All hotels in Kemah, Texas, United States of America
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1411 Highway 146, Kemah, TX, 77565, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.7 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 45 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.9
  • Service
    3.5
  • Comfort
    3.6
  • Condition
    3.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.1
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleased with the staff!"
Very spacious for a family visiting Surfside. The staff was amazing and extremely accommodating.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 26, 2015
Andy
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"smh"
The bed was too hard felt like we we're sleeping on rocks
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 22, 2015
Destre
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"100"
loved it
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 2, 2015
charlette
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Thank goodness it was for only one night!"
Hotel only had reservation for one room although our confirmation email indicated two rooms. Clerk wasted our time trying to contact booking company to confirm when another person finally had the sense to give us two rooms and sort it out with the booking company without us. The rooms were clean but one bathroom had a hole in the floor which was covered up with a board held down by a heavy sack of sand. The beds were lumpy and one could feel the springs in 3 out of 4 beds. Air conditioners extremely noisy. Location was close to where we were going, and we were only there for one night thankfully.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good nights sleep"
For the $$, this was a good place to stay a night. Easy check-in after midnight. The bed was very comfortable! Would stay there again if in this area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 11, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Not returning my belongings"
The stay was good but I left my prescription medication in the room and when I called back for it they said nothing was in the room and I know it was. .that was wrong and a costly loss
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 21, 2015
Judy
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Compared to Hotel 8"
Was not up to par with Hotel 8...right beside the Palace
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 26, 2015
Jerry
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"comfortable"
in town before cruise hotel filled the bill enjoyable stay good value for the money
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"It was okay"
The room was fine but the guests above us were noisy. I barely got any sleep. It sounded like they were running above us.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 20, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Hotel located on Hwy 146 close to the Kemah boardwalk.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 21, 2015
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"My opinion"
not enough towels. Only 1 tiny soap bar A C doesnot cool properly. Very sorry tv Picture. Could see light under door No elevator. Too far from boardwalk Could not give receipt for expence
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
Ew
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Close to all the action and great room for the price. The bed was VERY comfortable to nice bedding. Not fancy but had everything we needed to be comfortable and feel safe.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 17, 2015
SFA mom
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good deal.."
New management seems to have taken great care w/ service & cleanliness. Rooms have been updated somewhat, new tvs etc.. Close to local attractions.. Room was definitely adequate for price. Clean & comfortable..
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 24, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Take the Good with the Not So Good."
Price was fair, Hotel and room were clean, but unfortunately the beds were terrible for comfort sake and the pillows we're flat not fluffy it took three of them stacked to barely equal 1. Bath towels were like sandpaper and wash cloths weren't provided.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Feb 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great rooms"
It was amazing nice room and great bed. Will definetly be booking again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 7, 2015
christian
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Poor breakfast buffet"
Room was clean and comfortable. Hair dryer was broken. Room was on second floor with no elevator. Breakfast buffet left alot to be desired. Only two types of cereal, white bread for toast, apples and mini sweet rolls. Most likely will not stay there again. Would not recommend it to others.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Feb 6, 2015
Chris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Kehah Stay"
Room smelled very fresh as soon as you walk in. Definitely a very nice and enjoyable stay. A good value!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 4, 2015
John
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bargain hotel"
We had a clean well appointed room, plenty of hot water, and a friendly staff. Great for travelers who don't need their room to reflect their status in life....
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 2, 2015
Eric
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Location of the hotel was easy to get to."
Clean room close to the boardwalk and several rest.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 27, 2014
Dan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place to stay close to the Boardwalk."
Me and my family would come back to stay again for the two days that we were there everything was close by very convenient we were 3min. away from the Boardwalk I would give this hotel 2 thumbs up nice place to stay..
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 6, 2014
I work for HISD
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to Kema Boardwalk"
Hotel was really clean and really comfortable!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 1, 2014
Karen Kraft
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Kemah Pallace Inn"
There were only two bath towels and they were very small. I would like four towels in the room...and larger (go to the standard bath size that most people would have at home.)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 29, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
I felt like I was in a motel that you see on the news where illegal activity is held. People sitting on the stairs and the parking lot was the hangout.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 15, 2013
Sam
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Kemah visit"
My stay was quite pleasant. Easy access to the city, which was great! The coffee pot in the room didn't have filters, so I had to go to the office for coffee. I was hoping to find something hot (ie.oatmeal/grits) besides pancakes. The guy was not very friendly when questioned about the breakfast. The beds aren't very comfy, but, I had a great nights sleep, until the morning...I could hear all the thumps from other guests. My overall stay was good. Will stay again :-)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 14, 2013
Tracy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Kemah vacation"
New carpet was nice n clean, but the smell! Nice room. Further from things than we were lead to believe, but all in all a nice place. I don't think I would pay this much again tho. Same room I book all over for about half what we paid here.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 31, 2013
Andrea
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Small hotel located near Kemah boardwalk."
Ok hotel, not elevator to 2nd floor, not too far from the busy Kemah area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Very dated hotel. Poor housekeeping. Lobby "breakfast" is a joke.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip May 7, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just One Thing"
Just one thing was bad... the bed was like sleeping on a Rock...Everything else was great...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 6, 2013
Sue
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Sight See Boardwalk"
Hotel very close to Kemah Boardwalk not even 3 minutes. Stayed in #105,very clean room spacious restroom layout very cool. All hotel rooms should look like that. Be staying again next time in area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 19, 2013
M. Bronder
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"liked it for the price."
Good for the price. Clean. Breakfast. Very close to boardwalk. I like.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice location"
hotel was nice the beds could be a little softer but overall very nice
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 1, 2013
lisa
US
3.0 / 5Good
I thought this hotel had unexpectedly large, clean rooms for the price, and the staff was very pleasant and friendly. It is located very close to the boardwalk for far more affordable prices than the hotels there!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 31, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"i loved my stay here!!!"
I loved the peace..i loved the shower head it was soft...me and my new fiance...had a wonderful stay.. Over all and i will be going back soon..
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 25, 2013
monique
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
It was ok
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 14, 2012
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Nothing like the pictures!"
Where to begin? I booked this hotel for my boyfriend's birthday and because in the pictures it showed the room having tons of space for a party. When I got to the lobby it smelled terrible like some sort of inscents! It gave me a headache not to mention i had to wait about five minutes smalling it because that's how long it took for someone to actually come from where ever they were and get me checked in. Then the lady asked for my name and i gave it to her and she couldn't find my reservation paper. I had to repeat my name six times before she found the paper in her right hand. After that I went up to the room to set up and the room was nothing like the pictures online! They were so boxie and cramped! I could've put up with the small space but then my boyfriend had pointed out that there was indeed a hole under the door. I just gave up and check out and stayed at a hotel closer to the boardwalk. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone even for just one night.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 5, 2012
Becky
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Big room"
The hotel room was big and clean. My only complaint is the bed. It was extremely hard.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2012
Tammy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"good place to stay"
4 blocks from Boardwalk -10 minutes from Galveston- 5 minutes from NASA. Very convenient to resterants, walmart,target, and other shopping. Beds on the ferm side. no pool only negative.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 2, 2012
Pete
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Could have been better"
The hotel staff had many issues and were less than pleasant. We were given wrong directions several times. Were told we are on the first floor than had to carry a stroller to the second floor. One of the face clothes was dirty to the point it should have been thrown out. When we called the front desk we were told something was wrong with us. Never stay there again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 27, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Near kemah boardwalk"
I love love loved but would have been better If they had a pool!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 16, 2012
Brooke
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jul 17, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Business trip Jun 11, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 7, 2013
Bob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 14, 2013
Brayon
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Jan 7, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 27, 2012
A Traveler
US

TripAdvisor reviews for Palace Inn Kemah

Overall rating:Based on 11 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Mrs"
06/15/15 Magaly C
It was a nice surprise, they had remodeled the rooms. This was roomy and comfortable. It was a little bit dusty I guess with all the work they are doing. Needs better sheets and towels. Staff very nice. The nice lady Matri, showed me the room before and I approved it for a night. Breakfast is nothing to write home about, poor I will say. Nice location. For a night it was a good stay.
Overall Rating
"Third time was not a charm - won't stay here again"
09/21/14 Nicole S Sandhurst, United Kingdom
This was our third time here and we only stayed here because the room was the cheapest around for one night and it was familiar. The place has now been under 'new management' for a couple of years and as far as we could see, nothing has been done with the place since we first stayed here in 2010. They are basically just letting the decor and furniture wear out and the place run down. No actual complaints about the facilities as such, clean and all in working order, just so tired and old now and the breakfast is so awful, we go to the Starbucks on Kemah Boardwalk for a pastry to keep us going. Walls are paper thin though - we were woken at 2.30am after a two flights totalling 13 hours to someone in the room next door watching porn at full blast. That wouldn't have bothered us so much if it hadn't been for the fact it went on for 2 and a half hours and the guy had obviously fallen asleep as there was no mistaking when he woke up again! If you want somewhere very basic and cheap, I wouldn't say don't stay here but if your budget allows, do stay at one of the other hotels nearby and see what they're like!
Overall Rating
"Not the best, but clean"
07/20/14 Dan B
This was the first place we found after going through Galveston that had a room available. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. We had a good nights sleep. The lighting was not the best. Only ceiling lights were in the room, no bedside table lamps. The TV was decent, but the cable signal was not good so the image was crappy. The continental breakfast was one of the most minimal I have seen in a long time. Like I said, I slept well. If I need a room in this area I would consider staying here again.
Overall Rating
"Worst Hotel I've stayed in"
04/20/14 Sandy B Albuquerque, New Mexico
We drove into the Kemah area thinking we would find a reasonably priced hotel to stay the night. We had had a lovely room at a well known chain hotel on the seawall in Galveston the night before, for a room rate of $71. The Palace Inn charged us $85, so we expected something comparable. The room was clean enough, but it was done on the cheap. We saw only two staircases to the second floor in the whole u-shaped building. No elevator. The one ice machine and vending machine was below us in the corner farthest from the stairs, so we had a long walk and a flight of stairs to go for ice . Lighting was harsh- bulbs in shiny aluminum recessed fixtures with no shades, directly above the heads of the beds. No lamps in the room. Cheap toiletries, though they had free toothbrushes. The breakfast was skimpy, though they had a fancy looking coffee vending machine that appears to make coffee to individual specifications. When we were ready to check out I told my husband not to be even a minute late for fear that we would be charged for another day at the outrageous rate posted on the door. As checkout time approached there was an employee standing outside the room looking in, and another a little way away. There was no pool. My impression is that they have cut every corner possible. The tile and drapes in the lobby are beautiful. And the bed was good. I would pay much higher rates to stay anywhere else and void returning to this hotel.
Overall Rating
"VERY DISAPPOINTED, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!"
03/17/14 Rmoore38
*1ST DAY, We arrived after the usual check in tm and was told that our rom was not ready and that they could not clean all ## of the rms which is not a guest's problem. *ON THE 2ND DAY of our stay, We left the rm for a few hours and returned to discover that the hotel towels we had used were gone, the room was not serviced and they did not replace the towels. We had to call the front desk to ask for more towels. *One mattress on a wooden platform; beds not comfortable. *The breakfast was not worth going to. There were 2 kinds of cereal, mini honey buns, 2 kinds of juice, and some apples. No hot breakfast at all. Although, this hotel is very close to the Kemah Boardwalk, I don't think that I will be revisiting this location again. The online pics of this place, does it no justice. Sorry this is my honest opinion.
Overall Rating
"Overnight stay for boardwalk"
03/10/14 bmcwhort Dayton, Texas
We stayed at this hotel for a trip to the boardwalk this hotel was a great value the rooms were clean and there were smoking rooms available. The only negative that I have is the coffee was not all that great
Overall Rating
"Good room, good price and under new management"
10/08/13 cwd2001 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Friends booked our room and after reading reviews I was skeptical of wanting to stay there. I was pleasantly surprised. No mold in bath areas. Tub had been redone and slip-resistant bottom was so nice I took a picture to see if I could find the same cover for my home tub. No bugs coming from under doors. Didn't try their breakfast as we love eating at Kelly's Diner in League City. Here are my ratings: Minus: thin towels; low power hair dryer (if your hair is long or thick, bring you own hair dryer); light weight blankets(AC on high gets very cold at night); no sheer panel on huge front window. You have to keep the blackout curtin closed if you want privacy and that makes the room very dark; no table lamps; no elevator, no pool. Room had 2 phones but one of them didn't have connection cords. Plus: Lage room and low price; very, very clean; mini-frige/freezer, microwave; comfortable bed; basin & counter is outside the tub/shower/toilet area. thus allowing one person to shower and one to put on makeup; brush teeth, etc.; Bathroom looked like it had all new toilet/tub/shower curtin. I'd recommend this hotel to friends/family.
Overall Rating
"Under new management but still mediocre"
06/22/13 Nicole S Sandhurst, United Kingdom
My husband and I stayed here three years ago when it was a Days Inn because it was within our budget and near to Kemah Boardwalk. We were doing a bit of travelling this year and were flying into Houston and as we loved Kemah, thought we'd spend a night there before moving on. This place was once again within our budget and as we now know the area, it made sense to stay here. Since our previous stay, nothing has changed except the management and the sign. We checked in easily enough and our room was what we expected. There is a fridge and a microwave, a living area with a small sofa and a TV over the double bed. The bathroom was clean but the whole place could do with a makeover as the décor is so old fashioned. We didn't find any bugs or burn marks as mentioned by other guests and the sheets were clean but there were scorch marks on the bed spread the last time we stayed here. The toilet broke when I flushed it at 4am and was continually filling so my husband had a look at the cistern and the whole thing was rusty and something had snapped due to this. We were leaving early anyway so didn't report this until a couple of hours later so I can't comment on how quickly it was fixed or anything. For convenience, this is about a 10 minute walk from Kemah Boardwalk (partly along the highway so be careful) and is right near a police station so reasonably safe! Don't bother getting a cab to the Boardwalk as we were ripped off last time we stayed - the cabs come from Houston so bump up their prices to compensate and they charged us $20 for what is about a mile walk! The breakfast is poor - sugar coated cereal, toast and nasty orange juice or coffee but we knew this and had already planned to grab something from Starbucks at the Boardwalk whiulst watching the sunrise (jetlag!). The rooms are basic but very outdated and
Overall Rating
"This place ripped me off"
04/30/13 Matt H The Woodlands
I booked a room for Saturday, April 27th. Before travelling to the hotel, a torrential rainstorm and flash flooding caused highways to be closed, including Beltway 8. When I called the hotel, I could barely hear what they were saying because of the weather, rain, and hail. They would only offer a partial refund.
Overall Rating
"Just so so....."
10/22/12 Susan L Cedar Park, Texas
Convenient to the Kemah Boardwalk but not a very comfortable bed and there was a bug on top of the sheets when I got up in the morning. Be careful in the shower. The tub is really slick. No kind of texture on the bottom.
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