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Fort Worth
Reviewed 8 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...

1Thank FortWorthNative
Reviewed 23 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!!

Thank viccon85
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...

Thank Christina B
Bella Vista, Arkansas
Reviewed 18 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...

Thank 596pamw
Joliet, Illinois
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!!!

1Thank Noe N
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Everything about this place is disgusting! I live in the RGV and i can attest that this "roach motel" is in no way indicative of the people and places of this great area. Spiders and roaches in the room are the least of your worries. There were boards with nails sticking out, sand all over the floor, and a staff...

Thank R D
McAllen, Texas
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Dirty! Roaches! Shower head is for a 2foot tall person. Bed was a piece of foam on top of an old mattress. When we complained about the roaches we were told "well it is an old motel" I don't think renovations would help. Tear down and start over. Would make me think twice about eating at connecting Boomerang Billy's.

Thank Kathi C
Hewitt, TX
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This motel is part of our family tradition and was chosen for that reason. I think we were all disappointed by the state of disrepair. The surface cleanliness was adequate and the housekeepers were responsive, but the deep down old gunk would be best handled through renovations (and a new shower curtain). We almost immediately went out to purchase baking...

1Thank UNTMoms
Laredo, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This place is a DUMP! Roaches infested this place, clogged shower drains, hair in showers, no curtains, blinds were all broken, no parking, No towels, room smelled like raid poison, showers were small and very nasty, mold everywhere. You would think that this would be a great place to stay because of the beach outside and the patio and little...

2Thank jrodriguez8600
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Booked, cancelled and rebooked. Was given an efficiency/kitchenette room. Was not pleased with room and requested different. The receptionist was rather busy but was courteous. She needed help and looked overwhelmed. More personnel needed.

Thank deedeediaz919

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

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
Price Range: €63 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Surf Motel South Padre Island, Texas
Surf Hotel South Padre Island
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
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“Everything was horrible don't pick this place”
 of 5 bubbles jrodriguez8600, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Not sure any of the rooms are updated but not many beachside hotels with a bar, pool and volleyball nets and tiki huts on island.”
 of 5 bubbles deedeediaz919, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Next hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles G6543BXryans, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Just ask when you reserve”
 of 5 bubbles pamh741, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Best advice.. Skip this place, and dont stay at americas best inn and suites in san benito either”
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 of 5 bubbles 869tinat, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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