My wife and I went to a wedding in Galveston recently and here is my take:
Bottom line I would likely seek another option if I went back to the area. I would either trade up to a nicer hotel (San Luis etc) or look for a lower-end brand that had a new property (Comfort Suites, Springhill Suites etc) .
Compared to other full service Hilton's this property is OK - not terrible. Some folks gave it really bad reviews and it does not deserve a "1 circle score" but to give it "5" or a "4" is just not fair either. It is clearly a 2 or 3.
- Right on the water, walk across the road and you are on the beach
- Several good food options near by including Rain Forest Cafe (good for kids)
- If you need to be at the convention center it is immediately next door.
- Less expensive than the adjacent San Luis hotel.
- The rooms need renovation - period. They are dated and a bit tired. Not dirty really, but worn and not what most people expect from a full service Hilton.
- Our bed needed replacing - it was "saggy" and mattress was likely old.
- There is a pool area but road noise is a factor as it is on the main road side of the hotel.
- This seems like a hotel that gets packaged travel - for cruises and with the convention center.
Hilton should consider renovating this hotel and/or downgrading it to a Doubletree or something other than their main brand. You will easily "survive" a stay there but it will not be your best Hilton experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unwind at Hilton Galveston Island Resort and enjoy a premier oceanfront location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on the historic Seawall Boulevard at the 32-acre San Luis Resort, this Galveston hotel is within close walking distance of the beach, fishing piers, shopping and restaurants. Relax in a cozy guest room with elegant, ocean-inspired decor and marvel at breathtaking sea views form a private balcony, or choose a suite with separate living space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Galveston Island Hotel Galveston
- Galveston Hilton