The employees were nice, but our room smelled like someone that stayed there recently violated their no pets policy. The hotel itself and hallway smelled fine, but open up our hotel room door and get the STRONG ODOR of CAT PEE (or something like that - not pleasant). We asked to switch rooms, but were told there were no other rooms with 2 beds available (we had 2 kids with us, so the 4 of us couldn't stay in a room with one bed). I already prepaid for the room, so we decided to stay. The smell was significant (not something they could not obviously notice) and they really should CLEAN the room when they discover something like this, not just rent the room to the next guest. It just shows there was no one there that really cares. If that weren't enough, after going to bed, things got worse. If you check out the hotel's location on Google maps, you'll notice railroad tracks about a block away. Well, about every hour that night, a train came through and BLEW THE TRAIN WHISTLE. I only stayed there one night, so I don't know if this happens every night, but I HEARD SEVERAL TRAINS and their whistles that night about every hour (I'm guessing they have to blow the whistle because of a nearby intersection). Ok, it's not the hotel's fault that I heard a fairly loud train whistle at about 10p, 11p, 12a, etc. while trying to sleep, but an important factor in deciding to book this hotel, so I figured I should share it. Overall, a bad experience. Is it too much to ask for to have a clean smelling room?
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- 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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