The Best Hotels to Book in Corpus Christi, Texas, for Every Traveler

Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay enjoys a prime seafront position
Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay enjoys a prime seafront position | Courtesy of Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay / Expedia
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27 January 2022
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Corpus Christi is home to a multitude of hotels ready to shack up beach-loving tourists. Soft sands are a given, but a diverse collection of resorts means there’s a hotel to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether you’re here exclusively for the waves or equally attracted to the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington, we’ve got something for you. Here are the best hotels in Corpus Christi, Texas – bookable on Culture Trip.

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort, for your four-legged friend

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort exterior amid verdant grounds
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The dog days of summer are never better – or more literal – than at Beachgate. These fully-furnished pet-friendly condos can fit anywhere from two-to-ten two-legged guests, and a few more four-legged ones to boot. Take them for an evening walk down to the dunes and sit together beside the fire pit. Don’t be surprised if their sniffer tries to take you off course; the communal fish cleaning area might smell like a fine seafood restaurant to unrefined nostrils.

Candlewood Suites Corpus Christi - Naval Base Area, for access all areas

Candlewood Suites Corpus Christi - Naval Base Area outdoor pool with loungers
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No need to decide between staying near the city or the shore; Candlewood Suites splits the distance with its location in Flour Bluff. Free coffee in the Candlewood Cupboard is hot and fresh around the clock, helping you get over to the Red Dot Pier before the fish wake up. A quick twenty-minute drive to and from downtown means you can sleep in a little before a visit to the Hurricane Alley Waterpark and Texas State Aquarium.

Camp Coyoacan, for camping and glamping

Camp Coyoacan yurts beneath palms with lounger chairs
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Looking for a little shelter from the Corpus Christi sun? Camp Coyoacan will do you one better. Not only do they have tent cabins and yurts ready to rock with queen beds and A/C, but this cool campsite offers up a place to shower. If you can’t already spot the Blue Baths from the poolside, climb the Big Deck and you’ll see the latrines. While you’re up there, take in the views of Port Aransas and the ocean.

Seashell Village Resort, for a different side to Texas

Seashell Village Resort outdoor pool with cabanas and wooden decking with palms
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Seashell Village Resort will convince you that Corpus Christi hotels are exactly where you want to stay for a beach vacation. The ground’s tropical plants and lush palm trees, swayed by the Gulf breeze, feel like a world far from Texas cliches. Instead, this picture of the Lone Star State will remain in your heart for years to come – if not for the short walk to the beach, then for all-season swimming pools that prove a Texas-sized beach holiday is perfect no matter the weather.

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, for kid-friendly holidays

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel outdoor pool with dolphin detail and loungers
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel with lots to offer in a lively area, Omni Corpus Christi is a good call. Upon checking in, kids receive a backpack filled with fun items such as crayons and binoculars. They’ll love that as much as they do the indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool and the free racquetball courts. If you need help rejuvenating, swing by RevIVe Infusion & Wellness to hook up to an IV drip or get a vitamin injection.

V Boutique Hotel, for modern rooms

V Boutique Hotel lounge with kitchenette, footrest and tv
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In the city center but still close to the beach, V Boutique Hotel is perfect for those who want to sample the full spectrum of Corpus Christi. Rooms are modern and comfy and come with air conditioning and a minibar. While there’s an in-house restaurant, the area has an exciting gastronomic scene worth exploring. Popular nearby attractions include the Mirador de la Flor, the Port of Corpus Christi and the USS Lexington. Traveling with a four-legged friend? Just let the hotel know in advance, and it won’t be a problem.

Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, for poolside lounging

Lighthouse Inn At Aransas Bay outdoor pool with palms and loungers
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Enjoy waterfront scenery at this boutique hotel that features a Victorian design, a striking white exterior and a towering lighthouse. After your complimentary grab-and-go breakfast, take advantage of the 60ft outdoor pool, which sits within a tropical setting. You’ll have direct access to a private fishing pier; bring your catch to the Palm Room Bar & Grill, where the chef will be happy to cook it for you.

Tru by Hilton Corpus Christi South Padre Island Dr, for plenty of choice

Tru by Hilton Corpus Christi South Padre Island Dr interior restaurant with coffee machine and syrups
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Searching for a modern hotel with plenty of shopping and dining options? This outpost of the Hilton brand is a great choice. Conveniently situated on Route 358, it’s also close to the aquarium. You can take advantage of the free continental breakfast buffet, as well as the indoor pool and fitness center. The billiards table and games room will keep the children occupied during your stay.

Executive Residency by Best Western Corpus Christi, for a home from home

Executive Residency by Best Western Corpus Christi room with sofa, pattern carpet and tv
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Use the Executive Residency as a comfortable base to explore the delights of Corpus Christi. The area’s most beautiful beaches are within a short drive, as is Mustang Island State Park and the Beachwalk. Rooms feature a kitchenette and are designed with dedicated zones for dining, sleeping, working and relaxing. A complimentary full hot breakfast is provided each day, and you can take advantage of the 24-hour exercise facility.

Port Royal Ocean Resort and Conference Center, for family fun

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center pool with palms and slide
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If you’ve got little ones to entertain, the Port Royal Ocean Resort is admirably well equipped. Kids will go wild for its impressive pool complex, which features the largest lagoon pool in the state, four water slides, an Olympic-size heated lap pool and a splash pad. If they become bored with all of that – and they won’t – there are also sand and water volleyball courts. For a more relaxing activity, you can stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy several miles of beach accessible from the resort.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on January 27, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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