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“Takes all the fun out of our time away”
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Surf Motel
Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in South Padre Island
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We started out with one room and because there was no water coming from the shower we stayed in another room. There were 2 thin towels in the first room and 2 thin pillows. The pillows were so flimsy you could barely tell they were pillows. There is soap and nothing else. So bring your own shampoo. The rooms were both in horrific condition. Mold all over the walls. The bathrooms didn't seem like they had ever been mopped. The second shower only allows you to run hot water or cold water, no in between. There was a coffee pot in the second room, none in the first. It had no filters and no cups. The ,maintanance man there told us they are going to update the rooms and he was busy updating the rails on the deck. The people who work there are very nice and it's sad they have to work in such a mess. .

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Comfortable room, could use a little bit better bed, but loved the beach view and the snack bar. Very reasonable for beach front!!! Pet friendly also! 2nd year to stay there and will be back next year!!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The Bar and Grill made this place ! And the bartender Jamie made me the most awesome drink I had to have a few more lol. And she ask me what kinda music I liked and played my Pandora Station at the bar it was awesome. The motel was ok only real issue I had was we had 4 people and they wouldn't give us more then one extra towel lol but we made it work. Overall the place is awsome right on the beach and after the beach the kids can swim in pool while you relax and have a drink at the bar ! Will definitely go again but ima pack more towels lol

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Staff wouldn't provide any more than 2 towels (it was policy) and didn't have hand towels and couldn't give us wash cloths because we didn't have any to exchange (it was policy). The door and baseboards were rotting and bugs crawled in from under it. Earlier in the year we booked the hotel for a week but checked out after the first night. Staff refused to refund any of the money (it was policy) because we slept there. Very poor business, no customer service, worst experience we've ever had on a vacation

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This place was dirty! Beds, floors, bathroom were nasty! They only gave one towel to use which looked dirty. The floors were full of sand and dirt. I saw a broken glass on the balcony which was there for as long as I stayed. Will never stay there!!!

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
Price Range: ₹ 3,590 - ₹ 9,551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Surf Motel is a beach motel located directly on the beach with access to a long boardwalk so your feet wont burn walking on the hot sand, definately a bonus during our hot summer months! All of our rooms have two double beds, microwave, fridge, sitting area, phone, cable, free wifi, and air conditioning. We have complimentary grills available on our large sun deck right outside the rooms with mulitple seating areas. Our motel has two floors with a large balcony on the 2nd level with a great view of the Gulf. We also have a full bar and resturaunt located right on site, and live entertainment Saturday and Sunday (wether permitting) Swimming pool and beach volleyball courts located right on the beach and we are walking distance to the Islands Entertainment District (Louies, Laguna Bobs, Tequila Sunset, Coconuts), Dining and Shopping. We are smack dap in the center of the island and every where you want to be. The island also offers free bus rides (The Wave)and there is a bus stop right out front of the motel. ... more   less 
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