Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 304
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronnie49 A great place to enjoy the Padre Island beach.
This hotel has a unique location right on the beach. Our room was clean and well-maintained. We stayed Aug 21-24 when the hotel was very busy, but found no problems. The staff worked continually to keep the lobby floor clean of sand tracked in by guests. Hotel staff monitored parking in the evening and as a result there were no issues with parking. Hotel staff are cheerful and hard working.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vyoung10 Good Hotel on the beach!
Nice Hotel on the beach at North Padre! Hotel Room has free Wifi. Hotel is relatively close driving distance to a lot of good restaurants.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CCENT Much better than expected
We had read several negative reviews and nearly cancelled our reservation but decided to go anyway (because of the location) and almost as a challenge to see just how bad it could be. Well, it wasn't bad at all. Quite the contrary. We had three connecting rooms on the fifth floor, with a stunning beach view, and had a great time. We were there on weekdays so we were not subjected to what other travelers have described as awful, loud music--maybe we were lucky there.
The hotel is dated and does need a serious facelift but it is still very functional and the rooms have all the amenities you could want (fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, safe, hair dryer, iron--and they all worked). We noticed no bad smells and the rooms are very clean. All the members of the staff--Melissa, Ronald, Victoria, Jessica and everyone else-- were very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant is a little funky, the service is somewhat erratic but very friendly and the food was not bad at all (we did not find it overpriced). Excellent grilled fish and shrimp platter, and surprisingly good pizzas. Plus, great ocean view.
The fact that it's ON the beach, the availability of canopy and chair rentals, the towels provided (small as they were) made the whole beach experience nearly perfect. We really cannot understand why some people are so negative about this place. We were four adults and three grandkids and nobody had any real complaints! We are a fairly well-traveled family, here and abroad, and we tend to be pretty picky about hotels (especially my daughter, who was visiting from New York!), but everyone was very comfortable here.
So do give this place a chance,go with an open mind, remember you are not going to the Ritz Carlton, and you can have a really pleasant, comfortable beach vacation.
September 1, 2014