Hotels in South Padre Island, TX

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South Padre Island, TX
May 20 — May 212
South Padre Island, TX
Fri 5/20
Sat 5/21

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When to book a hotel in South Padre Island

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Low SeasonMarchcheapest month to stay
High SeasonAugustmost expensive time to stay
62%expected price decrease
41%expected price increase

Price

$73 - $318

Highest day of weekSaturdayis the most expensive day of the week to book
Cheapest day of weekSundayis the cheapest day of the week to book
$240is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
$132is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
Cheapest time to bookThe cheapest time to book hotels in South Padre Island is: 1-2 star, 80 days before. 3 star, 81 days before. 4-5 star, -1 days before.

1-2 star

$76 - $140

3 star

$114 - $196

4-5 star

$168 - $261


South Padre Island travel tips

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 per night?

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5-star hotels

Cheapest $225

Average $277

Most expensive $342

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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.


Learn about attractions and sights 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.

Information about staying in South Padre Island

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A stay of 3 nights is most popular when visiting South Padre Island.

The price of a hotel in South Padre Island depends on several factors such as star rating, location and demand. Generally speaking, the average cost of a hotel is around $227 per night.

Room prices for hotels in South Padre Island can be as much as 62% lower in the month of March. So this is a great time to book and save money.

Saturday is the cheapest day for hotel rooms in South Padre Island. Friday is the most expensive day.

Per person, per night, a hostel in South Padre Island (or a sub 2 star rated hotel) is priced at $97, on average. This price is $130 cheaper than your average South Padre Island hotel.

Temperatures in South Padre Island are typically around 78.8 °F during May and the chance of rain is low, which makes May the perfect time to spend some time outside at popular area attractions like Las Colinas, Padre Island National Seashore, and Lake Travis.

There are currently 46 vacation rentals available in South Padre Island. Most of our users opt to stay at La Isla Condominiums by Cheap Getaway, which is the most popular vacation rental in South Padre Island. Compare vacation rentals in South Padre Island.


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Sea Vista

110 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX, United States

7.9
$350
Charming 1 Bedroom, 3 Minute Walk To The Beach Condo

Charming 1 Bedroom, 3 Minute Walk To The Beach Condo

South Padre Island, TX, United States

9.0
$197
Rain Dancer by South Padre Condo Rentals

Rain Dancer by South Padre Condo Rentals

South Padre Island, TX, United States

10.0
$219

Aquarius Gulf Condo w/ Private Balcony, Gym, Ping-Pong & Pool

South Padre Island, TX, United States

9.4
$268

Beverly Condos #0003

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.5
$174

New Listing! Gulf , Steps To Sand & Waterpark 1 Bedroom Condo

South Padre Island, TX, United States

9.1
$1,512
Los Cabos III Condominiums By Cheap Getaway

Los Cabos III Condominiums By Cheap Getaway

South Padre Island, TX, United States

7.8
$288

Couples Island Condo with Pool, Walk to the Beach!

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.8
$170

Peninsula Island Resort - Presidential Ocean View

South Padre Island, TX, United States

7.0
$601
Marlin Cottages Condominium by Padre Island Rentals

Marlin Cottages Condominium by Padre Island Rentals

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.7
$223

Escape Condominiums #8

111 East Campeche St, South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.6
$180
Peninsula Island Resort - Presidential Partial Ocean View

Peninsula Island Resort - Presidential Partial Ocean View

South Padre Island, TX, United States

2.0
$471
Morningside Condos 3202

Morningside Condos 3202

South Padre Island, TX, United States

9.3
$196

Cloud Dancer Condos

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.4
$185

Ventura #301

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.2
$213

South Padre Island Condo+patio, Walk To Eats+beach

South Padre Island, TX, United States

$198

La Isla Residences South Padre 104F

South Padre Island, TX, United States

7.9
$302

Gulf Escape | Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, Tennis | Next to Waterpark

South Padre Island, TX, United States

10.0
$260

Villas at Bahia Mar

South Padre Island, TX, United States

8.4
$201

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