The only full service hotel on North Padre Island is the 5-story Holiday Inn Corpus Christi, at 15202 Windward Drive, right on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico and about 10 miles north of the entrance to Padre Island National Seashore
. The well reviewed hotel has a quiet and scenic location with undeveloped coastline at either side, though is within 2 miles from a selection of shops and restaurants in North Padre Island. The many amenities include the Beachside Grill Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & all-day room service), a lounge/bar, two outdoor pools, a whirlpool, fitness center, games room, gift shop, bar/lounge, and over 4,000 sq ft of meeting space. The hotel is currently closed due to hurricane damage but expects to reopen summer 2020.