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1 room, 2 adults

Surf Motel

2.5-star2.5 stars
2612 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX, 78597, United States of America

Beachfront motel with outdoor pool, near South Padre Island Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Checked out reviews before booking. Decided to go with this place because of proximity to…Sep. 4, 2020
  • Awesome loved the view Jul. 6, 2020

Surf Motel

What’s around Surf Motel


  • On the beach
  • South Padre Island Beach - 1 min walk
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark - 38 min walk
  • Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier - 39 min walk
  • Isla Blanca Park - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Isla Blanca Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Sea Turtle Inc - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

  • Valley Intl. Airport (HRL) - 54 min drive
  • Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl. Airport (BRO) - 40 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free

  • Up to 30 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool 1
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 40-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Surf Motel’s small print

Also known as

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This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 15 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Surf Motel

  • Does Surf Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Surf Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Surf Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Surf Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Surf Motel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Surf Motel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. A deposit of USD 15 per stay is required.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Surf Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Surf Motel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Grapevine Cafe & Coffehouse (5-min walk), Dairy Queen (6-min walk), and Louie's Backyard (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 112 reviews

Very good 8.0
We have stayed here before. My only recommendation would be to install exhaust fans in the bathroom. It had a damp musty smell. Overall our stay was great.
Armando, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, comfortable and friendly. We came into town later than the 9:00 check-in, but called ahead and they were very friendly and accommodating. Small, quaint and really neat!! Right on the beach with a little beach bar attached.
Paula, us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The outdoor bathrooms were closed. There were no toiletries. The sofa was old and the bathroom door didn’t lock properly. Although there was some remolding done, they didn’t finish painting the frames and doors. However, The location is great. The bar was closed and although the pool was closed there was a man in the pool.
Laura, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Surf Motel: Secret Island Gem on the Beach 🏖 🏝
Surf Motel is our new favorite place on SPI! It’s on the beach! Staff was very friendly. We met so many people from around the world. Many with their grandchildren like us. The pool & room is quaint, but family, beach and nature is what it’s all about on SPI! There’s a bar & restaurant on site. Volleyball tournament coming up July 4th. Thanks to Mike and a huge shoutout to the housekeeping and staff for all of your hard work. We made sure to provide a tip at check out. Thank you 🏖 🏝
Sherry, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The room was okay but I do have to say we had the best walk to the beach. Other hotels around you had to go through grass. We will stay there again.
Rachel, us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
You get what you pay for
There was sand on the floors, the bathroom is so small, the entrance door was squeaky and was hard to close and the beds are horrible to sleep on not to mention the pillows that are old and flat also the sheets and towels were stained and dirty. Breakfast sucked they had pastries,coffee, a gallon of orange juice and apple juice. Only good thing from all this is that it’s beach access. I will never stay there again!
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
convenient to beach
The hotel is being renovated. The room had a nice kitchen cabinet for storage, sink, electric cooktop, microwave, and frig. Bring your own coffeepot, cooking pans, plates, glasses, utensils. Bedding and beds were clean and comfortable. I would bring along a small broom or vaccum to clean the sand that you bring into the room. The pool was very small. Lots of children playing and enjoying it. Right on the beach, so convenient. Breakfast consisted of packaged sweet breads and coffee. Manager was more than kind, understanding and helpful.
Yolanda, ie2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Rooms were okay.
The rooms, were okay. I loved the location, right on the beach! The rooms were not so clean, but considering how close it was to the beach. It was understandable. Plus I was not going to be in my room, the entire time. So it didnt bother me, We just needed somewhere to sleep and shower. We spend all day at the beach, and it was walking distance for shopping, restaurants and firework show. If you find a parking spot at the hotel, try not to move your vehicle. It would be hard to find a parking spot again
Norma, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great value if you are not too uppity!
The room was clean, the beer was cold and for the price on the beach it is a bit of paradise... it was like camping in with volley ball pits out the back door and a great deck for entertaining after hours.
Michael, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Not enough tables and chairs .2 fsmilies took over the patio so me and my family were unable to relax and enjoy the patio
Roy, us1 night family trip

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