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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 #39 of 82 hotels in Corpus Christi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is bad. The maid service was terrible! The pool was dirty. Our room had fleas so we asked to be moved. This place isnt what it used to be. All this place is good for is the location. The tub drain was cloged the rooms where no smoking smelled like smoke.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was not good! Our room was small and not very clean. We washed down the walls ourselves and found the maids dirty rag one day left in our room. Lobby is uninviting with stray dogs running in and out. Cleaning crew hangs out around front desk with annoying music playing. Did not dare eat the food here. Location... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Business center could be a little better. Wish the pool was outdoors. Great beach access. Rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. Breakfast buffet was good for price. Close to area attractions. On site workout area.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for just one night. We found the staff to be very polite and friendly. Oscar in the pool bar was very helpful and pointed us in the right direction for some good good and drinks in Corpus. The complimentary shuttle bus was great, taking us into Corpus and picking us up again at 11pm. The hotel itself... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is so dirty. The sink in our room was didn't drain well. The towels were stained. The overall look and feel of the room was gross. The staff was nice. I would not stay here again. I understand the hotel is on the beach so there will be some sand but this was filth not sand.

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Arlngton, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a a good hotel. It is located directly on the beach in Corpus Christi on the bay side. I've stayed here a couple of times with a large group and the hotel has been very accommodating to our group. It was branded a Holiday Inn until this year. Older property that could stand some updates but overall is a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$300+ nightly rate is completely ridiculous,first thing I notice about my hallway was the horrible odor of urine everywhere, dreading even opening the door to my room, luckily I requested a smoking room, because the smoke smell killed any chance of pee aroma, not that it was nice, just at least not piss. The room was DIRTY,smelled like wet carpet,... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old. Not at all like you see in the pictures on the internet. Not a good value for the money. Will not return to this hotel. The paint job in the hallways of the adjoining tower looked very cheap.

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

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Experience the perfect blend of casual relaxation and business convenience, with the most unique hotel location in downtown Corpus Christi. Just minutes from downtown businesses, you can enjoy fresh sea air and sand between your toes as you walk the beach behind our hotel. Our spacious bay front rooms, with fantastic views of the bay and marina, featuring free high-speed Internet connection will allow you to relax and conduct business. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in our dining room or room service on your balcony, or maybe a cocktail at our beach side bar. Just a ten minute drive or open air trolley ride gets you to area attractions, such as Texas State Aquarium or the USS Lexington Museum. After work we will provide transportation to downtown restaurants and entertainment. When its time to leave we will take you to the airport as well. Try Emerald Beach once and we are sure you will return every time you visit Corpus Christi. ... more   less 
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