June 9, 2014
Perfect stay for my needs
I brought my mother 83, and my aunt 68 to Galveston for the weekend. I needed a hotel with a balcony, because my aunt smoked. I found the Holiday Inn Vacations Galveston Beach Resort through a search engine, liked the room set up, and the pictures so I went with the hotel. It turned out to be the perfect hotel for us. The room was clean, well stocked, and quiet for the most part. Our view was over the pool and straight out to the beach. We sat out on the balcony a lot enjoying the view, and watching all the activity at the pool. Most of the guests were there with family, and were quiet and respectful making it quiet comfortable for my crew. The hotel is away from the heart of all the major attractions of Galveston which also made it quiet peaceful. When we visit Galveston again this will be where we stay.
June 15, 2014
Fantastic place away from seawall in Galveston
This property is away from the main seawall action of Galveston. It is located on the West side of the island (south), and sits directly on the beach. No seawall to contend with, and no need to cross a busy street to get the beach. The property has a bunch of amenities, like several BBQ grills, picnic tables, shuffle board, basketball court, volleyball court, and a great pool and hot tub. The boardwalk has two places to wash off the sand. The hotel has several different room layouts. Some are time share properties so not all will be hotel guests. We stayed in a queen bed room which actually had a separate bedroom and sleeper sofa bed, which was great. Each unit had a small kitchen area like a fridge with ice maker, small stove, dishwasher, toaster oven, and microwave. Great way to cook your own meals without having to eat out all the time. Each room has a balcony, even if it is small. The room had two separate wall-mounted HDTVs and a DVD player. Since these are basically condos, there is no daily cleaning service. If you rent two room together, you will have the benefit of a shared ‘common area’. This is where the washer/dryer are located. If you only have one room, then you may to share this area with another hotel guest including the washer/dryer. Fortunately, there was no one in the other room during out stay. You will have to wash your own towels, either bath towels or beach towels which are in each condo. The staff was great. Friendly and professional, they do give free bathroom toiletries. We also had our sheets changed out when we first arrived and they were happy to do it. The grounds are also well maintined by the staff including the pool area.
June 15, 2014
We came here for a weekend getaway and it was just amazing. Room W15 was such easy access to the beach and pool. Taking the elevator was not even necessary other than to load and unload. The room was well stocked. They even provided washing detergent. We shared the place with my in-laws and we were all comfortable in the two bedroom. I'd recommend the place to anyone coming out here with family. The only downfall would be for those Who like walking to restaurants. There are no restaurants within walking distance. You have to drive to go out to eat. Other than that, the place was simply amazing. Much better than your average hotel.
June 5, 2014
The staff worked extra hard to get our older relatives into the comfort of their air-conditioned rooms earlier than expected. The front desk people were so friendly and welcoming.
June 11, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back!
June 6, 2014
Relaxing break, home comforts
This hotel has everything you need for a great stay. The suite was fantastic, with upto date fixtures and a spa bath. The views are great in all directions. The pool was clean and not noisy outside of the operating hours. Lots of loungers and tables with shade provided. Beach a stones throw away, not crowded. Volleyball, basketball, grill facilities, fish cleaning station and a superb activities area for the kids. Will definately return.
May 28, 2014
do not believe Holiday Inn's website that states that the rooms have a partial ocean view...they do not
June 1, 2014
Great place to stay and relax, the staff is amazing and the views are great. I will always go back to this resort when I am around the area
May 25, 2014
Good chain hotel, but needs some updating
Best thing about this place is close access to the beach. Downside was that the beach sand was full of seaweed. Towels and linens as well as some of the furniture showing an old aged appearance. And not enought covered parking was available
June 1, 2014
EASE OF ACCESS TO THE BEACH, KITCHENETTE AVAILABLE TO YOU, CLEAN AND MODERN SUITES, AND GREAT VIEWS OF THE GULF! WHAT MORE CAN I SAY! IT'S A GREAT VALUE AT THE RIGHT PRICE! SAVES TIME AND MONEY!