This Holiday Inn is an older building that has had some minor updates. It boasts it is on the beach and like most hotels in Galveston it is across Seawall Blvd from the beach. Crossing this street is uber dangerous and there are no pedestrian crosswalks immediately apparent.
The hotel has one small elevator on each end and I am sure we were there at the busiest time, Spring Break. However, the line for the elevator could grow 20 people deep and often take 15-20 mins if you had to wait on it with luggage.
The island has a lot to do nearby and this hotel is walking distance to the Rainforest Cafe a kids favorite. The price might have been high for Spring Break but seemed high for the property. The fixtures are old and the only real updates are to the furniture. There is a restaurant attached but minimum quality diner style food and they cannot accommodate for allergies or gluten intolerances.The staff was okay but definitely over worked. Total 3 experience.
- 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