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The Galvestonian

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1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and three small kids stayed in #411, a 2 bed, 2 bath, for three nights. It was perfect! Kitchen has all utensils, pots, pans, etc. All you need is food. We ate dinner out and just had light meals for bfast and lunch in the condo. They even had a beach umbrella and picnic basket for guest use.... More 

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Bryan, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was big and always clean. The beach around the hotel was kept clean. It would have been nice if a continual breakfast was offer each day instead of weekends only. It was not far from the seawall. The boardwalk was nice and easy to get to the beach. The service people cleaned and raked the beach each morning.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect three generation vacation at The Galvestonian. The beach is just a boardwalk away and was clear of seaweed. The staff is wonderfully helpful and friendly. Units are individually owned and decorated. We rented one unit from the complex and another directly from the owner. Both were well equipped, but we received light maid service only with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our check-in process was seamless & the staff was friendly. They offered to help us with our luggage even though there was no bellman. We used carts to get our family's gear upstairs & just returned them once unloaded. We were able to borrow a pack-n-play, which was wonderful. The space was dated & oddly decorated, but well enough equipped... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well-kept property on the quiet and secluded eastern end of Galveston Island. Although an older property, it has been upgraded and maintained in fantastic shape. The common areas are beautiful and the landscaping is maintained with a showplace look. Their beach is kept neat and is accessed by a private direct access path – no crossing... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your honest feedback. I did take into account the items you mentioned and we have replaced the mattress in 610. We take our guest comments very seriously to ensure all of our guests have a perfect beach getaway. Come visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time there for our honeymoon on Sep 2014 great place great staff, they helped us look for good places to go out that night. Very clean and we loved the pool and the 100℉ + Jacuzzi.... Definitely going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in a one bed room condo. The location is great. Away from the seawall noise and traffic, but close enough that it takes only minutes to be back to all the activity. Our condo had a cute beach theme décor...the kitchen, bath and bedrooms were large and well equipped with most anything you could want or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot give enough accolades to this wonderful condo complex- there is a reason it's #1 on trip advisor! Quiet location perfect/ away from Seawall , great gulf view, staff just amazing! Stayed several other places in Galveston previously, but we are sold on East beach area and the Galvestonian for future trips.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is in a great location right on the water. The condos are nicely furnished and in good repair. Staff is friendly when you have the occasion to encounter them, mainly at check in and out. The walk to the private beach is nice. You are a little down from the busy main strip, but not far enough to... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! I am happy to hear you enjoyed yourself while visiting our property. As you mentioned the Galvestonian is directly on the beach and although our beach isn't private, it definitely feels that way. Our location is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but close enough to all... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I took my Mom here for 3 nights for Mother's Day weekend and she loved it. I say it was on pelican highway because pelicans flew right past our balconies all day long and that was wonderful. On our way there we picked up some hors d'oeuvres and wine and some breakfast items and had a great 3 night stay.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about The Galvestonian. I like that you named your review "Pelican Highway!" All of our condominiums have a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico and as you mentioned, you get the perfect view of the pelicans flying nearby. I hope your mother enjoyed spending Mother's Day at The Galvestonian! More 

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