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“Gas leak!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   601 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401   |  
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Ranked #58 of 82 Hotels in Corpus Christi
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“Gas leak!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

If I could get this hotel 0 stars, I would. By far the worst hotel we have ever stayed in! Our room had nails on the floor, the bathroom had stains and hair all over the sink, and they have the nerve to charge you for any necessities that are not already in your room (pillows, blankets, etc.) Worst of all, there was a gas leak in the room! We quickly exited and had to wait in the lobby until 1:30 AM for them to check it. Management claimed there was no gas leak, but the smell was obvious. The next day, we decided to change our room in the hotel since there was no other hotel opening. They offered us a "suite" with a nice view of the bay, which turned out to be the exact same size as our old room. A huge building in front of our window covered the bay area. Staff kept lying to us over and over again! WARNING!!! Run as fast as you can away from the Bayfront!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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MrDonJones, PR Associate at Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
There is a phenomenon in Corpus Christi that occasionally affects the downtown/Bayfront area depending on the wind direction. We are unable to control this. There are a number of petroleum refineries in the area that exhaust some pretty nasty-smelling fumes. As the comment suggests, there are no gas lines in the hotel above the ground floor, and the existing gas lines are located in the main kitchen, quite a distance from any guest rooms. We hear complaints about this problem whenever it occurs, but we are powerless to close down the refineries or control the wind if we were inclined to do so. We are accustomed to this aspect of life in a petroleum-based economy, and are grateful that the industry exists and provides employment and commerce in our beautiful city, and we just wait for the winds to return to their usual direction and carry the fumes inland.

I am concerned about your statements about housekeeping issues. You do not mention bringing the issue to management attention, which I recommend. In fact, the entire review is made 4 months after your stay, so it does little to inform potential guests of current conditions. We are constantly working to improve our product and provide an excellent guest experience, and we appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions.

With regard to our fees for guestroom amenities, we only charge for items guests choose to take with them when they leave.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Attended a two day training program hosted at one of their meeting rooms. Walking into the lobby the first thing I encountered was the smell of urine and disinfectant, something I'd expect going into a dive bar on the bad side of town and not a downtown hotel. Turns out, the now closed Cassidy's Pub in the lobby level depended on the lobby men's room and was in shambles - grafitti on the walls, two working urinals where at one time there had been six, place is long overdue for a remodel. Noticed four air fresheners on the wall above the elevator doors obviously there to cover up the foul odors from the plumbing problems.

The second day of the program the front desk hijacked the free coffee saying if we want coffee to buy it from the cafe. Never mind the hotel probably didn't have 5% occupancy that day and if the company hadn't booked the meeting suite they wouldn't have anyone there.

If the lobby is that bad I can only imagine what the rooms must be like. Several other downtown hotels to choose from that are probably better than this one. The two things that will save this place are a wrecking ball and a bulldozer.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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MrDonJones, PR Associate at Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review our humble hotel. We value your opinion, and hope we are better able to offer you a pleasant experience next time around. We appreciate the positive aspects of your comments, and are taking your criticisms to heart. We are constantly working to improve our building, furnishings, and mechanical systems to provide a warm, inviting, and comfortable experience. Unfortunately,we have to identify and plan our renovations, and the removal and replacement of bathtubs has not been completed. We have replaced about 1/3, and those that have yet to be replaced are being cleaned and maintained to the best of our ability. Our relevant policy is that any item that is older must be immaculately clean. While some tubs show signs of wear and age, we expend extra effort to keep them very clean, and to patch or repair any defects until such time as we are able to replace them. For future guestgs, ion the event you find a discoloration in your bathtub, please rest assured it is deeply embedded in the material and not something that has been overlooked. We use state-of-the-art electronics to measure the quality of our housekeeping and address any deficiencies immediately. As to bedding, many of our mattresses are brand new, and those that are not have been carefully vetted, with any that do not meet our standards removed from service. It is a common problem in our industry that beds cannot suit every variety of personal preference, so we strive to reach a medium position where the majority are comfortable, with those on the extreme poles of individual preference being, unfortunately, left to endure an "average" mattress firmness. Some find them too hard, and others find them too soft. For this we apologize, and hope someday to find a solution that satisfies 100% of our guests.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I recently (October 3-14) stayed at the Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront. My stay was for eleven days so I had an opportunity to get to know the hotel, area, and staff well. I was impressed with all three.

The hotel itself has a tremendous amount of character and history. There are small shops and one bar on the first floor that are convenient but not affiliated with the hotel so guests are not able to apply charges to their room. (Not all shops are occupied at the moment.)

The location could not be better! It's a short walk to the bay. Be sure to ask for a Bayfront room. The cost is a little more but it's worth it to wake up to that view every day.

I have a new grandchild in Corpus and will be returning often. I will absolutely stay at the Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Value for okay it was not a bad rate for the room but the room was not that great when i got my room bathroom tub was leaking the bed was a little on the hard side not very comfortable but the lobby area was beautiful breakfast was great and location was excellent

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My family and I was totally surprised when we arrived at the hotel. Super friendly staff and comfortable rooms. The view and location cannot be beat. A great value for the money!! Coffee Shop rocks!!!

  • Stayed September 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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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I want to comment about the great stay that my family and I had at the Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront. First of all the room that we received was great, it has to be one of the best rooms that we have stayed in. The location of the hotel is one street over from Shoreline Drive and it is centrally located to everything in Corpus; the marina, beach, museums, eateries, Selena's Mirador de la Flor, Lexington and aquarium. But the thing that made this a great stay was the service, especially by one person her name is Mrs. Virginia Abrego. We came in with a couple of issues and Mrs. Abrego kindly and professionaly took care of my family and I without hesitation. The Corpus Christi Bayfront Hotel is very lucky to have her, she is very kind and professional. When we stay in Corpus we will be staying at the Corpus Christi Bayfront. Thank You, The Carabajal Family.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cuero, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I was here During Aug 2012. My room was nice. Had a nice view of the water. My room was clean and had no problems. The lobby bathroom at night would get yucky but it was cleaned up by morning. Staff was very friendly and helpful. All n all was a nice hotel to stay at. Am planning a trip in 2 weeks and will be staying here again

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 601 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #58 of 82 Hotels in Corpus Christi
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront 2*
Number of rooms: 199
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