a view of the waves and for this you will need to be on the second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

First off its not a place I would stay, been there several times over the last year and have never heard someone say, oh best room ever! But for beach access and sitting and drinking the turbo Colada's, it can't be beat...

I love this little bar, I don't eat fried foods often, and that's really all they serve. But it is right on the beach, the sound and smell of the ocean, beautiful people and good music, don't short change yourself, check this place out. Might be your new home away from home as well...

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking for a place in SPI on the beach that would allow our dog. Wanna Wanna fit perfectly. Nothing special, but right on the beach with a good bar (limited menu but good seafood, and good drinks) that has live music on occasion. Friendly staff.
Room is what you would expect for the price, clean room with ok bed and A/C. Shower was a little small without the best flow, but completely usable. Wifi worked well, had access to the lobby one stronger, but could see another one they had set up for the rooms farther from the lobby.
Lobby only attended through 7pm so if you're checking in late make sure to call and they will set you up.
Several rooms are pretty close to the bar/restaurant area so if you don't want to deal with noise you may want to stay away from that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wanna Wanna Inn

Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wanna Wanna Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Wanna Wanna Hotel South Padre Island
Wanna South Padre Island

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