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“Dirty and lacking in service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597   |  
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Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Dirty and lacking in service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Rooms were not at all clean. You do NOT want to take your socks off. Walls are thin. Parking is only along the long road leading to hotel so if you don't get there early, you will be taking a long walk. If you have a lot of stuff or kids, it would not be convenient. Gym is very warm. No conditioner in bathroom (shampoo and soap only). This is definitely an older hotel that has seen better days. Cops were there when I arrived and there are certain rooms closed off due to previous investigations. Not the safest area. Elevator is very slow so if you're physically able, stairs are best bet.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I recommend you to stay on the third floor because it is quiet and the hotel is right on the beach. Happy hour is very good. Breakfast is good because it is in a big room,the texas shaped waffels are already made.They have cranberry sauce and wipped cream on it along with butter and syrup. House keeping were very friendly and delightful. This hotel was a decent price for its value.

Room Tip: you should stay on the third floor because it is nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Room was very roomy and hotel ammenities were great! Included pool, hot tub, work out room and even coupons for happy hour. One of the best parts was that they served breakfast up until 10am and you were merely steps away from the beach. Clean and nice staff as well.
The only improvement they could make is offering higher quality toiletry products...

Room Tip: Corner suites with balcony are roomy and jetted tub in room is very nice!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SAN ANGELO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was recently in South Padre for a training and stayed at La Quinta Inn on the north end of the island. I had a side room with a view of both the bay and Gulf of Mexico. I saw both the sunrise and sunset from my tiny balcony. When you get there you get a voucher for one free happy hour drink for every night you stay there and you can also get soda if you don't drink but I think some sort of minor payment is involved. They are next to Clayton's Bar and Grill with a patio allowing you to see the waves pounding the surf as you eat shrimp on the table. There are tall tables along the edge of the patio to see the ocean and there are other regular size tables for eating further in. The hotel has a walkway straight to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico side. One night there was a power outage in the hotel and the entire staff from manager to janitorial were there to lend a hand taking you and guiding you around the hotel as needed. There were emergency lights so there was lighting, but if you were not confident, they would walk with you to your location with a flashlight leading the way. They kept the first floor well swept and clean of any sandy residue from the beach. I slept with my windows open and the ocean breeze coming in and the ceiling fan circulating the air. Overall I had an enjoyable experience there.

Room Tip: To get a view of sunrise and sunsets, you want a side room. The back of the hotel has rooms for the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great location on the island. Room and facilities were very clean especially for a hotel located directly on the beach. Just across the street from the Birding and Turtle sanctuary. The breakfast buffet was fantastic. Much more than I bargained for. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Free internet access was convenient. Used the fitness and business centers - they were under utilized but top notch. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. First time I have been to Texas - very enjoyable.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had read a lot of reviews about this place falling apart, but I saw nothing that suggested that. It was very clean, well maintained, and staff was great. Breakfast was the highlight of our stay! It was a huge buffet and had almost anything you could want. Plenty of staff around to assist. Being on the beach was also very nice. We just walked out the back door and there was the water! Also great pool and hot tub. My only complaint is that we were on the 3rd floor, directly underneath the breakfast room. There was a lot of noise and footsteps and banging coming through the ceiling starting at 6am. I'm a very light sleeper so it really bothered me (my husband never even woke up). I almost asked to switch rooms for the second night but decided to suck it up. Other than that, it was a fantastic place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

WOW! We were so impressed with this place. I just can't say enough good things about it. They have so many benefits and perks! The most important being that they are right on the beach - literally. We timed it and it took us 1 1/2 minutes to walk out of our room and onto the beach shoreline. They have a large wooden step-down leveled deck with a lot of chaise lounges and captain chairs with attached tables that make it very comfortable to sit and enjoy the ocean. The next was price. We got an executive king suite with a full ocean view on the 4th floor that had a decent-size walk-out balcony with two chairs for $102 per night. It also included a microwave, fridge, and sitting area. The view was amazing. We left our door open each night so we could listen to the ocean and wake up to a gorgeous sunrise and ocean breeze. The room itself had nice, rich decor with a very comfortable bed, comforter, and pillows. Other perks included free parking, free high-speed wi-fi, a good-size flat screen TV with a lot of good cable channels. a free breakfast that offered a wide variety of items. We liked their cute Texas-shaped waffles. They have a really nice-sized heated pool and a hot tub that was actually hot with even hotter water shooting out of the jets and felt really good towards the end of the day when the temperature dropped a bit. Another perk is that they give you drink coupons for free drinks. We got 8 total for our stay. This was a nice perk and something we were able to get at the Bar and Grill right next to the pool. The staff was really nice and helpful. When I needed to print out my boarding passes, they graciously let me use their office computer and printer. The cleaning staff did a great job of keeping our room clean and stocked and the hotel and pool area were very clean as well. The staff members were always very nice and friendly and willing to help. While there were a few areas that showed signs of wear, it was so minor, it paled in comparison to the benefits and perks of this place and isn't even worth mentioning. When we visit South Padre again, we will be staying there again! As a side note - we went during the first week of November during the week during the off season. It was very quiet and there were times we were the only one on the beach or in the pool. It was like having the place to ourselves! Also, I would highly recommend renting a beach umbrella and chairs from Jim's Beach Service. Apparently they are on the beach by La Quinta during the summer months, but other times, you can just call them @ (956) 761-2130 and they'll bring the equipment to where you are, set it up, and take it down for $25 per day. Great deal! We got two really nice beach chairs with foot rests and a nice large umbrella. We used them twice from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and thoroughly enjoyed our days on the beach! Angel did a great job of getting us all set up. Make sure you tip him as he has to carry all that heavy equipment down to the beach.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Address: 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Quinta Inn & Suites is a Texas Beach hotel located on the north beach on South Padre Island. Hotel is located directly on the beach, featuring an ocean-side swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Enjoy free wireless high speed internet in your room, throughout the hotel, and outside to the pool and beach! Free bright side breakfast every morning featuring fresh Belgian waffles and a made-to-order omelet station. Host events for up to 200 people in our grand ballroom. ... more   less 
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