This was our first time visiting Galveston, mainly because of how bad everyone talks about the beaches and the city in general. I was actually surprised at how much nicer it was than everyone led me to believe. We chose this hotel for its location. There are tons of restaurants, a lot within walking distance and of course the beach directly across the street. We were upgraded to an ocean view room at no extra cost which was awesome. The room was ok. It had a fridge and microwave and good size balcony for two people to relax on. The only complaint I have about the rooms is how un-sound proof they are. From the ceilings to the rooms next to you, we could hear everything. Walking, conversations, etc. Very annoying...
Of course it was too cold to swim in the pool but from the looks of it, seems very nice with the outdoor bar and tons of seating and lounging space. We did visit the inside bar. Not too impressed, it felt very dark and it could probably use a lot of updating. The staff was extremely nice and very courteous, always smiling, saying hello. The restaurant staff was equally as nice and very courteous. Not really something we have experienced at other Holiday Inn hotels before.
The beaches were actually pretty nice, of course the water isn't clear but unlike Corpus Christi, there was no seaweed washed ashore and the sand felt softer and finer as well. We will most definitely be returning in the summer to enjoy all of the amenities as well as the beach!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Resort Galveston- On the Beach features 8 stories of Gulfview rooms on beautiful Galveston Island. We are located at the premier San Luis Resort in the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast! Most of our 178 rooms have private balconies that overlook the Gulf or our sparkling outdoor pool. The Jetty Restaurant located in our lobby area provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as, room service. The famous B Jiggers Lounge is also located in our lobby offering live entertainment on the weekends and Happy Hour specials. Our hotel is centrally located to many Galveston attractions. Bring your sun block for your trip to the beach or Schlitterbahn Water Park. Go for a wild ride on the Rainforest Cafe and Adventure Ride, or if shopping is more your style spend the day at the Historical Strand Shopping District. Stay before a cruise on Royal Caribbean or Carnival Cruise Lines, and park your car with us, we provide transportation to and from the cruise terminals. Whether you want to take a historic home tour at Bishop s Palace, Moody Mansion or Ashton Villa or catch a play at The Grand 1894 Opera House we are the place to stay. The Galveston Island Convention Center is only blocks away, as well as prominent universities, UTMB and Texas A & M University. Upcoming Special Events: Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, and Mardi Gras. Now come Explore Galveston! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach Hotel Galveston
- Holiday Inn Galveston
- Galveston Holiday Inn