by Whitney Rife
Located in the marina district of Corpus Christi, this Omni offers excellent water views. Kids will love being welcomed with a backpack filled with fun surprises like a pair of binoculars for spotting the USS Lexington out in the bay. The large pool area is mostly outside, but there is an indoor pool portion so that even on a rainy day, swimming is always an option! Dive-in movies are part of the fun too.
The spacious guestrooms and suites offer plenty of space for families, along with the convenience of a mini-fridge. Pets are also welcome to stay here. The onsite restaurants make breakfast, lunch and dinner easy and delicious; plus, kids eat free! Families are within walking distance of even more restaurants in the area. This Corpus Christi hotel is in an ideal location, minutes from the USS Lexington, beaches and the Texas State Aquarium.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor/outdoor pool
- Pet friendly
- Welcome gifts for children
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
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There are 475 guestrooms and suites and all feature a private balcony and view of the Corpus Christi Bay. Wi-Fi is complimentary for hotel members and on-demand movies are available for an additional cost.
The spacious guestrooms feature one king or two double beds, a mini-fridge, flat-screen television, a coffeemaker and plenty of outlets by the bedside.
The large suites feature a king bed and a seating area with chairs and a couch, a mini-fridge, flat-screen television, a coffeemaker and two balconies. Some of the larger suites feature a larger living space that includes a dining table as well.
The rooms are what I would expect from an aging holiday inn, not an Omni. Not particularly nice, a little rundown looking but clean, tv remote doesn't work quite right unless you stand on the correct foot and push the button just right, etc, but certainly not a bad hotel room. Room decor probably more consistent with the original Miami Vice than anything else. The lobby experience is much nicer, coffee shop on first floor, bar on the second floor, restaurant on second and top floors, etc and I would say more consistent with your normal Omni.
My husband and I enjoyed our restful getaway. The food was great, the staff was friendly, professional and very helpful. My husband loves the water so the view from our room was right on point for him. We will stay here again.
The large pool area offers indoor, outdoor and multi-level space for families to enjoy. The large heated pool is mostly outdoors, but swim under an elevated glass wall and a portion of the pool is indoors. So it's always swimming weather at the Omni! The outdoor pool deck features a seasonal poolside bar, several lounge chairs and tables with chairs and a small kiddie pool. The inside pool deck area features more chairs and couches, a hot tub and a large flat-screen television that is often playing family-friendly movies. There is a Ping-Pong table as well. On an upper level deck area outside, families will find more sun deck space with chairs and a fire pit, which is great to enjoy in the evenings. Pool towels are provided and the pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Restrooms are found nearby.
Two large, indoor racquetball courts can be found near the pool and fitness area.
Omni Kids Crew
Upon check-in, kids will receive a backpack filled with fun! An activity book, stickers, crayons, games and binoculars for spotting the USS Lexington in the bay can be found in the backpack. Milk and cookies will also be delivered to your room on the first night, too! Kids ages 4 to 12 can also eat free at the Glass Pavilion with a paying adult.
Republic of Texas Bar and Grill
This multi-level rooftop restaurant is the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in South Texas and the views are not to be missed. Steak and seafood lovers will love to dine here for dinner while enjoying the marina and water views below. This restaurant is best for families with teens. The restaurant is open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Glass Pavilion Restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Glass Pavilion offers families the chance to look out on to the harbor while dining. Kids eat free here too! The breakfast buffet is a great option to start the day with an omelet and waffle station, fruit, bacon and biscuits. There is a designated gluten-free area with a gluten-free/non-contaminated toaster available to use as well. Lunch and dinner options offer sandwiches, burgers, crab mac and cheese, filet mignon, fish and more. It is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 10 p.m.
Located off the lobby, Morsel's is the place to grab a coffee or quick bite in the morning. Coffee, tea, pastries, salads and snacks are available. It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Food and drinks are available poolside in season from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel for hotel rewards members.
Pets are welcome to stay at this hotel for an additional per pet, per night fee.
Self and valet parking are available, both at a cost.
The fitness center features cardio and weight machines. A locker room and changing area are also situated nearby.
The Best Time to Visit
The summer months and late April/early May are the busiest at this hotel.
The Corpus Christi International Airport is situated about 15 minutes from this hotel.
Families can easily walk from the hotel along the paved shoreline walkway and enjoy the water views and marinas. A few restaurants are also within walking distance. But a vehicle is needed to see the area.
For Mom and Dad
The adults can grab a cocktail or beer at the lounge area situated outside the Glass Pavilion. It offers a great view of the bay, as well as TVs with the game on.
Spa and Salon
A full service, upscale salon is located on the first floor for those seeking cuts, color, manicures and more. At the onsite spa, adults will find massages and full body treatments, perfect for some vacation relaxation.