Host Hotel’s Negotiated Rate, Map, Photos, and Alternatives

POSTED: January 1ST, 2018

The First Annual Salt Water Challenge – RC Laser Regatta is now scheduled for February 10-11TH, 2018.  This AMYA RED Chevron event will be hosted by the Coastal Bend M.Y.C. in downtown Corpus Christi, TX on the famous sea wall overlooking the municipal harbor.

Several of us plan to stay at the Best Western at 300 N Shoreline Blvd.   The Best Western is roughly 550 yards to the north of the Sailing Venue.   We have a group rate of $119.00 per night.  Please use Rate Code: now2  All hotels this time of year are a little higher as its Spring Break for some colleges and universities.  I suggest making reservations quickly as many of the hotels listed in this e-mail will soon be full.  Rooming with another sailor is always a smart choice to save a few bucks.  Other nearby hotels are listed at the bottom of this e-mail but I think you will be happier staying with us at the Host Hotel.  Here are some photos of the Best Western: 

Best Western Corpus Christi (Host Hotel) 
300 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
Phone: (361) 883-5111\grandviewlounge

Best Western at Night

Literally watch the Race Committee deploy the buoys
 while you have breakfast on the Best Western’s 11TH floor lounge.

Join us Friday evening to watch the sun set over the marina and sailing venue. Here are some views from the 11TH floor lounge:

View of the Harbor and Corpus Christi Bay

View of The Sailing Site & UFOs

Our Favorite Place to Sit with Friends and Enjoy the Evening Over Looking the Marina

The section of S Shoreline Blvd which ran along the water between the Sailing Venue and the Best Western has been blocked off and turned into a park.  I’ve marked this on the map below in YELLOW.  Google Maps and Map Quest still do not show this properly and they will try and guide you down a road which no longer exists.  To get to the Sailing Site stay on N Shoreline Blvd as indicated by the RED LINE on the map.  Turn left on to Kenny St, cross the intersection, and then turn right into the park.


The following hotels are all in sight of the Marina and 1/2 mile of the Regatta Venue: