First and most important, the rooms were modern, clean, and comfortable. Microwave, fridge, and coffee maker were standard. Each room had a balcony overlooking the beach and SeawalI Boulevard. I give the front desk average marks, although we really only dealt with the front desk during check in and check out. She made out like she was doing us a big favor by giving us an ocean views room, when in fact they are ALL ocean view. While the rooms were clean, other areas of the hotel needed work -- specifically the area around the vending machines and the ice machine, and in front of the elevators. The door leading out to the parking lot was smeared and the handle was sticky (ew!) and stayed that way for our entire stay. The last morning, the vending area smelled awful, and needed a serious scubbing. Ick. The location was excellent, but Galveston is so easy to get around in that it hardly matters.
I would consider staying there again, but only if the price was right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn on the Beach features 8 stories of Gulfview rooms on beautiful Galveston Island. We are located at the premier San Luis Resort in the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast! Most of our 178 rooms have private balconies that overlook the Gulf or our sparkling outdoor pool. The Jetty Restaurant located in our lobby area provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as, room service. The famous B Jiggers Lounge is also located in our lobby offering live entertainment on the weekends and Happy Hour specials. Our hotel is centrally located to many Galveston attractions. Bring your sun block for your trip to the beach or Schlitterbahn Water Park. Go for a wild ride on the Rainforest CafÃ© and Adventure Ride, or if shopping is more your style spend the day at the Historical Strand Shopping District. Stay before a cruise on Royal Caribbean or Carnival Cruise Lines, and park your car with us, we provide transportation to and from the cruise terminals. Whether you want to take a historic home tour at Bishop s Palace, Moody Mansion or Ashton Villa or catch a play at The Grand 1894 Opera House we are the place to stay. The Galveston Island Convention Center is only blocks away, as well as prominent universities, UTMB and Texas A & M University. Upcoming Special Events: Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, and Mardi Gras. Now come Explore Galveston! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach Hotel Galveston
- Holiday Inn Galveston
- Galveston Holiday Inn