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The Galvestonian

1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #1 of 49 hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
jadocz Tyler, Texas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tyler, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our family of 7 to the Galvesonian. We rented room 312, which really had enough space with the couch bed for up to 9 people. It was well decorated, very clean, and a real gem. We loved our stay here. The front desk was super friendly. We did have to wait an hour past check-in for our room. The... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family stayed here for 4 days. We had a very homey feeling. The grounds are beautiful, very well manicured. Pool was always clean and big. Our condo has been updated with new bath and kitchen. Plenty of space. (Could use a new sofa) We had a wonderful ocean view. The area has had a lot of seaweed this summer... More

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Houston,TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our 4th visit in about a 15 year span. Came here when kids were little now they are grown. This trip was just me and the hubby. Excellent place to stay for families and couples. Great location. The beach is cleaned daily and the staff is friendly. All rooms have views of the ocean. Love it!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the week after 4th of July. The staff at this place are what make it so great, well the beach isn't bad either. There was so much sea weed that it was nice to have a pool as well. The property is clean and well maintained. They were doing their best to move the sea weed so... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on top floor for three nights as a family of 4 (two teens and parents), very happy with the accomodations and would certainly do again. Others have said the same, but the best features are: quiet location directly on the beach (no street to cross), friendly and helpful staff, modern and clean accomodations, beautiful grounds, and groundworkers really trying... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was advised not to go to Galveston due to the seaweed issue and the terrible smell. We went anyway with some hesitancy. There was a such a huge difference in how they maintained their beachfront compared to other areas on the island. Additionally, the staff was wonderful and so friendly. It felt like a family run place. We loved... More

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Frisco, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here June 29 - July 2, 2014 and happy we did. I would rate this place a 10 star if available...everything from the grounds, service and room were very clean, well lit and security. I love how they clean the beach everyday and no crossing busy streets to get to the beach...just a short walk across their wood bridge... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time there and our boys had a blast! Nice clean fun property with lots to do as well as great staff at the desk! We loved room 107 had everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Jerseyville, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a two bedroom unit 101 it was very comfortable and clean. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. We were in Galveston for my daughter's dance nationals. One of the ladies at the front desk came to watch the girls dance. I thought that was very sweet..The seaweed was terrible but, the groundworkers... More

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Beaumont, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has visited the Galvestonian for several years now and always enjoy it -- year round. The last time we visited was the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. It is a great facility with pool, exercise equipment.outside grills, beach chairs and umbrellas and other amenities, all of which are more than adequate to accommodate all guests, even when the... More

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. You have descrbed our property perfectly. Robert Webster, marine science research assistant at Texas A&M University at Galveston said this year is the biggest onslaught of seaweed he has seen since beginning research in 2003. Our beach maintenance team has really been working hard to keep our beach clean and free of seaweed. We... More

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Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Also Known As:
The Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
Galvestonian Resort Galveston

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Amenities

Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston #1 Family Hotel in Galveston #1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston #1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston #2 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Galvestonian is designed for pleasure and relaxation. For outdoor fun, the large heated swimming pool, which features a hot-tub Jacuzzi, is elevated on a deck which runs almost the entire length of the building. This affords the privacy you deserve, plus a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. The spacious poolside cabana is quiet, shaded area for enjoying pool side refreshments. For tennis buffs, there are two lighted courts. And, of course, there are miles of beach a few steps down from the pool deck. You can stroll along the water's edge, build sand castles or simply relax on the sand and let the sun's golden rays warm your body.East Beach is the most exclusive beach in Texas. Only 50 minutes from Hobby Airport and only three minutes from downtown Galveston. East Beach is a hideaway which will allow you to escape life's pressures. ... more   less 
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