Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
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... with the trunk open, and hood up this is about 1 mile after the on ramp, we get closer and it is the same Sheriff hiding behind the raised trunk lid with radar on us, what an idiot! No he did not get us twice, I think that was pretty low. Definitely a vengeful character and not a good example of the type of Sheriffs they have in ...
We have been preparing for this trip all year! I can honestly say I have never been physical fit! I feel good and confident that I will be able to handle this trip. The only issue I foresee are blisters! I am talking about The Camino! The spiritual walk across Spain! Over 500 miles! I am ready! I plan to visit St. James carrying prayers from family and ...
Kathleen had brought us homemade scones and fruit since we had an early departure.
From Headley Court we had a straight shot to Shannon Airport and Dan Dooley Car Rental drop-off. Kind gent walked us around the car to look for damage (none, no thanks to G's driving) and vanned us to the airport.
We had not been sure whether or not we could clear US Customs and Immigration in Shannon due to sequestration but sure enough, we did. Just before that we had to ...
First thing we did was to go see the release of baby sea turtles. It was amazing! They released 77 baby sea turtles. Then we went to clean our campsite so we can leave after our beach walk. At our beach walk we caught small ...
... br> Today we hit the trail and took a ferry ride across the channel at Port Aransas. It was a tight fit getting the RV and tow car on the ferry.It was a short ride and then on to Brazos Bend State Park. All I can say is WOW. Named one of Americas top state parks by National Georgraphic Traveler Magazine. This park has 5,000 acres of lakes, prairies, bottomlands and hardwood forests, Driving in through the hanging Spanish Moss is wild.
How has this resort rated in the past?
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.