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... nature tour. and saw many different pods of dolphins (with three babies) and phoebe was welcomed on the boat as well. they also dropped a net to see what they could get off the laguna madre floor and brought up rays, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish, and a slug that sprays ink. fascinating.
there is so much variety of birds here it is amazing. out on south padre island and also inland up the rio grande ...
... clothes washed and I enjoyed a chance to get to know Fridman a little bit better.
We dropped Fridman off at the lot afterwards and unplugged our RV so that we could drive across the road to an RV park to dump. Emilie came along with us because we were heading to Brownsville after that to do some grocery shopping and get money orders to pay off some bills. We made it to the RV park before the show's truck that empties all of the port-a-potties ...
Was a lovely day - warm sunny breezy! Did bar hoppin thing! Spent most afternoon at Clayton's on the beach - just sat in chairs & watched the surf. Had cocktails & shrimp ! Got back appx. 4 ( I 4got my phone :((. ) bad idea - Just got a text from Lori that Sara is at hospital. Talked to Pete (5) and they're at Waconia. Have done some tests - she is nauseous, leg is numb has chest pain etc ...
Well, here I go again trying to write a blog post two days later and not remembering much of what happened that day. The weather got quite a bit nicer out than it was yesterday, but still a bit chilly and overcast. We spent most of the day, as always, working on props and costumes because now all of the little nitty gritty details are catching up to us. We're slowly learning to work with them and figure out how to keep these props going from day to day.
The lot here ...
... there’s no real reason for that feeling. The mud was somehow even worse on the lot than it was before we left and we’re wishing very much that we had been able to invest in some mud boots before today.
The weather definitely affected the day…folks were trying to stay in good moods but the temperature just kept dropping. At the ticket gate, it felt like a massive wind tunnel…both Elisa and I ...
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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.
Clean, friendly and accomodating
We stayed here for a week during out school district spring break.
Lucky for us the college spring breakers had left right before we got there and according to a nice woman from Mexico we were there before they all came up from Mexico for their break. The room was clean, they provided everything that we needed. The poolside staff was fairly unfriendly but they gave us what we asked for. The restaurant staff was a lot of fun and when my husband and I danced during breakfast they turned up the muzac and then applauded when we were done. The staff at the front desk was a little inconsistent. We asked about booking a dolphin cruise and one person handed us a brochure and said to call the number. When my husband went back to use the phone to book it, he was told that they can book it for us thru the front desk and promptly did so. The heated pool was wonderful and it was great to be under the stars with my family in the evening. The only bad part is that they were shampooing the rugs from the weeks before and the smell in the damp hallways was horrible. But at least they were shampooing them.
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.