Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Brownsville, Texas, on the border with Mexico. In no time you'll be picking out talavera tiles in a Mexican market and relaxing oceanside on South Padre Island.
Start your exploration into this border town's history at Palo Alto Battlefield, a short drive from our Brownsville hotels. In 1846, General Zachary Taylor led more than 2,000 troops in battle with Mexican forces here in the early days of the Mexican-American War. In downtown Brownsville, the Costumes of the Americas Museum displays intricate folk dresses from Mexico and Latin America. Admire the silver-laden Mexican cowboy gear and shimmering china poblana embroidered skirts-the national folk costume of Mexico. Trails through marshes and woods in Resaca de la Palma World Birding Center lead to viewing platforms where you can watch for rare native birds, such as the orange American redstart and slim whistling ducks.
Guests of our hotels in Brownsville can walk across the Gateway International Bridge for a shopping excursion in Matamoros, Mexico-passport essential. At the Juarez Market, you'll have your pick from hand-painted Pueblan pottery, finely-worked Taxco silver and kitschy tooled leather belts. Choose a Mexican restaurant to dine on fresh fish grilled to your liking. Tex-Mex restaurants near our Brownsville hotels serve sizzling fresh shrimp fajitas with roasted onions and green peppers. Whether you dine north or south of the border, finish off your meal with a refreshing Mexican beer.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Brownsville to be a short drive from South Padre Island. This Gulf of Mexico beach has warm and shallow water perfect for swimming and long stretches of white sand for sunbathing. Catch an endless view of the glittering green Gulf of Mexico from Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Park.
The HIE Harlingen fits our needs. We don't need a luxury hotel because we come too often. But this location is beginning to feel like home. We get what we need and more, plus plenty of quiet and[More] privacy when we demand it. Thanks...[Less]
I have stayed at this location several times and always have a great stay. Check in is easy and quick. The quick start breakfast is great. Overall great place to stay while in the city.[Less]
The best of the best hotel
My wife and I truly enjoy staying at this hotel because it provides everything plus more in reference to comfort and relaxation. The hotel has the best in food, plenty of lighted parking plus[More] outstanding customer service.[Less]
great hotel great food great service. really want to recognize Yesnni at front desk for going over and above.
my only disappointment was hot tub was not open nor the pool[Less]
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on South Padre Island, TX for a weekend getaway. I was impressed by the friendly hotel staff. The rooms were clean and up to date. I will definitely be staying at[More] this hotel again in the near future.[Less]
comfortable bed and great service
By John JFM
enjoyed our stay very much we vised diferent parts of the iland and eat at a lot of resternts went fishing drove up and dwon the beach took a lot of pictures ect.and that all I can think of now.[More] thank you John[Less]
Nice location close to shoping center
Liked the service, amenities and gym
Nice view to resaca[Less]
Brownsville Holiday Inn Express
Excellent staff. Good breakfast and confortable bed[Less]
Great attitude of front desk personnel!
Due to unexpected business activity I needed an extra hour beyond the normal check out time.. This was happily given with no extra charge.[Less]