Jeff K., Plano, Texas, United States
DORA at the front desk was our first contact at the hotel and she was SUPER, we got the room we asked for and everything was perfect, really made us feel welcome. ( this was my Granddaughters and daughters first visit to a beach resort) The housekeeping staff gave us extra towels as needed. SARA was excellent for bringing drinks to our “nest on the beach” what great customer service and representative of the Hotel she is on the Beach!! smiling, and quick. Food at the restaurant was awesome also.the Morning wait staff at the restaurant was greatness, the only place i saw room for improvement was with the wait staff at quarterdeck each evening thur,fri,sat,sun..the ladies on duty were very very slow and not attentive at all , not only to our table but to all the other guests on the porch / patio listening to clay (great singer) overall your resort gets a Major 5 star rating from me.
This was our first time to south padre so I was skeptical about trying a new resort. The Isla Grand exceeded my expectations! Although the cabana rooms to not offer a great beach view, they are super close to the pool, bars, lobby, and restaurants! No waiting on elevators or walking far! Just open your door and there it all is! Great if you’re traveling with kids. We will definitely get a cabana room next time, as well. The room was clean and roomy. Room service comes later in the day it seems like, though. The staff was courteous and helpful. We requested a crib and lower level room. All of our needs were met. We didn’t want to leave!
My family and I loved and enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. But our favorite part was the sweet waitress Martha.. She was excellent! She made us feel at home. The food and atmosphere was great. We will be back soon.
Mike S. Austin, TX
We have made many trips to The Isla Grand Beach Resort and this was one of the best. The weather was great and the water and the beach perfect. The Beach View Cabana was recently updated with new tile and paint and a really comfortable mattress. The nice part about the Cabana rooms is that you can go directly to the beach without having to go through the hotel lobby. The check in went very smoothly yet we were traveling with my daughters families’ and my son’s teenage children making up a party of 12, requiring 4 rooms. We were processed in a friendly and quick manner and were give the exact locations we requested. The Windjammer Beachfront Café is nice restaurant with a great view of the pool and the beach beyond. In the morning you can get free takeout coffee at the café, or go high-end at the Starbucks by the lobby. I think the Isla is the best hotel on South Padre.
Jacqueline C., Schertz, Texas
We did not stay at the hotel, but did eat at the Windjammer. We had the Mexican Buffet on a Wednesday night and it was fantastic! Enchiladas were the best! Our waiter went above and beyond. We went to the Quarterdeck Lounge for the crab races. Very fun for the kids and adults. Won some “Grand Dollars” to defray the bar bill. Margarita was terrible! Walked the resort grounds and will be staying here on our next visit in September. Absolutely gorgeous. 2 pools, Several tennis courts, food shack and bar at pool area. Boardwalk to the beach, which has a sand volleyball area and lounge chairs available.
I attended a wedding held in one of the ballrooms so I didn’t see the rooms, but the ballroom was set up very nicely. If the lobby and pool area are anything to judge by though, it’s a very nice resort.
Wow. Our first time to South PADRE and we had a wonderful time. Thank you Brenda in reservations for making our planning so easy and for your great I dead on what we may like to do. The hotel and experience was great.
We had everything we asked and needed. We had a small problem with our booking but Brenda at the front desk helped us fix our problem and was friendly and professional. We loved the beach access, the rooms, and the restaurants and bars were great. We didn’t even have to leave the resort. We can’t wait to come back for our next vacation!
We had a great weekend. Thank you so much Brenda in reservations for all your suggestions on where to go and what to do. We had a great weekend. You were so very helpful. We will definitely see you again in a few months.
The isla Grand – the name says it all – great location, killer view from the restaurant , and the best people friendly beach on the entire island – it has free sandcastle lessons on Firday afternoons..you cant beat that
Teresa T. Baytown
We booked a room at the Ramada for three nights, but decided to leave after 2 and get a room at the Isla Grand for saturday night..While the Ramada was adequate, it was not the romantic getaway i had in mind…The Grand was just the ticket..great room (cabana),pool, beach access and entertainment..The staff was wonderful especially Madlyn who works at the front desk and booked out room for us..She took very good care of us…We plan to repeat this trip next year and stay with the spectacular ISLA GRAND again! cant wait
Robnkyil Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The resort was beautiful and the employee Mel was a very helpful and polite. He made the stay all the more better. The resort itself is in very good condition and I would consider going there again. Great service and a beautiful area help to make vacation all the better.
Mammie629 Fort Worth, Texas
We had a wonderful time. The Resort is ideally located and has everything we needed. Two bars, two restaurants, two pools, right on the gulf and live entertainment. Resort is laid out nicely so you don’t have to walk too far to get anywhere. There were 15 of us (from 20 to 73 years old) and we all had a great time.
joewG6240PU Austin, Texas
Our Family enjoyed everything about our stay…….the pool, the pool bar, inside bar, entertainment, food were all fabulous. And the entire Hotel Staff were extremely polite and courteous!!! We’ll definitely be returning for another visit!!
Sschievelbein Austin, Texas
My family and I have been staying here for the past 6 years and you cannot beat the experience. Rooms are nice, live music, atmosphere, and the best cheeseburgers at the grill by the pool you will ever eat! We won’t stay anywhere else when we come to South Padre. Period.
This hotel is a fabulous place for vacation but the real treat is the staff. In particular, a man named Mel. Mel is an elevator operator. But he means so much more than just a guy who pushes buttons. I arrived and entered a crowded elevator. Through the chaos there was calm in the face of Mel. A riot began in the elevator. People were jumping around going crazy. Mel placed a gentle hand on my shoulder and said it would all be okay. Mel may play the role of a simple employee but he is the heart and soul of the Isla Grand. Tears will stream down your face as you leave Mel. You’ll scream “MEL! DONT LEAVE!” But you must. He has to share this kindness with all of the guests, of present past and future. I remember my last ride with Mel. He knew this was it. As the elevator descended, we sat in silence enjoying the moment. The doors opened to level 2 and as I climbed out I looked one last time at Mel. “No one pushes elevator buttons like you Mel and no one ever will” , I said with a soft smile. “It’s compliments like that that remind me why I do my job”, Mel replied blushing. The doors shut and Mel went up, ready to serve his next guest with that same ole’ Mel spirit that is the Isla Grand. Thank you Mel. Thank you for being the Isla Grand Beach Resort.
Over all an amazing time. The cabanas are delightful! I enjoyed it all!! Although It took me a while to decide which room I wanted bellmen Mel was an amazing help! Not once did he or anyone at the front desk complain about having to walk back and forth to get different keys.(which was about 4 times lol) Anyways when I finally picked I was so extremely happy to start may stay at isla grand! Everyone had amazing personalities and made me feel welcomed! I will definitely be back with my wife again!!
AngHdz Mission, Texas
Stayed at Isla Grand for a weekend the Island our stay was amazing. Starting with our condo it was spacious, very clean and well kept. The balconies views were amazing. The pool area was very relaxing 2 pools lots of space the kids loved it. The beach access was very private considering the Island was extremely packed we were able to enjoy a relaxing weekend at the Isla Grand! Totally recommend it!! The only thing i didn’t enjoy was the Restaurants and room service food. Don’t waste your money eat somewhere else. But i will definitely come back and stay at Isla Grand!
Our dream vacation was eveything we imagined and more. The resort is beautiful and the whole staff was so friendly and Amazing. I love and miss Whiskey Louie and Rosie !!!!
Ashley W. Corsicana, Texas
we loved this place! family of 6 with 2 adults 4 kids ages 5,7,11,& 13. we all had a lot of fun! pool area is fabulous–beach access was perfect with place to wash sand off feet before returning to resort, stayed in room 506 and view was perfect! double view, one in living room area with balcony and one in master bedroom. we stayed in the 2 bedroom condos.second bedroom has 2 twin size beds & has 2 restrooms.. food was good at the on site restaurant. location was ideal for visiting gift shops & renting golf cart to ride the island on. has bar downstairs & serves drinks pool side. really enjoyed this place. great memories made with my family. would definitely recommend!
Ilaanderson1 Abilene, Texas
Very nice everything perfect. The staff was friendly helpful The room nice clean & comfortabe Pools where clean & well my maintain. The restaurants were excellent food great I plann on coming back often
Gregg L. Brownsville, United States
Nothing to dislike. Location, aminities, food, entertainment all perfect. You never have to leave the property to have fun! Great pool, great pool side bar, easy access to the beach, plenty of parking, helpful staff and nice nightclub with live music.
Bship22 San Antonio, Texas
Overall great experience. Beds were a little rough. They are select comfort but weren’t very comfortable. Everything else was great. Nice ambiance at the pool area and beach is very close. Staff seemed very friendly.
PhilgATX Austin, Texas
I’ve been coming to So Padre for over 40 years and have stayed just about everywhere. Since its renovation a few years ago, the Isla Grand is now my go to place for business and pleasure. They have very nice conference facilities and the catering is top notch. I’ve noticed in the last year or so the food has really improved for larger groups. On the vacation side, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Check in and out is easy and the staff is very accommodating. The pool is the best on the island and they recently added a walkway down to the beach which makes much easier to get coolers and kids to the water.
Shereec1949 Lubbock, Texas
Have being staying at this Hotel for the last 18 years..Always an excellent experience, from the front staff to maid service to restaurant staff.. The rooms are clean and spacious and the pools are fantastic. Very short walk down to the beach. Would recommend it as your vacation destination..
Donald D. Austin, Texas
My wife and I recently stayed at the Isla Grand and it was wonderful. The hotel was everything we were looking for in a hotel and more. I know some reviews have said it’s outdated, and walls were thin, but the hotel is the oldest hotel on the island. That’s not to say it wasn’t nice, because it was. We experienced nothing but professional and courteous staff our entire stay. One of the nicest things about the hotel was the beach. The walk was right out our door at the hotel. The water was perfect, the sand was always kept groomed, and the best part is that no vehicles were allowed on the beach. We certainly enjoyed our stay and will return to the hotel again next year.
Lallette T. Houston, Texas
Our stay was very nice. The entertainment at night was good the view from the room was great been able to just walk on the beach without having to drive was wonderful. I even got up Wednesday morning to watch the sunrise it was so pretty. This was my first time in South Padre and can’t wait to go back. The pool OMG was beautiful
Been eating their breakfast omlets for nearly 20 years. Great view in the restaurant over the pool and the ocean in the morning.
Stayed here last weekend and it was GREAT!!! The staff is very friendly, courteous and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortables. We had a great View. The restaurant food it’s not as good as I thought it will be, but the restaurant atmosphere and staff very phenomenal. Loved the live music. I will be staying here again in the future. I just loved everything about it.
Absolutely loved it. A great experience for all of us. We will return.
TAMoo16 Dallas, Texas
Family vacation. 3 kids under age 5. Stayed in main tower 2bdrm w/ full kitchen. The room was spacious, clean, (bathrooms & kitchen v. clean!). Excellent service, nice view, lovely beach- we really had no complaints and extended our stay a day longer than planned even at a higher rate- it was THAT nice.
Fantastic stay. Very relaxing stay and lots of fun with a great band and dance floor just to mention a couple of activities. Everything was perfect. Oh, and the FOOD is amazing! Can’t wait to get back.
nab800 Austin, Texas06/05/16
Visited this resort with my sister for a restful get away, and we were so pleased with our choice! Our condo on the 12th floor was so spacious, and comfortable. Furniture was very nice and the flow of the rooms was wonderful! The view from our gulf view balcony was super! What a special way to enjoy our beach outing! Definitely would return
This was our 2nd visit to Isla Grand. We have stayed in the beachfront cabanas each time. I love waking up early to watch the sunrise and listen to the waves from the patio! The hot tubs and pools are nice and grounds are always so clean! I enjoy the parrots in front and Louie and I made friends as well! I have aways enjoyed the live entertainment by Clay Underwood on the Hammerhead deck. You just really don’t even have to leave this hotel. Rafael and Rick at the Whiskey shack were awesome as always and so friendly! I also have wonderful things to say about Juan G. in security- very helpful and nice! It’s always such a pleasure to stay there! I miss everything and everyone and it’s only been 6 long days back in the city. Hopefully, I will be back in October!
RyanJayB Newark, Delaware06/03/16
Though I’ve never stayed at the hotel, I have eaten at the restaurant quite a few times. Overall, the restaurant has a nice selection and the food is good. The service is also typically quite good, except when they are extremely busy. The atmosphere (overlooking the pool) is one of the nicest things about having lunch here; you’ll feel like you’re dining in a tropical paradise. This is good place to have a casual lunch or a formal dinner.
gregleejones Austin, Texas06/01/16
The staff is courteous and friendly. My room was newly updated with tile on the floor and granite countertops. TV and internet worked well in the room. The grounds overall are clean & beautiful and the entertainment & amenities are fun.
512mac Taylor Lake Village, Texas06/01/16
The resort itself was in really good shape, clean and neat appearance. The grounds and pool areas are kept up well. The only issues were a couple of outlets in our room were broken and the a/c seemed to struggle to cool efficiently, neither a deal breaker as I would stay again in the future.
Stayed here last weekend and it was GREAT!!! The staff is very friendly, courteous and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortables. We had a great View. The restaurant food it’s not as good as I thought it will be, but the restaurant atmosphere and staff very phenomenal. Loved the live music. I will be staying here again in the future. I just loved everything about it.
LatinRose19 San Antonio, Texas05/31/16
The lasy that works in the front was so helpful and sweet. She is from Germany I think and man she has the best customer service I’ve seen in a long time. Also the hotels and properties are always kept clean and the music is so nice to hear.
volivarez San Antonio05/31/16
So easily located on the strip and the beach. We could see the fireworks from the tennis courts in the back. Love the atmosphere. It was cozy and calming. Rooms could be a little cleaner. Maybe some new paint on the walls.
Debil1949 Fort Worth, Texas05/31/16
I made our reservations in March and had requested a condo with 2 bedrooms one bedroom with twin beds. And one of the bathrooms to have just a shower not a tub shower combo as we were traveling with 2 older women I called twice prior to our stay to verify the requests I was assured our requests were received. The day of arrival we went to the assigned condo and both bathrooms had tub shower combo they changed our room but the second condo both bedrooms had king beds. Finally a 3rd condo was assigned and finally got it right. The staff at the registration desk were assigning the rooms based on information from house keeping It was frustrating but the staff worked on getting things corrected. Rafeal at the Whisky Shack is an awesome employee He engages with everyone at the bar and makes everyone feel as they are guests in some one home The grounds were immaculate and the staff were very friendly and accommodating The was our 2nd time there and hope to have a 3rd. The chairs around the pool could use more umbrellas Room Tip: Enjoyed the condo over the cabanas The condos are furnished with basic kitchen equipment 2 of the… See more room tips
Rita R Port Aransas, Texas05/31/16
Nice Hotel with beach access. Everything was fine except for the following small inconveniences: cramped parking spaces, pool water temperature is a little on the warm side, and the WiFi in the room was pretty slow. Other than that, no complaints.
Pat m Chicago, Illinois05/31/16
While the room had a few issues, maintenance quickly fixed them. View was heavenly (tower condo room), pools excellent and service above reproach. Restaurant was expensive for so-so food, but the soup and salad bar for lunch was a great deal. Unhappy that the hotel did not have umbrellas and chairs on the beach for guests. Room Tip: We wanted a view and got a great one in the tower. Check the water filter in the fridge before you t… See more room tips
Great service. Nice beach side and alot of room
John A Houston, Texas05/23/16
Stayed here for 2 nights for a short getaway, no complaints, yes its a little dated but overall just fine. Rafael at the poolside bar is great, Starbucks inside was nice, breakfast buffett was very good as well. We had the beachfront cabana and really enjoyed the view. Would return for sure.
The bar was great. Patio was even better. Although beer was pricy
Great Meals and drinks with friends
The best views
The rooms are kind of dated. But not awful. Just blah! You will hear your neighbors doing what ever they are doing in there room. Nice view from the room. Nice beach, good food. Don’t eat guacamole from here. The hot water situation can be entertaining. We had a crazy shower that would get hot right away or we had to wait 15 minutes for it to warm up. We stayed for 4 days, that made it entertaining. No coffee pot, but free coffee in the lobby. Bring your own beach towels. Quarterdeck lounge was entertaining. Fun cover bands. Drinks are well made and waitstaff can get overwhelmed, but do a good job. It’s a very slightly above average resort.
We returned to Isla Grand and I walked into the bar and was surprised with the excellent band playing. I want back to our room and got my wife and we danced all night long! All the musicians were very friendly and we bought a CD. I was surprised they were from Iowa instead of New York
I have been here twice now and loved it! I love the pool,hot tubs,and the bars!! Shout out to Rick and Rafael in the whiskey shack..they were great!! Everyone I encountered was nice and friendly. Food was amazing at the restaurant!! Only reason for not a 5star was a few minor things in the room, otherwise I will return and would recommend to everyone! I also would love if y’all had a rewards program for people who return 😉
darrylq2016 Garland, Texas04/03/16
I have stayed there many times over the past twenty five years. The room I stayed in had recently been updated with new bedding and the carpe, which smelled, had been replaced with laminate flooring. The band was very good in the bar! Room Tip: Stayed there many times over the last 25 years and was surprised when I saw that the room I was in h… See more room tips
Great hotel without any surprises. Love the restaurant and bar on location so we don’t have to drive after a night out. Very nice pool area with a cute bar with burgers and drinks close by. One of the best on the Island.
When we arrived the resort was busy with the first weekend of spring break. When we made reservations this was not mentioned. Our room was clean, and very comfortable. the rooms have been updated recently and are nice. Not five star nice but nice for the price. The hotel itself was not very accommodating to the guests that were not there for spring break. Towels were changed out daily and were on an exchange process only. This was not explained when we checked in day before. When we complained the response was this is what we do min the month of March. Not a place I will stay for more than one night in the month of March again. Room Tip: If traveling in March be sure you know the March RULES!! They are different than the rest of the yea… See more room tips
tronkiner Dallas, Texas03/06/16
Definitely will return really liked the service room was great! Breakfast order was wrong and the lady told me not to touch the food and it took maybe an extra 20 mins but other than that my experience was wonderful
Took my wife here for our first vacation as a Mr. And Mrs Ortiz and I have to say it was freaking awesome there was a smell through the vents but like a great hotel they moved us actually upgraded us and me and my wife and brother stayed happy love the service love everything bout this hotel security was awesome to shout out but I will be back during spring break already bought the room s see Ya there and again thanks for making my pre spring break vacation awesome
Cathy West Pierce03/02/16
We stayed here in a beachfront cabana on the side with the dunes. We just loved everything about it. Honestly the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken. That’s all I did was relax at the pool/spa, pool bar, my personal beach patio and frequent the music venues every night. Not too many reasons to leave! Now all y’all need is an all inclusive option 🙂 I’m ready to come back!
This property was amazing, we enjoyed pretty much everything about it. The pool was awesome, the staff was great. Great access to the ocean. Live music every night in the lounge. My only complaint would have been the restaurant. The food was so, so and the service not great. But we enjoyed going out on the town to the many restaurants and bars. Room Tip: The sleep number beds were great, bathrooms pretty small. See more room tips
MariaV0620 San Antonio, Texas02/28/16
Great place! Pool, bar, view all are wonderful. Our room was soooo nice. I was thrilled that we had a room so much better than the typical hotel. Food was outstanding. Seafood buffet a must do. Oysters,shrimp, … Fabulous. Great breakfast buffet too. Definitely a great place to stay!!! Room Tip: Loved our room with view of the beach and water. See more room tips
The resort is very clean and all the employees were very courteous except the Bartender at the Whiskey Shack. The heavy set Gentleman that was working the Whiskey Shack was very rude, They get very good entertainment for the bar and really socialize with the guests. Just seen Clay Underwood and the band Passion from WInd Lake WI, THEY WERE BOTH GREAT. We will go back again next year. The pools and Hot tubs are kept very clean also.
849henryw Colorado Springs, Colorado02/28/16
Beautiful setting in late-February, green foliage everywhere! It is on the beach with a walkway to the beach for easy accessibility, and an outdoor shower for feet or body before returning to your room. Lovely pool with smaller hot pools, tennis courts, and many other amenities. Lots of chairs in the shade or in the sun for relaxing outdoors. Beds were adjustable to firmness desired–big plus for multi-day visits! Big windows in restaurant overlook the resort and Gulf of Mexico. Restaurant has a very good, reasonably priced weekend buffet, but waiters were hard to track down. Our room was very nice and we did not have any problems with noisy neighbors. The only negative was the deodorizer between the restaurant and the front desk–it was very strong, making the walk through unpleasant. We were there for a destination wedding and the resort easily accommodated the wedding guests and events. Room Tip: We liked our first story room in the 2 story building because it had a nice front patio with a view… See more room tips
Room was nice. I missed having a coffee pot and a microwave in the room. Some of patrons were quite noisy late at night while going back to their own rooms. I did enjoy sitting on the balcony watching the ocean. It was close to places we went to visit.
bobboom300 Houston, Texas02/24/16
My wife and I stayed in the cabanas as opposed to the tower. They are only two story, but we were on the second floor which was high enough to have a great view as the cabana’s are extremely close to the beach. The two pools are awesome! The location of the hotel is right there when you get on the island and close to a lot of good restaurants. On the down side we had to drag our luggage up the one flight of stairs which wasn’t a big deal. Also, there was no coffee maker and no microwave in the room.
Fred M Sugar Land, Texas02/21/16
I had a wonderful visit to the island and everyone at the resort was very friendly and helpful. I just wish that the bar served Cointreau liqueur but I still had a great trip anyway. Thank you very much.
Mark P North Richland Hills, Texas02/21/16
My wife and I went for a weekend and had a good time. Resort area and grounds were great, right on the beach. We stayed in the cabanas, I think they were called, the motel looking rooms to the side. A bit dated but clean and well kept. We didn’t eat at the resort, chose to go elsewhere so can’t comment on the food there. There was live entertainment at the bar area each night. One of the pools was heated, in addition to the hot tubs so the water temps were just right. Hot tubs weren’t too hot either, like some hotels. Very comfortable so you could stay awhile. We chatted with other guests for up to an hour one of the nights. Hotel staff were very nice, too. Glad we weren’t there during spring break.
Gracia V Rock Valley, Iowa02/20/16
We rented a condo with an excellent view of the beach. The front desk staff was very helpful. We loved the pool, whirlpool area. The grounds were beautifully landscaped. The daily housekeeping was a pleasant surprise. Excellent beach access. The Sunday morning buffet was excellent. Very good location on the island, easy to get to. Room Tip: Bed in master bedroom was very hard and the twin beds in bedroom 2 were very soft. Otherwise condo… See more room tips
CowBoiz Omaha, Nebraska02/19/16
The amenities and the staff make this the best resort on the island. The bar, pools, restaurant, and beach access are all great. The pool bar had the friendliest service and awesome drinks. The rooms are not the most glamorous and could use a little updating, but are perfectly located on the grounds and were nice and relaxing.
The view was incredible, the staff was extremely friendly,courteous! The price was fair, all the accommodation were exceptional!
Joyce G Tupelo02/15/16
The pools and hot tubs are beautiful. We ate in the Windjammer Restaurant twice and the food was delicious. The entertainment was very enjoyable. It was cool on the beach but our beach view was so relaxing to enjoy from our room. I highly recommend this place for a reasonably priced winter vacation. I
Carolyn E Merritt, Michigan02/11/16
Loved this place! Plan to go back again next winter and stay longer than one week! Love the restaurant and enjoyed a fabulous show at the Bar!! Loved the gorgeous Pools and fantastic landscaping!! Enjoyed th boardwalk to the beach!! Definitely going to return!!
Love the swimming pool , everything about it is awesome ! Employees are so nice and helpful . Food was delicious , the chefs did a really good job . My family and I are sure to visit again sometime . We really appreciated all the employees’ help .
“Ladies Night Out!”
Awesome night at Isla Grand Beach Resort Was our first time and definitely we go back next reunion. The cosines and service was excellent. In the restaurant the breakfast portions very generous, lunch buffet a very large variety of my favorites. Personally I invite everyone to visit the hotel since you get in every associate treat you as well as your home.
“By far one of my best visits”
I had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable time at the isla grand. The staff was amazing and the manger patsy helped me dropped off stuff to decorate the room. That i was staying in for a awesome surprise that I had planed for my fiancé. The front desk staff assisted me with everything I needed and was really attentive.
“Isla Grande South Padre IWLQNE”
I really like this place a lot. We come here once a year for a legal seminar and stay about a week each time in one of the condos. We’ve been doing this for about 8 years now. I am sure there are fancier hotels on the island, but the staff here treats everyone like family and it would be hard to find a place more comfortable and welcoming.
“Had a Wonderful Stay”
Our stay was perfect. Loved the hotel and their amenities. We stayed in the beach front cabana and were steps away from their private beach. We only ordered breakfast during our stay but every meal we had was delicous with very generous portions . Our room was very clean and staff was very friendly.
“Sunrise On The Gulf…. Sunset On The Bay !”
Great place to stay! Enjoyed are time here very much! Great restaurant with delicious buffets. Pool and pool bar was wonderful. Staff was very accommodating. Our room on the end goes straight on to the beach! Loved it!
“Relaxing Island Getaway! ”
The Isla Grand has everything you need to have a great beach getaway without having to leave the resort. The pool has a great ambiance, the outdoor music sets the mood, and the pool side burgers are delicious! The beach access is extremely convenient! The Quarterdeck lounge is always a great time. The staff is welcoming and friendly! Overall the experience is relaxing, welcoming, and extremely fun filled! I enjoy my stay every time and highly recommend the resort.
As always this place has great rooms, the pools are big and beautiful. Food and nightlife on premise so no need to wonder off.
“Awesome thanks ”
It was great ! The service at the restaurant was awesome . the food was great ! Mr.Raul Melguizo was very nice ! Enjoyed a drink at the bar afterwards! Went down to the beach We will recommend it to everyone! Muchas gracias FELICIDADES .
“Nice Conference Trip”
Enjoyed a stay at a recent conference. Had a FANTASTIC band in the bar!! Created a great atmosphere and a fun trip. Nice hotel, they were working on updating some rooms, but the ones that were completed were really nice.
“Resort Weekend Geataway”
Isla Grand Beach Resort is a great place to escape reality for a couple of days. We booked our room online through Expedia , it was fast and easy . I called hotel early the day of check in to get information and already felt the great customer service vibe they offer to their guest. The front desk staff was awesome , Miss. Patsy Garza was very friendly and welcoming. We stayed in room with great view overlooking the pool. The rooms and pool area were spotless. It was the perfect hotel to stay at for my boyfriend and I. They have a great restaurant over looking the pool area and beach. Our waiter was very attentive , friendly and provided great dinning experience. We loved the idea of not having to leave the hotel for drinks and dancing. The Quarterdeck Lounge is a great place to go have drinks , relax and enjoy the great atmosphere of live band .The best part is that we just walked to it and did not have to worry about driving. We will definitely come back next time we have a chance. The staff and hotel over all left a great impression on us.
“Great time, food and pool!”
My girlfriend and I stayed at one of the cabanas. It was an awesome time even if we were never in the room. The pool area was phenomenal and dont get my started with friday’s sea food buffet the breakfast buffet has great omelets. In all we had a great weekend of lounging at the pool and taking in some sun. Highly recommend this place if only for the pool. Great staff as well.
“Best Family Vacation!!”
I am a frequent visitor to SPI and this hotel is the most suited on the island for my family and I. The grounds are a tropical oasis, and the large pool area provides a safe relaxing atmosphere for me and my family. I can lay out and relax on a lawn chair or at the pool side bar while my children safely play at the pool. The hotel provides daily activities for the children, such as the professional sand castle building that is amazing. Also the hotel has a large beach front property with volleyball courts, tennis courts, and they provide activities such as banana boats, boogie boards, and parasailing without having to leave the resort.
“Isle Grand Hotel South Padre Island”
Im a regular visitor to south padre island, and we always stay at the Isla Grand, its the only hotel on the island that has a resort feel. The rooms are very nice, the pool is very relaxing and clean, with a bar and burger stand on site, which is amazing!! the hotel restaurant has one huge window overlooking the pool and beach and the food is good as well . the Quarter Deck, which is the hotel bar always features a live band and is the most happening bar on the island by far.
I had a terrific stay. Even though there was a red tide I was able to play volleyball with my granddaughter in the sand without a mask and walked down the walkway to the the beach without having to step on the hot sand. Restaurant staff very friendly and helpful, band great!! Looking forward to my next stay!!
Great place, amazing food, great management and awesome employees. Made me feel wanted and made sure I was comfortable! This is going to be my new vacation place. I am coming back very soon with my family. It is a very nice for a little family vacation!
I attended a wedding reception of a friend. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing. I love all the pools and there are plenty of bars.
I had a great time. The people are all great to work with and the band was awesome. I love my room – I pick the same one each time. I hope to be back very soon.
“Best setting Resort”
It has the best beach access, the loveliest tropical style setting and views, friendly staff and good proximity to restaurants and shops.
“Great beach access excellent pools.”
The first improvement we noticed was the brand new boardwalk that takes you right to the beach. The pools are large enough for lap swimming and the waterfall is always refreshing. Truly a great resort.
“Excellent as Always!”
We have been coming here for 8 years now. Every year we receive the same excellent service. The grounds are very well kept, the swimming pools are always clean, the bar is very convenient, and the beach is just steps away. What else could you ask for?
This is definitely the only place you should stay while visiting South Padre.
“Wondeful Vacation Place”
Our Room had a wonderful view of both the pool and the beach. It was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to go to SPI. The staff was friendly and helpful. You have everything you need right here at the resort. No need to leave if you don’t want to. Bartenders at the Pool Bar were Great!!!
“Great Hotel!!! ”
We had a great experience staying at the Isla Grand. The employees were great & very helpful when needed. The location is also great and prices are so affordable compared to other beach front property.
We will defiantly be going back and recommend the hotel to anyone who ask.
“Fantastic week at Isla Grande”
Overall great place to stay. The best value for your beach vacation for families or anyone.
I disagree with the negative reviews. The hotel was great… Another great addition to this hotel is the view from the balconies, it was extremely beautiful and big. This is definitely a place I would refer to any one of my friends. I will definitely return to this hotel in the future.
All our family met and had a great time at Isla Grand. We enjoyed the beach, pool, restaurant and bar. Excellent customer service. General Manager Daniel Salazar was extremely hospitable.
They have brand new sleep number beds that were so awesome!
Can’t wait to go back in October!
“Excellent stay as always”
We’ve tried other hotels on the island but this is the best overall. This is our third or fourth time staying here.were able to relax and enjoy ourselves.
“Great get away before business in the Rio Grand Valley”
Nice room and lovely stay.. Pool area and beach well kept and relaxing.
“4th week of August, 2015”
Beautiful resort, well maintained with access directly onto Gulf of Mexico. Sound of breakers as well as perfect view of Ocean from room balcony. Lots of live music afternoon, evening and well into late, late evening.
“Well worth the money and more”
This was our 2nd year in a row staying at this resort and was hands down even better than last year. scenery is amazing with great staff to make your stay even more enjoyable. We will be back for sure next year and many more to come if all is well.
Stayed at the Isla Grand in June for 2 nights and was amazed at how nice this place is. Great pool, restaurant and views. We had a two bedroom condo style room overlooking the pool and beach. The room was clean and comfortable and the resort had everything we needed.
The grounds were clean and well kept. The staff were friendly and made us feel really happy and comfortable. The rooms were beautiful, clean and the view is amazing. We all loved the pool and the kids played some tennis. The food is delicious and I love their outside bar.
“Perfect family getaway!”
My family and I just spent about a week at the Isla Grand (7th floor on the tower), and we absolutely LOVED it!
I decided to try this hotel for a quick, three night stay. The place was spotless, and very well kept. While we didn’t spend too much time in the hotel, other than sleeping, it left a great impression on us! The service from the staff, was amazing. The beach access was awesome. My kids loved the lighted pools and heated pools too.
We will definitely be back! Awesome job!
“Beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. ”
The Isla Grand is a beautiful hotel located on the beach. The rooms are comfortable and clean; staff was friendly and helpful.
“Amazing experience ”
We booked a last minute vacation to SPI and we wanted a resort style stay. Everything at Isla Grand was excellent: from booking the hotel to leaving. The staff and management were all attentive and made sure everything exceeded our expectations. The ocean view and sunrise from the condo was amazing. The room itself was inviting and upscale. The food was excellent. We ordered at all of the areas of the resort and received excellent service. I have a list of staff names but not enough character space to name them all. If you want a place to stay and not want to have to leave the resort, look no further. We spent days at the beach, by the pool, listening to live music, watching crab races, and enjoyed plenty of live entertainment! They provide fun activities for the kiddos. Best piña coladas on SPI too!!!
“YOU WONT REGREAT YOUR STAY”
Having a family and young children safety and family oriented is a big factor, you will get this as you stay at Isla Grande. The staff are above excellent and always go above and beyond to assure your stay is a great one. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with open arms and made assure you feel at home. With plenty of events for all, to include arts and crafts and movie night for the kids, to comfortable and easy access to the beautiful SPI beach. You will not regret your stay and will regret not staying longer. Make your next stay this wonderful place.
Reviewed August 15, 2015
5 stars all the way! Great rooms, great service and great staff!! Daniel the general manager went out of his way to take care of all of our needs and Patsy was an absolute superstar of service! All the other resorts in the area could learn a thing or two from the Isla Grand!!
Had a wonderful time at the hotel. The place was clean, quiet and very kid friendly. My two grandchildren loved the changing colors in the pool at night and the adults love the convenience of the poolside bar. The rooms were large enough to set up a travel crib with plenty of room to walk around.
“Great Meeting Place”
Ambience was inviting and relaxing. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Meeting room setup enabled presenters and participants the opportunity to participate in engaging activities. Free Wi-Fi was appreciated by presenters and participants. Breakfast and lunch menus served were excellent and break time snacks were enjoyed by all participants.
“Good Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed August 10, 2015
Went for a weekend getaway, arrived early on our trip 12 pm the staff was extremely friendly and got us into our room within 5 mins. We had ocean view, king size sleep number bed which was awesome. We will sure be coming back to this resort again.
“Great access to the beach”
Hotel a bit tired and in need of updating. Breakfast buffet very good. Pool and beach great. Starbucks on site : ) Full size fridge in room. Free parking and walking distance to shops and restaurants.
“Great facility for family get away!”
Very nice grounds, and easy beach access that was never crowded thanks to Sunny’s staking out the beach front directly in front of the hotel. Condo was clean, and everything worked accordingly. Staff was courteous and helpful regarding things to do on the island. And hotel food was convenient and taste was excellent. Also parking was not a problem any day of the week.
“Beautiful grounds and excellent staff”
We went for a short vacation and had a wonderful time. The grounds are very well kept and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Easy access to the beach and the pools are wonderful. We will be returning as soon as possible.
Great location, amenities, pool, parking, restaurant and service! The Isla Grand had everything to make our stay in South Padre awesome.
“Staying for a work trip, was AMAZING hotel”
Room was wonderful, clean, no problems. No bathtub, but a huge rainfall shower. Literally 10-20 steps away from the beach. Staff was (with one exception one time) always friendly and extremely helpful over five days. The restaurant was great with prices comparable to an mid-upscale restaurant. The breakfast buffet is WORTH the money! Most everything about this place is great. I recommend for all.
My husband and I went there in July for our honeymoon, we had a beach front room. The hotel was amazing. We had a great time there. it was easy access to the beach and the pool area was great as well. The one bartender in the hut the day i went wasn’t the greatest. the hut with the food by the pool had great hamburgers! and the staff was very nice when we checked in and out.
The best resort we have stayed at by far on SPI! The condo was Beautiful, spacious and very clean! The WindJammer restaurant was Wonderful! Rick and Patsy at the Whiskey Shack were both Great! The Resort, facilities, rooms were Awesome…location a big plus also…Highly recommend!!!
“Amazing Hotel on the Beach”
July 30, 2015
Two of my girlfriends and I recently visited South Padre Island for a girls trip and had a first class experience at this hotel! We were treated like queens and can personally thank Alfonso, the manager, for upgrading our room to beach view for absolutely free! Wonderful customer service and I would go back in a heartbeat. The girls and I loved it!
Although I am big on reading reviews, I am not one to write one good or bad, however, I feel it is only fair to let anyone who may be interested in staying on South Padre Island know that The Isla Grand is an amazing Resort. We have been taking a family trip every summer to SPI and once again this resort has met all our expectations. Not only is the staff accommodating, the resort is very clean, it is never crowded, and you are right on the beach, not to mention all the amenities the resort has to offer. It is in walking distance to some amazing restaurants and cafe’s. You will not be disappointed!!!!
“High School Reunion”
The staff and management were excellent and extremely professional. Augustine Rodriguez did an a outstanding job ensuring a memorable experience for our class reunion. I would recommend this resort to anyone wanting to celebrate any special event. It was awesome!
“Just hang out and unwind..”
We spent most of our time at the pool/pool bar area. It was relaxing and we soaked up many rays of sun. You can enjoy a perfect breakfast omelette at the resort restaurant. They have hammocks you can enjoy after a swim to dry off. We really enjoyed our stay here.
“You gotta love South Padre!”
And Isla Grande was a good enough spot for a meeting. The meeting room was good, and the catering was fresh and filling. After the meetings, our cabana was located mere steps from the pool and beach. We had a private deck with a view of the gulf and some of Texas’s finest beach front.
“Great location, expensive drinks!”
I’ve stayed at this hotel several times while in SPI. Location is great! The pool is beautiful and the beach access is also perfect.
“Beautiful resort and awesome condo”
The condos are wonderful. Spacious and upscale feeling. The outside atmosphere was wonderful with two wonderful pools and literally less than 250 steps to the ocean. . Definitely want to stay at the condos if you can.
Perfect place for an island getaway and to get proposed to spontaneously. The service from entrance to exit was exceptional and the view of the beach from the restaurant will relax you instantly making you not want to ever leave!
“Nice pool, amazing ocean view”
The location was wonderful and convenient, overlooking the ocean from the cabana room, and offering short walks to the pool and beach. The main reason for staying at this hotel was because of the location which did meet our expectations. It was very easy to walk with a small child around the resort premises.
“Great time in SPI!”
Just got back from Isla Grand and had a great time! We stayed in a cabana room, which was close to the pool, Whiskey Shack, and ocean. Everything was clean and service, I thought, was very good. Our a/c went out in our room and they were there within 15 minutes and had it going again in no time. We asked for more chairs for our patio and had them within minutes.
Enjoyed this resort very much! Has several eateries, rentals for the beach at your foot steps, 2 pools, gift shop and a coffee shop all on the premises! Very nice staff. Very nice cabana we stayed next to the pool with a slight view of the beach. Brought our dog and was accommodated for an area for his needs. Will be back!
“Great access to the Beach with a view.”
We just got back from the Isla Grand it was our first time staying there and we weren’t disappointed.. The access to the Beach is so convenient,I could throw a rock from our room and it would land in the sand. The pool was nice the grounds were well manicured.. The staff was friendly. It was a very nice place to take your family.. The rooms were clean and the furnishings were up to date.
We enjoyed our stay and standing on our balcony felt like we were right on the beach. The access to the beach was great. The one item we had from room service was excellent.
I just returned from Isla Grand on South Padre Island. My wife and I had a great trip and enjoyed the property.
I stayed their previously when it was a different hotel. It is pretty much the same. I like pool, restaurant and bar located at the hotel. The landscape is great and has great access to the beach.
Great staff, pool, and food. Short walk to beach. Stayed in a garden view room which was older, but located right by the pool for easy trips back and forth to the room. Will be going back next summer.
Very nice hotel. Had a cabana style room that over looked the pool and the beach. It was perfect. Short walk to pool and beach. Staff was very accommodating. Try the hammerhead drink at the pool, it won’t disappoint.
“Beautiful beach getaway!”
We had an amazing week staying at the Isla! The grounds and pool are an absolutely stunning tropical paradise. We also enjoyed the food and great location being steps from the beach. There are so many activities from tennis to swimming to shuffleboard to beach volleyball to napping in a hammock! The room and service were great too! They had a business center if needed and I could access the wifi in the courtyard from a comfy rocker. This was our second stay at the resort and plan to return again in years to come!
“Easy beach access”
We stayed here in mid June for 4 nights. We were in a cabana room with a balcony. It overlooked the tennis courts and we also had a beach view. Our room was very quiet. I really liked how easily accessible the beach was from our room. The hotel also provided showers at the end of the property to allow guests to rinse off the sand before walking back. The beach area was very clean and the property was very clean.
“Beautiful Property, great amenities!”
We stayed in a 2/2 condo. Upon arrival @ 11am I was skeptical but once we walked inside, WOW it was lovely a tropical paradise ( for Texas). Staff was friendly and we were able to check in early and begin our vacation. The condo was beautiful and huge, we had a corner condo with a wrap around balcony great pool and ocean views. Loved the pools, pool bar, private beach access and activities. They have kids activities each day as well. We loved it and will definitely stay again. My only issue was the master bed was kind of hard for someone with back problems and the Mexican buffet on Wed night wasn’t as good as you think a resort of this magnitude would be. Otherwise, beautiful property, rooms, pools, and views. I do think the price is steep but the surrounding hotels/resorts are in comparison for the same size condo.
“My Favorite Hotel on the Island”
I have stayed here for many years, including before it was Isla Grand. I find it pretty and it has an onsite restaurant. The rooms are very nice and have an Island feel. We had no bed problems at all and my husband has back problems
“Summer 2015 mini vacation”
I’ll start by saying my family recommended this hotel because they stayed several years ago and absolutely LOVED it
“South Padre Vacation”
It was an excellent choice for a place and a resort, exceeded expectations. We had a beach cabana room, like a small apartment…
“South Padre Paradise”
If you are looking for a resort type place at South Padre…this is a great place. You definitely feel like youre in almost like in Hawaii. Great atmosphere. You can walk directly to the beach. Its a full rest. Plus outside grill with to me the BEST burgers on the island. Also there is a cute bar by the pool. Signature drink is called “hammerhead” which will definitely get you hammered. You need to come and stay at least once to decide for yourself
Had an amazing time here,the best looking beach on the island.
“Annual Memorial Holiday at the Isla Grand”
We Love the Isla Grand and started a tradition several years ago of visiting over Memorial Holiday for a 4 night, 5 day get away. This visit was great as always with our preferred, requested room right on the ocean which steps right out from our cabana onto the sand. Great food in the restaurant, relaxing and soothing time at the pool and most importantly, quality time together without the stresses of Life. We leave Life behind once we step off the plane in Harlingen and head out to this Resort. The Staff is always helpful, we stay in the same suite each time and really come back rejuvenated and de-stressed. Security is superb at this property and in fact one night I was sitting out around 11:15 pm just taking in the ocean beauty at Night and the Security walked up to see if I was OK and turned my night light on which I had not even noticed was off. I really appreciated that and felt secure that this Property really cares about their guests and their safety. They also patrol the pool area constantly taking care of any kids, etc. that aren’t following he rules. Kudos to this great Resort and we are booking our next Memorial Holiday a year ahead as we always do. Its well worth it and we look so forward to it during the year.
Jane M., Austin, TX.
“Best Place on the Island”
This is the only place we stay on South Padre Island. We have 3 more weekends booked for the summer. Great Staff and service.
Beautiful property well maintained. Entertainment is always fun and enjoyable. We always feel like we are in Paradise!
“Fun Girls’ Trip”
“Isla grande hotel”
This hotel was awesome, the people were nice, the beds were comfy, plit had prime location. There was pretty much everything you wanted to do there and they went above and beyond to show us a great time! The staff is friendly and knows the best things to do on the island I would suggest staying here. …Overall, I had a great time there and would stay there again if I was in south padre island again.
“Music at Quarterdeck Mondays”
When you think live music in a great atmosphere does not exist..travel to Isla Grande Hotel(Quarterdeck) and have your mind change for the better. After a great prime rib meal,you can listen to live music(practically the only place on Mondays on Padre Island)from some of the best musicians. The Toonz Band plays all the oldies and blues tunes that make memories.
If you have forgotten how melodies sound in great popular music,the Toonz Band will help you remember. Every Monday in a laid back atmosphere the best of the 70,80’s and onward can be heard(and even danced to)at the Quarterdeck. The Toonz consisting of three expert musicians will make your evening worthwhile. Check them out.
“This was a very nice resort with great service”
We arrived and check-in was a breeze. Our room was oceanfront. There were dunes so the line of sight wasn’t direct, but it was still beautiful. The room was nicely designed with a refrigerator and wet bar. Beds were select comfort adjustable. … A great stay and I would highly recommend it. The visitors’ center is right next door so you can get everything you need to plan your vacation.
“Great place to spend time”
This hotel is located at the ideal place right next to the beach. Great place to spend time. Great thing about this hotel are heated pools, very good ambience, close proximity to restaurants and water activities.
“Business mixed with pleasure”
I had to attend a conference there and thoroughly enjoyed the facilities. Food was wonderful, service was impeccable, facilities were delightful! Only downside was lady who worked at the Starbucks in the lobby area- she was not very sociable and did not make a very good mocha. That was our only issue! We will go back again!
“Best Spring Break Spot!”
The Isla Grand is the number one hotel/resort to stay at during spring break. I would even recommend it to my friends and family year round. The pool, greenery, and building is up kept to a tee. I absolutely loved my stay and would definitely stay here again, especially for the price. The only improvement I would say is the housekeeping lady could be a little nicer, but this was minor as housekeeping itself was amazing and done everyday! Front desk staff was also very helpful and friendly. Great stay and great views. Keep it up Isla Grand!
“Over the Top!”
We visited South Padre Island and the Isla Grand at Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time! Traveled with my parents and our adult children. My parents stayed in a room near the tennis courts and we had one in the high rise! … Our high rise condo was gorgeous!! Up to date decor and the perfect view. We also enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. The service was attentive and over the top friendly! Alfonso, the Front Office Manager and his staff did everything they could to make our stay perfect!
“Our time on South Padre Island”
We were very pleased with Isla Grand. The rooms were nicely furnished and clean with everything you would need in the kitchen. The refrigerator even had an ice maker. The balcony and the view were spectacular overlooking the ocean and the lighted pools at night.
We spent a great weekend at the Isla Grand Beach. The best part about this resort is being able to have the patio slider open and hearing the ocean, and being only a few feet from the beach. Great place, great local restaurants.
We stayed in the 2 bedroom condo. The floor plan was perfect and the view off the two balconies was great. The decor was very up to date and the kitchen/dining area was great for 4 adults. We will definitely return to the Isla Grand Beach Resort..
“Over the Top!”
We visited South Padre Island and the Isla Grand at Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time! Traveled with my parents and our adult children. My parents stayed in a room near the tennis courts and we had one in the high rise! My parents room was your typical hotel room…it probably could have used updating. Our high rise condo was gorgeous!! Up to date decor and the perfect view. We also enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. The service was attentive and over the top friendly! Alfonso, the Front Office Manager and his staff did everything they could to make our stay perfect!
The lobby smells deliciously fresh and clean. Staff were pleasant and very accommodating. We stayed in a two bedroom condo in main building and enjoyed our space and use of kitchen. The rooms were very clean, as well as the grounds. We found the food at the Cafe to be superb and plentiful. We enjoyed Starbucks coffee in the morning as we walked the beach, and drank strawberry daquiries in the afternoon by the pool. We were able to check out raquets and balls to play tennis. We did not want to go home and can’t wait to stay again
We stayed at the Isla Grand over the Thanksgiving holiday. The weather was beautiful and the hotel was lovely. We had a great view on the 5th floor over looking the pool and ocean. The grounds are so well landscaped and at night the lighting by the pool mimics a volcano glowing. The staff were very friendly and each time we had a problem with anything they helped us right away. The town was pretty quiet and it was wonderful to just walk the beach along the shoreline (water only 68 degrees). My husband and I were there with my mom and dad and we would sit on the deck and there was plenty of room for the four of us. The hotel has great food and we ate breakfast there several times and they put on a fabulous spread for Thanksgiving. It was very tasty and the restaurant overlooks the pool area and beach so the view was amazing. The only complaint is that they do not have coffee in the rooms even though they have coffee pots. They don’t sell it in the store there either. They offer complimentary coffee in the restaurant starting at 6:30 but my folks are up by 5:00a.m and waiting that hour and a half was hard for my dad ( we heard about it each morning). Kitchens are well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay at the Isla Grand very much!
My wife and I, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons spent the Thanksgiving holiday at this lovely beach hotel. We had a GREAT time, and were very pleased to find the beaches almost empty, pools, hot tubs and restaurants not crowded, friendly service, and a great Thanksgiving buffet. First time in 35 years I didn’t have to do dishes… we really enjoyed the weekend, and we’ll be back!
We had a wonderful stay over the Thanksgiving Holiday. The service was great and the buffett was wonderful. This is a great place to stay, they are so friendly and would get you what you needed. We will be back this summer.
Had a wonderful long weakend stay at this resort. The property is paradise full of Palm trees and swimming pools with pool side bar. The beach is just a short walk away. There is a nightclub within the property which offers really good live acts. I would definetly recommend this hotel for buisness, family or friends getaway.
This hotel has everything you need! Beach access, on-site restaurant, pool, and bar. We came out here for our friends wedding. Our room had a garden view with two double beds. I think we figured out that all ground level cabanas have double beds and the 2 level have king beds.
My wife and I have been traveling to Isla Grand every week following labor day for the past 7 Years.
If it is anything, it is consistent. To see the same faces every year is a true testament to the way that they run their business. Rafael and Rick from the outside bar are a big reason as to why we return every year. They always remember our names and are very kind. If I heard correctly, they have both been there for over 15 Years. I know they have been there for at least 7. Make sure you make an effort to meet them if you decide to visit.
As far as where to stay, we always stay in the beach view rooms. We stayed in the condos one year and it was more of a hassle. If you need to go up to your room you have to walk through the lobby and up the elevator. It isn’t very convenient if you are wet from the beach or pool area. Plus, they are bit more expensive. If you do plan on staying for more than a week, it might be a good idea to stay in a condo so that you can make your own meals eventually. The food on the island isn’t the best. Do try Yummy’s, Grapevine Cafe, Gabriellas, Dirty Al’s, and the food at the Isla Grand restaurant.
The property is kept up very well. Every morning there are numerous landscapers taking care of the grounds. Oddly I recognize them from past years as well. The turnover at this place seems to be pretty low. That really says something.
Overall I would recommend this place highly. We have ventured out to scope out a few other places in the past years, and it seems like nothing else compares.
See you next year!
We planned a 30th anniversary get-away. Our reservation was for a beachfront room. When we got there, after an all day drive, the lady at the front desk told us there was a problem with the beachfront rooms. They up-graded us to a two-bedroom, two-bath condo on the 9th floor! If we weren’t on the beach, we were enjoying the great view from the balcony. We will return, and we recommend the Isla Grand to everyone
Just had to take a moment to recommend the Isla Grand. From my personal experience being there on numerous occasions I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality staff and was happy with the accommodations. I know that the hotel has been around quite a while but they have done some renovations and it is much improved overall. The hotel is a great place to stay, the beach is close, great pool, good restaurant with lovely view and everyone on staff has been super. Of course, not everything goes smoothly but when issues arrive I have noticed that the staff is very helpful and always willing to work with you, and that, to me means a lot.
I was impressed not only by the accommodations at the resort but the friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a fun place to stay. These guys get 2 thumbs up! I will stay here on my next trip!
Great location- Tennis Courts, 2 pools, 3 spas, beach, no resort fee, no extra parking fee, hammocks and shuffleboard. We stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Went to Hammerhead Deck for happy hour 5-9, then to Quarterdeck Lounge with great entertainment 9-close on night two. The Windjammer’s cafe was great and wonderful breakfast buffet with omelet station and they try to always seat you near the windows. Out around the pool was a Whiskey Shack open early to late and then the Isla Grill had very reasonable price burgers, dogs and chicken. We could not of had better service throughout the complex anywhere. The biggest plus- there were always lounge chairs out around the pool. The only con was the sleep number bed remote did not work. But what you have never had you can’t miss.
I found the entire hotel staff – Event Planning, Banquet Services, Audio/Visual, Guest Services, Front Desk staff, Bellhops, etc. – to be very professional and extremely accommodating to our needs. Special thanks to Pat, Terri, Edward and the entire staff including Bellhop Phillip McInnis who was seemingly everywhere when needed. A wonderful facility and great destination for both business and pleasure. The hotel lounges provide quality entertainment. Overall, a wonderful experience.
This is a true, self-contained resort destination. The Hotel Staff from top to bottom treat you like family. In a time where service-oriented business is going by the wayside, this Hotel excels at treating you like a King or Queen. The restaurant is extremely reasonable on price, and the food is great. Most hotels really fail in the restaurant, but not this one. Great variety, great price, great taste. This was a business trip, and the meeting rooms were beautiful. Great live music bands from all over the USA play nightly at the bar. Can’t ask for any better beach-front location that has it all on South Padre Island, TX.
Isla Grand is a beautiful hotel that is clean, modern, and up-to-date. It has a wonderful beach front, 2 pools, and fun opportunities to enjoy water sports. We loved the restaurants and music groups playing there as well. The staff was helpful and friendly and our rooms were always clean. We enjoyed the fireworks each evening over the Laguna Madre, too. I’m sure you will have a fabulous vacation if you stay at Isla Grand on South Padre Island.
Grew up on S. Padre. Was excited to go back. Isla Grand made me feel like I was right back home again. Went with my wife and four kids. We all agree that the pools were excellent, staff was extremely helpful, and the rooms were top notch. I would recommend Isla Grand as the ONLY choice if you’re heading to Padre.
I just net Raphael. I have been around the world to snow if the best hotels and resorts in Europe but Raphael at the isla grade is the most amazing person I have ever met. He was sweet, conversational, and intelligent all at the same time!! He tends bar in the beautiful waterfall and wave pool setting that they have am designed to give the experience of the beach without the sand!! If is an oasis in the midst of a desert. While breakers offers many pool experiences the isla grande offers the beauty with convenience please visit here and tell Raphael that you ‘heard it through the grape vine! He will definitely help to make your day a better fat wether it is with his smile, whit, Ir drinks. Is how I feel once I left here!!!
The Isla Grand Beach Resort is a wonderful gem located on South Padre Island, Texas. The views from this resort are incredible. The people there are friendly and helpful. They know how to make a vacation special,unique and restful. It is nice to find a resort like this to take a few days off or even a week. Plus the Isla Grand Beach Resort is in a great location on the Island. One of the best kept secrets about South Padre Island is the fall season on the Island. The water is still warm and the beaches are so pretty. I like the seafood at the Isla Grand Beach Resort restaurant too
We stayed at the Isla Grand with our three kids. We had an excellent time. With many options to stay in, we chose a condo for the view and kitchen. With two pools, weight room (on the beach), beach, we never had to leave the hotel. Isla Grand offers a wonderful restaurant with a beautiful view on the second level, a great place to gather in the evening for drinks (Quarterdeck). They make it so easy that if you’re outside, you can order a drink at the little cabanas as well as an outside burger stand. Plus, if you forget anything, the in-house market has it all! And most of all, they have a coffee shop on the first floor to help you grab that coffee to keep up with the kiddos. From the moment we stepped into the door, to the moment we checked out, the staff was very friendly and always willing to help – a great plus for a family with three little ones! All-in-all, we had an absolutely terrific experience!
It was a wonderful stay from start to finish. From the moment we stepped into the lobby, the staff was totally amazing, they were able to give us our suite very quickly, not to mention the parking was very close and convenient. Our suite was beautiful with a breathtaking view of the entire pool area as well as the beach. The suite was beautifully decorated and the beds were so comfortable with plenty of comfy pillows. The entire suite was very clean and spacious and the kitchen was equipped with up to date appliances. It was absolutely fabulous. We highly recommend the Isla Grand Beach Resort. It’s a must stay.
I took my mother and Aunt to the Island, they really enjoyed their stay at the Hotel. We were able to walk down to the ocean and enjoyed our long walks in the mornings. Front desk was very helpful and friendly in getting us rooms on a short notices. I have family and friend who are looking forward to a vacation at the Island and I recommended this hotel to them.
My family and I had a fabulous time at the Isla Grand! Fabulous view of the Gulf and the great pool area from the balconies, Amazing breakfast buffet, friendly staff and great entertainment in the Quarterdeck Lounge! What more can I say, this place has it all. I will definitely be back!
Our family of four (2 parents, 2 kids-3 & 5 yrs of age) had such a fantastic time at Isla Grand! The swimming pool was pristine with excellent service. The beach was just a short distance from our room with umbrella service readily available. We enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico from our balcony in the tower. The staff were warm and friendly, even providing fun children’s activities to give my husband and I a break. We also loved the daily and nightly live music as well as the quarter deck restaurant. We look forward to planning our return visit to Isla Grand!
Wonderful drive-up appeal. Christian, the gentleman outside the main entrance was a great help! The front desk staff appeared a little frazzled, but they were very nice. We booked about a month in advance and asked for a high elevation room, yet we were given a room on the lowest possible level. I spoke to the management at check out (Luis) about it and he was very nice and apologized. I should have spoken to someone about it when we arrived. I am sure they would have fixed it for us.
The room was very clean and beachy. The cleaning ladies were amazing! We were not the neatest guests, yet they were the best cleaning crew I have seen!
We had a suite. It had two bedrooms. One had a king and one had twin beds. The living room had a sleeper sofa. I wish one of the rooms had two queens instead of a king. The twins just didn’t work well for us.
The kitchen was equipped with dishes, pans, utensils, etc. All you need to add to produce a complete meal would be a can opener and food.
The eating options at the hotel were plentiful, yet lacked quality. There was a great Italian place within walking distance.
The hotel has a list of daily free activities for the kids and a parent’s night out on Saturday for $20 a child. This was a great vacation and I will definitely stay here again!
I’ve come here every year and have never been disappointed. This what a resort should be. I highly recommend it. The pool is great and the staff is great. plus the Quarterdeck is a great party place. The rooms are clean and spacious.
I definitely feel that you pay for the view, and the upkeep of the grounds. The staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere was fun. There was an initial problem with our room, and they wanted to charge the same amount for a room with the view of a wall. The problem was absolved quickly, and we were given a room with a view of the beach. Much better. We brought our two girls ages 8 and 6, and this was there first time ever to the beach. It was great to be able to walk out onto the balcony and see the beach. I will say, the hotel room was a little run down. The door to the balcony was not easy to maneuver, and my husband was the only one who could really open and shut it completely. Our AC unit appeared to be falling out of the wall, and was very noisy. The room did not stay as cool as we would have liked, but it wasn’t too uncomfortable. As for the noise, we could not enjoy the sounds of the ocean because of the noisy AC units all around us. That was a little disappointing. The parking wasn’t the easiest either. There were little options to park near our room, and on multiple occasions, we had to back all the way down the drive to turn around. With that being said, we did enjoy the easy access to the beach. The pool was very refreshing and kid friendly when we were needing a break from the sand and waves. The breakfast at the hotel was always good. We enjoyed eating at the Hungry Surfer every day. Their hotdogs were amazing. Overall, we had a great time. It is definitely a family friendly place, and will probably stay there again.
The Isla Grand Resort has the best customer service I have ever experienced. All the representatives at the Isla Grand will assist you with the utmost respect, courtesy and value. My experience at the Isla Grand Beach Resort has always been not just the very best, but memorable.
We’ve been here many times and just love to come back. The setting is beautiful. The pools have recently been re-done and are very inviting. The Whiskey Shack is a great place to have a drink and enjoy the beach life. The nightlife is the best on the island. The band in the Quarterdeck is always top notch.
This is our favorite place to stay on the island. Great access to the beach, superb pools and convenience just make it a great pick. My family loves it here from the grounds to the restaurants. For the cost, the condos were great. Large bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, with larger sitting/dining areas and beach view balconies are a definite plus to the property. Restaurants are great too, along with an onsite island services office, it jus really made for an overall convenient and great family trip! Not to mention, for work, the ballroom is the only on the island that can house a large event, short of the convention center. Also, for the island, the wifi was really good!
Our stay at the Isla Grand Beach Resort was more than we hoped for. I was concerned after reading several reviews but found no grounds for any of the negative feedback i read. The beach is clean and beautiful and the resort is located on the beach. The pictures do not do it justice. The landscaping is full of beautiful tropical flowers and well maintained. The rooms were just as advertised and the staff were friendly and accommodating in every way. I was not only pleased but surprised at how beautiful this whole property is and how well it is maintained. The grill at the pool is nice if you do not want to leave the pool area to go to a restaurant (burgers are very tasty). There is a starbucks located on the property. A convenient information desk has brochures to any activity or restaurant available on the island. There is free bus transportation to take you to local restaurants and bus schedules which are color coded and easy to understand. I would definately consider booking again in the future
Have been to the bar for nightlife but never stayed til this trip. Very clean, great beach atmosphere, pool is clean, although not a swim up bar was loaded with everything you need to eat and drink. Bartender was very hospitable and welcoming. Restaurant was not too expensive, good food and staff was nice. We requested a beachfront villa which is separate from the tower but room was nice and we were 10 steps from the sand. In room fridge, pullout couch and king bed. Easily would have slept 4. Our new favorite place!
South Padre Island is beautiful and loaded with hundreds of resort/vacation options but the affordable room rates and STAFF at the Isle Grand Beach Resort set this property apart from all the rest!
Centrally located, the entire resort is beautiful and belongs on a postcard. The rooms are spacious and very clean; as soon as you check in (always greeted by a smiling face), you are immediately relaxed and transformed into an islander. The grounds are impeccable, the views are gorgeous and the attention to every detail is simply first class. There is entertainment galore with plenty to see and do without even leaving the resort; great food, awesome pools, clean beaches, nightlife, tennis and plenty of other activities for both adults and kids alike. Teri, Pat and the entire Isle Grand staff are why we will be coming back and referring friends to this location for years to come…great job, as always, ladies!
Do yourself a favor and book your next trip to South Padre Island at the Isle Grand Beach Resort, you won’t be disappointed.
Great property featuring cabana type rooms as well as rental privately-owned condominiums. We stayed in a condominium and were impressed with all of the renovations that have been done in the last few years. Since our visit 5 years ago, kitchens and baths have been upgraded and most recently HD TV service and wireless internet throughout. A major renovation of pool area featuring zero entry and state of the art lighting at night. Windjammer Restaurant offered great quality and reasonably-priced food with a wonderful view–day or night. Quarterdeck Bar provided great live entertainment with no cover charge and only an elevator ride back to our room. Staff was most helpful with questions and requests. Only adverse comment we heard was from a lady on the elevator who had rented privately and was denied access to ice machine, laundry, fitness center etc. so would recommend renting directly from Isla Grand or at least check with them to make sure if renting online that it is approved by Isla Grand to prevent disappointment.
Isla Grand is hands down the best property on South Padre Island, the customer service is amazing and the staff goes above and beyond to meet your needs. The Windjammer Cafes food is amazing and the Quarterdeck is always FUN FUN FUN!
As locals, we go to the island a lot. Sometimes we spend the night and sometimes we just stay the day. But our favorite spot to go, is Isla Grand. We love the pool area and now that it is fixed up, it’s better than ever! The lights at night are awesome, too. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Had a great time the Hotel was great no problems with the registration. The friendliness of the staff was great. The club was awesome the music and the great friendliness of the staff and the enviroment was great. Great place to go too and would recommand it to friends and family.
Very friendly staff, best hotel on the island, has great night life, food, and ambiance off the pool/beachside is amazing! From entering into the marble foyer to check out this hotel is 5 star all the way …
I attended a seminar at another location but had to stay at Isla Grand with my family since they were the ones that could accommodate my family. My family did not want to leave!!! We have already booked our next family vacation and other family and friends will be joining us.
Reviewed August 27, 2013
Everything you want in one place. Restaurants, night life, swimming pools, fitness room and the beach. The staff was very friendly and the entertainment was fantastic! If you did want to leave the resort you never needed to get in your car. We found some great restaurants and shopping all within a couple of blocks. Very easy walking distance. We will definitely be coming back to Isla Grand. There is something for every age group here.
Reviewed August 20, 2013
It has been several years since we have stayed at Isla Grand and the improvements are noticeable. The room we stayed in did not look or feel dated, was clean, and very large. The restaurant for breakfast was outstanding and the service was excellent. The two swimming pools are beautiful but I wish the water had been cooler-it felt like a lukewarm bath late in the afternoon. One concern was the amount of debris on the pool’s edge later in the afternoon-it was obvious the guests left it there and no one from the hotel stakk had bothered to clean it up. One word of advise-if you stay in a cabana and want to walk out of your room and straight into the pool or beach ask for the first floor. If you stay on the second floor you have to enter from the parking lot side and although you have a beautiful patio looking at the pool and ocean you have to walk and take stairs to get to the water.
Reviewed August 11, 2013
Have stayed at Isla Grand for many years. First trip with my 9 year old Granddaughter (By Myself). One of those memorable times you will remember the rest of your life. The staff become friends over the years and always extremely helpful. Always consistent and great service and food. Whiskey Shack is a blast with Rick and Raffeto the best bartenders in the U.S.
Great place for families and would always recommend
San Antonio, TX
Reviewed August 5, 2013
WE had 45 of us go there last September and had so much fun that 35 of us are going back this coming Sept. 2013 for a 4 day trip
The food at the Hotel is great and down the way Louies is also great
Pier 19is good for lunch & margaritas.
We also had a good time on the beach and the water was so clear you could be chest deep & still see your feet.
Reviewed July 29, 2013
We checked in on Thursday, 7/25 and checked out on Sunday, 7/26. Our family travels ALOT, so we are probably considered “hotel snobs” but we let the staff know that when we checked in. We booked a 2 bed/ 2 bath condo. According to the staff all of the condos are individually owned so they can’t guarantee that the rooms are all updated the same. Our first room had a wonderful view, a wrap-around balcony, granite countertops however the fridge was old and the furniture was dated. Based on the price we paid per night we requested another room, it took about an hour but Omar the manager accommodated our request. The condos have full kitchens with a stove/oven, flatware, cooking utensils, plates, glasses etc. All condos face the beach, pools and tennis courts.
We stopped in Port Isabel to purchase snacks, bottled water etc.
This hotel has full beach access, two pools, a pool bar, etc. the photos are an accurate depiction. The grounds are beautiful and clean.
It’s extremely difficult to keep everything clean at a beachfront hotel so at the end of the day yes there is sand in the pool. No big deal, I’ve experienced the same in Jamaica, Cancun and Hawaii.
The staff throughout the hotel was extremely friendly and attentive. The buffet breakfast at the Windjammer was tasty and included made to order omelettes, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage and pancakes.
We absolutely loved the hamburgers prepared at the grill by the pool! You gotta try them! Real charbroiled beef burgers!
Back at the Isla Grand again!
Once more the friendliness and professionalism of the staff made our stay
wonderful. Manager David Gracia made us feel like we were family when we
entered the Windjammer Restaurant. The food and accommodations were out of
this world! The view of the Gulf of Mexico was amazing.
“The service and staff are tops.”
I have traveled through out the world and to discover this type of service in my own backyard is awesome. Recently I hosted my motor cycle club Christmas party (apprx 600 guest) at the Isla Grand Resort and the service and accommodations were the best. The service and attention to details provided by all of the Isla were great. I would definitely recommend the Isla Grand to anyone wanting an unforgettable experience. The management was available throughout the entire stay and event to assist with any unforeseen issues. I would highly recommend the Isla Grand Resort South Padre Island to anyone wanting to host an unforgettable event.
Los Canales/La Familia Motor Cycle Club
South Texas Chapter
Stayed December 2012
“Hands down best resort on the Island!”
Hands down Isla Grand is the best resort/hotel on SPI. Great beachfront location, fabulous pool and pool side bar, great on-site restaurant (ask for David – he’s our favorite manager), on-site bar with large TV’s and great music for dancing! Great for family and adult only getaways! We always look forward to the annual Redfish Rodeo ladies only fishing tournament headquartered at the Isla Grand. I’m one that normally loves going “off-campus” however you really don’t need to when you have everything right there!. Book your next stay in SPI at Isla Grand, and you wont regret it!
Room Tip: We prefer pool side rooms!
“Isla Grand Resort – S Padre Island, Great accommodations and staff”
What a FANTASTIC place to stay!!! Awesome and pet friendly as well… *****
Five Star *****
Had a great time. Great staff with great accommodations. Very pet friendly and perfect for a getaway. I recommend this resort to those of you who are unfamiliar with the Island and just looking for a great place to stay. The staff was unbelievably kind and courteous. The main restaurant was phenomenal with a great view. My comments don’t do justice to the fantastic, fun, romantic time you will have here. Thanks to the managers Omar and Agustin for great personal service as well. Looking forward to our next visit.
Our second visit was even better, Bar By the pool was nice, the Quarterdeck Sport Bar had a Great Band, and we were able to watch the Spurs game with good attention from the wait staff.
and George at the Front desk was very accommodating when we requested a room change for beach access.“Isla Stay”Roland C- TripadvisorFamily Oriented resort with plenty of stuff for kids. Very clean rooms. Excellent staff! For the past two years, my family and I have been staying here, and we love it. Kids enjoy the stay and the beachfront scenery is awesome. Can’t beat the pool along with bar next to it. And for the night time you can’t beat the quarter deck with wife and kids. The resort is clean and this is the BEST place to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!