I read the previous review and was very afraid of what I would find at this resort. I book this resort because it was close to Houston and I needed a place to accommodate 7 people. Our experience was nothing like the prior reviews I read. I always read the reviews on Tripadvisor and look at the pictures when I am interested in a specific hotel or resort. This one had me very worried, but my worries were unfounded.
Let's begin with check in, which was smooth quick and painless. Diane the office attendant was very nice and welcoming, She check us in within minutes. She explained the area, resort and a few housekeeping rules. However there is a book with all this info in every unit just in case you can't remember. I would go back here just for Diane's hospitality alone.
Our unit #126; was a three bedroom three and a half bath, three story unit. It was very, very large, clean and well keep. I must add this is an older property and it does show it's age, BUT everything gets old at some point! Everything in our unit was in working order and we had everything we needed it was almost like being at home. There is enough supplies (trash bags, soap & etc,) for the week. There were plenty of towels and bedding for everyone. They even offer extra large pool towels upon request. This three bedroom had three stories and a total of 30 steps, so if can not do steps you should probably stay away from this particular unit. The other two bedrooms were on the second floor. They are all a good size. The wash/dryer combo are in the closet on the second floor by the bedrooms so if you are going to wash you should probably do it in the day time or throw a load in before you leave because the noise will bother those sleeping on the second floor. The third floor room as a covered patio that looks out at the late (partial view).
The property is smaller then it appears on the website. There is only approx 36 units, They appeared to be several different floor plans from what I could tell from looking at the units outside. The was no timeshare sales pitch, however if you are interested in buying there is info in the book in your unit.
There are two pools which were both open the entire time we were there. There is a basketball court, volley ball court, horse shoe, play ground for kids and the office has board games and movies (VHS) for the VCR in your room.
The property grounds were clean and we saw workers cleaning areas every day. I can tell where the maintenance fees go.
The local area was nice. The property is on the highway and there are store, dining places, fast food and every a beach up the road. There was everything you could need close by, even the outlet mall.
This resort is about an hour from Houston, the Johnson Space Center, Kemah Boardwalk and an hour and a half from Galveston.
There is no Internet access at this report,however there is a Starbuck, and McDonald's down the street that have free WIFI.
While you are in the area, please be sure to stop by the Magnolia Diner and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. We had one of each and they were all wonderful. The prices are better than the Ihop up the street!
We had a wonderful stay and will defiinitely return to this resort. The town is very nice and relaxing!
- Also Known As:
- Villas On The Lake Hotel Montgomery
- Hotel On The Lake