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Motel 6 South Padre Island
Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed at the Motel 6 during our trip to the island., I wasn't expecting anything great but this place is unacceptable. My husband has a sensitivity to smoke and every evening when we returned to the room it reeked of marijuana smoke. We paid 10 dollars for the wifi key and the internet connection was so bad that we ended up using the ramada inn's free wifi! Our shower head was broken and the hot water was in and out. On our last night, our water was completely busted because a pipe busted. We were completely covered in sand and in desperate need of the shower! They couldn't move us to a new room because there was no vacancy so we had to stand around our room for an hour full of sand. When the water finally came back on, it was all cold. Even the next morning there was still no hot water. The only reason I gave this place 2 stars instead of 1 is because after we complained about the room, the manager said he would refund us $50 (even though we paid 66 a night) Next time I'll look for quality over value when booking a hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very clean nice good location to everything... But rooms are little small. Make sure to ask for two doubles or you will get 1 full size bed.... The staff were very friendly and helpful..Pool closes at 9 that suck....

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Motel 6 prides itself on this location as a "modern" facility. This is a false statement. The hotel is not modern at all but has a dated and run down feel. The rooms are small and the shower is awkward. There's no free cable tv or wifi. The one nice thing about this location is the proximity to the beach, shops and restaurants. I won't be staying here again.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank amazinghealthtravel
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

My boyfriend actually owns a condo on the island and we stayed at the Motel 6 this past Saturday because we were bringing furniture down for his place and he currently has renters there. There was only room available with a queen size bed and although it was a smoking room the clerk stated that the rooms do not smell of smoke because they have no carpet in the rooms...which in fact was not true. The room smelled horrible and we are both sick from our allergies at this time. The bad thing is that the 2 rooms next to this room smelled just as bad and one of them is the handicap room...which there is not many available. The hot water did not last long at all. This was the first and only time that I have been in Padre and was ready to leave as soon as I woke up. Very disappointed and we will not stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

well they got a new manager and you can tell he care's ! he has got rid of the bugs and truly cleaned up the place i was very happy to see it! i didnt want to stay there but i was told they were working on it so i gave it a shot and i was happy! you can look and see i gave very bad feed back here bt it is a great deal now! i was there over thanks giving and was very happy! if they got new beds it would help they are very hard

Room Tip: stay on the north side there is no road on that side so you don't here car's
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank John H
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Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

You get what you pay for here its not a holiday inn etc, not much to say the rooms are small and I had dead bugs in my bathroom the,1st night then a welcome introduction by the roaches in bathroom the 2nd night. The following next morning I was out of there, and they charge you for.wifi.... Really!!!!! Will never come here again

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Raybud06
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family and I stayed at this motel on Sat 24- Sun 25 th check out time. I was pleased to see the rooms looked nice and clean. Eliseo the clerk on duty was pleasant and efficient which made the check in process painless lol check out time also was a breeze, just turned in cc key and that's it. No long waits at all. The pool although small was perfect water depth wise from 3ft to 5 ft- perfect for the kiddos and for those of us adults who don't know how to swim but still like to enjoy some pool time. Although the pool hrs at night closed at 9:30pm :( but I guess I can see if opened later hrs, it could disturb other guests whose rooms by pool. Female clerk on " pool patrol" lol was friendly in enforcing the pool rules ;) one negative not sure if our room was supposed to have shampoo also for us, we only had 1 little face soap but we brought our own stuff so didn't think about calling the front desk . All in all we would definately recommend to other ppl. Funny thing how this motel seems to get low reviews yet this motel always booked solid. :) great value

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Skymel
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Address: 4013 Padre Blvd, Island Causeway at Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7231
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Price Range: $38 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 South Padre Island 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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