We reviewed Trip Advisor for hotels during our recent trip to Rockport, Texas. Rockport was mostly booked for the holiday weekend, so we chose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in nearby Portland, Texas. The hotel is relatively new and the rooms were nicely appointed and clean. There was bedding available for the sofabed. We had requested extra towels (there were 5 of us), but those weren't supplied in the room and we had to go to the front desk for the necessary towels (the room only had 3). The real disappointment was breakfast. Breakfast was from 7 to 10am per the agent at check in. When I arrived at breakfast at 8:30am, they were already running out of food. There was no milk for cereal, no gravy for the biscuits, no bacon, no cinnamon rolls, and the pancake machine was out of batter. When I asked about these items, I was informed in a very rude fashion that no more would be made. The only options left for breakfast with an hour and a half before the end were 3 containers of yogurt, a few hard boiled eggs, a couple of biscuits, scrambled eggs and toast. I have never been at a Holiday Inn Express (which we use quite frequently) and had such a horrible experience at breakfast. I also have never been more rudely treated when I have asked questions. I will not book at this location again if I can avoid it. I also noted that this was one of the most expensive Holiday Inn Express & Suites that we have stayed at. The price was over 30% higher than other locations. This location did not provide any special access or area. It is located immediately off of the highway, so I can't understand the premium price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corpus Christi/Portland area is located just 12 mi from Corpus Christi which give you access to the vibrant city, the 2 bays & Portland/Gregory/Ingleside business area.Portland is East of downtown Corpus Christi separated by 2 bays which provides excellent fishing at Indian Point Fishing Pier, boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing at North Beach & Sunset Lake Park, & birding on the Coastal Birding Trail, all within less than 5 mi. The Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington Museum, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History as well as Corpus Christi Convention Center & American Bank Center are located in the downtown Corpus Christi area.Whether here for business/pleasure, the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi/Portland is the perfect place for you. DuPont, Oxy-Chem, Oxy-Mar, Reynolds Metals, & the Naval Air Station Ingleside are just a few that call the Portland area home.Whatever your reason for journeying to Portland, we want to make your visit at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corpus Christi/Portland is as enjoyable as it can be to unwind in a contemporary decorated guest room or spacious suite & receive the Express Smart Start Breakfast. Free high-speed wired & wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. So take time to explore & enjoy the Corpus Christi/Portland area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Corpus Christi-Portland