Great for Families! A review of Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach
We stayed here March 14-19 of 2004. It is a great and friendly spot for a family vacation. The indoor pool area is kid-friendly, and the fitness center is for the use of adults. So you don't have kids romping on the fitness equipment like I have seen at other Holiday Inns. The pool area opens to the beach, with an outside bar, which closes early.
I did not experience any loud partying there, although it was during Spring break. The rooms were clean and comfortable. My only disappointment was that they would close some of the recreation areas for cleaning in the middle of the day, rather than clean it at night.
Overall, we had a great time and we would stay there again. You really need to plan on renting a car if you fly in to Corpus Christi. The hotel has shuttle service from the airport, but to see the sights a car is necessary.