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“2013 Annual South Padre Island vacation trip”

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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
Conroe, Texas
1 review
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“2013 Annual South Padre Island vacation trip”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visit Padre Island each May and have stayed at several different locations including Condo's. This was our first stay at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The food was great, and the staff was always eager to help us out when we requested something 'out of the norm'.
The GM was very helpful and knowledgeable and took the time to give us a bit of history on this new resort.
The beach front is great and everything is within walking distance.

The kids enjoyed it, and so did the rest of us. We are looking forward to another stay.

At first, the lodging cost seems a bit expensive. However, when you factor in the cost of the park (which is included in the hotel cost), the cost is very competitive to other hotels on the Island.

Room Tip: We had a suite with full kitchen; full size fridge, dishwasher, and all dishes/pots/pans/ etc. It...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the suite that you were in. The Stay-N-Play portion of your stay is a tremendous discount even without factoring in the extra bonus day that we give for complimentary. We look forward to having you return.
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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Excellent place for family and friends vacation. Excellent restaurants and Beach front. Very friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend family and friends go here for vacation. The weather is perfectly beautiful and sand are beautiful. Very clean area for kids playground and lots of lifeguard everywhere in the water resort.

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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves in being "The family resort" for South Padre Island. Hope to see you and your family soon.
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Willis, Texas
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This resort has it all...comfortable rooms, tasty food, spectacular views, friendly staff and an amazing water park. The GM along with his staff were so helpful and accommodating to the needs of my family. If you are headed to South Padre Island this is the place to stay.

During the day the kids were riding all the exciting rides in the water park, while my wife, friends and I were catching our tans. Great options at the restaurants too. Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner the food was delicious. My personal favorite was the coconut shrimp, a must try. With the resort located on the beach we had a blast playing in the sand and riding the ocean waves. To top it off, the rooms and beds were so comfortable and inviting. We were able to get both rest and have fun all at the same time.

Special thanks to the General Manager (Jimmy) and all the great staff at Schlitterbahn, SPI for an awesome experience and sweet memories.

Sean Cook

Room Tip: Corner suites are spacious and accommodating.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
I am glad to her that you had such a great experience at the Resort. I will pass on your great comments to the staff. The Shrimp sampler at the Shrimp Haus Restaurant is my favorite. Not only does it have the coconut shrimp, but also pecan crusted, fried and stuffed shrimp as well. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to having you back soon.
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Everything from the check-in to the friendly and knowledgeable bell hop to the food and beachfront room was completely excellent. Ready to book again for next year! Wouldn't stay anywhere else in South Padre!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for the kind comments about the Resort. I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time and enjoyed your room, and we are ready for you to book for next year.
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Chandler, Texas
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I have been in resorts all over Mexico, Belize, and the US. This hotel has horrible service for the price paid. This is the most money I have ever paid for a hotel with NO service. After a nine hour drive we waited half an hour for a luggage cart. Finally, we just lugged our luggage up to our room ourselves. We asked the front desk three times for a luggage cart and never did they ask to help us in leu of a luggage cart. There was never an explanation or offer to help. They just shrugged their shoulders.

The service there is about equal to a Motel 6 twenty years ago. In the Schlitterbahn park some of the rides were closed because of construction (which was not stated when we booked our trip nor is it on the website). Also one of the lifeguards told us that several lifeguards called in sick because they got hung-over from the night before. When were leaving to go to the park, we went to fill a small cooler up from the ice machine. A lady came running around the corner and told us to stop. This was a HUGE ice machine. All that money we paid and they are worried about 50 cents of ICE.

I would say this hotel is worth about $120 a night because of the beach location and the newness. $300 a night is way over-priced especially if you are not going to the water park. If you are going to the waterpark with your family it is a good deal. Just expect to do some work yourself and beware of the ICE patrol lady.

Room Tip: Ask for a room closest to the elevators.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We appreciate your feedback about the hotel. We do offer luggage carts for guest use that are on a first come first served basis. We are in the process of adding Bellhops that will be assisting guests with their luggage as well.
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Austin, TX
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed here last week for short family vacation with out 2 yr old toddler. As it was beginning of the season, we got lucky and it wasn't too crowded yet.

This is a brand new beautiful brand new hotel/waterpark resort by Schlitterbahn. Staff at check-in was wonderful and pleasant. Architecture use of wood from Bastrop area was a great touch - beams, tables, etc. Note, there is still some light construction - they are not yet finished but it didn't take away from the experience. I'm sure when it's all done, it'll make this great resort even better!

All the rooms are in brand new condition - we got upgraded to ocean view, was great value. We walked to the beach in just a few minutes, nice cafe/pool overlooking ocean, too.

Indoor waterpark for our toddler was tons of fun for our toddler - pirate ship, lazy river, tube rides. We tried the main outdoor waterpark the next day and that was a blast, too, for kids and adults.

Food at resort part of hotel was okay but a little pricey but too be expected. Food in the outdoor park was more fried food - typical park stuff - noticed many people brining in picnic baskets, was unaware was an option.

Overall, a big thumbs up! If you're looking for a family vacation with the kids on the beach - with a massive waterpark to boot - this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Hotel. It sounds like you got the complete experience and history of our Hotel. We look forward to having you come back and visit, especially when the tunnel that connects the two parks is completed, so you can see it without the construction fence up.
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Mercedes, Texas
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We live 45 minutes from this place & didn't hesitate once to pay what we paid. If you do the math for going to the parks, you would understand. I'm coming back over & over again as long as the prices remain around the same. In addition we received a beach front room with a view because our room was not ready. They did not ask if we could wait they just gave it to us with a smile on their face. This place is fun for families with children.

Room Tip: elevator takes a while even though there are two. (2 minute estimate but seems longer when wet &...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Rene V, Manager at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. The word is starting to get out about the "Stay-N-Play" package. You always get a bonus day in the Waterpark as a resort guest complimentary. We have also added "Exclusive Ride Times" for resort guests only at the indoor waterpark and for the world famous Boogiebahn as well. Call us anytime for details.
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Property: Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
Address: 100 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6505
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Schlitterbahn Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 221
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