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What travelers to Corpus Christi are saying

Very industrial place... Not much to do there if you're on a budget. Not that many tourist destination. I wouldn't come back here for any reason that does not involve family or friends.
yessy N. May 18, 2015
I love Corpus Christi. It's my favorite city. It has everything I love. I'm a native Texan and lived in Florida. Rather live in corpus Christi.
:( disappointed Jul 13, 2015
I love Corpus Christi loved visiting my family but the over night stay wasn't good.
JAKE R. Jul 21, 2015

Corpus Christi is the Lone Star State's island oasis

As the largest coastal city in Texas and the gateway to the wildly popular Padre Island, Corpus Christi sees thousands of travelers and revelers pass through on their way to local beaches and other area destinations every year. The city itself is home to the floating USS Lexington Museum, a sparkling bay front area, the Texas State Aquarium, and other attractions suitable for kids. By visiting Corpus Christi, you can enjoy the excitement of Padre Island, including water sports, while immersing yourself in a unique cultural experience on Texas' southern shores.

Things to see


Along the city's impressive bay front area, you'll find a series of compact, gazebo-like structures called miradors. Each one contains a plaque commemorating an important event in the city's history, so this is a great way to learn the story of Corpus Christi while taking in its gorgeous waterfront. As an added bonus, the miradors provide shelter from the sun—an invaluable asset in the summer.

USS Lexington

Corpus Christi has a long, proud tradition of naval aviation, and this incredible decommissioned aircraft carrier is a tool for teaching visitors about it. Nicknamed the “Blue Ghost” after seemingly being sunk during WWII and then being spotted intact by the Japanese military, the massive Lexington can hardly be missed nowadays. The on-site museum provides in-depth information about World War II and the Lexington's role in the conflict, and it also helps visitors connect the dots between Corpus Christi and the events that unfolded around the world during that pivotal time.

Texas State Aquarium

Of the many notable exhibits at this state-of-the-art aquarium, Islands of Steel is among the most educational and fascinating. It recreates the habitat that develops around an oil platform to provide a glimpse into the way humans affect sea creatures and ocean environments. There's a lot more to the aquarium than that, including the Floating Phantoms exhibit, which boasts an 800-gallon tank with jellyfish and sea nettles. Most species in this exhibit are found in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, providing insight into the area's natural environment off the coast of Corpus Christi before you plunge into the water yourself.

Padre Island National Seashore

Because it's the longest undeveloped barrier island in the country, North Padre Island provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventures of both the serene and more active varieties. From otherworldly bird-watching to delightfully secluded beaches, the seashore is a must-see for anyone who visits Corpus Christi. Note that the majority of the island is only accessible via four-wheel-drive vehicles. If you don't arrive in Corpus Christi with your own, don't worry; you can rent one easily in the city. Take your time driving along the sand to fully appreciate the pristine splendor of Texas' Gulf Coast.

Traveling to Corpus Christi

With its location within the city limits, Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is a convenient option for air travelers and is generally the airport used when flying to the city. San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is also a viable option.

Interstates 37 and 77 deliver car travelers to the city and the coast, and there's a Greyhound station downtown for those who arrive via bus. The nearest Amtrak station is located in San Antonio.


Corpus Christi is blessed with year-round warm, sunny weather. Temperate but strong breezes from the Gulf help to keep the humidity in check, and area beaches are always there if the heat becomes tough to bear.

When to visit

If you'd like to explore the city and surrounding areas without massive crowds, you should avoid visiting in March, which is when spring break revelers descend on the region en masse. As with any beach community, hotel prices tend to peak during the summer. That being said, if you'd like to splurge and enjoy finer amenities on your vacation or corporate trip, you can't go wrong with a Corpus Christi beach hotel.

Corpus Christi is a unique location for the sprawling state of Texas. Though one of the larger cities in the state, it is most easily defined as a beach town, and the city's duality may be its biggest appeal.

Recently booked Corpus Christi hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Plaza Inn 4 hours ago 3 stars $96
BEST WESTERN on the Island
North Padre Island
4 hours ago 3 stars $109
La Quinta Inn Corpus Christi South
South Padre Island Drive
4 hours ago 3 stars $97
5 hours ago 3 stars $117
Courtyard by Marriott Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
6 hours ago 3 stars $154
Econo Lodge & Suites 17 hours ago 2 stars $80
La Quinta Inn & Suites Corpus Christi Northwest 20 hours ago 3 stars $113
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Corpus Christi Padre Is
North Padre Island
20 hours ago 3 stars $78
TownePlace Suites Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
20 hours ago 2 stars $116
Red Roof Inn Corpus Christi South
South Padre Island Drive
21 hours ago 3 stars $77

Recently Rated Corpus Christi Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Motel 6 Corpus Christi East - North Padre Island
South Padre Island Drive
2.9 / 5
80 reviews
2 stars $65
TownePlace Suites Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
4.5 / 5
4 reviews
2 stars $116
Americas Best Value Inn Corpus Christi North Airport
2.7 / 5
29 reviews
2 stars $78
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CORPUS CHRISTI
South Padre Island Drive
4.2 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $143
Red Roof Inn Corpus Christi South
South Padre Island Drive
3.0 / 5
57 reviews
3 stars $77
Knights Inn Ocean Drive Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
2.1 / 5
36 reviews
2 stars $62
SpringHill Suites Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $154
Comfort Suites Near Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
4.2 / 5
12 reviews
2 stars $171
Courtyard by Marriott Corpus Christi
South Padre Island Drive
4.0 / 5
44 reviews
3 stars $154
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Corpus Christi Padre Is
North Padre Island
3.6 / 5
54 reviews
3 stars $78

Featured Corpus Christi Hotels

From $77

1 Red Roof Inn Corpus Christi South

3 stars
3.0 / 5 57 reviews

6805 South Padre Island Dr

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The Red Roof Inn Corpus Christi South is perfectly situated to visit many of Corpus Christi's top destinations including the lively downtown area and the luxurious beaches. The Red Roof Inn Corpus...

wonderful family trip.
The hotel was in downtown corpus. Which was great for us. It was close to restaurants and shops. They kept the pool and room spotless. It was quiet and animal and children friendly. We would...
Jul 18, 2015
From $136

2 Hyatt Place Corpus Christi

3 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

6773 South Padre Island Drive

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Hyatt Place Corpus Christi is a new kind of hotel that puts style, innovation and The Hyatt Touch within everyone's reach. Our guests will enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42in flat-panel HDTV,...

Nice business environment
Staff was very nice and helpful. Rooms were spacious and clean. Inclusive breakfast was excellent. Would stay there again.
Feb 9, 2015
From $155

3 Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi

3 stars
4.0 / 5 31 reviews

6717 South Padre Island Drive

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi is perfectly situated between downtown Corpus Christi, entertainment venues and sandy beaches. The Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi offers on-site dining as...

I had a great stay at this hotel until checkout time my wife and left our coats in the closet and left the hotel 1 hour later before we realize it we called to ask them could they get them for us...
Nov 27, 2014
From $97

4 La Quinta Inn Corpus Christi South

3 stars
2.6 / 5 69 reviews

6225 South Padre Island Dr

The La Quinta Inn in Corpus Christi South hotel is centrally located in Corpus Christi for business or pleasure and equally equipped for both. The hotel features a wealth of amenities like a heated...

Nasty hotel
First room was totally nasty, 1/2 of sand and dirt in the bathtub. Was finally given a different room and not much better, don't believe they even own a vacuum cleaner. Next day came back to same...
Jul 12, 2015
From $62

5 Knights Inn Ocean Drive Corpus Christi

2 stars
2.1 / 5 36 reviews

4343 Ocean Drive

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Located directly across the street from the ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Knights Inn Ocean Drive/Corpus Christi is a quaint hotel offering the best location in the town - just minutes...

This location was horrible...beware. It was more of a homeless shelter than a is a low grade motel if that. Extremely dirty, no towels and when asked it took over 2 hours to get them. I...
Jul 18, 2015
From $171

6 Comfort Suites Near Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

2 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

1814 Ennis Joslin Rd

This hotel has been newly renovated. View the new look of our guest rooms, breakfast area and lobby and see for yourself. Relax and recharge with Comfort Suites Near Texas A and M University. We...

Good Hotel
Truly a value for Money. Enjpyed our stay here. We had a kid with us and the breakfast was good for our family.
Jul 14, 2015
From $96

7 Plaza Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 25 reviews

2021 N Padre Island Dr

WELCOME TO PLAZA INN its your hotel. Free Full Hot Breakfast... Take a trip to one of many nearby ocean attractions. The beautiful Bay Beach is a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon in the...

excellent hotel for business trip
Room was clean and free breakfast was a plus. I will book at this hotel again for business and vacation getaways.
Nov 18, 2014
From $78

8 Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Corpus Christi Padre Is

3 stars
3.6 / 5 54 reviews

15201 Windward Drive

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Linger by the shore a while at this Wyndham Corpus Christi Padre Island hotel, only a short walk from the water and the many outdoor recreational activities on the island. The hotel is also only a...

Great place to stay
The front desk staff were very nice and very helpful. The location can't be beat. Walk across the street and you are on the beach. We also had a lovely view of the beach from our room. The bed was...
Jul 13, 2015
From $116

9 TownePlace Suites Corpus Christi

2 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

6701 South Padre Island Drive

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a...

Nice Place...and I am Picky
This hotel had all the basics covered well. The hotel was on the newer side, well maintained and the rooms were laid out very well...great TV, loads of movie channels, full kitchen area, good bed,...
Jul 21, 2015
From $149


2 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

9225 S. Padre Island Dr

Welcome to the Candlewood Suites South in Corpus Christi! Make your summer vacation reservations now!   While staying at our hotel in Corpus Christi if you would like to explore the city, we...

Work Trip
The stay was good. Nice hotel wasn't to badly price. Nice that they offer additional cookware for checkout at no charge. Seemed to have a few more cooking appliances than some other places I stayed...
Apr 6, 2015
From $127

11 Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach

4 stars
3.4 / 5 89 reviews

3200 E. Surfside Boulevard

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The Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach combines a beachfront location with spectacular views plus the amenities and accommodations that entice discerning business and pleasure travelers alike....

We had an awesome stay here. It was clean and quite! What I love most is that it was few steps(5) to the beach. My patio is over looking the beach. Love it and surely recommend this hotel. Thank...
Jul 11, 2015
From $131

12 BEST WESTERN Marina Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 106 reviews

300 N Shoreline Boulevard

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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Marina Grand Hotel! All rooms have a view of the bay and marina at our Corpus Christi hotel, a favorite getaway for couples, families and those passing through the Lone...

Awesome Trip
Had a great time on family trip. The hotel was at a great location, just walking distance from the ocean front. Breakfast was great and overall service was exceptional. I would highly recommend...
Jul 11, 2015
From $124

13 Comfort Suites Central

2 stars
3.6 / 5 21 reviews

538 South Padre Island Drive

The Comfort Suites is located 3 miles from the Airport. This elegantly designed, upscale, all-suite hotel is close to all business districts, area shopping, local cuisine and chain restaurants. ...

Great Last Minute Getaway
Last minute reservation turned out great! Room was very clean, bed was so comfortable that we didn't leave until check out time. Staff was friendly and breakfast was enough to keep us full until...
Oct 20, 2014
From $155


3 stars
3.5 / 5 65 reviews

15202 Windward Dr.

The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Corpus Christi North Padre Island hotel is the only full-service hotel on North Padre Island -- it is literally on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy beautiful ocean...

Great hotel
Rooms were ok, nothing fancy but clean. No free breakfast and the restaurant was pricy so we didn't eat there. The pools are great especially for younger kids because they are small. There is a 1ft...
Jul 13, 2015
From $75

15 Bayfront Inn

2 stars
1.5 / 5 48 reviews

601 North Shoreline Blvd.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

This Corpus Christi hotel faces the Bay with its beautiful, tranquil waters. The Bayfront Inn is near several local attractions including the Selena Statue , the Convention Center , Texas...

Location was great but the room not so great...
Overall, the location of the hotel was great but the hotel itself wasn't so great. First room we were put into smelled really bad and the bathroom was dirty. Drawers were available to use but there...
Jul 9, 2015
From $109

16 BEST WESTERN on the Island

3 stars
3.1 / 5 14 reviews

14050 S Padre Island Drive

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Escape to this Corpus Christi, Texas hotel located on beautiful Padre Island and enjoy convenient access to the beach, Texas A&M and Padre Island National Seashore. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN on...

Not great
We stayed at this hotel for 2 days on a family vacation. The room was comfortable, but not clean. We found dirty underwear behind the tv and used soap in the closet. Wi-fi didn't work consistently...
Jan 7, 2015
From $99

17 BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 8 reviews

6301 S Padre Island Drive

When visiting Texas Gold Coast, stay at this Corpus Christi hotel, just three miles from the Corpus Christi Bay. The BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn provides an ideal location for guests to relax on...

Much better than expected!!
Pros: -Tasty breakfast!! -Did not use the pool, but it looked nice. -Desk staff was very courteous and friendly!! They were delightful to interact with!! -I was a single person, but I felt safe -...
Jun 27, 2014
From $154

18 Courtyard by Marriott Corpus Christi

3 stars
4.0 / 5 44 reviews

5133 Flynn Parkway

Rate includes breakfast

The Courtyard by Marriott Corpus Christi hotel provides guests with a pleasant, clean hotel in an ideal location equidistant from downtown Corpus Christi and key leisure destinations while avoiding...

AMAZING STAFF & really nice rooms!
Ok, so I was a bit concerned as I drove through the neighborhood, but when I finally saw the hotel, we were very pleased. It was newer, or at least kept looking nice, & clean. The room was also...
Jul 14, 2015
From $141

19 Holiday Inn Express & Suites CORPUS CHRISTI (NORTH)

3 stars
4.2 / 5 10 reviews

929 North Navigation Blvd

Corpus Christi's newest hotel with a contemporary design, centrally located near CC Int'l Airport, Downtown, American Bank Center, North Beach, TX State Aquarium, USS Lexington, Whataburger Field,...

Hooks game
My husband and I stayed for the weekend to attend a hooks game. I found this hotel to be a nice stay and location was not that far from Whataburger field. The room was nice and the continental...
Jun 9, 2015

20 Hampton Inn & Suites Corpus Christi

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

5879 South Padre Island

After a busy day of business or leisure, return to your spacious guest room and enjoy homelike amenities including a refrigerator and a microwave. Stay connected with free WiFi, and work...