La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach
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The last two days have been lazy and relaxing. We had lunch in Brownsville with niece Vicki, who owns were own physical therapy business and is about to complete her Doctors degree in Physical Therapy. Bev and I first became acquainted with this area when daughter Beth worked for Vicki in her therapy business in the mid 90's. Beth lived on SPI and drove into Brownsville, about 22 miles. We made ...
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We spent most of the afternoon of the beach. Slight breeze and temp of 65. Go a little sun, and the bottom of feet are sore from walking on the sand. Beaches were fairly vacant, but the rush of spring breaker will start on Friday. We drove the highway north since Bev wasn't with me the other day to see the sand dunes across the rode. Then rode by the port area to look at the shrimp boat. Know home and relaxing.
... thought to be able 100 remaining in this refuge. Needless to say, we didn't see any but the 15 mile loop drive was interesting. The area is very flat, some areas with brushy trees and shrubs that a human could not get through, and some areas were nothing but grassy areas. This was all bordered by Laguana Madre bay. The most interesting creature we say was a northern harrier, a hawklike bird of prey. The rest of day was spent in conversation at Joan's. Crabcakes were for ...
... that commute. As you travel out of town the sand from the beaches beome more evident. Pictures will help tell the story.
After a little walk around the complex where Joan lives, and along the wharf for those that have boats, we went to have dinner at Pier 19. Food was great and the sunset beautiful. A nice relaxing day that ended with a conversation with a old friend from Thermop that I hadn't visited with for over 20 ...
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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?).