La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach
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... gone north by now and we wouldn't get to see them but the green jay and altamira oriole were two of the prettiest birds (maybe with the exception of the painted bunting) we have seen in the states. also saw the crested caracara and the alpomado falcon and the chachalaca (what fun).
the birding and nature center here on the island was wonderful as well. we saw a short movie about the center, saw ...
... gates. Tavana reminded me when I picked up the iPads that show folks can't hang out around the gates during show time (something I'm supposed to enforce and will from now on), so if you're reading this and you're with the show, please be kind to me and not get me in trouble. Haha...wave, say hi, buy me a funnel cake, but please don't congre-gate. (Get it? Groan...)
Tomorrow is a jump to Elsa, TX. I think it's only about 50 miles or so...call time is 6:30am.
... be - she just keeps on disappointing! makes me sick. :((. Gary ckd for me on flights to go home- will see what tomorrow brings? Sara called & said it is likely A-Fib ( irregular heart beats out if control). only 1 yr since her open heart surgery - had nice talk with Marilyn earlier - it helped a lot. no one else would help like her ( nancy ha Lisa ha Lori no Jan maybe?) ah well! newest friend = the ...
... odd size, so we’re parked pretty far from the back door. It’s also still pretty muddy, so getting back and forth has been interesting. There are other folks in the same boat, so I don’t want to seem like it’s only us, but we’re all making the best of it.
John’s clown shoes officially died…they lasted all last season and finally called it quits the other day. He’s replacing them temporarily with large Converse ...
... they live in Kansas and winter in southern Texas) and love the circus attractions there (the diner and Showmen’s Rest being their two favorites).
We ran a couple of quick errands before getting back to the lot after laundry. It’s so funny; there’s something vaguely disconcerting about being away from the lot for a few hours. You feel like you’re going to get in trouble for being ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach South Padre Island
We just returned from a mid-peak season stay at La Quinta, South Padre. I believe all rooms are suites with separate sitting area, microwave and mini-fridge. If you want ice for your ice chest, buy some. Because of this problem, the ice machines were mostly empty on the weekend and Monday. Bring bottled water as the water has a funny taste. But, the staff was wonderful and accomodating. The rooms were very clean and comfortable at a decent rate below $100. DO NOT accept a first room floor if there are others as there is no ocean view from the first floor. This is very much a family hotel so if you have kids, it is perfect. If you dont want to spend your time with noisy, unsupervised kids, forget the pool and hit the beautiful beach right out the back door where the beach service has chairs and umbrellas to rent. Only problems were the unsupervised kids running the hall and the overrun pool. They have free computer access and staff will run the kids off if they are hogging them. But we were there for the beach, anyway. We will be returning! Thanks, La Quinta!
Kids loved it!
The room was neat, clean, and roomy. The pool was very clean and warm during rainy weather. The access to the beach was better than we expected. Our children loved the trip other than the unfortunate rainy weather. Our only complaint about the hotel was the parking, especially during weddings. There was an occasion that we thought we might have to park across the street. But, all in all, it was a great place that we hope to return to again soon!
This is a very nice and new hotel. Staff were always cleaning something. In fact, they were repainting the hall while we were there. The rooms were very nice. Each one has a private balcony. They also have a small sitting area with sofa and two chairs. It has a huge patio area around the pool with many tables and a covered area. The location is the best part. It is the last hotel on the North end of the island. It is right across from the convention center and next to the Bahia Mar resort. Yet it is still just a few blocks from all the eating places. The only negatives I might mention is that the maids were very far behind each day in cleaning the rooms. The first day our room wasn't ready until after 4:00. And, they didn't seem to get around to cleaning ours until about 4:00 each day. Also, the breakfast could have been better with more variety. The juice machine was empty. You could make yourself waffles but the line was horrible. Overall, though, I would recommend this place to anyone. It's great for families and couples. I even saw several senior citizens there.
Just returned from a great trip in South Padre Island. The LaQuinta is a beautiful hotel with great beach access. The room was spacious, two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Plenty of room for two adults and 2 or 3 teenagers. Large bathroom, a mini fridge, and a microwave. The room was clean and smelled great. The staff was constantly cleaning around the hotel. The pool was great - never over crowded, but the hot tub was a little too hot to use.
Nice hotel,But church group took over hotel.terrible
The comments posted for La Quinta seem to be done by people with families travelling with them, and as a college student, it might be helpful to post a review from my perspective. I went down to South Padre with a friend for Spring Break and was very pleasantly surprised to find the La Quinta in great condition (especially relative to every other hotel on the island). The beach wasn't crowded as it was down the island from the big spring break spot (definately a do-able walk) and the staff was VERY helpful and friendly at all times. Our room was kept very clean and we had an awesome ocean view eventhough the detail of room described it as "partial". The room was very spacious and the beds comfortable. It is a great place to stay for Spring Breakers because it isn't the typical crazy trashed hotel- definately more laid back-- but still kids around to party with. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone- families travelling with children included, but i'd suggest not going in March as that could be noisier than desired due to the spring breakers. Wake up early for the continental breakfast though- it goes VERY fast.
My husband and our 3 year old spent 4 days here. After reading some of the good reviews about the new hotel and big rooms we were looking forward to it.
The location of the hotel was the best we have experienced in SPI and we have been coming for 6 years. You are literally right on the beach and there is a lovely pool area that you walk through to get to beach access. Our view from our balcony gave us a partial beach/water scene and the room was a nice size which had a useful microwave and fridge.
My husband and I recently spent our 25th wedding anniversary at La Quinta Inn on South Padre Island, Texas. The Inn was about 5 months old and had the best location on the Island as far as we were concerned. It is convieniently close to the Convention Center where the Wildlife Habitat is located. Just across the street are the Sea Turtle "hospital" and the "sporty" Parrot's Eyes watersports center. The Inn is very well staffed and the high ceilings in the beautiful rooms added to the elegance of the surroundings. We made good use of the pool with the fountains, and the beach, which was just past the sun deck. I was able to check out the equipment in the "training" room, and they were all state of the art. Use of the computer room helped me keep in touch with mail and IM's. Overall I'd give it a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10.
This is a nice La Quinta right on the beach BUT there is a ballroom that is rented out for weddings and parties. If your room is on the floor beneath the ballroom, forget about sleeping, listening to tv, or anything else during a party. And the management doesn't care. When we complained, we were repeatedly told that the party would end soon (four times over 2 hours it would be ending soon) and that THEY HAD PAID TO USE THE BALLROOM (I guess we hadn't paid for a room to sleep in or we didn't count). No manager was on staff (very odd but apparently true) on a Saturday night. Also, this seems to be a destination for Winter Texans who monopolized the breakfast area, taking extra food (for lunch?).