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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
Texas
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“Only one problem ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We enjoyed two nights/one day at the hotel over the New Year holiday. The rooms were clean and attractive, and the views of the beach were especially nice. Our only gripe is the required after 4 p.m. check-in, and ... even worse ... the before 10 a.m. check-out. It seemed to shortened our enjoyment of the property by a day. My advise is to book one night longer than you intend; this way your daytime hours will match the nighttime hours of your stay.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
It’s great to hear about your New Year’s stay with us. We’re so pleased to hear that your villa was the perfect place to spread out and relax on vacation. We apologize that the check-in and out times did not fit your vacation schedule. Our housekeeping staff is busy between these hours refreshing the villas for our future guests. However, you are always welcome to ask for late check-out. We hope to see you again in the future.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Our room was beautifully decorated, overlooking the pool and the ocean. Being ON the beach--out of the hotel row crowds--was wonderfully relaxing. We appreciated using the full kitchen, but the restaurants are close enough to enjoy good meals in town as well. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed December 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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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hello there and thanks for stopping by the say hello and let us know about your stay. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and your villa. We love being a great place to stay for our guests. We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

I booked the room through Groupon. Holiday Inn Vacations has acquired the property so it is undergoing renovation but we were not affected. Everything in the room is new. Comfortable bed. The decor is easy on the eye, mostly blues and browns. Clean! Clean!
I was disappointed to see the stove was not a glass cooktop style. It had been a while since I had seen a stove with the coils for heat!
The view is good from inside rooms. The pool is very nice.
Staff was very friendly.
Looking forward to going back next summer!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I purchased a Groupon to stay one night and wish we could have stayed more!
The location of the hotel was excellent... off the beaten path, just the way I like it. Away from the crowd...

The hotel is in the process of being re branded as a Holiday Inn Club Vacations and is being renovated. I have to say we were a bit worried when we drove up to see all the heavy machinery and workers. It was a little confusing to navigate our way to the temporary office, but once we found it the staff was so nice and helpful.

We got a room on the west side with a pool (and beach view). It was a great view to watch the sunrise/set.
The room was absolutely beautiful. Everything was brand new, freshly painted, and well decorated. The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked and very clean. The bed was super comfy and clean. I was floored to see the whirlpool tub and stand alone tiled shower. There was a washer/dryer combo, DVD player, and even an iPod docking station! Overall, I felt like I was at home.

The [infinity edge] pool and hot tub are great. And its just a short walk to the beach. Also available are a basketball hoop, sand volleyball court, tether ball, horse shoes, and picnic tables with grill.

Despite the inconvenience and confusion from the renovations, I gave this hotel 5 stars for the location, the wonderful staff, and the beautiful accommodations. We will be returning!

  • Stayed December 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I booked a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit for a college friend reunion. The unit was recently remodeled and beautiful. The beds were very comfortable with great bedding. I appreciated having a ceiling fan in the bedroom, and it was nice to have 2 bathrooms and plenty of elbow room. We had fantastic weather while we were there and spent most of our time on the balcony, an excellent spot for sunset and sunrise! The location is fantastic with a boardwalk to the beach. (Most of the hotels in Galveston are across the street from the beach. The street is not the view I want from my balcony!) We stayed December 8, on the west side, and the lobby was under construction. We had to look for signs directing us to the temporary lobby, but once we located it, the staff was efficient, professional and friendly. They are in the process of changing the name of the property. We did not see a sign indicating Galveston on the Gulf. Our GPS took us directly to the address, so no problem. I would recommend this spot to anyone desiring a beach vacation in Galveston. Great spot!

Room Tip: Ask about construction. It looked like the East wing was still being renovated.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Just returned from 5 great days at Galveston Escapes. Although there is some renovation going on, the friendly and helpful people are making up for any inconvenience. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, great bedding and a fully stocked kitchen. Great pool and only a short walk to the beach made for a perfect stay away from all the crowds in town. The ladies at the desk made everything easy, with no hassle. I hope they are well compensated for a job well done!

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies, choose whether to watch sunrise or sunset.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We bought a two night stay here with a groupon. It was a steal and we will be back. All rooms have a view of the gulf. Great way to wake up to this view. Pool and hot tub. Clean and comfortable with. Stocked kitchen. We had a little sitting area and were able to entertain and then the kids were up at the crack of dawn running down to the very clean beach. There are volleyball courts, picnic benches with grills, shuffleboard, basketball courts. Infinity edge pool, yes! even a spray shower for your feet at the end of the deck to the beach. Score! All quaint, clean, welcoming, perfect. We had a great time and it was more than just a room to sleep. We could have just stayed here the whole weekend if we had wanted to, but there is too much great seafood to eat on the island! Go to Benno's for the Cajun grilled oysters- to die for!
Next time we will bring groceries and hunker down at the zgalveston on the gulf condos.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#3 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
#4 Family Hotel in Galveston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular, unobstructed views of sparkling turquoise waters from your private villa balcony are waiting for you at Galveston on the Gulf. Located on a Texas barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston offers miles of beautiful, unspoiled beaches and a quiet location away from all the activity found further down the island.The tropical setting and relaxing atmosphere of the resort invites blissful relaxation for you and your family. Enjoy time together lounging by the oceanfront pool deck featuring a generous hot tub and heated infinity-edge pool that seems to stretch to the ocean. For the younger set, there’s a kiddie pool and of course, plenty of sandy beach and warm Gulf waters on your doorstep in which to play! And right next door is a public beachfront pavilion with facilities on an educational wetlands preserve.About 15 miles up the coast of the island you’ll find Postoffice Street in the Historic District, home to many tree-lined art galleries, coffee shops and over two-dozen historical buildings. Additionally, Gallery Row features antiques, collectibles and fine art, while Stand Avenue offers plenty of shopping, boutiques, festivals and nightlife. Great dining options can be found along the shore as well as downtown.With a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, as well as a downtown historic district famous for its lovely 19th-century Victorian architecture, great restaurants and family attractions, there are plenty of reasons that make Galveston a popular family vacation destination. ... 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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