We did a quick family getaway for a weekend and shopped around for a few days. I must admit, I was a bit disappointed with the limited options there are for a decent hotel, but I was very happy with the Hilton. It was very spacious, nice, and in a great location!! They have balconies that are perfect for enjoying the view of the beach. It's great for families because it's not surrounded by too much traffic, noise, or businesses, but everything is less than a 5 minute drive away so it's perfect. The pool is gorgeous and very big! And in the evenings, it's all in the shade so it's perfect if you've had enough sun for the day. The beach access is really nice too! There's a nice little deck to get out to it and makes for some really great morning scenery with the sun rising over the water. And if you don't feel like driving out for a meal, Clayton's is just 2 buildings over and accessible through the shared deck with La Quinta. All in all, we had a wonderful experience, the staff was all really friendly as well.
Only had 1 complaint-the carpet in the room. I'd read several other complaints about dirty carpeting in some of the rooms, but didn't realize the extent of it. While I realize that keeping hotel carpets spotless is an impossible task, there were quite a few stains all over and in multiple colors. While it wasn't an inconvenience (I just made sure to never walk around barefoot, though I never do in hotels anyway), it was definitely an eye sore.
Also, note that there will be an added $4 resort fee I don't think you will know about in advance. It's not a big deal but I wasn't expecting it. But to be fair, I may have just read over that minor detail when booking.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel and would love to stay there again on another trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hilton Garden Inn hotel is set among the dunes of the Gulf of Mexico beachfront and offers contemporary convenience on the north side of the island. We place you in the heart of the beach action where you can enjoy a gulf sunset, beach horseback riding, parasailing and more. We offer complimentary WiFi throughout our hotel along with a full-service bar and restaurant at the pool and deck. Check out what all our South Padre hotel has to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Hotel South Padre Island