This room is not within walking distance of any sandy beach, nor is it near restaurants, bars, or a grocery store, so if you are not familiar with the island, be prepared for that fact. I am familiar though, and specifically chose the west end, so as to avoid noise, crowd, and riff raff from the more active area of Seawall. This property was clean, quiet, and felt safe. Anything you would need or want is still only a 5-8 min drive east. But if you prefer to be a shorter drive to, or within walking distance of, the stores, restaurants, and walk-on beaches, this would probably not be the location for you.
I was impressed by how clean and fresh the room was upon check in. The beds are comfy and don't have that 'previously slept in' smell and feel that a lot of older properties tend to have. Pillows were awesome! And plentiful. The room is spacious, with no carpet which I really appreciated, as hotel carpets tend to always feel dirty. It is really great to have a little mini fridge and microwave in the room, especially when traveling with kids. It has a nice sized stand in shower with good pressure. The towels are lacking - smaller than what I'd consider usual even for a hotel, and very rough. But we used them nonetheless. Next time I'd probably bring a few of my own. Decent counter space in the bathroom. There's a door at the rear of the room that opens up to a little balcony with two chairs, which was a nice way to get some fresh air without having to leave the room - the girls loved that. I wasn't at all impressed with the pool. It was clean, and nothing really wrong with it, but it's just a small, rectangular shaped pool - but truly nothing special, and there's not really any shade anywhere around it. There is an area with a wooden slat-type covering with tables and chairs, but it doesn't provide much shade. No covered cabana, no umbrellas, no trees even. I would have appreciated a way to get out of the sun while the kids swam....and for the price of this room, I would expect a nicer pool area to relax in, one that might have a little bit of ambiance. The other thing I wasn't terribly impressed with was the breakfast. The dining area is nice and clean, and it was well supplied throughout the breakfast hours. But, the choices consisted of oatmeal, 3 generic brand cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, toast or raisin bread, a basic, sort of unappealing Danish, and of course milk, juice, and coffee. My girls expected to be able to make waffles (doesn't every kid look forward to that little flip waffle maker?? Heck, even I do!)...and at the least I'd expected a variety of muffins to go along with the other options. So - for the money, this was disappointing - but we made do.
Overall, this property is nice, and a great option when the others seem to be booked or are asking higher rates. For the days we booked, it was consistently publishing $25+ more than the other properties in Galveston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Built in 2014 Just opened February 2014 On the Famous Galveston Seawall. Schlitterbahn Waterpark is close by. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and the refreshing gulf breeze at the Days Inn and Suites Galveston West/Seawall. Our hotel is conveniently located just a few miles from the Beach, situated on the famous Galveston Seawall. Our 100 percent non-smoking hotel offers a great value for both business and leisure travelers, providing access to the Port Bolivar Ferry, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the ever-popular Strand Historic District. Our spacious guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi and extras such as a microwave and refrigerator, with some rooms offering a balcony and ocean views. Our outdoor pool and fitness center are available for your leisure, while our free continental breakfast is the best way to start the day. Our Galveston hotel is also just 35 miles from Williams Hobby Airport with Park and Cruise rates and shuttle service for guests embarking on a cruise from the Port of Galveston. ... more less
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