$100 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 26, 2014

La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

3 stars
7000 Padre Blvd, 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
117 reviews
good breakfast..

Hotel was great... nice variety of breakfast n wonderful view. See full review

  • eva12
  • Mar 24, 2014
Perfect Location

This hotel is right on the beach. They served a wonderful breakfast of sausage, potatoes and eggs... See full review

  • Best Daughter in Law Ever
  • Nov 4, 2013
Beachside budget hotel with free breakfast and Wi-Fi
The combination of budget and beach blends at La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre Beach. The inn is located on the beach, across from the South Padre Island Convention Center. Guests can relax by the water and enjoy lunch or dinner at the on-site Beach Bar and Grill. Adventurous travelers have many activities to choose from in the immediate area -- from parasailing to Jet Skiing, horseback riding, kite boarding and surfing. Guests should not miss the complimentary breakfast and summertime happy hour at La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre Beach.
Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Located on the beach
Location
La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre Beach is located on the beach on South Padre Island, directly across from the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.
Rooms
Spacious rooms at La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre Beach have a private balcony, a sleeper sofa, a microwave and a refrigerator. Rooms are clean and have contemporary decor and furnishings, and some even have whirlpool tubs. Guests will fall in love with the views of the water.
Features
Guests wake up at La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre Beach to a free bright side breakfast with waffles, cereal, fresh fruit and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. Take advantage of the beachside pool and whirlpool, or grab a bite to eat at the on-site beachside grill. During the summer, the hotel hosts a happy hour where guests can mingle with complimentary drinks.
Transportation
  • Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (22 mi/36 km)
  • Valley International Airport (31 mi/50 km)
Attractions
  • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • South Padre Island Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (4.1 mi/6.7 km)
  • Port Isabel Lighthouse (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Treasures of the Gulf Museum (4.8 mi/7.8 km)
  • Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (16 mi/27 km)
Business
  • Less than a mile from the South Padre Island Convention Center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Offers 3,266 square feet of meeting space

Hotel Map

26.1379 -97.17
Nearby airports
Brownsville South Padre Island Intl Airport, (BRO), 22.00, MI, SW; Rio Grande Valley Intl Airport, (HRL), 32.00, MI, W; Mc Allen/Mission, (MFE), 56.00, MI, NW;
Area description
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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach Rooms

Deluxe
King Room Non-Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with king bed, recliner, oversized work area and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Standard
Two Full or Queen Beds Relaxing and comfortable room with two full or queen beds, oversized desk and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Boating
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (117)

Ratings and reviews for La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
117 out of 117
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rocky & Gang
San Antonio , TX
Jul 30, 2010

Last minute getaway

Really enjoyed our stay there for being the first stay at this hotel. Super close to the beach. Will stay there again and hopefully the check in waiting time won't take as long. Staff was very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rocky & Gang
San Antonio , TX
Jul 30, 2010

Last minute getaway

Really enjoyed our stay there for being the first stay at this hotel. Super close to the beach. Will stay there again and hopefully the check in waiting time won't take as long. Staff was very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
houston
Jul 28, 2010

trip to the island

the happy hour drinks are terrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
houston
Jul 28, 2010

trip to the island

the happy hour drinks are terrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Antonio, TX
Jul 23, 2010

Super for pet lovers

Everyone was vary nice. the rooms were clean and the breakfast was a little above the average. I am handicaped and the staff and guests helped me a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Antonio, TX
Jul 23, 2010

Super for pet lovers

Everyone was vary nice. the rooms were clean and the breakfast was a little above the average. I am handicaped and the staff and guests helped me a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelling Family of Six
RGV, TX
Jun 28, 2010

Best Choice and Value

This was such a perfect location for the price! I was amazed at how close we were to the beach. The location of the hotel is at the far north of the island which was good for us. As a family we appreciated being away from the clubs (middle and far south of the beach) and the public access part of the beach (far south of the beach). This means you have more beach to yourself and less clogging from the general public. We were able to rent an umbrella and chairs for $25 from an independent company and we were literally steps away from the hotel - no long walks through hot sand! I found it to be the most convenient hotel that faces the beach rather than the bay. The bay will give you a nice sunset, but if you want to swim, you want to be on the beach side. Once we arrived on the island, I noticed the location of the other hotels we had considered and they would have been on the bay side (which we didn't want), or if on the beach side, they were much higher in price or the hotels were separated from the actual beach by condo's or another hotel. That meant you would do some walking to get to the actual sand. This proves to be more daunting when you're carrying towels, beach toys, beach bag, etc. and keeping pre-schoolers from running amok. The room was clean: I checked bedding and restrooms for stray hairs and bugs; fridge and microwave were also clean. I also appreciated an in-room safe since some reviewers of other hotels told of cameras being stolen within the first 45 minutes of arrival. The safe was also big enough for my laptop, a portable DVD player and two purses. The beds were comfortable and we also had a rollout twin size sofa with no complaints from our camp. Through our reservation we were pleasantly surprised to get a room that faced the beach. We had a balcony that gave us awesome views of the Gulf and pool so we could see still see our family members from our room. The only drawback about our balcony was that everyone's AC units dripped water onto the balcony below so we couldn't sit on our chairs without getting wet. It didn't matter, because we weren't on the balcony for very long; the summer heat drove us back inside. The hotel provided complimentary beer and wine during happy hour, but we chose not to partake. The bar is right by the pool so if you're inclined, it's convenient. The bar also doubles as a small grill restaurant with plenty of seating and a big flat screen TV. There's also a covered patio with about 10 patio tables which is handy for picnics by the pool and hot tub, WITH a view of the surf. Drawback: Fridays and Saturdays do get a lot of non-paying guests jumping into the pool and using up the parking spots (see below). We also stayed through Sunday night and found the pool to be pleasantly uncrowded. There were a lot less people in the pool that day from Saturday, but we did meet some nice folks swimming in the pool who were not guests on that day, anyway. This brings me to our experience with the staff. One of the reasons so many non-paying guests take advantage is probably because the staff is so nice...and most don't know English or don't know it well. Either way, I'm bilingual, and they were very pleasant and accommodating. The undesirable parking situation stems from a parking lot that is long and narrow so you may find yourself walking a distance from your car to the hotel. I suggest unloading at the entrance and then finding your parking spot. The hotel does have a spacious golf cart service that can take you to your parking spot if you so wish. There's a free breakfast which eases a liitle pressure on the pocketbook. The temperature of the breakfast area was too hot while we were there; I don't know if it was a temporary issue with the AC, but it was this way for both mornings we were there. Breakfast included TX shaped waffles which the kids enjoyed, 3 different kinds of cereal, sausage and eggs, flour tortillas, instant oatmeal, yogurts, bagels, toasts, fruit, juices, coffee, ...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We tried a handful of restaurants based on Valleycentral.com's reviews of clean restaurants. We LOVED Pirate's Landing. It was great food, great service, at a great location. It's on the Port Isabel Side of the bridge, but it's worth it. On a Saturday night we waited about an hour to be sat. This was almost unbearable with tired hungry kids with us, but it was worth it at the end.

Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelling Family of Six
RGV, TX
Jun 28, 2010

Best Choice and Value

This was such a perfect location for the price! I was amazed at how close we were to the beach. The location of the hotel is at the far north of the island which was good for us. As a family we appreciated being away from the clubs (middle and far south of the beach) and the public access part of the beach (far south of the beach). This means you have more beach to yourself and less clogging from the general public. We were able to rent an umbrella and chairs for $25 from an independent company and we were literally steps away from the hotel - no long walks through hot sand! I found it to be the most convenient hotel that faces the beach rather than the bay. The bay will give you a nice sunset, but if you want to swim, you want to be on the beach side. Once we arrived on the island, I noticed the location of the other hotels we had considered and they would have been on the bay side (which we didn't want), or if on the beach side, they were much higher in price or the hotels were separated from the actual beach by condo's or another hotel. That meant you would do some walking to get to the actual sand. This proves to be more daunting when you're carrying towels, beach toys, beach bag, etc. and keeping pre-schoolers from running amok. The room was clean: I checked bedding and restrooms for stray hairs and bugs; fridge and microwave were also clean. I also appreciated an in-room safe since some reviewers of other hotels told of cameras being stolen within the first 45 minutes of arrival. The safe was also big enough for my laptop, a portable DVD player and two purses. The beds were comfortable and we also had a rollout twin size sofa with no complaints from our camp. Through our reservation we were pleasantly surprised to get a room that faced the beach. We had a balcony that gave us awesome views of the Gulf and pool so we could see still see our family members from our room. The only drawback about our balcony was that everyone's AC units dripped water onto the balcony below so we couldn't sit on our chairs without getting wet. It didn't matter, because we weren't on the balcony for very long; the summer heat drove us back inside. The hotel provided complimentary beer and wine during happy hour, but we chose not to partake. The bar is right by the pool so if you're inclined, it's convenient. The bar also doubles as a small grill restaurant with plenty of seating and a big flat screen TV. There's also a covered patio with about 10 patio tables which is handy for picnics by the pool and hot tub, WITH a view of the surf. Drawback: Fridays and Saturdays do get a lot of non-paying guests jumping into the pool and using up the parking spots (see below). We also stayed through Sunday night and found the pool to be pleasantly uncrowded. There were a lot less people in the pool that day from Saturday, but we did meet some nice folks swimming in the pool who were not guests on that day, anyway. This brings me to our experience with the staff. One of the reasons so many non-paying guests take advantage is probably because the staff is so nice...and most don't know English or don't know it well. Either way, I'm bilingual, and they were very pleasant and accommodating. The undesirable parking situation stems from a parking lot that is long and narrow so you may find yourself walking a distance from your car to the hotel. I suggest unloading at the entrance and then finding your parking spot. The hotel does have a spacious golf cart service that can take you to your parking spot if you so wish. There's a free breakfast which eases a liitle pressure on the pocketbook. The temperature of the breakfast area was too hot while we were there; I don't know if it was a temporary issue with the AC, but it was this way for both mornings we were there. Breakfast included TX shaped waffles which the kids enjoyed, 3 different kinds of cereal, sausage and eggs, flour tortillas, instant oatmeal, yogurts, bagels, toasts, fruit, juices, coffee, ...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We tried a handful of restaurants based on Valleycentral.com's reviews of clean restaurants. We LOVED Pirate's Landing. It was great food, great service, at a great location. It's on the Port Isabel Side of the bridge, but it's worth it. On a Saturday night we waited about an hour to be sat. This was almost unbearable with tired hungry kids with us, but it was worth it at the end.

Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orangeville, IL
Jun 14, 2010

Very HOT!!!

We did arive when the lobby was full so it did take a little time to get registered [...]. We got to the room and was very pleased until the heard of elephants moved in above us. The front desk was geat and got us moved to the top floor very quickly. The pool area was nice, the happy hour drink selection is very small. Very close to the ocean and great restaurants. The breakfast was ok but average. We would go here again if we return to the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

First choice for dining would be Blackbeards. WOW great food pleanty to eat, then Daddy's very good southern style sea food then Parrotise good mixture. All very fair pricing. Breakfast. Isibells over the bridge by Wal Mart then Pier 19 both very good.

Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orangeville, IL
Jun 14, 2010

Very HOT!!!

We did arive when the lobby was full so it did take a little time to get registered [...]. We got to the room and was very pleased until the heard of elephants moved in above us. The front desk was geat and got us moved to the top floor very quickly. The pool area was nice, the happy hour drink selection is very small. Very close to the ocean and great restaurants. The breakfast was ok but average. We would go here again if we return to the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

First choice for dining would be Blackbeards. WOW great food pleanty to eat, then Daddy's very good southern style sea food then Parrotise good mixture. All very fair pricing. Breakfast. Isibells over the bridge by Wal Mart then Pier 19 both very good.

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