Travel Blogs from Galveston
... in Galveston and Darren captured a dolphin.
So we head to San Antonio only to be caught in what we thought was rush hour traffic... turns out it was the traffic created by the parade for the San Antonio Spurs after winning the NBA. Brad said later he was caught up in the celebration when he arrived in San Antonio earlier in the week ...
On our way to Galveston we got caught in traffic so we opted for an adventure in the form of a detour. What a surprising view. The Gulf roughly lapping the shores; beautiful homes on stilts, pastel colors of beach community homes were easy on the eye. I wish more of them were caught in pictures. Small farms, resturants and shops dotted the main drag and the bay was so still in direct contrast of the gulf. This was an enjoyable ...
... our picture drama starts....more on that later. The weather is really awesome. We head directly to our ocean view cabin on deck 2. Really spacious room with a lot of storage space and 3 made up beds. After checking out the cabin, we head to the lunch buffet on deck 10 lido deck. This is where we spend a lot of time. The beach pool and kid club are also up there. Anyway we have some good food and also try the Indian food, which is very good! We check ...
... he would be just a few minutes away.
Finally at around 10:00 we were able to disembark to go through customs. The terminal is a huge open warehouse type place. The line is long; all of the checked luggage is bunched together by the original disembarkation times. Once we got to the baggage areas, it was fairly easy for the others to find their luggage. I stayed with them even though I had all of my luggage with me. I didn't want to risk losing them ...
... no disappointments, just ready for the next cruise. Found our luggage quickly then waited in line to get through customs. Slow moving. Finally we are ready to catch to shuttle to our car and head home. Took a grand total of one hour from the time we left the dining room to the time we got to our car. Not bad considering over 3000 people were trying to do the same. Now to plan the next cruise - ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beachcomber Inn Galveston
Clean, Great Staff, Pleasant Stay
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.
We were all favorably surprised upon arrival to discover that the hotel & grounds were well-kept, and that our rooms all had fresh paint and were spotless. It's an older hotel that's been renovated, so there were little things like a few small cracks in the ceramic tile in the bathroom, and the toilet tank lid in our room was chipped. But the entire bathtub & surround were brand new, the carpet was clean, the linens spotless, and the beds hard but comfortable. Plenty of shampoo and soap were provided. No coffeepots or hairdryers or clocks in the rooms, but the front office had a cappucino machine free for guests. The A/C put out frosty cold air. The TV worked well and had all the cable channels. Our non-smoking rooms smelled nothing but clean.
On top of that, due to the predicted path of Ivan we had cancelled our two-night stay too late to avoid being charged the first night, but when we called back to reinstate the 2nd night if possible, they not only gave us the same discount rate originally quoted (over $30 less than the walk-up price), but they hadn't charged us for the unused night after all. The manager on duty just said they understood about people being scared off by the hurricane.
I'll stay there again.
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!