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 1789 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Rented two rooms and one of them smelled like smoke in the bathroom. When I reviewed my credit card bill I was charged $300.00. I called about the error and was told it was because the room smelled like smoke. I am a educated nurse and would not and do not smoke. I was told because I did not complain about the smell they were charging me for it. I complained when the smoke alarm went off on the floor I was staying on and they couldn't seem to figure it out. I didn't complain about the huge holes and rips in the upholstery on the sofa in the room either. I guess if you stay here you better complain about everything. WARNING; They don't enforce the public mask wearing policy. One guest that refused to wear a mask tried to attack the guest that told him to wear one. Only time I saw security was when the pool was closing and they wanted people out of the pool. Few hand sanitizers where available and one was empty for the 2 days we stayed there. House keeping will not clean the rooms due to fears of Covid. Not sure of the reasoning for not cleaning the rooms as all staff had on masks. I work in a hospital and the rooms of all patients (Covid included) are cleaned daily. I had to ask for a trash bag and empty the trash cans in the rooms. Hotel is dumpy at best, antiquated and the only reason I ever stay here is because they allow pets and beach access. This was my last stay. My dog's kennel is nicer and cleaner than this hotel. I will canceling my Wyndham credit card and membership and changing to the Hilton next door.

    Sep 20, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I travel a lot and this place it the worst in quite some time, HORRRIBLE

    Where to start? This hotel has excellent beach access and was the sole reason I did not stay with my usual choice of a hotel chain. I won't make that mistake again. The hotel is beat up. It clearly caters to spring break and general low lifes. I am writing this review at 2:15AM, why? Because I have been listening to loud music since 10:30. Repeated calls to the front desk have proved fruitless, so I got dressed and went down to literally yell at them. Why do you have to get to this point? Why can't they just solve the issue? Beats me. But this is not the only issue. The hotel as I said is pretty worn. Artwork on the wall is broken, the towels would make great sand paper and the restaurant is short staffed on a Friday night. They have a built in amount of business and they don't care. That is fine, but I am going to end my stay short and find somewhere else to stay, its that bad!

    Sep 18, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    South Padre 2020 vacation

    2020 Vacation was terrible due to LaQuinta SPI, we got there on Friday no hand towels or wash clothes in room, never could get any. Gave us free drink coupons for draft beer or wine for inconvenience but bar didnt have any draft beer or wine. All the inconveniences but still had to pay full price so we left early.

    Sep 16, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We have stayed here twice before on our anniversary week and it was wonderful. Not so much for 2020. We reserved the very best ocean view room on the 4th. Floor. There were not only maintenance issues, there were serious safety issues. Please see my list and attached pics of balcony rail and rusty tub. We are easy going until the list just keeps going. Contacted front desk to speak with management. 24 hrs later and still no response. We will never stay here again. Room 443 Metal patio 4th floor balustrade broken Patio walls all cracked out Patio ceiling lights not working Tub full of rust Exhaust fan doesn’t work No wash cloths Refrigerator cabinet doors squeak badly Ceiling fan light way out of level No coffee or condiments-front desk claims if they leave them in room they will be taken? No towels available at pool area

    Sep 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoying life and living

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites S.Padre great hotel views of beach. Ocean beautiful in the morning and the evening. Good customer service, friendly staff. Breakfast great for the price. Jennifer was the best she the staff worked with us to please us, by getting a room to suit our needs. Smiled the whole time and I was able to relax the whole time.

    Sep 11, 2020