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Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was a great two day get away with a friend. It was peaceful and relaxing.

They have a system failure and bill my cc 4times eating my budget for the weekend. And they said, they cant do anything (front deak manager). Sighhhhhh.... doesnt want to ruin my stay.

good location, good view. windy night and wind did blow under door and through room.

Nice place to stay close beach. I only had one problem one of the staff members lied. If I could pay at the hotel I don't see the problem since my card didn't have the amount of the room they canceled my room nobody contacted me to let me know. My stay was nice all the staff was very friendly and helpful.

The hotel offers free cruise shuttle and parking with a one night stay at their hotel which is great. This was luckily my second time staying there for a cruise and I knew that we had to move our vehicle to a different parking lot. When we checked in, the staff have us NO explanation of anything. They didn't even say thank you or tell me my room number. There were 2 ladies in the lobby when I checked in that were given a key to a room that had someone in it sleeping!!!! Again, it's a great value if you are cruising but if you can find another hotel offering a shuttle and parking for free I would totally go with it.

The hotel was great for an overnight prior to our cruise. The staff were fantastic! I had called in advance to advise them that it was my husband's birthday and to request a room on a higher floor with an ocean view. They not only gave us a 6th floor balcony room, they decorated it with balloons, signs and goodies! The hotel has free cruise parking, which we did not need, and a free shuttle to the cruise port, which we did take. The room was clean and spacious. The beach was right across the street, but the location was a long walk from most other attractions, so it might have been better for guests with their own car for a longer stay.

From the moment we arrived great staff, parking area was great. Loved the balcony! We went to pool, very nice. We enjoyed a meal @ onsite restaurant and finally great evening listening to an awesome local band in their bar. All our entertainment was there. No need to drive any place. Can't wait to go back!!!! Also a great night sleep, comfortable bed.

The room was pleasant. Great view of the beach!! Couple of stains on the carpet, but beds and pillows were comfortable. I'd stay here again....

Our trip was last minute and we couldn't have planned it any better! Great location and very clean hotel.

This is my second time staying in this hotel! Very clean rooms. I will definitely come back.

This hotel was very clean and comfortable. Totally kid friendly with activities for the little one all day ending with a movie and s'mores by the pool each night. Will definitely stay there again!!

This is a average hotel for beach goers who wish to save some money. There is nothing bad about the hotel, just nothing is impressive. Security is a main concern, as both doors (patio and front door) seem to not close well. Neither of them were sealed well, if at all, causing a huge vacuum to slamming the doors shut. This also leads to a very humid room, which the AC can't quite keep up with. The room was clean, and the staff was very nice.

Great place to stay will stay again if in area. if taking a cruise not to far from dock.

It's a beach front hotel. Sitting on the balcony and watching sunrise is a really amazing experience. Walking distance to see the volcano on Rain Forest Cafe. My kids really enjoy it.

Everybody was friendly, love it good location,,close to the beach, resturant in hotel was very good,,love just waking up looking at.the view of the beach. From my hotel window,

Great location, right across from the beach and near restaurants. Room was clean and maid service was attentive. Front desk service....was the worst I've encountered at a hotel. The bellhop finally got us a room key after 3 hours of waiting though we had reservations booked months in advance. The day after we checked in we realized that we needed a parking pass that we were never told about. Luckily we weren't towed before we got one. There are too any hotels on the island to deal with this one. Oh and show up without reservations! They'll give you a room right away for $30 a night less than the early, online, no refund price. I saw people come in and get this deal while I was STILL waiting for the room I reserved.

The hotel is located directly across from the beach, where there are plenty of lifeguards, rentals (chairs, umbrellas, jet skis, etc.), and concessions. The location is great, but the hotel itself isn't all that amazing. The rooms are outdoor entry (can't really tell from pictures), and the restaurant is overpriced for what it is. The staff isn't all that friendly either. In fact, the dining manager actually walked right into our room trying to ask about a room charge. Turns out they didn't see the card we left on file. There are plenty of other hotels that are as nice or nicer for the same price or even less! I don't think I'd go back.

We enjoyed the extra activities like popcorn and snowcones

The room was great and the best matress I have ever slept on. Also, perfect location. Would definitely stay there again!!

5002 Seawall Blvd Galveston TX

Located in Seawall Boulevard, Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Ashton Villa and Moody Gardens. This 178-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Lone Star Flight Museum are also nearby.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 178 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Video-game consoles, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach

Everyone (6) Couples (34) Business (5) Family (49) Other (3) Friends (3)
5

great hotel, great view of ocean

Everyone
From our balcony

It was a great two day get away with a friend. It was peaceful and relaxing.

By on Apr 21, 2017

2

nice place but not really nice

Everyone

They have a system failure and bill my cc 4times eating my budget for the weekend. And they said, they cant do anything (front deak manager). Sighhhhhh.... doesnt want to ruin my stay.

By on Nov 28, 2016

4

good value.

Everyone

good location, good view. windy night and wind did blow under door and through room.

By on Nov 25, 2016

3
Everyone

By on Oct 9, 2016

5

close to beach

Everyone

Nice place to stay close beach. I only had one problem one of the staff members lied. If I could pay at the hotel I don't see the problem since my card didn't have the amount of the room they canceled my room nobody contacted me to let me know. My stay was nice all the staff was very friendly and helpful.

By , from G Austin, Texas on Mar 6, 2016

2

great value for those cruising

Everyone

The hotel offers free cruise shuttle and parking with a one night stay at their hotel which is great. This was luckily my second time staying there for a cruise and I knew that we had to move our vehicle to a different parking lot. When we checked in, the staff have us NO explanation of anything. They didn't even say thank you or tell me my room number. There were 2 ladies in the lobby when I checked in that were given a key to a room that had someone in it sleeping!!!! Again, it's a great value if you are cruising but if you can find another hotel offering a shuttle and parking for free I would totally go with it.

By on Mar 4, 2016

5

very friendly accommodating staff

Couples

The hotel was great for an overnight prior to our cruise. The staff were fantastic! I had called in advance to advise them that it was my husband's birthday and to request a room on a higher floor with an ocean view. They not only gave us a 6th floor balcony room, they decorated it with balloons, signs and goodies! The hotel has free cruise parking, which we did not need, and a free shuttle to the cruise port, which we did take. The room was clean and spacious. The beach was right across the street, but the location was a long walk from most other attractions, so it might have been better for guests with their own car for a longer stay.

By on Feb 6, 2016

5

great get away!

Couples

From the moment we arrived great staff, parking area was great. Loved the balcony! We went to pool, very nice. We enjoyed a meal @ onsite restaurant and finally great evening listening to an awesome local band in their bar. All our entertainment was there. No need to drive any place. Can't wait to go back!!!! Also a great night sleep, comfortable bed.

By on Sep 20, 2015

4

business trip

BusinessTravelers

The room was pleasant. Great view of the beach!! Couple of stains on the carpet, but beds and pillows were comfortable. I'd stay here again....

By on Sep 17, 2015

4

excellent time!

Families

Our trip was last minute and we couldn't have planned it any better! Great location and very clean hotel.

By on Aug 25, 2015