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1 of 5 bubbles Review of WindWater Hotel

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WindWater Hotel
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
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“Not happy!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Initial check in after unloading all our belongings, the door wouldn't open with our card. The receptionist issued another room, the lock on the door was broken and the floors were all sandy on check-in. The toilet would barely flush, there was no vent or A.C in the bathroom, no coffee pot for complimentary cup of coffee. Not happy. Have stayed at other hotels since this stay for the same price and was very happy at them.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

The price for the accomodation was excellent, particularly as it was getting close to spring break and the other hotels had already increased their rates. The room was good size and fairly clean and the location is great. The free Island Shuttle Bus takes you anywhere. It's only a short stroll to the beach and the lagoon.
However, when we came back around 10 pm we had a big cockroach in the room. The night manager came immediately when we called and killed it. A little while later we had a smaller roach on the ceiling. Again the manager came straight away and this time he offered us another room which we gladly accepted. We stayed in that hotel when it was still a Best Western and had experienced the same thing. The next morning we were offered a refund without even asking for it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

The good - we needed a pet friendly place at South Padre and got the room for an incredible price. The setting of the back rooms faced an inlet from the bay and was very pleasant. Most guests are quiet retirees. The bad - one night there were some noisy people above us and you could hear them clearly, so soundprooofing isn't very good. This is an older motel and it is beat up. Lock on sliding door was about to come off. Bathroom & bedding was clean but carpeting is marginal, with stains. Drapes had spots as well, and wifi was spotty. Breakfast is just carbos with no eggs or sausage or even the waffle maker. But, and this is a big but, it was cheap, and the setting was nice.

Room Tip: Pay the extra and get a "suite" facing the inlet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

We were on South Padre Island for one night in February (off season) and it was perfect for us. The room was very inexpensive and was clean and convenient. We were hoping to find a place with an outdoor hot tub and continental breakfast and this fit the bill. Some of the outside area could use a little freshening and updating but overall it was a good value and positive experience.

Room Tip: Since we wanted to use the pool area our first floor room steps away from the pool was ideal. All of...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Rented room to only find out room was already rented! found needles and condom boxes all across room! clean is far from what this hotel... more like motel is! its on the far end of padre blvd. when called for discription they told me the middle of the strip. Which was a complete lie! I wouldnt recomend this to not even to a RAT this is clearly not what it appears to be online.

Room Tip: rooms at beggining of strip are worth the stay, money & time
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

stayed there back in november with my wife for a getaway. the pirce was great and the hotel was clean and well kept.The bed was a lil hard but thats the way I like it. We will go back again

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

I always stay here the first 3 weeks of December. There are very few people here and the beach is practically deserted. I spend a lot of time on the balcony watching the sea gulls and pelicans. The temperature is moderate and ranges from 60-80. A few chilly days are to be expected with 50 degrees.

Room Tip: I enjoy the rooms at the back which have a balcony that's on a waterway.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about WindWater Hotel

Property: WindWater Hotel
Address: 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — WindWater Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The WindWater Hotel offers moderately priced, family and student friendly hotel accommodations in the heart of South Padre Island, Texas. With spacious and comfortable hotel rooms, king suites and condos facing the bay-side marina, and a variety of fabulous hotel features and lodging extras. WindWater Hotel offers the perfect accommodations for family vacations and spring break trips in South Padre Island. Guests can also enjoy playing a round of golf at local golf courses, hiking or biking along local trails, or fishing off the bay-side marina. Amenities include spacious suites with private balconies, an outdoor pool, free wireless internet, business center, and a limited amount of fishing equipment for guests to use. Situated on the bayside marina and 2 blocks from the beach, the WindWater Hotel, offers convenience to local attractions including; Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (tickets sold at frontdesk) South Padre Island Convention Center Isla Blanca Park Horseback Riding Snorkeling Scuba Diving Dolphin Watch Tours Lighthouse Square Sea Turtle Inc. Mexico South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center Gladys Porter Zoo Island Equestrian Center Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Laguna Madre Nature Trail Historic Brownsville ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wind Water Hotel And Resort
Wind Water Hotel South Padre Island
Microtel South Padre Island
South Padre Island Best Western
Best Western South Padre Island

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