Hotels in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Corpus Christi Introduction

Corpus Christi caters for its visiting wildlife as generously as its vacationing humans. This friendly city on the Gulf of Mexico is a popular base for bird-watching trips to Padre Island National Seashore, an important stop on the Central Flyway migration route. Endangered sea turtles and nesting birds find a protective home on the sand barrier, while the saltwater lagoon provides a secure environment for fish to spawn. The Texas State Aquarium is one of the city’s best-loved visitor attractions, allowing up-close views of the fascinating creatures that inhabit the unique marine ecosystems of the Gulf.

Hotels in Corpus Christi

Thanks to its thriving tourist industry, hotels in Corpus Christi are plentiful, competitively priced, and well-appointed. You’ll be spoiled for choice, with every type of accommodation from 4-star penthouses to homey condos. Appreciate the independence of a self-catering apartment, or enjoy the on-site dining and leisure facilities of a classic inn. Demand for Corpus Christi hotels peaks during the migration season, with keen ornithologists booking up well in advance so as not to miss this spectacular sight. At other times of year, it’s worth keeping your dates as flexible as possible so you can react to last-minute deals at short notice.

Where to stay

For a romantic break, stay on Corpus Christi Bay and enjoy the attractions of downtown against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. It doesn’t have to break the bank either—budget-friendly inns share this special location with upscale boutiques and quirky beachfront condos. Head along Route 358 to find the best selection of discount hotels in Corpus Christi from a number of trusted national chains. Motels alongside the Interstate 37 intersection make ideal overnight stops before hitting the highway or catching a flight from Corpus Christi Airport. Or stay on North Padre Island and spot wildlife from your hotel balcony.

Things to see

Thanks to its beautiful coastal setting, Corpus Christi has become a year-round magnet for nature lovers. In spring, the skies are filled with migrating birds; in summer, visitors can enjoy the carefully supervised release of newborn sea turtles; in winter, wildfowl build their nests on the marshes. The unspoiled Laguna Madre is a favorite spot for water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. Back on dry land—almost—is another of Corpus Christi’s most popular visitor attractions. The USS ‘Lexington,’ a World War II U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that featured in the filming of the 2001 movie ‘Pearl Harbor,’ is now enjoying a new lease of life as a floating museum. The mesquite trail of the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center showcases this native shrub in its natural setting, along with many other indigenous plants and trees, an orchid house, and a hummingbird garden.

How to get to Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi International Airport has direct flights to Houston and Dallas, offering convenient connections to 2 major international hubs. A cab rank is situated outside the terminal building. Many hotels provide free shuttles for guests, so check with your accommodation provider before you arrive to see if they offer this service. Interstate 37 starts at Corpus Christi and runs northwest to San Antonio, while Highway 77 connects the city with Brownsville and Victoria. The regional transportation authority is responsible for travel in Corpus Christi via a network of bus routes serving downtown and suburbs.