I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel after staying at another hotel in Surfside that I have nicknamed The Bates Motel. We stayed in a double queen room in the newest building. The room was very clean and the bed was one of the best beds I've ever slept on anywhere! The room only had a shower even though the room description makes it sound like it has a tub so ask for a room with a tub if that's really important to you. In a town where good customer service is pretty much non-existent, it was nice to have a friendly and helpful front desk staff.
The restaurant was expensive and not very good. The kitchen and wait staff had music blasting from the kitchen and weren't too terribly interested in waiting on tables or cooking. Our hamburgers were under-cooked and the fries tasted like they were friend in week old grease.
The hotel is right across the bridge from the best bait shop in town (Salt Grass Bait), is close to several boat ramps, and is a short drive from San Luis Pass. We will definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The idyllic beachfront “Ocean Village Hotel & Resort”, Surfside Beach, TX 77541 is located 12 minutes from the Freeport/Lake Jackson Port and Commerce Center, a scenic 36 minute ocean front drive from Galveston’s fine dining and amusement parks, a leisurely 60 minutes from downtown Houston or a rustic 240 minutes from Austin, the State Capital. Surfside, recognized as one of the “Best Beach Communities” on the Gulf of Mexico, has many activities easily accessible from the hotels fifty nine fully detailed balconied “King or Double Queen” suites, kitchenettes, and standard rooms. “Dine Anytime or have A Reunion” at the boardwalk Café or Seaside Bar before you “Catch some Rays, Surf the Waves and Get Married” on the resorts sugar sand beach,” Fish for Reds” a half mile into the Gulf on the inlet jetty, “Observe the Fish” or walk the nature trail at the nearby Sea Center Texas Hatchery and Aquarium, “Watch the Birds” from your balcony overlooking the local preserve, “Launch your Boat” at the town’s inlet ramp or “Ride your Bike” to City Hall for a ghost guided tour of the Island’s Museum. Relax, walk your pet “See the Sun Rise and set”, then reinvigorate your life with the superior accommodations, extraordinary customer service and great food found exclusively at the Ocean Village Hotel & Resort. ... more less
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