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Emerald Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1102 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Ranked #42 of 81 Hotels in Corpus Christi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon last October and absolutely loved it! We ended up being upgraded to an ocean view which was amazing! Staff was very nice all around, ended up coming back for our anniversary this year and had a wonderful time yet again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I do not know what some people's expectations are about this hotel, and why they have rated it badly. Yes it is a bit run down in area's but they are doing it up slowly. Remember some areas are dog friendly so there is to be a smell about. I was happy with my room though a fridge would have... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This hotel is much the worse for wear. The years are definetly showing. Rooms had mold in bathrooms (we had two rooms). One bathroom ceiling was falling down. To the hotel's credit, the occupent was moved to another area of the hotel. The check in staff was not very friendly. The hotel restaurant was mediocre, at best. Do have praise... More

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Houston, TX
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have always stayed here when going to Corpus. It is right on the beach, which we like. Some rooms open right to the beach which is great, but sand gets in the carpet making it feel gross. The rooms overlooking the pool were ok. No fridge, micro, and only a one cup coffee maker. The corporate rooms have them,... More

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San Antonio, TX
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed at this hotel because of the proximity to the downtown area, we appreciate the fact that they do allow pets, and convenience to the beach area. It is not the cleanest hotel in the world, but considering that it is high traffic for families with children and pets, it is completely understandable. For the most part, hotel rooms... More

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Missouri City, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After spending 3 days here, I think people have been too harsh on this hotel. Yes, it is old and needs updating. But it is clean, the staff is very friendly, and you can walk out of your room directly onto the beach. Front desk, housekeeping, and restaurant staff (especially Margie) were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. Loved sitting out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I usually stay at the holiday inn north padre island. Right on the beach but it was sold out so i decided to give this hotel a chance since it was beach front. We had an okay stay. I got the family package with breakfast included and beach toys for the kids. That was over 30 dollars worth and i... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Pros 1) Right on the beach. 2) Clean 3) Housekeeping walked the extra mile to provide service. I had gotten to know the staff. They overheard me complaining about not being able to find a luggage cart when I was preparing to check out. They found one and and surprised me with it. 4) Hotel put in new storm sliding... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has it all, Pet Friendly, Pool, Beach Bar, Hot Tub, Jet skis, restaurant has an all you can eat Breakfast Buffett so you don't have to go anywhere for meals. Place gets really crowded on the weekends but not too bad on weekdays. Stayed for 4 days and it was perfect and relaxing. They have live music by... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is so conveniently located on the water in downtown Corpus that I ignored the other reviews and went for it. Bad decision. Our room had not been vacuumed. There were things all over the carpet: little rubber bands from girls' hair, Nerf darts, etc. It looks like they just replaced the toiletries. The maid came by one time... More

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Address: 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Emerald Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 368
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach Hotel Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Holiday Inn

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