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“Not Worth Staying Here -- Even if You're Desperate!”

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Bayfront Inn Corpus Christi
Ranked #73 of 80 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Not Worth Staying Here -- Even if You're Desperate!”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Don't be fooled by the "low" price on the banner out front -- this place wouldn't be a bargain at half the price. As soon as we walked in, I was tempted to turn around and leave because there was a weird smell. But, it was late and we were only staying the night, so we figured it would be bearable. HAH! The sheets were threadbare -- probably original from when the place opened. The mattress was uncomfortable beyond belief. I wondered if the floor might have been more comfortable, but I was afraid to touch it because the carpet was filthy. It was impossible to adjust the temperature to something comfortable -- the heat didn't work at all. You couldn't close the drain on the bathroom sink, which was fine for me since I shave with an electric razor, although you wouldn't want to use water from that sink because of all the rust. Apparently this month wasn't the month when the toilet gets cleaned. The shower curtain was full of mold. The free wi-fi doesn't work at all. A free continental breakfast was offered -- that's right, half a loaf of store-brand white bread next to a toaster and two containers of store-brand cereals, but you have to ask if you want milk. I'm sure that you can find someplace MUCH better without spending a whole lot more.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Cologne, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We stayed there for one night, as we decided spontaneously to go to Corpus Christi and had no Internet connection to check online, but just a Lonely Planet guide where this place was listed as a budget stay. That was the first and last time we followed a Lonely Planet tip.

The place seemed like it came just out of the seventies, only that you could see the time that passed since then. The room was dirty and worn down, there were cockroaches in the room, the bathroom was old and dingy, the room itself smelled weird, the bed linen seemed not so clean and the bed was horrible (the mattress said it was from a Mariott and should only be on the bed from January to April - question is in which decade). There were only two pillows on the bed and we didn't want to ask for more, in case they were in the same state as the rest of the place.

The pool was disgusting, even thought it looked like they finally decided to clean it the day we left.

The breakfast was a joke - three or four slices of bread in a plastic container and some cereal from a dispenser. The breakfast room was half blocked by tables with chairs stacked on them.

The free Wifi was there, but no Internet connection. All in all it would have been bearable for a low price, but 79 USD plus tax is not a low price at all.

As other reviewers already said: It looks like this was a really nice place when it opened 30 or 40 years ago - unfortunately they didn't update anything in this place since then - would be OK as a museum, not as a place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lubbock, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

I stayed in one of the front rooms for one night on Oct. 6, 2011. This is an old motel; it was probably very nice when new as the room was spacious and seemed inviting. On further examination everything was old. The carpet was worn and none to clean. But the sheets looked fresh, clean and crisp. The worst part was the air conditioning, or lack thereof. The room never cooled down to a reasonable temperature. My daughter and her husband were in the adjoining room and their a/c did not even work as well and was much hotter. I will never stay in this motel again, and probably for a little more money (with discounts such as AARP, AAA, Military, etc) I could have stayed at the Omni next door. Bayfront did Not offer any type of discount.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

DO NOT STAY. You will get a crappy hotel and all of your stuff stolen from your vehicle when it is parked right out front of the hotel. They say they will look at camera footage for you but never get back to you.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank jstraktraveller
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Cleveland, TX
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Reasons not to stay at Bayfront Inn:
Roaches crawling in room
Continental breakfast is underwhelming and inedible
Water in shower fills quickly and drains slooowly
Room was not serviced and had to go to desk for clean towels
WiFi only worked in lobby and staff unwilling to acknowledge that it didn't work in the rooms
Staff unfriendly
Comforters in room were so threadbare it was almost laughable

Room Tip: Pick another hotel!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Sandi B
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Horrible place. Rooms are completely bare with not so much as a clock radio. Dirty, musty, antique mattresses and pillows. Thermostat not working. "WiFi" extremely slow and doesn't connect easily. "Continental breakfast" consisted of 4 stale cereals and a half empty gallon jug of room temperature milk. Staff is EXTREMELY surly and rude. ANY MOTEL IN CORPUS IS A BETTER CHOICE. Do yourself a favor and don't get ripped off by this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank L A
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texas
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We check in was ok went to the room smelly ! Smell like they use to of air freshner,bad smell . Had to change rooms way tool hot move like three times ice machine broken had to go to 2nd floor the area of getting ice was also smelly area of getting the ice. Also the continental breakfast yuck generic coffee smelly not good , & the room came with visitors!!, roaches. Not a good hotel not even what we pay for this hotel needsatotal makeover if the managers need to makeover the this hotel nasty will not stay there to hottttt and very smelly and roaches now scare if if I bought this roaches ! Area was perfect but notor$78. A night will pay $ 9.99 a night. Please tell this people to clean the area or a total makeoverrrrrr!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank almamedellin41
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Property: Bayfront Inn Corpus Christi
Address: 601 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2323
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #73 of 80 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayfront Inn Corpus Christi 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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