This beachfront hotel is well suited for leisure travellers looking to explore the Corpus Christi Beach area. The beach may be accessed directly from the hotel, while the USS Lexington Museum On The Bay and the Texas State Aquarium are both within a 5-minute walk.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a safe, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a private balcony and/or a jetted tub.
Free parking is available on site and pets under 20 lbs are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per room (maximum of two pets per room).
A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.
Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, a shuffleboard area and guest laundry facilities.
Whataburger Field, which is the home of the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team, The Ships of Christopher Columbus exhibit at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and the Concrete Street Amphitheater are a 5-minute drive away. Downtown Corpus Christi is 7 minutes away by car, while the Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is 15 to 20 minutes away by car.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a 20- to 25-minute drive away, while the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is 25 to 35 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on September 9, 2013: The free breakfast hours.
Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests gave mixed opinions about the hotel. However, many guests agreed that the location was the highlight of this property. Reviewers enjoyed having direct access to the beach and many guests walked to the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum.
Many guests enjoyed the on-site pool and hot tub and reviewers described the pool area as clean and spacious.
Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service, while several other guests appreciated the free breakfast.
Several guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable, but some other reviewers expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).
A few reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the they money spent, however, some other guests disagreed (see below).
Many guests complained that their rooms appeared dated and were in need of upgrades, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several reviewers added that their rooms were small and cramped, while a few guests said that the rooms were not up to their cleanliness expectations.
A couple of guests were disturbed by noise in their rooms. One reviewer complained about hearing traffic noise, while another guests said that he could hear guests talking in neighbouring rooms.
A couple of reviewers 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 3.4 out of 5, with 72% of 387 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #49 out of 80 hotels in Corpus Christi, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 149 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 9, 2013 to verify some information.