Aloft Corpus Christi Hotel Review

Corpus Christi has a special place in my heart because it’s where I have some of my earliest travel memories. I was traveling to Corpus Christi this February to visit my grandfather and opted to stay in the Aloft Hotel of Corpus Christi because of its central location just off the SPID (South Padre Island Drive) and free on-premise parking.

Aloft Rooms

The Aloft is only a 3-star hotel but it felt more like a 4-star hotel to me during my stay. We stayed in a room with two Queen beds, and it felt very spacious and clean. Everything in the hotel is quite modern looking with a few quirky pops of color here and there.

In the room, there were two desks in front of each bed, and a bench between those desks. Only one of those desks had a chair for sitting to work. The wifi connection was very fast from our room. A flat screen TV was mounted on the wall across from the two beds, and a great selection of cable channels was available.

The bathroom sink was open to access from the room, and the sliding bathroom door hid a toilet and standing shower. The bathroom mirror spanned from wall to wall, and the sliding door featured a full-length mirror. Near the bathroom sink, we were provided with a bar of hand soap. The shower had two dispensers attached to the wall with a combination shampoo/conditioner and a body wash. Plenty of body and hand towels were provided for two people.

A safe was located inside the closet, as well as an ironing board and iron. We also had access to an instant coffee machine, a mini refrigerator, and a small microwave which came in handy for heating up leftovers. Two free Aquafina water bottles were made available to us in the room each day.

Here is a peek inside our room:

The Beds

Two Queen beds at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Four pillows on each bed at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel
Two queen beds at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Desk Space Across from the Beds

There was a counter space that spanned the entire width of the room, so we had plenty of room for everyone to use on the desks. Unfortunately only one of the desks had a chair to sit in. Underneath the second desk was the air conditioner unit.

Working desk at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Working desk at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel
View from the second desk at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

The Bathroom

Spacious Bathroom at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

White vessel sink in bathroom of the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel
Shower at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Shower and Toilet at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Microwave, Two Free Water Bottles, Safe, and Drawers at the Corpus Christi Aloft Hotel

Aloft Common Spaces

The hotel itself was very clean and spacious. Two elevators were present in the hotel and I never had to wait long for one. The lobby had a small breakfast nook, a bar and a lounge area. Through the glass doors, you could see a small pool with lounge chairs in the backyard area. Free coffee is available daily in the lobby, or you could make it in your room using their machines.

Is the Aloft Hotel worth it?

Unfortunately, our room was not cleaned during one of the days we stayed in this hotel. We didn’t make a big deal of it and just asked for fresh towels, but the reception seemed surprised, so we know this wasn’t something we inadvertently did on our end.

Besides that, everything went very well during our stay, so I would definitely stay here again and recommend the Aloft to anyone traveling to Corpus Christi!

You can book the best prices for the Aloft hotel through Marriott directly and alternatively through: Booking.com or Hotels.com.

February 22, 2019
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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