Hotels in South Padre Island start at $24 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Everything is bigger in Texas. That is a fairly accurate statement, for the most part. Although, there is one small pocket of the state where that saying doesn’t hold up. That exception to the rule is South Padre Island. Of course, the good vibes are gargantuan, remembrances grow rotund, and grins are gigantic. That said, in South Padre Island, worries disappear. Problems are forgotten and dilemmas drift away. Just north of the mouth of the Rio Grande—where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island is where issues become insubstantial while fun and frivolity fill the void. South Padre Island is the state’s only island. With 34 miles of serenity along its shoreline, you’re in for a tropical escape from your normal 9-to-5. Whether you plan to find a spot in the sand to enjoy a refreshing cocktail, try your hand at standup paddleboarding on the Laguna Madre back-bay, or go deep-sea fishing in the gulf for a new mantle trophy, a waterside wonderland is ready to welcome you. Look for hotels in South Padre Island today, and get ready to settle into a spot on the sand tomorrow. And when you book your South Padre Island hotels through Travelocity, you’ll enjoy some Texas-sized savings—with prices the size of a South Padre stressor…that is to say, small.
There are plenty of areas around South Padre Island to stay for enjoying all the amazing outdoor opportunities. Brownville is a quick drive away, making hotels there a great home base for daytrips to South Padre. Just across Laguna Madre from South Padre is Port Isabel. If you are looking to spend a lot of your time on the waters of the back-bay, hotels there are a solid bet. The most popular places to stay in South Padre Island, though, are at the southern end of the resort town. Hotels there are close to restaurants, shops, and plenty of attractions. Also, you’ll be just a short stroll from the gulf shore. Here are some of our favorite hotels in South Padre Island:
Looking for good times and good eats? You can’t go wrong with a stroll down Padre Boulevard, especially at the southern end close to hotels and resorts. Gulf-fresh seafood, authentic Mexican cuisine, and traditional American fare will tempt your taste buds with every step. Microbrew lovers can sample local craft beer at the many South Padre Island bars. Your inner-popstar can make their Texas debut at one of the karaoke joints or dance clubs on the island, too.
From sipping on a craft cocktail at the poolside bar at the best hotels on the beach in South Padre Island to learning more about the Rio Grande Valley’s native wildlife at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, there's a lot to do—and not do. For a different kind of fun on the beach, you can take a sandcastle-building class, which can be creatively gratifying. Or tap into your adrenaline stream and go jet-skiing, kiteboarding, or even—gulp—bungee jumping at Gravity Park. Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself). You'll find all sorts of South Padre souvenirs and independent boutiques along Padre Boulevard. If you want to explore the mainland away from the island, head over to the Port Isabel Lighthouse in Port Isabel. Note that hotels in Port Isabel can be more affordable than those on South Padre Island, but you won’t be directly on the gulf.
With so much to do here, it's a great idea to plan ahead and search Travelocity for cheap hotels in South Padre Island, bed-and-breakfasts in Port Isabel, or luxury waterfront resorts by the beach. Tranquility by the gulf is calling your name. Heed the call and kiss your cares goodbye, like a piece of driftwood in the ebbing tide.