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“Enjoyed my Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 hotels in Galveston
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyed my Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

By mistake I booked a Smoking room during a peak weekend (I am not a smoker). Upon arrival I realized my oversight however, the staff was very helpful in reassigning me to a non-smoking room.

Good restaurant and bar. Great location with major attractions nearby.

Will stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your review and your comments. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our team was able to accommodate your request to switch to a non-smoking room. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and bar during your stay, as well. Thank you for your continued patronage of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts and we hope that you can return for a stay with us in Galveston very soon!

Steve Kalbaugh, General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went there for business and stayed there for 4 days. The room was always clean and they had a big size mini fridge with a microwave which is a PLUS when traveling. My room was on the 4th floor and I had a awesome view on the ocean outside on the balcony. The staff was amazing, to make a long story short my cell phone fell from the 4th floor balcony to the roof of the lobby building, the staff sent a engineer named Bobby to help me retrieve it. Bobby helped me with a smile and a positive attitude, for him to go help a person in trouble and do it happily is beyond 5 star customer service. I will definitely stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: the lobby building take about 2 stories of view outside in the balcony, I think there was a picture...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad that your room was clean and that you enjoyed your view and your stay with us. I am also happy to hear that Bobby from Engineering and the rest of our team provided you with exceptional service. Thank you for your business and we hope that you can return for a stay with us very soon!

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had a great time last weekend with my family. It was a great place to stay and the rooms had fantastic views. Its right in the middle of the beach so either direction has something to offer. It I always a good place to get away to from Houston / the Houston Metro area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
We appreciate your review and getting your feedback. We are happy to hear that you had an exceptional stay with us. Our goal is to provide both an exceptional product and service. I am so glad that our team provided you with a great stay. Thank you for your patronage of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts and we look forward to your next stay with us.

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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a good place for enjoying the island. It's away from the downtown area and Pleasure Pier, but still very close by. The beach is across the street which is excellent. Most rooms have outstanding views. The pool area is well-kept and enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Be sure to be on the 3rd floor or above. Some rooms on the first two floors have no view, which is...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. It is our hotel team's goal to provide you with a clean and well-maintained hotel as well as provide friendly and courteous service. I am glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your next stay with us.

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Longview, Texas
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was disappointed when the H.I.Sun Spree changed brands but no longer!
This IHG property is friendlier, cleaner and offers more amenities. This is my home in Galveston now.
I did not have the opportunity to try the restaurant but will next trip and will report back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the lounge. Bo problem with noise on the west end of the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your review and your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also pleased to hear that our staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. We than you for your business and we look forward to your next stay with us!

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kansas city
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The resort is very clean, staff accomodating and overall had everything we needed. We stayed two nights and could not have asked for more! The pool was clean, the breakfast buffet had a great variety and the rooms had great amenities. Would highly recommend to other families!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. It is good to know that your room was clean and that are staff was friendly and courteous. Our Holiday Inn Resort's goal is to provide family fun which is why we have food and beverage options, Kids Actibvities and multiple Restaurant and Entertainment venues on or near the resort. We thank you for your business and we look forward to your next stay at our hotel.

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Ferris, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We loved our stay at this place. It is pricey but in Galveston you get what you pay for. The room is very large and all rooms have a private balcony. The beds were very comfortable. We had a microwave and a refrigerator. That were clean!!!! The cleaning staff was very friendly and check in was very informative regarding the property. The have a shuttle that takes you here and there for free!! Will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: 409 was really close to the elevator!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Steve K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Most of our rooms have a fantastic view of the Gulf and we do have a complimentary shuttle to the cruise terminal and within 5 miles of the hotel. We thank you for your business and we look forward to your next stay with us!

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Address: 5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Galveston
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach 3*
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 Café 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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