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La Copa Inn Beach Hotel 3.0

South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast, Texas

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  • Great waterfront location with easy access to the beach
  • Simple, comfortable rooms; some with balconies
  • Decent outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with plenty of lounge space
  • Free daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly policies
  • Great value for the appealing location


  • Very close to neighboring hotel
  • Small fitness center with outdated equipment
  • Damp-feeling rooms and hallways
  • Family-sized suites offer plenty of space but no kitchen
  • Some dated furniture

Bottom Line

The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel offers a great waterfront location with easy access to the beach over a pretty wooden walkway. The hotel resembles the local La Quinta Inn, but is slightly more polished. This is a beach hotel for the budget-conscious, with tired hallways and furniture, but a nice outdoor pool with plenty of lounge space. The outstanding feature here is the waterfront location on a popular beach at the southern end of South Padre Island's hotel sprawl. The basic fitness center and small business center are somewhat lackluster, but there's a small snack bar near the swimming pool. Rooms are simple and some offer balconies. While free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast make this hotel great value for the appealing location, some guests complain about wear and tear.

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Budget, beachfront hotel with basic rooms and decent swimming pool

The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel has numerous higher-priced neighbors, but offers some of the same amenities at a fraction of the cost. The result is a budget scene that attracts travelers who want the beachfront location without a hefty price tag. Another hotel is located right next door, although the wide beach in front of the hotel is big enough not to feel overcrowded. This hotel offers a relaxed vibe, from the pretty wooden walkway that leads to the beach over the sandy dunes to the large, semi-circular pool with plenty of lounge chairs. While public areas could use a sprucing up, the hotel does offer a small business center, fitness center, and free breakfast. Budget travelers looking for beach and pool fun -- and not the fanciest room or hotel -- might think La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is a good pick.


Among pricier neighbors on the southern end of South Padre Island's hotel sprawl

La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is located on the southern end of South Padre Island among pricier resort hotels. It is close to local restaurants, with at least two that are within easy walking distance along the beach. However, like other locations on South Padre Island, a car is required to get around. The Peninsula Island Resort & Spa is immediately to the south of the property, with only a wall and narrow alleyway separating the two.

  • 60-minute-drive to Rio Grande Valley International Airport
  • 5-minute-drive to Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
  • 7-minute-drive to Port Isabel Lighthouse & Museum
  • 9-minute-drive to Andy Bowie County Park
  • 9-minute-drive to South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
  • 9-minute-drive to Sea Turtle, Inc.
  • 10-minute-drive to South Padre Island Convention Center
  • 44-minute-drive to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge


Simple, comfortable rooms -- some with sea views

For a budget option, the La Copa Inn Beach Hotel offers simple and comfortable rooms. Some of the decor is strange -- such as loud yellow drapes -- but guests choose this hotel more for location than decor. Rooms are stocked with amenities including mini-fridges, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms also have small balconies and wonderful sea views. Jacuzzi suites, while larger, tend to add to a damp feel in the rooms.


A large pool and a basic fitness center

The outstanding feature of the La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is its waterfront location. From the decent swimming pool, the beach is only a short stroll away on the pretty wooden walkway over peaceful sand dunes.


A free basic breakfast and plenty of nearby restaurants

  • Free, basic breakfast consisting of cereals, baked goods, and juices
  • Seasonal poolside drink service
  • Several good restaurants nearby

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350 Padre Blvd., Texas Gulf Coast 78597-6501, United States


(956) 761-6000

Room Types

  • Family Suites
  • Ocean View Jacuzzi
  • Two Queens

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