Windwater Magnuson Hotel

2 stars
View map of 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
151 reviews
Mini Vacay

Loved the location; since it was near the beach & Schlitterbahn's. Was Amazed by the pool area... See full review

  • StarrSunshineSky
  • Jun 28, 2014
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
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

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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:
3:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 151
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.5
Value:
3

48% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
avlemus
Business
San Antonio, Tx
Aug 18, 2014

worst hotel ever

When we arrived at 1:00pm the office/lobby was closed. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable, water pressure was low. No adequate parking. Ceiling was leaking. Very bad experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Brooke Rogers
Business
Lawton Ok
Aug 10, 2014

Horrible Horrible Horrible

The parking was very tight. The room was dirty. Floors were soo dirty you could walk with your barefeet. Towels needed to be thrown away you could see through them and they were super rough. Pool was very dirty. They give you a parking pass to put in your vehicle well they apparently didn't see mine in the corner passenger side. Put a tow sticker on my vehicle which the sticker was half on window half on paint which caused lots of adhesive to be stuck on window and vehicle. I stayed 3 days seen the same guy working he didn't notice the same car there for 3 nights. The breakfast area is super tiny people had to wait outside due to lack of room. I chose this hotel because it looked descent in the photos and because of the kitchen area which my room didn't have kitchen area. The pictures in the photos isn't this hotel. Very disappointed. Would not recommend to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Friendlyrog
Business
South padre island
Jul 12, 2014

Kid friendly getaway

Enjoyed the kid friendly atmosphere. Safe & Clean. Enjoyed fishing off the dock.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
StarrSunshineSky
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jun 28, 2014

Mini Vacay

Loved the location; since it was near the beach & Schlitterbahn's. Was Amazed by the pool area because the water was heated. However, wished we could have enjoyed the breakfast but it was over to early. It would be Awesome if breakfast was extended to at least 10am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mommy of three kiddos
Business
mcallen, tx
Jun 7, 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 the beds had a very weird smell and the parking lots are so tight a lot of people had trouble getting out. The ice machine on the first floor hasn't worked since at least April that we were there last.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveler Elyse
Business
San Antonio, Texas
May 22, 2014

Decent Room for Price

The room was decent for the price. It was very inexpensive compared to other surrounding hotels. You definitely get what you pay for though. The room smelled so strong like the cleaner they used on the floors (I guess) the ENTIRE weekend. The beds were not super comfy, and the pillows and blankets were kind of scratchy. It was on the bay side of the island but it was easy enough to walk across the street to access the beach side. Overall, it was a good value for the price but if you want more of a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, you're gonna have to pay and go elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Not on the beach side of the island, but easy to just walk across the street.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Horrible staff
Business
McAllen, TX, USA
Oct 13, 2011

Horrible Staff

While trying to enjoy our stay there were a few other people aside from our party trying to relax in the hot tub when the evening staff rudely used profanity and yelled at all of us to get out. Apparently the pool had closed while we were there and without any warning we were cussed at by one of the female staff members. The children that were in the pool were scared and ran to tell their parents what had happened. All the parents confronted the female staff and she then denied the claim. Overall i would never stay there again. This left a nasty taste in my mouth!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
midland tx
Jul 24, 2011

its a bed. poorly kept run down over pri

Well I just expected more. Washer didn't work and no one could direct us to a laundering facility

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SPI, TX
Jul 2, 2011

decent hotel/good fishing right there

Enjoyed the view from the hotel, plus the fishing right on spot. Walking distance from shops and resturants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jun 27, 2011

Very Disappointed and Upset

The Hotel advertsies it is newly remodeled well I sure did not see anythiing new at all. To put it mildly the place is a dump. In my 2 rooms the phones did not work - The shower head fell off in the one the outlets did not work in another - The place was dirty and broken glass int he elevator - The pool was dirty the grounds were dirty the A/C did not work in one romm and the staff was less than helpful. I would never recomend this place to anyone ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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