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“Isla Grand- beautiful grounds/friendly staff” 3 of 5 stars
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Isla Grand Beach Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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“Isla Grand- beautiful grounds/friendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our family visited Isla Grand on S.Padre for a wedding. We were there for a long weekend Friday through Monday. Upon arrival we were greeted kindly and found a clean room. The rooms are a bit outdated, but we had received a special promotion price so I was okay with that. Overall our stay was very good. I think the resort itself if clean and well maintained but just needs some updating. The grounds are very well maintained and the servers at the restaurant are very friendly. You cannot beat the location / proximity to the beach. Our room was clean and the housekeeping staff again was friendly. I would stay here again but would not pay full price only because of the updating needed. Nice stay and nice resort.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor of the pool/garden suites and it was easy to come in and out to the poo...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Margarita W
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Isla Grand on SPI in October of 2013. I have been in the hotel quite a few times to go to the Quarterdeck nightclub and have always wanted to stay here. I am so glad we did! We got a great Fall Getaway package and were very impressed. I loved that they had Starbucks coffee, room service, pool bar, poolside food service, nightclub, restaurant, and right on the beach.

This truly felt like a resort, everything you needed was there. We easily got taxis to go to other bars, but had enjoyed our time at the Whiskey Shack, Windjammers, and Quarterdeck. The pool area was very nice, the tiki huts always available for shade. I loved that our room was on ground level by the pool and beach. I come to the island quite a bit and Isla Grand is my preferred place to stay! Thank you! We had a very memorable time.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Went for a weekend getaway with friends and I have no complaints just good compliments. I stayed in a cabana with garden and pool view which the view during the day and night was great. The room was very clean. Service is very prompt and helpful. Pool area is kept clean and the bar is conveniently located by the pool. Beach access is good as well as access to restaurants and banks. Rates are fair. My stay was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel to family and friends. I will stay again. Thanks Isla Grand.

Room Tip: Cabanas with beach view or garden/pool view are the best.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice location right on the beach but this hotel needs more TLC. Rooms are old, with pillows and decor from the last century. Beds were hard and bedspreads of the old type, no white look as is currently the norm. Bathroom mirrors were tarnished and bathtub worn out.

The AC unit was so loud that we had to turn it off to sleep.

Room Tip: We had a "cabana room". Try to get one on the second floor as close to the sea as possible...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank DonK1960
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Rowlett, Texas
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117 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visited here for 5 nights in September 2013 on a girls getaway trip to South Padre Island. We stayed at Isla Grand Beach Resort and it was absolutely beautiful! We stayed in a cabana right across from the pools, yet we could see the ocean as well. The room was roomy enough for all of us and all of our stuff! The pool area was beautiful, even though they were doing some construction and working on the waterfall for one of the pools (my favorite), it didn't really bother us and we spent so many of hours out there and by the beach. The beach access was extremely nice. The hotel keeps their beach area super clean! The hotel offered everything we could have asked for. Pool side bar was open later in the afternoon but had some great drinks and was nice to have so close. The pool side grill hamburgers were great but it was only open on the weekend so we only were able to eat there once! The restaurant was reasonable and had good food! The Quarterdeck Sports Bar was where we enjoyed ourselves the most as they offered Monday night football with taco bar (which was very good) and live entertainment Tuesday thru Sunday nights. The band that was playing while we were there was called Passion and they were great! We danced and made friends, having a great time! They even had "hermit" crab races which were hilarious and fun! (Two of us won a race; Isla Grand bucks to spend!)

All the staff was wonderful! Everyone was nice and friendly and you could tell they enjoyed being there. We were all impressed by the security staff they had too, always felt secure and safe.
While we were there we checked out some other hotels and we found they either had small pool areas or they had a long haul to the beach plus the vegetation and seaweed going on in front of the other hotels was NOT evident at the Isla Grand! While we were there they were upgrading their internet access. Never had a problem, in our room, out by the pool or in the restaurants.

We will definitely be back and I highly recommend Isla Grand to anyone looking for that perfect place to stay, play, rest or eat. SPI beaches were beautiful, I was pleasantly surprised and because it is quick trip from Dallas, I will be back and the only place I will be staying is here!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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136 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Our room was on the beach. Amazing views of ocean. The beach sand was clean. Best hotel beach. Great workout room. Did not eat in the restaurant. Too many great restaurants to choose from. Just amazing time.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Bob and Barb H
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Victoria, Texas
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80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We always go to S. Padre during off-season in late Sept. We have always returned to Isla Grand and before when it was the Radisson. The setting is idyllic and our vacation there, usually four nights, has always exceeded our expectations. The room is always impeccable and features sleep-number beds. The location is quiet and right on the beach (literally) with only a few steps necessary to get into the Gulf and the surf. Sunrise in the restaurant is never disappointing and combined with the food and excellent service, causes us to linger for quite a while. Check-in and check-out are always efficient and the desk staff is attentive and courteous and will try to satisfy specific room requests (yes we have our favorites) if at all possible. Considering the prices at other venues, Isla Grand is a real bargain featuring top-notch accommodations. We will return again next year.

Room Tip: Garden view facing south is the most quiet. Ground floor was great and had most recent remodeling.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Isla Grand Beach Resort
Address: 500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in South Padre Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Isla Grand Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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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Isla Grand Beach Hotel South Padre Island
Hotel Isla Grand Beach
Radisson South Padre Island

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