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“Under new management but still mediocre” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Palace Inn Kemah
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kemah
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Under new management but still mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed here three years ago when it was a Days Inn because it was within our budget and near to Kemah Boardwalk. We were doing a bit of travelling this year and were flying into Houston and as we loved Kemah, thought we'd spend a night there before moving on. This place was once again within our budget and as we now know the area, it made sense to stay here.

Since our previous stay, nothing has changed except the management and the sign.

We checked in easily enough and our room was what we expected. There is a fridge and a microwave, a living area with a small sofa and a TV over the double bed. The bathroom was clean but the whole place could do with a makeover as the décor is so old fashioned. We didn't find any bugs or burn marks as mentioned by other guests and the sheets were clean but there were scorch marks on the bed spread the last time we stayed here.

The toilet broke when I flushed it at 4am and was continually filling so my husband had a look at the cistern and the whole thing was rusty and something had snapped due to this. We were leaving early anyway so didn't report this until a couple of hours later so I can't comment on how quickly it was fixed or anything.

For convenience, this is about a 10 minute walk from Kemah Boardwalk (partly along the highway so be careful) and is right near a police station so reasonably safe! Don't bother getting a cab to the Boardwalk as we were ripped off last time we stayed - the cabs come from Houston so bump up their prices to compensate and they charged us $20 for what is about a mile walk!

The breakfast is poor - sugar coated cereal, toast and nasty orange juice or coffee but we knew this and had already planned to grab something from Starbucks at the Boardwalk whiulst watching the sunrise (jetlag!).

The rooms are basic but very outdated and

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Nicole S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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The Woodlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I booked a room for Saturday, April 27th. Before travelling to the hotel, a torrential rainstorm and flash flooding caused highways to be closed, including Beltway 8. When I called the hotel, I could barely hear what they were saying because of the weather, rain, and hail. They would only offer a partial refund.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matt H
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Cedar Park, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Convenient to the Kemah Boardwalk but not a very comfortable bed and there was a bug on top of the sheets when I got up in the morning. Be careful in the shower. The tub is really slick. No kind of texture on the bottom.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bastrop, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

This place is now a "Palace Inn" They do not give you your choice privilages points. And the room I reserved, a king room, had no couch. It was not dirty, but was not as nice as the Days Inn's I have stayed at before. It could be that the hotels near the beach get more use.............
Was not worth the price, $190 for friday and saturday. The locatian was perfect for the things we were doing so the experience was not bad. Sattelite tv goes in and out during rain. No pool. Continental breakfast is not available unless you like watered down apple juice and fruit loops.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Paul R
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Additional Information about Palace Inn Kemah

Property: Palace Inn Kemah
Address: 1411 Highway 146, Kemah, TX 77565-3002 (Formerly Kemah Days Inn)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Kemah
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kemah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Palace Inn Kemah 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
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