Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront
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... didn’t even move. After that, Bill felt safe searching to lost golf balls in the brush because the snake was on the nice cut grass in the fairway.
U.S.S. Lexington – not just another ship tour! I’m not very knowledgeable about Navy stuff, but I have a good friend who is! Hope he checks this paragraph for being ‘ship shape’. This U.S.S. Lexington is not one-of-a-kind, come to find out there are two aircraft carriers with the ...
... where he could play in the sand. It was very crowded so I suggested that we return to the campground and go to the beach area where it hopefully would be less crowded, so I called Bob to pick us up and we started walking to the rendezvous area. We walked on one of the boardwalks which led to a hotel area. As we walked to the entrance road, I spotted a security guard and asked him the way out to the road. All he was interested ...
... little town, "The Island" and visited a frozen yogurt shoppe. It was really good. I had Key Lime Pie and Salty Caramel Pretzel with a bunch of toppings.
By the time we came back to "G/G", it was almost 3pm. I sat outside and read for a while and Bob did some computer work. Pretty soon it was time to go to Attitude Adjustment time, but first I had to ice my cake (I should win the prize ...
... watch SAVING MR. BANKS. Since we have already seen it, we decided not to stay, besides, I had a cake to make for the contest tomorrow evening.
Tomorrow the rally continues with lunch and dinner. Afraid that these next few blogs will not be very informative with few or no pictures (like today). It's kind of hard to embellish eating, which is mostly what we do at this gatherings. ...
... better than being in a traffic jam.
port Aransas was very different than south padre island. port Aransas is "rounder", like a half moon, it feels bigger than spi although i'm not sure it is. in spi you can almost see from one side of the gulf to the bay, port Aransas isn't like that. it's not the "strip" that spi is. and there is no town center to speak of but many little areas with a few shops and restaurants throughout the town. the birding center here has ...
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Don't stay here
I have had to stay here twice when my normal hotel of choice was booked. The first time a room attendant stole a number of my shirts and the second time my vehicle was broken into. Another college has had similar experiences here. The management could care less.
I had been a bit hesitant about staying at this property after reading some of the reviews. However, the hotel had a wonderful price that I couldn't resist.
I read the reviews here before I stayed at this hotel, so I was prepared for the worst. However, I was definitely suprised at what I experienced. This hotel was not only not half bad, but one of the most enjoyable hotel visits I've ever had.
Upon check-in, the staff was not friendly and did not want to help. The room was dirty and the hallways smelled of smoke. The pool was dirty. I hated it. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
If you pay more than $49 per night, go elsewhere. For the same price as a weekend price, you can stay at the Omni. Water stains on the ceiling, the door to the room looked like it was 100 years old, peeling, flaking paint and all. Several bugs found their way into the room, and smoking is allowed in the hallways. We were on the 9th floor. Staff was not freindly, and did not even ask how the room was upon checkout. They were not open to complaints.Beware
First off, the staff were pleasant and helpful. From the front desk, to the housekeepers, everyone was very nice. However, the rooms were very worn. Not exactly what I had expected. There is defiantely wear and tear in the bathrooms, from past leaks, etc. The room was clean, but lots of stains and obvious wear on the carpets. I really liked the inroom movies which showed movies that are in the movies right now. My kids loved coming home to watch the movies. The pool was a major disappointment. My kids were just glad to have someplace to swim, but the water was very cloudy and you couldn't see the bottom. I was reluctant to let them swim, so I called down to the front desk. I was told the manager checked the water and the ph was right, so there was nothing wrong with it. They said, it sometimes gets cloudy when it's hot. I really wasn't happy with the explanation, but try telling that to two kids under 8. They wanted to swim (of course they did) and I had to trust them. When I went in, there was algea (sp?) all along the sides, and I just couldn't stand it. We were leaving the next morning, so I don't know if it got any better or not. But I thought I would let others know in case a pool was an important part of your vacation, as it was for my girls. Also, there were no lights in or around the pool after the sun went down. From my point of view, a very dangerous thing indeed. Also, the picture made it look like it was right on the shorline drive, but it is a block away. Not too bad, but a bit of a disappointment there too. There is a Wonderful 1950's diner across the street named City Diner. Well worth going there for dinner. Prices were excellent as was the service. All in all, it wasn't a very good experience for me, and I wouldn't stay there again. I got the $59/$69 rate from the internet and I suppose I got what I paid for. I was hoping for more, but we live and learn. If you just needed a place to crash and not a place to "vacation" this wouldn't be a bad deal.
Guaranteed? Don't count on it
I called Ramada Reservations 5 days in advance to book reservations for 2 nights. I told the reservation taker that I would ONLY book if he could Guarantee me a early check-in of 12 noon. He called the hotel and was told "no problem at all" The early check in was noted on the reservation confirmation. When I arrived at the hotel, I was told that normal check in was 3pm and guarantees on early check in were NEVER given, a room was not available and would not be until 1pm. I found other accomodations. The parking garage was almost empty, I assumed that guests had left early in the morning (Monday) yet they had not reacted to keep their obligation of a guarantee of a 12pm checkin
Hated the Ramada
I stayed in the Ramada for 2 weeks, the maid spilled coke on my lap top destroying my lap top. I tried to get them to reimberse me, but to no avail. They claimed they were not resoponsible and I was left with the $798.00 bill. My laptop was originally 2400.00 and only 4 months old when the damage occured! Do not trust them nor stay here if you wish to keep your items safeguarded!
Ripped by Ramada
Got ripped off! Cancelled reservation with three days to arrival yet still got billed. Franchise offered no assistance or recognition that I had cancelled service. Word to the Corpus Visitor.....Stay away!
Ramada Bayfront, Corpus Chrisit
Rates vary wildly but always clean and civilized,
some rooms with bay view. Free covered parking garage, diner next door, cajun cafe around corner.
Close to bay, shrimp boats. Excellent value at $49.00 for two. Breakfast free at $59.00 for two but food definately not impressive.....Give it a try but don,t pay too much as in high season.