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Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
3 out of 5
6200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $59 per night
3.9/5Good! (2,441 reviews)

"I like that the property is walking distance to the beach and local shops! Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
Pearl South Padre
3.5 out of 5
310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
The price is $99 per night
3.6/5Good! (2,106 reviews)

"Friendly staff, great prices, room clean when we arrived, but in the 2 day stay no one ever came by to clean our room , or throw out trash. Im glad we braught our own towels since we had no cleaning services!"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Pearl South Padre
La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
350 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $55 per night
4/5Very Good! (4,515 reviews)

"Loved everything about hotel. Specially the walk to the beach.."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
Best Western Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
4500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $88 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (868 reviews)

"I like that it had a fridge and microwave. The sink in the room was also a nice touch. The little seat by the window was nice for reading."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Best Western Beachside Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach
2.5 out of 5
7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $96 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,136 reviews)

"I liked the ocean view. It was great to wake up in the morning with the sunrise on the ocean horizon."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
3.5 out of 5
7010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $150 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,852 reviews)

"We had an ocean view which was perfect for fireworks viewing during these times when we’d prefer to keep distance when possible. Room was very clean and we received a text from housekeeping asking if everything was satisfactory and to let them know if we needed anything. We asked for towels one day ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
Comfort Suites South Padre Island
2.5 out of 5
912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $84 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,146 reviews)

"Very close to everything got a nice view of the beach from the room I stayed in"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Comfort Suites South Padre Island
Lighthouse Inn
2.5 out of 5
1701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $54 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (861 reviews)

"We wouldn't find a tv remote control that worked so they gave me a new room. The staff was great. The room was spotless. I'll return."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2020

Lighthouse Inn
The Tiki
3.5 out of 5
6608 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX
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4.2/5Excellent! (358 reviews)

"I lived out view we were in 134 and it was perfect. The room was outdated and the bathroom was very small and cramped. The ac didn’t work in the bedroom. The view made up for all of it but I wouldn’t stay there unless I had an ocean view room."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

The Tiki
Beach Resort at South Padre Island
3.5 out of 5
100 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $116 per night
3.8/5Good! (79 reviews)

"The staff was very nice, but not too informative. We had to go out and look for our room since they just gave me the key and that was it. We didn’t know our room was not in the same building. The view of our room was perfect. The condition of the hotel is ok. The cleanliness was not good, the elevators ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Beach Resort at South Padre Island
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Summit by South Padre Condo Rentals
3.5 out of 5
900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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Summit by South Padre Condo Rentals
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Blue Bay Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
901 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $69 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,233 reviews)

"Wish that the rooms offered kitchen supplies like pots, pans and utensils to use in the kitchen."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Blue Bay Inn & Suites
Capricorn Beach House Vacation Rental
3.5 out of 5
101 East Capricorn Drive, South Padre Island, TX
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4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"It was a good time this house is in the perfect location!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Capricorn Beach House Vacation Rental
Comfort Suites South Padre Island
2.5 out of 5
912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $84 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,146 reviews)

"Very close to everything got a nice view of the beach from the room I stayed in"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Comfort Suites South Padre Island
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
3.5 out of 5
7010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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The price is $150 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,852 reviews)

"We had an ocean view which was perfect for fireworks viewing during these times when we’d prefer to keep distance when possible. Room was very clean and we received a text from housekeeping asking if everything was satisfactory and to let them know if we needed anything. We asked for towels one day ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
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Where Should We Stay in South Padre Island?

The relaxing destination of South Padre Island is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and excursions are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), which is located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city center. South Padre Island has 98 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding on a place to stay.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

La Copa Inn Beach Hotel: Offers a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 3-star hotel.

Padre South Hotel On The Beach - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and breakfast options make this 2-star hotel popular with guests.

Super 8 by Wyndham South Padre Island - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the helpful staff at this 2-star motel.

Pearl South Padre - Features 2 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and a restaurant. This hotel is rated 3.5 stars.

La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.

When Should We Visit South Padre Island?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the kids and head to South Padre Island.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 55°F
  • Driest months: January, March, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.32 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and May, with an average rainfall of 3.20 inches

What Should We See and Do in South Padre Island?

While you are vacationing in South Padre Island, you and the family might want to see interesting spots such as Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Sea Turtle Inc. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sea Turtle Rescue Center and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

South Padre Island is also known for the:
  • Beaches
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Dolphins
  • Seafood

Frequently asked questions

What's South Padre Island like for family-friendly vacations?
The relaxing destination of South Padre Island is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and excursions are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation spot for families. Arrange a flight into Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.), which is located 31.5 mi (50.7 km) from the center of South Padre Island.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to South Padre Island?
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include Comfort Suites South Padre Island and The Inn at South Padre.
What's the weather like in South Padre Island?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 64°F. Average annual rainfall for South Padre Island is 26 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in South Padre Island?
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Sea Turtle Rescue Center, and Sea Turtle Inc are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in South Padre Island. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Dolphin and Nature Research Center.

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