$35 Avg/night
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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
142 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

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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 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 142
Amenities:
2.2
Cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2.7
Value:
2.3

33% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daylight Traveler
Business
Woodland Park, CO
Nov 19, 2013

Pleasantly Surprised

The room was clean...with clean bedding and linens. Phone, clock, microwave and refrigerator were all functional. The room was a good value; however, I am uncertain of the rates during the peak season

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy customer from Dallas
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Slavman
Business
Chicago
May 3, 2010

Nice place,but full of v.diffic.guests

I came there for kitesurfing trip, the place is not expensive, that's a good thing, but on the other hand it also attracts people on tight budget with large families. As a result of this, the noise from the swimming pool located in the court is audible all the time until 10pm. There is a lot of families from south of border/Rio Grande Valley, which simply have a very noisy way of living, without respecting the other guests. Police showed once. There was a totally disrespectful guy playing super loud heavy music from his car, insolently ignoring requests to bring it down. Despite a super location (next to kitesurfing/windsurfing areas) and very friendly staff, I disliked the place. Simply because of the other guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

almost at the end of town, close to kitesurfing/windsurfing areas

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
kiteboarder
Business
austin, tx
Apr 6, 2010

this hotel SUCKED

old hotel, holes in comforter, holes in blankets, tile floors were dirty, no carpet. seriously - do not stay here.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

brewery is good.

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Edinburg TX
May 14, 2009

Great value!!!

Stayed one night on business, but had a nice break. Access to good fishing spot. Nice and quiet area. Room was clean and had all met all my basic needs. More towels than most place and even had an iron.

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

Business

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Review of Windwater Magnuson Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Juan, Texas
Apr 23, 2009

get what you pay for

i was not happy. there was no indication of a down payment and when i was supposed to get it back they wanted to charge me for missing towels...i only go like two when i checked in. the employees were mean, they got mad at me for dirtying the floor mat at the shower and the towels...it'nt that what they're for...

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

Business

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