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“Family friendly and fun hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island

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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 #39 of 81 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Family friendly and fun hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed here many times and it does not disappoint. Property has two pools and great beach access. Has an outdoor bar with live music on the weekends. Convenient to both Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. If you are visiting North Padre be sure and eat at Scuttlebutts. It is a local favorite.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Our pools and live band are big attractions here at the Holiday Inn, we are happy that you enjoyed them! We are the only beachfront hotel on North Padre Island and we take pride in providing the best customer services.
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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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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

In August, I brought my son & grandkids here for 3 days and summer fun! We have stayed here in a standard room before. The location was perfect for attending the Padre Island Surf Camp next door @ the park. The camp was a GREAT experience for my kids. We stayed in a room with the two bunk beds and a queen bed.This was a nice set up for a family. They also had a mini fridge where we could keep our drinks cold. The hotel is dated and a bit worn but not too bad. I did not eat a meal at the hotel, however, the staff and muffins in coffee shop in the lobby were excellent. The pool is also dated but it is on the beach and has a great little bar and there is nice seating all around the pool and bar area with beautiful gulf views. Use the service elevator for luggage as there were no bellmen when I was there and the elevator is always packed. Its overpriced but is the best choice for on the beach that we have found in Corpus/ North padre.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed staying in our childrens suite. It is the perfect choice when traveling with young children. The coffee cart in the lobby is a new addition and I am glad that you enjoyed it. We will see you next year for surf camp.
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'll admit I was a little worried about staying here after reading some of the recent reviews. But we (myself, my wife and 2 kids) had a great time here. It is a beach hotel... that sits right on the beach. Because of that... it is weathered and sandy. So just come prepared. Elevators were working. We paid for an Ocean View and got an Ocean View. Note: there are only 20 or so direct ocean facing rooms. We had one of these rooms. The other rooms appear to have a view... but from a side facing view. The breakfast buffet was decent. Fully stocked. Service was decent but a little slow. I think that was likely due to staffing. We did not eat at the hotel other than breakfast - which I would always suggest - go get some local food from a restaurant. The maid service was good. We received towels and the room was clean and made up upon our returns. Maybe HI had been listening to this board and got things straightened out by the time we made our visit - but we had a good experience.

Room Tip: If you want an ocean view... ask for the rooms facing the ocean. There are only 20 or so of these ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
I am glad you enjoyed your ocean front room, restaurant and view. We pride ourselves in making sure that every guest is comfortable and satisfied with their stay. Please check back with us on special fall rates. See you soon!
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

First remember its on the beach so you may see some sand! The location is good, root felt a bit humid but that's corpus in general just crank up the a/c it'll get better. Place is older but clean. Staff is nice enough but don't go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you for your compliments and concerns. We always value guests feedback so we can grow. The weather can get quite intense in the summer and we are glad you enjoyed the cold air conditioning.
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our son was married on the beach at North Padre Island, and most of the guests stayed at this Holiday Inn. All of us - both young and old - had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The pools were above average, the rooms were comfortable, the beach was just a few steps from the hotel, and they had a great outdoor bar between the pools and the beach. I particularly enjoyed the half-mile walking/jogging boardwalk for early morning runs. We plan on staying here often in the future.

  • Stayed October 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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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Congratulations to your son and his marriage! We are proud that you chose to spend your special celebration with us here. We appreciate your compliments and we would love to see you and your family here again.
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Seabrook, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My family liked dining in the restaurant for its wonderful water views on three sides of the restaurant. Food and service were very good.

There is easy access to the beach and for strolling or jogging on the boardwalk. You can hear the crashing of the waves or even your favorite song being played while lounging by the pool. You might even feel the mist from the Gulf of Mexico.

Don't forget the sunscreen,

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christina E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Cheryl,

Thank you for your positive feedback. We always like to hear what we are doing right to keep our guests happy. We value you as a guest here and we hope to see you here again soon.
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My family just returned from a weekend getaway to the beach. This Holiday Inn has never been among the best, but we have enjoyed it due to its location on the beach. The location is now the only thing it has going for it. It is in desperate need of major renovations. The room in the past has at least been clean, but that is no longer the case. When we checked in, we had sunflower seed shells behind the toilet, behind the TV and on the floor near the window. We also had hair in the tub and bugs in the room. We advised the front desk clerk of this and her response was that she would notify housekeeping. When we checked out 2 days later, nothing had changed - everything that was there when we checked in was still there. I believe the only thing the maid did was to remake the beds. When we checked out, the clerk asked how our stay was and I replied that if you like a dirty room in a deteriorating hotel, it was fine. I told him about it and he did not seem at all surprised. He indicated that it had been bad this year. If you know your housekeeping staff is not doing their job, it seems that management would do something about it. We have been regular guests at this hotel in the past, and while the location is great, we will not return to this hotel due to the filth and overall condition of the facilities.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Ken A,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your stay.

I apologize that the level of cleanliness in your room and housekeeping services did not meet your expectations. Our goal is to ensure all of our guests are provided with a clean, comfortable room. Please be assured that cleanliness is of the utmost concern to us and feedback such as yours is taken very seriously.

Your feedback is indeed of utmost importance to us and rest assured that actions will be taken to ensure our guests continue to enjoy superlative levels of service, comfort & security that they expect when staying at our hotel. We do hope you will choose to stay with us again so we can have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience.

Sincerely,

Dhan M
Case Manager
IHGCare
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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:
#4 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*
Number of rooms: 149
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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