Located parallel to Highway 358, about a 4-minute drive from the nearest on-ramp, and about a 15-minute drive from Corpus Christi's city centre, La Quinta Inn Corpus Christi South is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and dog-friendly hotel with easy highway access and a free breakfast.
This hotel has 129 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering two double beds or one king bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a mini-fridge and microwave are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities, a business centre, a microwave in the hotel's lobby, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Up to two dogs are permitted free of charge.
Several restaurants are within a five-minute walk of the hotel, including Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, B&J's Pizza and Jack in the Box.
Sunrise Mall, which includes Galaxy Glow Mini-Golf, can be found 4 minutes away by car or 12 minutes away on foot, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is roughly a 10-minute drive northeastward. Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is about a 20-minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 dogs free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to highway access, shopping, restaurants, Padre Island, the beach, a movie theatre and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The hotel's value was praised by many reviewers, who described the rates as inexpensive, appropriate and reasonable.
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious, with fast Wi-Fi, good water pressure and comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
While the majority of lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported musty smells, dirty carpets, worn bathrooms, uncomfortable beds and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few guests. They reported hearing guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as traffic noise in rooms facing the highway.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 72% recommendation rate from 286 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #28 of 80 Corpus Christi hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 93 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 11 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 28, 2013 to verify some information.