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Best Western Corpus Christi
Ranked #9 of 80 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

are at this hotel. Our room was on the 10th floor and we had an awesome view of the water and marina across the street. Our room was huge and very clean but it was dated and could certainly benefit from some cosmetic updates to the curtains and carpet.

As noted in previous reviews, the hotel is very close to an outdoor bandstand which plays until 1:30am so don't expect much sleep until after that. As we were just below the breakfast floor, we were awakened very early ( around 5:00am or so) with the staff up there rolling their trolleys of food around in preparation for the breakfast crowd. Also be advised that they are planning to renovate that flloor and add a bar and restaurant by the spring of 2012. Many 10th flloor guests will not get a lot of sleep when that happens!

Chris at the front desk was helpful and friendly; Kelly (I think. Redhead with should-length hair) was much less friendly and seemed to delight in "high-jacking" us with some request as we were leaving in the morning. Perhaps she is not aware of telephones and messages.

Overall, we would return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Room tip: don't get your room above the 9th floor.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jim C, Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review, 12 December 2011
Thanks for leaving your review. I am very pleased to hear that you overall had a good stay. I will be addressing the issues with Kelly, that you have mentioned. It is not our intent to do anything unethical, and this will be addressed. I have also passed your compliments on to Chris. Thanks again for staying with us and hope to see you in the future.
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college station, texas
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

This hotel has a great view of the Marina on the bay of Corpus Christi. They are currently remodeling most of the Hotel and making it better every week. The staff and management is very friendly and helpful. I stay here for business many times and will walk across to the Water Street Restaraunt to get the best sea food in Corpus. Live music is all arounnd. I will take my wife their to relax and have some fun. The walks on the Sea Wall are great and if you like looking at sail boats this is a great place to be. Wednesday evenings at 5 is sailboat racing. Entertainment is all over this area with plenty to do.

Room Tip: If you stay at room levels 7 & higher you will have a good view of the Marina & Bay.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jim C, Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review, 12 December 2011
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit us again.
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

We picked the hotel because of the location and we were not dissappointed.The views from the breakfast room were awesome.The hotel staff were very accomadating.The room was spacious enough even with 4 people and suitcases.The beds were very comfortable and the tv was positioned so whichever bed you took you could still watch it without straining your neck.There were previous reports of cars being broken into so rather than park the car in the undercover car park (which did seem a little dark even during the day) I opted to park mine in the open.Even tho the car was very warm when we got in I thought it would be a safer option.It does say that there are camera's monitoring the carpark so I figured if it was out in the open there would be more chance of catching anyone.We didnt hear of any break in while we were there.All in all a great hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Jim C, Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review, 12 December 2011
We appreciate your feedback and your business. I am glad that things were enjoyable for you. We hope that when you visit Corpus Christi again that you stay with us.
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

What a great location! My partner and I stayed for 2 nights here, The first room we were allocated was on the second floor and was spacious, spotlessly clean, with all the usual Best Western facilities ( coffee machine, fridge), plenty of pillows and the bed was comfortable. However, we hardly slept a wink due to the background loud rumble , we think from the hotel's generator. It was'nt noise from the air con. The next morning, after a pleasant enough breakfast ( served on 11th floor with views to die for over the bay), we asked at reception if anything could be done about the noise,and were immediately offered an alternative room on 7th floor. We were invited to inspect this room before making a decision. The background noise could still be slightly heard but not to the extent that it would be disturbing. Having quickly changed rooms, we had a peaceful second night!
The hotel provided free on site parking, and also free use of a laundry ( you just have to pay for small pack of detergent). This was really useful as we were in the middle ofa 2 week tour of Texas and had brought minimal luggage.
The location of the hotel was great, just across the road was the sea front and harbour, great for strolling along. Behind the hotel was a really good restaurant called the Water St Oyster Bar ( serving a great selection of seafood, chicken, steaks, salads etc) A short drive away across the bridge to USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium. We took a one hour harbour tour, and visited the Lexington ( aircraft carrier museum) both of which provided good entertainment and interest for our one full day in CC. If travelling to CC, we would recommend staying on the Northshoreline Boulevarde area in preference to anywhere on South Padre Island Drive, the latter being very built up and busy, and far less peaceful.
All in all, The Best Western Marina Grand was absolutely fine for a couple of nights, and was good value.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jim C, Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review, 10 October 2011
I am glad to here that you enjoyed your stay.
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

My husband and I stayed here one Saturday night in mid-September. We did not have reservations, and there was a large contingent of senior tennis players staying in this hotel that weekend. However, I was still able to walk in from just down the block and secure a double Queen room on the 7th floor with a gorgeous view of the marina. (#710). The young lady at the front desk was extremely nice, polite and helpful.

Our room was actually quite nice, especially for the price. The view was pretty stunning, all things considered, and you could actually step out onto a "standing room only" balcony and look out over the marina. The bed and bedding were very clean and quite comfortable. The other elements of our room were fairly described as standard, except for the shower head, which was sub-par, indeed. It was too low, and a miserable fixture. The common areas were clean and bright, but pretty standard and not particularly impressive. The elevators were not "slower" than those of the Bellagio in Vegas or the Four Seasons Chicago when a large number of people are using them all at once.

The breakfast on the 11th floor is pretty cool, actually, because it is in a large space and the view, again, is terrific. The food was on par with most Best Westerns, although there were raves about the (Texas-shaped) waffles, which I did not have. (I realize it's probably inevitable and unavoidable at this cost, but there is something not quite completely "hospitable" about eating off of paperware with plastic cutlery to me...unless I'm actually on a picnic or something like that.)

The area has several decent places to eat, well within walking distance. Two, at least, are out in the marina itself. I must note, too, that I am not actually surprised that others have had issues with vandalism to and theft from their vehicles--not that there is any particularly negative characteristic about the parking area itself. It is right next to the hotel, and it is "open." (Maybe that's the problem.) There is a noticeable number of transient, down on their luck folks in the streets just behind this hotel, and a sad number of vacant commercial spaces on those streets. It seems clear that the economic downturn has had a significant negative impact upon this part of Corpus. The owners of this hotel cannot control this factor, to be sure. It is also not at all unusual for any waterfront area to have this happening, unfortunately. If there was any way to do so, it would be excellent to hire a "night watchman" for the parking area, in my humble opinion.

This place is sort of a "gem in the rough," mostly due to the location (regarding the view and vicinity to the marina) and the friendly, competent staff. The "rough" part is the current state of the neighborhood behind it, which I'm optimistically thinking is temporary.

Room Tip: Get the full-on marina view, on the 10th floor, if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jim C, Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review, 10 October 2011
Thanks for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. I am pleased to here about your stay and hope that you will return. Thanks,
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Although some reviews have complained about noise and break-ins, etc, our stay was very nice. Good location for walking to either restaurants or the marina and friendly staff. No noise but it was early in the week. Free breakfast on the 11th floor was a nice touch. If the elevators are slow, then take the stairs and get some exercise.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

First room we got had a/c problem. Second room we got had pair of dirty socks and toe nail clipping from previous guest. Manager was hard to get in touch with but gave us offers and points. Would rather have had the first night comped for all the trouble or next night so we stayed somewhere else second night. Good view and breakfast though.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Best Western Corpus Christi
Address: 300 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2565 (Formerly Best Western Marina Grand Hotel)
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Corpus Christi
#19 Business Hotel in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Corpus Christi 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Corpus Christi Hotel. Overlooking Corpus Christi Bay and Marina, the hotel is across from the historic seawall, and minutes from beautiful beaches, restaurants, fishing boats, piers, golf courses, museums and attractions, such as the American Bank Center Arena, Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington, Selena Museum and Padre Island. ... more   less 
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