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Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach
Ranked #55 of 80 Hotels in Corpus Christi
minnesota
1 review
“Great location..terrible rooms!”
Reviewed 31 January 2010

This was our 3rd year staying here and I can say the "Quality" decreases by the year! We had to be moved to 3 rooms before finding an acceptable one..and that one was awful...bad smelling carpet, filthy bathroom floors, cobwebs, dust everywhere..it is too bad. The staff is friendly enough, the location great..why these owners want/allow this condition is comletely confusing..try looking elsewhere before booking here!
We will NOT by staying again!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2010

Would not recommend this hotel. The 1st room we were in had dead ants in the bathtub and on the windowsill. The 2nd room had cobwebs with tiny spiders in the corner behind the table. There was also a (dead?) roach there.
Our tv remote didn't work. Our key didn't work, but maintenance
repaired it promptly. There are better places to stay in Corpus!

  • Stayed January 2010
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Roswell, NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach in Corpus Christi provided a wonderful atmosphere for our much needed vacation. Although the room we were in was an older part of the facility, we had a bayview room with a balcony provides a close and clear view of the Gulf. The price was great, also, and with Quality Inn's affiliation with Choice Privileges, provides quality at great value. The room was clean, well appointed, and comfortable. The door to the balcony was a bit swollen from the sea moisture, but closed well and gave us a feeling of protection. Good breakfast provided, very clean swimming pool, and supurb access within walking distance to the Lexington, Texas Aquarium, Texas Art Museum and the Texas Museum of Science and History. A great "Go To" place.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cypress, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2009

I read a the reviews and decided to stay here. I can except the part that it is tired as the reviews said. It was low cost for Corpus. I accepted the part that I booked 2 rooms and there was no towels and blanket in one and the other had one light burned out and the doors did not shut properly. What I cannot tolerate is rude people at the front desk. On the first morning we left our room to have breakfast at 6:45. We had to wait in line for waffles while people made 5 waffles for their family. that's ok still not unhappy. But upon returning to our room at 7:15 we could not get in. This happens get a new key at front desk. We did and it did not still work. At the front desk we went asking for a maintenance to get us back into our room. The front desk clerk just kept suffling papers with no eye contact or verbal acknoledgement. We asked again with the same result. Finally my husband raised his voice and a respose came forth. You do not need to be rude and yell. He said can't you at least acknwledge me? She then said she was working on it but there was no maintenance and we would have to wait to 9:00 for someone to come in. We said that there was someone at the pool. We were told they were busy and we had to wait til 9 am. The maid over hearing the conversation went out the door . I followed her and she went to the pool man and told him of the problem. I told him I was the one asked for help and he said he would take care of it. Give him a few minutes. He came back with a key and got us back into our room. I must say the help is great. Why could the maid not be trusted with the key in the first place. The management is very poor at this establishment. If it can ruin your time to be on a vacation or escape weekend do not trust this place. The Omni or Radisson gives better service.

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Austin, TX
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2009

The room was small but clean. We had what they call the courtyard view. We had a balcony that overlooked the pool area and we could see the ocean beyond it. It was a good view. The pool is nice and well kept. The hotel overall was a little bit run down, our balcony door vibrated in the wind, but I would stay here again. It exceeded expectations at $89 a night.
Breakfast is free, but it's waffles and pastries and cereal. If you want a hot breakfast, Mama Sitas is in walking distance. Check in time is late - 4pm. But the Lexington and the aquarium are extremely close to the hotel. You can walk down and do the touristy stuff.
The Beach - I stayed here because I wanted a beach front hotel and couldn't afford to stay on North Padre Island or Mustang Island. The beach is right outside the hotel, but it's a very rocky coarse beach. If you want the soft sandy gorgeous beaches, you will have to drive to them. Luckily the two islands are only a short drive away. We were able to drive or walk to anywhere we wanted to go quickly and the beach outside of the hotel was not crowded during the weekday mornings and we were able to lay outside on the sand and listen to the waves and relax.
If you want the nicer white sand beaches right outside of your hotel room, this isn't the hotel you want. But, if you want a decent hotel at under $100 on the beach, I can recommend the Quality Inn.

Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2009

My partner and I went for a long vacation weekend on the 4th.

In general I can simply say all of my expectations were exceeded.

Staff- ever present and very helpful with info and items
Room- clean, excellent dark shades, all the modern amenities, fabulous view (over half the rooms have small balconies and great views)
Service- consistently great, linens refreshed regularly
Location- could not be better, both for beach access and town access
Pool- deep and relaxing, many shade benches and lounges
Hot tub- warm and always accessible

As it was a busy weekend, parking was crowded, but they had people consistently checking wrist bands and car tags the entire time.

I would stay here a hundred times over and encourage everyone to give this a shot. The ability to walk from a great breakfast to a deep pool to the ocean with a fabulous view of the Lexington and downtown Corpus and back again is amazing.

We did not bring pets, but saw lots of dogs, definitely welcome!

My sole complaint were the screaming, running, splashing, falling (which led to more screaming) kids and the dozing parents who took no interest whatsoever in actually being responsible for their kids.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Central Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2009

when this facility promotes itself as "on the beach", they are not foolin' around...the back of the property is **RIGHT** on Corpus Christi Bay's beach - overall, the facility was clean & well-maintained - exterior is showing its age a little, but we by no means felt that we were staying in a dump - the furnishings in our room (pool view) were a little dated, but adequate - staff were extremely friendly and helpful - pool was **LARGE** and deep (8 feet) - use of the pool is monitored closely by the staff (registered guests get bracelets to wear during stay -- if you are found in the pool without a bracelet, you are asked to get out) - breakfast was toast, bagels, cereals, juices, hard-boiled eggs, fruit and waffles - facility is within walking distance of both the Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium - CONS: (1) parking is tight, so late arrivals may have difficulty finding a spot to park (parking is monitored closely through the use of passes) (2) breakfast area is pretty cramped and food was in short supply towards the end of breakfast hours

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach
Address: 3202 E Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1219
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on Corpus Christi Beach next to 2 premier attractions, this beachfront hotel offers the best fun in the sun in Corpus Christi. Along with a free deluxe continental breakfast you will also enjoy the largest outdoor pool of any hotel in town. All with a view of the ocean! We have a room and rate for everyone and our deluxe amenity package includes a refrigerator and microwave, free high speed internet, coffee maker and beachfront guestrooms. USS Lexington and Texas aquarium are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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