Enjoyed our stay very much A review of Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach
It has been a few years since we stayed at the Holiday Inn, Emerald Bay. There were five of us, two rooms, the first time we stayed there. We enjoyed the beach and especially the waves, and also the fact you could walk out a long way and not be too deep, perfect for the age of the kids who were with us. We did rent the beach chairs and umbrellas and had no problem with vendor at all. Our room was fine, very adequate for our needs. We did eat there for some meals because we had kids who eat for free. We thought everything was excellent, the breakfasts were good as well as the evening meal. My husband and I enjoyed the Happy Hour with appetisors. One evening there was a managers cocktail party, and that was quite the spread, and all you could drink, top shelf stuff as well. Even the kids were allowed to eat. The second year we stayed there was in June, and that was even better since the water was so warm, the waves absolutely the best, and we had the same good service. We used their safe in the office, and we thought the employees were fantastic. Once again we were there during the time of the managers cocktail party which might be a certain night once a week. It was posted on the board by the pool area restaurant. You will need to show a priority card to be admitted to the cocktail hour, but your whole group is included, and the food was excellent, fresh fruit, shrimp, fresh veggies, and all sorts of appetisors, and again all you cared to drink. If we have the opportunity to go back and visit Corpus Christy we would definitely go back to the Holiday Inn. It made some great memories for us. We didn't get to the Padre Islands, but went to the National Seashore, which was alright, but I thought the beach was dirty.