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Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I hope I don't regret this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Once in awhile you find a gem of a place on the water... as in, has a balcony overlooking the beach, great bed, pool, hot tub, free breakfast with sausage and eggs as well as waffles and the normal yogurt, sweet rolls, bagels, etc.., clean, safe, free parking, , ..... and it even has stuff you don't normally care about... a HUGE moveable flatscreen tv... work out room, good restaurants within walking distance (like a hundred feet out the door)... and the price is unreal.. as in under $50 a night midweek with your AAA rate. This is that once in awhile place. Complete with tropical colors, and an absolutely wonderful energy.

So... you think it is SO good, that if you are smart, you will keep it to yourself, so that it won't be fully booked the next time you really need a break. But then, you meet and talk to the staff. They are amazing. You hear them over and over again go the extra mile for guests.

So, you tell the truth and you let others know how truly wonderful it is to stay there. They couldn't give me the seagull calls that woke me this morning, but I believe they would have done that. I sat and used the computer in the lobby for long enough to see them let a dad and little girl go in and make waffles an hour after breakfast finished. I know first hand that they will call you if the room you really want (521 - with two windows on the water) opens up. And yes, they can find the sewing kit, or the paper, or whatever it is you need.

I have to leave.. I don't want to go... I'm sitting near the front desk listening to the clerk genuinely thank the people who are checking out. Wow. Not hype. Genuine. Good people, running a place I will visit again, as often as I can.

other side....

And you know what, there are two elevators. The front one is acting up and they have had the service folks out three times in five days. It is a bit of an annoyance. Means I will have to walk another 50 feet down the hall to the other elevator. Does this take it down a notch? Get real.

Room Tip: okay - anything over the 2nd floor should have a balcony on the water. 521, 421, 321 have morning s...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We normally stay at Hilton, but we figured we would give this hotel a shot since we were only saying on night before our cruise. It is a great location. It was nice and clean. Our air conditioner didn't work too well though. Our room got a little warm. The staff offered to move us, but we were in a suite and there weren't any more suites available. We decided to stay put. The hotel doesn't offer a shuttle to the cruise terminal, but they do offer free parking while you are on the cruise. The breakfast was ok. I have had better. The staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

This was the second time I stayed here one night before a cruise. Great location, clean hotel, continental breakfast ok....

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We were absolutely thrilled with this hotel. The staff was very friendly. Every room has an unobstructed beach view balcony. I just can't say enough good things about our experience. We stayed in 513 which is the 3rd from the rear of the hotel on the 5th floor. We could see and hear the ocean on our private balcony. When they say "partial ocean view", it's a bit of a fib, because all you see is the ocean. No joke. The balconoies are also constructed so that you don't see or hear any of your neighbors.

Kroger is walking distance, as are McDonald's, Popeye's, and a convenience store. We never heard any of our neighbors the entire time. Parking was ample and convenient. The a/c worked very well, and the room had its own fridge which worked well also. We had the king bed with the pull out sofa bed, and our family of 4 was very comfortable. We didn't feel cramped at all. The entire hotel was freshly painted and not in need of updating. We stayed at the Best Western next door 2 years previously, and liked the Quality Inn much better.

If you like Galveston, you'll absolutely love this hotel. We will definitely stay here again.

It's difficult for me to think of any negatives, but just to "keep it real" so this doesn't sound like a staff member writing this:
The flat screen HD tv's are using low def cable, so the picture is not very good. But to be honest, who goes to Galveston to watch tv in a hotel, right?

There are a lot of seagulls, as I'm sure there are at every hotel.

There was only one high chair in the breakfast area. We have a toddler and an infant. The 2nd morning that we were there, the high chair was already taken. No biggie, because our daughter just sat in my lap.

We did our homework with hotels before we took this trip. We read the reviews, and we found that this hotel had the most positive reviews and the least "deal breaker" negative reviews. We stayed here in March 2012 the week after spring break, and our rate was only $59/nt.

Room Tip: You can see the sunrise unobstructed, over the water from the odd numbered rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

My wife and I stayed for a night on a weekend getaway. We were trying to keep costs low and this hotel seemed to fit the bill. We were greeted by Melanie, a manager, who did an excellent job answering all of our touristy questions and helping us get settled in (even though we showed up early). The room was clean and comfortable. There was a small refrigerator to keep our leftovers in and the view was quite nice, even though it was only a partial view from the 3rd floor. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. The best part was the reasonable price and good location.

Only downside I can think of is the square pillows. If you're a big pillow person, I recommend bringing your own.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront

Property: Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
Address: 5924 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5888
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#13 Family Hotel in Galveston
#13 Business Hotel in Galveston
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,436 - ₹ 20,835
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Award Winning Quality Inn & Suites™ Beachfront hotel Galveston, TX located on the Seawall, adjacent to miles of sandy beaches and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from our guest room balconies. Newly Installed State of the Art Dual Band WiFi System with a fast 100/20 three ISP Broadband Connection. This hotel is a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner 2014 - 2011 and is just minutes from the great area attractions, such as the new Pleasure Pier with its amusement rides, Moody Gardens, the historic Grand 1894 Opera House, Schlitterbahn Water Park, the Elissa sailing ship, the Strand National Historic Landmark District, 61st Fishing Pier, the Cruise Ship docks, and many restaurants overlooking the Gulf, recreational sailing, fishing and numerous amusement rides. The hotel is also located very close to the Galveston Convention Center. Full-service features and amenities include:• Free high-speed Internet access• Free deluxe continental breakfast• Free coffee in the lobby• Free local calls Guests are invited to take advantage of the exercise room, indoor heated pool. This Galveston, TX hotel offers business travelers access to fax services and competitive corporate rates.All spacious guest rooms have large private balconies with seating, coffee makers, hair dryers, safes, microwaves, mini refrigerators, desks, tables and chairs. Almost every room offers spectacular ocean views. Executive king suites also boast sofa sleepers. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located on the premises for guest convenience.Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Galveston, Texas area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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