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Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
Ranked #10 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Excellent location on the seawall. Close to everything. Fishing jetty right across the street. Nice room with private balcony view of the Gulf. Beds were very comfortable. Clean linens and towels daily. Courteous and attentive staff. Had not been to Galveston in almost twenty years. It just keeps getting better.

Room Tip: Ask for a room numbered from 17 to 25 for best view of the Gulf.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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qbussey, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2017

It just keeps getting better is right. We have made huge improvements at the property and continue to move forward. Thank you for your business and we look forward to you returning in the near future.

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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Up front, maybe the most friendly hotel staff I've had in years (maybe ever). The hotel itself is older, and room was just above average, but they made our stay there close to perfect. Ideal location; across the Seawall Dr. to the beach, and close to good restaurants. The staff gave us great eating advice. They made their shuttles available to us day and night, and made every effort to make our stay very enjoyable.

Room Tip: We were on the sixth floor. If you're too low, you won't see the Gulf, and it might be nois...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Michelle F, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2011

Thank you for your review of Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to having you share many more special occassions with us!

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

The overall property, as well as the individual rooms are in good condition & kept upgraded. And the hotel has good housekeeping, so there are no complaints in that regard. Just make sure you realize this is an old property with low ceilings, etc., & you won't be surprised or disappointed. The main criteria for a room here is location, & I will disagree with prior reviews, & definitely suggest a room above the pool. Why? Because the rooms at the other end of the hotel are above the roof of the lobby & restaurant & bar, with 5-6 HUGE air conditioning units which run 24/7 & they are loud. You can't sit out on your balcony to enjoy the water view since you can't hear above the roar of the AC units. And there absolutely should be a way to turn OFF the spotlight on the balcony, so you could sit & enjoy the beach view without a glaring spotlight. Unfortunately, this shortcoming plagues most hotels in Galveston. You may get noise if there are loud guests using the pool, but at least it won't be 24/7 & it won't be as loud as the AC units.

Room Tip: Absolutely make sure to get a room on Floor 4 or higher for the view, regardless of which end your h...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Michelle F, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2011

Thank you for your review of Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. I agree that our gulf view rooms are worthwhile. I hope you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and look forward to having you return in the near future.

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

This is it. Great staff, wonderful views, across street from beach. Bar action starts every night about 10 goes to 2am. Lots of loud thumping music that vibrates through out the hotel. Even the a/c in your room keeps time to the beat, all day long. 5 nights of this and I was ready to go.

Room Tip: Stay away from rooms over the pool and bar. Bring your ear plugs for night time sleeping if not in...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Michelle F, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am glad to hear that our service and views exceeded your expectations. I apologize for the noise level that you encountered. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

I had read some dissenting views on Trip Advisor. So I was a little apprehensive about staying here. But I guess the dissenters were an anomaly because I haven't been this pleased with a domestic hotel for some time. Check-in was at 4pm but I checked in 2 hours early with no problems. Got the upscale room I wanted at a very fair price and was treated very courteously by the front desk staff. And for me that is key. All of the staff here are very pleasant and anxious to please guests. The room is nicely appointed, though the internet service is a little slow. The beds are very, very comfortable and TV reception is good. Balcony view is top-notch and beachfront....couldn't be better! I was on the 8th floor and could see a long way down seawall Blvd. Being on the 8th floor means I had to wait a minute or two longer for hot water in the morning. But the room and staff make it well worth the wait. The restaurant has a smaller but exellent menu with a decent selection and what they do have is really, really good! Breakfast is to order with an optional and reasonably priced buffet on weekends. Try their link sausages, very good! And they fry an egg on par with any pancake house! My personal lunch favorites ares their philly cheese steak sandwich and club sandwich...usually more than I can finish...(but somehow I manage (LOL). My apologies to pet lovers everywhere. But it is not a pet friendly hotel and for me, that's a plus. Most pet owners immediately abandon their pet in this strange new hotel room while they party hearty elsewhere leaving a miserable pet to whine and bark incessantly. It's not fair to the dog or to other guests. Last point: the elevators are remarkably fast...not something very common in Galveston.
Bottom line: whether you're looking for a pleasant weekend getaway or an extended stay at the beach, you could do so much worse than this hotel.

Room Tip: The third floor or above will get you a better view.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Michelle F, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Thank you so much for your review of Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. We are very pleased to hear that your experience was a positive one. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I stayed at this hotel recently , the front desk was awsome the place was quiet and clean .. beds comfortable just really a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Michelle F, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2011

Thank you for your review of Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and can not wait to welcome you back in the near future!

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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We were in town for the art walk and decided to go ahead and spend the night- after calling around last minute at 9pm I finally called Holiday Inn-- had been years since I had last stayed there= usually go to Hilton, What a delightful surprise- from the phone call and speaking with a sweet young man and giving us an incredible rate of 129 for a fantastic room smack dab in the middle of the 8th floor facing the gulf head on. He was bragging about how nice the rooms were now that they were all reahbbed and he was right. Totally happy with the room, the decor, the full balcony and the friendliness of the entire staff. Reminded me of how it USED TO BE WHEN PEOPLE CHECKED INTO HOTELS....friendly and helpful. I will be back- the fridge and microwave would be very handy and the new little coffee pots brew a decent cup of joe. While the San Luis is a little more plush, it is so easy to get to the beach quickly from the Holiday Inn and of course the price in considerably less. Great job on the rehab and whomever is in charge of the crew on duty last night (August 28- kudos= you have a great team,

Room Tip: The higher the better....wake up to a glorious sunrise
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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qbussey, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2017

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and staff. We strive hard to offer a consistent product with exceptional service. Thank you again and we look forward to you returning in the near future.

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Address: 5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5993
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Galveston
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#13 Family Hotel in Galveston
Price Range: $89 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston- On the Beach features 8 stories of Gulfview rooms on beautiful Galveston Island. We are located at the premier San Luis Resort in the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast! Most of our 178 rooms have private balconies that overlook the Gulf or our sparkling outdoor pool. The Jetty Restaurant located in our lobby area provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as, room service. The famous B Jiggers Lounge is also located in our lobby offering live entertainment on the weekends and Happy Hour specials. Our hotel is centrally located to many Galveston attractions. Bring your sun block for your trip to the beach or Schlitterbahn Water Park. Go for a wild ride on the Rainforest Cafe and Adventure Ride, or if shopping is more your style spend the day at the Historical Strand Shopping District. Stay before a cruise on Royal Caribbean or Carnival Cruise Lines, and park your car with us, we provide transportation to and from the cruise terminals. Whether you want to take a historic home tour at Bishop s Palace, Moody Mansion or Ashton Villa or catch a play at The Grand 1894 Opera House we are the place to stay. The Galveston Island Convention Center is only blocks away, as well as prominent universities, UTMB and Texas A & M University. Upcoming Special Events: Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, and Mardi Gras. Now come Explore Galveston! ... more   less 
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