Galveston Beach Hotel

3 stars
1702 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
76 reviews
GREAT BARGIN

GREAT VIEW, CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN ROOM , EVERYTHING EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTIONS, THE ONLY THING I CAN... See full review

  • JENNYJAN
  • Jul 3, 2014
Thank you!!!

We were one of many staying at this hotel prior to a cruise. The Port closed due to fog and an oil... See full review

  • Skinnykitty
  • Apr 1, 2014
Beachfront resort, close to Galveston Convention Center
Situated within a stone's throw to the beach, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Galveston boasts new island-inspired decor, plus a huge outdoor free form pool where families can splash and relax. The hotel is conveniently close to many "must see" attractions in Galveston, including the Strand Historic District and area museums. For indoor entertainment right at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Galveston, visit the arcade or try a game of billiards before heading to Kokomo's Grille for steaks and local seafood specialties.
Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas
  • Kids eat free with paying adult
  • Outdoor free form seasonal pool and patio
  • Near Galveston Island Convention Center
Rooms
Tropical style greets guests as they enter rooms at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Galveston. Furnished with flat-screen televisions with HBO and On-Demand movies and Nintendo, rooms also include a Wi-Fi access, mini-refrigerator, coffee-maker, personal safe, hair-dryer, air conditioning/heating, and iron/ironing board. Most rooms have private balcony with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and public beaches.Rooms are also furnished with either a king-size bed or two queens. Families with small children will want to ask about the Kids Suites at Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Galveston, with a separate sleep area and bunk beds.
Features
The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Galveston has Tiki bar and outdoor bar, and one restaurant serving full breakfast menu and American cuisines including fresh fish tacos, char grilled burgers and fresh cut fries. Kids eat free when accompanied by an adult (some restrictions apply). For indoor entertainment, visit the arcade and billiards table. Guests are welcome to use the fitness center, and have use of a coin-operated laundry. There is also a dry-cleaning and laundry service (fee applies). Free self-parking and shuttle service are available.
Transportation
  • William P. Hobby Airport (38.8 mi/62.4 km)
Attractions
  • Galveston History Museum (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Strand Theatre (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Stewart Beach Park (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Galveston Island Railroad Museum (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Port of Galveston (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Texas Seaport Museum (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Fort Crockett (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Seawolf Park (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
  • Galveston Convention Center (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
Business
  • Copying, fax and courier services (fees may apply)
  • Business center available

Galveston Beach Hotel Rooms

KING
Soft pillows top a King size bed in this oceanfront room. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, public beaches and Pleasure Pier. Free WIFI, mini fridge & flat screen TV. This room will be
PREIMUM QUEEN
This room features two Queen beds with a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, public beaches and Pleasure Pier. Free WIFI, mini fridge & flat screen TV. This is a top floor room with the best panoramic views of the ocean.
PREIMUM KING
This room features a King size bed with a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, public beaches and Pleasure Pier. Free WIFI, mini fridge & flat screen TV. This is a top floor room with the best panoramic views of the ocean.
FAMILY JUINOR SUITE
This ground floor room features a Queen size bed and a set of bunk beds for children 12 and under. This room is located on our ground floor and offers a pool view.
DOUBLE QUEEN
Soft pillows top two Queen size beds in this oceanfront room. This room features a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, public beaches and Pleasure Pier. Free WIFI, mini fridge & flat screen TV. This room will be located on our 2-4 floors.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Hotel Map

29.2944 -94.7826
Area served
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Nearby airports
GLS HOU IAH SHOLES INTERNATIONAL AT GALVESTON, 6 MI, TAXI SERVICE, SHUTTLE FOR GROUPS WILLIAM P. HOBBY INTERNATIONAL, 31 MI GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL, 54 MI
Area description
We are located directly on the seawall near East Beach and only a stones throw from the Gulf of Mexico. Nearby we have Saltgrass Steakhouse, Millers Landing, and within walking distance is the latest Galveston attraction, The Historic Pleasure Pier, a family amusement park built on a large pier jutting into the Gulf of Mexico. We are also one of the closest hotels to the cruise terminal and Strand shopping district.

Nearby points of interest

  • Port of Galveston: 1.2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our meeting space is currently undergoing improvements. A detailed description will follow when complete.

Dining

Beach Bar
Only 200ft from the sandy beach, you are sure to enjoy our beach bar, this large palapa-style bar is famous in Galveston and a favorite of locals and tourists alike. From the bar great views of the Gulf of Mexico from 2 sun decks and a dozen ocean view tables. We also offer a full menu with island favorites such as, fresh fish tacos, char grilled burgers and fresh cut fries.
Kokomos Hawaiian Grill
Start your day off right with a great breakfast at Kokomos!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (76)

Ratings and reviews for Galveston Beach Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam2245
Business
Houston,tx
Nov 17, 2014

Great location

Hotel under renovation, our room was perfect, clean and new, staff was great, some construction around the hotel but great value and perfect room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mosquito cafe a few blocks away was the best breakfast we have had in a long time!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dilegence
Business
Cypress, Texas
Oct 20, 2014

funny day

The hotel is in renovation status so you may smell some subtances and make you sneezing alot. Also the fitness room is not available. Otherwise are good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kellane
Business
Dallas
Sep 2, 2014

Great Location

Pretty nice rooms. Great Food! A little on the expensive side. Like that the hotel is not big and that rooms are ocean view. Swim up bar nice but not worth it!!! No one supposedly is supposed to bring any drinks to pool area. Not even water. They will take it from you, even if you bought it in their vending machine. We were told if pool has a swim up bar, it is considered a bar area too and is regulated by TABC rules. There were 14 of us so we had several rooms. A couple of us like drinks not offered in the bar so we would have to go back to our room when we wanted a drink. No cooler in area even if not drinking from it. Can not use it to sit on. We were told by the manager that signs are posted everywhere to this effect. We did not find one. Right after we were told no drinks of Any kind from the outside allowed in, the staff poured a couple that walked in with drinks - in plastic cups. What we are 14 and they are two. We are all older and were not a rowdy group. Just something to think about if you plan on spending any time at the pool. Very strict policy and they will watch you like a hawk. Besides that staff is pretty friendly. None of my group recommends staying here and we will not again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
modesta
Business
Texas
Aug 17, 2014

The hotel is nice, but don't use your CheapCash here

This is a good hotel. You can tell the building is kinda old, but they're doing the best they can to keep it fresh and clean. The staff is very polite. Had 2 issues upon check-in and check-out though. 1. My reservation stated that I had a room with ocean view. Instead, I was assigned a room on the first floor right in front of the hotel bar and pool that blocked the ocean view. I asked to change my room - I was there for a 10-year anniversary since I first met my husband after all. They first told me they have no other room. I asked if we can at least get some sort of a discount then. Upon consulting with the manager, the receptionist offered us a freshly painted room with the ocean view. The view was great, but my husband had a headache in the morning from the smell of paint. 2. I was using this website's CheapCash for this hotel. I had $150 of CheapCash and I paid the difference at booking online. Instead, the hotel charged the whole sum on us. I asked to speak with the manager, and the receptionist told me that he was busy and that I should come back later. My husband had to use a few strong words before they realized they can't just steal almost $200 from us ($150 of CheapCash + all the taxes and fees) and expect us to walk away. The manager came out in about half an our since we first asked for him, and told us there is nothing they can do to retrieve that money because the bank is holding it, and we have to handle this with our bank on our own. We spent an hour on the phone with the bank trying to settle this, and now we have to open the dispute and fax all the proof to them. That's more headache instead of an anniversary getaway, AND it's basically not even guaranteed we're gonna get our money back. Bottom line: the hotel is nice but we had a pretty bad experience. Maybe don't use your CheapCash there :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
toonice
Business
oakdale,la
Aug 9, 2014

family getaway

Hotel was in great location. Beautiful on gulf side, but seemed old, outdated on back side of hotel, which is how you get to rooms. Overall, enjoyed stay. Would have been a better value if breakfast was included. Can buy buffet breakfast for $10.95.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Pleasure Pier

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Marshall1971
Business
Forney texas
Jul 26, 2014

Family vacation

Paid a lot of money for this hotel and the main elevator was broke. Had to stand in line every time and wait for the elevator make several trips before we could get on. It was very slow. The maids did not want to clean the rooms. They came at 5:30 in the evening to try and clean. Of course, we were getting ready for dinner and had to send them away. One of the girls at the pool was extremely rude. She jumped all over us for bringing our own drink although it was not posted anywhere that we couldn't. We laid the back of an empty lounger down so we could see over it and as soon as we did, she walked over and raised it back up and just looked at us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galveston Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yippee62
Business
Fort Worth, Texas
Jul 19, 2014

Girls trip

The hotel was average. Pool was nice with swim up bar. Staff didn't seem to know what was going on in their own hotel. Refrigerator was dirty when we first got there. Had to get them to clean. Air conditioner vented out onto balcony. It was noisy and throwing hot air so you couldn't sit out there to enjoy the view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galveston Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JENNYJAN
Business
WILLIS, TEXAS
Jul 3, 2014

GREAT BARGIN

GREAT VIEW, CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN ROOM , EVERYTHING EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTIONS, THE ONLY THING I CAN FIND TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THAT THEY HAVE THE WORST T.V. REMOTES I HAVE EVER SEEN. THIS WAS TWO ELDERLY COUPLES, THAT WENT OUT TO DINE, HAD FEW DRINKS, MOST LIKELY A FEW TOO MANY, WALKED ON THE BEACH, WHICH HAD LITTLE TO MUCH SEAWEED AND DID A LITTLE SHOPPING, HAD A GREAT TIME.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

GEIDO'S

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Review of Galveston Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clock Master
Business
Sulphur Springs TX
Jun 26, 2014

Yea for the price it's a pretty good place.

Great location, friendly staff etc. Bed and pillows were better than average. Good AC and shower which is a big thumbs up for me. Low price made our stay a good deal. As most hotels, a better chair on the balcony would be a plus. 2 chairs on the balcony would be great but probably add cost. 1st night there was only 2 small towels and no wash cloths in the bathroom. This was corrected the next day with above average towels. The fridge needed defrosting and the room decor was ehhhhhhh, could be brighter. Also K cups were not provided the 2nd morning but no big deal. (1st world problem) Bring your own. The pool is beautiful with a swim up bar. Loved the island style thatch roof. Easy gated parking with good lighting which is not common on most hotels in the price range. Over all very pleased and would recommend to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jabanka
Business
Kansas
Jun 25, 2014

Good location with friendly staff

It did take 45 minutes to check in and we didn't have sheets on the bed until 9:30 that night, but that was due to a broken dryer (not a big deal, as we were able to pass our time at the pool/bar). Rooms are small, but comfortable - definitely need updated (door to balcony would not lock and the air conditioner leaked/soaked balcony floor). The bar was great, but expensive. Location is perfect...waking up and sitting on your own balcony with a cup of coffee is wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Make sure to visit The Strand for a great shopping experience.

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