$29 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

Windwater Magnuson Hotel

2 stars
5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
143 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 (143)

Ratings and reviews for Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
143 out of 143
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.4
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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Brownsville, TX
Aug 9, 2010

SPI

Web pictures are no where near the actual, the hotel maintenance is poor and it looks old/run-down. The price was average for a motel. It is a cheap alternative to stay at the Island but no more then that.

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

Beach and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ivanzzz
Houston, Tx
Aug 8, 2010

Great place to stay.

I really enjoyed the location. The room was great. the only thing i didn't like were the towels, they were to thin.We went to the beach and dolphin watching. This was the biggest room I've rented.

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

Blackbeards. Awesome food and great variety.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shrek's Family
Pharr TX
Aug 5, 2010

YOu get What U pay for

Awesome place excellent staff very helpful and friendly i know the title i wrote don't seem like much but i am deffinately a repeate customer and would recommend this to my family. Thank You all at Wind Water resort from the Montemayor family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
MISSION, TX
Jul 28, 2010

GOOD FISHING LOCATION FOR THE KIDS

IT WAS A VERY NICE PLACE AT THE FISHING PIER AT NIGHT. A NEGATIVE COMMENT IS ABOUT THE CLOROX SMELL AT THE POOL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Oklahoma
Jul 27, 2010

Windwater Hotel

Overall, the trip was good. We went to the beach and to the Schlitterbahn. Other than the items listed above, everything was ok. [...]

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
craig & Nan
Harlingen, Tx
Jul 27, 2010

Online Reviews Miss Leading

They knew what they were doing !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Do you homework on activites, ie. Hot-spots, entertainment, attractions etc. After reading there local rag, CALL these places, you will save time, and alot of diappointment

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alex Castillo
RGV, Texas
Jul 26, 2010

Quiet & pleasant stay for the price

After a long Day of having fun at the beach at south padre, it is great to unwind and cool off in a cold air conditioned room at the windwater hotel & Resort..The Rates are very Reasonable and the rooms are very Comfortable i have three small kids and we all had a restful night sleep...

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

Cap'n Roy's Fish Tacos so Delicious

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rabo K.
S TX
Jul 10, 2010

Windwater all washed up

Advertised 24 hour office and free wireless internet. No internet and closed office. Far from surf too not a, "two block walk." Pet Friendly but at check in the clerk said, "Computers are acting funny, just don't let my manager see your dog." I wasn't about to sneak around with my pet in a pet friendly hotel. Not a good place. Seedy guests and employees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

The beach is not a short walk away.

Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Fly Lena
Harlingen, Texas
Jul 6, 2010

The Greatest Getaway Ever

Very enjoyable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LoFlo
San Antonio, TX
Jul 4, 2010

Didn't spend much time in the hotel.

The room was spacious for two. I did not like the restroom at all. The fixtures were not fully installed, a light was burnt out in the room, and the iron did not work. The walls were very thin and could hear the neighbors. I expected more for the price. We did not spend much time in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
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