This was a great place to lodge. The seawall and beach were across the street. The stairs leading down to the beach directly in front of the hotel were covered with rocks at the base of the steps. One didn't have to walk far, however, to locate the next group of stairs to the beach. My room was on the third floor, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and above the pool. At night when I returned from sightseeing, many families were having fun in the pool. To shut out the noise, I closed the heavy drapes and it worked.
This LaQuinta is located in an ideal area. It's close to Denny's for supper, across from the beach, and when you turn up 14th Street then you are only a few blocks away from the Bishop's Palace, Ashton Villa, and the gorgeous Moody Mansion. Also, you are not far from Downtown Galveston, where I suggest you spend a day. I stayed three nights and spent quality time in a different area each day. Don't forget to walk on or drive on the free ferry ride to Bolivar Point. You can see dolphins and it won't cost a thing. Before I left Galveston, I drove up and down the various streets and took pictures of the beautiful oak tree sculptures. Get a brochure and read about their stories. It was inspiring.
There is so much to see and do at Galveston Island and the LaQuinta is a great place to begin and end your day while visiting. The breakfasts consists of waffles, warm syrup, bagels and othe breads, instant oatmeal in regular and other flavors, instant grits (I think), juices, and coffee. Before I left, I suggested they add an addional pitcher of milk and bowls by the oatmeal area so one doesn't have to go across the room for the bowls and milk for the oatmeal. I also suggested adding flat disposable cups for the delicious warm syrup for the waffles.The manager seemed very pleased with the suggestions. She is open for suggestions and the entire staff is very friendly and sweet.
This is one hotel that I will visit again.
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