La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach Rating: 2.5 Pearls
South Padre Island, Texas, United States

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Pros

  • Quiet, waterfront location on a serene stretch of beach
  • Basic, comfortable rooms with balconies; some with gulf views
  • Rooms are equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers
  • Small but sunny outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans are nice touches in a budget hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi and free daily breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Good value for appealing waterfront location

Cons

  • Another hotel is right next door
  • Cramped fitness center with dated equipment
  • Damp-feeling rooms and hallways
  • Small pool
  • Some balconies only have partial ocean views

Bottom Line

This budget hotel offers a wonderful waterfront location on a quiet stretch of beach. Rooms and hallways are showing their age, but the rooms are still clean and functional. Room amenities include microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers, and the hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast. A small outdoor pool and cramped fitness center are somewhat lackluster amenities, but the appealing location makes it a good value overall.

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 Scene

A clean, budget hotel located right on the beaach

The Entrance
The Entrance

The La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach is a quiet, budget hotel option on the northern end of the South Padre Island hotel sprawl. The Hilton Garden Inn is right next door, but this hotel lies closer to the water than its northern neighbor. A pretty wooden walkway leads to the beach, giving the hotel a very serene feel. The small pool only has a few chairs for lounging, but many guests relax on the beach instead. The interiors of the hotel are dated and showing wear, but basic, chain-like rooms offer clean bedding and budget-friendly conveniences (such as microwaves and empty mini-fridges). Travelers choose this hotel not for its decor, but for its excellent beach location and good value.

 Location

On the northern end of the hotel sprawl beside a quiet stretch of beach

The La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Beach is located on the northern end of the island, making it feel somewhat quieter than hotels in the middle of the hotel sprawl. It is close to local restaurants, with at least one that is within walking distance right along the beach. Similar to other areas of South Padre Island, a car is needed to get around with ease. A Hilton Garden Inn sits immediately to the north of the property, with only a narrow alleyway separating the two. Outdoor enthusiasts might appreciate the hotel's convenient close proximity to Sea Turtle, Inc. and the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center. A beach park lies just to the north of the hotel.

Potential guests should be aware that any of the walking distances below involves walking across and/or along a busy road without sidewalks.

  • 67-minute-drive to Rio Grande Valley International Airport
  • 4-minute-walk to Andy Bowie County Park
  • 4-minute-walk to South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
  • 4-minute-walk to Sea Turtle, Inc.
  • 6-minute-walk to South Padre Island Convention Center
  • 11-minute-drive to Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
  • 12-minute-drive to Port Isabel Lighthouse & Museum
  • 49-minute-drive to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

 Rooms

Outdated decor but comfortable, spacious, and clean rooms

Jacuzzi in Suite
Jacuzzi in Suite

Spacious rooms at the La Quinta Inn & Suites are lacking in appealing decor, although they do offer a nice color scheme, ceiling fans, and lamps for warm lighting. Amenities include mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers, and all rooms also have free Wi-Fi. While all rooms have private balconies, they are noticeably smaller than those at the newer Hilton Garden Inn next door.

 Features

A small pool and basic fitness center

Small, but sunny pool
Small, but sunny pool

The outstanding feature of the La Quinta Inn & Suites is the beachfront location. The hotel also offers a small pool with Jacuzzi and a few lounge chairs.

 Food

A free basic breakfast and a restaurant next door

  • Free basic breakfast consisting of cereals, baked goods, and juices
  • Free coffee in lobby
  • Several good restaurants nearby, including The Great American Grill next door at Hilton Garden Inn

 Bottom Line

This budget hotel offers a wonderful waterfront location on a quiet stretch of beach. Rooms and hallways are showing their age, but the rooms are still clean and functional. Room amenities include microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers, and the hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast. A small outdoor pool and cramped fitness center are somewhat lackluster amenities, but the appealing location makes it a good value overall.

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Address

  • 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597

Room Types

  • King Suite
  • Standard Two Queen

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 147
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Padre Island, Texas
Address: 7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597
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