family with young children
Pros: The beach access is awesome. No busy street to cross, just a 4 minute walk from the hotel down the private boardwalk then down a couple stairs to the sandy beach ! They also offer a place to rinse the sand off. Next door there is a kid playground which is nice. Check in was fast and pleasant, all of the staff from the front desk, the maintenance people, Luis, and the housekeepers were so friendly and welcoming! Breakfast was great, you can choose waffles, bagels, pastries, cereals, apples & coffee, tea, 3 different juices and milk. I had two rooms right next to the laundry room and had NO issues with being disturbed by housekeepers in the morning, as one person had reviewed. The pool was nice and clean, they have a deep one, a kiddie pool and a hot tub. The murals on the walls in the pool area and front desk are so beautiful. Also they have a workout room that i didnt use and coin laundy machines that i did use. The showers were great and had nice and strong water pressure. The beds were so comfy and i loved that they had 3 different firmness of pillows for each queen bed. The mini fridge was great and had a freezer compartment. I loved the selection of channels the tv offered, it was nice to wind down after a day at the beach to cable tv. It was nice that they honored my request to have two rooms next to each other so we were able to open the door in between and hang out with my brother and sister in law. The queen room had 2 queens and twin pullout couch. If you have kids visit the petting barn, sea turtle rescue, and dolphin tours! If you want a good free breakfast, friendly down to earth staff, and a relaxing stay for a great price then come here, you will not regret it! Overall i had a great stay and am looking forward to coming back to the Ramada for many vacations to come!
Cons: I guess if i had to name something it would be the ants and a water bug but honestly they didnt bother me at all. Would not let that stop me from enjoying the Beautiful South Padre Island and get more bang for my buck!