Hotels in South Padre Island

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Best Western Beachside Inn
8.9
61 USD
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La Isla Condominiums by Cheap Getaway
8.7
111 USD
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Upper Deck Hotel and Bar -Adults Only
8.7
57 USD
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Sea Vista Condo 6 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Condo
8.9
216 USD
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Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
8.6
94 USD
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Rain Dancer By South Padre Condo Rentals
9.9
122 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island
8.4
74 USD
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Villas at Bahia Mar
8.4
135 USD
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Saida IV Condiminiums - by Island Services
8.6
239 USD
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Comfort Suites
8.3
55 USD
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La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
8.2
75 USD
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Beautiful 3br Townhouse Steps Away From Beach With Jacuzzi - Book Now!!!
8.5
449 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Padre Island
8.2
55 USD
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Saida III Condominium
8.3
140 USD
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South Beach Inn Boutique Beach Motel
8.2
30 USD
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Saida I Condominiums - by Island Services
8.2
196 USD
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Wanna Wanna Inn
8.2
87 USD
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The Palms Resort
8.2
73 USD
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Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
8.0
40 USD
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The Inn At South Padre
8.0
46 USD
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Isla Grand Beach Resort
8.0
150 USD
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South Padre Island Beach Rentals
8.9
168 USD
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Super 8 by Wyndham South Padre Island
7.9
45 USD
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Saida II Condominiums - by Island Services
9.8
157 USD
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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
7.8
115 USD
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Galleon Bay by South Padre Condo Rentals
9.6
205 USD
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Suites At Sunchase
7.7
44 USD
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La Internacional Condominiums - by Island Services
7.8
120 USD
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Edgewater by South Padre Condo Rentals
9.7
328 USD
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Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
7.6
74 USD
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Beachview by South Padre Condo Rentals
8.0
190 USD
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Gulf View
8.5
141 USD
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Blue Bay Inn & Suites
7.5
39 USD
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Flamingo Inn
7.5
40 USD
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Florence by South Padre Condo Rentals
7.6
240 USD
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Pearl South Padre
7.4
118 USD
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Beverly Condos #0003
9.0
101 USD
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Sea Dancer Condos
9.0
137 USD
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Padre South Hotel On The Beach
7.3
57 USD
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Los Cabos III Condominiums By Cheap Getaway
7.2
129 USD
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Island Inn
7.1
38 USD
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Windwater Hotel
7.1
32 USD
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La Isla Residences South Padre 104F
7.1
139 USD
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Saida I 602
7.2
201 USD
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Casa Bella Hotel And Suites
7.0
35 USD
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The Tiki
-1.0
108 USD
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Seabreeze 1 Condominiums
-1.0
138 USD
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Gulfview II 211
-1.0
121 USD
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Saida Towers by Padre Island Rentals
-1.0
177 USD
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Gulfview by South Padre Condo Rentals
-1.0
147 USD
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South Padre Beach Houses And Condos
-1.0
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Bahia Mar by Padre Island Rentals
-1.0
134 USD
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Las Verandas Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals
-1.0
251 USD
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Gulfpoint Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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Beach Front Condos BY Island Services
-1.0
109 USD
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Clayton's Resort
-1.0
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San Francisco Ii Condominiums By Island Services
-1.0
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Coronado's
-1.0
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Island Houses BY Island Services
-1.0
98 USD
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Inverness at South Padre by SPI Seascape
-1.0
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106 E Red Snapper St Duplex 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Duplex
-1.0
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Continental Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
213 USD
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Sunchase Beachfront Condo
-1.0
296 USD
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Corral Beach House Vacation Rental
-1.0
130 USD
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Saida By South Padre Condo Rentals
-1.0
192 USD
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Ocean View BY South Padre Condo Rentals
-1.0
386 USD
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Galleon Bay BY Spi Seascape
-1.0
215 USD
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El Sol - by Island Services
-1.0
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Southmost Retreat
-1.0
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Ocean Vista 205
-1.0
267 USD
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Suntide I Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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South Padre Island Ocean View Condo Rental
-1.0
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Sapphire BY Spi Seascape
-1.0
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Parklane Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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Sand Dancer
-1.0
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Galleon Bay 207
-1.0
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2bd/2ba Beachfront Condo In South Padre Island
-1.0
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Florence I Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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Dunes Condominiums - by Island Services
-1.0
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Luxurious Condo Steps to Pool & Parking. Just 1/2 Block to Beach w Free Coffee
-1.0
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Sea Vista Condo 12 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Condo
-1.0
267 USD
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Beach House I 203
-1.0
205 USD
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Casa Del Sol Condominiums By Island Services
-1.0
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Seville 406
-1.0
300 USD
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Surfsong Too - by Island Services
-1.0
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Jupiter Beach House Vacation Rental
-1.0
200 USD
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119 East Whiting
-1.0
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Isla Del Sol By Spi Seascape
-1.0
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Inner Island Condos By Island Services
-1.0
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Capricorn Beach House Vacation Rental
-1.0
179 USD
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Gulf 4 Bedroom Condo by Fountain Vista Homes
-1.0
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Pompano 2 Beach House by Fountain Vista
-1.0
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Gulf Coast Condominiums
-1.0
123 USD
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Gulf 4 Bedroom House by Fountain Vista
-1.0
245 USD
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Morningside Condo by Fountain Vista
-1.0
212 USD
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My Sapphire South Padre Island
6.8
429 USD
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Royale Beach and Tennis Club, a VRI Resort
6.7
148 USD
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Motel 6 South Padre Island
6.6
34 USD
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Surf Motel
6.2
57 USD
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Quick facts about South Padre Island

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in South Padre Island
Local time
Currency
US Dollar
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
1.94 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
12 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
0.97 USD

When to book a hotel in South Padre Island

Low Season
December
High Season
July

cheapest month to stay

22%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

136%

expected price increase

+210%
+140%
+70%
Base
Price
81 - 247 USD
Temperature
68 - 90 °F
Precipitation
1 - 8 inches
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Wednesday

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Average price (weeknight)

60 USD

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Average price (weekend night)

85 USD

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South Padre Island travel tips

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Best time to visit South Padre Island

South Padre Island is blessed with plenty of sunshine all year round. Average temperatures stay in the range of 65 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring break is a particularly crowded time and you’ll find youngsters enjoying loud parties at all hours throughout the island. However, during the rest of the year, the island exudes a relaxed vibe, perfect for sun seekers and families. The best time to visit is from September – February. From December – February, the bay waters may a bit too cold to enjoy a swim, but there are plenty of other activities and events to keep you entertained. In the summer months from June – August, there is a chance that you will encounter some unfriendly hurricane weather. Do keep an eye on the weather reports if you plan your trip during this time.

Getting around South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a small town of about 2 square miles and can easily be explored on foot in a day. You can also hop on to the free public shuttle called WAVE that runs the length of the island, daily from 7.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Call ahead and book a taxi from any of the reputed taxi service companies such as A Cabs, BB’s Taxi, JJ’s Taxi, and Padre Cab Co. If you are looking to explore some of the neighboring towns such as Port Isabel or Brownsville, it is best to have your own set of wheels. If you are considering hiring a vehicle, check out great deals on car rentals with momondo.


How much does a hotel in South Padre Island cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Isla Grand Beach Resort
8.0
150 USD
#2 most popular
My Sapphire South Padre Island
6.8
429 USD
Best value
Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
7.6
74 USD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Suites At Sunchase
7.7
44 USD
#2 most popular
La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island
8.4
74 USD
Best value
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
8.0
40 USD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Comfort Suites
8.3
55 USD
#2 most popular
Island Inn
7.1
38 USD
Best value
South Beach Inn Boutique Beach Motel
8.2
30 USD

Where to stay in South Padre Island

Best places to stay in South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a picture-perfect short stay destination that boasts wide, sandy beaches, sun-soaked shores and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunbathing by day and partying by night is the main agenda on a South Padre Island trip. Most hotels offer beachfront properties and are located along the town’s 3 main north-south boulevards – Laguna, Gulf and Padre. Choose your accommodation based on proximity to other attractions on the island and the on-site amenities you desire.

Nestled on South Padre Island’s southern tip, you have the Pearl South Padre hotel, an all-inclusive luxury resort that offers airy, classically decorated rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking the beach. The property also has a host of other on-site amenities, including a spa, beachside dining, and a massive outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. Check out Schlitterbahn Beach Resort that is part of the 25-acre Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The resort features simple, bright rooms and a variety of packages that allow you access to the waterpark, when you stay in the resort. A mile from the waterpark, try the Peninsula Island Resort & Spa, it boasts fully-equipped studios or apartments with private balconies. This resort has private beach access and an on-site spa and wellness center. Close to the South Padre Island Convention Center and Andie Bowie Park, enjoy the comfortable, contemporary rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island.

Cheap hotels in South Padre Island

There are plenty of cheap hotels and lodgings on South Padre Island. You’ll find a bunch of low-cost accommodation options within a 5 – 10-minute walk from the beach. If you search carefully and book in advance, you can get attractive deals and discounts on one of the beachfront properties. Check out the Ramada Hotel & Suites South Padre Island offering simple rooms, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. Just a block away from the beach, look at the compact, modern rooms in Best Western Beachside Inn. A 3-minute walk to the beach, you have Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Padre Island hotel, also located steps from attractions such as Sea Turtle, Inc. and the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Close to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, enjoy the lovely suites with incredible bay views in the Blue Bay Inn and Suites hotel.


What to do in South Padre Island

Visitors can access the 2 miles of South Padre Island beaches from over 20 different access points. The wide sandy beaches are perfect for sprawling out and sunbathing, or for swimming in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The shallow waters make it an attractive destination for families with young kids. Other than the beaches, the island is also renowned for its excellent fishing, as well as a wide range of water-based activities such as kiteboarding, kayaking, paddle and surf boarding, or windsurfing. If you wish to explore the rest of the island, here are a few suggestions on what to see and do.

  • Stroll along the Laguna Madre Nature Trail boardwalk and watch over 300 species of birds in their natural habitat. The boardwalk runs from the South Padre Island Convention Center out to the Laguna Madre wetlands.
  • Spend the day exploring 24 different indoor and outdoor rides and slides at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, a complete family entertainment venue that includes a water park and beach resort.
  • Get up close with a variety of marine turtles and let your kids enjoy interactive presentations on sea life conservation at Sea Turtle, Inc. Later let the kids explore touch tanks filled with native species like starfish and hermit crabs at Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center.
  • History buffs may enjoy a visit to 3 popular sites; the Port Isabel Lighthouse, the Port Isabel Historical Museum, and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.
  • Buy a pass and enjoy the best daily beach parties at Beach Bash Music Fest at the Rockstar Beach stretch of South Padre Island beach.
  • Head to Clayton’s, the biggest beach bar in Texas, with a capacity to serve 5,000 guests. Gorge on burgers and fried seafood, groove to live music day and night and spend time on the massive deck sipping one of the house special beverages.
  • Enjoy the thrill rides, such as the tallest reverse bungee in the world, ‘Skycoaster’ swing that offers incredible views of the whole island, or a multi-level go-karting track at Gravity Park, an adventure and amusement park.
  • Admire the huge statue of El Cristo de los Pescadores (Christ of the Fishermen) and explore some of the finest beaches, fishing spots, playgrounds, and boating facilities at Isla Blanca Park, located on the southern edge of South Padre Island.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Kid-friendly Hotels
Best value
South Beach Inn Boutique Beach Motel
8.2
30 USD
#1 Most popular
Comfort Suites
8.3
55 USD
#2 Most popular
Windwater Hotel
7.1
32 USD
Suites At Sunchase
7.7
44 USD
Padre South Hotel On The Beach
7.3
57 USD
La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
8.2
75 USD
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
7.8
115 USD
Super 8 by Wyndham South Padre Island
7.9
45 USD
Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
7.6
74 USD
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
8.6
94 USD
Pearl South Padre
7.4
118 USD
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
8.0
40 USD

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