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

3.0 718 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel on the beach

    I read reviews before booking, several stated the hotel was old well so am I! I had previously had to cancel at the last minute the week before and the manager and staff were great accommodating that due to unforeseen health issues (not COVID). Stephanie and Tory made our new booking and check-in arrangements easy and convenient. Wanted a room on the beach with a view facing the gulf so booked the cabana room. The beds were soft and the shower head and water pressure and heat were great. Two important selling points for me, with the bonus of going to sleep and waking up to the sounds of the waves. Nice outside private area with table and chairs to eat at and have morning coffee and step right onto the beach. The only drawback was the loud party down from us that went on until 1 a.m. We will be back!

    May 12, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel!

    I stay at this hotel every year when I take my vacation to Corpus Christi. One of the customer service agents at the front desk, Araceli Diane, was so very helpful and has a great personality. She made me feel very welcome and was able to get me the room I asked for on the top floor. Also, the housekeeper on the 7th floor, Linda, was very kind and made sure we had all the necessities for the room. Always happy to stay here!

    Apr 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Getaway!

    Wonderful experience for a quick trip out of town! Working with Amber on the phone to get all the information settle before we came was wonderful! When we arrived I couldn't have asked for a better welcome! Victoria was nothing short of amazing and made us feel so welcome! Although a short trip, the Emerald Beach Hotel and the staff made it one of a kind! Thank you!

    Apr 04, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Tory and Amber were a great help! Highly recommend. The view is great. We got a room with the view of the beach. It’s so convenient. There’s also a bar right near our rom and an indoor pool. The staff was awesome!

    Mar 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spring Break

    We are so thankful for Emerald Beach and all the staff. Tory and David went above and beyond to help us with a mix up and treated us so kindly. My daughter and I had a great time and loved the location, beach, hot tub, atmosphere and we especially loved our sea view. We spent many hours out there enjoying the sights and sounds of the beach. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area to stay here!!! Thanks again Tory and David 💕

    Mar 14, 2020