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“Great place to stay pre cruise in Galveston” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn at the Waterpark
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2525 Jones Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554 (Formerly Brentwood Inn and Suites)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
WINNIPEG
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place to stay pre cruise in Galveston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Our family of 3 adults & 3 children recently stayed at the Inn at the Waterpark 2 nights before our cruise in February. The hotel itself is nothing fancy but it is clean and the rooms are very spacious. If you are looking for more frills and ambience then go to the Hilton. There is a continental breakfast, pastries, cereals, muffins, fruit, yogurt, pancakes, basic but good. Coffee Tea & juice is available throughout the day. The eating area adjacent to the front desk isn't very big so be early as it gets quite crowded. There is a complimentary computer for guests to use in the main lobby as well. Parking is free and the shuttle to the terminal is free. Make sure you put your name on the list for the shuttle when you arrive. It gets full very fast. The front desk staff are great and friendly. The beds are comfy, clean ( I always do the bed bug check before any of our stuff comes in the room, I lift all the sheets and move the mattress ect and did not find anything to write about). There is a table for eating, microwave & small refridgerator. There is a swimming pool but we didn't have time nor the weather cooperated to use it. Mini golf is free and the kids did play quite a bit. No strange people and we felt safe going from our car to the elevator later at night. If you have a large group get together, apparently there is a club house on the property. You would have to inquire about it not sure what it includes or if there is a fee. Only one little downfall about the hotel is it isn't within walking distance of a resteraunt except the Moody Gardens which I heard can be expensive. Better to have a car or rent a car. We rented a car so we could see more of Galveston before we left on the cruise. If we are back in Galveston cruise or not we will for sure stay there again! We term it as the little hidden gem of Galveston!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us, We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Galveston Island.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Whenever we are in Galveston, Inn at the Waterpark is where we stay. Rooms are clean and spacious, as well as reasonably priced. Their breakfast is great. I have never met an employee who was not friendly and helpful. The kids love the mini golf!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back to Galveston Island and to the Inn at the Waterpark.
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Waco, Texas
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12 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We stayed here on Saturday night before getting on the cruise ship the next day. They have a shuttle to transport you to and from the terminal for free and you can park your car in their lot for free which is very nice. They have a putt putt golf course that is included in cost of room. Our room was very large and clean, had a fridge and microwave. Would be a great place for families, esp during summer. Will most likely stay here again the next time we are in town.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Inn at the Waterpark. We appriciate you taking tohe time to write your review, and are lookiing forward to your return.
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Ragley
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

I was made aware of this hotel through a cruise buddy. You can stay here the night before and park your car for free while you are away on your cruise! This cost less than the parking at the port. They drive a shuttle van back and forth to the cruise terminal until everyone is settled.the room we were in was huge and had everything we needed. The staff was outstanding and the manager (Jon) was more than friendly. We enjoyed our stay and will book again for our next cruise! A special thanks to Jon for being there when we neede you the most!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for Making the Inn at the Waterpark and Galveston Island your first port of call. We appriciate you staying with us. We also appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed here on a Saturday night before a cruise on Sunday. It was a good price on Expedia. The Inn is non smoking which is what we wanted. We had 2 double beds; my husband got on the computer which was free internet. It was clean; had a small refrigerator and a small microwave. We used the microwave to make hot tea. The Hotel had a miniature golf course which some people enjoyed. I would stay here again anytime. The quickie breakfast was not my favorite, but they did have cereal and bagels.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for your comments and staying with us during your stay on Galveston Island. I also appriciate your imput on the breakfast, we have now adding fresh hot pancakes to our continental breakfast buffet.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We were passing through Galveston for a cruise. Due to a fog delay upon our return from the cruise we needed to find a hotel for the night. We ended up at the Inn at the Waterpark. They room was big enough for our family to fit comfortably (we stayed in the back building). The room had a fridge and microwave. There was free mini golf, and it was close to the waterpark and the Moody Gardens exhibits. The staff was very friendly and the kids loved it. It was a perfect ending to our vacation.

Before our cruise we stayed at another hotel along the seawall. Inn at the Waterpark was about $30 less per night then the other hotel. We were much happier at the Inn at the Waterpark. Also, the Inn at the Waterpark has free cruise parking and a free shuttle service. coulda, shoulda, woulda.....maybe next time.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us, and looking forward to welcoming you and your family back the next time you visit Galveston Island.
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nm
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

was there first weekend of dec. i could not give half point, "very good" (4) is too much, but it is more than "average" (3) for me. the good things: 1) location. we went before cruise trip. a very good location, easy to find. close to attraction such as beach and water park, etc. but probably not a good location if you don't have car. 2) quite cheap. 3) room spacious. 4) has fridge and microwave
Not so good: a bit run down,esp the bathroom. old TV, showed some strange behavior every a few minutes.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2525 Jones Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554 (Formerly Brentwood Inn and Suites)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at the Waterpark 2*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GALVESTON ISLAND ESCAPE FULL OF FAMILY FUN.The ideal choice for hotels near Schlitterbahn - Galveston.Could there be a better Galveston Texas hotel for family fun? Because it is located right next to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Adjacent to Moody Gardens, the Inn at the Waterpark is among the best hotels in Galveston Texas for families.The Inn at the Waterpark is one of the more casual, carefree, laid-back and relaxing Gslveston Island hotels with a Family Friendly rates. Economy goes hand-in-hand with our Galveston hotel's comfort and convenience. You will find our front desk offers tickets for Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark.The fact that the Inn at the Waterpark is near Schlitterbahn Galveston and so near Moody Gardens is just the start. Other nearby attractions will keep the family busy for a week of vacation, or a weekend getaway. There's the fabulous Moody Gardens Golf Course, billed as the premier public course in Texas. You'll love the Lone Star Flight Museum right across from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, not to mention the 32 miles of sandy beaches of Galveston Island. ... more   less 
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