The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Corpus Christi, Texas

If you and your pooch are outdoor lovers, consider a weekend away in Corpus Christi
If you and your pooch are outdoor lovers, consider a weekend away in Corpus Christi | © Trac Vu / Unsplash
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21 December 2021
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Nearly half of American households own a dog, which makes for over 90 million Fidos and Lassies running around. Few people are happy to leave their pooches behind when they go on vacation, hence the rising demand for accommodations that cater to furry members of your family. If you’re bringing your four-legged friend along to Corpus Christi, a Texas resort popular for its gulf beaches, nature reserves, islands and other outdoor attractions, look no further than our list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Corpus Christi – bookable on Culture Trip.

Emerald Beach Hotel, for beach access

View of the Emerald Beach Hotel from the beach
Emerald Beach Hotel | © Emerald Beach Hotel / Expedia

A Corpus Christi Bay landmark since it opened in the 1960s, the Emerald Beach Hotel lets you bring two pets of any size, making it considerably cheaper than boarding or pet-sitting. Pups aren’t allowed in food areas or in the pool, however, but there’s a nearby grassy area for them to run around in – with complimentary waste bags provided – and the sea just steps away if they fancy a swim.

Aloft Corpus Christi, for pet goody bags

Lobby area at Aloft Corpus Christi
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As far as pet-friendly hotels in Corpus Christi go, this one is really accommodating and wallet-friendly. Staff are happy to accept dogs and even cats – at prior request and with no additional fee. Your fur baby is greeted with a bag of treats on arrival – beds, bowls and waste bags are provided on request and there’s even a pet walk with waste stations on the property. If you’re out for the day, you’re allowed to leave them in your room – as long as they’re not mad barkers or whiners.

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, for pint-sized fur babies

Dining area at Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
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Historically, pet-friendly hotels have tended to be towards the budget end of the scale, but the popularity of handbag dogs has meant luxury venues are now in on the action. This Omni hotel is a case in point. Two furry friends – small dogs or cats – are welcome, with a non-refundable cleaning fee. Mats, bowls and treats are available from the front desk. Service animals are exempt from weight limit and fee, but if you’re thinking of bringing your therapy pony or support reptile, do check in advance.

Residence Inn by Marriott Corpus Christi Downtown, for nearby pet park

Front entrance to Residence Inn by Marriott Corpus Christi
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This Corpus Christi dog-friendly hotel is well-situated for exercising your pups: you’re just a five-minute walk from the Vishal Bhagat Dog Park. The hotel welcomes two pets of any size for a fee and they can be left unattended in rooms as long as they’re in their pet carrier – so they don’t spook housekeeping. Owners will love the location of this all-suite Marriott, too. Right on the bay, it’s surrounded by great restaurants and attractions – from the Marina to the Texas Surf Museum.

Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi, for proximity to attractions and dining

Lobby area at Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi
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A 20-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi, this dog-friendly hotel is right next to an IMAX cinema and plenty of restaurants. You’re also in prime position for outdoor pursuits, such as strolling the nature trails at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and the fairways of Oso Beach public golf course. Up to two pets are welcome to join you for a non-refundable fee per stay.

Hyatt Place Corpus Christi, for short drives to beaches

Lobby area at Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
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An ideal haunt for smallish dogs and cats, this smart hotel in the city’s business district is just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Mustang and Padre Islands. Animals up to 50lbs (22kg) are welcome and can be left in rooms as required. With free breakfast, free parking and a pool, this is a solid choice – whether you’re in Corpus Christi for vacation or visiting family.

Staybridge Suites Corpus Christi, an IHG hotel, for dog- and cat-friendly stays

Sitting area at Staybridge Suites Corpus Christi
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Located slightly out of town towards the bay islands, this Corpus Christi pet-friendly hotel welcomes up to two of your four-legged friends for a very reasonable fee of $75 (£56) per stay. This place is the cat’s pajamas if you happen to be a discerning feline owner unwilling to leave your beloved cat behind when you go on vacation. Human guests may take advantage of such perks as the basketball court and fire up the barbecue for an alfresco meal.

Best Western Padre Island, for island beaches

Sitting room at Best Western Padre Island
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Padre Island is the world’s longest barrier island and a jewel of Texas’ Gulf coast – and the Best Western here is a great place to bring pets of almost any shape and size. On request, the staff here can accommodate up to two dogs – or, for preference, cats, birds and other members of your menagerie – per room. The weight limit for your fur baby is 80lbs (36kg) so you may bring a fully-grown labrador, alsatian, or even – in theory – a housebroken sheep. There’s a dog park on the property, or else you can walk them – on a leash – along the gorgeous white sands of the nearby island beaches.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Corpus Christi and book now on Culture Trip.

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