Days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer. Can vacation time be far behind? Perhaps you're already comparing schedules with out-of-town family and friends, planning dates for them to come and visit. They will probably rely heavily on you for recommendations about places to stay. The national chains are fine, but independent hotels are often more interesting and many times offer better value.
We have compiled a list of the top boutique-style hotels in Corpus Christi. Suggest one of these to your guests for a charming and comfortable stay.
1. V Boutique Hotel
701 North Water Street
With only eight suites, this luxury hotel is as close as you can come to staying in a private home. Rooms are decorated in soothing earth tones and each one includes a 37" flat screen TV with satellite service, complimentary Wi-Fi access and mini-bars. Its downtown location and 24-hour concierge service make it easy to explore the city.
2. Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 South Shoreline Blvd.
Your guests will have the best of both worlds at this hotel located on the downtown waterfront. It's close to city attractions and has a beach with volleyball courts for fun in the sun. Enjoy the view from the comfy outdoor deck, which features a bar and live entertainment. Emerald Beach is pet-friendly so furry four-legged "family members" can come along too.
3. Corpus Christi Hotel
3938 Surfside Blvd.
Get a waterfront condo for the price of a hotel room. All rooms face the bay, providing views of the USS Lexington and fireworks from nearby Whataburger Field. Stroll the Corpus Christi Beachwalk and visit its many shops and restaurants along with attractions like the Texas State Aquarium.
4. Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
200 South Fulton Beach Road
This Victorian-style gem is a relaxing oasis a short drive from the city but miles away in atmosphere. Each room and suite has a private balcony or patio furnished with two rocking chairs and also includes modern amenities like cable TV, microwaves and complimentary Wi-Fi. Relax around the outdoor pool and lounge or do some fishing from the pier.
Your visitors will appreciate any of these comfortable and conveniently located hotels. Summer is peak traveling time, so contact the hotel of your choice as early as possible to book rooms.
When you entertain out-of-town guests at your Springs Apartments home, what Corpus Christi attraction is tops on your must-see list? Tell us about it in the comments!