The Isla Grand Beach Resort's location is outstanding. The beach was great (although you will want to wear sandals as there was plenty of broken glass and jagged aluminum cans around the volleyball nets). This is a family and pet friendly resort.
Check-in was fast and there was ample parking. Our second floor cabana had a nice view of the ocean, tennis courts and pool area from the balcony. The room was dated, and certainly not what I would expect for the price, but it was kept clean. Perhaps the rooms in the tower are nicer?
The one thing my family noticed throughout the stay was how unfriendly the majority of the staff were. From waiters in the Windjammer, to the bartenders in the Whiskey Shack bar at the pool to the housekeeping crew. And especially the bartenders next door to the upstairs restaurant. I only went into the bar once, as they acted as if they were quite put out having to wait on me. The bar was dead that night (Tuesday) with a table of 5 watching the live music, and 3 others sitting at the bar. I had to wait a few minutes for one of the 2 ladies working the bar to end their personal conversation and reluctantly take my order. We typically have great experiences with resort staff, as we are very friendly people ourselves. We spoke with other guests who had the same impression of the staff at the Isla Grand.
All in all, our trip was nice, but I would only consider staying here again if the rates were deeply discounted. South Padre Island was great (our first family trip here), but we were told by many that tourism was down this year (perhaps a good negotiating tool for those of you planning a trip).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Isla Grand Beach Resort is the premier resort along the Texas Gulf Coast. Located right on the beach, in the southern portion of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort is easy to find and conveniently located near all of South Padre's top attractions. This beachfront resort has great onsite amenities such as two swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, restaurants, a nightclub, gift shop, coffee shop, activities and more. With such a prime location in the heart of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting resort atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. Be sure to ask about our special offers and package deals! From the Grand Bed & Breakfast to the Hole in One Golf package, you're sure to find one that fits your needs and budget. We're the perfect choice for your next business conference featuring 10,000 square feet of conference space. Excitement is never far at Isla Grand Beach Resort. The nearby nightclub has liver entertainment every day of the year featuring bands and musical guests from all over the United States. Whether it's business or pleasure, we're sure that you'll find what you're looking for when staying at our beautiful beach front resort. It's like a tropical getaway that's not too far from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isla Grand Beach Hotel South Padre Island
- Hotel Isla Grand Beach
- Radisson South Padre Island