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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2011

over priced! the showers didn't work properly not enough water came out of the shower head! the water was soooo cold! we got charged an extra $50 cause our WHITE towels had "black and red stuff" that wasnt going to come off when they washed it! $9 for the big towels and $5 for the smaller ones! the hotel is...

4Thank drenee0117
Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2010

We stayed for two nights off season recently. The best thing about the place is the location, right on the beach. We ended up with a downstairs room in the back right by the office. There was not a view but I think some of the upstairs rooms near the front may have a view of the water. The room...

2Thank Momasaurus
Plainview, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2010

My boyfriend and I had been to Padre in 2009, we stayed at another hotel, but spent all out time at Wanna Wanna, great food, and right on the beach, so when we returned in 2010, we stayed there, the rooms need to be updated, the bathroom has no room to put your toiletries, coffee maker was broken, we would...

Thank guyanddiane
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 21 June 2010

Disgusting!!! We're from San Antonio, so we have seen our share of roaches...the big nasty ones, sometimes referred to as water roaches. These were everywhere in the room. They were coming out of the cupboards, where the dishes were, out of the bathroom, in the closet, from under the front door, which had a 1/2 inch gap. We checked out...

Thank satraveler04
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 29 April 2010

I care about 3 things in a hotel room: view (when available, obviously), bed comfort, cleanliness. I also care about value and love to travel in the off- and shoulder seasons. I returned to the Wanna Wanna Inn for a few days between having dental work done in Mexico (professionally and way cheaper than U.S.) and a deadline that required...

1Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 20 April 2010

We drive in from SA at least twice a year and always stay at Wanna Wanna......It is not the Hyatt Radison or Marriott but sometimes you just want laid back and causal. The bar is the best thing about the place.....location can not be topped. Volley ball, people watching.....they will all be there.....even the ones staying at the high dollar...

1Thank beachparty
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2009

Just returned from 3 nights (August 27th - 29th) at the Wanna Wanna Inn and traveled with 3 other female family members - all aged 40's - 60's. The Wanna Wanna is a complete dive in the most wonderful sense of the word! If you are looking for a basic place to sleep and shower on the beach for a...

Thank ChristineTX
Reviewed 20 August 2009

For all the hype about this being a great "on the beach" place, they forget to mention that you may have NO place to park - except maybe a 1/2 mile away - and everyone there is all OK with this. I arrived Sunday, Aug 16th, 2009 and the closest place to park was .5 mile away. When I asked...

1Thank csndfw
Reviewed 7 July 2009

This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. Their website offers picturs which the room did not even look like. We had the deluxe king. They supposedly had just remodled. Wrong. There were roaches in the shower as well as in the room. Bed was sagging and you could hear the guest in the room beside us...

1Thank desafetylady
Reviewed 27 June 2009

Read all the reviews I could find before booking. Narrowed it down to Wanna Wanna or La Quinta...chose WW for the outside bar/grill and I made the right choice! the rooms are not luxury, but very clean, we drove from Dallas, & brought 2 cases of water ,so the fridge came in handy. We spent all our time on the...

Thank suninthefun1

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

Additional Information about Wanna Wanna Inn

Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440 (Formerly Island Inn on the Beach)
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Price Range: $144 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wanna Wanna Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Wanna Wanna Hotel South Padre Island
Wanna South Padre Island
Wanna Wanna Inn South Padre Island, Texas
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Just used the resturant”
P1913RCpeterd, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“small rooms and clean but you don't spend much time in the room on the gulf!!”
454kenh, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“request a room away from the bar and restaurante”
travelandycwt, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you like quiet stay away from the front rooms as they are closer to the live band that plays till 12”
NRGswim, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“2nd floor only if you want a ocean view.”
monroe91, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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