We stayed here for 1 night before our cruise out of Galveston. The hotel is about 2-3 miles from the interstate, near Nasa and the University in a nice area and about 30-45 minutes from Galveston and the cruise port. We arrived at about 10 pm and check in went smoothly. hot wire was only mentioned when we were asked for a credit card for incidentals, only to confirm our stay was prepaid. She also gave us a coupon for a free coke from the "pantry". The pantry has a variety of food and personal items they have available for sale for their guests. It was accessable only with your room key and had the quite the assortment of items at pretty reasonable prices considering the conveinence. The room was spotless with a queen size bed, desk/table, kitchen complete with a stove top, coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes, salt/pepper, towels, microwave, full refridgerator with ice maker. etc. Also free coffee, and popcorn for the microwave. There was a walk in closet with laundry basket, iron and ironing board in it. The room was good size with nice furniture that was in very good condition. Even the carpet appeared new. The TV had a good assortment of channels and the hotel provided free high speed internet and free local calls. Overall, I could find no flaws with this hotel. It is not the Ritz Carlton but it is a nice clean place I would stay at again, no problem. There is a lot of shopping and food near this hotel. Just about anything you would need. They also offer free breakfast on weekdays but since we were there on a weekend, we opted for McDonalds which is just across the parking lot. There is also a Denny's right next door. Great place to stay for a night or for an extended stay! We have also stayed at the Extended Stay Deluxe up the street, but this is much nicer, quieter and cleaner. An economical alternative for a pre or post cruise stay compared to Galveston which is 2-3 times more expensive.