This is a better than average hotel, with beautiful views of the bay which is just across the street, outlined by endless sidewalks, pretty gazebos, and picturesque boats - you can't beat it. We've stayed here a couple of times and each stay has been very satisfying. There are a few things that set this hotel apart from the few other nice hotels downtown: it isn't noisy, the parking is free, the room rates are usually better, and the breakfast buffet is free and surprisingly tasty with a bevy of choices. The eggs are freshly scrambled (not the insta-eggs served at many chains) and truly delicious - I'm not typically impressed with eggs. The bacon is good, the warm cinnamon rolls are savory, and other fresh pastry options are offered. There are multiple fresh fruit choices, a yogurt machine with a variety of add-ons available, waffles, salsa for the eggs, little sausage pastries, gravy, decent hot coffee, juice choices, and all of the standard cereal varieties. Everything is well prepared and presented. The 11th floor breakfast area is more than sufficient in size, with floor to ceiling windows and enormous views of the bay with a peek of the downtown area. Across the hall from the breakfast room is a quaint scenic bar serving drinks in the evening. On the first floor, there is a cafe area with a Blimpie sandwich counter, a coffee shop counter (amazing lattees), and a smoothie counter. There's also a little food pantry near the check-in counter. No room service, but it's not needed since Grub Hub is available for restaurant deliveries. You won't go hungry. The hotel is within walking distance of things to do, like the art museum, several parks, and ez access to several restaurants nearby. Water Street Oyster bar is literally behind the hotel across the street - a must visit eating spot with delicious seafood, a fun decor, and TVs with access to the Houston Astros. The staff at this Best Western is friendly, and the cleaning team is especially nice and helpful. The rooms are comfy and clean, with a pleasant decor that has been updated since some of the Trip Advisor photos were taken. The WiFi works great. The lobby area is spacious with cushy seating, and has an outdoor area with chairs. I've never seen any bugs here, which in South Texas is quite the accomplishment since insects are prevalent in the coastal bend, no matter where you go. The 2nd floor outdoor pool area is split level with a covered table area with bay views. The hotel welcomes dogs, families, and business travelers alike. When they run specials, this hotel is a very good deal and we would definitely stay here again. While it may not be an overtly ritzy place, its no slouch - the accommodations here are nicer than the average clone chain, with plenty of activities available nearby. I highly recommend it. less
Gabe P, General Manager at Best Western Corpus Christi, responded to this review
Thanks so much for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers here on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you had a nice stay, and we appreciate your detailed review. I am glad that you enjoyed our Beautiful City by the Sea and we can't wait to see you again.