Hotel overview

The La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach has been awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award and has earned this award consistently over the last 3 years. Located directly on the beach and next to Clayton's (one of the biggest beach bars in the US), at the La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island, Beach you can sit down and relax as you look out on the white sandy beaches and crisp blue skies. Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill has seating for up to 3000! We are right on the Gulf of Mexico where you can stay for bay and deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, para-sailing, jet skiing, kite boarding, surfing and other fun-in-the-sun activities. We're directly across from the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, a block from Sea Turtle Inc, and across from SPI Convention Center. Our on-site concierge desk has discounted activity tickets, including discount tickets to Schlitterbahn Beach Water Parks. You can take a short drive and see what Mexico has to offer; we're close to championship golf courses, night clubs, shopping centers and a variety of eateries for every taste. Back at the hotel, sit back and relax from our sparkling beach from pool. If a workout is what you're looking for, go ahead and take advantage of our well-equipped fitness center. We have a guest laundry and if you are planning an event we have meeting rooms for up to 350 people (3266 sq. ft.) plus a full business center. Spend the day at one of the world famous Schlitterbahn Beach Water Parks or take a short drive and see what Mexico has to offer. Sit back and enjoy a view of the Gulf of Mexico from the sparkling beach front pool. Our spacious and cool rooms with a view come with lots of useful amenities, including free high-speed Internet access, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, sofa sleeper, private balcony, in-room safe. Every morning in the lobby, fill up on a free Bright Side Breakfast provided by our friendly

Property information

Year Built: 2003
Last Renovation: 2008
Accessible rooms: 12
All rooms non-smoking: 147
Connecting rooms or suites: 10
Double bedrooms: 120
Floors: 4
Nonsmoking rooms: 147
Rooms with internet access: 147
Single-bedded accommodations: 27
Suites: 17
Total rooms: 147
Total rooms and suites: 147

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
General Policies: Children 18 and under stay free in same room with adult guest.
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 18
Pet Policy Pets Allowed: This hotel will charge $20 per room per night for pets with a maximum charge per stay of $40 applied to the guest folio. This hotel offers a limited number of pet-free rooms Please contact the hotel directly to confirm availability and any fees for pets.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1799 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A swing and a miss

    We stayed at la quinta because our previous plans fell through and we needed a quick place to stay that allowed pets. I didn't have high expectations but this place failed to meet the bare minimum. While this hotel does allow pets it only has a very small area for them to do their business. The first few days we were there that spot was overflowing with pet feces to the point that our dogs wouldn't go there. We had to haul our dogs down to the beach every time they needed to #2. There were no rugs or mats in the hotel entry way from the beach so we had trouble keeping sand out of our hotel room. Also, the pool area is covered by webcams so if you're uncomfortable with strange people on the internet seeing you in a swimsuit, avoid this hotel. There was a group of kids staying in the room above us and it seemed like they were using the room as a bouncy house. The hotel staff didn't seem to be able to do anything to make them stop until we told a manger that we would be checking out.

    Oct 18, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Rooms are out dated. The towels are disgusting. Great location. Honestly go to the Hilton, it’s the same cost. Staff was super nice. Parking was easy. Pool area over crowded. Don’t stay in one of the rooms facing the pool unless you like noise.

    Oct 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    SPI La Quinta

    Excellent place to stay on South Padre Island. Great beach access. Very good breakfast for what hotels offer. Rooms are spacious and clean and have a small patio area so wet swimming clothes can be set out to dry.

    Oct 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Front Desk Staff

    Jennifer & Keyla were very polite, helpful and accommodating to a requested needs. They were good about addressing us by our last name whenever they saw us throughout our (4) day stay. I highly recommend this resort for its quality and value.

    Oct 14, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The hotel is infested with roaches, after showering I grab a towel and out pops a roach. I almost slipped and fell. I called the main desk when they finally answered, I was able to move rooms but that was not any better because up pops more roaches. It disgusting, I was supposed to receive a call from management and never got that call. Highly disappointed, unsanitary, unclean and just plain disgusting.

    Oct 10, 2020