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Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach

This is a 3 star hotel in Corpus Christi
1102 South Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX, U.S.A.
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Beachfront location, on-site restaurants, indoor pool and games room
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the beachfront location
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests described the pool area as clean and enjoyable
  • Several reviewers appreciated the on-site games room
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were in need of some upgrades
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the halls and neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 12, 2013
Situated on Corpus Christi Bay, this hotel is within a 3-minute walk of McCaughan Park and the beach. Offering an indoor pool, direct beach access and on-site dining, this property is well suited for leisure travellers looking for a relaxing vacation experience.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 368 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free newspapers delivered to guest rooms, a TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two double beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $30 per stay.

This property offers a few on-site dining options. The Sandpiper serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Kokomo's Bar serves alcoholic beverages near the pool area. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a playground, a games room (with shuffleboard, ping pong and billiards), convention space, a business centre, a dry cleaning service, an ATM, ice machines, bellmen/porter service and safe deposit boxes.

The downtown area, which features marinas, shopping, restaurants and the American Bank Center, an arena and concert venue, is 5 minutes away by car. Whataburger Field, home of the double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Corpus Christi Hooks, is a 7-minute drive away, while the Texas State Aquarium is 11 minutes away by car. Mustang Island Park is about a 30-minute drive away. 

Access to Interstate 37 is 5 minutes away by car, while Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is a 17-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of this property received guests' praise.

Many reviewers found their rooms clean and well maintained, while several guests described their rooms as generally comfortable. A few guests praised the views of the beach from their rooms, while a couple of reviewers found the beds comfortable. However, there were a few complaints about amenities, decor, furnishings, rates and noise transfer (see below for more details).

Many guests appreciated that this hotel provided direct access to the beach and one reviewer mentioned that the ocean water was calm. Many reviewers described the indoor pool area as enjoyable and clean.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, attentive and helpful service.

Several reviewers appreciated the on-site games room and one guest found the room to be child friendly.

A couple of guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants.

The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several guests said that their room interiors and fixtures were somewhat dated. One reviewer complained that his room had a musty smell, while another guest said that he felt the hotel was aging.

A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the halls and neighbouring rooms, while another reviewer was disturbed by noise from a nearby elevator.

A couple of reviewers were disappointed that not all rooms were equipped with a mini-fridge or a microwave. 

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent. gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 84% of 156 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #46 out of 80 hotels in Corpus Christi, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 222 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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127.88 USD - 0.00 USD Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach
Out of 69 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 4.8 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: No
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #20 out of 69 hotels in Corpus Christi ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"This hotel is located near downtown Corpus and food places but the price of $189.00 per night was not worth it. The worst thing about my stay was the ants and roaches in my room. I will never stay there again. Corpus was having a convention and a bowling event and all of the other hotels were full."
Pauline from Houston, TX US rated Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach 3 out of 10 on May 18, 2006
"This was the filthiest hotel I have every stayed in! There was a man's sock in the floor of the hotel when I walked in. There was dust & dirt everywhere. The mirror was so dirty I could see the word "blow" written across it. I will never stay here again and will definately think twice before staying at any Holiday Inn. I was very dissapointed!"
Deborah from Texas, TX US rated Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach 3 out of 10 on April 08, 2006
"Great location ... right on the water, but the bathroom wasn't cleaned, lights didn't work, elevators acted up consistently and when I went to lift up the lock to the sliding glass door to the balcony, the lock fell out of the wall!"
Michael from Katy, TX US rated Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach 2 out of 10 on March 30, 2006


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Holiday Inn Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Golf Course
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Windsurfing
  • Water Activities
  • Billiards
  • Playground
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Property Info 24 hr Service
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 78401
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (361) 883-5731
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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