I have always been a free loader when it came to this website. Before I went on a vacation, I would always read the sometimes interesting comments but never would write one myself. I just recently returned from a four night stay at the El Constante Condo's in Corpus Christie. aka North Padre Island / J.P. Luby Beach.
Every year we head down to the El Constante as a family and spend our time on the beach. Just to let you know how long we have been going there, my first time I was about 14 years old, I'm now 33.
For the most part we have enjoyed our time down there but after this trip, I am going to have to convince my mother to let us head to Port A for future vacations.
When we checked in, the lady working the counter was less than nice. I know that sounds petty, and I realize we all have bad days but not only was she cold to my wife she could not tell us if the city had been picking up the seaweed that was taking over the beach. How could you not know? You work 50 feet from the ocean!
The condo itself was somewhat clean, other than the short hair found in our bed. The place has worn down over time but that's expected in the salt air and humidity.
The trip was good however on our last full day we were approached by an employee while out at the pool. She informed us that there was no alcohol allowed in the pool area. (We were drinking beer out of can's) I apologized but told her that every day after the beach we had been bringing our cooler out to the pool and it had never been a problem nor had anyone told in the previous days. Keep in mind I was with my 75 year old dad and my 72 year old mother so it's not as if we were getting crazy. We were polite and told her we would finish up and throw our cans away at which time she walked back into the office. It was then that I realized that she had walked by two other groups who were all drinking beer (one lady had a bottle of beer) and they were never told anything.
About two minutes later she came back out of the office, passed the same beer drinking groups and told us that we HAD to throw our beer cans out. She explained why the rule had been put in place then told us, if you want to put the beer in cups that would be fine. (So what is it, beer or no beer?)
I guess my point is this; We go to the coast as a family every year. We spend the day on the beach playing horseshoes and swimming in the water. As a Texas Boy I have always enjoyed a cold beer on a hot summer day. I am big on being polite and treating others as I am treated. Well, on that day, I took the high road because this self proclaimed "manager" was not very nice. If you feel the same way, El Constante is not for you. If you have young children then you may want to check it out.
I have to convince my mom that we need to go somewhere else for our summer vacation.
.......I gotta get outta here!!!!!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- El Constante Beachfront Condominiums Hotel Corpus Christi