The Isla Grand Beach Resort is one of the few hotels on South Padre Island that is packed with amenities and entertainment. This resort offers bars, restaurants, a nightclub, two pools -- one with a waterfall and flanked by tall palm trees -- tennis courts, volleyball courts, and manicured lawns with tropical landscaping. The Isla Grand has an excellent beachfront location and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from private patios or balconies. The hotel offers 128 cabana-style, comfortable rooms with tropical-inspired decor. There are also 65 two-room condos in an adjacent high-rise tower. While this hotel has charming features like squawking macaws and whirring ceiling fans in the lobby, some guests complain about old, dated comforters in the rooms and limited hours at the poolside bar.