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“A Couple of Nights in Galveston”

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A Couple of Nights in Galveston”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This Holiday Inn is the hotel type - no free breakfast like their Express Inns. On-site restaurant available, but understaffed. Clean room, comfortable bed, flat screen TV, and a good working a/c. Hotel has been upgraded, but shows some wear and tear. Staff was very helpful (see below), and friendly. Took some clothes to the laundry room at about 10:30 pm, only to find it locked. Staff came by and opened it up for us quickly. Hotel attracts a lot of families with children particularly during vacation dates, so if you desire a place with a minimum of kid disruptions (like run the elevators up and down for fun) you might want to consider something off the beach. All in all, an OK (average) couple of nights.

Room Tip: Suggest lower floor due to elevator activity.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rockwall, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

This resort exceeded our expectations in every way. The location was great and beach access was great for us. Everything was clean, and the rooms had a nice layout. The pool was great, and most of the parking spaces were nice and wide. We stayed on the 4th floor, and did hear the person staying above us decide to move furniture around every night at 11pm for an unknown reason, but our kids were so worn out from playing it didn't seem to wake them up and was not the resorts fault. On the last night it wasn't as windy, and the mosquitos were pretty bad so make sure and bring bug spray. The beach was much cleaner then I expected, and we saw 3 tractors going up and down the beach front cleaning it on our last night. The elevators can get backed up during rush ours (10am morning checkout / 4pm checkin), but you just have to exercise some patience and it's not that big of a deal.

Room Tip: High floors are good, and I'd try to get a room NOT facing the pool. Several guests didn't...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We just got back from a stay at this resort. This is one the best locations for any of the hotels or resorts on Galveston Island. Walk from the resort right on to the beach without having to cross the street. Which is very nice for carrying everything to the beach and setting up for the day. We even left our portable awning up over night, as did several others.The resort is off the main part of the island and does not have the traffic right outside the window.The resort is clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Request a room on the 5th floor. With the rooms having tile floors you can hear everything above you...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Pryor, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We came to Gavelston Beach for a quick girls trip before my daughter goes back to school. The room was great. The resort grounds were good and the pool was great. It was nice to be right on the beach. This beach area looked cleaner than most. When you go to Galveston, you have to expect some seaweed. There was seaweed in the water, but the beach was still nice. I expected it to be alot worse. When we wanted to get wet, we went to the pool. Our room was great, but would have liked to have a mirror in the bedroom. With 4 girls and one bathroom, an extra mirror would be nice. The hallways and elevators are not air conditioned. Was not a big deal to us, but something to be aware of. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful.
Galveston Beach is easy to get around in and the Pleasure Pier is very clean and fun. We took a ferry boat over to the Bolivar Peninsula in search of a nicer beach. Did not really find one over there, so ended up coming right back to our beach. The ferry ride was kind of cool. We saw alot of dolphins in the water. Overall, this was a good trip for a long weekend trip before school starts.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Arlington, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Last year construction ruined our trip. Banging and hammering started at 7 ended about 6 in the evening. directly above our room. we had a nice view of the pool and Gulf and once the crew left for the night it was pleasant, so we thought we would give them a second chance. This year we got a $2,000 view of the Parking lot. No construction but seriously who in there right mind wants to fork over that kind of cash, plus $150.00 security deposit for a view of the parking lot?Made the reservations over a month ago. Do you need to request a decent room? I feel it should at least be discounted.
NEVER coming back!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Claremont, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This was our first trip to Galveston, What a great property to stay at. This is actually a time share resort so it is kept up better than your typical hotel rooms were great beach front was great walking from the resort right onto the quiet beach was great. The pool was great as well. Everyone on the property was very nice, however being a time share owner some of the guests were a bit crude. I would stay again though. within 15 min. of anything that you need.

Room Tip: All rooms are beach view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had a very nice and relaxing stay here. The room was perfect. Loved having the kitchen and we did use it. They had just about everything we needed. Kroger and Walmart are less than 2 miles away. The staff was very friendly. The pool was refreshing and the walk to the beach was a short walk down the walkway.

Just know that they hardest thing was the elevator. Each side only has one. Since the hotel is elevated for sea level, you have to first get on the elevator to ride to the office on the second floor. The stairs are locked on the ground level for security for obvious reasons. So the most inconvenient thing was the elevator. I took the stairs most the time and that was a good workout from the 5th floor.

There was only cleaning service if you requested it. Which is what I like since I am very about privacy and do not like people coming in and out of my room unless i need something. The staff was very friendly.

Not the hotels doing and mother nature is out of their control but they do seem to have a sea weed problem this time of year. Walking thru 2 feet high sea weed was not fun and it would have been nice if the hotel did come down and clear some paths for people to use the beach. But like I said, it's not their fault but yet they really didn't have anyone down there doing anything to make the visit to the beach better. Of course, it's possible the beach is not their property so that may be why they do nothing to clear off the seaweed in their stretch of the beach. Before making your vacation plans, see if there is any sea weed issues the time of year you go. The smell was not all that pleasant.

Room Tip: We had a one bedroom with fold out sofa sleeper. It appears to be the 2nd largest of the rooms from...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort

Property: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
Address: 11743 Termini- San Luis Pass Road, (Farm Road 3005), Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-6293 (Formerly Galveston on the Gulf)
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Galveston
#7 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort offers a wonderfully relaxing experience for couples and families alike. This quiet beachfront resort is located on the Texas Gulf coast south near the historic port city of Galveston. The city is a charming, Victorian-era treasure filled with authentic period architecture and strong echoes of the 1800s. Set away from the bustle of downtown, you'll enjoy villa accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, plus free Wi-Fi internet access. All villas feature private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The heated, outdoor infinity-edge pool and large hot tub offer direct, waterfront beach access and a new recreation area. Kids enjoy half-court basketball, shuffleboard court, beach volleyball and tetherball, while you'll love the fitness center available to guests 24/7 and picnic areas for outdoor dining. A small Marketplace store is available for guest convenience. ... more   less 
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