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Travel Blogs from South Padre Island
... a well traveled companion. Granddaughter Avery from St. Louis area has graciously allowed us to give her Stanley more opportunities to see the world. We have been glad to help.
Just back from Louie's, ate a variety of seafook until I was stuffed. It's about a 5 mile drive to the island from where Joan now lives, and I can't believe the number of cops on the highway with people pulled over.
... so cold ones.
Well, I don’t know if any of this is for me to say, but as I
sit here in the early morning hours, I am liable to say anything or,
everything. Anyway I have decided to broach the subject of the differences, or
the similarities, of wintering in the Southern US, this year it being the Rio Grande Valley,
contrasting it to Puerto Vallarta,
and may even touch or go back to and compare the Mayan Riviera to PV to the
RGV. What do ...
... seafood again.
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 ...
Joan and Bev went to water aerobic about 8:30. I went for a drive. Joan now lives in Laguna VIsta which is about 5 miles north of where she use to live, but still only about 7 mies from the causeway bridge to S. Padre. Temp was a comfortable 75 with breeze of 20-30 mph. Island hightway 100 goes north and south on the island, so I drove through to the north and beyoud the city. SPI only has 1700 residents, but 1000's work ...
Historical Traveler Reviews South Padre Beach Resort South Padre Island
Holiday Inn Sunspree Was Excellent
Stayed the week of July 18 at Holiday Inn Sunspree. Service and housekeeping was great Reserved an ocean front view room with incredible view, two nice clean pools, beach clean and wonderful! First trip to South Padre and everything went great. People were nice, lots of families, kids, young couples.
Good Hotel for the Price, Excellent Location
We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Holiday Inn on South Padre Island. I had read the reviews for many of the hotels on SPI and decided for the price to try the Holiday Inn. The service was good, the location was excellent (beach front), and the pools were good for a hotel of its size. There were actually two pools and they were both more than 4 feet deep! The bathroom could have been a little bigger with newer fixtures (the shower head sprayed everywhere) but the room was very clean. We would stay there again.
We stayed here for a week during out school district spring break.
Great location, below average everthing else.
We picked this hotel because of the location. Check in took almost 30minutes. There was only one man ahead of us. Room wasn't ready so we were asked to return an hour later, only to wait another half hour. The room had an oicean view if you leaned over the balcony. The room was musty smelling, and appeared clean, but had old fixtures and furniture that obviously hadn't been updated since the 60's. Restaurant was closed for service. Hotel staff cordial but not very friendly. Too expensive, I made my reservations through Holiday inn only to find out thhat the man that walked in right ahead of me was offered a walk in rate, for the same room at $30.00 less.
I reserved an oceanside room online before coming to Padre Island. When we arrived our room wasn't available so they put us in a beautiful suite for the same price. All oceanside views at the Holiday Inn are incredible. You really are looking right at the beach and surf and nothing else. Their rates for these rooms are the same if not cheaper than other hotels. The best part of our stay was the wonderful service we recieved. We unfortunantly booked a room at a very filty roach infested motel down the road the following night (Island Inn) and ended up packing our bags and heading back to Holiday Inn. It was Friday evening so the chances of getting an oceanside room was almost impossible. The man at the front desk must have felt bad for us and gave us the suite we had the night before for the same price! What a God send. The Holiday Inn saved our vacation!! I recommend everyone to stay at a 3 star hotel, otherwise you might have to deal with roaches somewhere else.
The SunSpree is a great "bang for the buck." I and my wife and daughter stayed there for 3 nights at the end of December. The room,a king suite, was clean,spacious and on the beach.(Rm 125) The pools and surrounding grounds were in excellent shape and very inviting.I booked well in advance and paid $64.00 per night. It was well worth it. The bath tub was a little shoddy. A few spots outside needed a little paint and the restaurant should have been avoided, but all in all it was great. I'll stay there again.
The island is so beautiful-lots to do but lots of quiet, peaceful, 'restoring your inner being' places-lots of good restaurants-wonderful hospitable people work there and live there-we go back every year just to get centered again-Alan Jackson's "its five o'clock somewhere" makes us believe that somewhere has to be South Padre
Nice hotel for the price.
Nice hotel. The staff had all of my answers and even supplied spoons for the ice cream we bought at a local store. The rooms were nice - not above average, but the beds were comfy. Liked the two pool setup which helped keep little ones in one area and the other for adults. Access to the beach was also quite nice. All in all a good time. Oh yes, the buffet breakfast was nice.
Ucchh - hated it
First - I just found this hotel horrible - room is awful - dirty and bathroom is so small. Our bathroom door did not close - room close to pool - so swimming at night kept us awake. Food was horrible. Service was awful - getting towels was terrible - never knew where they kept them during the day! Place filthy - and beach is awful - you pay for everything - and the beach was filled with litter - nothing is picked up. keys never worked - had to go back to front desk 5 times a day to get key activated. Worst - our room was not cleaned until 6 every day - awful!!! and a few times they did not remove the food from night before. I would never ever ever go back to this place. and they charge a fortune -
Don't Go the Week Before Easter
We stayed here during the week before Easter 2003. Hotel was nice, but crowded. We didn't realize that this week is called Semana Sante and BIG families from Mexico flock in like seagulls. RUDE is the key word there. NO MANNERS whatsoever, and they never tell their screaming children to be quiet. Breakfast buffet was cold (they forgot to light the sterno). Hotel was nice. Maid service was POOR. Room still hadn't been cleaned at 4:00 in the afternoon on the first day. I would definitely go back but not during that week.