Travel Blogs from Galveston
We left New Orleans early after deciding the plan of attack following our disappointment of not being able to get into the hostel in Austin. We had heard that the Garden District was pretty, so left the city that way. It was worth it, the area was lovely with lots of trees (green!!) and massive mansions. It would have been nice to have a couple …
We left New Orleans and headed west into the swamps of Louisiana. It wasn't long until we found one. A big one.
The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest river swamp area in America, and it is pretty much how you'd expect it to be, with algae rich waters covering drowned forests, and weeds draped from trees. The Americans, in …
Hey, just writing some entries a little out of chronological order--trying to catch up.
The middle of this week, we decided to take off to Galveston and hit the beach.
Unfortunately, a cold front had the same idea. Why is it that cold fronts seem to follow us on our mini-vacations? New Orleans was unseasonable, and Galveston …
It was a big drive to Texas, the lone star state. We were on the road about 7 hours again and arrived to our destination for the night, Galveston Island around 5 in the evening. It was extremely windy and continued to be so for the whole night, making tent pitching, cooking dinner and even sleep very ...
... 15/16 to the normal 32/33 on the gauge. The bike then seemed happier and rode a lot smoother - I wonder if we will get our money back from the Rental company - probably not :-(
Once we left the HD dealership we headed south to Galveston on the I-45. An 8 lane interstate that was straighter than a laser beam. We rumbled down averaging 70mph and within an hour we were looking at the Pier with the Gulf of Mexico rolling along the shore line. We found ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beachcomber Inn Galveston
This past weekend my husband & I went to Galveston with two other couples for the Lone Star Rally, and reserved rooms at the Beachcomber Inn with some trepidation because of the nasty reviews we'd read here. They were some of the only rooms left on the island.
Clean and reasonable
The rooms were extremely clean and the new management have done a great deal of progress. The price is extremely reasonable and we loved it because it was walking distance to the beach.
Don't go here
When you walk in the smell is awful. If it wasn't so late we would have turned right around and left. We had to sleep on top of the bed spreads because the sheets had hair all over them. There was a dirty towel in floor. There was a monistat wraper on the floor. The bath room was very dirty the tub was black on the bottom. The whole thing was very gross.
As soon as we woke up the next morning we checked out and had to pay an outranges amount. We had reservations for a whole week but left that first day. It sounds like a real good deal but it is not worth it. I have sent them a request for my money back or at least some of it but they will not respond back to me. I guess they get this alot.
Don't stay here! Dirty!
The room was awful!! There was ----- hairs and soap in the bathtub. The sink would not drain. The carpet was coming up. This was a terrible choice. We didn't check in until late and my brother complained to the office and they told him that there was no one there to clean the bath tub. He started getting loud with them, then they decided to clean the bath tub. The entire staff including the managers and general manager were very very very rude. I would never stay here ever again. IT WAS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Price - Clean Room
This was our first time to stay at this hotel. We don't usually stay at hoh-national franchise hotels but this one was pretty good especially for the price. It wasn't fancy but it was clean and comfortable. The people were friendly - I would have no problem staying here again.
Don't stay here!
Our room was dirty, musty and smelly. There were black hairs everywhere and the bottom of the bathtub that should have been white was black! We turned around and left as soon as we took one look around and went and found a cleaner place. Their outside picture on the internet makes it look like a decent place to stay but it isn't.
If you wanna get Sick, Stay Here
My wife and I recently stayed there. When we first got there we were like well this will be ok. Untill we woke up the next morning all sick. We both think it was the mold. We contacted the office and they offered us another room. Still the same problem. So when we got back into Austin my wofe called to talk to management and they said they dont know how MOLD can get you sick!! We both thought that was funny. They never appoligized nothing. So I went to the Better Business bureau and will take care of it from there. WE WILL NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN.
No Refund To Avoid a Tropical Storm
We planned a weekend trip to Galveston, that was interrupted by Tropical Storm Erika. This was a fast moving "disturbance" in Florida that became a full-fledged tropical storm on Thursday eveniong before our trip. Although all national weather reports were warning that the storm was headed directly for the coast of Texas, management refused to let us cancel our reservation!! We are now battling a cancellation fee b/c I was unable to fortell the weather within 48 hours! Receptionist was rude and and manager was unwilling to budge on policy. The situation just seems silly to me!
It's Not what the Picture Makes it to be
It was overpriced. The room was musty. They show a nice pict. of the front of the hotel, makes you think oh that's not bad. Don't believe it. It is in a nice area, they just need to clean better and do more remodeling. The swimming pool is small in length and width, and 3 to 5 feet deep. You get 10 people in it and it's crowded. Motel 8 is right next door. Try it and let me know how it is. Looks nice. :)
I would not ever stay here again
I think it was WAY ve priced for a little bitty dirty room! The people were not very friendly! And my 3 year old daughter stepped on a piece of glass in the hotel room! And all they gave me was bandaid!