$56 Avg/night
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Windwater Magnuson Hotel

2 stars
5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
255 reviews
Skeptical... At first

Well, of course I was skeptical because of the previous reviews but in reality it wasn't all that... See full review

  • Josue N Alyssa
  • Jun 8, 2014
ummmmm

Well my kids and I had a lot of fun while we were at the beach. The down sides of the hotel were... See full review

  • mommy of three kiddos
  • Jun 7, 2014
Budget accommodations with free breakfast and outdoor pool
A budget hotel just two blocks from the beach, the WindWater Hotel and Resort is conveniently located two blocks from the beach. Guests will stay entertained with the array of outdoor activities, including golf, hiking or walking, horseback riding, windsurfing as well as a number of museums and nature centers. Lounge around the on-site outdoor pool and hot tub. WindWater Hotel and Resort guests can save some money for the attractions by cooking a few meals in the kitchen in their suite -- one way to make vacation more affordable.
Highlights
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Business center
  • Free wireless Internet access
Location
WindWater Hotel and Resort is located on the north end of South Padre Island, on the Bay side, two blocks from the beach.
Rooms
Rooms at the WindWater Hotel and Resort have colorful decor and pillow top mattresses. Travelers that want to keep in touch with the outside world have complimentary wireless Internet. For extra space, guests can book one of the condominiums or king suite, with a separate bedroom, a spacious living area, a full kitchen and a huge balcony, many overlooking the water.
Features
Guests who stay at the WindWater Hotel and Resort can request to borrow fishing equipment and fish off the hotel. For those who are not quite up for catching and cooking dinner, there are plenty of restaurants nearby as well as a complimentary breakfast served in the hotel every morning. Walk two blocks to hit the beach, or relax in the on-site pool or hot tub.
Transportation
  • Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (22 mi/36 km)
  • Valley International Airport (31 mi/50 km)
Attractions
  • South Padre Island Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Port Isabel Lighthouse (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Treasures of the Gulf Museum (4.2 mi/6.9 km)
  • Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (17 mi/27 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Business center offering photocopying and facsimile services

Hotel Map

26.1287 -97.1711
Area served
Notable nearby attractions include the South Padre Island Convention Center; Sea Turtle Inc, the Light House at Port Isabel, and the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.
Nearby airports
South Padre Island International is 26 miles.
Area description
Located on South Padre Island, the WindWater Magnuson Hotel is just minutes to Brownsville.

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Windwater Magnuson Hotel Rooms

2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
2 Queen Bed Nonview Nonsmoking. Free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, electronic door locks, air conditioning, free local calls, hairdryer, alarm clock radio, iron and board, microwave and mini fridge.
Bay View Suite
1 King Suite with Sofabed, Balcony, and Bay Side View. Free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, electronic door locks, air conditioning, balcony, free local calls, hairdryer, alarm clock radio, iron and board, microwave and mini fridge.
1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
1 Queen Bed Nonview Nonsmoking. Free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, electronic door locks, air conditioning, free local calls, hairdryer, alarm clock radio, iron and board, microwave and mini fridge.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Handicapped parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (255)

Ratings and reviews for Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
255 out of 255
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.3

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Austin, TX
Oct 25, 2010

Don't believe the bad reviews

For the price, you get what you pay for - it is a budget motel. Overall the room was clean, the linen was soft and towels were fluffy. I had reservations about staying here based on the bad reviews, but they are WRONG. You need to go to this place with the state of mind that it is a 1 star hotel vs. a 5 star hotel.

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

Daddy's - Good, cheap place to eat. Amberjacks - Expensive to eat, but you must try the White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Saynotowindwaterandresort
Tx
Oct 17, 2010

Terrible

The hotel room was absolutely disgusting. The bed sheets had cigaret burn marks in them, the towels that are supposed to be white had brownish stains on them. The toilet didn't work half the time. The name of the hotel should be changed because it is very deceiving and it doesn't even come close to resembling a resort in any way. I've been to south padre many times and this was by far the worst motel I've stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Saynotowindwaterandresort
Tx
Oct 17, 2010

Terrible

The hotel room was absolutely disgusting. The bed sheets had cigaret burn marks in them, the towels that are supposed to be white had brownish stains on them. The toilet didn't work half the time. The name of the hotel should be changed because it is very deceiving and it doesn't even come close to resembling a resort in any way. I've been to south padre many times and this was by far the worst motel I've stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas Tx
Oct 10, 2010

The good & the bad.

Was there something missing that would have made your stay more enjoyable? Yes the so called complimentary breakfast was lame at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping, dining, and beach were within walking distance. The room I stayed in was ok, clean and comfortable but just one hint to the owners the room needed a good paint job and some pictures on the wall, other wise everything was ok we took our little dog with no problems and he had a great time at the beach chasing the birds.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas Tx
Oct 10, 2010

The good & the bad.

Was there something missing that would have made your stay more enjoyable? Yes the so called complimentary breakfast was lame at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping, dining, and beach were within walking distance. The room I stayed in was ok, clean and comfortable but just one hint to the owners the room needed a good paint job and some pictures on the wall, other wise everything was ok we took our little dog with no problems and he had a great time at the beach chasing the birds.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chicharo_70
Brownsville Tx
Oct 3, 2010

unbeatatable price

Staff wasn´t so kind....!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Pier 19 Restaurants & Bar!!! Simply the best, Blackbirds is cool too...

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BEA...
MCALLEN, TX
Oct 3, 2010

BIRTHDAY GET AWAY...

GREAT FISHING SPOT AT NITE.

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

SPARK PLUGS.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BEA...
MCALLEN, TX
Oct 3, 2010

BIRTHDAY GET AWAY...

GREAT FISHING SPOT AT NITE.

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

SPARK PLUGS.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chicharo_70
Brownsville Tx
Oct 3, 2010

unbeatatable price

Staff wasn´t so kind....!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Pier 19 Restaurants & Bar!!! Simply the best, Blackbirds is cool too...

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy customer from Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Sep 4, 2010

You get what you pay for

The hotel staff do not turn the air conditioner on until you get there, and when it is 97+ degrees out, it doesn't cool very fast. Front desk moved me to another room, but the room was dirty. Ceiling tiles over bathtub had toilet paper hanging from them, and were cracked in several places. Refrigerator was not plugged in, and never cooled while there. Breakfast was cereals.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
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