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Wanna relax AND have a great time...
This was our second trip to The Kemah Escape and just like the first time we LOVED it!! If you want romance, you got it. If you want to go out and play at the Boardwalk, you got it. If you want to just stay in and relax, you got it. The full kitchen is a real plus!! We can't wait until we get to go back again, and trust me we will! We recommend the Kemah Escape to everyone who is interested in getting away from it all!!
I needed a quiet relaxing escape from the rat race and found it here at the Kemah Escape. It is perfectly situated for the boardwalk and restaurants and shops without being bothered by any excess noise. I would definitely come again.
The room was amazing!!!
The room was amazing. You didn't have the hassles of an ordinary hotel. This was definitely get away resort style.
No Class Staff at a Very Classy Place!
Since opening, my husband and I had viewed the Escape as our local opportunity to do just that. They are familiar with us, we have stayed there often. Our most recent stay, they placed us next to a large group with small children that screamed all night on the patio. Our hot tub was not heated when we arrived. The room had a table with a poker under it that stuck out 2 inches past the table top, when I walked past it, it jabbed into my thigh. A month and a half later, my thigh is still bruised. When we told the front desk in the morning about our comical "night from Hell" she offered this, "Well, anyone can bump anything, I've bumped into that same spot before." As if that were clarification that I too was clumsy. Maybe if the table and top were properly anchored, that would not happen to unsuspecting guests... or staff. When we told her of the hot tub being cold and the loud, and VERY DISTURBING guests next door, she grabbed her walkie talkie and screamed out "Could someone send..... to the office please, we have guests that don't want to pay for their room." Which was no way to deal with the issue at hand. No class. Just goes to show, you can't buy EVERYTHING! Needless to say, we flew out the door, horrified by her behavior. Get a job at the bar honey, and leave the courtesy management positions to ladies and gentlemen, something you know nothing about. And for future reference, no one checking into your hotel wants to hear about how you inject yoursef with B-12 shots and how the drugstores must think you are a heroine addict. That is MUCH MUCH more information than ANY guest needs from you!
Total Stress Release!
I can't say enough good things about Kemah Escape. First, this is much better than any B & B in Kemah (I checked them all before booking Kemah Escape). Each room is like an apartment with a full kitchen with a small dining area, a separate large bedroom, and a large jacuzzi tub. Every day, the room was spotlessly cleaned and snacks were even left out for us. All we had to do was relax!
My husband booked this beautiful place for our anniversary and while we were very impressed with the location and the quality of the place. Our romantic evening was somewhat bothered by the wedding party - yes party - that was booked for the room above us. There was loud music and dancing on the thin floors into the early hours. We left and drove home to Houston at 3am after not being able to get to sleep. We called the guy who owned it while we were there and his reply was they were having a celebration and there wasn't anything he could do about it. Needless to say we will never spend the money to stay here with such an uncooperative owner. I wouldn't recommend anywhere with this customer service. Common sense says you don't book a wedding celebration on the 2nd floor of a place like this and have an anniversary couple stay in the room below. Just as in any house, the noise level was high and the consideration very low.
A Hidden Treasure
As a surprise anniversary gift for my husband, I decided on a stay at Kemah Escape. I can not say enough about the place, quiet, relaxing, and within walking distance of all the action. The room was beautiful, clean and just perfect for a romantic getaway. We hope it never changes.
Just like Home
My fiance & I stayed @ Kemah Escape the last week of June for 5 days. The unit was beautiful. Everything was crisp, clean & cozy. The full up to date kitchen was a wonderful feature. We could sleep in, cook breakfast & even lunch before starting our day. Lots of conveniences close by. We rented DVDs one night & "stayed home". The hot tub was also a great feature. I'd recommend an upstairs suite since the patio is screened in, downstairs aren't. The boardwalk is very close (walking distance) w/ plenty of restaurants & activities. The staff was very friendly & accomodating. Kemah Escape is located in a beautiful neighborhood, making my daily runs very pleasant. Will definitely visit again!! It was worth every penny!! Carolyn & Grant
My wife and I were looking for an anniversary weekend getaway. After finding this website and reading other reviews we settled on the Kemah Escape. This place was great - roomy, clean, quiet and relaxing. The private full size whirlpool on the patio is a bonus. Why stay in a boxy hotel?
Can't wait to go back.
(Thank goodness for these reviews - my first hotel choice would have been a dog)
Best Part of Our Trip
For our anniversery, my husband and I got away for the weekend in Houston on Friday night, and in Kemah on Saturday night. On Friday night we spent the night at a four star hotel in downtown Houston, and it was nice and we were happy with everything. On Saturday, we stayed at Kemah Escape, and it was even better than the fancy hotel we had spent the night at the day before. When making reservations at Kemah Escape, I mentioned our anniversery, and Shannon, one of the office workers, asked if we wanted anything special. I said we didn't have alot of money (I had saved up for months for the trip) but since this trip was a surprise for my husband I thought champagne would be nice and said I had about 20 dollars extra I could spend. When we checked in, Shannon and her sister had purchased fresh flowers, strawberries and chocolate, wine glasses and an ice bucket. It was such a surprise for me too. The room itself was beautiful, with art work and antiques, a full kitchen and a 4 person whirpool on the private porch. My husband and I were able to walk to the Kemah Broadwalk and when we wanted to relax we would come back to enjoy the pool and comfort of the room. If I had known ahead of time the quality of Kemah Escape, we would have spent the whole weekend there. It was a wonderful, relaxing break from our 4 children and I recommend Kemah Escape for any couple wanted to spend romantic time together.
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