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“Nice Beach Location”
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Wanna Wanna Inn
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Beach Location”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Had a friend suggest staying here. What a great choice! Can't beat being right on the beach with a bar and restaurant right there. Rooms are clean, nothing fancy, but just what you want when you're hanging at the beach! The bands were great, and you can hear them if you go to bed early, but they only play until 11. Can't wait to go back and chill with a pina colada or the Wanna Wanna!!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have a nice view of the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well the place is good for couple. Staff is friendly and helpful.Room is cozy and clean. Best part It's right on beach. One will love to go for a long walk and enjoy the view. Prefer to book in advance. Have love music on weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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tulsa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

It was what we wanted and expected. It is not the best, but it is what we were looking for. Rooms were clean and acceptable. We were looking for something right on the beach and somewhere to eat and drink without having to drive. Only issue - we had a sliding door that could only be locked from the outside (it had a chain for when we were in the room). Did get the best price from booking online.

Room Tip: We wanted a view of the waves and for this you will need to be on the second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Mexico
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

First off its not a place I would stay, been there several times over the last year and have never heard someone say, oh best room ever! But for beach access and sitting and drinking the turbo Colada's, it can't be beat...

I love this little bar, I don't eat fried foods often, and that's really all they serve. But it is right on the beach, the sound and smell of the ocean, beautiful people and good music, don't short change yourself, check this place out. Might be your new home away from home as well...

  • Stayed June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking for a place in SPI on the beach that would allow our dog. Wanna Wanna fit perfectly. Nothing special, but right on the beach with a good bar (limited menu but good seafood, and good drinks) that has live music on occasion. Friendly staff.
Room is what you would expect for the price, clean room with ok bed and A/C. Shower was a little small without the best flow, but completely usable. Wifi worked well, had access to the lobby one stronger, but could see another one they had set up for the rooms farther from the lobby.
Lobby only attended through 7pm so if you're checking in late make sure to call and they will set you up.
Several rooms are pretty close to the bar/restaurant area so if you don't want to deal with noise you may want to stay away from that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

While vacationing in SPI, I learned about this place/hotel. We all went and ate, drank (fantastic drinks) and just a few steps - literally to the beach.

We could hear the music coming from Wanna Wanna which was a mixture and it made the perfect place to be at.

The staff there were really nice too!
... the one draw back that I would like to say is "on any given Holiday, your'e going to pay $199.99". OUCH!!!!!!

It's not the fancy hotel so therefore, I will state to look else where to spend the night. And if you do stay at Wanna Wanna, be ready to hear plenty of noice.
Otherwise, it's a cool place to be at.

Regards,
Sam E.

Room Tip: You will hear noices on every room. Your'e right by the beach and the music is feet away.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place gets four stars for its location, atmosphere, service and all around laid back South Padre vibe-- not for its beds, which are definitely two-star hard.
Formerly Island Inn, Wanna Wanna has taken the name of its adjacent beach bar and grilll, where you can get a "world famous" pina colada so good it will knock the flip flops off your sandy feet. The grill has a small menu of pretty good food, too.
Our room didn't have the fancy murals shown on the website, but it did have a full kitchen ,which was nice. The motel provided coffee for the pot, dish detergent, and paper towels. Need ice? Stroll down to the Wanna Wanna and fill your in-room bucket.
There was no phone in the room, but the office was right around the corner. There was also no remote for the TV, but a quick trip to the office took care of that. Don't be afraid to ask for something-- they probably have it. Parking is crazy because part of the side lot is public beach access. Motel guests get a parking permit to put in the windshied, whioh means you can park some designated spots on the side, front and front row in a lot across the street.
Although it only has 15 rooms, Wanna Wanna is a busy place where people come to eat, drink and party. If that sounds like fun, this might the the place fo stay.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are furthest from the bar action and probably quieter. Only second floor rooms wi...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wanna Wanna Inn

Property: 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:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Wanna Wanna Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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