Kieschnick Guest House

“Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, Is surely home and home sweet home; For there the heart can rest.” — Henry Van Dyke

The Kieschnick Guest House is a special “home away from home” for families who have loved ones in a CHRISTUS Spohn Health System hospital.

The Guest House is located across the street from CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline, on the corner of 2nd and Ayers, and has 19 guest rooms with queen-size beds, each with a private bath and access to a central living room. A house coordinator is available during the day to help you get settled and to answer any questions you may have.

For more information, please call the Guest House Coordinator at 361-881-3000 ext. 14200.

Staying with us

In keeping with CHRISTUS Spohn’s mission, families staying at the Guest House are asked to pay a low rate of $25.00 per night. Cash and check are acceptable forms of payment. No debit or credit cards accepted.
You can begin the reservation process by completing our Request a Room form. We will be in touch with you regarding room availability.

You can also contact the Guest House Coordinator at 361.881.3000 ext. 14200, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-registered guests arriving after regular business hours will need to contact CHRISTUS Spohn Security at 361.881.3000 for room key.

Room reservations may be made up to one month in advance.

Check-in time is between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you would like to request a late or weekend check-in, please contact the Kieschnick Guest House Coordinator at 361-881-3000 ext. 14200.

Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Once you checkout, simply leave the key card in your room.

Guest House parking is available 24 hours a day at no additional cost for all registered guests. Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. Security monitors the parking lot; please make sure your parking pass is visible on the front dash.

We do not provide shuttle service from Guest House to the Shoreline or South campus. We are a very short walk from the Shoreline campus and 8 miles from the South campus.

Each room includes: sheets and pillows, bath towels, wash cloths and hand towels. Guests also have access to: Refrigeration, microwave, coffee pot and coffee, a vending machine, washer and dryer, laundry supplies, and free parking.

*Guests responsible for personal toiletries.

No. No post-op, post-procedure, or discharged patients are allowed in Guest House.
Monetary gifts in excess of the daily donation are welcome and will help us continue our mission. A donation above the $25.00 per night cost is considered a charitable contribution and is tax-deductible. You can make your donation in person at the Guest House or online here.

You can also donate items to the Guest House such as:

Kitchen Items Pantry Items
Plastic Silverware, paper plates, paper cups, bowls, paper napkins. Keurig Coffee Pods, coffee creamers, sugar packets.
• Must be 21 years of age with valid ID to reserve a room.
• Only registered guests are allowed in the Guest House.
• For security purposes, the Guest House is locked at all times. Registered guests are issued a key card which provides access to the building.
• We cannot accommodate children under the age of 16.
• No persons under the age of 18 are permitted in the Guest House without adult supervision.
• The Guest House is a non-smoking facility.
• Alcohol and firearms are not allowed on the property.
• No pets allowed in the Guest House.


The Kieschnick Guest House is named for early 20th Century South Texas settler Otto Kieschnick. One of his descendants, prominent Central Texas real estate developer Dick Rathgeber, made the Guest House’s construction possible with a challenge gift in the mid-1980s and chose the name to honor his ancestor.

Views of Corpus Christi Bay, just yards away at the end of Ayers Street, add to the Guest House’s tranquility. Many aspects of the Guest House — its paint scheme, light fixtures, carpeting, and furniture coverings — were transformed in 2011 as part of a 25th anniversary renovation.

*Disclaimer: The Guest House is not a medical facility and does not provide medical services of any kind to its guests. Should a medical need arise, guests may seek medical services at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline Emergency Room or call 9-1-1.