Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 175
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sutom12 Breakfast
The hotel was relatively full and people where still standing in line to get breakfast at 9:30, some because they had to wait for the food to be replenshied because the servers where empty. At 9:30 exactly as people were still in line, the staff starting grabbing the food to put away. Very unprofessional and poorly managed.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nanalala Incredible experience
Highly recommend!!! Very clean! Friendly and helpful staff! Great breakfast! Comfortable bed! Great view of Gulf! Our 2 teens loved it too!!!
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Simpleman1 Over priced
Under delivered for the price. Carpets were dirty beyond vacuuming. Pool not big enough for the size of the hotel. No available towels at the pool either time i went. Lobby was extremely hot, which mirrored the room temperature. TV channel listing was wrong. Tv remote is ridiculous, you cant type in a channel, only surf through every channel to get where you want to go. The hot breakfast had a lot of choices, cinnamon rolls were tasty. Will not stay here again,unless I had too or craving cinnamon rolls.
August 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jchill17 Late July 2013
Overall the room and bath were clean. Not much interaction with the staff. Interaction with the front desk staff was pleasant enough.
We did not, however, get any maid service while we were there. I can do without changing the linens or even making the bed, but wish they would have emptied the trash from the room.
Room had a nice view (not the La Quinta side).
I was greeted as a Priority Club member, but unlike every other HIE we stay in there was no complimentary bottled water or other gratuity. This along with the lack of maid service leaves me feeling the hotel is a bit 'chincy'
That being said, I thought the value for the money was good and my kids love the pancake machines at HIE's, so we are likely to be back again next time. We don't spend tons of time in the room or at the hotel anyway.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PK12013 Excellent Service, Great Bed, Good Location & Pleasant Staff
The overall experience was Great! Nice staff, good location, spacious room. Location was perfect a little east of main attractions, close to Wal-Mart for necessities. Continental breakfast could add more entree variety and fresh fruit.
I would recommend staying at this location, overall rating excellent!
August 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by happy44 Nice view of the beach excellent breakfast
My family and I didnot get to enjoy our stay especially at night up to 2:00 am. The guest above our room were stompping on the floor all day and night. Front desk was notified twice during the day and once at 2:00am. We were told they were going to take care of it. It did not seem to help.Also at chek out time we could not find one single bellman cart and elevators are to slow. Not a good experiance over all.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kat54 Nationals
Overall our stay was nice, The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a nice stay. The only thing I would have liked is that when I checked in I wish I had known that the balcony I had was the solid brick wall instead of the grate railing. I know there were other suites open at the time.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FamilyCruiser overall great
We had 4 rooms and really enjoyed the stay. The only bad thing I can remember is that both hot tubs were cold.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jezebel Balcony View of Water
We enjoyed the balcony view of water and the incredible moon across the water for 2 nights. Nice room, clean, comfortable. We were on a historical building tour and appreciated being away from the tourist crowd.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 friendly and helpful staff
the front desk clerk upon arrival was super friendly and helpful. rooms were clean and nice. great value, beautiful pool area. breakfast was great, staff made sure all the food was stocked up.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EZdoesit Great room, great price.
We stayed 3 nights, Tuesday through Friday, and we were treated royally. The staff addressed every need we had promptly, and were very courteous. The room was clean, cool, and comfortable. We had a broken lock on the balcony door when we first checked in, and it was repaired immediately. The motel was quiet at night, very secure, and breakfast was wonderful. We hope to stay here every trip to Galveston, even though it is away from the beaches. It is worth it to have such a great motel to stay at. Thanks!
July 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Galvestonbound nice place to stay
Everything was fine except the breakfast room does not have enough tables and chairs to accommodate all the guests who were trying to have breakfast. Some guests were having to wait too long in line to get their breakfast. It would be great if you would re-do it so there were two lines....that would make it faster and more convenient for the guests.
Otherwise, everything was fine and we had a great time.
July 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gijohnson Air
The ac would not cool the room real good. Had some problems checking in. Our room key would not work the lock was broken
July 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Synsyn Nice Friendly place
Stay overnight on Saturday. Staff was very friendly. Loved our room on the second for room 208 w private balcony and view of the Gulf. I left my dress and the shipped it to my home free of charge. Would def. stay again
June 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike888888888 Good breakfast and views
Plus points: good size clean rooms. Big bed, clean bathroom. Balcony with seaview. Good breakfast with a big breakfast room so plenty of tables. Breakfast is more like Brits are used to (even sausages) rather then the muffin and coffee fare dished up by many hotels in the USA.
Minus points: Hotel is a bit far from restaurants and shops, you need to drive. There is Jimmys on the pier about 200 yards away which is OK.
A decent Holiday Inn Express on the seafront as long as you're happy to drive a bit to restaurants and shops. You have to drive to the historic district anyway (worth a visit). We were happy there for 2 nights.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by melcats Very Dissapointed
Be prepared this is going to be a long review. To start off I booked our hotel several months in advance and called two times to confirm that would could get a room with the view of the ocean. My boys had never seen the ocean so I thought it would be a great experience for them to see the ocean every day. Well when we checked in it was like pulling teeth to get a room with a view. The room we got was at an angle so it wasn't a great view. The room had an awful smell to it. I called the front desk several times and she didn't offer much help - well except to use some room freshener?? That issue never got resolved. One night the microwave stopped working and William who was working that night was very helpful and got us another one right away. He was a very good front desk person. The second to last night we were there my kids found a baby pacifier and an employee flashlight under the bed skirt. So I wonder how often it's cleaned good. The hotel itself stunk. The hallways were horrible. The hotel has such potential. They were replacing the flooring in the lobby and breakfast area which made it look much better but the company that was putting the floor in were so rude and annoying. There were also several problems with the pool and hot tub. The thing that bothers me is that I ended up leaving a brand new outfit in the closet of our room and I called the night we got home and the person working said they couldn't get to the lost and found and to call in the morning. I called over several days and no one ever answered the phone and when I finally got a hold of someone she said she would talk to housekeeping and call me back. Well I never got a call back - not surprised I guess. The only thing that saves this review is that the breakfast was very good. A good selection and the staff was great. They were so nice and they were very professional even when there were some very obviously rude guests there. Kudos to them for being great at their job. So - obviously I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. It's to bad because we were on a family vacation and the hotel stay made it less than perfect. It is for sure not worth the high rates of the room
June 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BPercle Nice Rooms
My overall experience was fair, the rooms were clean and roomy. The pool area was very nice kids enjoyed it. I was very unhappy with the beach seen, nasty water with no sand in front of hotel there was full of rocks. The staff was nice when you talked with them, but never answered the phone when you called the front desk. We were there for 3 nights, they switched wi fi codes and we weren't told that they would be switched.
I will not be back and would not recommend this hotel if you are going to have a beach front hotel.
It was convenience to get to other activities but not for the beach seen!
June 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pma03 Not Disappointing, But Not Impressed
We stayed one night at this relatively new hotel. We did like being on the Seawall and our platinum status allowed us an upgrade to a suite overlooking the Gulf. The room was roomy with a sofa and two beds and it had a microwave and refrigerator. We also had a balcony which provided a Gulf view (although you had to stand for the view because of the wall). The staff was friendly and upbeat. The swimming pool was comfortable but rather small, but it did have view of the Gulf, which was relaxing. Negatives were check-in at 4pm and checkout at 11am (which doesn't really help when you are spending the day on the beach), a lingering smell in the lobby, staff smoking beside the front door and the price. Oh my! We were not disappointed because it was standard--well maybe a bit below standard--for Holiday Inn, but definitely not impressed--which we should have been for the price. Would we stay there again? Probably not.
June 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by None2423 Room not ready.
We had requested a Handicap room. When we checked in, at 4:00 pm, check in time, we were told they did not have any. The room they gave us, was not ready. When we opened the door, the bed was not made, and dirty towels were on the floor. Went back down stairs, and got another room. In the second room, the Top of the Toilet seat was broken off. The Ice machine on our floor, was not working, so we had to go down to the first floor to get ice. Overall, the price for the room, was not worth it.
June 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fiasco Bad experience
My mother in law booked this room for her daughter (my new bride) as a wedding present to the both of us. She booked a king size deluxe room and at the time of check in it was switched to a 2 queen beds. She tried to get it changed and the staff was not helpful and did not change or offer any kind of refund. The room was comfortable enough, but it was not what was paid for.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vivian1518 Nice Stay
The room a/c didn't work through the night. It kept getting hot and only the fan blew. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast was ok...the eggs not so...next time just scramble and not make mini cheese omelets. The hot tub was warm and hot hot...a good thing since the pool water was cold. I didn't like the people smoking at the pool! Check out was easy and quick. . I will stay again!
June 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by D1988 Disappointed
Was some what dissappointed. The picture for the Hotel show a beautiful view of the Ocean and beach and it wasnt beautiful when we arrived and got out of the car. I guess you have to go a few miles down the road to find the nicer beach area. The front counter help was rude we she checked us in. Didn't reconize us as a priority Club member. Our room wasn't the cleaniest the carpet had black stains everywhere. Good thing we where there only one night.
June 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sweetie3634 Elevator Broke
We paid over $300 a night over the memorial day weekend. At this rate, the elevators should work and the air conditioner should cool off the room. The floor we were on was very loud and was difficult to sleep.
Our family will not stay here again.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie7490 Great bed, love the balcony & breakfast
The stay was great, our room was perfect, enjoyed the balcony. Loved the breakfast.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TaylorJ Excellent Service
Everything was great. Service was awesome hotel was extra clean
April 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whitesandsok Great value
I stayed here for 1 night while I was in town for another event. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and acknowledged that I was a Priority Club member. They explained where everything of interest was (breakfast, laundry, pools, etc.)
The hotel is at the far West end of Seawall Blvd so there are very few places within walking distance. I knew that before I booked so I was preppared but it could be a disappointment if someone didn't do the research ahead of time.
The lobby and rooms were clean. I was very happy with the size of the room and the balcony. No, the balcony was not huge, but there were two chairs and that's all we needed. Our room had what I would call a "partial" ocean view.
My only complaint would have to be with the jacuzzis at the pool area. Although they were warm, they definitely were not hot and the jets didn't work. We still enjoyed sitting in them and looking out at the gulf.
Breakfast was very good...Love the cinnamon rolls!
I would recommend this hotel for anyone who doesn't mind being a little further away from the main part of Seawall Blvd.
April 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Katal Bad customer service
I called the front desk and asked about the dry cleaning the person that answered the phone not know and transfered to someone else and was really rude. She told me 3 different times to get the clothes drop off finally total me by 7:45 am and would get back by 5 pm. Later I found the welcome package in the desk and tell that drop off is 9 am. Why would they tell me 3 different times. Also I never requested an wake up call however I got one every morning @ 7:45 am and when I told them no sorry and it would not happen again. However it did for 2 morning. I asked for more towels and they told me to look for the cleaning women on the floor. Why
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Byron123 Service and cleanliness
The front desk was very accomidating, friendly and always available to answer questions. The hotel was very clean and for a beach front hotel it was quiet at night. Location was convient.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by michiganmom Nice Hotel for the $
We staying during the first week of April. The hotel is nice and the rooms are clean and comfortable. It is right across the street from the seawall so the views are pretty. The outdoor pool is a bit small and was a little on the cool side. Overall, a good hotel for the $.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BeachLovers Very Thoughtful
My wife loves the beach and we don't get to go often. When we arrived she was disappointed that we didn't end up in a room with a beach view. Just assumed they all had that.
I asked if there was any possibility that we could move to a room with a view and they were happy to do that for us.
Throughout our stay the entire staff was incredibly helpful and friendly.
April 7, 2013