This property is the epitome of why timeshare properties have a bait-and-switch reputation. The full color showroom catalog depicting this property will certainly reveal a shiny new property with every feature a guest could want. Arriving proves the photo shoot was made when the property was constructed, and minimal maintenance has been applied to keep it operational for one, two or more decades. The room was acceptable insdie, but the buildings, grounds, and facilities were barely maintained. The balcony furniture suffered from years of exposure to salt water spray, and the outside walls had accumulated a thick layer of black dirt. Arriving at the assigned room yielded elevators that were dirty, rusted out stairwells, and walkways painted with non-skid paint that had worn to the cement where people have walked. Across every room entrance is a burglar-bar door, although the crime these circumvent is not likely given the activity at the place. Their purpose is questionable, and their presence leaves the guest with an uneasy feeling why they are there. Free hot breakfast translated to waiting in line behind 15-20 people who are served warm greasy potatoes labeled has browns, scrambled eggs prepared hours ago and kept warm, and sausage and bacon baked in the oven to assure safety, but yielding little in the texture, appearance, or taste arena. The banquet facilities were adequate, but also had an appearance of many years use with only the bare required maintenance. Vermin dripped down the wall beneath the refuse chute door. The site advertises rooms sleeping six which is a gross exaggeration and only true if four of the six are children and don't require much comfort or bedding quality to be satisfied. The bedroom itself was microscopic to a point that a flat-screen TV on the wall truly was in the way of moving about the room. Bathrooms were clean, but the dropped ceiling in order to accomodate the climate control system left one feeling as if they were showering in a travel trailer bath. No room for one to dress while the other bathes can be expected. For the asking rate, it takes very little effort to find a room with a whole lot more to give. I would never revisit this place, and cannot recommend it to anyone with the rare exception of a large family on an extremely tight budget.
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- Also Known As:
- The Victorian Condo-Hotel Resort And Conference Center
- Hawthorn Suites Galveston
- The Victorian Hotel Galveston
- Galveston Hawthorn Suites