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“Don't do it!” 2 of 5 stars
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WindWater Hotel
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't do it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I know the price is enticing but really it's not worth it. Like a lot of people I don't take reviews too seriously as typically everyone has their own viewpoint. I am by no means a picky person. When I go to a hotel all I ask for is a clean room. Nothing more. Thos place Is horrid. When we showed up the room was dirty the sheets have a nice grey tint to them that's NOT supposed to be there. The towels do too. There were dead flies on the ground. The air conditioner didn't work. The pictures on the wall had mold growing inside the glass. The box spring had what appeared to be a puke stain running down the side. Holes in the sheets and blankets. And the tub looked like someone tried to spit down the grain but missed and just left a big puddle of snot. That was the first room. So we asked for another. The guy working behind the counter seemed irritated when we asked for another but he did move us. The next room was "better". Still dead flies on the ground and moldy pictures. Holy sheets and blankets. Though it was much cleaner overall, it still had its issues. The bathroom sink looked like it had splatter from someone's vomit. Nothing a little Clorox wipe can't fix. The rooms are outdated. Not old fashioned outdated but worn down. Kinda surprised they dont rent by the hour if you know what I mean. My overall opinion. Not worth the stay. I booked through Expedia at the last minute. Don't do it. Spend a little extra and get a room that's worth the money. I will NEVER stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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6 Thank Michaeljmo
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Burnet, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed 4 nights and i was worried after reading reviews... but i was pleasantly surprised. We had a 3 bedroom suite, that had been recently updated. The pet policy was the best i could find and i called around. The free breakfast was not anything spectacular but for the price you cant expect fresh scrambled eggs and bacon at this price. The view of the channel from the private balcony was nice an.d you can fish right behind the hotel. The beach was an easy walk and was absolutely magnificent. We found no roaches and everything had been cleaned when we arrived. So im not sure what other people were talking about. But we had a delightful stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank cristen b
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is not the Taj Mahal, but it is a great value for what you pay. Our king suite was on the bay, and it was a very pleasent expierience. Clean, good air, adequate space for the kids, everything I would expect for what we paid. I see a lot of comments here about roaches, but we did not see one in the five days we were there.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This was the worst hotel stay ever. There were roaches everywhere. As I entered the bathroom to use it, I found a used condom on the floor. We went to the main checkin/checkout office and no one was there. I left the key on the front desk. I would never stay there ever, ever again. People were drug dealing outside the hotel too. We left immediatley...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Miguel M
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Weslaco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Overall the place was okay. First room I got the plugs for the fridge and microwave didn't work. Went down complained and they upgraded me to a suite!!! Really big spacious suite! There was two bed rooms three beds two pullout sofas a full kitchen! Was great

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank anon956
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Mercedes, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

let me start by saying choices were limited on the island for Fathers Day....this was available and cheap but there was a reason for that.....the place is ok but it is what it is.....not very nice and they let folks party in the parking lot with loud music and plenty of partying....and when i say they let them party...they were loud....

the room is dirty and very outdated...

not a place we are ever going back to....and if you look at some of my reviews I am usually very positive about places

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank eposadas
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Mission, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

after paying 142.00 and the front clerk being upset about it like if it was coming off of her pay; the hotel was awful. There is a roach infestation microwave didn't work, pool was dirty, and so called hot tub was cold besides the 2 yr old in a diaper swimming there was nothing hot about it...front desk clerks were rude and all in all messed up my weekend from the horrible smell in room. and no room service AT ALL!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank dee v
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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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