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“outdoor heaven!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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204 W. Gardenia St., South Padre Island, TX 78597   |  
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Ranked #29 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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“outdoor heaven!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

me and my wife stayed here for the weekend. I love the outside area great pool and barbecue area.the room was great very spacious and even had a stove and fridge.the workers are very polite and always waved to us as we passed.we came from San Antonio on our two day stay on South Padre Island, and we would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We just returned from a 4 night stay over the 4th weekend and could not have been more upset over this hotel. Our original hotel accidentally overbooked and we were forced to stay here for 2 nights.
Cons:
Fridge is moldy (they unplug it when previous guests leave)
Kitchen is unusable (rusty and cabinets don't close)
AC cools 1/2 the room (freezing when on and hot when off)
Mattresses are thin and uncomfortable
Trash from previous guests was found under the bed
Roaches....Lots of them....4 found in the room.....(Wife slept in the car the 2nd night)

Pros:
It is on S Padre
Pool was acceptable (once I cleaned it myself)

I have stayed at many hotels, motes, and resorts around the world. As I am a budget traveler, I have fairly low expectations. This met none of them. I feel the owners have given up entirely until the health department shuts them down. I am in the process of trying to contact the owner to air my grievances since this hotel almost ruined my vacation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 via mobile

Good rates,,good pool,needs music in pool area..good location,,we will go back in a heart beat

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2004

There were 9 girls to share 2 rooms on our trip to Padre. THe staff was wonderfull and surprisingly enjoyed our nudity on the camera overlooking the hot tub :) When we were there, there was most definitely never a dull moment!! We've been to Padre several times before and stayed at the most popular hotels and resorts and this was our favorite place to stay!!!!! -jessica, whitney, haley, nicole b., tracy, shayla, nicole g., tiffany, laura

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2003

This unique motel is a paradise in itself. The atmosphere is true Tex-Mex. Southern Texas hospitality at it's best. The staff was wonderful and made us feel comfortable and welcomed. The other guests were from a range of cultures and also seemed to be relaxed and enjoying themselves. It was contageous. Our room had a microwave and more important, a nice cold fridge to store those essentials. The courtyard pool/jacuzzi/patio area is enclosed and child friendly. The pool was sparkling, only second to the South Padre Stars which are beautiful when viewed from the patio jacuzzi. My son and I enjoyed our stay.

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Additional Information about South Padre Motel

Address: 204 W. Gardenia St., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
South Padre Hotel South Padre Island

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