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“OK for what it is” 3 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597   |  
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Seattle, WA
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34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“OK for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Some people will love this hotel. We might be a bit too hotel "snobby" for it. We do typically like Starwoods (Sheratons, Westin, etc) and this place isn't remotely close to one of those. I found the breakfast inedible (no fresh fruit, or fresh baked items... just hot waffles and some scrambled eggs with "stuff" in it). I also found the hotel to be less than clean.

However, is there a good value to be found here? Sure. The pool area is pretty nice and warm (although broken - the hot tub is crumbling). The views from the north facing rooms are very nice (avoid south facing rooms if you can). The beach area (minus the giant sewer pipe) is decent but not as nice as the southern South Padre beaches in my opinion. The "free" drinks include beer and wine from a box. For a modest upcharge you can get better stuff.

Again - cleanliness is in the eye of the beholder, but the hallways and rooms felt like they could use a bit more TLC. The first floor area is newly tiled and looked nice. The stairways were especially dirty.

Staff is nice and accommodating. The next door Hilton Garden Inn (owned by same people) is much nicer (and much more expensive).

The hotel allows dogs, and you will see them everywhere. Our favorite hotel (by far) at South Padre is The Pearl.

Room Tip: Avoid South Side rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great location, friendly staff, extra clean rooms, big free breakfast, and the best mattress my back has ever felt. I have stayed at more expensive hotels in my travel assignments, but this was a last minute thing. I don't regret it, and recommend it to all my fellow nurses and doctors that I work with. You can choose the ocean water or swimming pool. You can sit in the sand with a beach umbrella or by the pool , either way you can't beat the view. What a hidden treasure your hotel is. Check them out. Thank you!!!

Room Tip: Pay extra to see and hear the ocean at night, it's worth your attention to recognize some of GOD...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Aaron R, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Ruben,

We appreciate you choosing La Quinta and taking the time to leave very kind comments regarding your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your bed and your stay with us. Our staff will be pleased that you loved your time with us. Please come visit us again the next time you visit South Padre Island.

Thank you,
Aaron R.
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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

pleasantly surprised!!! we arrived early and to our surprise the front desk was happy to let us check in at noon!! (might not always work as they were pretty slow for december), but we were very grateful for it. Rooms were clean, maintenance was painting walls and performing upkeep. Breakfast was great. We'll definitely be back!!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service
The GM came buy several times to inquire about service
Oysters on the half shell were well prepared and better than good
Cevechie was amazing
Try the capt Morgan shrimp
Yummmmm
Wonderful service

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Callaway, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We spent 8 days here in November 2012, it was clean and the staff was very nice. We stayed on the 4th floor with a view of the beach. I would have to recommend a beach view room, you have a walk out patio. We never had any problems with noise from other guests or workers. The breakfast they serve in the mornings is actually pretty good. The toasters are very slow so put your bagel/toast in first then dish up your other food. Hot tub is nice but the pool is kinda cool. On the hot hot days I am sure no one minds that. You get drink coupons for the on site bar. And there is a conceriege for at the front entrance that will give you discounts to alot of the local attractions. All in all it was a pretty good stay for the money we paid. This was a sisters/mom trip that we took.

Room Tip: We choose 4th floor with the view of the ocean and had no problems with noise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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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.

Room Tip: If you are not traveling with a pet, ask to be in a room that is not next to or above someone with a...
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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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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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Address: 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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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:3 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach 3*
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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