Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > North American Homeports > Gulf Coast Departures
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Gulf Coast Departures
Galveston, Gulfport,Houston, Mobile & New Orleans

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 6th, 2012, 04:51 PM
helicopter's Avatar
helicopter helicopter is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Forney, Texas
Posts: 1,038
Default LaQuinta Inn East in Galveston...

wondering if anyone has stayed there and what you thought of the place
__________________
NCL Sea 7/2000
Inspiration 6/2001
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2002
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2003
NCL Sea 6/2004
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2005
Carnival Valor 6/2006
RCCL Mariner 6/2007
Carnival Glory 6/2008
Carnival Conquest 6/2009
Carnival Triumph 6/5/2010
Carnival Triumph 6/4/2011
Carnival Magic 6/3/2012
Carnival Triumph 9/9/2013
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old March 6th, 2012, 11:26 PM
xeriod xeriod is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Temecula,calif.
Posts: 197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by helicopter View Post
wondering if anyone has stayed there and what you thought of the place
Stayed there 2/11 pre cruise. It was OK for one night pre cruise. They had just painted all the rooms and the tupintine smell was a bit much. They allow pets which did'nt bother me, but some people might be put off by the dogs in the elevator. Its also no smokeing . Its a couple of miles from Walmart and all the other stuff in Galveston. There is a new resturent across the street on the pier. Not much else around. The breakfast was OK and for $15 per couple they provide a shuttle to the ship. The morning we were there the lady at the desk seemed over powered by the responsibilty of getting guests on the shuttle. She ended up throwing down the shuttle list and walking out of the room. We just went and got on the shuttle without all the drama.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old March 7th, 2012, 11:24 AM
xeriod xeriod is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Temecula,calif.
Posts: 197
Default

Ooops , you asked for Seawall east. I was talking abbout seawall west. Sorry, never mind.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old March 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Carl Nival Carl Nival is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Irving, TX
Posts: 79
Default Someone finally asked a question about Galveston I can answer!

Yes, yes, yes! This is my "go to" hotel in Galveston. My home away from home whenever I visit this magical city. It is within walking distance of many restaurants and right on the Seawall. So you can take a nice walk on the Seawall at night and then come back to your room and relax.

There are two sides, one of which faces the Gulf of Mexico and the other which faces the city. I'm sure the Gulf view is preferred, but I like either one. The city view is of charming cottages.

Try to get a top floor and a room away from the stairs. But I've never had any noise problems here. There is also free wi-fi and a continental breakfast. The continental breakfast can get a little crowded, so get there early or send someone to get the food and bring it back to the room.

Hope you love it!
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old March 14th, 2012, 12:51 AM
helicopter's Avatar
helicopter helicopter is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Forney, Texas
Posts: 1,038
Default

Thanks so much for the reply. I have read so many different things about the hotel and they range from one extreme to the other (on the same subject).
__________________
NCL Sea 7/2000
Inspiration 6/2001
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2002
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2003
NCL Sea 6/2004
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2005
Carnival Valor 6/2006
RCCL Mariner 6/2007
Carnival Glory 6/2008
Carnival Conquest 6/2009
Carnival Triumph 6/5/2010
Carnival Triumph 6/4/2011
Carnival Magic 6/3/2012
Carnival Triumph 9/9/2013
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old April 29th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Carl Nival Carl Nival is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Irving, TX
Posts: 79
Default

Where did you eventually book, helicopter?
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old April 30th, 2012, 11:42 AM
helicopter's Avatar
helicopter helicopter is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Forney, Texas
Posts: 1,038
Default

I booked the LaQuinta East for June 2nd, 2 bedroom 2 bath...hope it works
__________________
NCL Sea 7/2000
Inspiration 6/2001
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2002
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2003
NCL Sea 6/2004
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2005
Carnival Valor 6/2006
RCCL Mariner 6/2007
Carnival Glory 6/2008
Carnival Conquest 6/2009
Carnival Triumph 6/5/2010
Carnival Triumph 6/4/2011
Carnival Magic 6/3/2012
Carnival Triumph 9/9/2013
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old April 30th, 2012, 06:10 PM
Carl Nival Carl Nival is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Irving, TX
Posts: 79
Default You will not be disappointed!

You'll like the LaQuinta Inn East. I've never had a bad experience there.
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM
helicopter's Avatar
helicopter helicopter is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Forney, Texas
Posts: 1,038
Default

Thanks, been having a hard time finding someone who has stayed there. Would especially like to hear from someone who has stayed in the two bedroom.
__________________
NCL Sea 7/2000
Inspiration 6/2001
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2002
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2003
NCL Sea 6/2004
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2005
Carnival Valor 6/2006
RCCL Mariner 6/2007
Carnival Glory 6/2008
Carnival Conquest 6/2009
Carnival Triumph 6/5/2010
Carnival Triumph 6/4/2011
Carnival Magic 6/3/2012
Carnival Triumph 9/9/2013
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old May 21st, 2012, 11:59 PM
Carl Nival Carl Nival is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Irving, TX
Posts: 79
Default Your cruise is almost here!

Have a wonderful time. Please post a review.

BTW, go to the Mosquito Cafe in Galveston. It's courtyard looks just like your avatar photo.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old May 29th, 2012, 05:18 PM
recyclelady's Avatar
recyclelady recyclelady is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Joliet, IL
Posts: 1,194
Default

I'd also like to know if there is ANYTHING close by for buying some basics before the cruise (soft drinks, mainly)
__________________




2001 Crown Princess (the old one!), Panama Canal, partial transit
2001 Carnival Destiny, Southern Caribbean
2003 Coral Princess, Alaska
2004 Coral Princess, Alaska
2004 Celebrity Century, Western Caribbean
2005 Sun Princess, Southern Caribbean
2006 Benin and Egypt, 3 weeks, land vacation
2008 Carnival Destiny, Southern Caribbean
2009 Sapphire Princess, Mexican Riviera
2010 Carnival Liberty, Western Caribbean
2011 Ruby Princess, Eastern Caribbean
2011 Italy, 2.5 weeks, land vacation
2012 Island Princess, Panama Canal, partial transit
2012 Viking Emerald, China Cultural Delights
2013 Crown Princess, Western Caribbean
2013 Viking Rurik, Waterways of the Czars, Russia
2014 Royal Princess, Eastern Caribbean
2014 Viking Aegir, European Sojourn from Amsterdam to Bucharest
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old May 30th, 2012, 10:22 AM
helicopter's Avatar
helicopter helicopter is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Forney, Texas
Posts: 1,038
Default

I will post info when I return
__________________
NCL Sea 7/2000
Inspiration 6/2001
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2002
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2003
NCL Sea 6/2004
Rhapsody of the Seas 6/2005
Carnival Valor 6/2006
RCCL Mariner 6/2007
Carnival Glory 6/2008
Carnival Conquest 6/2009
Carnival Triumph 6/5/2010
Carnival Triumph 6/4/2011
Carnival Magic 6/3/2012
Carnival Triumph 9/9/2013
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.