Surfside Condos: "You Never Know What Your Going to Get" Corpus Christi Hotel Tip by igadget

Corpus Christi Hotels: 32 reviews and 29 photos

My wife and I had reservations to stay at the Surfside Condos in Corpus Christi, TX on March 13 and 14 of 2009. When we arrived we found the condos with a good view of the beach. The condos appear to be poorly constructed, old and poorly maintained. Most of the exterior is was under repair and some units were blocked off due to construction.

The first room that we got was dusty, musty and the curtain on the patio door was falling down. It looked like no one had been in the room in a month. Getting around the property is difficult due to the layout of the buildings. The elevator stopped between floors and the door opened, fortunately pressing the button again got us to the second floor.

When we entered the second room, we found the lights and TV on, trash in the trash cans, clothes hangers and a towel on the bed. It appeared that someone else was staying in the room. The room smelled of smoke even though smoking in the rooms is not allowed.

The young people at the front desk seemed to be incapable of addressing any of the problems and during the time we were at the front desk several "Winter Texans" who have been staying there for years came to complain about various issues.

It appears that many of the units are individually owned and there may be some good ones. We decided to take our business: including a planned family reunion, to a regular motel because to quote Forrest Gump's mother with Surfside Condos like a box of chocolate "You never know what you are going to get".

Unique Qualities: Its on the beach, but the novely wears off in about 30 minutes.

Address: 15005 Windward Drive Corpus Christi, TX
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Motel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 7, 2009
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