Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 296
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by timpug Great GM and Frienliest staff in Texas
Anyone who hasn't stayed at the Holiday Inn North Padre is missing out on the best/friendliest hotel management and staff anywhere. This property is clean, right on the beach and lots of fun to stay at.
I didn't get everyone's name...but Joe the GM is great, Kay and Yvette at the front desk are friendly and all about service. Connie in the restaurant is terrific!
Great staff, great fun, great value and very comfortable and clean. Only one problem...I didn't want to leave.
Great job Joe and staff!
November 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tazman49 Ocean view was nice but room was not in good mechanical shape
2nd floor room. Water front view was very nice.
Room door was very rickety. The frame of the latch side of the door had broken loose from the support structure and was very wobbly.
The balcony door would not latch and the lock was very stiff.
The air conditioner "wheezed" on and off. Very annoying.
We did inform the front desk of the above conditions. They were not repaired.
Cleanliness was OK but the carpet was very dirty. Glad we travel with slippers.
The restaurant on Sunday AM was horribly understaffed. Joe was our waiter. Took over 30 minutes just take our orders. Joe was busing tables, taking orders, serving, and running back and forth to the kitchen. Not a good experience at all.
We were there 9-13 November I realize this is off season but I can't believe that it was so much different than any other off season.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jeanze Great Location, Great Bed, Great Staff
We had a family gathering in Corpus Christi to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday. She lives in Corpus. We flew in from all parts of the country and decided we wanted to be near the beach, so the location is ideal. This IS an older hotel on the ocean. No hiding that fact. And I wasn't thrilled with what I would call "moderate" cleanliness of the bathroom, BUT... the ocean view was fabulous, and we were particularly impressed with how incredibly comfortable the beds and pillows were, and THAT is what really matters to us during a hotel stay. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the bar on the beach. Huge kudos for the Sunday brunch buffet at the hotel restaurant. They accommodated 15 of us, the wait staff was a blast, the food was fantastic, the mimosas kept flowing, and there was even entertainment (and he was great)! Lastly, because we booked months in advance, I'd forgotten that we opted for the breakfast option. At check-in, they neglected to give us our breakfast coupons. The woman who checked us out realized the error. She was swamped when we were in a hurry to get to the airport leaving, but she promised to adjust the bill and make the deduction before charging the credit card. My husband and I exchanged a skeptical look, but a few days later back home I checked my credit card account. The adjustment had been made as promised. So, in spite of the aged condition of the hotel and a little mustiness from the ocean damp, we would (and probably will) stay again and recommend it to others.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by henz Comfortable bed and great service
All the staff was super-nice.The room was very clean. We thoroughtly enjoyed our stay.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnP1965 Great views
My wife and I have been to this hotel 4 or 5 times in recent years and always enjoy our stays. The staff is helpful and accommodating. We always stay on the beach view side and the balcony is almost worth the whole room. Wonderful views of the sunrise on that side. The only negative this time that we stayed was that we got called in our room twice from the front desk saying that they had complaints that we were smoking. My wife nor I have EVER been smokers, so that was quite annoying. The coffee bar was a nice addition as well. We will definitely be back.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RC80 Enjoyed our stay
The room was clean & bright. The staff was friendly & accommodating. The beach was right out the door with a bar, a restroom, and a rinse station. We felt safe, we could see our car from the room, and were able to relax & enjoy the stay. We brought a canopy & sat on the beach for hours.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AEDQueen overall was great due to being on the beach
When I was making my reservation, the guy on the reservation line told me to remind the front desk folks upon checking in for me to receive my coupon for a free drink. I of course did ask for my coupon and the young lady stated she was new and would ask another person and call me in my room. I also asked if there were any upgrades available. She state no. So i checked in, got my room key and proceeded to the room on the second floor. Much to my surprise...the room was horrible. Obviously someone had smoked...the promised beach view was a pebble roof with a brick wall. If you tip toed you could look over the wall which was about 12-15 feet away from my window, you might see the beach. I went back and now the front desk was crowded. I waited my turn...requested a new room and was accommodated nicely. I asked again about the free drink ticket. Again I was blown off and told they knew nothing about that. The customers behind me were laughing and said NICE TRY...the front desk girls kinda laughed as well like i was crazy or something. Well I found my email reservation where it clearly stated I had a free drink upon checkin. I left the hotel and showed the front desk and made the indication that I was not NEEDING the free drink as I had money, however, I was NOT crazy, nor was I TRYING TO PULL A FAST ONE. They were a bit shy due to knowing I heard them giggling with the other customer. I survived, I left the hotel to go somewhere else for dinner instead of staying there..and I NEVER did get my free drink. I think it was a nice place and i might even stay again because it is on the beach and I work in Corpus quite a bit, but i would like to be treated a little better. Thanks
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by horizon3 great service great location
perfect location on the beach, staff was very friendly and helpful
service was excellent, beach front room is definitely worth the extra
the room was nicely decorated. I would recommend this hotel. wonderful sunrise view from the room
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beachlover60 Awesome view and balcony!
This is our fifth stay this year. Our business has us within an hour of Corpus Christi several times a year. We always stay in this hotel. Two of the five times we extended our stay by another day just to enjoy the area and this hotel. Ocean view rooms with balcony are great and worth the extra money. Most of the year we sleep with the balcony door open to enjoy the sea breeze and surf noise in the background. We always leave relaxed and rejuvenated and looking forward to our next stay. Walks along the beach, or the seawall, at dawn and or sunset, priceless! Breakfast in the restaurant is excellent. If the beach water is too cold, they have a regular pool, heated pool and hot tub to enjoy. All of the pools have a beach view. Clearly we love the location and the facilities, but the hotel has always provided outstanding friendly service and a very clean environment.
October 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dubie76 Bad experience
I found it horrible that I had to walk my two small girls trough the outdoor bar area to the 2 outdoor pools. There were many drunk smoking adults and this was something no parent should have to subject their children to.
About 5am it was chilly so I turned on the heater in the room when all of a sudden the smoke alarm goes off and wakes my entire family and scares the kids.
I was disappointed that the entire beach area behind the hotel was taken up by some athletic event that was taking place the following day.
October 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Johncme Watch your bill
I have never had my bill so messed up. They charged the wrong card. Then they had charged three and three credit. Got to my room and it was not clean. There was a towel down in the bathroom and beds were not made that nicely. I still love to stay at this property. I guess you can say this was not the norm for this Holiday Inn.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drama01068 Very Pleased
Booked a room at the last minute and was very impressed with the accommodating staff! We got there before check in time but we were given a room immediately. Awesome view and very comfortable bed. I'm giving the Sleep Quality a Good rating because of the pillows. We had a king size bed and the pillows were not even twin size! They were tiny! I asked for extra's but never got them. The smoke alarm was "beeping" and I told one of the housekeeping staff about it. A maintenance man came right up and fixed it.
Food / beverage needs some help. We ate at the restaurant and were not impressed with quality for the price. I did enjoy the salad that came with my meal....but that was about it.
I can't say enough about Kay at the front desk. She is the sweetest lady I have met in a very long time. She helped me with my boarding passes at 7am and was bright and chipper!! She was also the one who got us in a room early...
One other thing I thought needs improvement...the hotel is on the beach but there is no place to rinse off your feet!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LisaM7 Perfect on the beach location
Side view means just that but you do still have a view. We rented a golf cart that is available to rent for beach use and it allowed us to travel much further. It was nice since my husband has a bad knee. The lobby has nice artwork that makes this location inviting. Bathrooms are updated and beds were comfortable and there was no room noises from others rooms. I would stay there again. This hotel IS on the beach and you can walk right onto the beach. That is nice.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GaryGray Weekend Stay
My wife and son and I stayed at this hotel Friday and Saturday night. The hotel is older, our toilet clogged and the repair man said it needed replacement parts. Why did the hotel allow this to occur - they knew the toilet was bad.
Also, the maid service was not that great - we had to ask several times for extra towels and soap, the message never seemed to get communicated to the person who could provide the extra towels. As such, the service was not that great.
The one good thing about this hotel is the fact that it sits right on the beach - a big plus for me and my son.
This hotel is not cheap - there are other newer, better hotels close by and I would recommend them over this particular hotel.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by angel214 beach getaway
yes this is an older hotel....BUT your on the beach. The customer service is fabulous and the food was great. A band on the weekend that the whole family can enjoy . AND you walk out of your room onto the beach and into the ocean!!!!!! Perfect getaway
October 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OskNMic Too many locals at the pool area / Fair Service
We have been coming to this hotel for the past 14 years. It was great at one time, but it seems that every time we come it gets worst and worst every year. There is always so many locals at the bar and pool area and now with the beach allowing motor vehicles to drive and park right in front of the hotel. What are we paying for now? One can rent a room at the hotels right across the road from the holiday inn for a lower price with the same values and just use the holiday inn bar and pool. We are looking for a different place to vacation at. I would not recommend this place to anyone!!!
October 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tns67 ok stay
when we booked there was not a lot of imfo on the rooms. when we arrived and found that our rooms didn't face the gulf they gave us a .great deal for the rooms we wanted. in our room most was great but the fridge wasn't that cold the door to the deck had major draft that the room wouldn't cool had to use towel to stop draft other than that the room was great!! we plan on coming back for three days in sept 2014 but will ask for the room we were in room 609 hopefully by then the draft issue will be fixed.along with the fridge most staff was great the sand bar bartenders was grade [ A ] we loved being out there with them as far as the bar inside the bar tender wasn't as friendly. The pools were clean along with the exterior areas over all the stay was nice.
October 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Shellseeker Great location
Tear it down and build a new one! This hotel has a good front desk staff, interesting aquarium built into the front desk, and pretty ocean themed murals on the walls - that's about the nicest things I can say about it. It's old and worn out and needs more than just updating. When I opened the balcony door I found a bunch of towels piled outside around the base of the door which I think was to try to help keep the humidity out of the room. The exposed toilet plumbing is rusty and corroded. The handle in the bathtub fell off when I went to turn the water on. The small round table and three chairs were chipped, scratched and SO dirty, I had difficulty making myself handle them to just pull them out of our way. Face it, this hotel has seen better days and it's time to replace it. The best part about it is the location. Right on the beach with a nice boardwalk extending in both directions for some distance. I have stayed here only once before and was very hesitant to do it again, but with the lack of other places with a location this good I just sucked it up and did it. The bed was WAY too high for a person of my height 5'4", but once I got up on it at least it was clean and comfortable. So, if you don't mind a "two star" room to have the satisfaction of a "five star" ocean front location you won't mind staying here. I probably won't again unless or until they build something new.
October 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by kwg55 Needs Improvment
We have stayed at this Holiday in the past and it was a great stay. This past September, 2013 our stay was not very good. The microwave did not work, the AC didn't work when we first arrived but was fixed quickly. Housekeeping never came to clean our room and we were out of the room from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. We had to go and ask for towels. The bartender was rude and the drinks were so bad we took them back and didn't return there the rest of our stay. With being so close to the beach the pools were full of people from the beach. Peopole in tents from the beach were using the pool and it made it very crowded. On the morning we were to check out housekeeping came at 9:00am and ask when we would be leaving. The front office staff were very pleasant and seemed truly concerned about our complaints.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bluedogs02 Holiday Inn on the Beach!!
Just spent one night but really enjoyed it. The Inn is close to the National Seashore and right on the beach on N. Padre. The staff was just lovely and professional, the room was wonderfully clean and the ambience was great. I didn't eat there so I cannot comment on the dining room. I would highly recommend this as a lovely get-away close to home. MJBailey
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jkewllin love at first stay
This was my first trip to North Padre. I've been to Port A twice, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island beaches this summer, and North Padre island was my favorite beach. This is a lovely place. I had breakfast at the in-hotel restaurant twice and had dinner once. Everything was very good! I liked that there were two pools. It was nice not having to share the swimming pool with 100 children because the larger pool is 4-8ft. The beach access is perfect, and this hotel has the best toiletries any hotel has had that I've ever stayed at.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GovEmployee234 Ralph
I find the hotel a good value and easy place to relax. I recommend the beds get new matresses and the towels are very rough. I still like the property and staff.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turning50 I will go every year!
Fantastic location, staff was amazing! Front deak clerk new it was my birthday and had champagne in the room when we got in from the beach. Beds were super compfy!!!
October 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jchamb63 Not what I would expect from a good hotel
I rented the best ocean view with balcony room. The room did not smell fresh and clean. The mini fridge did not work. It had to be replaced twice to finally get one that worked. The bathroom only had scalding hot water. It was also leaking under the sink. I had to call maintenance 3 time to finally get it fixed. The carpet outside the room in the hallway stay soaked all the time. The cleaning crew did not replace the in-room coffee. For what could be a very nice beachfront hotel, it was a very disappointing experience.
October 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NewToTexas Sunflower seeds in corners of room but great beach location
My husband and I stayed here with a friend visiting from Brazil. The staff was friendly and let us have late check out. The room itself was fine, however there were sunflower seeds on the floor in the corners. Also, housekeeping had not given us any shampoo, conditioner only. That being said, the hotel is in a great beach location and we had a great time splashing around. Didn't use the outdoor pool but it looked a lot smaller than on the photos I saw. We found the food in the area to be a bit lacking and ended up going to Aransas for breakfast.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jangel Relaxing time
We had a wonderful stay. So restful. The staff was great.
thank you Holiday Inn for the gift bag we received as
Priority Club members.
Can't wait to come back!
September 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Manchaca Unique problems
1) The "key" to enter the room seldom worked. A new "key" was not much better. Usually took 6 or more tries to open the door.
2) Absolutely no cold water in bathroom in the AM; a shower was impossible as water was scalding hot. Interesting--the water in the toilet bowl was hot ! Uh?
3) The door to the porch (facing the Gulf) had a door handle about to fall off.
We've been going to this hotel for about 20-years and it seems that every time we have some difficulty with the accomodations. What keeps us coming is the splendid location by the Gulf.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by george122222 ocean view
beware of what is referred to as an "ocean view", you could be staring at a parking lot
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GinGin913 Great bed, nice bathroom
My stay was last minute on a busy weekend and was easily accommodated. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was great and with a fantastic view! Just an all around fun place to stay right on the beach!
September 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon35 Weekend at teh Beach
My husband & I went to the beach for our anniversary. The young lady checking us in asked if we were there celebrating a special occasion and sent up a bottle of champagne for us which was totally unexpected and delightful. We've been to many beach hotels and know that in that salty, wet environment it is difficult to maintain appearance & cleanliness; however, most hotels do a better job than this one. The lobby, restaurant, halls & rooms need to be updated and thoroughly cleaned. The breakfast buffet was not as fresh and good as some of the free ones we've gotten at other hotels. We love that this facility is right on the beach and the staff was interested and friendly, but the facility is lacking.
September 16, 2013