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Bedford, TX
Reviewed 8 March 2011

My wife and I went to South Padre Island this past weekend, and we stayed at The Palms Resort. It's an older property, but well-maintained, surrounded by more modern properties that tower over it. That's OK with me, it has a funky feel to it that makes it interesting. In case it matters to you, the layout is more like...

5Thank jackhammer
Reviewed 25 February 2011

Last night of the stay at the motel there was no city water and we had to drive home to San Antonio without showering. Wrote both a letter and sent an email requesting $40 refund for 1/2 night stay (see letter below). Never received a response! Once they have your money don't expect to hear from them again! ====================================================================== San...

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

We love to get feedback from our Guests, even those that might be disappointed with some aspect of their stay with us. I remember this water problem quite well. The entire Island, and a portion of the mainland across the bridge, was impacted by sporadic water outages - compliments of a massive fiber-optic cable installation project on the Island. Construction...

Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 31 December 2010

Great little hotel right on the beach. Friendly and very helpful staff. A little overprized (as compared to other options in the island) but it is for sure worth it considering its on the beach, the staff, cleanliness, nice and warm pool and overall great restaurant... I would for sure stay here again.

1Thank Hector H
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2010

We stayed here for a couple of nights and really enjoyed it. We were looking for something chill, budget friendly, on the beach, and pet friendly. The Palms was perfect. The room was simple but clean. Everyone on staff was laid back, very friendly and very accommodating. It was awesome to hang out at the pool with a view of...

3Thank TXbeachbum76
harlingen tx
Reviewed 16 October 2010

I really enjoyed my visit to South Padre Island, they had great restaraunts and the the beach was clean and just awesome...till i got to the hotel.The bed sheets were rinkled and i couldnt sleep at all. I kept tossing and turning, VERY uncomfortable beds. The staff was great but if i could suggest new beds.

3Thank bucsfan94
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate this feedback. As the result of this Trip Advisor posting, I looked into the issue of wrinkled sheets. All of our linens are cleaned and pressed by a commercial linen supply company in our area. While I couldn't find any examples of wrinkled sheets, I did find some wrinkled pillow cases. I contacted the supplier about the problem....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2010

when I was planning my trip to the island I was debating staying between the Sheraton or the Palms MOTEL but after reading the positive reviews on tripadvisor I chose the Palms. BIG MISTAKE!!! Totally not worth the $140 a night I paid for my stay. My issues: 1. like other reviewers noted there was a musty smell, which I...

4Thank creezes
tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I'm the owner of the Palms Resort. I love getting feedback from guests and, while I love to see good feedback, I also appreciate guests letting us know what we could have done better. We remember this guest quite well because we saw her several times during her 3-day stay with us. She frequently stopped by our front office asking...

Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 16 September 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at Palms Resort from Thursday, Sept 2, 2010 to Monday, Sept 6th. We were supposed to leave Tues, but tropical storm Hermine formed and would soon be barreling thru, so we decided to cut it short. The management came to our door Monday morning and informed us of this. Knowing that we were supposed to...

Thank CaseyBrooke
Reviewed 26 August 2010

I went to padre for business & pleasure and stayed at the palms. We almost stayed at the Surf motel. We drove by that place and it looked like a dump. While reading reviews for Surf motel I read about Palms. I am glad I read that review! The staff was great, the food was some of the best on...

Thank generatorx
Smithville, Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2010

We had a trip to South Padre and Palms already had good reviews so we picked it for our stay. I must say the location,staff,rooms were great. The rooms were very clean . We were very happy with that. The location could not be better to the beach. You are right on the beach and the staff were all so...

1Thank Anna9179
Reviewed 17 June 2010

Delightfully retro beachfront facility (Gulf side) with direct beach access plus a nice heated pool and a great full service Cafe on the Beach serving fresh delicious meals. Small enough (under 30 suites) to be cozy and a fine alternative to the big hotels. Staff at the Resort and the Cafe were exceptionally friendly and helpful! Partial kitchen has refrigerator,...

3Thank Travelerz2

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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.”
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