Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 179
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frankmaster Mother In-Law Vacation
My mother in-law and all of us enjoyed staying at this location, I just wish our room was closer to the beach and not towards the back, but we did have a view of the beach, which was really really nice. You should make this very one hotel one to stay at, and get the 1 Bedroom if you afford it.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retzy good times despite weather
nice resort, nice location. we found other things to do despite the bad weather. check out Moody Gardens, the Strand district and the ferry boat.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LizMo Could not have been more happy! Pre-Cruise stay
Wish we could have stayed longer, hated to leave! Beach was wonderful, view was great, pool was clean and a pleasant place to hang out. Great space for the family to spend time. Far enough from the strip to enjoy some quite time, but close enough to go have a good time at all the strip has to offer. Room was clean, beds were very comfy. Kitchen was great for fixing meals while staying in. My husband and kids had a blast.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HenryJr Great Family Vacation
This stay at the Holiday Inn Resort was a family vacation consisting of 6 adults and 6 children. Granted that the over abundance of seaweed was a distraction, the children still enjoyed the beach, it is always enjoyable to just sit under the umbrella a relax. There were plenty of other activities to enjoy at the facility, the pool, the game room, and the evening movies. All together we all enjoyed ourselves and the children have already asked to come back next year.
A special note to the ladies manning the front desk. Who were always very pleasant and very accommodating to all our requests. Plus it is always nice to be remembered from our stay a year ago.
Thank you for a nice and enjoyable family vacation.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Best Father's Day Weekend
This was the perfect place and all my expectations were exceeded as all our children came together for a family weekend to celebrate Father's Day. We stayed in two of the king size bedrooms on the east pool side, and our family enjoyed the atmosphere that allowed everyone to relax comfortably as we took in this awesome resort amenities and wonderful view. There was something to do for the young and older family members. We appreciated the helpful staff and exceptionally clean rooms. This is definitely going to be a place we'll come back to enjoy AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great air conditioning for hot and humid TX. Felt like our own little apt.
We had a nice stay. Staff was friendly. Didn't realize we would need to wash our own towels but it was easy to do so. Overall a great experience.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by marie 44 If looking for a hotel in Galveston, this is the one.
We thought the hotel was great. It was nice having the full kitchen and making our own meals. We liked the fact that it was away from the hustle and bustle. I noticed all of the hotels on the main strip, you have to cross a busy road to get to the beach. This one you do not. Also, many of the other hotels didn't have beaches across the road from them; it was a no swimming area. The big disappointment was the Sargasso grass. From May until the middle of July the Texas coast is lined with a "seaweed" that made it impossible to swim or sit on the beach. It smells terrible. Had we known that, we would have chose a different time of year to travel. I would recommend this hotel, however I don't recommend you go from May till July.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Msmssm Great view, quiet room and great service.
The view from our room was awesome. Our room was very comfortable and quiet with no outside noise. The service was outstanding. Overall this hotel was great but there was to much seaweed on the beach. So far this is the best hotel I have stayed at and I would definitely recommend this hotel.
June 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bigmurphatx DO NOT Travel to Galveston!!!
This hotel and the rooms were awesome! Thankfully it was far enough away from the main strip in Galveston that makes you feel like you are still in Houston. That being said...Avoid Galveston at all costs because of the seaweed! I had read about this problem before going but unfortunately I bought the room at a nonrefundable rate.
You may read this and think that it's just a little seaweed...No big deal. NO...It's a big deal. There are mountains of seaweed covering the beaches. You get in the water and it is touching every part of your body.
Great hotel! terrible time to visit Galveston!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IGNa Family friendly
As per my recommendation, this location needs to start offering free breakfast in order to be family friedly and stand the test of competition.
June 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Doctorh1 Decent hotel if you don't have perfume or fragrance allergies
Upon entering the main lobby, we immediately smelled a very strong odor, it was pleasant, but it gave me an instant headache. I have allergies to perfumes or any strong scent and the scent was very strong, actually overpowering. When I asked the front desk receptionist (I believe her name is Kaitlin) about the smell, she said ,"that's the Holiday Inn trademark scent." No apology or anything when I mentioned I got an instant headache. So I realize most people would not have issues with strong fragrances but those of you out there who have allergies to perfumes, be careful. After checking out, I had my mother go into the lobby for me since I just could not take it, and my mother mentioned the fragrance again to Kaitlin who merely responded "have a nice day." Besides this, the hotel room itself was adequate, for 1 night. However, it was very small. There was a separate bedroom, but the "living room" was quite small, and the balcony very very small, 2 chairs barely were able to fit. The little kitchenette was cute and was sufficient. There are no restaurants on the property or even nearby so be prepared to bring your own food or to drive to restaurants. Our room overlooked the pool. We could see the gulf from our room; it wasn't a full front view but still there was a view so that was nice. There was a washer & dryer just outside the room that we were able to use (at no charge) so that was an added plus. Overall, it was an okay place to stay; being that it's one of two hotels actually right in there area directly on the beach is nice. Most hotels you have to cross a very busy street to get to the beach, so this Holiday Inn location being directly on the beach was excellent. The unfriendly receptionist and the strong scent in the lobby was really our only issue (the receptionist wasn't friendly AT ALL) . Everything else was adequate.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucey14 Perfect stay for my needs
I brought my mother 83, and my aunt 68 to Galveston for the weekend. I needed a hotel with a balcony, because my aunt smoked. I found the Holiday Inn Vacations Galveston Beach Resort through a search engine, liked the room set up, and the pictures so I went with the hotel. It turned out to be the perfect hotel for us. The room was clean, well stocked, and quiet for the most part. Our view was over the pool and straight out to the beach. We sat out on the balcony a lot enjoying the view, and watching all the activity at the pool. Most of the guests were there with family, and were quiet and respectful making it quiet comfortable for my crew. The hotel is away from the heart of all the major attractions of Galveston which also made it quiet peaceful. When we visit Galveston again this will be where we stay.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Darin1977 Fantastic place away from seawall in Galveston
This property is away from the main seawall action of Galveston. It is located on the West side of the island (south), and sits directly on the beach. No seawall to contend with, and no need to cross a busy street to get the beach.
The property has a bunch of amenities, like several BBQ grills, picnic tables, shuffle board, basketball court, volleyball court, and a great pool and hot tub. The boardwalk has two places to wash off the sand.
The hotel has several different room layouts. Some are time share properties so not all will be hotel guests. We stayed in a queen bed room which actually had a separate bedroom and sleeper sofa bed, which was great. Each unit had a small kitchen area like a fridge with ice maker, small stove, dishwasher, toaster oven, and microwave. Great way to cook your own meals without having to eat out all the time. Each room has a balcony, even if it is small. The room had two separate wall-mounted HDTVs and a DVD player.
Since these are basically condos, there is no daily cleaning service. If you rent two room together, you will have the benefit of a shared ‘common area’. This is where the washer/dryer are located. If you only have one room, then you may to share this area with another hotel guest including the washer/dryer. Fortunately, there was no one in the other room during out stay. You will have to wash your own towels, either bath towels or beach towels which are in each condo.
The staff was great. Friendly and professional, they do give free bathroom toiletries. We also had our sheets changed out when we first arrived and they were happy to do it. The grounds are also well maintined by the staff including the pool area.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RosieV Simply amazing
We came here for a weekend getaway and it was just amazing.
Room W15 was such easy access to the beach and pool.
Taking the elevator was not even necessary other than to load and unload.
The room was well stocked. They even provided
washing detergent. We shared the place with my
in-laws and we were all comfortable in the two bedroom.
I'd recommend the place to anyone coming out here
with family. The only downfall would be for those
Who like walking to restaurants. There are no restaurants within
walking distance. You have to drive to go out to eat. Other than that,
the place was simply amazing. Much better than your
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buddyball Exceptional service
The staff worked extra hard to get our older relatives into the comfort of their air-conditioned rooms earlier than expected. The front desk people were so friendly and welcoming.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beach family Wonderful place!
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by winnielat Relaxing break, home comforts
This hotel has everything you need for a great stay. The suite was fantastic, with upto date fixtures and a spa bath. The views are great in all directions. The pool was clean and not noisy outside of the operating hours. Lots of loungers and tables with shade provided. Beach a stones throw away, not crowded. Volleyball, basketball, grill facilities, fish cleaning station and a superb activities area for the kids. Will definately return.
June 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pigskinzen Poor value
do not believe Holiday Inn's website that states that the rooms have a partial ocean view...they do not
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Graig2619 Awesome place
Great place to stay and relax, the staff is amazing and the views are great. I will always go back to this resort when I am around the area
June 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hcarba Good chain hotel, but needs some updating
Best thing about this place is close access to the beach. Downside was that the beach sand was full of seaweed. Towels and linens as well as some of the furniture showing an old aged appearance. And not enought covered parking was available
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lens8 EXCELLENT
EASE OF ACCESS TO THE BEACH, KITCHENETTE AVAILABLE TO YOU, CLEAN AND MODERN SUITES, AND GREAT VIEWS OF THE GULF! WHAT MORE CAN I SAY! IT'S A GREAT VALUE AT THE RIGHT PRICE! SAVES TIME AND MONEY!
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lgoudeau78 Spring 2014
Overall great stay and good value. Away from all of the business, but in close proximity driving distance.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AbuHanouf Excellent Vacation
The hotel is perfect place to relax. Me an my kids had a lot of fun. The hotel is connected directly to the beach which is more safer for the kids.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kevandlo Great location
This is our second time to stay, we love it. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the "Seawall" area. We will be back next year!
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Molly6 A place that had everything we needed
We booked this Resort online and was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. We had traveled several days and this was the end of our trip and definitely a favorite. We had a one bedroom kitchenette that was equipped with everything you needed to cook, beach towels were supplied for the pool and also had a washer and dryer right outside the front door. This is a great place for a all ages but, our kids really enjoyed all that they had to offer, especially the pool and ocean. We had a great experience here and would definitely stay here again.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NewMr_Mrs052514 A visit among angels!
The staff was EXCEPTIONAL! So COMPLETELY willing to go above and beyond to ensure the experience was romantically PERFECT for our honeymoon! THANK YOU!
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mission trail. comfortable beds
had a great time at this resort, every thing about this place was great, but need a resauntant .
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wilma2 Great resort
Although this resort is on the western end away from most attractions it is a very well kept resort. It offers many things for the whole family to do as well as offering things just for couples. We stayed there May 19 thur 22 and enjoyed it very much. Would highly recommend it .
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hairleg Best Vacation
Our stay was WONDERFUL! The resort was beautiful. The staff, very attentive and friendly. We loved the one bedroom suite, the wine and cheese, the free movie nights, the free DVD's, the access to the beach. Everything was so nice that my wife didn't want to go home. We can't wait to come back next year. Thank you for everything.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Queen 3700 A new normal
Fantastic vacation! Friendly staff and convenient location.
Would definitely return again.
May 14, 2014