Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 84
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArsenalMom Great Stay by the Ocean
My two Sons and I stayed here in August for my youngest Sons 12th BDay. We absolutely loved our stay! The location is right on the beach! You could not have asked for a better location. Loved the fact that you did not have to cross the busy Seawall to get to the beach. Our room was great, you could not beat the view of the ocean! We were located on the eastside with a balcony that went from living room to bedroom and you had access from either room. It was really nice to have a full kitchen with a dining area and living room space. We also had a washer and dryer, which was an extra plus. All the comforts of home. If you are looking for a place that is a little more secluded and right on the beach then this is the place for you! If you do decide to go into Galveston, then it is just a short drive. The staff overall was very friendly. Sandy at the front desk upon check in and check out was so nice and friendly ...the best at customer service. Both my Sons and I enjoyed the pool area, volleyball court, bbq and picnic table areas etc. And of course the short walk to the beach! The only negative thing I can say is that check out was at 10am, a little early. This place is well worth the stay! My oldest Son wanted to stay another night. We will definately be back next year for a longer stay!!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great place on the beach
A friend and I came here for a 4 day get away and had a wonderful time!, I knew I booked a suite but had no idea it had a full kitchen, washer and dryer and jacuzzi tub so those were a pleasant surprise! Nice sized balcony w beach view which was requested. We liked the fact the beach is on the same side in other words we didn't have to cross the busy street to get to it. Very nice bridge type walkover to beach and great pool. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back and recommend to others. Staff also friendly and helpful.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Can't wait to go back
We loved this place! We booked a standard thinking it probably wouldn't be as cool as the better rooms. It exceeded our expectations. For the two of us, this place was perfect. I love that it's on the beach and you don't have to drive or cross a street. We even left our canopy on the beach over night and when we walked back to our room for lunch. It wasn't as crowded as other places on the beach in Galveston, although this could be because we stayed during week days and after some schools had started their athletic and band practices. The pool was refreshing after being on the beach all day. You're only a mile or so from all the touristy stuff. The kitchen helps save money during the day so you can spend more on dinner. I like how there are two rooms that share a washer and dryer. The only con was that the ice maker was far away and we were told on weekends it runs out of ice. We didn't run in to that problem. We have always made Galveston an annual tradition, and now we know where to stay from now on!
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mrskittie95 Recommend but not whole heartedly
First off before we booked we tried to find out about getting a lock out room with our suite. We called three different help desks and no one could tell us what it would cost for the room. One even tried to tell us it would cost the same for the second bedroom as for our whole suite. We finally gave up but decided to book anyway because of the location and the thought that the bed here would be the same as the HI Express beds. (Which I love.)
The bed was not the same. It was horrible. The only thing that saved the vacation was the fact I had taken my Thermarest pad along just in case. I put it on top of the bed and was able to sleep. That is not the reason for not recommending it though.
Their internet servers kept crashing. Maybe it is a problem all over the island. Our wifi signal was strong but the servers kept going down. It was important to us, because my husband had to try to log into his companies intranet to finish something.
The room/suite itself was nice. We had everything we needed. The pool was also nice. Loved the balcony especially with our morning coffee.
Lastly, we were on the east side second floor. The elevator quit three times. It was not a real bother since we were on the 2nd floor until the morning we checked out. It took us an hour to carry all our stuff down the stairs.
If they changed their beds and fixed the internet and elevator problems it would be a great place. Loved the location!
Tip: Eat at Millers Seawall Grill if you get the opportunity.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jackwmj65 Great experience
Had wonderful time. Location is perfect. Room with view was great. Staff very helpfull and friendly. Enjoyed the game room, shuffleboard and pool. Beach access is the best.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Apes LOVED this place!
This place exceeded our expectations! It was right on the actual beach (you don't have to cross the busy 4 lane Seawall Blvd!#. The staff was friendly, the place was clean, the villas #which were like apartments!# were huge and more than perfect for a vacation stay and had everything you could possibly need, the resort is extremely family-friendly and full of activities for kids, the beach was clean, and even though there were lots of people there during our stay, it didn't seem crowded on the beach at all. You could rent chairs and umbrellas for the day for a reasonable price from a third party vendor that was set up on the beach. The resort has a mini-convenience store for snacks and things you may need #aloe for sunburn!#. It was located just a short drive away from all the "touristy" stuff, so you feel as if you are actually away on vacation and relaxing. I hope to stay here again. We thoroughly enjoyed it and I would highly recommend. The only cons were the slow elevators #and not enough elevators) and it was a little confusing trying to park and figure out where to check-in. However, it's worth the stay. Those things were minor in comparison to all of the other wonderful things the resort had to offer. Go ahead and plan your vacation now for next summer!!! :)
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JKWed613 Great Stay will be back with friends
I am an owner but not only booked my "owner" room booked three rooms for friends / family. Everyone had a great time. I was very happy with how well Holiday Inn has fixed up and is managing the property. It is much better than my last stay under the previous owners. Thanks Holiday Inn Vacation Club.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VVacation A Great family hotel!
Mrs. Sandy at the check-in counter thank you for working with my family..as we did arrive early from out of town...perfect place to stay if you have little ones....free washer and dryer...great idea... room was clean and everything availabe in the kitchen including a measuring cup....really guys.. great job...the spanish lady cleaning the pool chairs was very friendly and sweet..thank you for a well needed vacation stay...4 year old ad 6 month old...husband and i appreciated the nice experience!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cynthia1111 A Great Stay
We booked three rooms for three days and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The pool was awesome, the beach close by and the rooms, more like an apartment than a hotel room. Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.
June 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SandraD Great vacation place - best beach access
One of the few places in Galveston that is actually on the beach. You don't have to cross the street to get in the sand and sitting on the balcony you are not hearing and seeing traffic - just the beach. Most rooms overlook the pool, but you still have a great view of the gulf. Clean, well decorated, looks new. Queen, 1 bedroom are sufficient. No oven. Full fridge, microwave. Great for 3 day weekend for 2 adults and one kid. For a longer stay I would upgrade to a full kitchen which also gives more overall room.
We waited over an hour past checkin time for a room to be ready with no compensation or empathy. We just sat on the floor in the hallway. That was the only downside to the trip. Best place I have stayed in Galveston.
Free washer/dryer just outside room with free soap (under sink) Plenty of towels and household supplies.
We will stay here again.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LH2007 GREAT for our kids and family!
LOVED this place - it was perfect to be able to prepare breakfast/lunch ourselves rather than eat out all the time, and it was even better being able to put the kids to bed and still be able to stay up and active in the other room. Fabulous beach, awesome pool. Would stay here again!
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FFmike03 Family Vacation
Following a wedding in Houston, 5 families decided to spend some time in Galveston. We found the accomodations very family friendly. With stores and restaurants within a mile or so drive, it made up for the lack of dining on site. Rooms with balcony views of the ocean were just great ! Would stay here again.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by txaggie Great family vacation spot
We recently stayed here for the first time and really enjoyed the vacation. Very close to Galveston and its attractions, but out on the beach instead of the highway and seawall. Very kid friendly atmosphere with amiable staff as well as other visitors. Clean and well kept. Just wish they had some breakfast!
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coupe1930 Off the Sea Wall
We looked at every hotel and resort before coming to Galveston. We chose this Holiday Inn Vacations due to comments concerning crossing the Seawall Blvd. The traffic is heavy downtown where the other resorts are located. The beach there is crowded and there are concrete structures bordering the beach every hundred yards. The beach here was quiet, dark, but much cleaner. The only drawbacks were the very slow elevator on the east side and our coffee maker did not work. We were promised a new one but it didn't happen. Staff was very friendly. The building is well maintained and clean. There is no oven in the efficiency so do not buy a pizza thinking you will bake it. We were able to sell it for a small loss. LOL.
Summary - great place. We will return to Galveston and unless we get our new RV totaled the last one we will stay here.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Armstrong104 Great location and value
We recently celebrated my niece's sweet sixteen birthday weekend with three rooms. The excellent location on the beach with complete, fully equipped kitchens, made for a wonderful experience. We are particular about cleanliness and prefer new or recently remodeled hotels; this really fit the bill. We will be back!
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sabrina945 we had great service
We will definitely stay here again My kids really like the view it was all around a great spot
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark83 Great hotel
I just wanted to say that this was the best hotel I have stayed in. The service was great with very nice people, rooms were clean and very nice, and the pool and hot tub were nice. I liked how you could walk onto the beach from the hotel. Very good choice.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasRich1962 Repeat visit A+++++
Had such a great time a few weeks ago came back and got the king room! Every thing was great again!
June 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sb1978 Quiet area away from all the action
Very nice resort,condo style.We stayed in W11 which is a King room,bed was comfy,separate shower and tub,full kitchen,partial ocean view,right on the beach.Elevator on east side was out of order but we were on the west side so that didn't matter to us,one trash can was not emptied and kitchen floor was sticky in places..It was our anniversary we were going to stay 2 nights but decided to leave after 1.Lock on master bedroom balcony door was broken,I know chances of someone breaking in were VERY slim because there was a ground floor below but I was in a strange town and did not want to leave my purse or jewelry in the room with no lock on the door.Handyman came when we got back from eating dinner,he worked on the lock 1 1/2 to 2 hours(on my anniversary evening) and did not get it fixed,he said he tried to get us another room but there were none available.With this,the wind and rough ocean water we decided to leave the next morning.I stacked our suitcase in front of broken lock door for the night so I could hear if anyone came in.When we checked out the lock had still not been fixed,,just a hole in the door where it was removed.........
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alli38 Ready to return next year!
This is a wonderful getaway! We loved our room which had a full kitchen, living room, large bedroom with its own private balcony, and roomy bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub. Friendly staff who go out of their way to make you comfy.
We felt very relaxed with the sound of the ocean nearby. Their pool and hot tub is great too. Private beach access. Such a nice, albeit short vaycay.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DandDG Beautiful Vacation Club Resort
The resort has been beautifully maintained, new furniture, freshly painted & decorated rooms. Well furnished kitchen. Nice long balconies in many rooms.
Lots of things to do, beautiful pool, nice hot tub, sand volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tetherball, basketball, fitness room and more.
Calling the front desk took too long on several occasions and we were there mid-week. Maintenance was very prompt.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mat369 Great weekend or mini vaction getaway
This was our first visit but will not be our last. I found the location to be great on the beach! The staff were great and attentive to our needs when issue came about. We both my wife and I enjoyed our visit and already planning our next.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kiska First Time Here
This was the first time I had ever stayed here and I was completely happy with the place. Nice clean 1 bedroom condo with a wonderful large balcony overlooking the pool and gulf. The kitchen smelled a little bit of bug/ant spray but we bought a scented candle and that took care of that. The staff were very helpful along with maintenance(our toaster didn't work); they came immediately with a new one.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasRich Walk to the beach from the property no road to cross!+++
We go to Galveston often and this was the best time we have ever had! Clean rooms, great staff, see beach and pool from our room, One of the few places to stay where you can walk from your hotel to the beach! Also the beaches here were very clean lots of sand and room no cars on beach+. Got some of the best pictures of the sunrise ever! Bring a tripod for pictures of a lifetime!
May 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 First Time in Galveston
This was my families first trip to Galveston; we have just recently moved to Houston. The amenities were great! The room was clean and adequately stocked. I liked not being in the middle of the tourist section of the island. My daughter left her phone and the housekeeping staff returned it to the front desk and it was returned promptly. I do wish that the limitations on Priority Point usage would change; to at least give the guest the option to upgrade even if there is a fee to do so. I am looking forward to returning.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by angkc Great experience.
We have stayed here several times and our expectations are always exceeded. The property is clean, secluded and has all the amenities we expect to see in a resort. The staff is friendly and helpful. The beach and pool are clean and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this property.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ang9733 Loved It!
My husband and I came to Galveston on a whim. Everything was great! We stayed for 4 nights and had a one bedroom villa with a gulf view that was second to none! We ate too much and drank too much and had a wonderfully relaxing time! We definately will be back!
May 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frybaby74 Good except for
The hotel was fabulous. The downfall was the 3 days we were there, the elevator on our end was out of service. Having severe arthritus, this made for a not so pleasurable stay. Nothing was done as far as trying to make things better. No discount or a free nite with P.C. or a few extra points. NOTHING!
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaNBob Wonderful 2 days in Galveston
My husband and I were driving across country and spent 2 wonderful days here. The location was great as we enjoy being right on the beach. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, it was great to have the washer and dryer to do laundry. Would recommend this place without reservation!
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tkapavik Great anniversary weekend
My husband and I booked a room for one night to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We waited a little late and most of the hotels we wanted were full, but this one seemed nice from the pictures and had pretty good reviews, plus the price wasn't bad at all. We got there and found out we'd been upgraded from a queen regular room to a king deluxe room. This meant a larger balcony and a full size Jacuzzi tub, in addition to other things. It was fantastic. The only problem we had was the door jam was broken so the door was hard to open and then lock from the inside. It looked like they had tried to fix it before, but it wasn't perfect. A little concern about safety in regards to that, but you had to get through another door with a key card to even access our door, so I wasn't too concerned. We were able to check in early and also check out an hour late. They were very gracious about it. Will definitely stay here during any future Galveston trips!
April 22, 2013