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Federal Dam, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our stay at The Palms!! It was our first time to South Padre. All of the staff was wonderful. We were met each day with genuine greetings from everyone including the front desk staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping, and maintenance. Our room was spacious and very clean. We loved being so close to the beach. The Café food...

Thank christiemitchell2013
McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our first trip to South Padre and the Palms Resort was a very nice place to stay. The restaurant is out of this world delicious and you can't beat the view! Wait staff was great and service was top notch! Will definitely be staying here again the next time we come.

Thank mrsbrownie1
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you!!! I'm delighted you enjoyed staying with us. We love hotel guests that also take advantage of our Cafe! Thanks for taking the time to post your review....and please do hurry back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay two night as part of a business visit to the island,front desk person was excellent as was the manager;room was large,clean, and the furniture was well cared for restaurant was right next to the rooms where the service staff was excellent

Thank Ronald B
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed staying with us!!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate again at this picturesque beach front restaurant Monday March 6th and were greatly disappointed. I ordered the fried oyster basket and my companion had coconut shrimp . Both were poorly prepared, flavorless and way over cooked. The oysters were breaded in flour and fried to a crisp, her shrimp were crispy and tasted little of coconut. As this...

Thank Lanham1
Andover, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful small resort right on the beach. And affordable too! We really enjoyed our 7 night stay on the second floor where we had nice ocean views. Room was very clean and comfortable. Only think we wished it had was a burner and more utinsels so we could have cooked a meal or two in our room. Or...

Thank tammy b
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so happy you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Palm Restaurant is the best kept secret on the island....fantastic food, pleasant service, reasonable prices and ...down the best happy hour starting at 2pm...It is quiet enough to visit with friends..I was reluctant to give this review because I would liked for "our place" to stay the same...we have also stayed there several times in off season months...and will...

Thank David C
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoy our little resort on South Padre Island. We love having repeat hotel guests that also enjoy our Cafe on the Beach! Thank you for your review! I promise we will continue to do everything possible to maintain the high standards you have come to expect from "your place"!

Danville, Il
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I don't think I can get many more adjectives to describe the short visit we had here. The small resort has suites with mini kitchens, extremely comfortable beds and roomy showers. They have used the space wisely. The resort is older but in fantastic shape, super clean and has a fun whimsical beach theme. It sits right on the beach...

Thank saucitart
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Your review captured all that we try to be for our guests....whether they're here for just a day, or here for several weeks. Clean, comfy, cozy, with a caring staff. Thank you again for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor readers. It means so much to us! Hope to see you back very soon!

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I hate to praise it too highly! I want it to be free when I visit again! Very clean efficiency rooms RIGHT on the beach, and very reasonably priced. Most rentals on the beach are outrageous and affordable places were almost too far to walk to the beach (with chair and drinks etc) Our room with LARGE shower and tons...

tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so pleased you discovered our little slice of paradise on the beach! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. We deeply appreciate it!

Lake Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went to South Padre Island for Christmas and chose this motel because of location and the reviews. The price was amazing considering the motel was practically on the beach. The rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable. Anytime we visit South Padre Island, we will be staying here from now on.

Thank Jerry H
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed spending your holiday at our little beachside paradise! We're looking forward to your return! Thanks again for taking the time to post your kind review!

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We spent several nights at The Palms Resort last month. When we checked in we were advised our reserved king bed room was not available due to some systems issues. We were offered a queen bed room and commitment to a king bed room once one became available. Front desk staff was apologetic and helpful. We took her up on...

Thank Prescott2007
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry for the initial inconvenience. I'm pleased it all worked out so you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your recommendation! It means so much to us....and we hope you'll return again soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located on the white sand beaches of South Padre Island, The Palms Resort is a relaxing oasis boasting beach front access, stylish, comfortable accommodations, and friendly, attentive service. Our resort offers guests the personal service of an intimate boutique hotel with the modern amenities of larger business hotels. Our award winning beachside retaurant (The Cafe on the Beach) is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with Eggs Benedict and a mimosa. End your day with steak and lobster and a fine wine. Enjoy mojitos poolside from our full service bar! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palms Resort

Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Palms Resort 1.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
The Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms South Padre Island
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
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“We were on the north side, second floor. We enjoyed the shade. Great view of the Gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles christiemitchell2013, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a good ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles mrsbrownie1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“second floor has better views of gulf”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldbN6045JW, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“South side has the best ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles 382tammyb, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor since quieter and better view of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 919jerryh, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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