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“Great Location; Needs Some Upgrading” 4 of 5 stars
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Boardwalk Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kemah
Certificate of Excellence
Beaumont, Texas
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127 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Location; Needs Some Upgrading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I decided to treat my wife to a spontaneous trip to Kemah and chose the Boardwalk Inn. The experience, from the beginning, was fantastic. The desk staff was very helpful, friendly, and made us feel very welcome. The room, compared to most hotels, was massive with a wonderful view of the boardwalk. The bathroom was very spacious and clean, though we did have some complaints with the plumbing. Not only was the plumbing obnoxiously loud, but water output would suddenly stop during a shower, taking anywhere from 2-10 seconds for it to start backup. Overall, though, we enjoyed our stay. And, for the location, it is pretty difficult to beat!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Justin H
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your review of our property, we appreciate your business and sounds like you and your family had a terrific time. We certainly have a wonderful staff and will make sure we share your comments with each of them. Regarding the plumbing, we are in the evaluating this issue with the appropriate department and hope we have a resolution soon.

Come back and visit soon,

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena
General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Enjoyed this hotel very much!...Nice and clean, friendly staff, nice location. Great view overlooking boardwalk and water...every room has a nice view....Balcony off of every room...Free parking in nice garage..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lovetotravel720
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our Hotel. Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time, and we will be sure to share your comments with our staff.
Come back and see us soon!


Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Raceland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The family went to this hotel to attend a wedding. We are all from Louisiana. We went in early in order to enjoy the area. We were not disappointed. The hotel was top-notch. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms overlooked the amusement area and gave the whole area a "holiday" feeling.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the amusement area are quieter, but the staff offered ear plugs to all of us(we didn...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank suqy-qo44
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing your great comments on your Hotel and Boardwalk experience and sounds like you had lots of fun!
Come back and visit us soon!

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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North Liberty, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is incorporated into the boardwalk shopping area. It has an adjoining parking ramp with elevator service. Rooms were nice and open. Ours had a balcony overlooking the boardwalk below ($149). Beds were a bit too soft for our liking, but overall comfortable.
The only real complaint was the noise of the plumbing system. On occasion pipes would rattle and the noise was noticeable.
For an overnight with close proximity to restaurants and an amusement park, its a good value.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jake1490
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments on our property and the Boardwalk . We feel we have a great hotel and offer lots of fun on the Boardwalk and we are so happy you gave us an opportunity to experience our product.
Lots of great events coming up in months ahead, come back and visit soon.


Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I am staying at this hotel as we talk. We checked in on Friday March 22, 2013 with plans to check out on Sunday March 24, 2013. We looked at many hotels to stay in like the Tremont in Galvaston and we ended up choosing The Boardwalk Inn. We are having such a wonderful time. Mary at the front desk is so friendly and wonderful she is who I talked to when we booked the reservation and has greeted us by name every time we see her. She has gone way up and beyond her job. Thank you Mary for making this a wonderful weekend for us. The room is wonderful and we love hearing the live band playing our band over looked the court yard so we were able to see the band and all the kids playing in the water and still see the boats coming in and out.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank sshouston1
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments on our staff , we will certainly share with Mary. So happy to hear you choose our hotel for your Five Year Anniversary and enjoyed all the amenities on the Boardwalk . We hope you will make our hotel an annual choice to celebrate your anniversaries in years to come.

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Cedar Park, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Staying here was wonderful and staying right in the middle of it all was wonderful. The kids could walk right out of the hotel and be right in the middle of it all. Clean rooms witha bed in breakfast feel. Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Albert S
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our property . Our Hotel is right in the mist of all of the Boardwalk and its just outside our front doors, its a great way to enjoy your stay and walk up to your hotel room with ease. We hope you and your family will visit soon.

Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Farmington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We drove down from a stay in the Woodlands, and chose The Boardwalk Inn for the way it looked,, and location. The staff was awesome, the room was fun to stay in with the live bands right ouside our balcony, and the waterway in the background. The pool was heated and clean. awesome property!

Room Tip: We stayed in 402. good views and on the end. loved it!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Brenda C
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Dalia P, General Manager at Boardwalk Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of our property. I will share your great comments about our staff with each one of our associates. Our customer service is our top priority .
Sounds like you enjoyed the great array of bands we had over the weekend and, a plus from your balcony is always a great way to hear the music .
Come back and see us soon, lots of fun still on the menu in the months ahead.


Best Regards,

Dalia Pena- General Manager- Boardwalk Inn
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Property: Boardwalk Inn
Address: 8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, TX 77565
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Kemah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kemah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardwalk Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and unwind at the Boardwalk Inn, situated on the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas, overlooking beautiful Galveston Bay. Each of our 48 deluxe guest rooms and 4 master suites feature Gulf Coast architecture, offering the feel of a seaside retreat with yellow walls and crisp trim, enhanced by nautical artwork and oversized bathrooms. We offer various views of the Kemah Boardwalk waterfront and Galveston Bay water channel, with the most-requested hotel rooms overlooking our entertainment stage and dancing water fountains. Each room in the hotel includes a private balcony, flat screen television and wireless high speed Internet access and much more. ... more   less 
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