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Lindale
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The hotel was not fancy but did offer a clean room, cable tv, kitchen and pool. The location was great and convenient for getting to the beach and to downtown. We are planning a trip again this summer to Port Isabell with the entire family and my teenage daughter requested we return to the same hotel. You are on the...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Just spent three nights and found it to work really well for my fishing trip. Rooms are very clean. Good food in restaurant. Excellent for boat mooring and services for gas,ice and typical supplies. General manager Randy offered his power washer and water supply to clean my boat. All employees were very courteous and helpful. Very good option Lamar

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Portland, Texas
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This motel is bare bones for a low price. It provides the basic necessities like a bed, bath, toilet, etc. The blankets and towels are thin and bring your own soap/shampoo. They do have basic cable TV and a pool but I didn't try out the pool. I was there with a friend to fish so we used the boat...

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1Thank inglesidejohn
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I stayed over for the weekend here at White Sands Motel with my boyfriend to spend time in South Padre. This is a perfect place. The room has everything you need, small kitchen, TV, restroom and big enough beds. It was super close to the bridge of South Padre. Port Isabel has lots of fast food restaurants and places to...

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Fast friendly staff. Quiet setting and a view of the Inner Coastal water way from the dinning-room more food than I could eat at once. The meals came with eggs, breakfast meat, home fries, toast, and also french toast or a pancake. I can't tell anything about the hotel as we didn't stay there.

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2Thank tinl0af
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The White Sands is clean and comfortable. No frills, but 60-75% less (minimum) than to the prices of rooms on Padre Island. Have stayed there several times on church mission trips and will return again this summer.

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1Thank Walls5
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Very decent for the price. This place has all the essentials, it's safe, all the personnel is nice and helpful. Loved the Doubleday bar next door - this is where you can have a very late dinner with some drinks without a need to drive anywhere afterwards!

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5Thank Flammka T
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a good place to stay, esp. if you want to save some money and still be close to South Padre Island. It was dated but clean and safe. I would recommend it to the budget minded traveler. The restaurant next door is very good. We would stay there again.

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3Thank wesnoon
Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I rated this last year -- this year it does not appear to have improved a lot. It's old. I will say that the room was clean. The quality of the linens were questionable. I went down the street to Walmart and bought some towels to sleep on. My concern was some tiny flying bus that were everywhere in the...

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7Thank Bobbi A
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The White Sands Motel was the perfect place for us to stay in Port Isabel. In fact it was our favorite motel of the five where we stayed in south Texas. Situated on the water at a marina, the views were interesting and the proximity to water was a big plus. We stayed in a room with a kitchenette. Immaculately...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about White Sands Motel

Address: 418 State Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2401
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Isabel
Price Range: RM440 - RM546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — White Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure they give you a room with kitchenette (if you need one)”
flammkat, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“ask for a kitchenette”
Richard_Milsom, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are nice ,but the kitchenettes overlooking water are great!”
donniew299, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Make sure to call before going as the rooms go fast. They do have a little quaint restaurant attached to hotel, but I believe it is different from the hotel. Nice breakfast.”
L6588ONjeffs, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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