Where To Stay In South Padre Island, TX: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2021

where to stay in south padre island texas

The only island in the state of Texas is a paradise with wide beaches and lots of activities, which create the perfect destination for families. South Padre Island is a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast that features perfect sunsets and welcomes visitors all year round.

Since the widest point of the island is just a half-mile (0.8 km), you can be close to the ocean anywhere - this means that most accommodation offers in town have a fantastic location. If you are wondering which would be the most suitable one for your trip, take a look at this selection of the best hotels and vacation rentals on South Padre Island.

1. Best Western Beachside Inn (from USD 99)

A favorite among couples and young families, Best Western Beachside Inn is a 5-minute walk from the beach and surrounded by great restaurants and attractions. The facilities and rooms have been renovated, providing a fresh and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy. The highlight of their services is an outdoor pool, and the free hot breakfast is also a plus. The rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a work desk.

Best Western Beachside Inn

Address: 4500 Padre Boulevard
Price: from 99 USD

Vending machine (snacks) Air conditioning Physical distancing rules followed CCTV outside property Fire extinguishers 24-hour front desk Safety deposit box Non-smoking rooms

2. Rain Dancer (from USD 125)

“Was like having a second home”, explains guest Sammy. Rain Dancer is an apart hotel that serves as a fantastic option for couples, since their spacious condos can fit 2 people comfortably, and extend to a 4-person party thanks to a pullout couch. The magnificent pool adds an extra value to an accommodation that has been ranked as exceptional by guests.

Rain Dancer

Address: 114 E. Atol
Price: from 125 USD

WiFi On-site parking Family rooms WiFi available in all areas Free WiFi Free parking Internet services Parking

3. Los Cabos III Condominiums (from USD 165)

Those who travel to South Padre Island with their furry friends will find Los Cabos III Condominiums as an appealing alternative, since they can accept pets on request. The apartments that can fit up to 6 guests include free access to an outdoor pool and a hot tub, and also a very nice patio to relax on.

Los Cabos III Condominiums

Address: 104 East Polaris Drive
Price: from 165 USD

Invoice provided Outdoor pool Hot tub/jacuzzi Parking Air conditioning Free WiFi Family rooms Pets allowed

4. Golden Gate Getaway (from USD 55)

The brand new units of Golden Gate Getaway are appropriate for families that are spending multiple days in South Padre Island. With a second bedroom that has two bunk beds and a living room that features TV with satellite channels and DVD player, it is very convenient for families with kids. The heated outdoor pool is a favorite among guests.

Golden Gate Getaway

Price: from 55 USD

Heating Contactless check-in/check-out All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Internet services Free WiFi Smoke alarms Swimming pool On-site parking

5. SandBox Inn (from USD 140)

Superhost Lucinda offers the upper half of this amazing guest house for guests who wish to stay in a quiet residential area. In this fully equipped space that features two decks and items like boogie boards and beach games to enjoy by the ocean, the highlights are in elements that you can use indoors, like the pool table or the antique upright piano. This rental is full of fun details since it is owned by a professional sand sculptor who offers free sandcastle building lessons with a full week’s booking.

sandy feet's SandBox Inn
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
203 reviews
Entire loft 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool table was a big hit and i loved sipping my morning coffee on the balcony
i loved that it was cozy enough to relax and watch movies/play board games comfortably
the only other option i felt comfortable doing is putting it in the mail
the big kitchen space helped us save a lot of money on meals (we only ate out once )
the house was super clean only issue was the strong mildew smell in the first floor bathroom
the house was spotless linens were clean beds were very comfortable
great quiet and clean neighborhood
very clean and spacious loved all the small little details
this clean comfortable house has tons of character
great place with a great host
lucinda and walter were the perfect hosts
lucinda and jose are great hosts
the host was very good at keeping in touch and was very easy to reach when needed
lucinda and jose are wonderful hosts
really unique place and close to the beach location is ideal
the location is great
the location is perfect
perfect location for a girls trip
awesome close to beach and transportation
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6. Beach Getaway on Gulf Blvd (from USD 166)

A space full of light and good taste, this rental offered by Superhost Niki has an excellent price and quality bedrooms worthy of a hotel. It includes access to the common pool and a propane and charcoal grill, perfect for those who wish to enjoy barbecues. Guests have not only praised the comfort of the space, but also the location close to bars and restaurants.

Modern Beach Getaway on Gulf Blvd - Pool, Sleeps 6
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
264 reviews
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony off the master bedroom offers a lovely view of the pool and surrounding area
we especially loved the balcony and pool
the beds were cozy there were plenty of towels and the ac always kept us cool
the beds were both very comfortable
the apartment is lovely and our family of 6 fit comfortably
very clean and private
everything was clean and comfortable
very clean beds very comfortable
house was clean and updated
quiet and clean and comfortably furnished
niki was a great host very quick response to questions
host was lovely and very prompt with communications
niki was a great host
niki was just a phone call away great host great weekend getaway spot
nikki is a great host always quick to answer and very accommodating
great location really close to the beach
beautiful condo in a great location
would recommend this location
nikki’s condo location is ideal
location is ideal close to the beach with a cafe nearby
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7. Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island (from USD 170)

If you prefer an upscale option, Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island will give you everything that you need for a more luxurious stay. This beachfront hotel has a magnificent in-house restaurant and an impressive pool, and the suites have an ocean view. All rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator, and the room service is superb.

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island

Address: 7010 Padre Boulevard
Price: from 170 USD

Safety deposit box Internet services Face masks for guests available Express check-in/check-out Luggage storage Beachfront Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Meeting/banquet facilities

8. Gulf Point

Gulf Point offers stunning condos that fit up to 6 guests and that are located in a facility with multiple amenities, like a stunning outdoor pool and a playroom with ping pong, air hockey and pool table. The modern apartments are tastefully decorated and are suitable for longer stays. Since this apart hotel is one of the most popular selections in South Padre Island, it is recommended to book with anticipation—it is easily sold out.

9. Suntide III Condominiums

This beachfront property is perfect for big parties that prioritize location and are looking for a convenient price. With fully equipped units that can fit up to 8 people, Suntide III Condominiums provide an unforgettable stay thanks to its amazing facilities, like sauna, whirlpool tubs, fitness centre and even basketball and tennis courts.

10. BR Condo Near Beach

With the beach just a 4-minute walk away, this two bedroom condo is a superb choice if you are traveling with the family. The apartment has two features that couples traveling with kids will adore: an additional bathroom and washer and dryer. The balcony, outdoor dinning area and pool offer the perfect place to create memories with your loved ones.

Options for a perfect stay

Whether you prefer a hotel, a condo or a rental house, South Padre Island will welcome you with accommodation that prior guests have loved. Have you found the one for you?

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When she is not backpacking round the globe, Emilia Lugo works as a Digital Content Specialist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She considers herself a museum geek and loves destinations that can take...Read more

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