Corpus Christi is an excellent destination whether you’re here for business or leisure. It’s got a mix of everything, from history to art to science. Its various beaches and ocean getaways make it perfect for a summer trip.
Though it’s a stunning tourist spot, it’s a little calmer than its counterpart at South Padre Island. It’s also a quick trip from San Antonio, so it’s a great addition to any road trip.
Here are our top picks of the best hotels in Corpus Christi to prepare you!
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Typical starting prices: $177
Best for: couples, family
On-site amenities: pet-friendly, 2 swimming pools, Wi-Fi, bar, self-parking, fitness center, restaurants, cafe, business center, salon
Pros: Its location overlooking the waterfront is one of the hotel’s main selling points. Another plus is the Republic of Texas Bar & Grill.
Cons: Customer service seems to have varying reviews. Some of the maintenance needs to be updated as well.
The Omni hotel in downtown Marina bay is one of the best luxury hotels in town. It’s got great views and is so close to the Marina, with the airport just 15 minutes away.
The rooms are also some of the best the city has to offer. This 4-star hotel has about 500 rooms, from standard deluxe rooms to luxurious suites. These are the perfect rooms for a summer staycation! Each room has a balcony so you can see the views of the ocean and Corpus Christi Bay.
Rooms also have a flat-screen TV, desks, and free Wi-Fi.
On-site amenities: business center, indoor pool, restaurant, lounge, on-site parking, fitness center
Pros: People like the complimentary breakfast and evening reception (happy hour). The breakfast spread is a must-try.
Cons: There were some noise complaints from guests, and some housekeeping issues were raised.
This next hotel is 15 minutes from the beach and attractions like the Texas State Aquarium. It’s near boutique shops and casual eateries near the beach. Its location is pretty convenient as it’s not too far and not too near the crowded tourist area.
One of the best things guests have to say about this hotel is their complimentary made-to-order breakfast and evening reception. Business people like the hotel’s proximity to conference centers, while the spacious suites are favored by groups and families.
Rooms have a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, and Wi-Fi for a fee.
On-site amenities: outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, laundry, pet-friendly, parking, bar, on-site restaurant, business center, fitness center, cafe
Pros: The views for a casual hotel such as this is tough to beat. But many also remark that they have the friendliest staff around.
Cons: Since it’s so centrally located, you may hear the noise from downtown. Guests say that the walls are thin as well.
Best Western is a casual hotel with a great location and excellent water views. It’s within walking distance of Corpus Christi Bay.
You could choose a room with an ocean view for that staycation vibes. If that’s not enough, they have a rooftop pool with a panoramic view of the bay. There is also complimentary breakfast, or you could go out to any of the nearby restaurants in the area.
Rooms have a flat-screen TV, desk, microwave, and fridge.
On-site amenities: outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, restaurant, fitness center, business center. pet-friendly, bar
Pros: Guests say that the food tastes good at the on-site restaurant. They have clean rooms, but some things need to be updated.
Cons: Though the food is good, many say it’s too expensive. Plus, there were many complaints about parking lot security.
Suitable for people who are in the city for business. It has a good location, not too far and near the top destinations. Plus, the neighborhood has local restaurants, a movie theater, and is just by the medical center. Businessmen here for work will also find it easy to find places for leisure.
Their rooms have a 40-inch flat-screen TV, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker. You can choose from a standard guest room or a full-on suite. They’re both roomy with comfortable beds.
On-site amenities: swimming pool, restaurant, fitness center, bar, free Wi-Fi, business center
Pros: The staff is super friendly, and the location is excellent.
Cons: The place is slightly more expensive than typical Hampton Inn prices, and they could use an upgrade on amenities and facilities.
This hotel is not the most luxurious, but it’s a popular choice because of its value and location. This budget hotel is near many must-see spots like the Texas State Aquarium, the USS Lexington Museum, and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science. All these are just a short distance away.
The area is surrounded by beaches and local dining, and La Palmera is just 5 minutes away.
The rooms are clean and simple; no-frill, no fuss. In each one, they have a flat-screen TV, microwave, fridge, and a lap desk. A stay here also comes with a complimentary hot breakfast.
On-site amenities: free Wi-Fi, restaurant, fitness center, bar/lounge, free self-parking, conference space
Pros: spacious suites, friendly staff
Cons: rooms are simple with just a street view
V Boutique Hotel will prove to you that you don’t need fancy hotels to have a great hotel stay in town. Though small, this hotel will make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
They only have 8 rooms, so some amenities may be limited. But they’ve got friendly staff who will help you with your needs.
They feature rooms with modern fixtures and a cozy vibe. Some guests say their suites are worth their value as it’s more spacious than your average suite. They’re pretty simple as far as vacation accommodations go, but they deliver in quality, and their location is great.
They’re also located on top of a Vietnamese restaurant that you should try when you’re there. Many say this is a hidden gem in the downtown area, and you should try staying here when you’re in Corpus Christi.
Emerald Beach Hotel
Typical starting prices: $99
Best for: Couples, families
On-site amenities: restaurant, bars and lounge, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly
Pros: It’s a really good location right by the beach.
Cons: The hotel is a bit old and needs updating.
If you’re looking for a hotel that will put you in vacation mode, look no further than Emerald Beach Hotel. It’s one of the only beachfront resorts in Corpus Christi and the only one downtown. It’s right on the bay, and you can wake up daily with the beach in front of you.
If you want to see the other sights in the city, there is a trolley within walking distance of the hotel.
The rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge, flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and free Wi-Fi. They also got blackout drapes if that’s something you’re interested in.
On-site amenities: free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, outdoor pool
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: needs updating
Fairfield Inn is another hotel that doesn’t boast anything luxurious but is still a pretty solid choice for a hotel. It’s simple and affordable and close to many other locations. Both businessmen and travelers would like the area here. It’s also close to La Palmera Mall, different dining options, and North Beach.
Their rooms have a mini-fridge, desk, coffee machine, and a flat-screen TV. They’re clean and comfortable, and many remarks that their customer service is top-notch. You can also get a complimentary breakfast in the morning.