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Inn at the Waterpark
Ranked #26 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Waco, Texas
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

We stayed here on Saturday night before getting on the cruise ship the next day. They have a shuttle to transport you to and from the terminal for free and you can park your car in their lot for free which is very nice. They have a putt putt golf course that is included in cost of room. Our room was very large and clean, had a fridge and microwave. Would be a great place for families, esp during summer. Will most likely stay here again the next time we are in town.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Inn at the Waterpark. We appriciate you taking tohe time to write your review, and are lookiing forward to your return.
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Ragley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

I was made aware of this hotel through a cruise buddy. You can stay here the night before and park your car for free while you are away on your cruise! This cost less than the parking at the port. They drive a shuttle van back and forth to the cruise terminal until everyone is settled.the room we were in was huge and had everything we needed. The staff was outstanding and the manager (Jon) was more than friendly. We enjoyed our stay and will book again for our next cruise! A special thanks to Jon for being there when we neede you the most!

  • Stayed February 2012
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for Making the Inn at the Waterpark and Galveston Island your first port of call. We appriciate you staying with us. We also appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed here on a Saturday night before a cruise on Sunday. It was a good price on Expedia. The Inn is non smoking which is what we wanted. We had 2 double beds; my husband got on the computer which was free internet. It was clean; had a small refrigerator and a small microwave. We used the microwave to make hot tea. The Hotel had a miniature golf course which some people enjoyed. I would stay here again anytime. The quickie breakfast was not my favorite, but they did have cereal and bagels.

Room Tip: We were on the bottom floor and our room was quiet. Our friends had someone above them that returne...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for your comments and staying with us during your stay on Galveston Island. I also appriciate your imput on the breakfast, we have now adding fresh hot pancakes to our continental breakfast buffet.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

We were passing through Galveston for a cruise. Due to a fog delay upon our return from the cruise we needed to find a hotel for the night. We ended up at the Inn at the Waterpark. They room was big enough for our family to fit comfortably (we stayed in the back building). The room had a fridge and microwave. There was free mini golf, and it was close to the waterpark and the Moody Gardens exhibits. The staff was very friendly and the kids loved it. It was a perfect ending to our vacation.

Before our cruise we stayed at another hotel along the seawall. Inn at the Waterpark was about $30 less per night then the other hotel. We were much happier at the Inn at the Waterpark. Also, the Inn at the Waterpark has free cruise parking and a free shuttle service. coulda, shoulda, woulda.....maybe next time.

Room Tip: I did not see the rooms in the main building, but the back building looks newer from the outside. W...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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INNWPGM, General Manager at Inn at the Waterpark, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us, and looking forward to welcoming you and your family back the next time you visit Galveston Island.
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

was there first weekend of dec. i could not give half point, "very good" (4) is too much, but it is more than "average" (3) for me. the good things: 1) location. we went before cruise trip. a very good location, easy to find. close to attraction such as beach and water park, etc. but probably not a good location if you don't have car. 2) quite cheap. 3) room spacious. 4) has fridge and microwave
Not so good: a bit run down,esp the bathroom. old TV, showed some strange behavior every a few minutes.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

I brought my two sons to the Inn for our Christmas Vacation. The staff here has been WONDERFUL and went out of their way to make our holiday special. My boys loved just hanging out at the hotel. We were in GREAT walking distance to Schlitterbaun and the awesome Winter Heated Indoor waterpark and enjoyed feeling like we were a part of everything happening at Moody Gardens. We loved the fact that we could break up our days at Moody Gardens with trips to Schlitterbaun and playing mini golf at the hotel.

I DEFINITELY recommend this hotel for anyone traveling with a family and looking to enjoy Schlitterbaun and Moody Gardens.

Room Tip: The Tower Building was great for us. It rained really hard one day and we were able to stay dry bec...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Buda, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

We arrived early for a cruise to Cozumel the next day. Nice hotel - all the basics, a little aged, but comfortable beds, friendly staff, free miniature golf, and free transportation to the port (about 10 minutes away). Free parking while you are on the cruise.

Our ship was very late docking the next day, due to fog closing the ship channel. No problem. We were allowed to delay our checkout until time to go (now early evening), with no extra charge, and use of the facilities until we left!

They picked us up from the port upon our return - again, no charge - and we headed home after being dropped off at our cars.

I cannot overstress how friendly and helpful the staff is. I would stay again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Inn at the Waterpark
Address: 2525 Jones Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-9270 (Formerly Brentwood Inn and Suites)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at the Waterpark 2*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GALVESTON ISLAND ESCAPE FULL OF FAMILY FUN.The ideal choice for hotels near Schlitterbahn - Galveston.Could there be a better Galveston Texas hotel for family fun? Because it is located right next to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Adjacent to Moody Gardens, the Inn at the Waterpark is among the best hotels in Galveston Texas for families.The Inn at the Waterpark is one of the more casual, carefree, laid-back and relaxing Gslveston Island hotels with a Family Friendly rates. Economy goes hand-in-hand with our Galveston hotel's comfort and convenience. You will find our front desk offers tickets for Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark.The fact that the Inn at the Waterpark is near Schlitterbahn Galveston and so near Moody Gardens is just the start. Other nearby attractions will keep the family busy for a week of vacation, or a weekend getaway. There's the fabulous Moody Gardens Golf Course, billed as the premier public course in Texas. You'll love the Lone Star Flight Museum right across from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, not to mention the 32 miles of sandy beaches of Galveston Island. ... more   less 
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