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What travelers to South Padre Island are saying

Love it
JOSE R. Mar 12, 2015
Great place for vacation and relaxation
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Prepare for the beaches of South Padre Island

Found on the Gulf of Mexico, at the tip of the world's largest barrier island, is the inviting South Padre Island. This coastal community welcomes over a million visitors each year. Relaxing in such surroundings is pretty much mandatory, but there is an array of adrenaline-pumping activities for when you've had enough sunbathing. Whether you're to-do list features fishing for tuna, visiting the Historic Brownsville Museum, or trying out kiteboarding during the Kite Roundup, you'll find plenty to keep you going in this Texan strip of good times.

Things to see and do

Beaches and water sports

With more than 30 miles of pristine sand, guests can relax to the alluring rhythm of the waves, or test their prowess in this kiteboarding and wind surfing capital of the Lone Star State. Speckled trout and big game fish like amberjack and tuna await anglers in the Lower Laguna Madre, and further offshore. The 26-acre Schlitterbahn Waterpark is the festive backdrop of thrilling rides and attractions for adrenaline junkies of all ages. You can also experience panoramic vistas while parasailing 700 feet over the Gulf of Mexico.


In addition to fantastic dolphin-watching opportunities, visitors can explore the natural habitats of the Birding and Nature Center along with the award-winning Sea Turtle Rescue Center. The scenic trails of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge are home to distinct and varied indigenous species of birds and other animals like deer and rabbits. Take a guided tour or explore this premier birding destination, to observe migratory birds, butterflies, sea turtles and other wildlife from the boardwalk, or from the impressive five-story observation tower.

More attractions

Nearby museums include the Historic Brownsville Museum and Hidalgo County Historical Museum, both of which house exhibits chronicling the area's farming, ranching and cultural heritage, as well as artifacts from the first fort and the appearance of French teaching nuns. The 26-acre Gladys Porter Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to 1,600 animals. Located at the foot of the causeway, the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse runs tours that provide unparalleled views from its catwalk 50 feet above the ground.

Special events

In addition to its awe-inspiring fireworks displays, South Padre hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. These include the Kite Roundup in spring, and the annual Texas International Fishing Tournament, Beachcombers Art Show and Cine Sol Latino Film Festival during the summer. The autumn and winter seasons are time for the Bayfest music concert, Sand Castle Days sand sculpturing and the Harbor Lights Festival. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, watch a colorful sunset before enjoying a stunning fireworks display every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Travel information

South Padre Island is served by three nearby airports, which are approximately 35 miles away. McAllen Miller International (MFE), Valley International (HRL) and Brownsville/South Padre Airport (BRO) have daily service to Dallas and Houston that provide connecting service to locations around the world. Visitors arriving by car can access the resort by taking State Route 100 and the Queen Isabella Causeway, which joins the barrier island and the mainland.

Best time to visit

The island resort has a relaxed atmosphere eleven months out of the year. While young adults are drawn to the rowdy excitement of spring break each March, most travelers visit from September through February to enjoy the warm winter weather.

Where to stay

A whole host of accommodations are lined up along the island for those traveling for either work or leisure.

The Hilton Garden Inn is perfect for the business traveler with its conference center, meeting facilities and fast Wi-Fi. It's not all work and no play though, as guests are free to make use of the swimming pool, gym and on-site restaurant.

The Ramada Limited is a great option for lower rates, positioned on West Gardenia St. Enjoy spacious rooms that are available with a hot tub, and provide Wi-Fi and a TV. Take a dip in the enclosed pool, then take a stroll around the block to find a tasty eatery.

Recently booked South Padre Island hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island 4 hours ago 3 stars $75
Ramada Limited South Padre Island 6 hours ago 2 stars $79
Econo Lodge South Padre Island 7 hours ago 2 stars $81
Isla Grand Beach Resort 8 hours ago 4 stars $229
Super 8 South Padre Island 10 hours ago 2 stars $74
Blue Bay Inn & Suites 10 hours ago 3 stars $89
Island Inn 19 hours ago 3 stars $120
Comfort Suites South Padre Island 1 day ago 2 stars $89
La Copa Inn Resort 2 days ago 3 stars $320
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark 2 days ago 3 stars $319

Recently Rated South Padre Island Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
South Padre Resort Rentals
2.8 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $149
La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach
3.8 / 5
82 reviews
3 stars $200
Econo Lodge South Padre Island
2.6 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $81
Isla Grand Beach Resort
4.0 / 5
68 reviews
4 stars $229
Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island
3.4 / 5
181 reviews
3 stars $75
Super 8 South Padre Island
3.4 / 5
60 reviews
2 stars $74
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark
3.9 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $319
Ramada Limited South Padre Island
3.4 / 5
85 reviews
2 stars $79
Padre South Hotel On The Beach
3.3 / 5
94 reviews
3 stars $149
Comfort Suites South Padre Island
3.6 / 5
38 reviews
2 stars $89

Featured South Padre Island Hotels

From $79

1 Ramada Limited South Padre Island

2 stars
3.4 / 5 85 reviews

4109 Padre Boulevard

Save 20% Off 3 Nights

Located across the Queen Isabella Causeway on the Southern-most tip of Texas near Brownsville, Knights Inn South Padre Island welcomes you with pristine white sandy beaches, beautiful sunrises over...

Knights Inn
Not to bad, but weekend prices are way to high. Rooms are kept clean daily and breakfast is ok.
May 24, 2015
From $164

2 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

3 stars
4.2 / 5 50 reviews

6502 Padre Blvd.

A budget hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites South Padre Island is located just a few blocks from the beach. Check out Sea Turtle, Inc., and the Birding and Nature Center -- attractions...

Nice Hotel
I was very confort in this place Thanks! I can recomend this place for other travelers. This place is very near for the sea, the pool is good. The staff are very persons, the rooms are very good,...
Feb 16, 2015
From $74

3 Super 8 South Padre Island

2 stars
3.4 / 5 60 reviews

4205 Padre Boulevard

Stay 2, Save 15%

The Super 8 South Padre Island offers a convenient location with rates that are easy on the budget. Guests can walk, bicycle or take a free shuttle to many of the sights on the island, including...

Great hotel for reasonable price
My husband and I and our two friends, also a couple came down to padre on memorial weekend and this hotel was very nice for the price. I loved the tile flooring in the rooms and the staff was very...
May 28, 2015
From $75

4 Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island

3 stars
3.4 / 5 181 reviews

6200 South Padre Blvd

Save 20% Off 3 Nights

Savor the many sunny delights in South Padre Island and stay at Ramada Hotel and Suites South Padre Island hotel. With a prime location on State Park Road and mere minutes from the glorious sandy...

little getaway!
Nice hotel for the $. Everything was fine until the room next door checked in and started to party really loud at 2am.
Jun 4, 2015
From $180

5 Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island

3 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

7010 Padre Boulevard

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

At the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island hotel in Texas, deluxe accommodations, friendly service and an island-relaxed atmosphere await our guests.When vacationing on South Padre Island or if...

Location was great, very clean, big spacious room and restroom, restaurant food was delicious, bar drinks were also delicious, pool is big with 2 jacuzzis and a kid pool, friendly staff, very...
Apr 6, 2015
From $81

6 Econo Lodge South Padre Island

2 stars
2.6 / 5 8 reviews

3913 Padre Blvd

A colorful hotel, just two blocks from the beach, Econo Lodge South Padre Island speaks to travelers looking for budget-friendly lodgings that are both convenient and clean. With perks including an...

Great mini stay
The room was spacious and clean. Exactly what i thought it would be. Friendly staff. Inly suggestion...update light in restrooms. It is a winding switch. Scared the bejeevies out of my child when...
Jun 28, 2015
From $200

7 La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

3 stars
3.8 / 5 82 reviews

7000 Padre Blvd

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...

Beach Vacation
This hotel is at the end of the island next to a very popular bar. We visited during Spring Break but really had no issues with the crowds. The hotel was clean and all staff were nice, respectful,...
Jun 29, 2015
From $120

8 Island Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

3813 Padre Blvd

The Island Inn Hotel is situated in the heart of South Padre Island, easy access to the beach and many attractions. While staying at Island Inn Hotel, just walk to the beach and explore yourself....

great value hotel
accommodating staff.friendly front desk personnel and jolly people.
Apr 16, 2015
From $319

9 Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark

3 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews

100 Padre Blvd.

NEW beachfront resort and waterpark. Waterpark admission included in every stay every summer day. Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Guests enjoy access to a year-round, indoor, heated waterpark as well...
It was fun. Great location and great Waterpark. The seaside grill had great breakfast. A little pricey but worth every penny. Great staff and even greater view. Would definitely be back.
May 25, 2015
From $149

10 South Padre Resort Rentals

2 stars
2.8 / 5 13 reviews

1004 Padre Blvd

South Padre Resort Rentals Inc. has provided vacation rentals on South Padre Island for nearly 25 years. Our friendly staff has decades of experience in the hospitality industry and is trained to...

Awesome trip
We stayed at the Sunchase from June 26th thru the 28th and we loved it. Room was clean, restaurants near by. the only bad thing is that there is no access to the beach. You have to drive or walk a...
Jun 30, 2015
From $89

11 Comfort Suites South Padre Island

2 stars
3.6 / 5 38 reviews

912 Padre Boulevard

With a convenient location and budget-friendly prices, the Comfort Suites South Padre Island appeals to travelers of all types -- from families wanting spacious suites to business travelers who...

Weekend getaway
Great hotel for price. Awesome bed and updated decor .
Apr 29, 2015
From $320

12 La Copa Inn Resort

3 stars
3.7 / 5 90 reviews

350 Padre Boulevard

La Copa Inn Beachfront Resort caters to those traveling for leisure, business or spring break on South Padre Island. Nearby activities available include deep-sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, a...

13 Windwater Magnuson Hotel

2 stars
2.7 / 5 151 reviews

5701 Padre Blvd

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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,...

Good getaway
Quaint little place. It was comfortable and close to everything.
Nov 25, 2014

14 Beachside Inn

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

4500 Padre Blvd.

This South Padre Island hotel is a 5-minute walk from the beach and 1 mile from Big Mother Bay Fishing tours. It serves a continental breakfast every morning and features an outdoor pool. Each room...

From $749

15 Peninsula Island Resort

4 stars
2.5 / 5 11 reviews

340 Padre Boulevard

Peninsula Island Resort & Spa is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the Isabella Causeway on South Padre Island, Texas known for the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the area....

Great Stay!
This trip was great. Check-in was flawless. Friendly staff. I ordered a 2 bedroom beachfront condo and got a 3 bedroom beachfront--201A. Fantastic view, right on the beach, lovely pool and deck for...
Mar 7, 2014
From $85

16 Motel 6 South Padre Island

2 stars
2.8 / 5 45 reviews

4013 Padre Blvd

Motel 6 South Padre Island is conveniently located near Schlitterbahn, Southpoint Marina, and South Padre Island Convention Center. All rooms have a modern look and include a Flat Screen TVs, and...

Motel 6
Small hotel but friendly staff. There was no breakfast bar so we had to go down the street and get breakfast from the corner store.
Jun 10, 2014
From $149

17 Padre South Hotel On The Beach

3 stars
3.3 / 5 94 reviews

1500 Gulf Blvd

Padre South Hotel on the Beach lives up to its name. Peek at the Gulf of Mexico from a room balcony or from the pool deck, a huge space with a courtyard and a Jacuzzi where guests can relax. The...

Awesome SPLASH trip!
This was my 2nd time here at this hotel and i tell all my family & friends to stay here. No complaints about it, great prices, location is the best. Staff members are amazing and very kind. Would...
May 1, 2015
From $89

18 Blue Bay Inn & Suites

3 stars
2.7 / 5 39 reviews

901 padre blvd

On the Bay enjoy a sunset and watch the dolphins from your own balcony. Guest rooms offer cable satellite/refrigerator/complimentary wireless internet access and Continental breakfast. Other...

Girls Weekend
The hotel did not have our reservation so they did not have a room for us. After I showed them the email they found the reservation and stated they only had one room left but it was not the balcony...
Feb 3, 2015
From $229

19 Isla Grand Beach Resort

4 stars
4.0 / 5 68 reviews

500 Padre Blvd

Welcome to ten acres of tropical paradise at the Isla Grand Beach Resort. Our cabana rooms overlook lush foliage cool pools and tennis courts just steps from the beach. The two-bedroom...

Friends trip
This hotel was a great choice for us tu stay, clean, friendly staff people, great room close to the beach and to the swimming pool area, I will for sure come back again with friends or family....
Jun 24, 2015
From $109

20 South Beach Inn

3 stars
3.6 / 5 14 reviews

120 East Jupiter Lane

South Beach Inn is a 12-unit hotel with pool situated in a park-like setting on beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. Set back from the street and hidden behind palm and sea grape trees, our...

good over all
Clean private and quiet. Dog friendly and a walking distance from beach.
Sep 8, 2014