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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2012

So, for starters, don't expect the Ritz Carlton. This is a no frills place. Rooms are basic. They are clean and have a fridge and microwave. It is right on the beach. In my opinion, this is the coolest place on the island. Beach bar is great,strong drinks, pretty good bands, right on the beach. This is a really cozy...

3Thank Travelmonkey60956
Central Illinois
Reviewed 23 April 2012

You totally get what you pay for with this location. This is NOT a Hilton property so don't get your hopes set too high, however it sits right on the beach, one of the few places that actually does on the ocean side of the island. The room was clean, the bed was made every day, the shower worked just...

3Thank RoadTrip2NoWhere
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2012

My husband and I drove to South Padre Island on a whim and wanted to stay on the beach.The motel is really cute and looks as if it was recently renovated. We knew there would still probably be many visitors from up north, so we were pleased to find that the Wanna Wanna had two rooms available - one room...

5Thank Reads_a_lot_9
gretna ne
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Just returned home from a three week stay at the Wanna Wanna. Cant say enough good things about it. We had a wonderful time, the rooms were clean and maid service was outstanding. The office staff was also great. Food and drinks at the bar were excellent. Thank You to everyone at the Wanna Wanna for making our 53rd wedding...

3Thank corky221
San Benito, Texas
Reviewed 27 December 2011

This small beach front hotel is great. Rooms are clean and comforatble, nice pool, they allow pets ($10.00 night), good bar and grill. I would recommend highly.

2Thank travelandycwt
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Everything about this hotel was great! They have a kitchenette with Microwave and Refrigerator and hot plate. It was clean and the murals on the walls is a particular plus for me. You are already on the beach and they have a bar and grill so you don't have to go far.

2Thank nrd
San Antonio
Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is not a five star resort, it is a simple down-to-earth little hotel on the beach. it has a beach side bar/restaurant.... rooms are simple, clean and really an all around value. One kind of sticking point, you got to have reservations in advance, maybe two-three weeks or more, because location, price, location, price. Will I stay again, you...

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 26 July 2011

My wife and I stayed here for an extended weekend get-a-way. Pros: Beach front property and a short walk to the beach. They have a sports bar/grill and you can eat food on the patio. This small hotel is lively at night and has a good view of the Gulf. Cons: Small plainly decorated rooms. Very noisy on weekend due...

2Thank macbobTexas
Springtown, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2011

My husband and I decided to take a last min trip to the beach after other vacation plans were canceled. I have never been to South Padre and had heard great things , but was unsure where to stay. During a search for a hotel/bar , I ran into the Wanna Wanna. DONT PASS IT UP. It was perfect. We...

1Thank jsparker2008
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 16 May 2011

At the Wanna Wanna, your door is literally 50 feet from the beach. The rooms are typical motel style with a kitchenette and the bar attached can either be a great thing or a poor choice depending on the type of vacation you are looking for.

1Thank migvazquez

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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: $139 - $319 (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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“Just used the resturant”
 of 5 bubbles P1913RCpeterd, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“small rooms and clean but you don't spend much time in the room on the gulf!!”
 of 5 bubbles 454kenh, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“request a room away from the bar and restaurante”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles NRGswim, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“2nd floor only if you want a ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles monroe91, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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