Port Isabel hotels are a unique choice for lodging during a South Padre vacation. Near the barrier island of South Padre Island is Port Isabel. This area on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the last piece of mainland before crossing a causeway over to South Padre. If you’re trying to find accommodation and everything is already reserved, Port Isabel is a good place to look. Other reasons to choose Port Isabel hotels over hotels on the island include easy access to fishing, affordable hotels, and a quieter atmosphere than South Padre Island.
There are certain times of year when South Padre Island becomes very crowded. The first annual event is in March, when hoards of spring break college students wanting to let off a little steam descend on South Padre Island. Some students don’t make their reservations until last minute, and even once flights are booked, have a hard time finding a hotel. While the action and nightlife is definitely on South Padre Island, it is possible to choose Port Isabel hotels as an affordable and convenient option.
Port Isabel does have its own draws as well. It has its own beach, facing South Padre Island, and is a great starting point for fishing excursions. Beyond a lack of hotel rooms on the island, another reason people choose Port Isabel hotels is budget. The options here are very affordable in order to compete with hotels on the island. Options for Port Isabel hotels include the Casa Rosa Inn, the Southwind Inn, and Marchan’s White Sand Motel.
The Casa Rosa Inn is the newest hotel in the area, and it has a variety of rooms and suites with whirlpool baths available. There is an outdoor swimming pool and spa, and the rooms all include microwaves, mini refrigerators, and cable TV. The décor includes Spanish tiles and a Mediterranean feel, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There are options for booking a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months at the Casa Rosa, which helps with flexibility as well.
There are also a few options of higher quality, including the very recently renovated Port Isabel Yacht Club and Hotel. There are 22 guest rooms, each with its own distinctive style, but all fit into the overall Old-World concept of the hotel. All rooms include a TV, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer, and there are various options for beds and bathroom facilities such as tub-and-shower combinations. The Port Isabel Yacht Club is a great option for large events, so if you’re planning a South Padre Island wedding, this is one place to consider.
These days Port Isabel is also known for having options for RVs and trailers. If you’re planning a driving trip to this area of Texas, you might find an option for an RV park in Port Isabel easier than on South Padre Island. Travelers who are on a tight budget aren’t always forced to choose Port Isabel however. On the island there are many choices for budget motels and inns. Another option to consider is vacation rentals, which might be affordable after splitting the cost amongst a group of friends. Wherever you decide to stay in this region, the constant sunshine, great nightlife, and beach activities will combine for a great stay.