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“Good place to stay if you want to go "off the grid"” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Vancouver
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good place to stay if you want to go "off the grid"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This resort is about 20 mins drive from the town of Galveston in a remote area, across the road from the beach. No stores, no gas stations, no restaurants. Although obviously old, the property seems to be well kept. Our 2BR/2bath unit was clean. All the appliances, ceiling fans and AC were working properly. The kitchen had enough utensils. The 3 TV sets were old CRT, so no high-def and no USB port (I like to view my camera pictures on a TV). No VCR and DVD either in the unit.
There is a balcony, but we were not able to enjoy it because it was windy. The windows have venetian blinds that do not block the light entirely. Annoying if you need complete darkness to sleep, especially in the bedroom facing the coursive where the lights are on all night. Bring your sleeping mask.
The buildings do not have elevators and the units are numbered in a funny way. The second floor is actually the third floor, as the ground floor does not count (because of the flooding risk, the ground floor is open). The numbering sequence does not take in account the building number nor the floor. Furthermore, probably because the doors are recessed from the facade, the sign is not affixed on the door but on the wall and sometimes, it ends up a few feet away from the door and between two units. If you have many luggage to carry, take the time to ask the front desk the exact directions to your unit.
Wifi is only available at the so-called activity center which is also the registration centre/gift shop/food counter. At a time when most resorts and hotels offer wifi in every room, I found it very inconvenient to walk to a separate building to get my internet fix. 3 PCs, only one of which is connected to a printer, were available for those who did not bring their laptops or tablets.
We did not use the resort amenities (pool, golf, tennis ...) so I cannot comment on them.
There is no maid service, but you can request towels and linen to be changed. Requests must be made on a specific day. I was also under the impression that the cleaning/housekeeping was outsourced to an outside contractor.
The staff is young but they seem helpful. We had very little interaction with them.
Overall, the resort is clean and comfortable. But its remoteness and the lack of internet access in every unit makes it perfect only for people who are looking for an "off the grid" type of vacation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Really, I don't expect an RCI exchange to match a Ritz Carlton or a luxury hotel. Well, rarely anyway. This one provided large rooms with comfortable beds, and the suites were very clean. Huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The units were better than average in all ways. The kitchens were generally well-stocked. The staff were helpful, but in the kind of way where we had to ask for things. When we asked, they were always pleasant, but it would be nice to not have to ask for more coffee or dish soap etc.... We weren't really interested in "resort activities", so that was fine for us. The miniature golfing was a nice option. We had fun. Yes, the pool was "just average", and not really 'resortish' - but, it was fine. A hot tub might have been nice. The beach is quite close. (Beware of jellyfish though). I certainly would be willing to stay here again, if we came back to Galveston. If I rate something 5 stars, it is TRULY exceptional. If I rate something 4 stars, I have no major complaints and would be willing to stay there again because it was clearly above average. For me, 3 stars is "acceptable, not terrible, but I probably would look for another place next time. 2 stars means something bad happened. 1 star would mean I left and didn't even stay there because it was so bad.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Houston
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Property is nice, but the kicker is the bugs, mosquitos, and roaches come from everywhere at night. Crawling all over the property. In the kitchen, bathrooms, and patio. It was awful. Will not return to this property. Sister was down here from Cali and it was very embarrassing. This particular unit was one of the Presidential units.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This whole Silverleaf (The villages resort) program was just a waiste of my money:

1) My daughter's IPad was stolen from the room. If no one broke in to the unit its obvious had to be staff members because will be only ones with key access to units/ rooms. Per their corp office they dont cameras that monitor outside of units!!!

2) Service was the worst - you see the cleanning crew around they dont even greet or try to assist at all.

3) Goodwill or any Thrift store haves better furniture than this place

Til this point still waiting fromt them or their lame insurance company to respond. Watch out when you plan on investing with this " SILVER LEAF RESORT" place

Room Tip: Worst place ever - people are so rude they only want your money
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Raul S
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Frisco, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The rooms are great- new and comfy. The resort is about 15 to 20 minutes from the action. The amenities on the resort property are mediocre. The porches and covered areas were dirty with bird poop and dirt. Putt putt, small arcade area, small playground, 1 large pool with no water features. I definitely would not stay at the resort for fun time. Now, they say they plan to add these things, but as of today, it is not there. If you just want somewhere to lay your head while you check out the other sites, then it is great. Otherwise, you could do better.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank lele103
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Geismar
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were in a first floor corner condo with views of the Gulf across the hwy. Moody Gardens has an incredible variety of venues. Our family of 5 bought the year pass and we saved. Twice the cost as we used it extensively for a week. The resort is about 15 miles from town but the clean beach area is right there. staff very helpful! We will return.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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9 Thank coy91
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Alvin, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

we had a great time, this was our first time there and we really enjoyed it and we are planning to go out there soon again!!the people were very nice and friendly. my grandson had a blast in the playground and playing mini golf and of course enjoyed the pool.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank RRBentancur
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort

Property: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort
Address: 19320 West San Luis Pass, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554 (Formerly Silverleaf's Seaside Resort)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#16 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galveston is home to oceanfront gulf fun. Enjoy family fun at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort. Guests love our relaxing oceanfront and beachside hotel escape with easy access to the most popular family attractions. The Strand Historic District, Galveston Schlitterbahn indoor waterpark and Moody Gardens aquarium, museum and golf complex are all less than 30 minutes away. The historic and charming port on Galveston Island is a favorite waterside vacation getaway. It's just over an hour south of Houston, Texas. Downtown Galveston features the largest collection of Victorian-era architecture in the country. They now house many art galleries, interesting boutiques, charming shops and fantastic seafood restaurants. Your Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort hotel stay offers many fun activities and amenities right on the resort. Be sure to also visit the Post office Street Arts District. It's a great place to stroll, relax and soak in the old-world ambiance. It's also home to the Galveston 1894 Opera House and some of the most popular fine dining restaurants in the city. The resort hotel is near many popular museums showcasing Galveston's history. The Texas Seaport Museum, Seawolf Park, Lone Star Flight Museum and Ocean Star Drilling Rig Museum are just a few. ... more   less 
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