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TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9540 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554   |  
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Ranked #20 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
Lexington, Oklahoma
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed there last week for vacation and it was great. Everyone was very helpful and nice. The rooms are very clean and the pool area was great. They offer free wifi. We will be staying here again the next time we are in Galvaston.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We take great pride in ensuring that each and every guest feels at home. We take every opportunity to better our team so that we may provide excellent customer service.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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mottram cheshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We are here now for 10 nights and nothing seen so far that I recognîze in the negative reviews ,these must have been one off bad days and unfortunate for those involved .check in fast and efficient and little blip with room selection from t.a information wrongly supplied was swiftly solved to our satisfaction .breakfast for free was adequate and was as described at 8.45 the staff were visibly refilling everything to ensure everyone had the full choice ,as we left at 9 there was still full selection ,the pool ,lovely and clean ,plenty of towels and space ,umbrellas and cabanas .and a pool bar that served drinks and snacks til late ,facilities at the courtyard next door were available for us to use with a bistro restaurant there.all in all perfect for a sea side break

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing our property. We are glad to hear that you have been enjoying your stay with us.
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DeSoto, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the Marriott TownPlace over the 4th of July Holiday. The staff was great, John the shuttle guy was awesome. He took us anywhere we wanted to go and also picked us up. Really friendly person.

Our main purpose for choosing this hotel was the pool and how nice it looked on-line. But once we there it was quite nasty. The water was litterally green. My kids didn't even want to get in it. Very upsetting and we only got in once during our stay. The hotel is also pet friendly, but allowed large dogs, which to me made the hotel look bad.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are terribly sorry that our property was not quite up to par with cleanliness during your time with us. Rest assure we have made many operational improvements and since have raised and maintained our standards of cleanliness. We hope for the opportunity to have you back in the future so that we may make a better and long lasting impression. Again we appreciate the review.

Sincerely,
Bobbi Gonzales
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Longview, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Loved this place for our family vacation to the ocean. Great rooms and nice pool with the poolside bar and decent food selection. The big disappointment was the breakfast though - in high season most of the items will end well more than an hour till the breakfast ends (that would happen several days in a row so not just an unfortunate occasion) and when inquired of the stuff if they could help with anything they would just make 'bad luck, it's busy season' faces.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re very sorry you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.
We value you as a Marriott guest and while we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Bobbi Gonzales
Assistant General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The value was good. We got a clean room with a kitchenette. The hotel room was a bit cramped but it was nice. The staff was so sweet and very accommodating. We absolutely loved the pool with the cabanas and outdoor pub. Night swimming in the pool that changes colors while listening to great music was super nice. The continental breakfast was ok not grand but ok. The bistro in the a joining marriot courtyard was great. The room service was average.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations for our guest.

Sincerely,

Bobbi Gonzales
Assistant General Manager
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Dallas
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I dislike writing bad reviews, but since I use TA a lot for making traveling decisions, I decided I needed to do my part and get this out there.

This hotel is only about a year old. BTW, as noted in other reviews it it not on the beach if that is important to you; it is behind a courtyard that is on Seawall Blvd and the ocean is across from that. The problems started upon arrival:

1. Rooms reserved not the ones provided. This was a major problem. We reserved two rooms, each with two queen beds. We got two rooms with one king each, a problem since there were 5 of us; we asked to be moved but of course we were told that there were no other rooms available. I slept on the pull-out sofa bed, but only after stacking the paper-thin mattress from our other room on top of ours. Not too, too bad, but not what we had paid for. The management gave us a small discount, but this was not the point; we should have gotten what we had arranged for. Had we known they were not going to honor their end of the bargain we would have said "No thanks" and reserved elsewhere.

2. Room Keys. I don't know why this was such a problem. We asked for two keys for each room, but only one key worked for each room. When we would take the functional key back to the desk, they would give us another key but in the process it would disable our one good key. Finally fixed after 4 trips to the front desk.

3. Swimming pool down all day on our first full day there to "clean the filters", a job that should take no more than an hour (at most). When the pool was open the next day, there was a filthy muck on about 15-20% of the pool surface; a foamy slime that looked like bird poop. We didn't swim in the pool for the entire length of our stay due to this questionable cleanliness.

4. Came back to our room one night to find breakers tripped and power to AC off; unusual in a hotel only a year old. Made me wonder about the electrical situation here (see "6", below).

5. Breakfast was very skimpy, so be prepared. It is Continental only; no hot foods provided and cold foods were sparse.

6. Electricity went out for two hours on last morning of our stay. The front desk said it was a transformer and that the outage was area wide, but frankly I was skeptical of this given the other poor customer service performance during our stay.

Overall, I would recommend steering clear of this property unless corrective action is taken. The staff is friendly, but there is a difference between being friendly and doing a good job (while being friendly).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re very sorry you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

We value you as a Marriott guest and while we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Bobbi Gonzales
Assistant General Manager
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The room is good and I like the location since we prefer beaches on west side of island, but breakfast is only cereal and toast, pool is skanky green, no bell hops to help with luggage, poor food and drink selection in lobby store, and they don't allow food deliveries past lobby.

Room Tip: Get west side room for view of field and possibly the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbi G, Manager at TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re very sorry you were not satisfied with some of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

We value you as a Marriott Rewards member and while we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.
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Address: 9540 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Hotel Class:2 star — TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front 2*
Number of rooms: 88
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