La Quinta Inn & Suites Galveston Seawall West
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
I read a lot of reviews about this hotel before I departed and booked my room. I was a little nervous after reading the reviews but decided to give it a try anyway. My boyfriend and I wanted to have a little get away the week of Halloween and found that this was the cheapest hotel in the area with a lot fo good aminities. When we arrived, the woman at the front desk was very friendly and helped us immediately. She guided us to our room and made sure we were taken care of before we parted.
I also really thought the room that we stayed in was very clean and the view was not of the actual seawall area, but the side of the hotel...in the same direction as the airport. I was kind of disapointed in the balcony area, but didn't expect a 5 star view from a 37.99/night hotel.
We enjoyed the breakfast. Especially the Texas shaped (and sized) waffles, eggs, and bagels. Everything around the breakfast area was clean and there was always a staff member around to make sure everything was in stock.
It was very weird to see the amount of pets that stayed at this hotel. Every time we left the room, we were greeted by a cute puppy and even a large sized dog. I did not see a problem with the pets at all, but was unaware that they would be staying at the hotel from the description.
The only negative experience that I can account for happened on my day of checking out. There were staff members knocking at my door at 9:00 am asking if we were checking out that day. I told them yes, returned to bed for 15 minutes and another member was knocking and walked in on my boyfreind and I getting dressed for the day. I confirmed with them that check out was 11, but two more times that morning, someone knocked on the door--disturbing us mind you--to see when we were checking out. This was not how I wanted to spend my last morning in the hotel...and yes, I usually wait until 10:55 to check out if the check out is 11:00 AM.
All and all, this hotel experience was great except the date of check out...I had to remove one of the stars from my review because of the constant annoyance and lack of apology when I did complain about this constant annoyance early on checkout day.
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Quinta Inn & Suites Galveston Seawall West
Very clean and quiet
I stayed at this hotel for three nights in August. The hotel is only a year old and it shows. Very clean! Parking along the side and under hotel in the back. As others have pointed out, this is the La Quinta that is toward the West side. Because there is no sandy beach in front of the hotel, it is much less crowded than further East on the island. I found the hotel to be very quiet. It is near the airport, but I saw only two planes land while I was there, and they were small planes. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will be returning to Galveston with the family for Thanksgiving and have already booked this hotel.
Handicapped room w/ jacuzzi
After reading all the reviews I was looking forward to staying at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. We had reserved a room with a jacuzzi. We were given a handicapped room on the first floor with just one little tiny window. It felt like a prison cell. The jacuzzi had one very steep, narrow step that was very slippery when wet, not ideal under the best of circumstances. The pool and pool area were closed and there is no beach, just large boulders instead of a beach. Very dissappointed with our stay.
We stayed at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites for 3 days during June for a quick vacation. The service was great - the hotel was very clean and well taken care of. With a ten-month old baby, we needed a hotel with a big room, refrigerator, and microwave. We had a king executive room that was really big and overlooked the pool area. We got the room for $65 a night through a special discount, but I would have paid more.
I have absolutely no complaints. i have stayed here once to go to a wedding and twice sofar for leisure and plan to return. my boyfriend is an avid fisherman. yes it is quite a drive to where he fishes, but i like the cleanliness and breakfast this place offers. it is also right across the road to the seawall. and the strand is just a few blocks away.
Get what you pay for
The La Quinta in Galveston is an average hotel. The building is quite dated but the staff does a good job of keeping it clean. The view is probably the same that you will get at the very high end hotels along the sea shore. If you want a place to stay the night with clean accommodation without paying too much, this is the way to go.
The hotel was new, very clean, and the beds were extremely comfortable. I paid $80.99+tax for a double room on a Thursday night. This is a good price, but I found Hotel Galvez, The Treemont, and Hotel San Luis (which are rated higher) for around $109 the same night. I booked the La Quinta because it allowed pets. I never heard a plane fly over the hotel--which prior guests warned about on this website. The continental breakfast consisted on muffins, fruit, kolaches, and "do-it-yourself" waffles. Make sure you book this La Quinta (8710 Seawall Blvd) and not the other La Quinta on 1402 Seawall Blvd. The 1402 La Quinta is located closer to the restaurants and shops, but looks extremely run-down and received terrible reviews. The 8710 LaQuinta is only 7 blocks away and is much nicer for the same price!! Also, check out the "East Beach." My husband and I went there today and the beach was not crowded, very clean, and had been raked this morning. The East Beach is usually $7 to enter, but it was free today--I guess because it is slow season. But, it would definitely be worth the $7! Would definitely stay here again-especially if I bring my dog!!
A great motel for the money
I am a single/divorced grandmother and decided to take my three oldest granddaughters to Galveston. We saved and worked for the money to make the trip. It was going to be a special trip and I did everything I could to make it that way. The room that we had was so very, very clean, the breakfast was delicious. We swam in the pool which was very clean and most of all right across the street from the Gulf. The staff was very nice and we got into our room right away after the long drive. I loved the colors of the decor in the room and was very comfortable. This is a great motel located right across from the gulf so you can walk across to the seawall and enjoy the day. I can't wait to come back!!!
Really nice for the money
We stayed here this passed weekend 4-30-04/ 5-2-04. It was really nice. We had a microwave and frig 2 queen beds and a balcony. I agree the planes were loud, but the hotel is great. I will stay here again. It was kind of cool to see the jets fly by. The hotel was clean and the staff was really nice. Do Not Stay At the Commodore !!!!
We spent the night at this location on it's grand opening day. We were told the mayor was there earlier to cut the ribbon. Our room was nice, the elevator ran great. However, at about 4:34 a.m. a huge jet plane flew over the hotel close enough to rattle the walls and windows. Other dissappointments: Hallway noise was incredible. Pillows were like rocks (could have been because they were new). The bed was pretty stiff (which could be a good thing for some). The hotel is out in nowheresville and it's pretty dangerous crossing the road- not that you would want to because the seawall at that point is pretty dangerous- no sandy beach. The only thing of interest nearby was a fishing pier- great if you are a fisherman and love jet plane noise. Who designed a hotel right in the middle of a flight path? La Quinta, that's who. Oh, and before I forget- make sure you get to breakfast before 8:45- or else you will not get anything- as the close the breakfast at 9 a.m. - and refused to restock anything at 8:50 a.m. The good thing about this La Quinta though was that the check in staff guy was very friendly. The check out staff girl/ breakfast killer was not so friendly. I have stayed at many a La Quinta all across the Southwest- and I am a returns member- but I have to tell others about this new hotel- so you can be warned about the 4:30 a.m. jet plane. Take your earplugs.