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Wanna Wanna Inn
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Everything about this hotel was great! They have a kitchenette with Microwave and Refrigerator and hot plate. It was clean and the murals on the walls is a particular plus for me. You are already on the beach and they have a bar and grill so you don't have to go far.

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different rooms and they were all great!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This is not a five star resort, it is a simple down-to-earth little hotel on the beach. it has a beach side bar/restaurant.... rooms are simple, clean and really an all around value. One kind of sticking point, you got to have reservations in advance, maybe two-three weeks or more, because location, price, location, price. Will I stay again, you betcha every chance I get, I don't need no fancy smancy hotel, a good clean room and let's go to the beach.
Give it a try next time you are at SPI

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for an extended weekend get-a-way.
Pros: Beach front property and a short walk to the beach. They have a sports bar/grill and you can eat food on the patio. This small hotel is lively at night and has a good view of the Gulf.
Cons: Small plainly decorated rooms. Very noisy on weekend due to some rowdy
individuals at the on site restaurant/patio and the parking lot. Very few parking spaces for guests because visitors eating at the restaurant took up most of the parking space. The Wireless Internet worked at the front office but not in our room. Appears the signal not strong enough to cover the entire hotel. No lobby, only a small office. No free breakfast.
Summary: Ok place for the hardcore beach and party crowd, but not what we were looking for. Since our stay at this hotel, wife and I returned to South Padre Island twice and stayed at a different hotel and were much happier.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank macbobTexas
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I decided to take a last min trip to the beach after other vacation plans were canceled. I have never been to South Padre and had heard great things , but was unsure where to stay. During a search for a hotel/bar , I ran into the Wanna Wanna. DONT PASS IT UP. It was perfect. We stayed in 110, the best room they have, our balcony doors opened to the view of the ocean and the cabana hut area. We literally walked down the stairs and the walk to the perfect place to relax. We sat for 4 days at the Wanna Wanna bar and grill just enjoying the view and people watching. This place has great drinks and great food. All the locals were there, and tourists alike. The bartenders knew our name after the first day, and knew what we were drinking.
The room was spotless and cleaned every day to look like we just arrived. The front staff was full of information and always had a smile. This may not be a 4 star resort, but deserves 4 stars from us.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

At the Wanna Wanna, your door is literally 50 feet from the beach. The rooms are typical motel style with a kitchenette and the bar attached can either be a great thing or a poor choice depending on the type of vacation you are looking for.

Room Tip: Ask for a second floor room to keep noise down
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank migvazquez
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

over priced!
the showers didn't work properly not enough water came out of the shower head!
the water was soooo cold!
we got charged an extra $50 cause our WHITE towels had "black and red stuff" that wasnt going to come off when they washed it!
$9 for the big towels and $5 for the smaller ones!
the hotel is on the beach how were we not suppose to get sand on them???
the bar and grill closed at 10pm on saturday!
the rooms are like a cheap motel!
i wouldnt not recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

We stayed for two nights off season recently. The best thing about the place is the location, right on the beach. We ended up with a downstairs room in the back right by the office. There was not a view but I think some of the upstairs rooms near the front may have a view of the water. The room needs some updating and a more comfortable bed but the rate was pretty cheap so its hard to complain. The room came with a refrigerator which did not work. We reported it to the office and they said that maintenance would be by. They never did stop by but on the morning that we were checking out there was a refrigerator outside of our door. This really didn't help us much. We complained to the front office and they reduced the room rate by $20 a night which I thought was a reasonable. So, for the price and location it was a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Momasaurus
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Additional Information about Wanna Wanna Inn

Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range: $98 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wanna Wanna Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
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Wanna South Padre Island

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