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Beachside Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597   |  
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Ranked #23 of 33 Hotels in South Padre Island
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No extras included.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice hotel to lounge in, this is not it. It serves it's purpose as a place to lay your head and that's about it. Close enough to the beach to walk but not on the beach like the photo shows. Complimentary breakfast was cereal and bread. Only bar soap provided in the bathroom. They do have a fridge and a microwave which came in handy. Not bad for the price but no luxury, no extras.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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McAllen
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

One word will describe this hotel - disgusting. Definitely not worth the price. Would rather camp out on the beach instead. The floor was damp all the time and the bed linens did not appear clean. When paying over $300 for a room you expect to get a good quality clean room.

Room Tip: Clean rooms and update with new bed linens. floor was damp all the time
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Just got back from beachside. Its very good for the price. Location is great for me. Within walking distance to stores and restaraunts. Dont expect something luxurious at all. But its good and didn't have the damp beach smell like the first time I stayed there. Don't expect a actual continental breakfast but I'd definitely go back.Also it's not a noisy place, which I like!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Dirty, filthy, yucky... Bedspreads have holes, sheets are worn thin. I heated up some water for coffee and a cockroach ran out of the microwave. I reported it to the manager who promptly moved me to a different room and said he would spray. Room #2: went to plug my computer into my charger, and when I moved stuff on the desk saw another cockroach. I reported it at the front desk, and they didn't seem the least bit surprised. When I checked out the following morning, several days early, the manager did agree to refund my money, after he angrily commented that he'd never had complaints before. Upon visiting with other guests on the property, they said they had been killing bugs in their rooms, but hadn't realized what kind of bugs they were.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kanata, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We booked this hotel on a shoestring budget. It was better than I expected as it was very clean. The staff were friendly and polite. Normally they charge for the pillow, but since there was only two pillows on a king bed, I was able to get them to give us one extra pillow. The room was clean, however the bathroom was dated and could use some updating. The room was a bit crowded; a single King bed barely fit. However the benefits much outweighed the drawbacks.
I liked how fellow guests enjoyed the public areas; the Winter Texans were very nice and polite. It really made me feel at home. Best of all, breakfast included crock pots filled with fresh hot buscuits, gravy, sausages and eggs with cheese. This was hands down the best breakfast we had all trip. I would definitely book it again, but bring my own pillow if I wanted more.

Room Tip: The single King room we booked was very tight. The TV was perched high on top of a wardrobe replaci...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Harlingen, Texas
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Ok first of all there ARE refrigerators and microwaves, at leastthe in the room we stayed in, also showers in the bathtubs. Clean rooms nice housekeeping, but no extra blankets or pillows, they charge 5 extra dollars for a pillow! Also no blowdryer or iron in rooms. Continental breakfast is cereal and toast but if you come in expecting where it is you'll be fine!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Pay attention to first impressions. Trash in parking lot, stairway, elevator and hallways. Strong smell of bleach in the lobby and through out hotel. Room appeared clean, however found hairs in tub along with roaches. Took over five minutes for front desk to acknowledge me and no one else was present. Very poor customer service and property very poorly maintained. Owners and staff should watch a few episodes of Hotel Impossible. There's no excuse for lack of cleanliness and poor customer service.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beachside Inn

Address: 4500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This South Padre Island hotel is a 5-minute walk from the beach and 1 mile from Big Mother Bay Fishing tours. It serves a continental breakfast every morning and features an outdoor pool. Each room at Beachside Inn has cable TV, a refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker and a work desk. Guests at the Beachside Inn can relax in the outdoor hot tub. The hotel's front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and there are laundry facilities on site. The Port Isabel History Museum is 5 miles from the hotel. Long Island Golf Course is 6 miles from the property. ... more   less 
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