If you are coming from out of town, you may want to consider our sponsors, Holiday Inn Beach Hotel and the Comfort Suites North Padre Island. Both hotels are very close to the race start. Holiday Inn is on the beach and Comfort Suites is right across the street. (Map)
They are offering very special rates of $89/night to Surf-n-Turf runners. Just say you are with the Surf-n-Turf race. (If they cannot find the special rate, ask them to look on the "sales activity list.") The rates are good for both Friday and Saturday nights.
You can walk straight to the start from either hotel. If you are driving, you will need to go out to the main road (Park Road 22), since there is a sand section between the hotel and the pavilion.