We spent two nights at the Super 8 on South Padre Island, Texas. We found a ridiculously cheap AA rate of $54 a night and combined with American Airlines Rewards tickets we had a cheap trip to Texas!
The Super 8 is more of a place where people stay for a week or so. The room came with a kitchenette and some families were grilling outside their rooms in the parking lot. We walked across the parking lot to the Big Donkey for Mexican food for dinner. (Food was great!)
Beach access is up a block from the hotel on Gulf Blvd. Daughter is old enough to carry her own items and we would walk to the beach each day. I am very happy to pay $100 less a day and walk the 5 minutes to the beach.
There is a pool and hot tub at the Super 8. Kind of different, they are behind a large locked gate to the front of the hotel… This pic is from Super 8. It was always dark when we got to the pool after dinner and watching the sunset. The pool was very crowded each night but they never seems to stop kids.
We would stay at the Super 8 again. It was very clean and it didn’t bother me to have people cooking in the parking lot. I had read up on the hotel before we visited and was not surprised to see it. If that gets someone a vacation and they are doing it safely and away from my room I could careless!
Super 8 South Padre Island
4205 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 US
More information can be found here: http://www.super8.com/hotels/texas/south-padre-island/super-8-south-padre-island/hotel-overview