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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palm Restaurant is the best kept secret on the island....fantastic food, pleasant service, reasonable prices and ...down the best happy hour starting at 2pm...It is quiet enough to visit with friends..I was reluctant to give this review because I would liked for "our place" to stay the same...we have also stayed there several times in off season months...and will...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoy our little resort on South Padre Island. We love having repeat hotel guests that also enjoy our Cafe on the Beach! Thank you for your review! I promise we will continue to do everything possible to maintain the high standards you have come to expect from "your place"!

Danville, Il
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I can get many more adjectives to describe the short visit we had here. The small resort has suites with mini kitchens, extremely comfortable beds and roomy showers. They have used the space wisely. The resort is older but in fantastic shape, super clean and has a fun whimsical beach theme. It sits right on the beach...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Your review captured all that we try to be for our guests....whether they're here for just a day, or here for several weeks. Clean, comfy, cozy, with a caring staff. Thank you again for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor readers. It means so much to us! Hope to see you back very soon!

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate to praise it too highly! I want it to be free when I visit again! Very clean efficiency rooms RIGHT on the beach, and very reasonably priced. Most rentals on the beach are outrageous and affordable places were almost too far to walk to the beach (with chair and drinks etc) Our room with LARGE shower and tons...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so pleased you discovered our little slice of paradise on the beach! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. We deeply appreciate it!

Lake Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to South Padre Island for Christmas and chose this motel because of location and the reviews. The price was amazing considering the motel was practically on the beach. The rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable. Anytime we visit South Padre Island, we will be staying here from now on.

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed spending your holiday at our little beachside paradise! We're looking forward to your return! Thanks again for taking the time to post your kind review!

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We spent several nights at The Palms Resort last month. When we checked in we were advised our reserved king bed room was not available due to some systems issues. We were offered a queen bed room and commitment to a king bed room once one became available. Front desk staff was apologetic and helpful. We took her up on...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry for the initial inconvenience. I'm pleased it all worked out so you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your recommendation! It means so much to us....and we hope you'll return again soon!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the island for a 1 night getaway. We could not have picked a better place or location. It's a 3 second walk to the beach!! The cafe is also a gem! Delicious fresh food and well made cocktails. If you are interested in a real beachy type of old school place to stay this is it!!! Lovely...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! I'm delighted you enjoyed our quaint little hotel and cafe on the beach. We work hard to keep everything clean and well maintained, so it's very rewarding to know you appreciate that! We sure hope your travel plans bring you back to our little piece of paradise on the beach!

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Most excellent , great service and food. Love it! Will come back. Again next year with friends. Great staff and service. And bartenders and office staff clean bar and facilities. 5 the year will come bac again!

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you!! I'm so pleased that your stay with us was great! We look forward to your return with friends!! See you soon!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

I love staying at The Palms Resort. It's a small, quiet place that provides wonderful service, a great view of the beach and very reasonable rates. The staff is helpful and the restaurant is also wonderful. It's a bit on the old side and not very modern, but it's functional and clean. I will never stay anywhere else.

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much!! We love our quaint little beachside hotel. It was built in 1972 as individually owned one bedroom condos. We have lovingly converted and upgraded each room to reflect the beachy paradise of South Padre Island. I'm delighted you enjoy staying with us!! Thank you for your loyalty and support. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband, 20 months daughter and I have just arrived for 4 nights vacation. Despite the extra payment for earlier checking in (50%)and lack of stawtop. Our room is cosy, the beach is clean, aren't many people around the pool. We had a very tasty lunch in the downstairs restaurant. Would recommend this place.

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation! We hope you'll come back soon for a little fun in the sun at our beachside paradise!

Katy, Texas
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband, daughter, dog, and I just got back from a 5 night stay at The Palms and all had a great time! Will definitely be returning next time we are at SPI. Rustic and not ultra luxurious (which is just what we wanted for a dog friendly vacation), the suite was super clean, had everything we needed, and had...

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tmetty, Owner at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm delighted you enjoyed staying with us and sincerely hope you'll return very soon! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor readers. We really appreciate it!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located on the white sand beaches of South Padre Island, The Palms Resort is a relaxing oasis boasting beach front access, stylish, comfortable accommodations, and friendly, attentive service. Our resort offers guests the personal service of an intimate boutique hotel with the modern amenities of larger business hotels. Our award winning beachside retaurant (The Cafe on the Beach) is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with Eggs Benedict and a mimosa. End your day with steak and lobster and a fine wine. Enjoy mojitos poolside from our full service bar! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palms Resort

Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Palms Resort 1.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
The Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms Hotel South Padre Island
Palms South Padre Island
The Palms Resort South Padre Island, Texas
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in South Padre Island
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“2nd floor since quieter and better view of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 919jerryh, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you stay on the second floor, there is a deck you can sit on to enjoy the view and sounds of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles lucysG1628KU, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have a better chance at a view”
 of 5 bubbles DenvBroncoGirl, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I very much recommend hotel's restaurant and bar for brunch and or happy hour.”
 of 5 bubbles 360philln, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs was great for us.”
 of 5 bubbles r0sec0c0, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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