Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
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... Good food, kind of expensive. Watched the ferry go across to Aransas Pass. After lunch, out to the beach, tons of RV's, cars. along the Pass out to the Gulf. Nice beach - very wide. Small town feel (4000 population). We are really impressed. Jane even said it might be fun to come and spend a month here. It really is good. Course, it is now Friday afternoon. The traffic ...
... smiled broadly and said “no, but we had done our research”.
It’s been 10 years now, during which time they had to find suitable land, lay out plans for RV’s and a little eatery and build their home and business from scratch. It truly is a charming little hide-away in the midst of town.
It was Matt that first impressed us about this family and its fascinating business venture. And ...
Took in the film Gravity, OK, dinner at Harrisons on the Bay, stayed till dark to see the Harbor Bridge lights, 2nd tallest bridge in Texas, with over 950 LED lights synchronized with a performance by the Corpus Christi Symphony, pretty cool thing to ...
Lunch today @ Water Street Oyster bar, crab cake burger w/sweet potato fries, yummy! Then onto Texas State Aquarium. Nice place, have been to much better Aquariums. Stopped off at Pauls Seafood Market, Mahi Mahi for dinner, also started stocking the freezer with fresh catch!!
Were able to watch SLU when we got back to the Coach, they are on ...
... people continued to stream in, we weren't disappointed in the food. If you can handle the decor of the 50's, deferred maintenance and not so clean environment you will probably really like the home cooked style food.
THE FERRY RIDE TO PORT ARANSAS
The short little ferry ride really was a sweet experience. We waited in line about 15 minutes - not rush hour - watching each ferry come in and unload. There ...
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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.