Corpus Christi is a popular Gulf Coast vacation spot in Texas that features a number of tourist attractions, including the Texas State Aquarium, the USS Lexington -- an aircraft carrier from World War II, which is now a floating museum -- and the undeveloped beauty of Corpus Christi's Padre Island National Seashore. Luckily for visitors on a budget, Corpus Christi has several affordable beach motels that they can choose from for a vacation stay.
Sea Shell Inn Motel
The two-story Sea Shell Inn Motel, located on Corpus Christi Beach, is close to many of the city's main attractions, including the Texas State Aquarium and the historic USS Lexington. The motel's 26 rooms feature kitchenettes and all units face the bay. The Sea Shell Inn Motel provides guests with free wireless Internet access, free local calls and complimentary coffee in the morning.
Motel 6 Corpus Christi East -- North Padre
Motel 6 Corpus Christi East -- North Padre is located approximately 10 minutes from the beach on South Padre Island Drive. Rooms feature 32-inch televisions, and bathrooms sport stylish raised wash basins and granite countertops. The motel offers free local calls and morning coffee, as well as wireless Internet. Well-behaved pets are allowed, without any additional charge. However, hotel management must be notified at check-in that you have a pet so it can notify cleaning staff.
Super 8 Corpus Christi/Bayfront Area
The Super 8 Corpus Christi/Bayfront Area is located right on the bay, with some rooms offering water views. Conveniently located in downtown Corpus Christi near many tourist attractions, the motel offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast, free local and long-distance calls, and free high-speed Internet access. Some rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. A Subway fast food restaurant sits adjacent to the Super 8.
Budget Inn & Suites
Budget Inn & Suites is located across the street from Magee Beach. Each suite and room includes a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The motel, which is near downtown Corpus Christi, offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless Internet access and free local calls. An outdoor pool is available if you do not want to head to the beach.