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“Good. Not Bad but Not so Great. Pros. Cons. Yada, Yada, Yada.” 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
Austin, Texas
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“Good. Not Bad but Not so Great. Pros. Cons. Yada, Yada, Yada.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was a weekend getaway and here is the good.
It is on the beach. Close to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. Galveston is not known for its food, the hotel suites have a full kitchen so if you bring enough supplies you can eat good and healthy. If there are no oil spills the beach on the west end are nice and quiet. This hotel is on the beach you do not have to cross the seawall. All these things are the good.
The not so good.
First floor of rooms have a very strange noise problem. 86 seconds on, stops and 14 seconds off. As can be imagined...that is annoying. If you are not a light sleeper, probably not a big deal. The hotel was kind enough to move our room. Plus.

Room Tip: Go high, the floors carry noise so anyone on top of you will be heard.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hotel was a great stay for our family vacation this year! The room was a bit pricey, but it was worth it to be able to fall asleep to the sound of the Gulf. Another plus was the boardwalk. It was so convenient and we not having to cross Seawall with my kids and all our beach gear. The room itself was conveniently divided into living & sleeping areas and it had a shared (between 2 suites) washer & dryer. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils (not that I cook - it was vacation!) And the room was nicely furnished. Beds were comfy and we had a great view. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Greetings, it’s so wonderful to hear from you about your family vacation with us. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our guests about how they spent their time in and around the resort. You give a great overview of what our guests can expect from a stay with us. We would love to see you again soon for more vacation fun.
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a one bedroom unit that was more than adequate for us. Good location in that it was pretty much in the beach in a quiet section of the island, but only a few minutes from attractions. This is a timeshare so no maid service. Room was reasonably clean, except the bathroom shower had some hair in the drain and spots seemed a bit moldy. Elevators are in inadequate... Sometimes long wait times and the stairs are locked out on the ground floor. We never tried the pool because despite its shallow depth, it was so cloudy we could not see the bottom. Overall, the unit was in pretty good shape and we didn't really need the pool anyway, so the biggest challenge was the elevator situation, which was a relatively minor inconvenience.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your experience with us. You are correct that a stay with us differs from a traditional hotel stay in some ways. One of those is that housekeeping services are not provided in our villas daily, they are however available on demand at any time. We appreciate your review and we would love the opportunity to host you again in the future for more vacation fun.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2013. The hotel itself was very nice and we loved having a kitchen. It makes traveling with small children much easier!

We liked the location right on the beach and the pool was nice. It was just a short drive from the Seawall area.

We would definitely stay at this hotel again. I also wanted to comment that every single staff member we ran into was so nice and helpful!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi there and welcome home from your recent vacation with us. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our guests how they enjoyed their stay with us. You couldn’t give us any higher compliment than a return stay, and we would love to see you again soon for more fun-in-the-sun.
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife booked this resort and I was weary at first. When we arrived on July 10th I was relatively surprised. The resort is off the Seawall hustle & bustle which was enjoyable. The resort was clean around the grounds and we were informed that some construction was going on during our stay. We did not hear any construction and only saw some workers and a construction trash bin. The check-in was smooth and the pool is off the office on the 1st floor (not garage level or ground floor). We knew about the 4 pm check-in which is late in my opinion but we were requested earlier and we got it. Room was clean and spacious for the 3 of us. Location is on the beach side and I enjoyed walking the beach. This was a pleasant stay and I would return.

Room Tip: Try to get view of beach or side of hotel away from pool. No restaurants on property either.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It’s so wonderful to hear from our guests how they spent their vacation time with us in and around the resort. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and that our staff was able to make your stay that much better. We would love to see you back again soon.
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My daughter sent us on vacation using her timeshare privileges in Galveston for my 70th birthday. We were there from June 2 to the 9th and really liked it. We used the pool every day and sat on the balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean in the mornings. The accommodations were very comfortable and there are no complaints at all. This resort is a little outside of town but that was a plus! Quiet, peaceful. The beach area around Galveston was full of dried seaweed but they were starting to clean some of that up as we were leaving. We would highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: This resort did not have a restaurant but there are many not far away
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Greetings, and thank you so much for your recommendation of our resort. While we know we love our resort, it always means more coming from our guests who had great vacation experiences. It sounds like you gave yourself the time to deserve to relax and really enjoy the amenities in and around the resort. We would love the opportunity to host you again soon.
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Austin, Texas
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visited this property with friends -- all of use can't wait to come back and bring our respective children which range in age from 3 - 20. For this trip, we stayed in a 2-bedroom. Our 2-bedroom had an unobstructed beach view which could be accessed either the Master Bedroom (through door), living Area (sliding door), or 2nd bedroom (door).

Arrival: Like all beach properties in galveston, for flood insurance, you have to build on the 2nd floor... so, you park on floor 1 and walk up the stairs or take the elevator to the 2nd floor (which is called 1)... :) We had very friendly attendants for our check-in.

About the Facility:
Has a resort feel: e.g. They have afternoon crafts and a movie nights
They have a room where you can check our games (yahtee, cards, etc) + books + Movies
They also have a "store" - you can get adult or children's beverages + snacks, etc.

Why here and not somewhere else ?
Well, if you are going just for the beach, you cannot beat it this property's location - it almost feels like a private beach - not overly crowded like it is by the seawall. Just go search a map for properties and you can see where everything is crowded - you'll not feel that here! The property surrounded by private homes/rentals - not a lot of noice. This is a few miles down from the Seawall, away from all the activity - If you are in your wanting to be close to crowds, restaurants, souvenir places, this is not your place. This is down a ways- which was perfect for me. i didn't need to be around Pleasure Pier or restaurants b/c we could just get in the car and drive down there... I would rather have a beach nearby. It's proximity is its biggest asset in my estimation! The beach right there - you just walk down the pier and there you are!

Room
Washer, Dryer, D/W, Stove, Microwave, Oven, plates, cookware, Silverware, coffemaker Automatic Ice Maker in Fridge, Iron, hair Dryers, shampoo - alll the conveniences of a normal hotel. Don't expect housekeeping though. In this aspect, it doesn't operate like a normal hotel. If you want clean towels while you are there, or beds made, then you do it.

What you need to bring: coffeefilters, and your own food if you plan to cook and drinks. Nearby is a Wal-Mart. We also found a Randalls, and a Specs w/i driving distance where we purchased supplies. For the room, we purchased some dishsoap (didn't like what was there) + sponges to wash dishes with -- Really, not need to get anything else.

TV: There is a Tv + DVD Player in the Main Room. In the other rooms, there is a TV.

Bedrooms are both full-size, plus there is a pull-our couch. (in our 2-bedroom)
Bathrooms - In master, there is a large bathtub + a shower. you can access the bathroom from living room and bedroom.
In the 2nd bedroom, there was a combo tub/shower

Pool - very clean! The pool is beautiful infinity pool. (bring your own towels) The beach is literally right down the walkway. The Hot tub is adjacent to the pool. Lounge chairs - around the pool, plentiful, but you'll need to bring/rent your own for the beach. If you don't want to bring your beach chairs, then someone is selling chairs and umbrellas, so you could just show up :)

Safety - We saw policemen (on horses) patrolling the area. I felt very safe.
Cleanliness of beach - Thought this was really a clean beach. There is some seaweed, but someone maintains it area and keeps it clean.

We had a great time - I would definitely recommend this property-- unless you have no transportation and want to go out to eat and down to pleasure pier, etc... Rent the 2 bedroom for your family! It's perfect for all - I'll be going back !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashley U, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to write such a full overview of your stay with us. It sounds like you and your friend had a great getaway, and really gave yourself the time you deserve to relax and enjoy the resort. Thank you for your recommendation and we can’t wait to see all of you back with your families for more vacation fun.
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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 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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