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“Can't beat location on boardwalk.” 4 of 5 stars
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Boardwalk Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, TX 77565   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Kemah
North Liberty, Iowa
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8 hotel reviews
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“Can't beat location on boardwalk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is incorporated into the boardwalk shopping area. It has an adjoining parking ramp with elevator service. Rooms were nice and open. Ours had a balcony overlooking the boardwalk below ($149). Beds were a bit too soft for our liking, but overall comfortable.
The only real complaint was the noise of the plumbing system. On occasion pipes would rattle and the noise was noticeable.
For an overnight with close proximity to restaurants and an amusement park, its a good value.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments on our property and the Boardwalk . We feel we have a great hotel and offer lots of fun on the Boardwalk and we are so happy you gave us an opportunity to experience our product.
Lots of great events coming up in months ahead, come back and visit soon.


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Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I am staying at this hotel as we talk. We checked in on Friday March 22, 2013 with plans to check out on Sunday March 24, 2013. We looked at many hotels to stay in like the Tremont in Galvaston and we ended up choosing The Boardwalk Inn. We are having such a wonderful time. Mary at the front desk is so friendly and wonderful she is who I talked to when we booked the reservation and has greeted us by name every time we see her. She has gone way up and beyond her job. Thank you Mary for making this a wonderful weekend for us. The room is wonderful and we love hearing the live band playing our band over looked the court yard so we were able to see the band and all the kids playing in the water and still see the boats coming in and out.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments on our staff , we will certainly share with Mary. So happy to hear you choose our hotel for your Five Year Anniversary and enjoyed all the amenities on the Boardwalk . We hope you will make our hotel an annual choice to celebrate your anniversaries in years to come.

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Cedar Park, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Staying here was wonderful and staying right in the middle of it all was wonderful. The kids could walk right out of the hotel and be right in the middle of it all. Clean rooms witha bed in breakfast feel. Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our property . Our Hotel is right in the mist of all of the Boardwalk and its just outside our front doors, its a great way to enjoy your stay and walk up to your hotel room with ease. We hope you and your family will visit soon.

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Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Farmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We drove down from a stay in the Woodlands, and chose The Boardwalk Inn for the way it looked,, and location. The staff was awesome, the room was fun to stay in with the live bands right ouside our balcony, and the waterway in the background. The pool was heated and clean. awesome property!

Room Tip: We stayed in 402. good views and on the end. loved it!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of our property. I will share your great comments about our staff with each one of our associates. Our customer service is our top priority .
Sounds like you enjoyed the great array of bands we had over the weekend and, a plus from your balcony is always a great way to hear the music .
Come back and see us soon, lots of fun still on the menu in the months ahead.


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Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I couldn't wait to stay here because the place was so beautiful on the outside.our first two nights stay were at Residence Inn
Didn't too much care for it either.To make a long story short the beds are not what you expect at all and this place really needs an update in the rooms.What I enjoyed most was the live bands from my balcony and the atmosphere was nice.I didn't find the front desk to be friendly at all.if they fix up some in the rooms it could be worth your money.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our Hotel. We are actively looking at improving our guest room product with our team, we appreciate your review and will work towards upgrades in the near future.


Best Regards,

Dalia Pena-General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Richardson, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I highly recommend the Boardwalk Inn if you are meeting friends. The Inn has a balcony on the 4th floor for everyone to get together. On weekends you can see and hear the band from the balcony which is an added bonus. We really enjoyed the boardwalk, without having to worry about driving.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway this is not the place to stay. The lights outside of the room keep it lit up like it is day all the time. Then the train comes through blowing the horn early in the morning. Good thing we were already awake or I probably would have fell out of the bed.

For a get together with family or friends it is great.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view. I would recommend the top floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our Hotel. Sounds like you enjoyed our Veranda area located on the 4th level of our hotel, glad you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Boardwalk.
Regarding the light into your room, we are working with our design team to resolve this sometime in the near future.
We hope you will visit soon.

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Chicago Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The hotel was a nice evening getaway during a week-long work assignment. It is within the Kemah Boardwalk, which is a restaurant and amusement park venue developed by the Landry's Inc. restaurant and hospitality conglomerate.

My fourth floor room was spacious, clean, bright and cheery with a small balcony overlooking a plaza and fountain with the bay in the distance. Parking, check-in and check-out were all easy. The staircase around the central elevator was very convenient. Wi-fi signal seemed good enough, although you have to re-log in too often.

My team and I ate ate at a different restauran each night, all within well-lit attractive walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for your review on our property . Sounds like you were able to sample many of our restaurant venues located on the boardwalk, we certainly appreciate your business.
We will look into the Wi-Fi as you have noted and make some adjustments with our vendor.
Hope you will visit again soon.

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Inn

Address: 8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, TX 77565
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Kemah
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Kemah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardwalk Inn 3*
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