Hotel overview

Experience the perfect blend of casual relaxation and business convenience, with the most unique hotel location in downtown Corpus Christi. Just minutes from downtown businesses, you can enjoy fresh sea air and sand between your toes as you walk the beach behind our hotel. Our spacious bayfront rooms, with fantastic views of the bay and marina, featuring free high-speed Internet connection will allow you to relax and conduct business. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in our dining room or room service on your balcony, or maybe a cocktail at our beach side bar. Just a ten minute drive or open air trolley ride gets you to area attractions, such as Texas State Aquarium or the USS Lexington Museum. After work we will provide transportation to downtown restaurants and entertainment. When its time to leave we will take you to the airport as well. Dont forget we have over 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities available for any of your business or entertainment needs. Our Sales & Catering Staff is available to help you plan anything from an intimate destination beach wedding, to a corporate meeting. Try Holiday Inn Emerald Beach once and we are sure you will return every time you visit Corpus Christi.

Property information

Year Built: 1969
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 12
Double bedrooms: 264
Floors: 7
Nonsmoking rooms: 306
Single-bedded accommodations: 102
Smoking rooms: 62
Suites: 1
Total rooms: 368

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy Pets allowed with a one time, per reservation, non-refundable $30.00 plus tax pet fee.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.0 736 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our over night stay at Emerald Beach Hotel

    Victoria was so sweet, friendly and very welcoming! She got us checked in quickly and shared all the info of the room. We are a little partial to this hotel cause we got married at this hotel a few years ago. so we really enjoy the view the friendly staff and cleanliness at this hotel. The bar in door pool and hot tub. Thanks for another great stay emerald beach!

    Nov 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2020 Beach trip

    The trip was great, the hotel was wonderful very nice staff, very helpful. Araceli at the front desk was so nice and very knowledgeable. The only reason it was a little upsetting is there was no bar or chairs outside. But we will be back again.

    Oct 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent location and a very pleasant visit.

    My appreciation to Melanie and Araceli who were extremely helpful and courteous in checking in with the optimum amount of time. These employees were very professional and pleasant. I commend them for their extraordinary efforts in their help.

    Oct 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very friendly service

    Melanie was extremely pleasant and friendly. She was very helpful and efficient. We have stayed here before and had a great experience then. Keep up the great job Melanie! The location is great, the rooms are nice and clean and the overall experience is always great.

    Oct 15, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    I had not stayed I this hotel for over 20 years. Thought I’d give it a try. The building shows its age on the outside, but the interior is very well kept. Melanie, at the front desk was a sweetie and put me waterfront. Good mattress, great AC made for good sleep. Enjoyed a long walk along the waterline early in the morning.

    Oct 09, 2020