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Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Alvin
Certificate of Excellence
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent property. Loved it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

We stayed here for 5 days recently on a trip to the Houston area. Alvin is a small town a bit out of the way (which can be nice) but not too far from both downtown Houston and Galveston beach.

The hotel is very clean with a nice little pool and hot tub outside. The free breakfast was fantastic and features the usual Holiday Inn Express items such as fresh made pancakes, eggs, biscuits, gravy, etc. Free wireless internet was also an unexpected plus. There is a small but adequate gym as well as a business center with two PC's. From the front desk to the ladies preparing breakfast, everyone was extremely friendly.

We stayed in room 101 which is the first room off the lobby and a handicap room. The bathroom was HUGE (probably because of the room type). The only complaint here is that the shower is a roll in type. Because of this the bathroom floor flooded every time we took a shower. Not a big deal, just a small inconvenience. The room itself was big with a nice 32" LCD TV. Like a few other properties I've stayed at, while there is a nice HD TV in the room, the channels are not in HD and look terrible. The channel selection was also not very good. Again this is just a minor complaint. I should also note that the beds are super comfortable.

There are a number of good places in the area to eat as well as a Walmart just minutes away.

Overall experience was great and would definitely stay here again given the chance.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank promoboy
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Cheryl W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 5 December 2012
Thank you so much for the kind review. We pride ourselves on giving the best service and accommodations. Most of all, thanks for keeping us employed!

Cheryl Williams and Staff
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Alvin, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

We decided we wanted to go to Galveston, during the July 4th weekend, about a week before we wanted to go. Many hotels there were already booked & those that werent were simply out of the range we wanted to pay. This hotel is only around 30 minutes away. It appears to be very new. The lobby was nice and spacious as was the breakfast area. The breakfast selection was decent & the food was comparatively good. The rooms were large, nicely decorated & clean. Very comfortable beds. Staff was very friendly any time we interacted with them. This is a nice little hotel & I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Texan82
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Cheryl W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 1 February 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you next year!
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Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
68 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

The lobby makes a good first impression, with tile and wood accents. Reception staff are friendly and helpful.

The room itself was large, with high ceilings. It was also clean, modern, and nicely furnished. The interstate is just outside, but it was surprisingly quiet inside with regard to traffic. On the other hand, we heard a lot of noise from people walking around upstairs.

The bathroom was also large, with new tiles and fixtures, and a jacuzzi tub. Unfortunately, the air conditioning choices were either full-blast cold, or nothing.

Breakfast was also included, with all the usual selections, and served in a large, comfortable dining room.

One tip: "Joe's Bar-B-Q" is just a couple of blocks away (ask for directions from the staff). It's a great place for dinner with lots of real Texas atmosphere; we liked it so much we ate there two nights in a row.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Angus M
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Cheryl W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 1 February 2013
Thank you for your review. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves. Let us know if we can do anything additionally to improve. As always, thank you for your patronage and hope to see you next year.
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Hewitt, Texas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

My daughter and I stayed here the night before our cruise. The hotel was so nice and it smelled so good and was very clean. The staff was very nice. Checking in was a breeze as well as checking out.

Our room was very nice and roomy. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was nice and the shower was great. There is plenty of hot water. The soaps, shampoo and conditioner they provide smells soooo good.

Breakfast is a real treat. Everything is so good and you have a wide variety of breakfast foods/drinks to choose from.

We will be going on another cruise and you can bet I will stay here again. I have stayed at the La Quinta next door. Both hotels are great however, Holiday Inn Express rates slightly higher.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 423Liz423
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Cheryl W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 1 February 2013
We'd love to see you cruise through Alvin this year! Thanks for the response and keeping us employed.
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Converse, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

Going to alvin wasnt the town that i wanted to stay in, but a friend of mine recommended the Holiday Inn in alvin and im so glad i stayed there. Great Breakfast, Great Staff, Great EVERYTHING. My next business trip that leads me that way, no doubts about it, i will be staying there again. Front desk was amazing, Kim & Brandon were the best, they treated me like i was family and helped me with directions & housekeeper mary was very accomodating as well. Rooms were excellent, and hotel is in great condition. Cant wait to go back and stay.

Room Tip: Ask Brandon for any Upgrades & Discounts, he really help me out with being a new Priority member...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Christopher T
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Cheryl W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 1 February 2013
Thank you very much for the kind review. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves. Let us know if we don't exceed your expectations. Hope to see you next year!
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Ennis, TX
Level Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Very good customer service. Very clean room. Only complaint, hot tub heater was not working. Great breakfast, and attendant at breakfast was very helpful. I'd recommend this hotel, and I'm very picky.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ProDoula
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin, responded to this review, 9 October 2012
Dear ProDoula,

Thank you for sharing your comments about our hotel. It is always nice to hear our staff provided you excellent customer service; after all we are here to make your stay enjoyable. However, we apologize for the issues you experienced with the condition of the hot tub heater during your recent stay. I have noted you valuable comments and I will make sure that this will be looked into and be forwarded to the department involved to improve on our guest satisfaction.

Once again thank you for bringing this to our attention. Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Bryan, Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

We stayed here just this past weekend. We had a planned trip to go to Moody Gardens and Galveston Beach but did not want to stay on the island due to VERY HIGH hotel prices and decided to stay in Alvin. What a wonderful hotel!! Very clean, very nice staff, and a great breakfast! All the staff members were very friendly and were also friendly to my 1 yr old son. The breakfast had lots to choose from including eggs, meat and even a fancy pancake maker! We will definitely stay here again when going to Galveston! Thanks for such wonderful service!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Jessica D
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin
Address: 900 S Bypass 35, Alvin, TX 77511-4170
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Alvin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Alvin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston-Alvin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kick up your heels at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alvin, home of the famous pitcher Nolan Ryan. This is the perfect location for business or pleasure, offering our 'Hot Breakfast Buffet' to start off your day! If you're here for pleasure you are just minutes away from the Nolan Ryan Center, Alvin Opry, Alvin Youth Livestock and Arena, Froberg s Vegetable Farm, Texas Thunder Speedway and the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. We are also located only a short drive from NASA Johnson Space Center, Bayou Wildlife Park, and the Galveston Island Beaches.Whether here for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alvin is the perfect place for you. Alvin Community College, Dish Network, Solutia Inc, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Equistar, are just a few companies that call the Alvin area home.Relax in your own elegant room featuring stylish décor and amenities, free wired and wireless high-speed internet access, and the best night s sleep you ve had in weeks. Enjoy a swim in our crystal-clear outdoor pool or energize in our Fitness Center. Polish that presentation in the business center and we even have the right space for your professional meeting. We re here, ready with all you need to make your trip to Alvin a success. ... more   less 
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