My Points Break experience at the Candlewood Suites – Galveston

Last month we booked the Candlewood Suites at Galveston, TX thanks to the Priority Club Points Break promotion, where you could book hotels for 5,000 points per night. So last weekend we drove from San Antonio on Friday night after work, and got in just after 11:00 p.m.


The hotel is less than 2 miles from the main beach and the nightlife in town, but I have to say for 5,000 points per night, it was more than perfect and we were really happy to have been able to stay here.

The Room:
The room was pretty good and had the normal extended stay amenities, like a two-stove top, dishwasher, kitchen utensils, a microwave and a large fridge, plus all necessary kitchen utensils, plates, etc. There is a Target right next door, so you can definitely save some money doing grocery shopping and cooking a few meals in the room. The only sort of problem we had with the room was with the A/C, which each time it was running, the room seem to get awfully cold in a hurry, so we had to tweak it constantly until we found a decent enough balance to keep the room comfortable.


This is an extended-stay hotel, so housekeeping does the rooms weekly for those staying longer than a week. If you need anything such as fresh towels, toiletries, etc., the hotel staff is happy to provide them for you.

My favorite time of day was walking up in the morning to the most beautiful view you could possibly have:


The Incident:
There was a large family checking in early Sunday morning at around 2:00 a.m., and they did not seem to understand the concept of silence at night, and their kids kept running and screaming up and down the hallway for about 90 minutes after 2:00 a.m. The family had rented two or three rooms, and they were actually yelling to each other from across the hallway at the wee hours of the night. We had to call the hotel twice and the front desk clerk seemed somewhat oblivious to what was going on, but that’s a story for another day. Either way, we met the hotel’s GM on the way out and mentioned the incident to him and he was very receptive and apologetic about the whole thing.

The hotel rate includes free parking and internet access. The rooms also have DirecTV including HBO. There is also an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a small fitness center/laundry room.


While this hotel is right by the entrance to the beach area a couple of miles up the road, considering we scooped it up for the weekend for a total of 10,000 points is a pretty good bargain and we were  happy to use it. There are other hotels right on the beach that we would have rather tried, but if this property opens up again in the future for another Points Break promo, I wouldn’t have any problem trying it again.

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2 Responses to My Points Break experience at the Candlewood Suites – Galveston

  1. Jen says:

    Great post! I was eyeing this hotel when the pointbreak list was out, we have it up for 1. It doesn’t take family of four in one stard ard room; 2. No breakfast. It was such a good deal!
    We booked 2 nights for 44000 with Country Inn, the got upgraded to a suite. The location was super good, right next to the beach, and hotel is decent.

    • travelguys says:

      Jen, great to hear. You are correct. I had forgotten to comment that the standard room doesn’t take 4 people since I noticed our own double occupancy room only had a queen size bed and I like king sizes myself. Still a great deal for 5,000 points.

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