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1 Bedroom at Historic Queen Isabel Inn - A5

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Room in boutique hotel
hosted by John
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Room in boutique hotel hosted by John
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Sparkling clean
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
The Historic Queen Isabel Inn is a private and quiet getaway, perfect for mature couples, business travelers, & fishermen. As a guest, you will have access to the swimming pool and cabana with views of South Padre Island and the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. If you're a fisherman, you'll love our fishing docks, boat ramp, boat slips and fish cleaning table located directly on the bay. All Spring Break guests unaccompanied by parents must be 25. No late Check-in without prior approval.

The space
The Queen Isabel Inn, A Texas Historic Landmark & The Valley’s Oldest Seaside Resort

The Queen, built in 1906, is a Texas historic landmark and proud to have been honored by the Texas Historical Commission as a Texas Treasure in 2006. As the Laguna Madre area’s first hotel, built next to the Rio Grande Railroad Depot linking Point Isabel to Brownsville, the Queen became the first seaside resort in South Texas and for over a century has served as the venue for countless social events in our area’s history.

At the time of its construction, then President Theodore Roosevelt had popularized hunting, fishing, and outdoor activity as part of the conservation movement. Inspired by this movement, the Queen, originally named the Point Isabel Tarpon Fishing Club, was built by Ceasar Kleberg, the nephew of Robert J. Kleberg, the general manager of the King Ranch. Ceasar Kleberg became one of South Texas’ most prominent conservationists. The Ceasar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife was founded at Texas A&I University in 1946.

The Queen hosted President-Elect Warren Harding in November, 1920, during his post-election vacation to South Texas. Ironically, the Queen’s manager, Dr. James Hockaday, was well known locally as “the only man in Point Isabel that did not vote for Harding.” Nevertheless, President Harding was warmly welcomed and proudly displayed his catch of the day to those in the dining room before it was cooked for him. From all accounts, the president enjoyed his stay before continuing his cruise to the newly opened Panama Canal.

Dr. Hockaday was an avid fisherman and in his desire to bring more tourists to the coast during the hot month of August, in 1934 he founded The Rio Grande Valley Fishing Rodeo, later to become known as the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Until it needed a much larger venue, TIFT held its annual tournament parties at the Queen. As Point Isabel’s only physician, Dr. Hockaday became its most beloved resident and served as Mayor of Port Isabel for five terms from 1956 through 1966.

The local Rotary Club was founded by several prominent residents at the Queen in 1936 and the club held its weekly Saturday luncheon meetings there until the price for lunch was increased from 35 cents to 50 cents. As the automobile became more popular, the railroad was less traveled and eventually ceased operation. However, throughout the 20th Century the Queen remained the area’s predominant setting for formal parties, school proms, weddings, and meeting venue for civic organizations and club meetings. And yes, the Rotary Club has been back to have its special celebrations.

Dozens of visitors come to the Queen every year to reminisce about their vacation as children, their wedding or honeymoon, or simply the elegant dinner they enjoyed in the dining room many years ago. Although jets and automobiles have replaced the railroad, the Queen remains as the oldest hotel and business in Cameron County. The Queen began tourism to the South Padre Island­ / Port Isabel area and continues to be the perfect getaway for couples who want to be close to the beach but avoid the crowds and traffic on South Padre Island.

Guest access
As a Queen Isabel Inn guest you will have full access to our quiet and private grounds, boat ramp, boat slips, fishing docks and fish cleaning table, swimming pool, poolside cabana, gas and charcoal BBQ pits, and hotel lobby. Please follow all rules.

Other things to note
Please let us know if you will be bringing a boat trailer or any other large vehicles prior to making your reservation so that we can appropriately accommodate you.
The Historic Queen Isabel Inn is a private and quiet getaway, perfect for mature couples, business travelers, & fisherme…
The Historic Queen Isabel Inn is a private and quiet getaway, perfect for mature couples, business travelers, & fishermen. As a guest, you will have access to the swimming pool and cabana with views of South Padre Island and the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. If you're a fisherman, you'll love our fishing docks, boat ramp, boat slips and fish cleaning table located directly on the bay. All Spring Break guests unaccompanied by parents must be 25. No late Check-in without prior approval.

The space
The Queen Isabel Inn, A Texas Historic Landmark & The Valley’s Oldest Seaside Resort

The Queen, built in 1906, is a Texas historic landmark and proud to have been honored by the Texas Historical Commission as a Texas Treasure in 2006. As the Laguna Madre area’s first hotel, built next to the Rio Grande Railroad Depot linking Point Isabel to Brownsville, the Queen became the first seaside resort in South Texas and for over a century has served as the venue for countless social events in our area’s history.

At the time of its construction, then President Theodore Roosevelt had popularized hunting, fishing, and outdoor activity as part of the conservation movement. Inspired by this movement, the Queen, originally named the Point Isabel Tarpon Fishing Club, was built by Ceasar Kleberg, the nephew of Robert J. Kleberg, the general manager of the King Ranch. Ceasar Kleberg became one of South Texas’ most prominent conservationists. The Ceasar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife was founded at Texas A&I University in 1946.

The Queen hosted President-Elect Warren Harding in November, 1920, during his post-election vacation to South Texas. Ironically, the Queen’s manager, Dr. James Hockaday, was well known locally as “the only man in Point Isabel that did not vote for Harding.” Nevertheless, President Harding was warmly welcomed and proudly displayed his catch of the day to those in the dining room before it was cooked for him. From all accounts, the president enjoyed his stay before continuing his cruise to the newly opened Panama Canal.

Dr. Hockaday was an avid fisherman and in his desire to bring more tourists to the coast during the hot month of August, in 1934 he founded The Rio Grande Valley Fishing Rodeo, later to become known as the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Until it needed a much larger venue, TIFT held its annual tournament parties at the Queen. As Point Isabel’s only physician, Dr. Hockaday became its most beloved resident and served as Mayor of Port Isabel for five terms from 1956 through 1966.

The local Rotary Club was founded by several prominent residents at the Queen in 1936 and the club held its weekly Saturday luncheon meetings there until the price for lunch was increased from 35 cents to 50 cents. As the automobile became more popular, the railroad was less traveled and eventually ceased operation. However, throughout the 20th Century the Queen remained the area’s predominant setting for formal parties, school proms, weddings, and meeting venue for civic organizations and club meetings. And yes, the Rotary Club has been back to have its special celebrations.

Dozens of visitors come to the Queen every year to reminisce about their vacation as children, their wedding or honeymoon, or simply the elegant dinner they enjoyed in the dining room many years ago. Although jets and automobiles have replaced the railroad, the Queen remains as the oldest hotel and business in Cameron County. The Queen began tourism to the South Padre Island­ / Port Isabel area and continues to be the perfect getaway for couples who want to be close to the beach but avoid the crowds and traffic on South Padre Island.

Guest access
As a Queen Isabel Inn guest you will have full access to our quiet and private grounds, boat ramp, boat slips, fishing docks and fish cleaning table, swimming pool, poolside cabana, gas and charcoal BBQ pits, and hotel lobby. Please follow all rules.

Other things to note
Please let us know if you will be bringing a boat trailer or any other large vehicles prior to making your reservation so that we can appropriately accommodate you.
The Historic Queen Isabel Inn is a private and quiet getaway, perfect for mature couples, business travelers, & fishermen. As a guest, you will have access to the swimming pool and cabana with views of South P…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Cable TV
Hair dryer
Dryer
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

5.0 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
5.0 (13 reviews)

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Location

Address
300 S Garcia St, Port Isabel, TX 78578, USA

Port Isabel, Texas, United States

The Queen is conveniently located next to popular restaurant, Pelican Station. Pelican Station is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You are also walking distance to the the Port Isabel Lighthouse, Lighthouse Square, friendly retail stores, museums, art galleries, and several other popular restaurants. We have a map for you at the front desk & local coupons to review when you arrive.
The Queen is conveniently located next to popular restaurant, Pelican Station. Pelican Station is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You are also walking distance to the the Port Isabel Lighthouse, Li…

Hosted by John

Joined in February 2017
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Owner of the Historic Queen Isabel Inn
During your stay
Hotel staff and management are on-site daily and can be reached anytime by phone.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour

Things to know

Check-in: 13:00 - 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events