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South Padre Island Texas Hotels & Motels

Find accommodations in South Padre Island with the hotel list provided below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby South Padre Island, TX for your personal leisure or group travel. Discover the best South Padre Island, Texas hotel and motel rooms. Browse the South Padre Island area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the South Padre Island hotels. Planning a group? Lock in South Padre Island Group Hotel Rates

The South Padre Island center is about the area of Downtown South Padre Island and 1 mile south of Andy Bowie Park.

South Padre Island possesses the distinction of being the only barrier island in Texas. It has become known well beyond the Texas borders as a prime beach destination, drawing thousands of spring-breakers and sun-seekers from around the country and the world each year. South Padre Island offers the best of the beach: warmth, sun, sand, and plenty of entertainment options. Whether you plan to come for the famous spring break parties or to attend a business conference or beach wedding, you're sure to enjoy your stay in sunny South Padre Island. More from this guide...

South Padre Island Hotels/Accommodations

Suites at Sunchase : 1004 Padre Blvd. 1004 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Charged me double
Palms Resort in South Padre Island 3616 Gulf Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • 3-star hotel
  • Hotel has 29 rooms
Econo Lodge : 3913 Padre Blvd.
3913 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Parking is rare
  • About half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
Motel 6 South Padre Island #1237 4013 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • 2-star hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Most guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette
Super 8 South Padre Island 4205 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Cheap property
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Beachside Inn 4500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • The Best Western Beachside Inn is an economy hotel in South Padre Island, Texas. The 65 rooms were designed for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms are quite affordable and do not contain many of the standard amenities found in other hotels, but the excluded amenities, such as microwaves, hair dryers and irons, are either in the hotel lobby for public use or can be obtained upon request. These little things will not take away the gorgeous views and breathtaking sunsets that you'll experience from your room. Only a few steps away, you will have access to exciting water sports like parasailing and windsurfing in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
Peninsula Island Resort & Spa in South Padre Island
340 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island Tx, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Peninsula Island Resort & Spa-All Suites is the newest full-service resort located on South Padre Island. Although this resort is contemporary and sleek, these are still accommodations for the budget-conscious traveler. Every condo is fully furnished with granite countertops, 10-foot ceilings, Brazilian furniture, and Italian porcelain flooring. These are all of the things that you would expect to find in a luxury condo complex. Peninsula Island Resort has an on-site restaurant bar and grill, a spa, gym, and 250 feet of oceanfront living that is private and ready for your enjoyment.
  • Four-star Resort property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
  • Good family hotel
The Inn at South Padre - South Padre Island 1709 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Great parking, according to 100%
  • Pool is mediocre
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Casa Bella Hotel 5601 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 45 rooms
Windwater Hotel : 5701 Padre Blvd. 5701 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Economy hotel
Comfort Suites Spi in South Padre Island 912 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in property
Ramada South Padre Island Tx 6200 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 149 rooms in property
  • Great shopping
  • Housekeeping is satisfactory
Isla Grand Beach Resort : 500 Padre Blvd. 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 12 floors
Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Padre Island
6502 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Padre Island is an affordable hotel in Texas that is sure to please both pleasure and business travelers. Although it is not directly on the beach, it is located just one block away. You can request either a view of the pool or of the bay. Adjacent to the hotel you will find the Birding and Nature Center, along with Sea Turtle, Inc. The hotel has a business center, on-site fitness center, spa, barbecue grills, outdoor pool, concierge services, front desk safe deposit boxes, and dry cleaning services. The hotel does not have a full on-site restaurant, but you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the hotel lobby.
  • Low-priced Resort property
  • 33 suites in property
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La Copa Inn Beach Front Hotel : 350 Padre Blvd. 350 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • South Padre Island's La Copa Inn Beach Hotel has 146 rooms designed to provide a comfortable stay during your trip to the island. This budget Texas hotel is in an area known for its wonderful seafood restaurants, day cruises, natural beauty, and breathtaking sunsets. The hotel has cheap rooms for business travelers, vacationing families, and young adults on spring break. Because it is located on an island, it is perfect for the person who loves to fish, snorkel, or scuba dive. After a long day filled with action-packed activities, relax in your beachfront room and get ready for another fun-filled day.
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
La Quinta Inn & Suites : 7000 Padre Blvd. 7000 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites is a beautiful and affordable 147-room hotel that is located directly on the beach in South Padre Island, Texas. The area offers so many things for you to do. Spend a couple of hours soaking up sun amidst the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. Spend some time at Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park enjoying the exhilarating water slides and pools. The South Padre Island area is filled with places for jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, or scuba diving. When you are finished for the day, come back to your room for a relaxing night of rest or head out to the clubs for to enjoy dancing while listening to local talent.
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Great access to the beach
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
Pearl South Padre 310 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • The Pearl South Padre has amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico, which can be seen from all hotel rooms via the private balconies. Although this is a budget-friendly Texas hotel, it is also known as a full-service resort complete with a spa, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. All four styles of rooms and suites come with the standard amenities, such as Internet access, 39-inch flat screen televisions, and refrigerators. In addition, the hotel has the largest pool in South Padre, which comes complete with a kiddie pool and waterfall.
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 200 rooms in property
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort & Waterpark in South Padre Island 100 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 14 suites in property
Bayview Inn & Suites in South Padre Island
901 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Blue Bay Inn & Suites is an economy 49-room hotel that is on South Padre Island, Texas. It is hotel that is budget-friendly for business travelers, families, and even students on spring break. Hotel amenities include a complimentary breakfast, free Internet, balconies with water views, microwaves in your guest room, and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is conveniently located near many of the island’s most popular activities, such as Port Isabel, Isla Blanca Beach and Park, and the Dolphin and Nature Research Center. The hotel is priced well for travelers who are budget conscious.
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Hilton Garden Inn Beach Front Resort Hotel 7010 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • The Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island is a three-star, 156-room hotel with king or queen rooms. All guest rooms include the latest amenities, such as 42-inch televisions and mini fridges. The hotel offers a business center, fitness room, oceanfront swimming pool, and Jacuzzi. Tan on the beach or go parasailing for the day in the Gulf of Mexico. Attend a convention at the South Padre Island Convention and Visitor's Bureau and be back on the beach in a matter of minutes. This hotel offers beautiful views of the Gulf and has a relaxed environment that both business and leisure travelers can appreciate.
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Port Isla Inn : 200 2nd St.
200 2nd St., Port Isabel, TX 78578 ~4.38 miles southwest of South Padre Island
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • 30 rooms in property
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Close to the beach
Casa Rosa Motel : 761 West Highway 100 761 West Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX 78578 ~5.46 miles west of South Padre Island
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • 43 sleeping rooms in hotel
Americas Best Value Inn Brownsville / Padre Island Hwy - Brownsville 7364 Padre Island Highway, Brownsville, TX 78521 ~19.94 miles southwest of South Padre Island
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
  • The majority of guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Awful breakfast
Texas Inn South Padre Island Airport Hotel : 7051 South Padre Island Highway 7051 South Padre Island Highway, Brownsville, TX 78526 ~20.23 miles southwest of South Padre Island
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Noise level is acceptable
  • Clean room
Boca Chica Inn & Suites - Brownsville
3280 Boca Chica Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520 ~23.05 miles southwest of South Padre Island
  • Three Star property
  • Door lock broken
  • Beds need improvement
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When to Visit South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island benefits from its location in the Gulf of Mexico in many ways. First, the island regularly enjoys fine weather, blue skies, and nearly year-round warmth. The ideal timing of your stay really depends on what you plan to do during your visit. Sunbathers can sprawl on the beach anytime from March into early fall, around October. However, swimmers might best enjoy a dip in the surf during the peak summer months. You can expect more rain in the spring, and fall's hurricane season sometimes brings winds and rain that can interrupt beach time. Smart and spontaneous travelers can check the forecast and splurge on a last-minute beach escape — often at quite a discount.

If you don't like crowds or prefer a more family-oriented atmosphere, steer away from visiting the island during March, which is when the raucous spring break parties take over and an estimated 25,000 additional people flood into South Padre Island. Then again, if you are looking to party, this is the place to be and the time to come!

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in South Padre Island, TX:

seasonality of hotel rates in South Padre Island

South Padre Island by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in South Padre Island, TX. You can use these line graphs to determine the least expensive dates to book in South Padre Island for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in South Padre Island, TX

4 Star Average Prices: $166.19

If you're looking for a luxury resort experience, check into My Sapphire South Padre Island. The 4-star oceanfront condo lies close to the University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory and Isla Blanca Park. A conference center and meeting rooms make it a great place to stay if you're in town for a quiet business or academic retreat. My Sapphire also offers wedding services for an easy-to-plan yet beautiful destination wedding.

Eighteen guestrooms are carefully and individually decorated, complimented by a complete kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and stovetop. Catch the breeze from your own private balcony or patio, then head outdoors to one of the two on-site pools and two spa tubs. Families will love the water park, which you can visit for a small surcharge. The spa facility offers massages and body treatments, drawing rave reviews as the place to go to treat your skin after a day of surf, sand, and sun. Room service is also available to guests, and there are two restaurants at the condos.

If you're seeking sport as well as sun, you'll find both diversions at the luxurious Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals. Bring your racket and spend some time on Sea Vista's outdoor tennis courts, then head to the private beach to lounge under an umbrella in the condo's beach sun loungers. Six guestrooms offer intimacy, quiet, and the convenience of your own in-room kitchen and washers/dryers.

Affordable Hotel Options in South Padre Island, TX

3 Star Average Prices: $132.36

Those looking for an affordable hotel that's close to the natural wonders of South Padre Island should consider the Windwater Hotel in South Padre Island. It's close to the bay and is also convenient to Andy Bowie Park and the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. You can make yourself completely at home in your guestroom's cozy space, which is outfitted with LED televisions, a microwave, and wireless internet access. Spend some time in the pool, and be sure to check out the free breakfast. Local calls are also free — just another example of the Windwater Hotel's great value.

The hotel welcomes pets, too, for a nominal deposit. Be aware that there is a $200 spring break room deposit, but the policy is actually designed to discourage too much revelry in the guestrooms. In fact, only hotel guests are able to access the rooms. This makes the Windwater Hotel a solid choice for those who are looking for a quiet vacation, not a party scene.

Spring breakers and families who want an affordable beachfront hotel will love the Ramada Inn South Padre Island TX. It's very spacious, with 147 guestrooms, and offers everything guests could want for a great rate. In-room, you'll find refrigerators and microwaves for convenience, plus wireless internet, satellite programming, and safes for valuables. On the grounds, you can settle into the cozy loungers next to the outdoor pool and spa tub. Drop into the hotel shop for some sunscreen or any other essentials you might need. The hotel restaurant serves up a delicious meals all day, and guests can partake in a complimentary breakfast daily.

3 Star Hotel Prices in South Padre Island

2 Star Average Prices: $92.38

2 Star Hotel Prices in South Padre Island

South Padre Island: Real Discounts

You can definitely score some great hotel discounts in South Padre Island. AAA Members, AARP members, and government and military personnel will all benefit from discounted rates at select properties in the area. Many hotels and resorts in South Padre Island also offer longer stay discounts, making it even more enticing to linger for a while.

The Super 8 Motel South Padre Island TX offers discounts for AAA, AARP, military members, and seniors. It's not only affordable, but also cozy and well-situated next to the ocean. Additionally, Super 8 lies near family-friendly points of interest like Sea Turtle Inc, Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Andy Bowie Park, and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. The motel makes for a great home base, as the rooms are equipped with fridges, microwaves, and wireless Internet, plus flat-screen televisions and cable programming. The kids will also love the arcade/game room and outdoor pool. The Super 8 Motel's free breakfast stretches the savings even further.

You'll discover similar discounts at Comfort Suites Beachside in South Padre Island, plus a great location near Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and the local waterpark. Since comfort is integral the brand, Comfort Suites excels in both affordable rates and cozy accommodations. The suites include coffee and tea makers, plus sofa beds so the whole family can sleep comfortably in spacious quarters. Guests can also avail themselves of the on site fitness center, outdoor pool, free newspapers, and complimentary breakfast buffet.

Best Value Options in South Padre Island, TX

The Inn at South Padre places you right in the center of the Island, close to the action. It's a great all-around hotel that's large enough to welcome big groups and wedding parties. The 91 guestrooms come with the essentials like air-conditioning and wireless Internet access, plus daily housekeeping and free toiletries. A pool and spa tub on site add to the property's appeal. Complimentary breakfast is served daily as well, making the Inn at South Padre a solid value.

Beachfront hotel deals can also be found in South Padre, like the Padre South Hotel On the Beach. Its convenience factor, paired with a host of fun amenities, makes a stay at this hotel fun for the whole family. Light meals and snacks can be stored in your room's fridge or heated in the microwave for a quick and cost-effective mid-day meal. Alternatively, you can cook out in the evenings on the hotel's barbecue grills.

The Padre South Hotel on the Beach also boasts a dedicated children's pool so kids can splash and play in their own space. Be sure to bring your fishing gear for an excursion to the nearby Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier. You can spend any rainy days perusing the hotel's library or playing a few games in the hotel billiard room.

South Padre Island: Spring Break USA

For over fifteen years, South Padre Island has been known as one of the top spring break destinations in the nation. There are, of course, other activities to do, such as taking surfing lessons or embarking on a sunset cruise — but a good party is never far away during spring break at South Padre Island. The island welcomes collegiate travelers with all kinds of inclusive resort deals and on-site entertainment.

During a stay in South Padre Island in March, you'll experience an unforgettable array of entertainment, from bikini contests and cabana parties to wild games and live concerts. The annual beach bash draws A-list entertainers to the stage for a party that goes on all day and all night on the beachfront. Stay at the notorious La Isla Grand Beach Resort if you don't want to miss a thing, since much of the action unfolds on the beach directly in front of the resort.

If you would rather get some rest, you might wish to stay a little further away from the festivities, in the center of the island. There are many other package details on hotels and condos throughout South Padre Island that offer special discounts for large groups and extended stays. Savvy travelers will snap up the some of the discount card packages, which grant discounted entry into the island's hottest party spots and bars, plus discounts at area restaurants.

South Padre Island, TX summarized

South Padre Island is one of Texas' most popular vacation destinations. The island is composed of two opposite identities. For the rest of the year, South Padre Island assumes a quiet stature. The resort hotels and rental homes welcome Texan tourists who're in the city for some outdoor activities and serene beaches. During Spring Break, South Padre Island loses its calm in trade for a youthful, almost reckless energy bent only on one thing - partying. March is typified by skyrocketing prices and almost impossible noise, but then as soon as the partygoers surrender into the morning, the town assumes its usual desolate calm. South Padre Island's best attractions are of course its range of sun, sand, and surf - but if the weather becomes ugly, or the partying scene becomes intolerable, head to Port Ysabel. South Padre Island also boasts of a chlorinated water relief, away from the crazy nightlife scene. The Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark boasts of the nation's largest surfing machine and a gigantic sandcastle play area. Of course, all types of beach activity can be found on South Padre Island. The town has everything a visitor is looking for, pristine waters, breaking surf, and breezy winds.

Government Per Diem Rates in South Padre Island, TX Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in South Padre Island, TX excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Cameron

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
March 1, 2018May 31, 2018$100.00$59.00
June 1, 2018August 31, 2018$110.00$59.00
September 1, 2018September 30, 2018$93.00$59.00

Recent traveler guest reviews of South Padre Island, TX

Below are reviews of the city of South Padre Island, TX from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyable area and everything you needed was there.

Jerry B., from 30-Jan-2018
"The Beaches"
Score 4.0 / 5

My favorite by far, enjoyed the beach.

Josilyn H., from 21-Mar-2016
"South Padre Island"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Sea Ranch restaurant. And South Padre Island a very pleasant and welcoming seaside destination.

Mary E., from 13-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of South Padre Island, TX shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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