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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
pickygirl09 Huntsville, Texas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntsville, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a nice unit at The Galvestonian, #912, for three nights. It was just as the pictures depicted, in good shape, very clean, with a direct gulf view and a balcony from the main room as well as one of the bedrooms. The balconies are very small but the one off the main area had a small table... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a Texas teacher who was looking for a stress-free Spring Break vacation convenient to the Dallas area. I wanted a quiet place ON the beach, so I could take long walks and surround myself with the sights and sounds of the ocean . I found everything I was looking for at The Galvestonian, and I'm mighty proud of myself... More

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

I am happy you found exactly what you needed at The Galvestonian. We groom our beaches daily and take pride in providing a clean environment for all of our guests. I am glad you found your walks on the beach relaxing. It really is an added bonus that we are located on the beach. I am glad that you enjoyed... More

Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we plan on a trip to Galveston, we have stayed at the Galvestonian. The landscaping views and wave sounds are so beautiful from every room. We highly recommend renting a condo - several sizes to choose from. The amenities cannot be beat. Convenient to the Strand and the Seawall. We rented a tandem bicycle from them to ride on... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! We love our loyal guests. You have described our property perfectly. We have a total of several condominiums that can be rented all varying in size. Whether our guests are here for a couple’s getaway or a family reunion, we have one, two, and three bedroom condos to accommodate all of their party needs.... More

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average condo. Not a kid friendly environment. Ok place to stay. But am use to better. Not 5 star environment . Musty old smell in condo need to work on customer service! Room service was awful had to request towels daily.. Did not dispose of trash. Untill the day before leaving!

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stratford upon avon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel, I asked for a top floor away from the lifts, the staff accommodated me and I had a suite on the 12th floor, views were incredible with all balconies faces the sea. Lovely kitchen to cook your own meals, beds comfy, had to ask how to play the DVD player,all you do is tune to channel... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. All of our condo units have a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. One of the many amenities our guests appreciate is our property providing a full kitchen in all of our units. At The Galvestonian, we are all about giving you options. You can try something new at a nearby restaurant or... More

St. Louis, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited Galveston for the first time earlier this month. I researched TripAdvisor for a spot to stay, investigating several of the top-rated hotel websites. We chose The Galvestonian and are so glad we did. The building is on the quiet east end of the island, with long stretches of uncrowded beach to walk. And, unlike the majority of Galveston... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! You have described our property perfectly. We are proud of the fact that we are voted # 1 on TripAdvisor. I’m pleased to know that you enjoyed the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico from your balcony. Our guests love staying at the Galvestonian due to the fact that it is located on... More

Anahuac, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Galvestonian was the perfect backdrop for a reunion of girlfriends! I have stayed in Galveston many times, but had never experienced The Galvestonian. What a lovely surprise! The location is exceptional, the building and accommodations beautiful, and the gated beach lovely. The staff was very friendly and so accommodating, even bringing us a little plate of chocolates as we... More

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your girlfriend getaway at The Galvestonian! Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and friendly environment. Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Some girlfriends and I recently spent a long weekend at the Galvestonian.... We had a wonderful time. The accommodations were absolutely gorgeous and the service was beyond compare. The grounds are kept immaculate and the pool area is pristine! I would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, yet upscale vacation spot, whether you want a romantic getaway or family... More

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your girlfriend getaway at The Galvestonian! It sounds like you all had a very relaxing weekend and took full advantage of all the amenities we offer. Thank you so much for visiting The Galvestonian and enjoying our beautiful property on the beach. More

Galveston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while in Galveston. Very well kept, clean, with a very accommodating staff. Lovely pool, great access to the beach, relaxing atmosphere. Work out facilities very nice. Entire family will love it

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! Our housekeeping department works very hard to insure that our property is well kept and clean at all times. It sounds like you and your family really enjoyed the different amenities our property has to offer. The Galvestonian really has a “home away from home” feel. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This location is a co-op, not time shared. Only a percentage are allowed to be rented. The one bedroom my wife and I stayed in had a nice sized queen bedroom, a nice living room, and a full kitchen. All units look out to the gulf with very adequate decks to sip your coffee or whatever from. Flat screens in... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. All of our units truly have an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico and morning sunrise. We work very hard to keep our property well-kept and maintained for all of our guests. Having our property located on the beach is an added bonus. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay... More

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Additional Information about The Galvestonian

Also Known As:
The Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
The Galvestonian Hotel
Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
Galvestonian Resort Galveston
Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
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 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#2 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
#10 Business Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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