This was our 3rd time staying at the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman. Always very clean, comfortable, and roomy. Amazing friendly staff. Love the pool and outside amenities, including sitting/lounging areas. The hammocks are a nice touch.
We lived in Grand Cayman and needed a little staycation, so this review is based upon our stay and also comparing this location with other hotels around the Island. Holiday Inn/Grand Caymanian is the perfect place to get away if you are not into crowds or fighting over a beach chair in the morning. We have stayed at most of the hotels on Island, and for the value and location, this is our top spot.
The ‘pros’ include the uncrowned common areas, clean & spacious rooms, attentive and friendly staff, and delicious food (shout out to Elizabeth in the restaurant who is fantastic at her job!). Although it is not on 7mile beach, the free shuttle and close proximity to all that the area has to offer makes it very accessible. Might I also add that some of the resorts on 7 miles have small crowded beaches?
That being said if you want to have a 7-mile beach experience find out when there are no cruise ships in port that day and take the shuttle to Royal Palms Beach Club and soak up the sun and that way (the food is fantastic there also). We have a 4-year-old, and all aspects of the hotel are very kid friendly and accommodating. Staff also mentioned the cozumel snorkeling tours in Mexico that sound really fun.
This is located across the Island from 7-mile beach, so not as busy and yet everything is close. It has beautiful grounds and water views, and we took many pictures. The front desk was friendly and helpful, and they have a shuttle van.
Our room was a condo style, with full kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, patio looking out at the water and laundry room. The pool is good sized and very helpful, with plenty of chaise style chairs. There are some games to play, and they have a big pier. It didn’t look like good swimming from their beach, but that might have been the wind bringing in weeds, which the lawn crew cleaned up every day.
Could not have been happier. There might be other right places to stay on Grand, but I will not be finding out. I gave them 5 stars, and I have never given 5 stars anywhere else. The staff was amiable and helpful. I was there for part one of medical treatments and will be returning for 2 weeks later this summer.