Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
A decent hotel right on the beach and close to downtown Corpus Christi
The Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach may not be a luxurious property, but it’s about the nicest you’ll find right on the beach in close proximity to downtown Corpus Christi. Theand public areas are nice enough and were renovated in 2013. Some complain it's a bit warm when you walk around the lobby, as it seems to lack air-conditioning -- probably due to the fact that doors at the back end open right onto the outlying beach. It’s a nice surprise, though, to walk in this direction and find yourself so close to the water.
The pretty white sands lead up to aquamarine waters that are surprisingly tranquil. A number of thatch-roof shelters line the beach on hotel property and provide a respite from the Texas sun. The hotel’s small, overlooking the , also provides a refreshing break from the heat. A serving drinks is open seasonally. Be warned, though, that during peak times the pool can get quite crowded.
Inside, the lively third-floor bar, Calypso, has a jukebox, billiards, and happy hour drink specials. Calypso's bistro serves three meals a day and overlooks the beach (with indoor-seating only).
Just north of Corpus Christi on a clean stretch of beach
Conveniently located just outside the downtown area, the Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach fronts a pretty stretch of clean, white-sand beach with shallow, calm waters that are great for swimming.
The Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington Museum are a quick walk away, as are small shops and restaurants. Other than that, you won’t find too much going on in this neck of the woods, as much of the area borders State Park beach lands. The Harbor Bridge separates this stretch of coast from downtown Corpus Christi.
Somewhat tired rooms with outdated decor, but comfortable beds and decent amenities
The rooms are about what you’d expect from a mid-range beach hotel, with somewhat generic-lookingthat's outdated (including oddly patterned and ), though there are some modern touches such as large . Further throwing off the decor are of European seaside villages (in some rooms) that feel out of place in coastal Texas.
Still, there are good amenities for traveling families, including aand . The bathrooms are small but feature nice dark-granite countertops.
An outdoor pool overlooking the beach, ballrooms, and a fitness center
Casual dining in the lobby-level restaurant with a view looking out to the sea
The Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach enjoys a wonderful location on a clean stretch ofjust north of downtown. Some of the comfortable (though somewhat dated) have lovely views facing the , as does the hotel’s small that affronts the beach. Other rooms, though, face the uninspiring . There is decent dining in the lobby level , and a couple fun bar options on-site. All in all, it’s a good option for leisure travelers and vacationing families looking for a clean, comfortable hotel for a seaside holiday.