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“Great resort that's actually ON the beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11743 Termini- San Luis Pass Road, (Farm Road 3005), Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554 (Formerly Galveston on the Gulf)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great resort that's actually ON the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Escapes has nice, practical rooms with full kitchens and washer/dryers. It's not a "romantic" getaway type of place, but it's fantastic for anyone who wants all the comforts of home while on vacation. Lots of Galveston resorts are across the seawall and you have to carry everything across the busy street. Escapes is ON the beach with a boardwalk leading down to the water. The beach area is spacious and doesn't get too crowded. The pool gets kind of crowded at times, but that's pretty standard. The rooms are really comfortable with jacuzzi tubs and lots of room. The elevators are slow and it's a 10-20 minute drive to get back into the heart of Galveston...which can be good or bad depending on your preference.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Azle, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

we are Interval Intl members, and thinking of trying to exchange to Galveston island sometime so on this visit we looked at the two timeshares listed. Escapes! is quite a way from most of the town (at 9 mile road), and 70% of it is being renovated to turn it into a Holiday Inn property (I think still a timeshare). There were no rooms available but we toured a unit and looked at the beach and pool area. It all looks good.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We bought the Groupon deal and used it right away on October 23rd. Construction isn't too bad right now but it's about to pick up. Overheard staff talking about major renovations beginning very soon, like within the week. If you are booking in November, be prepared to deal with noise and workers. Had a great stay. Wonderful location and well layed out space. So nice to walk right out to the beach. Ice maker turned off in refrigerator when we got here so if you want an iced drink buy ice before you get here. No ice maker on property. Another guest was leaving same time I went to get ice and said he was doing the same thing. Also, be prepared to check out early. Groupon says that check out is 11am but the desks wants you to check out at 10am.

Room Tip: Liked the east side.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We arrived at this hotel in late September, and were greeted at the door with a sign "Pardon our dust". The information at check-in confirmed that there were major renovations in progress since before we had made our reservations in August, and thus management had not informed their booking agencies that the facilities would be limited and noisey. Two diesel powered "cherry-pickers" were in operation during the day (except Sunday) which completely drowned out the sounds of the nearby surf.

This facility is U-shaped which focuses the noise in the pool area. The western leg of the U is actually behing a public beach falcillity. The first night we had a room on the second floor inside the U near the corner. The view of the beach was quite limited and the noise from the pool area contunued past 11 pm. Management was able to move us to a more beachfront room for the second night, and the experience was more postive similar to the other reviews until the diesels kicked off at 8:15 the following morning.

We had chosen this hotel due to its beach front location and were hoping for a relaxing beach vacation. We would only recommend staying here again if were could confirm the room location at reservation time and that there were no renovations in progress.

Room Tip: If you are staying here for the beach, get a room on the east wing near the beach.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I loved our stay here. The only negative I had was the amount of seaweed that they had not cleaned from the beach. It is close enough to downtown to where you don't feel the drive and far enough away not to deal with all the trafic. It was quiet and beautiful.

Room Tip: The couches are not comforable beds for children so ensure they have their own room or you have an a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this property for two nights. We have stayed at several properties in Galveston and this is our favorite now! It is away from the seawall and the "tourist" and crowded part of town. The balcony had a 45 degree angle view of the ocean and the property was located on the beach. The balcony had a direct view of the swimming pool which was a very nice addition to the property. The king room was plenty of space for the two of us. The room would easily accomodate four (with the pull out sofa). There was a full kitchen, large bathroom with separate shower and jetted tub, and a stacked washer and dryer in the common entry way. We hope to return again in December! P.S. Road biking in Jamiaca beach was awesome!

  • Stayed August 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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Waco, Tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Great accommodations right on the beach! Each staff person was extremely friendly and accommodating with each of our needs. It was quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. Parking under the hotel was easy and cool! We stayed in E41 this weekend!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 11743 Termini- San Luis Pass Road, (Farm Road 3005), Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554 (Formerly Galveston on the Gulf)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#4 Family Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort offers a wonderfully relaxing experience for couples and families alike. This quiet beachfront resort is located on the Texas Gulf coast south near the historic port city of Galveston. The city is a charming, Victorian-era treasure filled with authentic period architecture and strong echoes of the 1800s. Set away from the bustle of downtown, you'll enjoy villa accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, plus free Wi-Fi internet access. All villas feature private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The heated, outdoor infinity-edge pool and large hot tub offer direct, waterfront beach access and a new recreation area. Kids enjoy half-court basketball, shuffleboard court, beach volleyball and tetherball, while you'll love the fitness center available to guests 24/7 and picnic areas for outdoor dining. A small Marketplace store is available for guest convenience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Escapes! To The Gulf At Galveston Hotel Galveston
Escapes To The Gulf Galveston
Escapes Galveston

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