"Always treats us well"
The location of this hotel makes it a favorite weekend destination for us. The staff is consistently very friendly. It is an easy place to just "be" and to relax. As Arnold says, "I'll be back!"Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First time at corpus Christi"
The staff were really accommodating and attentive to request and handling issues, highlight of the stay. The restaurant needs more staff and windows cleaned on a route schedule. The whole hotel needs to be updated, the rooms are on the small side, compared to todays norm. The pool pump needs to be quitter, emits a high pitch. Beach was over come with […] seaweed and bugs, appeared to be no system or attempt to clear away in front of hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was just a walk down to the beach. The outside bar by the pool was a nice touch. Never did use the indoor restaurant ( Did not want to pay for breakfast), brought our own breakfast meals. Gift shop was a bit pricey, better off going to one of the countless ones on the strip. Only complaint about the room was that the carpets were pretty dirty, […] which is probably due to the foot traffic from the beach. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Overall, I would recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel on public beach"
Hotel was right on public beach and easy walk to clean beach. Room was clean and staff was constantly sweeping up in lobby. Beds were comfortable no issues.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Being right on the beach was wonderful and I was surprised they kept the hotel as clean as they did. Cafe could have better service & food. Rooms were clean and housekeeping polite and prompt on any requests. Beach was nice & bringing a canopy & folding chairs would be a good idea next visit! We will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beach Vacation on a Highway"
Hotel was right on beach which was nice and hotel staff was VERY friendly. Food in hotel was AWFUL - after first morning buffet for $12 of which only toast was edible left hotel for all other meals. Hotel is very dated, but rooms were comfortable and clean. Beach in front of hotel is packed with trucks and has a busy "road" on it so we had to keep a […] close eye on our children to ensure they stayed out of the traffic, not something you expect on a beach. But kiddos had fun and the pool was clean and we enjoyed that as well. Overall, a great weekend despite the setbacks of beach traffic and bad food. Last two thoughts - good places to eat are within a 5 minute drive and watch out for blue jelly fish on the shoreline. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hall ways were hot no a/c our room was not ready til 6:30 and our check in time was 4. Overall the room was nice a/c in room was excellentGenuine Expedia guest review
"for a quick trip with easy beach access"
The hotel was good on the outside, but you could tell it was rather dated. This did not bother me too much as I just wanted beach access. The beach is right behind the pool but does not provide a reserved section for hotel guests which would have been nice. Also, the public is allowed to drive on the beach which can be annoying if you're not expecting […] it. When we first got to our floor it smelled highly of some type of chemical which didn't go away the entriety of the trip and our room had an awful smell as well. We did spend the majority of time of the beach, but for the price we paid for the room, I would sooner find a condo to rent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, but the place was a bit shabby."
Not the cleanest of rooms, but we didn't pay to stay in the hotel room. We spent much of our time at the beach just out the door.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The bed were too high for my mother and the toilets were too low. They do have handicap rooms. If you are needing normal bed and toilet heights, request a handicap room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time for a group of close friends!"
I took my sister, best friend and aunt here for my sister's bday and we had a blast! There's a tiki bar at the pool and the beach a few steps from there. The bar drinks were reasonably priced and the staff was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel right on the beach!"
The hotel itself was nice. They are right in the beach however the beach itself is not that great. The pool was okay, nothing spectacular and the pool bar/snack shack was expensive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfect right on the beach"
great location. Comfy bed. Friendly front desk. Very Friendly front desk! Restaurant short on staff, terrible service, they need experienced servers.Having been a server myself, I see untrained and inexperienced servers. Food OK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel on the beach"
The room was nice and clean. We had dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Very limited menu. Not a very good view of the ocean because the windows are cloudy. We checked out on a Tuesday morning around 10:00am, no one at the coffee bar or at the gift shop.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place for the price. Right on the beach. Cool little outside bar. Nice staff. I was surprised that they didn't have a little store inside to get a candy bar or something. One complaint is that the hot water is unreasonably hot; like dangerously hot. Great place though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed the hotel location. While the hotel is in need of a makeover, the location and friendly staff made up for it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the beach"
Not sure why it was going to cost be $100 extra a night for ocean views as the hotel was nowhere near capacity?Genuine Expedia guest review
Was very nice but did not like the high price, $25, for the dinner buffet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
On arrival, I was able to check in with little difficulty. I was happy that the hotel was right on the beach with easy access. The bar was acceptable but small. The band plays Friday Saturday and Sunday afternoon. A lot of folks come to the hotel for the band so in the evening there is a parking issue. The room was clean. The bed was OK. The partial […] view is aptly described....partial. My only real complaint was the restaurant. It was Friday night, and they served a "buffet" of sea food. The cost was 24.99 for adults and 9.99 for children. My Wife and I went there Friday night and were eventually seated. The wait staff never came back to the table after that. We waited for ten minutes as other tables were seated and orders taken. The restaurant is probably understaffed, and the staff they had looked like they may have come from local shelter. One of the male servers stunk and had his underwear showing with his pants pulled down. After seeing the staff and being ignored, we left and went to a place back toward the bridge that served the best hamburgers I've ever tasted. I guess I should be thankful for the neglect. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel next to beach"
The restaurant had delicious food. It was nice to sit at the window and look out at the beach and water. When we were there, the wind was very strong and it was cold. This put us at a disadvantage since it was too windy and too cold to walk on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"CLose to beach"
The people were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is on a very nice clean beach.It is a little inconvenient if you plan to visit sights in Corpus itself. Our only problem was the bad weatherstripping under the door to the balcony. We had to cover the bottom of the door with a towel to prevent it from howling all night with the wind.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We came here a little over 2 years ago and enjoyed our stay and finally had a chance to get away for the weekend with our 2 year old. When we checked in, we ask for the roll-away and the front desk stated they don't have any and if we wanted the best they could do was an inflatable mattress. We took the inflatable mattress yet we called the front desk […] for a replacement one over and over again. They all had leaks. Inflatable mattress #4 was finally the winner. When we were exhausted from being at the beach all day, we went to our room and then the insanely LOUD music began outside our hotel window at the "Sand Bar" downstairs by the pool. The music was extremely loud that we couldn't listen to our TV. We rented a off-road-type-golf-cart downstairs to ride along the beach. We had to go change the cart twice. The entire hotel needs work, updates and the staff needs some serious training. No one is professional at all, no one has answers or solutions, and for a service type business as a hotel, this is unacceptable. The owners and upper management seriously need to bring this place back up to par. I myself am a business man & family man and this place isn't the place for either business or family time. It is unfortunate the amount of money I invested in this stay and although we made the best of it, we will never be back nor recommend this place to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My weekend in Padre at the Holiday Inn."
Nice humble hotel. Great value and affordable. My fiancee and I really enjoyed the stay here. Nice convenient location near beach. Food was okay but there was plenty of restaurants in the area. Definitely will come back to stay here!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quick Family Fun Trip"
Location excellent. Amenities were great! However, the room had quite a few issues. Staff was incredibly friendly and tried to remedy everything possible immediately. Upon check in large bathroom towels, soap and kleenex were missing from the room. Vaccuming had not been done at all along the wall and the floor. Clock was not plugged in. When we moved […] the nightstand out to plug the clock in we discoverd a hanging broken switchplate. Even worse a pile of trash, empty food containers, water bottles, a soda can and dead crickets were hiding behind it. The hotel staff sent maintenence to clean and fix everything but the fan immediately, within minutes. Lights on the ceiling were full of dead bugs. Patch repair job in the bathroom was not done well and was falling off and balconey railing extremely wobbly. We received several apologies, 4 free drinks at the bar and free breakfast the next morning. Food in the restaurant was good and fully stocked. Very understaffed making service slow. Friendless of the servers and apparent teamwork made up for the long waits. We spent very little time in the room and because they were so friendly and quick to fix things we were ok putting up with the problems. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Expected a lot more.. or should had costed less."
Hotel quality of facilities, rooms, and service is very disappointing. I would be OK for half the price. I paid 2 benjamins per night for 1 King Room with partial ocean view. I got a small, smelly bathroom. Room itself is small with very dirty windows to look out from. Quality of furniture is Super8 motel kind. The paint, tile, and ceiling wood trims […] are all done very poorly and looks bad. Very, very, very small elevators. Had to use service elevator for my bell cart. No breakfast included, restaurant offers half of a continental breakfast for 12 per person. Horrible restaurant service. Access to beach is not direct or private. Trucks are driving right behind you on the beach Pools and hot spa very very small I have stayed in 30 different kinds of hotels from Super8 and Motel6 to Grand Haytts and Executive Hiltons and Marriots and everything in between. I don't look for the most expensive or luxurious but I don't go the cheapest. I like paying the worth of what I get. This time I got robbed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The front service staff was not very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel on the beach"
The good reviews for this hotel were very good, but the bad ones were really bad. I decided to book the hotel here because of it being right on the beach and the management always responded when there was a bad review which showed me that they were trying to make improvements, however I was very nervous about the stay. The lobby is pleasing and the […] staff was very nice. The hotel right on the beach was a plus! The only down side was that the hotel room windows do not open (maybe book a balcony next time?) and the room smelled musty. I had to spray perfume around and my daughter's allergy started to act up. The bathrooms seemed to be updated with new tile and the sheets were white and clean. (I brought extra sheets just in case) I did not see any bugs as mentioned in previous reviews and we did not eat at the restaurant so I can't comment on that either. The pool bar was open on a week day which is a plus!! The other hotels we stayed at didn't have the pool bar open during the week. The view of the gulf was awesome, unfortunately the few days we were in Texas the weather was cold! (always our luck) We stayed the week before Easter and there were no activities on the beach. I would have liked to have done para sailing. We usually book vacation packages where the activities are planned so I guess I'm not used to staying on a beach and there is nothing going on. If I were to come back to the Padres for relaxation, I would stay here again. The price and location was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good place for weekend ... but not for sleep!"
We stayed over a busy weekend when the hotel was booked. So with a big family of kids in the next door room, and paper thin walls ... it was pretty noisy. Though there is a nice pool and sauna, you could only get in the pool because the sauna was always full of kids. If you have anything more than an overnight bag you have to use the service elevator […] because the elevator cabs can only hold 2 or 3 with a couple of light bags ... maybe. Not good if you are looking for a quiet place on the weekend. Otherwise our room was very clean, and the beds comfortable .... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My only complain was during the breakfast ... they run off bread I ask for some but they didn't give it to me , and the menu was really poor , and the windows in the restaurant were dirty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was perfect for our family...direct walk out back steps to a clean beach..pools were smaller then in the pictures..but unless your doing laps perfect to cool off in..Hotel staff Melysa was a doll...very sweet and helpful..thank you!! Hotel room was older but CLEAN!! I saw no bugs at all not even an ant..I would definitely stay there again..EAT […] at DOCS near the bridge..the food and atmosphere was amazing!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"excellent hotel with beach front access"
hotel has every thing to offer and is always available; for suggestions and assistance . great experience. thskGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning on our next trip down there.Genuine Expedia guest review
I felt that the rate was to high for the room we got.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Dining room was suppose to be open at 0700 on Monday, had to get front desk to get someone's attention from the kitchen, and then that person was surprised when we showed up at 0730. She made a statement that nobody ever showed up on a Monday morning before. Makes you wonder why--food was good but way overpriced. Also, had a loud band playing until […] 7PM. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing location right on the beach! Very friendly and helpful staff (especially Abby) dedicated to helping you enjoy your stay. Tons of neat shops and restaurants near by and easy access to the main parts of Corpus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel on the beach"
Great hotel but the only issue I had was that the facet knobs on the sink and bathtub/shower knobs kept coming off. Other that everything was great, especially being right next to the beach. Didn't eat at the restaurant downstairs so I can't speak on that. Rented a golf cart for 3 hours from the gift shop downstairs...little under powered but was fine […] if you stay in the surf and stay out of the dry loose sand. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great stay on the beach"
The view was wonderful, too bad it rained while we were there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spring Break 2014"
The hotel and hotel staff were very nice. Restaurant was a bit slow, I recommend buffet style in the future. The walls were thin and I was disturbed while sleeping by some rowdy neighbors. Overall good experience... Thanks!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"really nice place"
wish we could have stayed longer. nice tiki bar outside by the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Young crew no people skills just a number,maybe it's not the age is just a hotel not very congenial. The hotel I was at the day before was very friendly warm caring treated you like a person made you feel at home what a difference from one day to the next, but I didn't know whether I wanted to stay at the beach for the bay so I rented a room at each […] now I now and boy there's a difference. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was OK, although the bar was closed at 9pm. Guests were noisy throughout and the walls were very thin making sleep difficult.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not What I Expected"
This property is badly in need of renovation! My room was quiet but not up to par with other Holiday Inn properties. Bed was okay but firm. Woke up to make coffee and found a roach that could have carried my bags out to my car in the bathroom. The front lobby was in need a cleaning, and looked bad! Did not attempt to eat in the restaurant as I felt […] like I had gone back in time 15 years. I would not recommend this hotel and the overall experience was not great! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice people but...."
Staff was friendly, however "housekeeping" was knocking on doors at 8:40pm (too late and as unexpected, somewhat suspicious). Also cockroach in room. Dinner--fish was excellent but hush puppies seemed cooked from frozen and beans seemed from a can. Additionally paid a bit extra for beach view.... Directly out window was roof top. You could see beach […] but it wasn't direct. Should be "partial" beach view. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel w/beach view"
I was expecting a beach frontal view for the price that we paid not a beach view along the side of the building.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had never stayed on that portion of the shore south of the Packery channel. The sand was nicer and we saw shells we hadn't seen farther north. The long concrete 'boardwalk' in front of the hotel was nice for walks when you didn't want to get your shoes dirty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Typical beach property."
The hotel is old and in desperate need of remodeling. The gift shop and coffee bar are closed. The restaurant recently failed their health inspection. There was a terrible cover band playing outside in the tiki bar preventing us from sleeping or watching tv. The hotel staff were very friendly and it is unfortunate that Holiday Inn cannot update the […] property as the location was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I loved the location!!!! Rooms are a little dirty (Roaches). The restaurant was not that goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beach, birds, fish, turtles, sand, surf, dolphins."
4 stays in recent years--midwinter to late spring. Great environment and beach access. Steady improvement in room furnishing and staff. We fish and bird and turtle watch in winter or spring--favorite sites on the beachfront at the hotel, in Port Aransas at the jetty, or in the excellent birding sites, or at the UT institute of marine science. Corpus […] Chrisiti is close, convenient and has excellent restaurants both chain and local. Good museum, aquarium, party boats, botanical garden, the Lexington air craft carrier museum for WWII and flying buffs. National seashore has great facilities for all things beach related. Easy access to whooping crane tours from either Port Aransas or Rockport another 20 miles or so to the north. We prefer the tours from Rockport for convenience and shorter boat rides. Sea turtles are seen regularly, swimming near the jetties just North of the hotel in the Packery channel. Mostly green sea turtle juveniles--we haven't seen Kemp Ridleys here, but they are raised and released down the beach at the National Sea Shore. Get information from the national sea shore or at the Marine Science Institute in Port A. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were not expecting a 5star hotel so we were happy with this hotel. Yes, the hotel is a little worn...BUT IT HAS A GREAT VIEW! We could even look out the window and see the ocean from our bed (we were on the 6th floor, side view). And you are directly on the beach so that is an added bonus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK for one night"
Booked an Ocean view through hotels.com but got a Beach view/Partial sea view room when I reached there. They asked me $40 for upgrade to ocean view OR told to call Hotels.com and deal with them since their system doesn't show that and it was a mistake of hotels.com. I had to settle in after a long travel with small kids so agreed to take what they […] offered and the lady at reception offered a free breakfast. Was sort of disappointed by this change. Room was not comfortable for sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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