When we checked into the hotel, we were told that we were in a room with 2 double beds (6th floor), even though our reservations specifically said a king with a pull out. We were told that we were in the room we were in and there was nothing that could be done. We went to the room, and I proceeded to have one if the most terrible sleeps of my life.
I either shared a double bed with my 9 yo son or my 6'5 husband. I chose my son. Not only is sleeping with him like sleeping with a pile of snakes, there was a terrible smell in the room - chemicals or paint - something along those lines that made me feel so sick all night long.
I went to the front desk the next morning and showed them our reservation, told them about the smell, and they were more than happy to move us! We finally got into the room that we had made the reservation for! It was very comfortable, very nice. The only problem I had was that it overlooked the marina and the pool, and the doors to the deck were locked. I figured they were worried about a college student there on spring break jumping from the deck into the pool.
When we pulled out the pull out from the couch, there was a large bleach stain on the mattress, indicating to me that staff had tried to bleach out the accident. I asked for a new mattress, but they didn't have any, however, they did bring us a rollaway bed.
The restaurant was pretty good (I'm not a foodie - as long as it isn't terrible and fills me up, I'm good), the staff in the morning much more on the ball than the staff at night.
I know they are going through renovations, so to me this felt like a hotel that has a lot of potential, but the staff hasn't quite been given all the tools need to make it work. I think this will be a great hotel in the very near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina hotel. Conveniently located in downtown Corpus Christi, experience an iconic coastal hotel overlooking the beautiful sparkling waters of the bayfront. Our luxurious hotel is directly across the street from the historic seawall and within an easy walk of local night life, restaurants, fishing and more. This includes the Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington, Museum of Science and History, Whataburger Field and the American Bank Center. Take time and go for a swim and sunbathe by our beautiful indoor and outdoor pool offering panoramic views of the Corpus Christi Marina. The Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina hotel is located in downtown Corpus Christi near many corporate locations offering convenient access to our business guest. These locations include the American Bank Convention Center, Exxon Mobil, Christus Spohn Hospital and Koch Industries. This 100% non smoking facility features large meeting and banquet space offering delicious catering menus. Our hotel offers a truly unique and enjoyable experience for all of our guests whether you are visiting for business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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