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“A decent place” 4 of 5 stars
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19320 West San Luis Pass, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554   |  
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Ranked #24 of 49 hotels in Galveston
Texas
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have stayed at this property several times at the presidental level and its been clean decent and away from the crowd. Its a bit secluded so for us its good. Nice vew from the balconies and the rooms are large and ammenities were nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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147 reviews 147 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you want to be near the action, this is not the place. If you want a newer, clean, quiet place with good privacy, this is it. We stayed in one of the President buildings in a very spacious two-bedroom unit. The view from the large balcony looked out towards the Gulf of Mexico while the walkway to the second floor unit had an unobstructed view of the Inland Waterway. The President buildings have elevator access to their three floors.

The staff was excellent and the maintenance staff was outstanding. The maintenance staff saw us unloading in the handicapped parking area and rushed over to help us get our things to the room. The same thing happened when they saw us unloading groceries we bought from the Kroger Market. We had a minor problem with the shower head and maintenance arrived within 20 minutes.and fixed it the first visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Vancouver
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This resort is about 20 mins drive from the town of Galveston in a remote area, across the road from the beach. No stores, no gas stations, no restaurants. Although obviously old, the property seems to be well kept. Our 2BR/2bath unit was clean. All the appliances, ceiling fans and AC were working properly. The kitchen had enough utensils. The 3 TV sets were old CRT, so no high-def and no USB port (I like to view my camera pictures on a TV). No VCR and DVD either in the unit.
There is a balcony, but we were not able to enjoy it because it was windy. The windows have venetian blinds that do not block the light entirely. Annoying if you need complete darkness to sleep, especially in the bedroom facing the coursive where the lights are on all night. Bring your sleeping mask.
The buildings do not have elevators and the units are numbered in a funny way. The second floor is actually the third floor, as the ground floor does not count (because of the flooding risk, the ground floor is open). The numbering sequence does not take in account the building number nor the floor. Furthermore, probably because the doors are recessed from the facade, the sign is not affixed on the door but on the wall and sometimes, it ends up a few feet away from the door and between two units. If you have many luggage to carry, take the time to ask the front desk the exact directions to your unit.
Wifi is only available at the so-called activity center which is also the registration centre/gift shop/food counter. At a time when most resorts and hotels offer wifi in every room, I found it very inconvenient to walk to a separate building to get my internet fix. 3 PCs, only one of which is connected to a printer, were available for those who did not bring their laptops or tablets.
We did not use the resort amenities (pool, golf, tennis ...) so I cannot comment on them.
There is no maid service, but you can request towels and linen to be changed. Requests must be made on a specific day. I was also under the impression that the cleaning/housekeeping was outsourced to an outside contractor.
The staff is young but they seem helpful. We had very little interaction with them.
Overall, the resort is clean and comfortable. But its remoteness and the lack of internet access in every unit makes it perfect only for people who are looking for an "off the grid" type of vacation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Really, I don't expect an RCI exchange to match a Ritz Carlton or a luxury hotel. Well, rarely anyway. This one provided large rooms with comfortable beds, and the suites were very clean. Huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The units were better than average in all ways. The kitchens were generally well-stocked. The staff were helpful, but in the kind of way where we had to ask for things. When we asked, they were always pleasant, but it would be nice to not have to ask for more coffee or dish soap etc.... We weren't really interested in "resort activities", so that was fine for us. The miniature golfing was a nice option. We had fun. Yes, the pool was "just average", and not really 'resortish' - but, it was fine. A hot tub might have been nice. The beach is quite close. (Beware of jellyfish though). I certainly would be willing to stay here again, if we came back to Galveston. If I rate something 5 stars, it is TRULY exceptional. If I rate something 4 stars, I have no major complaints and would be willing to stay there again because it was clearly above average. For me, 3 stars is "acceptable, not terrible, but I probably would look for another place next time. 2 stars means something bad happened. 1 star would mean I left and didn't even stay there because it was so bad.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Property is nice, but the kicker is the bugs, mosquitos, and roaches come from everywhere at night. Crawling all over the property. In the kitchen, bathrooms, and patio. It was awful. Will not return to this property. Sister was down here from Cali and it was very embarrassing. This particular unit was one of the Presidential units.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This whole Silverleaf (The villages resort) program was just a waiste of my money:

1) My daughter's IPad was stolen from the room. If no one broke in to the unit its obvious had to be staff members because will be only ones with key access to units/ rooms. Per their corp office they dont cameras that monitor outside of units!!!

2) Service was the worst - you see the cleanning crew around they dont even greet or try to assist at all.

3) Goodwill or any Thrift store haves better furniture than this place

Til this point still waiting fromt them or their lame insurance company to respond. Watch out when you plan on investing with this " SILVER LEAF RESORT" place

Room Tip: Worst place ever - people are so rude they only want your money
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Frisco, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The rooms are great- new and comfy. The resort is about 15 to 20 minutes from the action. The amenities on the resort property are mediocre. The porches and covered areas were dirty with bird poop and dirt. Putt putt, small arcade area, small playground, 1 large pool with no water features. I definitely would not stay at the resort for fun time. Now, they say they plan to add these things, but as of today, it is not there. If you just want somewhere to lay your head while you check out the other sites, then it is great. Otherwise, you could do better.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19320 West San Luis Pass, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
Also Known As:
Silverleaf Seaside Hotel Galveston

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