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“Convenient Location, But I Will Stay Elsewhere Next Time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach

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La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Convenient Location, But I Will Stay Elsewhere Next Time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our room smelled like animal urine. That is the reason we won't be back. The price was way too expensive for the location and room quality, even if it was Spring Break. There was mold or mildew on the shower curtain. The room was gross, and I am not one to give bad reviews for little things. If there was a redeeming factor to the stay, it was the lady at the desk who was so nice, even though I saw her have to deal with two ridiculous situations where customers were being dumb. She helped us find a good meal and was extremely friendly considering the circumstances. We won't stay there again, but it is not because of her, it was all the room.

Room Tip: Gulf view rooms are nice, but the view is not worth the cost.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Rooms are very clean, adequate space, excellent service. A great place to enjoy yourself and get away from it all. I personally love this hotel, and cannot wait to go back for more. Reasonably priced for what you get. It is so very nice for a hardworking person to get away and have some peace of mind in an environment suitable for doing just that.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

OK, from my experiences...beach towns are not like other destinations. We love the "No worries" attitude on vacation, right. Well, I think we may need to remember that when we get grossed out with rusted railings or sandy pools. We have stayed at both East and West locations. West is newer, but the East location is awesome if you want to be in the middle of the island action. The "free" breakfast was not a great experience. Long line....It was a little rundown, but as the title says "Hakuna Matata". Go in knowing this is not the Galvez in Galveston, but La Quinta.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with ocean view. Parking is tight.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We arrived in Galveston after taking a shuttle in from George Bush International Airport in Houston. The staff were friendly and the place was situated right across the street from the beach. The rooms were clean but the bathroom smelled of urine and I kept the door closed for the night we were there ! Its a beautiful area and if you can do it a nice walk to see the homes in the historic section is definately a nice way to see the town . The beds were clean and crisp and they serve a breakfast in the morning that isnt bad and if you are on your way out. We were on our way to the Dock the next day for a cruise to the Western Carribean but the hotel has no Shuttle bus so we had to get a cab which was proving difficult as many others vacationers were headed there as well! Its only about 10 mins to the dock so at least it didnt cost us a lot! Galveston at the end of February isnt deserted and in the summer its probably alive with Beach Buffs! For ann overnight stay it filled the need but a long term stay I just couldnt see !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable rooms,great location, good service . Close to restaurants and points of interest. Good swimming pool and parking spaces. Good value , very quiet neighborhood. Great view of the coast and attractions
Will definitely come back and stay , good price.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Duncan, Canada
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99 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

After checking in on March 1, we headed up to our room on the 3rd floor. This hotel is a '60s style motel with exterior hallways facing the parking lots. Upon arriving at our room, I noticed a styrofoam coffee cup full of cigarette butts just outside our window next to an exit door. Couldn't open the room door with either of our two pass cards. Went back down to the lobby and got the pass cards validated properly.

Entered the room and got hit with a blast of stale cigarette smoke. My wife screamed when she went into the bathroom due to finding a large upside down cockroach on the floor in front of the toilet. As I was brushing it into a garbage can, I noticed it wasn't quite dead as it's legs were moving slightly. Although we never saw another roach, it creeped us out and we kept thinking the place was dirty.

That wasn't the case since the room was clean. We both slept fine but hated coming back into the room and noticing the stale cigarette smoke each time.

The free breakfast was below average. One of the 3 waffle makers was out of order; one of the others only half cooked the waffle batter resulting in a gooey mess. I wound up eating Froot Loops for both mornings that we were there.

It felt like we were staying at an average budget motel but paying too much. Our rate was $109 on Friday and $129 on Saturday. If I had been paying in the $60-80 range, I would have just chalked it up to "you get what you pay for". But no, we were paying much more than that.

We cancelled the last three days on our reservation and moved across town to the Hampton Inn. It was like day and night. The Hampton Inn was like a luxury inn. Everything was newer, brighter and quieter. Bigger bathroom; outstanding breakfast with 3 hot choices in addition to the standard waffles; fresh cookies and fruit; a hot tub. It actually felt like we were on vacation and being pampered as opposed to us putting up with little irritations and "making do".

Although the Hampton Inn costs about $15 more each night, the vast difference between the two properties is worth it if you are on vacation. If you're just looking for a place to crash for a night before a cruise, this La Quinta would fit the bill.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Lots of bang for your buck here, right on 14th and Seawall. While it is an older property, it was spotlessly clean. I'm very picky about the bathrooms in particular and I had no trouble whatsoever going barefoot both in the room and in the bathroom/shower. The mini-fridge worked great, wi-fi reception was 5 bars and it's pet friendly to boot! Beds and pillows were extremely comfortable, A/C worked great and the staff was super friendly and helpful. I'll be back with the family for a weekend this summer!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach
Address: 1402 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8199
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
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