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Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach 3.0

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
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Pros

  • Located right on a nice, clean beach, with beachfront pool
  • Beautiful sea views from odd-numbered rooms
  • Conveniently close to USS Lexington, local eateries and shops, with downtown Corpus Christi just a few miles away
  • Free parking and Wi-Fi
  • Comfy, spacious rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges

Cons

  • Dated room decor
  • Loud AC units in rooms
  • Lobby and hallways are not air-conditioned
  • Small pool can get crowded

Bottom Line

The Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach enjoys a wonderful location on a clean stretch of beach just north of downtown. Some of the comfortable (though somewhat dated) rooms have lovely views facing the sea, as does the hotel’s small pool that affronts the beach. Other rooms, though, face the uninspiring parking lot. There is decent dining in the lobby level restaurant, 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.

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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. The lobby and 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 pool, overlooking the beach, also provides a refreshing break from the heat. A cabana 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).

Location

Just north of Corpus Christi on a clean stretch of beach

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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.

  • 20-minute-drive to Corpus Christi International Airport
  • 6-minute-walk to USS Lexington Museum
  • 9-minute-walk to Texas State Aquarium
  • 8-minute-drive to Art Museum of South Texas
  • 9-minute-drive to Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
  • 9-minute-drive to American Bank Center (Convention Center)
  • 10-minute-drive to Corpus Christi Marina
  • 10-minute-drive to Water Street Market
  • 25-minute-drive to South Texas Botanical Gardens
  • 35-minute-drive to Mustang Island State Park
  • 52-minute-drive to Port Aransas Beach

Rooms

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-looking decor that's outdated (including oddly patterned drapes and upholstery), though there are some modern touches such as large flat-screen TVs. Further throwing off the decor are paintings of European seaside villages (in some rooms) that feel out of place in coastal Texas.

Still, there are good amenities for traveling families, including a microwave and mini-fridge. The bathrooms are small but feature nice dark-granite countertops.

  • Shower/tub combos
  • Sleep Number beds with adjustable settings
  • Balconies with sea views (in odd numbered rooms) or parking lot views (even numbered rooms)
  • Balconies have wooden railings and plastic chairs
  • Large flat-screen TVs
  • Mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker
  • Large desk with ergonomic chair for business travelers
  • Free Wi-Fi

Features

An outdoor pool overlooking the beach, ballrooms, and a fitness center

Food

Casual dining in the lobby-level restaurant with a view looking out to the sea

  • Calypso (renovated in 2013) is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual atmosphere with a view over the beach; the bar with billiards and a jukebox is a fun place to relax.
  • Poolside cabana with drink service, open seasonally.
  • Room service until late evening.

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Address

3200 Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast 78403, United States

Room Types

  • Large Partial Ocean View Room
  • Large Room-Two Sleep Number Beds
  • Ocean View Room Sleep Number Bed
  • Sleep Number Bed Guest Room
  • Standard Guest Room
  • Whirlpool Room

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