South Padre Island hotels

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What travelers to South Padre Island are saying

LOVE SOUTH PADRE. As a native Texan, near the Gulf of Mexico, I know Texas beaches and they aren't my favorite. I currently reside in NY and have been to many east coast beaches along with the south coast. South Padre Island was completely baffling to me. I was expecting it to be gross and brown watered. However, it was anything but. Beautiful beaches and extremely clean water. It was like something from Destin, FL. No joke. The restaurants are very close by and great options. I will definitely be back.
Emily Sep 10, 2015
Loved South Padre Island! Many different restaurants, and other fun things to do. The beach was amazing, shallow by the shore, which was great for our young daughter, and hardly any seaweed unlike beaches to the north. We went the middle of August and had no problems with traffic or crowds.
Wendy R. Aug 14, 2015
Went to Louis because they had a great band and family atmosphere. We heard 2 great songs and the band was done. Out comes the DJ with the rap music. Time to go. Too bad I had already ordered another round of $6 beers. Will not return. Might be good for the younger crowd.
Noe A. Sep 29, 2015


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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 Rated South Padre Island Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island
3.4 / 5
181 reviews
3 stars $38
Super 8 South Padre Island
3.3 / 5
58 reviews
2 stars $33
Padre South Hotel On The Beach
3.3 / 5
89 reviews
3 stars $59
Isla Grand Beach Resort
4.1 / 5
69 reviews
4 stars $109
Blue Bay Inn & Suites
2.8 / 5
43 reviews
3 stars $35
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island
4.2 / 5
43 reviews
3 stars $87
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark
3.9 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $93
Knights Inn South Padre Island
3.4 / 5
86 reviews
2 stars $29
Island Inn
4.0 / 5
4 reviews
3 stars $43
Comfort Suites South Padre Island
3.6 / 5
35 reviews
2 stars $57

Featured South Padre Island Hotels

From $38

1 Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island

3 stars
3.4 / 5 181 reviews

6200 South Padre Blvd

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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...

Would Recommend This Hotel
The front desk staff was friendly. The gentleman at the morning breakfast was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Had to print out concert tickets so I tried using the printer in the...
Sep 30, 2015
From $79

2 La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach

3 stars
3.7 / 5 74 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...

inconvenience check in
The check in experience was such an inconvenience, check in time is at 4 and the room was not ready till about five...This is the 2nd time this summer I stay at this hotel and the same check in...
Jul 28, 2015
From $87

3 Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island

3 stars
4.2 / 5 43 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...

Sunday funday
Very nice hotel perfect location and the price was just right.
Aug 26, 2015
From $29

4 Knights Inn South Padre Island

2 stars
3.4 / 5 86 reviews

4109 Padre Boulevard

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For a beach retreat that suits your budget, stay at the Knights Inn South Padre Island hotel. With a great location in the heart of South Padre Island, Texas, this lodging facility is near Laguna...

I was really disafied with the fact that I had to share a room with my parents because when we arrived to check in. There were no rooms available, I had purchase my own room to have my own privacy...
Aug 8, 2015
From $43

5 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 $69

6 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

3 stars
4.1 / 5 47 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 $33

7 Super 8 South Padre Island

2 stars
3.3 / 5 58 reviews

4205 Padre Boulevard

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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...

get away
It was a get away trip and room was nice and pool was great. Had a great time and enjoyed the stay
Sep 23, 2015
From $80

8 La Copa Inn Resort

3 stars
3.7 / 5 80 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...

From $34

9 Econo Lodge South Padre Island

2 stars
2.9 / 5 7 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 $57

10 Comfort Suites South Padre Island

2 stars
3.6 / 5 35 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...

Awesome 25th wedding anniversary celebration
The hotel and staff were very accomodating. The only thing that would have made it better would have been for them to serve Turkey instead of pork. Not everyone eats pork.
Aug 3, 2015
From $151

11 Peninsula Island Resort

4 stars
2.3 / 5 10 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....

From $93

12 Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark

3 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews

100 Padre Blvd.

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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...

Below expectations
Expensive and not worth the money. Very disappointed in how treated as guests.
Aug 20, 2015
From $29

13 Motel 6 South Padre Island

2 stars
2.8 / 5 40 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 $109

14 Isla Grand Beach Resort

4 stars
4.1 / 5 69 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...

Entertaining Family Trip
Loved being so close to the beach. Didn't have to leave the hotel at night for entertainment. Everything was there! We definitely stay there again next time we visit South Padre!
Sep 16, 2015
From $59

15 Padre South Hotel On The Beach

3 stars
3.3 / 5 89 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...

The fishing tournament
We have stayed here before and everything was perfect. We had a corner two bedroom on the seventh floor previously and the view was breathtaking . This trip we booked an efficiency on the fifth...
Sep 22, 2015
From $35

16 Blue Bay Inn & Suites

3 stars
2.8 / 5 43 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...

Couples getaway !
It was great for the price . The restrooms and room were clean . The employees were great. I have nothing bad to say about this stay !
Aug 28, 2015

17 Royale Beach And Tennis Club

2 stars
5.0 / 5

400 Padre Blvd.

The Royale Beach and Tennis Club is a family resort in the heart of South Padre Island. Rising 14 stories high, Royale Beach combines space and luxury to offer beachfront accommodations with...