My husband comes to this area at least twice a month to fish. We decided that since we had some time off for the holidays we would stay one evening. We rented a suite with two queen size beds (last room available). This is really a beach house that has been divided into two suites (room 202). The room was at a rate of $199.00. They make it very clear that each additional person (past 2) is an additional $10.00 with a maximum of 4. I will start with what we were not thrilled about and then move to the really good things we loved.
-The people staying next to us had a minimum of 8 people, the noise was as if they were sitting in the same room with us. If you are staying in the beach house it's a bit loud if there are people next to you. 8 people and kids running up and down the stairs literally was so loud you would have thought we didn't have walls. This was a big turn off for us as we were there to relax. We understand that there is going to be some noise level due to the weekend and the location, but it was a bit more than you can expect from another location as far as noise level.
-One of the TV's was not working (Dishnet)
-We went to the restaurant that is a part of the hotel. We were told by a rude teenager that we had a 45 minute wait. Literally half the tables were empty. We waited at the bar (actually liked the bar area downstairs, very nice people) downstairs, I came and checked again 30 mins later and we were seated in one of the tables that was already empty from the first visit.
-Yellow Water and very little water pressure...As stated in previous reviews this is an issue but not the hotels fault. I cared little if there was water pressure or not because after looking at the water I wasn't going to use it for anything. Make sure to bring at least 2 or 3 gallons of water just to clean yourself with and use to brush your teeth.
What we loved
-Beach! The beach in front of this property is pretty clean (sand) and family friendly. I had a really nice time with the husband there.
-Front desk staff were very nice and answered all of our questions
-Pet friendly. It seems like recently they changed their pet policy. I believe it was a flat $75.00, not it depends upon the weight of the dog. So a dog under 13 lbs is like $25.00 an evening. Call the hotel for specifics but that is the general idea and I thought that was much more affordable than $75.00 bucks a dog no matter then size.
-Extras....They had a few little extras on their property that I thought was neat. Face painting for kids, snow cones for sale, showers to rinse your feet after coming back from the beach.
Would I stay there again? Honestly yes. But not for $200.00 bucks an evening. That price is way to high for what you get in that room. $99.00 to $129.00 may see me there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The idyllic beachfront “Ocean Village Hotel & Resort”, Surfside Beach, TX 77541 is located 12 minutes from the Freeport/Lake Jackson Port and Commerce Center, a scenic 36 minute ocean front drive from Galveston’s fine dining and amusement parks, a leisurely 60 minutes from downtown Houston or a rustic 240 minutes from Austin, the State Capital. Surfside, recognized as one of the “Best Beach Communities” on the Gulf of Mexico, has many activities easily accessible from the hotels fifty nine fully detailed balconied “King or Double Queen” suites, kitchenettes, and standard rooms. “Dine Anytime or have A Reunion” at the boardwalk Café or Seaside Bar before you “Catch some Rays, Surf the Waves and Get Married” on the resorts sugar sand beach,” Fish for Reds” a half mile into the Gulf on the inlet jetty, “Observe the Fish” or walk the nature trail at the nearby Sea Center Texas Hatchery and Aquarium, “Watch the Birds” from your balcony overlooking the local preserve, “Launch your Boat” at the town’s inlet ramp or “Ride your Bike” to City Hall for a ghost guided tour of the Island’s Museum. Relax, walk your pet “See the Sun Rise and set”, then reinvigorate your life with the superior accommodations, extraordinary customer service and great food found exclusively at the Ocean Village Hotel & Resort. ... more less
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