The property was nicely updated and all the people we came in contact with were very friendly.
I think the real negative was the beach and all the sea weed. We could not go into the water because it was so rough and large pieces of tree parts were coming into shore. There is no pool so it leaves no options for water fun with little ones. Lots of trash floating all around.....very gross. I realize the hotel can not control seaweed or trash in the the gulf, but for the price, there should be more amenities. I think we are spoiled by other beaches and Texas is not a great beach area.
Also, cleaning staff should leave enough towels and product for the amount of people staying in the rooms. Guests should not have to go to the office to collect enough towels and shampoo every day.
- 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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