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Ramada South Padre Island TX

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel staff was excellent but the WiFi did not work in my room, So I doubt I will ever go back to this hotel!

Beach is close only plus staff not very friendly, breakfast not great had to eat out most of the time. But for the price it's not that bad but like I said you get what you pay for.

Stayed there for one night. Room was clean and decent. The air did not work that well but other than it was an okay stay for the night.

The hotel seemed nice in the pictures and when we walked in the room it seemed fine. The sink and bathroom area does need an update though. Overall everything seemed fine, but once we settled in we noticed ants everywhere. I mean everywhere. The sink, the walls, all the table surfaces, and even the bed. What bothered me the most was the towel issue. I called the desk for towels multiple times since the cleaning lady took them all and DID NOT replace them. They kept saying 30 minutes and they'll bring some new ones, but nothing. I went down twice through out the day and still nothing. Finally my husband went down there and they gave him a hard time as well. He asked for five and they didn't even want to give them to us. We had five paid guest, so yes we need five towels. They wanted us to use hand towels...seriously, work on customer service.

Stayed for 3 nights. Hotel is clean and a fun atmosphere. The breakfast guy named Lee is one of the best at customer service I've ever encountered. Front desk staff wasn't very welcoming, unlike the other staff we came across. Housekeeping very friendly. The breakfast was lighter, but free so who really can complain, right. FYI: this was quite a family party type atmosphere. Very busy with a lot of people, mostly families. If you are looking for quiet and private... This is not your hotel. Access to the beach was nice, basketball courts and park on site. I would stay here again. There's are spots of the hotel that is running down but I'd expect that with the number of people they have there.

This hotel was a great place to stay. It was close to the beach, had a great staff, and you couldn't beat the price. Luis in the breakfast room was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and always pointed us towards things to do or see. We'll definitely use the Ramada again.

The staff was not very friendly everyday we had to ask for our towels never left any in the room called for someone to come check the TV twice the first day because we couldn't get it to work and no one showed up or called back had to figure it out ourselves. There was one person who worked in the cafe his name is Luis he is customer service all the way told you what there was to do around the island. Very happy guy all the time made you feel comfortable. We always looked forward to seeing him... the locals do not care about anything when they stay there party all night. I would only recommend because it's close to beach.

The fold out couch was so disgusting I wouldn't let my kids even touch it after we opened it and saw how bad it was! There were needles in the parking lot. The entire hotel stunk like pot! They let other people not even staying at the hotel park there and when we told them we had nowhere at this facility to even park they said well that sucks! Never again! If this is the only hotel available on the island we would go to Corpus! This is not a family setting at all! Plus the beds are so uncomfortable none of us got any sleep, so we were completely exhausted the entire time!

Very nice hotel. Clean rooms close to the beach. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Older hotel needs repairs. Good breakfast with great help. Would stay again.

Ok, on a trip to South Padre Island, Texas to check out some hotels here, for upcoming Winter stays. Stayed at 3 places so far, and this Ramada is the best--I'm staying at lesser-expensive properties, you understand. This Ramada has two large playground areas for kids, a full-size basketball court (outdoors), an area with shuffleboard & volleyball courts, next to their private walkway to the beach. A good-sized pool, with many chairs & lounges around, in a walled-off area, outdoors but sort-of sheltered, built into the south side of the hotel itself. Two second-floor patio areas, with chairs, tables & lounge chairs. A conference room, near the breakfast area, which is really quite nice--a staffer is there all the time & serves patrons who come down for free breakfast. This Ramada caters to Snowbirds, or "Winter Texans," who come & stay for a couple of months during the Winter. People I talked to come back, year-after-year, they like it here, and the cost per month is really quite reasonable--if you get a room for a month, I guess state law says they cannot charge sales or hotel taxes, or those pesky "resort fees" that hotels often tack on, so the Snowbirds flock here! Conference room hosts activities for the Snowbirds. Ok, my room itself was quite nice, for a lesser-expensive hotel/motel. Small table & 2 chairs, small desk, loveseat, refrig., microwave, coffee maker, separate rooms for bath/commode & sink/vanity. Quite serviceable, I plan on returning

Enjoyed everything except a high pitch whistling sound from refrigerator. Everything else was great and made my vacation fun with my little boy! Ps it would be nice if they could carry and set up your umbrella for you after renting it from them.

The management is horrible. They don't know who is who. We have reserved hotel in advance. When we checked in, they could not find my name. When we found the email proof of our reservation, they found my name with whom they have already checked in. They probably misunderstood my name with another one and put me into the room someone was already there. The picture on the website is confusing. Their walkway is outside facing the open air, not like the other hotels the walkway of which is inside the building.. It is very dangerous, There is no carpet in the room. The floor is not clean and sticky. We also found there is no running water sometimes. Probably the worst hotel experience of mine.

room stunk of mold. the AC unit was pumping out the smell of damp and mold. I also woke up with bites all over my lower back. I was really surprised a Ramada was in such poor condition.

We had a very nice room with full kitchen. Staff is great. This is my favorite place to stay because of easy beach access and pet policy. Recently remodeled and updated. Super value!

Very comfortable and large double queen room with a convertible couch, mini fridge and microwave. A half block from the ocean side of the island, with a private path to the beach. Ocean view from back side of building and two small decks on either end of the building with pub tables to sit out with your coffee in the morning or watch the sunset in the evening with a glass of wine. We got an incredible deal mid-week during off season (Oct-Feb) that couldn't be beat. The only thing that wasn't first rate was the complimentary breakfast. No hot food other than a do it yourself waffle and bowl of oatmeal. Only fruit was apples. For the price, I could afford to have a great breakfast at Pier 19 ,which I also highly recommend. I'm definitely coming back.

The gentleman who was making waffles in the morning was so courteous and welcoming. I loved his amazing spirit. This was the only good thing about our stay besides the beach location. We arrived at almost midnight to a very very hot room. Even after turning it down to 66 (which is way colder than I have it at my house) the room never got comfortable. There wasn't a single trash can in our room. The drain plug to the tub was broken. The Kleenex box cover was broken, fell on its own and nearly fell on my son's foot. There was a hair in the tub. The toilet didn't flush right unless you held it all the way down the entire time. There was sand in my bed when I first climbed in. The lack of attention to detail in cleaning the room was very obvious. I'm glad we only stayed one night. I will not ever go back. The proximity to the bed was good. There were hardly any people on the beach when we got there. It was a good location.

This place was perfect. I had travel for 14 days all through Texas, from Amarillo, big bend, San Antonio and then south padre island. I was so relaxed. Everyone was perfect! They should all be like this!

Overall the hotel was nice. Good for families that like to be around other families. Hot consistent water for bathing, clean linens and reasonably quiet aftet 10pm. I wss surprised that prvate beach access was available. It was somewhat of a walk, but much better than driving to a public access. Breakfast is mainly cereal and waffles. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Ramada South Padre Island TX

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2

no wi fi

Everyone

The hotel staff was excellent but the WiFi did not work in my room, So I doubt I will ever go back to this hotel!

By , from Austin on Aug 31, 2017

3

you get what you pay for

Everyone

Beach is close only plus staff not very friendly, breakfast not great had to eat out most of the time. But for the price it's not that bad but like I said you get what you pay for.

By , from Copperas Cove tx on Aug 26, 2017

3
Everyone

Stayed there for one night. Room was clean and decent. The air did not work that well but other than it was an okay stay for the night.

By on Aug 23, 2017

2
Families

The hotel seemed nice in the pictures and when we walked in the room it seemed fine. The sink and bathroom area does need an update though. Overall everything seemed fine, but once we settled in we noticed ants everywhere. I mean everywhere. The sink, the walls, all the table surfaces, and even the bed. What bothered me the most was the towel issue. I called the desk for towels multiple times since the cleaning lady took them all and DID NOT replace them. They kept saying 30 minutes and they'll bring some new ones, but nothing. I went down twice through out the day and still nothing. Finally my husband went down there and they gave him a hard time as well. He asked for five and they didn't even want to give them to us. We had five paid guest, so yes we need five towels. They wanted us to use hand towels...seriously, work on customer service.

By , from Austin, Texas on Aug 20, 2017

4

very pleased

Everyone

Stayed for 3 nights. Hotel is clean and a fun atmosphere. The breakfast guy named Lee is one of the best at customer service I've ever encountered. Front desk staff wasn't very welcoming, unlike the other staff we came across. Housekeeping very friendly. The breakfast was lighter, but free so who really can complain, right. FYI: this was quite a family party type atmosphere. Very busy with a lot of people, mostly families. If you are looking for quiet and private... This is not your hotel. Access to the beach was nice, basketball courts and park on site. I would stay here again. There's are spots of the hotel that is running down but I'd expect that with the number of people they have there.

By , from Nebraska on Jun 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2017

Thanks for your review. Luis is the breakfast host and hotel ambassador and the trip is worth it just to meet him. The most positive person on the planet. Yes during the summer people come to the beach mostly to have fun so it is hard to find peace and quite anywhere on the island.

5

great hotel, great price

Everyone

This hotel was a great place to stay. It was close to the beach, had a great staff, and you couldn't beat the price. Luis in the breakfast room was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and always pointed us towards things to do or see. We'll definitely use the Ramada again.

By , from Indianapolis, Indiana on Apr 9, 2017

2

close to beach

Everyone
Luis in the cafe

The staff was not very friendly everyday we had to ask for our towels never left any in the room called for someone to come check the TV twice the first day because we couldn't get it to work and no one showed up or called back had to figure it out ourselves. There was one person who worked in the cafe his name is Luis he is customer service all the way told you what there was to do around the island. Very happy guy all the time made you feel comfortable. We always looked forward to seeing him... the locals do not care about anything when they stay there party all night. I would only recommend because it's close to beach.

By , from Winona, Mn on Apr 2, 2017

2

gross

Everyone

The fold out couch was so disgusting I wouldn't let my kids even touch it after we opened it and saw how bad it was! There were needles in the parking lot. The entire hotel stunk like pot! They let other people not even staying at the hotel park there and when we told them we had nowhere at this facility to even park they said well that sucks! Never again! If this is the only hotel available on the island we would go to Corpus! This is not a family setting at all! Plus the beds are so uncomfortable none of us got any sleep, so we were completely exhausted the entire time!

By , from S. on Mar 18, 2017

5

nice, clean, and close to the beach

Everyone

Very nice hotel. Clean rooms close to the beach. Very friendly and helpful staff.

By , from Mankato, MN on Mar 18, 2017

3

overnight

Everyone

Older hotel needs repairs. Good breakfast with great help. Would stay again.

By on Feb 24, 2017