Really nice hotel with good amenities.
Rooms rather large and with balconies, which I like especially when I'm close to the beach. Even thoguh we didn't get a room with direct beach view - but a side-room - it was OK never the less.
Nice beds and pillows and the cleaning was good.
Breakfast buffet OK, but occasionally the buffet runs empty and are not filled fast enough with a lot of empty trays) leading to queues.
Otherwise service was nice og allways at hand if needed.
But ( and no fault of the hotel - but just as information): NO beach access at all.
The pictures of this hotel deceives a bit - lovely views over the water etc. and when you drive up to the hotel it seems as though you just have to cross the street to be able to get into the water.
But when you actually cross the street and want to take a dip in the Gulf you realize, that you can't ! It's a stonewall that doesn't invite to bathing.
To be able to get to a decent beach access you'll have to drive/walk/run app. 3 miles down the road - where there's parking restrictions ( beware of towing ).
So if you choose this hotel for the beach access then beware.
But if you choose this hotel for it's amenities and for its sheer service, then you're in for a treat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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