Located across from the Queen Isabella Causeway, this oceanfront resort on South Padre Island is 1 mile from Schlitterbahn Water Park, Osprey Deep Sea Fishing Trips, and Breakaway Cruises dolphin-watching excursions.
Located on the gulf side of South Padre Island with private beach access, this hotel is on South Padre Island’s main strip and within a mile of the entertainment district. A golf course is nearby.
Located on the bay side of South Padre Island, this hotel is 1 block from the beach and less than 2 miles from the convention center, Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, and other family activities.
Located in the heart of South Padre Island, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Parrot Eyes Watersports and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Sea Turtle Inc and Sea Turtle Rescue Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This oceanfront resort is located on South Padre Island, along the coast of south Texas. The island is a sand barrier lying in the Gulf of Mexico; egrets and ibis flourish in the semitropical climate. The resort includes a full-service spa.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of South Padre Island, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, and Isla Blanca Park. University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory and Parrot Eyes Watersports are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This beachfront hotel is on South Padre Island Beach. Horseback riding and deep sea fishing are available within a mile.
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.