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.
- 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 dÃ©cor 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Houston-Alvin