We booked using the Travelocity "top secret hotels" hoping we would end up with a good hotel, as we've had a great experience with top secret hotels in the past. We got the Travelodge. After reading all the horror stories on here, I was super scared to open the door. I was nervous about roaches and bed bugs. We did an EXHAUSTIVE search for bugs and bed bugs as soon as we got there (literally ripped the beds apart). Did not see any bugs, and the mattress looked pretty new. So that was the good news. The bad news was the disgusting smell of the room. It smells like mildow and mold, and it's overpowering. Since there's no carpet, it seems like there shouldn't be much to hold in smells. I figured out the problem the next day, because when we got back from the beach and hung up our wet towels and suits to dry, they were still sopping wet in the morning. No ventilation or air flow in the room plus lots of moisture in the air/on clothes= MOLD! The bathroom area was not very clean, the shower curtain was dirty, the bathroom smelled like it had not be cleaned in a long time, and it was generally just icky. I did not take off my flip-flops except to sleep, I even wore them in the shower (especially the shower!). Housekeeping came early on the second day but all she did (as far as I could tell) was make the beds with the same sheets and restock towels. Sink area/bathroom were not touched or cleaned. So it's a do-it-yourself kind of place. The front desk guy is infamous on here for being rude. He did lots of staring and seemed put-off to have to deal with us. After reading all of his negative reviews, we messed with him a bit and just stared at him silently until he had to speak.
So overall, we did not encounter any roaches or bed-bugs, which was our primary concern, but it wasn't the most pleasant of places. Probably won't be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Galveston Hotel Galveston
- Econo Lodge Galveston
- Galveston Econo Lodge