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“Good location. Old Hotel.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island

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Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
Ranked #32 of 83 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Utah
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good location. Old Hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is old and could really use a makeover. The hotel staff was very friendly and the location was nice right on the beach. If you're going for location this is a nice place, but otherwise I don't think I'd stay there again. I would never call this a 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay in June. It is a little dated but the location makes up for that. The pool side bar was a fun place to sit and listen to live entertainment. Food was good in the restaurant. Hotel is right on the beach. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank missy090
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Friendswood, Texas
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The 50 y/o hotel (according to the desk clerk) had been updated but was still pretty shabby. The a/c didn't dry the air enough in the room so it was damp and hot or damp and cold. The restaurant was trying hard but didnt get there. The buffet was still being set up at 7:45 AM Its like a family runs the hotel and didn't spend the money to fix it up all the way bcs my room had undermount granite sink and a fairly new faucet. An entertaining mother daughter team of bar tenders/restaurant manager make the place more tolerable however. The chef got my food wrong two days running. To their credit they offered to fix it but I didnt chance that. Its a shame because the location rocks there's just so much work to be done. A light fixture above the shower in my room had exposed wiring. There was a light strip exposed w/stuff plugged in it and the rug was pulling away from the wall by the a/c where it got wet. I could have changed rooms true but I was working a tight schedule and didnt really have the time to. Besides the whole place was old I expected a whole new set of issues in a new room. I played it safe and didnt complain to the manager so thats my bad I guess but really?!. Wednesday morning I noticed two mysterious bites on my left leg. Hoping they are not fatal. Fleas or ants I'm thinking were in the bed.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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san antonio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

The staff was friendly and tried to be helpful but the place really needs an overhaul. There's water damage above the shower in room 205 it's cracking and falling down. I found the airconditioning cords to be spliced, probably a fire hazard. I actually found 1 cockroach in the bathroom. The manager came immediately and gave us vouchers for free breakfast which was nice of her. But the breakfast left a lot to be desired. Even ordering off of the menu isn't a safe bet. But the hotel was directly on the beach which was awesome. And there is an outdoor bar though it was closed during our stay there. We will be looking for different accomodations next summer when we visit again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Cleburne, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

It is nice that the hotel is on the beach, has a small fridge and microwave and is a reasonable price. My biggest complaint is that there was no privacy between rooms. We could hear EVERYTHING our neighbors were doing.
The staff was especially friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed here along a roadtrip in Texas, due to the proximity to the beach. I won this hotel on a priceline name your own price bid, but it was the priciest hotel of the trip - due to the location I'm sure. It was perfect for access to the beach, and the beach here is very clean. The room was clean and nice as well, although I did notice some mold on the bathroom ceiling. Not sure if they need better ventilation or if it was an issue with the proximity to the water. They gave us two queen beds instead of a king, but I didn't ask to be switched so not sure if they would have switched us or not. Room had fridge and microwave. They were doing construction on the restaurant area, so we couldn't access the indoor bar but they did offer to make us drinks and bring them out to us, although only until 9 pm.

There are also two more hotels directly across the road from this one, and I think next time I would stay in one of those. They looked to be newer and nicer, and you would still have super easy access to the beach, you would only have to walk across one road which isn't busy. The hotel bar wasn't open when we were there so I can't know if it got too loud.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jnrhoades
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Dripping Springs, TX
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73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This hotel might have rated a 4 until the weekend. Then the music started, right outside in the bar area that's about 20 feet from the building. It went on all Saturday afternoon and got even louder in the evening. After an irritating conversation with an assistant manager (whose only comment was that he'll have to tell the desk clerks to inform guests about the music), we will check out early tomorrow (Sunday) before it starts up again.
It is so loud you can barely carry on a conversation in your hotel room, much less try to watch a football game (we were) or take a nap. There are many families with children - good luck putting them to bed! We come to Corpus often and thought we'd found a great new place, but we'll never stay here again. I rarely give a negative review, but this is really lousy hospitality.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear TXnonnie,

Thank you for choosing our hotel to stay with. I am deeply sorry you received service that was less than satisfactory. We are hospitality professionals and pride ourselves on delivering world class service. I have sent you a private message in effort to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
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Property: Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - N. Padre Island
Address: 15202 Windward Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-8029
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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:
#3 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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