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“Definately NOT a Resort.” 2 of 5 stars
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WindWater Hotel
Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
GreenLeadersBronze level
2 reviews
“Definately NOT a Resort.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Roaches in our room, housekeeping unplugged our refrigerator while we were at Schlitterbahn, killed our sons insulin costing us another $100. No coffee makers in rooms and breakfast must be eaten in a room big enough for 15 with 61 rooms of guests!? Pictures can be deceiving.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Powell, Wyoming
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I booked this room because I thought the price wasn't so high, but for the price I paid, an outhouse would have been better than this. The check in lady was really friendly though, so I don't want to bash her. However, who ever the owners of this place are should be ashamed! It didn't look like these rooms had been updated since the 80's and probably not cleaned since then either. There were dead bugs on the floor, and not little ones, huge bugs!!! The bathroom was gross, and it smelled so bad! The remotes didn't work for the TV's and the parking lot was so small. I went with my grandparents and they didn't have a room with two beds so we got a "suite" (if you can even call it that) with a king bed and a pull out sofa. I pulled out the sofa bed and thought it was gonna crumble right there on the floor. Needless to say I hardly slept all night for fear of bed bugs and couch collapse. DO NOT STAY HERE! Gross, gross, gross. Spend the money and get something decent. The only thing good about this place was the short walk to the beach, then again its not a very wide island is it?

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We spent a night here over the weekend and were horribly disappointed. We walked into the room and were immediately met with a musky odor. The floors were disgusting and the room looked nothing like the pictures. We shrugged it off and figured we could handle it for one night. Then I walked into the bathroom. The walls had mildew all over them and when I lifted up the toilet seat there was a mass of pubic hair floating in the water. The sink hadn't been cleaned and the corners of the floor were literally black and had obviously not been cleaned in quite awhile. The bathroom was so foul my three year old walked in and declared "This room is gross, I want to go home!". Besides the general funk of the room, there was no coffee maker, the TV remote did not work and the AC was barely working. We had a limited time at the beach and didn't want to mess with finding another hotel; which is the only reason we stayed the night there. The pool was okay but there were glass bottles everywhere and cigarettes littered all over the outside of the pool. In the evening we were unfortunately not too surprised to see two cop cars in the parking lot (some of the other guests looked a little shady).You could not PAY me to ever set foot in this disgusting place again. Yes, the price is cheap, but in this case you truly get what you pay for!!! Do not stay here if you want a comfortable room.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 of 5 stars 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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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230 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dasreiseteam
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: WindWater Hotel
Address: 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
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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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