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The Galvestonian

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1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Condo 1110 for 10 nights over New Years. The short version is the Galvestonian and the room itself are worthy of the 4.5 TA rating. I am giving a 5 rating based on the low price we got the room for – it is much easier to find fault than pay to avoid it! At a higher... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My previous stay here was great. My recent stay was disappointing. The primary draw of this place is location. It is a great location. Having said that, the management seems to think it is okay to continue charging large sums of money for sub-par units. Units are individually owned but it doesn't seem like there are many standards in place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent low end vacation. Plenty of hotel options, shopping, beaches, fishing, and plenty of things to do including Moody Gardens and riding the ferry. Don't go there expecting Florida or Bora Bora level beaches, it is not. Go there and experience the Strand and Ellyssa.

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Our extended family stayed at the Galvestonian and we had a great time. We had a double suite on the 12th floor and another on the fourth. The views were beautiful, the rooms and living areas were great, and everything just came together. I really like the grocery carts they provide so you can get everything up to the room... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Galvestonian. More 

Lawton, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My family really enjoyed our stay at the Galvestonian! Cleanliness is always an important factor when I am deciding where I want to stay away from home. This place was clean and comfortable. After playing in the gulf, they had an area we could rinse the salt and sand off and then we would jump into their heated pool. We... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

For my birthday (day after TG) and retirement party I wanted a place on the beach where my whole family (18) could come and have a ball. We did! We stayed in room 1104 which is a large 3 bedroom suite with plenty of space to entertain. All rooms have balconies facing the beach and the view was awesome! We... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've stayed here 3 times as a couple, as a family, and with friends. These are privately owned units, some owner occupied and others are well maintained rentals. Every condo faces the beach, pool and hot tub, and picnic area. Each unit has a terrace and large windows to watch the sunrise and sunset daily or just to enjoy the... More 

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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

These condos are located on East Beach, the quiet side of the island. Each unit has a balcony that faces the Gulf of Mexico. Although we had a few issues with housekeeping, our stay was wonderful. We loved having our balcony door open and listening to the crashing waves. Our unit had everything we needed to make ourselves at home.... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Having stayed at various places in Galveston for 50+ years I regret that I have only now discovered the Galvestonian thanks to trip advisor. We had a 2 bedroom condo on the 7th floor. The view was great. The beds were wonderful. Everything you could hope for was provided. The hotel is right on the beach which is clean and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Galvestonian. TripAdvisor is a great resource and we are happy you found us! We hear several of our guests say that they visited Galveston several times over the years, but have never ventured down to East Beach. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The property is located on the best part of the island - the beach area is wonderful. The lobby is wonderfully updated and the outside amenities are as described. We stayed on the third floor and our room was nice but had a few issues in the bathroom - the tub stopper was broken and the bathroom faucet was installed... More 

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