Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
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... As everyone knows, we live in the Tampa area; therefore we are accustomed to look in a westerly direction over water to see the sunset and hurricanes approaching. Now that we find ourselves traveling and on the 'other side of the Gulf' we see the sun rising over the Gulf and having concerns of Tornado watches. Speaking of climatic conditions, we did "suffer" through a “near Tornado” while being trapped on this island, kinda scary when ya think about! We ...
... me and I didn't think it worth the registration fee. OH well, nothing we can do about that now. After dinner, Bob came back to "G/G" and I played one game of FARKLE.
Tomorrow we're going to church at First United Methodist in Corpus to hear our former minister, Greg Hackett, preach. We're going to the 8:30 service and that way we will have time to pack up after church and still leave early enough to get home at a decent ...
... luncheon at 11:30. Don't know why it's called the Red Hat/ROMEO luncheon. The ROMEO part is "Retired Old Men Eating Out", so that fits, but no one wears a red hat. Anyway we were at this Seafood & Spaghetti Restaurant which probably seats about 80 and there were about 60 of us. Actually I think more showed up than they were expecting since they had to add a few more tables to the set up. The ...
... By that time it was almost "Attitude Adjustment" time, so we packed up our dishes and over we went. The rally hall is basically out of our back door (if we had a back door).
We have a large group here this month and that includes 3 sets of visitors. Dinner was Turkey Tetrazzini. At least I could get mine without the cheese. After dinner some of the attendees ...
... 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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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
This hotel is very old and showing it. We stayed merely for the great location on the beach. Beware of jellyfish! There are some dead jellyfish washed up on shore. The front desk clerks said they rarely hear of stings, however, my child was stung by a man-o-war (severe reaction) within 10 minutes of being in the water. The staff was helpful providing treatment, but none of my 3 kids would get back in the water. The hotel itself was very disappointing. The small rooms have no good views. We were shocked to turn down the covers and find one of the beds had a ton of dog hair in it and dog feces on the pillow! The maintenance man came up and changed the bed sheets. The roll a way bed was very old. Restaurant service is too slow especially when hungry kids are waiting. Two thumbs down.
A Wonderful Experience
After reading the reviews on the air-conditioning and the restaurant I was starting to downplay my expectations on this Holiday Sunspree. Upon arrival things went well. Great location, the ac worked to my satisfaction (i love it cold), the room service great, the restaurant was reasonable. Stick to the build a burgers and you'll do fine.The staff was generally friendly and the patrons very family oriented. I will go back and the sooner the better!
Skip the Restaurant
The service was terrible, the food merely adequate. The hotel is very dated and the 2 elevators are small and slow. If you like watching people get drunk and dance to 20 year old loud rock and roll, the bar is for you. Unfortunately the bar is within ear shot of the pool, which would be lovely otherwise.
Very Unprofessional Run Hotel!
From the time we sat foot in the lobby, there were problems. Hotel desk clerk was arguing with another guest and being quite rude. The only good thing about this hotel is the location on the beach. The rooms are hot as they are controlled by some motion type of system in shutting the doors. Entire staff with exception of two people we came in contact with were rude and appeared as though they could care less if you were there or not. We did have a valid complaint and the only thing the assistant manager offered us was a 25% discount next time we came! As if we would actually stay there again! Housekeeping was horsing around in hallway kicking the work cart. Very unprofessional run hotel!!
We stayed there last summer. Hotel was okay. And they can be just okay since they are the only hotel on the Island on the Beach. Our room had a most lovely view of the dumpsters. Service at the restaurant was slower than slow, food was JUST OK. All of that is tolerable, but the A/C situation was HORRIBLE. In an effort to save money, they put motion detectors on the A/C thermostat. If it does not detect motion for more than like 10 minutes, it turns off. Therefore, you always return to a hot room. But the worst part is the night. Unless you are a very restless sleeper, levitating a (Linda Blairish) 2 feet above the bed, you have to get up and down all night to keep the A/C going or suffer heat stroke. I want to be cool when I am on vacation. This is not a money saver this is a money loser. I WILL NOT RETURN AS LONG AS THIS SYSTEM IS IN PLACE!!!!!!
Best on the Beach
Great location, family atmosphere, not the most luxurious, but satisfactory for being on the beach. Views are limited unless you have a balcony. Pool is great. The food at the restaurant is not the best; eat elsewhere.
Worst hotel ever
This place was terrible. Dirty and nasty, no tv, no showers, really bad view!!!
Great place, highly recommended
We stayed here last year and it was a great location right on the beach (the ocean, not the bay). Rooms are large with two queens, fridge, and microwave (great for people with kids). Two pools and spa. Very laid-back atmosphere with live music by the pools some nights. Only caveat-- If they give you free poolside drink coupons, order beer. We ordered margaritas and I swear there couldn't have been more than a drop of tequila in them (maybe the bartender was tired of people not tipping for the free drinks...unfortunately, I had tipped him).
Other than that, it was a great experience and we plan to return soon.
This place is gorgeous!!! I never want to go home. Beautiful views and wonderful service. Never seen anything like it.
Good location, nice hotel
I've stayed here 4 times over the last couple of years. It's a nice comfortable hotel with good access to beach parks and Padre Island National Seashore. I have eaten at the restaurant once and I would not recommend it.