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“Had a great time in Galveston.” 5 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 #6 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Central CA
2 reviews
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“Had a great time in Galveston.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

The resort was really empty when we checked in on the second of January. There were only six or seven other cars in the parking lot. The resort is located about 3 miles out of town on the beach. We found the staff helpful and the resort very accommodating. We traded into the resort through Interval International. We stayed in E41, which is a 1 bedroom with a full kitchen. The view of the sunrise from our room was beautiful. The room also had a nice jacuzzi tub. We would highly recommend staying at the resort.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Stayed in a 1 BR unit on the east end of the building with a pool/ocean view. The room was accommodating for our family of 3. It was clean, comfortable, and had a fully stocked kitchen. Yes, the balcony is small, as some have complained, but we didn't rent the room for the balcony, but for its proximity to the beach. And, Escapes is located directly on the best stretch of beach in Galveston! Unlike most hotels, there is no need to cross the highway to get to the beach. At Escapes, you just walk right onto the beach (which is much cleaner than the public beaches on the east end of the island), via a short boardwalk.

The pool and hot tub were great for evening swims. We have absolutely no complaints about Escapes! We will definetly stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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san antonio, tx
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Great location! Sits right on the beach with just a very short walk across the sand dunes. Heated pool meant we bounced between the beach and the pool all day long. All rooms have ocean views. The staff and especially the maintence crew were amazingly friendly and helpfull. Would love to visit this place again!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

After I called the 1-800 number to cancel my reservation due to Hurricane Alex (Galveston Island was flooded as were the roads in Houston), this facility refused to refund the deposit (almost $200). These are privately owned condos and the management company will not return calls - all reservations are done through third party companies. If you plan to stay here, I wouldn't book a room from June-November (hurricane season)!

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

This was our second experience at Escapes as we were there two years ago at the same time with our daughter and grandchildren. Other than the office having moved to more spacious quarters, nothing seems to have changed. We stayed in W15 vs. W45 two years ago. That means we were on floor one vs. floor four. While higher up may be a little bit nicer, there isn't much difference. With this unit, getting to the pool and beach and office was much easier as we never had to take the elevator except to go down to our car. Cars are parked below and around the building as it's built up to remain safe and dry during hurricanes. The beach is easily accessed via a board walk, no having to cross a street. The "endless" pool was just lovely. Having a washer and drier and a full kitchen is just great for families. Our grandkids again loved the place. A computer is available off the office and wireless connections are in the unit.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's just an excellent vacation place for families.

Just be aware that you must have your own shampoo as shampoo is not provided. Walmart Super Center is just under five miles up the road as you head toward 61st St. for all shopping needs; there is also a Randalls and a Krogers in the same area.

I highly recommend Escapes for families.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Djoum, Cameroon
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

The hotel has some really nice features such as the pool and the entrance onto the beach but the the check in was really confusing. You had to go to the first floor and out to the balcony and down the hall way and then enter into the check in section. I found that VERY confusing. Also you have to know where to park because one section of this hotel is only for the East Wing and then the second part of this hotel is for the West Wing. You cannot access the other wing, you must travel down the hallway and only on the first floor which i once again found confusing. At night time considering this hotel is not near any of the other hotels i did not find this hotel safe at night for a single female traveler.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

We stayed here Aug 6-13 and found the resort to be very good. The proximity to the beach was wonderful and like other reviews have stated - the pool is very nice and very much enjoyed by all (adults and kids). As a matter of fact, on several days our kids (ages 3 & 5) wanted to go straight to the pool and not the beach! The accommodations can be a little tight (we had 2 bedroom unit and 6 total travelers and the common areas of living and dining room were a bit crowded at times) but the bedrooms more than made up for that. The master bedroom was very spacious and the bedroom for my parents was very impressive. Their room even included a stove, microwave and full size refrigerator. The furniture was a little dated but it did nothing to dampen our trip. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.

One last tip - a free breakfast (donuts & coffee) is offered on Monday morning at 9am and a sweet treat social (cookies & lemonade) is offered on Thursday at 1pm. We only knew of these b/c we asked about activities offered at the resort. We attended both and both were very sparsely attended which leads me to believe they aren't mentioned or advertised unless you ask.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
    • 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Galveston
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#6 Romantic 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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