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“quiet...almost too quiet.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Captain's Quarters

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Captain's Quarters
701 Bay Ave, Kemah, TX 77565   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Kemah B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“quiet...almost too quiet.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We recently spent one night in the Captains Quarters, room 4, to be in the Kemah area for an anniversary. It is far enough away from the boardwalk to be quiet. That was why we chose it above the other properties that he owners have. Even as we were making the booking, they tried to convince us to stay at the Seaside inn...I had no idea why they would do that. When we arrived, I found out why. No one had cleaned most of the other rooms, and no one was there on premise. This would not disturb me usually, however when we entered our room, we found a dirty toilet, carpet, and no cleaning supplies. It appears that they only clean before arrival [vice after checkout] and so 2 other rooms (visible from the porch) were not made up.
The beds were hard, and pilows were cheap $1.99 wal-mart pillows - uncomfortable,
The laundry facility was a washer and dryer that had laundry in it (no other guests were present at the property),
No shampoo was provided (fortunately we brought our own).
All of that said, the view from the porch was great, as is the location - thus the 3 stars). Just plan to provide everything you need, including cleaning supplies, as there is no one on premise for support.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I stayed here last summer for a short weekend trip, the service of the owners was very receptive! The rooms were clean and comfortable. I wish I could've stayed longer! this location was close to the boardwalk, about 2 blocks away; definitely within walking distance to the boardwalk and several restaurants. Parking was great, location was great, rooms were great. I stayed in the captain's room, at the very top of the house. It has a great big bathtub, nice shower, and spacious room. Great view of the water too! The only thing, is the breakfast is not a traditional continental breakfast, no eggs and bacon. They did offer fresh fruit and packaged pastries. The price was very affordable compared to other B&B's in the area. I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing stay at this inn!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

They have the listing wrong it should be bed & view the breakfast is pre-packaged donuts yuk. They have a coffee pot in room but you have to place it floor so you can plug it in. Nothing like any B&B's i've stayed in before. The view is great and the location is also great, you are within walking distance of most things. You are paying for the view and the location, just keep this in mind when you book.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

$220+/night was out of line in our view, but we didn't have another suitable option. A big sticking point was the used travel shampoo and lack of soap. Not a lot to ask for at the price we paid. We have stayed in many B&B's. The "breakfast" was an assortment of packaged pastries (a la donuts, apple fritters and NutriGrain bars). Comparing it to the hard work of the B&B's we've enjoyed staying at with homemade breakfasts and community at far less of a price, the Captain's Quarters did not compare. But the location could not be beat for Kemah. It was far enough from the Boardwalk and peaceful right on the water. The room was comfortable, albeit a bit loud in the morning, which is to be expected from a B&B. A good option if you don't want to stay at the Holiday Inn or Kemah Boardwalk Inn, but be prepared to shell out the dough!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Captain's Quarters! Connie, the owner/manager was very helpful and accomodating in every way possible and the cleaning/maintenance workers were also very helpful and friendly. The house was beautiful and has had quite a few renovations in the past few months. The house sits directly on Galveston Bay and is within walking distance of many restaurants and the boardwalk but it's far enough away from the Boardwalk so you can't hear the noise of it. Our stay was very peaceful and the view from our balcony on the second floor was wonderful. The house has 3 stories: the first floor is a sitting area, check-in desk, dining room and they are in the process of building a little restaurant; the second floor is where rooms 1 through 5 are located; the third floor is room 6 (they are remodeling it) which is a suite with its own private balcony. There is also a lovely glassed-in widows walk with a balcony on the very top of the house. You can see a 360 degree view of Kemah and the Bay from the widow's walk. Each story of the house has a community balcony. We stayed in room 1 which is located adjacent to the second story balcony but it does not have a door that leads directly to the balcony. Our room was very peaceful and comfortable and the view from our balcony was beautiful. The only downside of this B&B is the breakfast. We were only provided one basket of individually wrapped goodies such as granola bars, cinnamon rolls, powdered doughnuts, and fresh fruit. I think the reason for the small breakfast was because they just opened this B&B after the remodeling. I'm sure they are planning better breakfasts in the future when the kitchen/restaurant area is open. Overall this was a great B&B and a perfect vacation!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 701 Bay Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Kemah
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kemah
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