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“Quiet, Quaint and Cozy.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Palms Resort
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Certificate of Excellence
FT Worth
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Quiet, Quaint and Cozy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

After eating at the Cafe many times, we finally decided to try the Motel. We usually stay at the Hilton and pay $$$ more. What I like about the Palm's is a direct beach access and you can actually see the water from your door or window if on the second floor. The room was clean with everything in order. The bed was a little above average and the shower was a walk in and not a tub shower. One of the best parts is the restaurant is right out your door and is one of the better spots to eat on the Island... the Don Julio margaritas are lethal. After having stayed at the Isla Grand, Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta, etc.. It may not have all the amenities of the others, but it has a lower price and the essentials that make for a nice stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Texazstar
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We just spent a weekend there. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and the restaurant had some of the best food on the island. It was great having the hotel on the beach with the restaurant over looking the ocean. We'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My love and I took a short notice vacation and looked up many places we could stay at we booked, checked in and had such a great stay that we extended our stay here! The staff was helpful and friendly.... Thanks especially to Matt (who really made memorable moments) and Sarah (for recommending to check out Sea Turtle Inc!) No other place can offer a low key and comfortable stay! And yes "that's a ship." Thanks Matt!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank V M
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Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Me and my wife expended last weekend at The Palms for first time. I had been in the restaurant tons of times, but this was our first experience in the hotel. I'm going to repeat the experience very soon. I really love it. Small, clean, quiet and the best of all is that they have the best restaurant on the Island.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank GerardoGonzalez
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Palms Resort is always a great place to stay. It is clean, friendly, and close to the beach. The cafe is fantastic. The food is always very good and it is open air right on the beach. Very nice views of the beach. We love South Padre Island and the Palms Resort make our stay feel like home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Sue B
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed staying here, room was clean, do put a sheet on the fold out bed b/c ours was really dirty but no bedbugs! coffee and breakfast taco at the restaurant can easily feed 2. Even tho the walls are thin and we heard loud party goers they eventually quieted down. We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mrs A M
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you are traveling to the resorts of South Padre Island, Texas, at the very most southern tip of Texas. You will have a choice of High Rise Rental Condos, Hotels, Chain motels and some homes on the beach. For a wonderful change from these choices for a couple or small family, I reccomend the Palms. It is a 70s era Family owened Motel right on the beach. It has been modernized and imaculate (They need to update the TV's). There is a sitting/kitchen area and a sleeping area with comfy beds. The best kept secret is the Bar/Resturant right on the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is small and intimate with a great view of the wide clean beach and the gulf. The food is great and I strongly reccomend the breakfast menue. From Eggs Benedict to authentic Huevos Rancheros to the best pancakes I have ever eaten you just cannot go wrong. For a long weekend or a week at the beach you cannot beat the Palm

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the Resturant/Bar if you go to bed early. Things do quite down by 10
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Palms Resort
Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
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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 Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in South Padre Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palms Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the white sand beaches of South Padre Island, The Palms Resort is a relaxing oasis boasting beach front access, stylish, comfortable accommodations, and friendly, attentive service. Our resort offers guests the personal service of an intimate boutique hotel with the modern amenities of larger business hotels. Our award winning beachside retaurant (The Cafe on the Beach) is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with Eggs Benedict and a mimosa. End your day with steak and lobster and a fine wine. Enjoy mojitos poolside from our full service bar! ... more   less 
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