Hello Corpus Experts, I could really use your help. My family and I will be going there for vacation this summer and need good solid advice on where to stay. We're from DFW, so heat is no big deal. Anyway, reviews I read about hotels there seem real conflicting. We are a family of four consisting of myself, my wife, and two daughters (ages 17 and 13). The beach is important to me (the real beach, not the bay). Activities such as The Aquarium, eating, shopping are more important to them. Don't get me wrong, I want to do that stuff as well, but I want the beach more than they do. We usually stay at places like Embassy Suites for the setup and kitchenette. We really just need a good place with at least a microwave and fridge. I want us to be close to everything, but in a safe area. I have never been there so don't know much about the area except that I know I would like the gulf over the bay, but will stay near the bay if that is a better option as far as meeting their needs more than mine. I saw bad reviews on all the hotels on the island, which really disappointed me since I wanted to stay on the island initially to be near the beach. I have memberships in Hilton Honors, Priority Club, Choice Hotels, Marriott Rewards. Please help me, as I want to make a reservation before things disappear. Thanks.