The Inn at South Padre

1709 Padre BoulevardSouth Padre Island78597USA
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About The Inn at South Padre

The Inn at South Padre (formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn - South Padre Island Resort) offers 100% smoke-free accommodations at the heart of South Padre Island. The hotel is two blocks from the beach.

Guestrooms feature cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, coffee-maker, iron, hairdryer, safe, and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas, dining space, and a full kitchen. Some suites also include a Jacuzzi and sofa bed.

Guests can relax in the outdoor pool or hot tub, which are set amongst landscaped tropical gardens. During summer, the hotel plays movies by the pool. Other amenities include guest laundry facilities, meeting rooms, and an activities desk.

A free hot breakfast is served daily. Many of South Padre Island’s most popular restaurants and eateries are just a short walk away.

The Inn at South Padre is less than two miles from Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, and Isla Blanca Park. Port Isabel Lighthouse is four miles away.


1709 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX, 78597, USA
Telephone: +1(956)7615658 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Polite staff willing to go the extra mile.

The Inn at South Padre is reported to be manned by a friendly, polite, and professional team that is willing to go the extra mile. Past guests have been quick to praise employees and the level of customer service received during their stay.

Big and spacious accommodations.

Reports suggest that the hotel offers large, spacious accommodations. Guests report that rooms offer plenty of room to move around and spread out. Families staying at the hotel also report that the hotel's multiple-bedroom suites are perfect for a relaxing vacation.

Hot breakfast comes recommended.

The hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, a detail that proves popular with guests. The only downside is that the breakfast is so popular that the breakfast area itself can be rather hectic.

Negative Reviews

Some outdated features noted.

While many guests enjoy a comfortable stay at The Inn at South Padre, some visitors report that there are certain aspects of the hotel that are outdated and in need of an upgrade. Such items include box TV sets, carpets, mattresses, and the general décor of the hotel.

Bath towels are on the small side.

A number of guests report that the hotel's bath towels are on the small side, going on to explain that they are only slightly larger than a hand towel. Furthermore, some guests report that towels are old and thin from overuse.

Thin walls lead to noise complaints.

Thin walls and poor soundproofing lead to disturbances and noise complaints for some guests. Those that complain about thin walls report that it is possible to hear conversations, movement, and even flushing toilets from adjacent rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1592 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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    7.9 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 1592 reviews