Very pleasant & professional front desk personnel, with the routine breakfast offerings, so no big problems. However, the carpeting in the public areas look like they have never been cleaned since the day the hotel opened. Dirty, dingy & stained, especially in front of the elevators. And be sure that you do not get rooms near the elevators, or you will certainly hear the music that is BLASTING through the ceiling speakers. Who thinks music should be this loud in a hotel?
Room numbers ending in 01-05 are at the front of the hotel with balconies directly overlooking the beach on the other side of the highway, so you would think they would be the best rooms. Be careful what you ask for however. The highway noise makes it unpleasant to sit on the balconies, & the spotlights on each corner of the front parking lot, which illuminate the hotel "all night long", shine DIRECTLY at & into these rooms, so you cannot sit on the balconies without sunshades -- who approved this design? Makes the front balconies basically useless. You are better off to take rooms on the side & towards the middle of the hotel, so you can partially avoid the spotlights, which makes the front room balconies as pleasant as sitting in a Walmart parking lot.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Galveston West - Seawall
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- Hear the wave s crash from your balcony at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galveston Island, located on W Seawall Blvd across from the ocean. Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, marvelous downtown shopping in the Strand Historical District, historical museums with the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country including the 1859 Moody Mansion. The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galveston is a great value for business and leisure travelers. The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is within easy reach; enjoy East Beach Park, Galveston Island Ferry, Stewart Beach, Bishop Palace and Moody Gardens, and the ever-popular Schlitterbahn Waterpark a family adventure. If you are embarking from the Port of Galveston or here on business, we are conveniently located close to University of Texas Medical Branch, American National Insurance Company, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the US Coast Guard.Galveston is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas possessing all the charm of a small southern town with Texas Hospitality and just 40 minutes south of Houston. We look forward to seeing you at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galveston Island soon. We also offer parking and a shuttle to the Cruise Terminal. ... more less
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