on a whim, we left Austin on Labor Day Sunday. Trying to save a buck, we reserved a room at a Rockport hotel who shall remain unnamed, but took one look at the room and declined to register. I walked out of that hotel, saw the Holiday Inn Express to the left and checked with their front desk: a king suite was available and the rate was comparable to what we would have paid at the other place to enjoy clothes that smelled like Febreeze for the rest of the week.
The Holiday Inn Express in Rockport was an absolutely first-rate experience. Every single employee we encountered was cheerful and helpful, everything looked, felt and smelled brand new, the bed (including the foldout) was comfortable and even the shower was above average in terms of water pressure, coverage and temperature control. The common areas were also all in top condition. The location also had us at the beach in under 5 minutes in the car (including the stop at the booth to pay for our one-day registration.) We intend to return to Rockport and will happily stay here again. How this place is #1 on TripAdvisor for this area is beyond me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2013 TORCHBEARER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY AND SERVICE. We are excited to share that Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has awarded the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bay View Rockport with the 2013 Torchbearer Award, it is the highest honor for exceptional quality and guest satisfaction. This prestigious hospitality award goes to the top 3% of all Holiday Inn Express hotels in North America, and is measured by overall guest satisfaction scores. Rockport Hotel's Guests Enjoy Home Away from Home. The Holiday Inn Express(R) Hotel & Suites Rockport - Bay View stands out among Rockport hotels thanks to its convenient location and amenities. Boasting impressive views of Aransas Bay and easy access to local businesses and attractions, this hotel is perfect for your Rockport, TX trip. The hotel's business guests enjoy being near companies that include Pro Build, Kiewit, HEB and Air Logistics, as well as the Paws and Taws Convention Center in Fulton. Free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access makes it easy to stay in touch with clients, and the Business Center is open 24 hours.Leisure guests lodging in Rockport, TX enjoy an abundance of attractions and activities near the hotel. The historic Fulton Mansion provides a glimpse into the late 1800s, and the Texas Maritime Museum educates visitors about the state's rich history. Recreational activities are also popular, and Rockport Beach Park's Blue Wave Beach and Goose Island State Park make it easy to enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and much more. Enjoy outstanding amenities while lodging in Rockport, TX, including the free Express Start Breakfast Bar and complimentary coffee and cookies in the lobby throughout the day. A 24-hour Fitness Center encourages you to maintain your workout routine, and the outdoor, heated pool is a great place to relax. This 100% smoke-free hotel is ready to welcome you to the Rockport - Fulton area! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Rockport / Bay View