Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 143
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Firedad27 Great place to stay
It was a very nice place to stay. It's right on the beach and the pool is nice. The restaurant wasn't real good and was kind of expensive. Other than that it was a great stay
August 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy2205 Dirty hotel and overpriced
The hotel is nasty. It appears to have never been cleaned. The proximity to beach probably plays a factor in the unclean environment. I would think that with the cost of the rooms the hotel could afford a broom or mop. The swimming pools have brownish water. The hotel provides live music, which is nice and above average quality. But the hotel should consider stopping the music around 10 pm. During my stay only one elevator was in service and approximately 4 people could fit inside on any given trip. The cleaning staff made a habit of parking their carts in pairs in the hallways. This prevented adequate space to walk past their carts. When the term "excuse me" was used, no attempt to move the cart was made.
The two pros of the hotel - the staff at the front desk was awesome - they made every effort to assist my family with any request. The other pro is the hotels proximity to the beach.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigR2 Good staff in a very busy atmosphere
Staff accomodated our needs. Very busy, had to wait for room but staff was pleasant.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Survivor64 Relaxing and Great Staff
We have stayed at this location several times very relaxing the staff at the front desk and throughout the property were very helpful and knowledgeable. Love the location any time of year.
August 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by van001 old but updated
Not many options on the beach. Hotel was old, but updated. The beds were comfortable and rooms were decorated nice, but electrical plugs and air conditioners were pretty old. Could have used some sort of de-humidifying system. Hotel lobby and pool were not much, but the live entertainment in the outdoor bar was nice. The restaurant was not very pretty and would have been nice to be able to order food outside. The hotel is right on the beach so that is a plus. Not very many hotels right on the beach so this was probably one of the better ones. Overall it was OK.
August 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hollydog overall experience
the room was dirty, had to was coffee pot before using and the margaritas at the outside bar were terrible.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LunasMama Love the baloncy views and great service.
This is our favorite "go to" location. We can hop from the pool to the bar to the water front - our kind of vacay!
August 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vbtandk Needs updating
The room was okay. The carpet was always damp. Not sure why. The ac did not work properly but got back to room too late in the evening to have someone come service it. The hotel is a little outdated. The pool area and deck were great with the bar and deck with entertainment.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kim925 Great location
We enjoyed the beach! Not very often have we stayed where the beach is a 2 minute walk from our hotel door. Staff was attentive and helpful. My only concern is the workmanship on repairs and maintenance.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie03 Friendly Staff
The entire staff was super friendly and always eager to go out of their way to help make our stay enjoyable.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Viceroy Great place to stay
The service was wonderful. The restaurant had great burgers. The setup at the bar and pool was great. The pool is away from the rooms and you can swim until 11 pm( unlike most that close at 10.
July 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jason12 Stay somewhere else!
We were scheduled to stay for two nights but after arriving we immediately decided to change that to a single night due to the condition of the property. The hotel is very dated and in need of a serious renovation. Our room was very noisy because the door to the balcony didn't seal so all night we were kept up due to a whistling noise from the wind. The entrance door to the room also was loose and even though it was closed and locked it would move back and forth with the wind. I didn't think it could get any worse but it did, there were roaches in the bathroom, the toilet looked like a something out of a rest stop and the showerhead was extremely low so you had to duck to wash your hair. At checkout I requested to speak with a manager and I was informed that he/she wasn't there so I asked for a call, I'm still waiting for that call. The girl we did speak with didn't seem surprised to hear about the problems with the room. Our experience was probably typical and not the first to voice concerns. We will not be returning.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tom321 great service
The rooms are a little dated but clean and maintained. The staff is the most friendly and helpful of any hotel I have stayed with. They were always busy with many guests but helped each one quickly and cheerfully. I would not hesitate to go back for another visit.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quito6707 Not a very good experience
bathroom sink was clogged during entire stay, mentioned to staff supervisor. She didn't attend to matter. She didn't really seem to care. Also saw insect in room. Also, air conditioner very noisy. Stayed at this hotel several times before. Experience has always been good, except for this time. Probably won't stay here again. Loved our stay at Holiday Inn Bayfront.
July 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chrisde82 Only thing good was beach
We travel alot and I can honestly day I have NEVER written a bad reveiw until now. I loved the fact that the beach was literally right outside but this place was so dirty. The room was not bad but I felt gross even walking to my room. I stayed 3 nights and all three nights the same trash was on the floor in the hallway lobbys. And something HAD to have died in the stairwell. NASTY.
July 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Yogi1096 Don't stay here
Air conditioner was so loud I could not sleep at night. Bath tub was slow draining. I had to stand in about 6 inches of water while taking a shower. Pillows were too soft. I got a neck ache. The curtain on the window was broken so it would not close correctly. I had to ask for more toilet paper because they did not give us enough. The elevators are so small. Only about people could fit without touching each other. Yuck! We finally got smart and started to use the service elevator which was much larger. The only good thing about it was that it was close to the beach. Cable TV connection kept freezing up while I was trying to watch TV
July 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mlTX Very unsatisfied with our recent stay
I have been bringing my family to this hotel for years during our summer vacation. This year we had the worst experience. When we arrived to check in, our room was unavailable. We left our phone number with the front desk so that we could be contacted as soon as our room was ready. Check in time is 4pm, after 2 hours we still hadn't received a call so I went back to the hotel to complain as to why my room still wasn't ready. I was then told that my room had been ready since 4pm and that they had called me several times. I was very upset that I had to wait 2 hours after the promised 4pm check in time and I did not appreciate being lied to. It was also upsetting that when we went to take our showers, we did not have any hot water.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BIGBEAR1015 Vacation with grand children, 7/17/2013
We all had a great and fun time , our crew was toatlly wiped out and water logged.
July 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tprose Needs Improvement
We have stayed at the hotel before last 2 years. It needs to be updated the carpet is damp in the rooms and the A/C does not blow as cold as it needs to. Instead of having complimentary coffee they now have complimentary lemonade? Why not do coffee in the morning and lemonade service in the afternoon. The stairwell stunk to high heaven and when I asked a worker what the smell was he didn't know and did not offer to find out either.
July 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GoVisitAustin Hotel badly needs updating
Yes, this hotel is on the beach. Yes, you have to drive to anything else you want to do or see. This hotel badly needs updating. The toilet was about 12" off the floor--a little too low. The bathroom was dim, and all the wood treatments are warped/splintered. It's just an old hotel and needs lots of attention. There are two other Holiday Inns in downtown that look MUCH nicer and newer. If I were to come to Corpus Christi again, I would stay at one of those properties.
July 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by crazylady22 comfortable bed
Hotel was good but disappointed in the beach. The seaweed had not been cleaned off of the sand like the other beaches that I have been too. Will not go back due to that reason, did not have anything to do with the hotel.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by canuxican Great stay!
My wife, our one year old daughter, and I had a GREAT stay here. The location is absolutely superb. Very easy access to a great beach. The hotel is nice. Our daughter LOVED the fish murals painted in the lobby. Everyone we encountered was very nice and made our stay just great.
We will be returning again this summer!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jalco Great Service
The staff assisted me to find a kennel for our dog and gave recommendations on restaurants and activities for the family. The room was nice as was the beach; it was an all-around good experience.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by debo627 comfortable and excellent service
Kay at the front desk was so nice, she deserves a raise.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan24 Best place to stay on the beach at North Padre Island
My wife and I took two of our grandchildren to the beach for three days and stayed at the Holiday Inn at North Padre Island. We had stayed there a few times before when it was called Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort and always enjoyed it. This was our best stay by far. The staff was fantastic. At first I suspected it was due to the fact that we are Priority Club Platinum members. But then I noticed that the staff treated everyone special. I particularly want to recognize Kay and Emily at the front desk. They both went out their way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. The staff in the restaurant, particularly Alexa and Daniele, were great as well. We will return again soon........we have 9 more grandchildren to treat to a beach experience at the Holiday Inn.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jerdude great place to take the kids!!
Right on the beach. you don't have to get sand in your car. walk right out of the lobby (and they provide beach towels) and you are on the beach. we were on the 6th floor so there was no stomping noise from above us. the rooms was clean. (the grout needed a good cleaning in the bathroom) the beds had mattress protectors on them which was nice to see. we ate breakfast both days at the restaurant and it was good. the pool was clean. the beach was good for a texas beach. the sand was nice and not too much seaweed. the water is a little murky but warm and you can walk pretty far out before it gets too deep. great for little kids. except you have to watch out for jellyfish. overall, we would definitely stay here again.
July 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sks51 3 day stay WONDERFUL
Arrived tired and stressed.. Left refreshed and relaxed... Not one thing to complain about.. Staff was pleasant, room was cool and clean.. I have stayed at this Holiday Inn once a year for over 20 years, I have seen improvements over the years.. Example my room was clean when I returned from the beach daily, this is a real plus. Note I do wish they would allow pets.... I have a 7 pound dog that I would like to bring. Cost is a little high but I attribute it being right on the beach.
June 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SvenS27 bad bad bad... won't stay again
I don't even know where to start. First, the "gym" was completely useless. None of the treadmills or elliptical worked. We asked the front desk about this and they said no one knew why it wasn't working but it wasn't going to be fixed for a few days.... good thing we would be gone by then. My girlfriend and I are both workout fanatics so we usually seek out a hotel that at least has some semblance of workout equipment and needless to say they failed in this area. Second, the restaurant there makes IHOP look like a Zagat restaurant. It took us forever to get service. Once we finally got service there was literally one other table of people and it took us over an hour to eat a salad and sandwich. The salad they some how forgot to include several contents to the salad, i.e. avocado, and the sandwich I ordered mashed potatoes to come with it and instead it came out with green beans and the server "accidentally forgot" to tell me they were out of mashed potatoes and just picked something else for me. How on earth can a restaurant run out of potatoes? The pool was disgusting with floating debris everywhere. The chair rental place had literally ONE chair left by 1pm and suggested that my gf and I just share a share. We ended up going to the hotel next door and using their pool since it was MUCH cleaner and had a clean pool.
The only saving grace was this hotels location right on the beach.
June 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nezzypoo Good for what we wanted
I liked this hotel. Their friendliness made up for what the location lacked, especially compared to our stay in San Antonio. If you plan on being at the beach for most of the stay, then this is a great place. But if you want to do stuff in town and tour, maybe not the best. Although it was a 15 to 20 min drive from everything the hotel was worth it. The room was clean. Smaller than the last room. It did have a humid feel, but what do you expect on the beach. The elevators could have been bigger and faster, but no big deal. They offer free parking is awesome and it seemed that every night there was something cool going on at the pool. Loved the atmosphere, we just wish it wasn't so far away from things like the aquarium, uss lexington, and the harbor area. If heading back, I would still reconsider this location for its accesibility to the beach.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oceanlady Overall Experience
Atmosphere* Beauty* Comfortable* We had a wonderful 2 nites. Room was comfortable. It was nice preparing meals in the room with the microwave* Ice machine wasent to far away for the cooler. We had a view of the Gulf* which words can not express on paper. The children looking out of the balcony seeing the Gulf for the First time in Texas. Only recret was the trip should of been longer* Breakfast was in the dining area* Children ate free* Server was extremly friendly* The omlets were fantastic* The special pancakes for the children sure put a smile on there face* Thank You Staff for a wonderful visit*
June 27, 2013