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Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   15202 Windward Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418   |  
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Ranked #41 of 82 hotels in Corpus Christi
Austin, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't listen to bad reviews. Love this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

I'm not sure why there are so many bad reviews for this hotel. The check in staff was professional and friendly. I was surprised at the room after bad reviews. Our room was spotless, well made, cool, beautiful view of the gulf and I have definitely stayed in smaller rooms. If you want a great hotel on the beach forget the silly reviews and stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is situated in a good location away from most of the traffic. The staff at the hotel are friendly and accommodating to your requests and needs. The hotel food is what one would expect for short order. The rooms were typical hotel beach rooms. Damp from the humidity but fairly clean. The swimming pool is separated from the hotel by an outside bar. A live band plays till 10:00PM which doesn't help if your trying to get your kids to bed. The pool area is often invaded by non hotel patrons which are loud and sometimes drunk from the bar. Which creates a somewhat awkward situation if your trying to enjoy the pool with your little ones. If you purchase the hotel package, be aware that free is not free. The free breakfast is totally misleading. The free breakfast is a discount which doesnt cover the cost of the meal. You are better off going to a local restaurant. The cost was also a bit high for the value they provided. The beach was also next to a public access which had quite a bit of overflow from the locals.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We made the mistake of going labor day weekend so we ended up paying 293$ for a 1 night stay!!!(way too much) Not once has Holiday Inn ever charged my card before check in, they usually charge after check out, so much to my surprise my account was overdrafted before our trip even started. And being a priorty club member I chose the flexible rate as opposed to the advanced purchase rate. But like I said before, it was probably due to Labor Day weekend...it still put a damper on my vacation. Other than the financial situation, the location was great(right on the beach), the rooms werent anything special or luxurious, but we didn't care since we spent the majority of the day on the beach. After the beach we hung out at The Sandbar which was pretty cool, drinking poolside while listening to live music while next to the beach! The kids loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear Artsyfartsy84,

Thank you for your review and being so detailed in the good and the opportunities to improve. I hope you enjoyed your vacation and are glad to hear you were happy with the hotel accommodations and amenities. Whilst I am pleased with the really good comments, I truly value your feedback as this gives us the opportunity of improving what we can offer. We will address these points and I hope when you return you will see the improvements made.

Thank you again for your review. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
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IHGCare
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Houston, Texas, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Not sure what the others are writing about.... This place is so ran down not updated the staff was rude after they took my money. Over priced for the service, the manager Lori just RUDE RUDE will never go back and I hope you dont go either. We checked out they kept my money! we went across street to hawthorn they were cheaper not great but better than holiday inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, IHGCare at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Dear Bryan S,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our hotel. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Pam G.
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Austin,Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel was older but very clean. The best part of the hotel is that it is the only hotel on North Padre Island that is right on the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our rooms were cleaned daily, even though sometimes it looked like they were in a bit of a hurry the way the beds were made. The only negatives were the elevators, which were very slow and very small and the lack of carts during check out hours. We checked out at 10:20, unfortunately it took almost a full hour to get a cart to carry our things to our car. We ended up taking them out to the parking lot to our car since the pull up area was so packed it would of taken us another hour to get a place to pull up.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Round Rock, TX
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were hesitant booking this hotel after reading some of the reviews. However, I am so glad we decided to stay right on the beach. The beach front of this hotel was awesome for a Texas beach. There were four of us, two adults and two kids staying from Friday to Sunday August 24-26, 2012. $209 a night was reasonable for a hotel located on a nice beach.

We arrived way before check in on Friday around 11;00. We were greeted with open arms and full smiles. They provided us with a parking pass and swimming pool passes and placed us on a list to call as soon as a room was ready. We checked in around 1:30 to a nice clean room with a side beach view.

The live band and cabana added to the enjoyment. We only ran into the "elevator wait" problem once on Friday night right after the band stopped playing. We all have capable bodies and walked up the stairs. We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant for a very reasonable $10 all you can eat typical american breakfast. Bacon, eggs, pancakes etc... The food was very good for a buffet.

Thanks Holiday Inn. You made our great beach trip better.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Castroville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Check in was fast and easy, no waiting. There were plenty of parking spaces when we arrived. The elevators were slow and small, they barely fit our group of 5 with luggage. The room was nice with a view of the pool and ocean. There was a cabana with bar and tables near the pool. On Sunday night there was a live band playing. We could see and hear it from our room. The pools were nice and clean. My youngest really liked the 3'-5' pool, where she could stand. The older two liked the 5'-8'pool. Staff did check to see if the people at the pool were guests while we were swimming. The pools were not crowded the whole time we were there. The beach was very nice and clean, just a few steps from the hotel. We rented a canopy with two lounge chairs from a vendor right on the beach by the hotel. It was nice to have the shade to have snacks and apply sunscreen. The girls built sandcastles and played in the surf. The waves were big enough we could ride the boogie board. We could walk out into the surf quite a way without it being over my 10 yr olds head. We found one sand dollar and few tiny shells. The breakfast buffet was nice but out of a few things. Everyone was happy. It was a nice stay for our girls weekend away.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15202 Windward Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Corpus Christi, Texas is North Padre Island s only full service hotel located directly on the Gulf of Mexico.Hand painted murals liven the inside and summer weekend entertainment livens the outside at our Sand Bar. Seasonal children s activities, an outdoor playground, and indoor game room create a perfect family beach vacation. Two large outdoor swimming pools overlook the natural beauty of the ocean and there are many direct beach access points. Both corporate and leisure guests will appreciate the meeting and banquet facilities. Every guestroom has a microwave and mini-fridge and many offer an ocean view and a balcony. The Beachside Grill and Lounge complete this perfect hotel package!Golf and tennis are less than 1 mile from the hotel. The USS Lex Aircraft Museum and the Texas State Aquarium are 22 miles away.Downtown Corpus Christi provides night life fun, fishing and sightseeing boats and bicycle rentals. Sports enthusiasts can watch a baseball or football game at Whataburger Field, a hockey game at American Bank Center, or Texas A & M Islander basketball. Fish from Bob Hall pier, kayak around Packery Channel, surf at J. P. Luby Park, boat around Bird Island, or walk the many birding trails in the Coastal Bend. Book your hotel reservation with us today! ... more   less 
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