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BEST WESTERN on the Island
14050 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418   |  
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Ranked #6 of 83 hotels in Corpus Christi
Montgomery, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Highly recommend for travellers on a budget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This place has a great location--quick to get to restaurants, beaches, and other attractions. However, it is not in a crowded, high-traffic area, which makes it peaceful and it feels safe.

For the price, you get a great room. Ours was impeccably clean and comfortable. Great plumbing, great A/C and good sized refrigerator. We slept better in the bed than we do in ours at home.

The staff is also incredibly friendly. My husband went down to see what time the complimentary breakfast ended (9am) and it was already after 9, but the employee at the front desk assured him that if we hurried back, they wouldn't take it away until we ate.

We chose this place because of the price and the reviews. If you are on a budget and/or plan to spend most of your time out and about, I sincerely doubt you would be disappointed in choosing Best Western on the Island. Literally the only thing I would change is the size of the pillows, which are square rather than round, but this is negligible and hardly impacted our stay.

It says everything that the staff at this location hand you a printout asking you to review them on this site. They take pride in their facility and the high level of customer service they offer and they welcome your business. In a time when service seems to decline with every passing day, that means everything. I would highly recommend this hotel, and in fact, I already have.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

loved it nice desk clerks an verry clean nice room!!sarh and risi,, were verry helpfull an nice smileing faces!! would stay there againe and recommend to friends!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Excellant service and the beds were heaven! Sarah was a real sweetheart when we checked in and Risi was as well on our way out. Breakfast was great! So much to choose from and the pool was awesome! This was a great trip and a reasonable price for the service provided. :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Independence, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

This hotel is about 15 min outside of downtown corpus christi. It is very close to mustang island national park and the national seashore. The room was VERY nice i thought for a very good price. the night i went it was $120.00 and like i said the room was very nice. i would stay here over and over if i was in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed here about 3 years ago and were very happy with the Manager Ketan Bhakta and his staff! We came back this year and have to say that this stay was even better! The rooms have all been remodeled, no more icky carpets! Tile is so much nicer, cooler and any spills can be wiped up completely, not like carpeting. We dealt with Rice, Sarah and Joe, the Front Desk persons, all very polite and professional. The housekeeping staff were all eager to help make our stay comfortable and clean. They are doing some major remodeling in the lobby area now and we can't wait to see how that will come out. Breakfasts were great, hard boiled eggs, toast, biscuits and gravy, hot cereal, cold cereal, even waffles!
The hotel is located 12 miles from the National Sea Shore, which we enjoyed walking everyday! There are plenty of places to eat along the Island and the hotel is close to a lot of other attractions, like Mustang Island and the USS Lexington.
Thank you very much for a perfect stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

It was our 2nd trip to Corpus Christi North Padre Island...We stayed at Holiday Inn the first time and was quite content with our stay. But with our 2nd time in Corpus Christi we decided that we just wanted a place to sleep before our fishing trip. Boy were we surprised!!! When we arrived 1/22/12 we were aware that they were doing some renovations. We got a room on the 1st floor and the moment we opened the door our first thought was...WOOW!!! Is this the room we paid for or did we get an upgraded suite?! It was the first time I saw such high quality ceramic tile used in an actual hotel room floor. Who does that? Smart hotel owners that's who! There was no awkward mystery stains in the carpet which most hotels suffer from...Kudos and great job on all of the renovations. The room we stayed at had a nice sized bathroom facility, clean towels, sofa, chair w/ tables, TV, and even a large vanity area. The single serve coffee machine was a nice touch. The king sized bed was clean and was very comfy. They had an older TV console but it wasn't such a bummer. It had a neat antimicrobial remote controller. Also the free internet was a nice touch. We were able to book online since we were sure of what date we will arrive...so I didn't think twice to book it for the discounted price online. If you are positive on the date you will travel I definitely recommend booking online for the no refund price. It's literally almost 2/3 less than the average room price! I will be staying at this Best Western each and every future trip we will be making at Corpus Christi. Our check in was as smooth as our check out. The staff was nice and friendly! Professional, professional, professional!!! :) Did I mention the beach was literally a 5 min walk away? There's also plenty parking spaces and a well maintained pool facility.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

As our first visit to this hotel, we were very impressed for the price. The rooms are very spacious and also clean. They are doing some construction which is kind of loud and doesn't smell very well but we did not let this effect our visit. However, there was a downside... As we were getting ready to go out for the evening and showers were taken, the housekeeper proceeded to walk in without knocking and yes did get an unexpected scene. She took off running to the front desk. Well after we finished collecting ourselves from that event. We thought it should be mentioned to the front desk clerk so maybe a message would be passed along to knock before entering a room you know "just in case".. Well when we went up to mention it, to them it really didn't seem like a big deal..we were kind of disappointed with that, they did say they would mention it to the manager but I don't see that happening. So we went on about our evening and at check out we thought we might just see if it was noted and discussed and the other front desk clerk just wasn't very concerned either. Now with all of that being said.....the hotel is a great place to stay just stay in the bathroom to get dressed before walking out.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BW_on_the_Island, Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Island, responded to this review, January 27, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.
I would like to apologize for your unexpected incident.
The front desk informed me of the incident the next morning, and the issue was immediately addressed with the housekeeper. I do apologize for not relaying this information to you before you departed.
Once again, I sincerely apologize for that particular part of your stay.

I did notice that your overall experience at our hotel was pleasant and hope you choose to stay with us when you visit North Padre Island.

Thank you

KB
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Address: 14050 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Corpus Christi
#4 Best Value Hotel in Corpus Christi
#9 Business Hotel in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to this Corpus Christi, Texas hotel located on beautiful Padre Island and enjoy convenient access to the beach, Laguna Madre, and Padre Island National Seashore within minutes. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN on the Island where guests will be greeted with warm Texas hospitality and find unbeatable amenities for an affordable price in a location offering all the luxuries of island relaxation close to city excitement. Guests staying at this Corpus Christi hotel will enjoy well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable satellite television with HBO, microwave, refrigerator and free high-speed Internet access, some with Corpus Bay views. Start the day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast or with a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool. To help making traveling to North Padre Island even more comfortable, the BEST WESTERN on the Island features complimentary boat parking for all guests. The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN on the Island is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Corpus Christi, Texas. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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