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Top 14 Beachfront Resorts in Texas

The Gulf Coast of Texas is home to a number of charming cities offering luxury accommodations. If you choose to stay in one of Texas’ beach towns, such as South Padre or Galveston, then do yourself a favor by staying in a beachfront property. The oceanfront accommodations on this list offer both luxury rooms and suites and easy access to the beach. Enjoy the Texas coast from the best beachfront resorts and hotels in the Lone Star State.

Grand Galvez, Galveston Grand Galvez
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Grand Galvez, Galveston

Enjoy views of the Gulf Coast during your next stay at Grand Galvez in Galveston. This luxury resort was actually built in 1911 and has grown into a sophisticated stay that is steps away from the beach. With a heated indoor pool, on-site spa, and ocean views from almost every room, you can enjoy your time inside before exploring Galveston’s top attractions. When the weather is nice, there is no need to travel far to enjoy the sand, sun, and fun that Galveston has to offer, as Grand Galvez is within walking distance of both the beach and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

Key Amenities:

  • Ocean views from nearly every room

  • Home to a heated indoor pool and spa

  • Steps from the beach and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Galveston The San Luis Resort
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The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Galveston

A top beachfront hotel in Galveston, The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center features spacious rooms, perfect for couples, families, and even business travelers. The San Luis Resort, home to an on-site spa and conference center, sits on 32 acres. You don’t even have to leave the resort grounds to enjoy a great meal since there are plenty of both dining and shopping options here. You won’t regret booking an ocean-view room at The San Luis Resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to an on-site spa and conference center

  • Multiple dining and shopping options on-site

  • Option to book an ocean-view room

The Galvestonian, Galveston The Galvestonian
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The Galvestonian, Galveston

Enjoy private beach access at The Galvestonian found on Galveston Island. The Galvestonian is one of the few beachfront hotels in the city that actually offers direct access to the beach along the seawall. The Galvestonian is located right on the beach with private beach access, and the beach here is groomed and free of seaweed. Also, you don’t even have to walk to the beach to enjoy the beach views since beachfront balconies are found in each condo. This relaxed accommodation option also features an indoor heated pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct beach access to a groomed and seaweed-free beach

  • Beachfront balconies in every condo

  • Access to an indoor heated pool

Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island Isla Grand Beach Resort
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Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island

A top family resort in Texas, Isla Grand Beach Resort offers a tranquil beachfront setting surrounded by 10 acres of tropical foliage. You’ll have views of the sand and the sea from nearly every vantage point, including many of the rooms. A mix of condos and hotel rooms, all have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to balconies. By booking a condo, most of which include two bedrooms and two bathrooms, you’ll also have a full kitchen. There are two sparkling pools, including a lagoon pool with built-in whirlpool areas, along with poolside seasonal bars. On the beach, you’ll find umbrellas and lounge chairs for rent. Dining options include Windjammer’s Beachfront Cafe, a buffet eatery with indoor/outdoor seating, and themed nights. At the Hammerhead Deck enjoy international fare with sunset views, and occasional live music.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in a mix of condos and hotel rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and balconies

  • Two swimming pools, including a lagoon pool with a built-in whirlpool and poolside seasonal bar

  • Umbrellas and lounge chairs available for rent on the beach

  • Multiple on-site dining options, including several with live music and themed nights

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach, South Padre Island La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Padre Island Beach, South Padre Island

The South Padre La Quinta Inn & Suites offers a budget-friendly stay in an ideal beachfront location along a quieter stretch of sands at the northern end of South Padre Island. Many of the rooms come with small balconies that have at least a partial ocean view, and all have 32″ flat-screen cable TVs, Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. When you aren’t soaking up the sun on the beach, there’s an outdoor pool to lounge around and enjoy refreshing dips, along with a Jacuzzi for stress-melting soaks. There’s no restaurant for lunch or dinner, but a complimentary breakfast is provided, and there’s a bar with basic snacks and drinks.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms come with small balconies, minifridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers

  • Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi

  • Complimentary breakfast is served daily

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront - South Padre Island Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
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Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront - South Padre Island

Located on the north side of South Padre Island, across from the convention and visitors bureau, Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront offers a picturesque oceanfront location with easy access to idyllic sandy beaches via a boardwalk. The rooms have spacious balconies, some of which boast ocean views, while all feature free Wi-Fi, 32″ flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers. There’s a big pool with two hot tubs and a separate kids’ pool along with a small fitness center. Enjoy seasonal poolside drink service, room service until late, and several dining options, including the Great American Grill.

Key Amenities:

  • Steps from the sand and boardwalk

  • Rooms feature balconies, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers

  • Home to a swimming pool, two hot tubs, a kids’ pool, and a small fitness center

  • Multiple dining and drinking options, including poolside drink service, room service, and an American grill

Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites, Galveston Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites
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Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites, Galveston

Located right on the Seawall beachfront on Galveston Island, Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites offers rooms that are more like self-contained condos, complete with small kitchens, separate bedrooms and living rooms, bunk beds for kids, and private balconies with picturesque gulf views where you can relax to the sounds of the waves. There’s no restaurant on-site, but you can save on dining out by using your fully-equipped kitchen, and there are plenty of dining options nearby, including several within just one block. The property includes an outdoor pool and hot tub, guest laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Key Amenities:

  • Condo-like rooms with small kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, and private balconies

  • Outdoor pool with a hot tub

  • Access to guest laundry facilities

My Sapphire South Padre, South Padre Island My Sapphire South Padre
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My Sapphire South Padre, South Padre Island

For those looking for great accommodations in South Padre, look no further than My Sapphire Condominiums. Each unit at My Sapphire features a balcony that overlooks either the beach or the bay. A stay here is perfect for one person or a whole family. Families will love taking advantage of the teen game room and the two swimming pools, while couples may find relaxation at the full-service spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Balconies off every unit overlooking either the beach or bay

  • Home to two swimming pools and a full-service spa

  • Access to a game room

Peninsula Island Resort & Spa, South Padre Island Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
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Peninsula Island Resort & Spa, South Padre Island

This resort in South Padre offers guests a nice walkway directly to the beach. With such great amenities, such as an on-site spa, an outdoor pool, and an on-site bar, you may never want to leave Peninsula Island Resort & Spa. The two or three-bedroom suites at this resort truly offer a luxury experience, with porcelain countertops, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a relaxing balcony.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in two- and three-bedroom suites with well-equipped kitchenettes and balconies

  • On-site spa and bar

  • Outdoor pool on-site and within steps of the beach

La Copa Inn Resort, South Padre Island La Copa Inn Resort

La Copa Inn Resort, South Padre Island

La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is another South Padre hotel found right on the beach. This hotel is located close to not only the beach but also family-friendly hotspots like Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Isla Blanca State Park. Start your day off here with a breakfast buffet, and don’t forget to reserve your parasailing or jet ski adventure right from the concierge desk at La Copa. After a long day exploring South Padre, have a nice dinner at the oceanfront restaurant found right at La Copa Inn.

Key Amenities:

  • Located right on the beach and close to Schlitterbahn and Isla Blanca State Park

  • On-site dining options including a breakfast buffet and an oceanfront restaurant

  • Concierge desk available for booking local tours and activities

Capri Beach Hotel, Corpus Christi Capri Beach Hotel
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Capri Beach Hotel, Corpus Christi

Located right on the beach next to the USS Lexington Museum, a WWII-era ship turned floating museum, and just a few minutes walk from the Texas State Aquarium, the charming family-run Capri Beach Hotel offers an ideal location for a fun seaside getaway. Every room includes free Wi-Fi, a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffeemaker, and complimentary bottled water. A free continental breakfast is provided every morning too. The highlight is direct access to the long, soft white sands and crystal-clear blue waters.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, and complimentary bottled water

  • Free continental breakfast every morning

  • Direct beach access and within walking distance of the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington Museum

Best Western Plus Galveston Suites - Galveston Best Western Plus Galveston Suites
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Best Western Plus Galveston Suites - Galveston

Located just steps from Seawall Urban Park on the beachfront in Galveston, Best Western Plus Galveston Suites offers a more secluded feel than many of the other hotels on the main beachfront road, along with more affordable rates. Despite that, it has a rather impressive list of amenities which include a nice outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center, and a complimentary breakfast buffet with hot items like eggs and waffles. Snacks are available for purchase 24/7 at the front desk. The rooms are what you’d expect from this standard chain hotel, all featuring 32″ flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, minifridges, and microwaves. Some have distant views of the ocean too.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature coffeemakers, minifridges, and microwaves, some with ocean views in the distance

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily

  • Access to an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a business center

The Island House Beach Front Condo Hotel, Corpus Christi The Island House Beach Front Condo Hotel
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The Island House Beach Front Condo Hotel, Corpus Christi

The Island House Beach Front Condo Hotel offers beachfront access and an upscale, family-friendly feel. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo units all have fully equipped kitchens, cable TVs, private patios or balconies, and are so close to the waves you’ll be able to enjoy the sounds of the water breaking on the shore. There are BBQ grills for cookouts, a sparkling outdoor pool, and activities like fishing or horseback riding can be enjoyed too.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo units with full kitchens and private patios or balconies

  • BBQ grills available for guest use

  • Access to an outdoor pool

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach, Galveston DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach, Galveston

Steps from beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and iHome docking stations. Some have balconies with ocean views. There’s an outdoor pool with a swim-up deck and bar, a 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness cardio equipment and free weights, and guests enjoy free loaner bikes too. If you don’t want to pedal, there’s a free shuttle that will bring you to popular spots on the island, like the pier. Enjoy dining on fresh seafood and classic American fare at the Foxtail restaurant, access to laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious rooms with minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers, some with balconies and ocean views

  • Outdoor pool with a swim-up deck and bar

  • Access to a fitness center, loaner bikes, and laundry facilities

  • Free shuttle to the popular local spots

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