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“great access to beach, good breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island

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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
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“great access to beach, good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This hotel overall was okay, a little overpriced for what you get, the breakfast was great but the room smelled like mildew, access to the beach was perfect, pool was very small though, these hotels should really play a part in cleaning up the beach it was disgusting, bottles and trash everywhere,had to walk a while to find a clean spot for my daughters to play, we did have a goodtime overall.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Charityforallofus
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Aaron R, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing this review of our hotel and addressing your concerns. We sincerely apologize for the way your room smelt and the trash on the beach. We will address these concerns as soon as possible. Overall, we are delighted you and your daughters had a great time enjoying South Padre Island. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you back in the near future for another fun time in SPI.

Best,
Aaron R.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I love la quinta 730 on South Padre Beach it is excellent is all areas. First of all Bianca and Vanessa at the front desk are efficient and very professional with my family as well as the other guests. Vanessa and Bianca are organized and timely and had a very effective system in maintaining an excellent and welcoming hotel.

The hotel was very clean and smelled like a spa. The pool was also maintained well and had a nice view of the ocean.

My favorite luxury of the hotel was the breakfast. Mauricio was pumping out hot waffles so fast that the feast never stopped, and the Mexican food was better than any Mexican restaurant I had been to in a long time. The waitresses bring out hot crisp tortillas and the all food is kept piping hot and yummy.


  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Aaron R, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are delighted you really enjoyed the cleanliness of our hotel, our breakfast, and the pool area. Our staff we be pleased knowing you had enjoyed your stay especially Bianca, Vanessa, Mauricio who are valuable assets to our team. Thank you for choosing La Quinta and we hope to greet you once again in the near future.

Thank you,
Aaron R.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

The good? The location (right on the beach- so convenient), the poolside grill and bar (although you can't charge to your room, so take your wallet down with you), and the breakfast selection was good. The bad? Very run down hotel. Rusted fixtures, poorly done repairs everywhere (parts of the elevator were held together with electrical tape). Looks like years of Spring Break kids have really taken their toll. Housekeeping was hit or miss during our stay. Clayton's Outdoor Bar and Grill next door provides a fun atmosphere, but it isn't fun to lie in bed with little kids at 9:30 PM and listen to the live performer. This was not a problem on Tues or Wed nights, but Thurs night had a very loud live performance.
FYI This LaQuinta is pet friendly. We've seen at least 15 dogs here. Heard two barking during the night.
The included breakfast is nice, but they aren't set up to serve large numbers of people. One morning, there was a long line of people waiting to just get into the room where breakfast is served. The room is very hot and stuffy.
The pool area is fine, but the pool and hot tub are small. The pool felt full with 4 families swimming. The weather was strange while we were there (unseasonably cool and rainy) so we were thankful that the pool water was warm. That wouldn't be so appreciated on a hot summer day.
There is a shower area to use when returning from the beach. One of the showers is broken, so there was always a wait to wash off. All in all, I was disappointed with the accommodations. If we return to the island, we will try The Pearl or The Hilton Garden Inn next door.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ImABoyMom
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Aaron R, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear guest,

We are deeply sorry you weren’t pleased with your stay. We apologize for our housekeeping and Clayton’s live performances. We understand it can be frustrating to get a good night’s rest when a performance is taking place next door. We are currently working on a system to place guests who don’t mind the music in a suite that may be quieter. Thank you for choosing the La Quinta Inn and we hope you will give us another shot the next time you are in South Padre Island.

Sincerely,
Aaron R.
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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

This stay did not go well from the beginning. It took us 45 minutes to get checked in. The room and facility conditions are horrible as can be seen in the pictures. Most LaQuinta are very very dog friendly. But not this one. Look at the only grass area around the hotel in the picture. In one of the nights, the room service did not come in to clean the room. When I called the front office to complain about it, it took us 45 minutes before somebody answered. The pool is super small for a hotel facing the beach and is not clean. Never go back there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank distensibility
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Longview, Texas, Usa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great location when traveling with young children because of close access to the beach . Swimming pool could be a little bigger, but kids enjoyed it. Had to wait for elevators a while when carrying checking in and out, but otherwise use stairs if possible while staying there. But in all it was a great location. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Violeta V
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Aaron R, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience regarding your stay. We are ecstatic to read you and your kids had a great time soaking up the sun with our close beach access. Thank you for choosing La Quinta on South Padre Island and we will look forward to your next trip here.

Best,
Aaron R.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We got married here four years ago and come back every year for a week for our anniversary. We have never been so disappointed in the lack of care for the beach. Beer cans, broken beer bottles, left over rotten food, people bringing their aggressive dogs, drunk people falling all over the place vomiting, & loud rap music with vulgar lyrics. I was told the beach patrol only empties the trash cans and does not clean up the beach. The hotel says they can ask their maintenance crew to try and clean in the beach area directly behind the hotel. This is supposed to be a family in environment. When you pay well over a thousand dollars for a family vacation you'd expect more from a place like this. There is a new bar connected to the hotel now which takes away from the family atmosphere. This place will soon be as run down and disgusting if not more than Galveston beach. I do not recommend this to anyone vacationing with small children or not.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Pinkie1975
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island
Address: 7000 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 Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island 3*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Quinta Inn & Suites is a Texas Beach hotel located on the north beach on South Padre Island. Hotel is located directly on the beach, featuring an ocean-side swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Enjoy free wireless high speed internet in your room, throughout the hotel, and outside to the pool and beach! Free bright side breakfast every morning featuring fresh Belgian waffles and a made-to-order omelet station. Host events for up to 200 people in our grand ballroom.We also have several electric car Charging Stations available. ... more   less 
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