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White Sands Motel

418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX 78578
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The White Sands is clean and comfortable. No frills, but 60-75% less (minimum) than to the prices of rooms on Padre Island. Have stayed there several times on church mission trips and will return again this summer.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very decent for the price. This place has all the essentials, it's safe, all the personnel is nice and helpful. Loved the Doubleday bar next door - this is where you can have a very late dinner with some drinks without a need to drive anywhere afterwards!

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2 Thank Flammka T
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a good place to stay, esp. if you want to save some money and still be close to South Padre Island. It was dated but clean and safe. I would recommend it to the budget minded traveler. The restaurant next door is very good. We would stay there again.

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1 Thank wesnoon
Richardson, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I rated this last year -- this year it does not appear to have improved a lot. It's old. I will say that the room was clean. The quality of the linens were questionable. I went down the street to Walmart and bought some towels to sleep on. My concern was some tiny flying bus that were everywhere in the... More 

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5 Thank Bobbi A
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The White Sands Motel was the perfect place for us to stay in Port Isabel. In fact it was our favorite motel of the five where we stayed in south Texas. Situated on the water at a marina, the views were interesting and the proximity to water was a big plus. We stayed in a room with a kitchenette. Immaculately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Almost hate to let the secret out! This is a great place close to south padre but way more affordable. Great staff and restaurant also. Rooms are clean and well eguipt. Everything close. By ,pool and dock, boat slips available. I will stay again.

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4 Thank Donnie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

No frill motel. Basic but, immaculately clean. Staff very pleasant. Room cleaning done daily. Restaurant on site and also within walking distance. Try "Fishermans" right behind the hotel. Have a 32oz beer at "Doubledays" for $3.50 during happy hour. Bring your fishing poles. You can fish right at the motel and the restaurant will cook it for you. No more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If all you need is a great place to lay your head at night, with a boat ramp, restaurant, convenience store, marina, and fish cleaning table on sight, you have found the right place. We stayed for an extended weekend and have very little bad to say about this place. It could stand to have a more thorough cleaning but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had a great stay with my family during our trip to White Sands celebrating my son's birthday. The hotel was super Cheap, but nice compared to the high prices actually in South Padre this weekend of our stay. Only issue and why I didn't give it top ratings was one night the AC didn't seem to be working all... More 

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1 Thank Jeff S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was my first time staying at the White Sands, which is very close to the bridge to South Padre Island. It's part of an older marina complex that includes a restaurant. The room was very basic, but clean, and had two double (not queen) beds that were in decent shape. Large ceramic tile floor. The A/C worked, and there... More 

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