We stayed in this hotel prior to departing for a cruise out of Galveston. The location is directly across from the beach. The day we stayed, Sat. March 2, 2013 if was very cold and windy so did not walk on the beach. Although we did not take advantage of the beautiful pool, I understand from other guests that is was a heated pool and very pleasant.
We stayed in a King Balcony room that was comfortable. The only complaint is that the sliding door had a leaky seal and the wind noise was very annoying. My husband, being very handy, figured out how to block the wind around the door. Otherwise it would have been a very sleepless night.
The front desk staff and bellmen were excellent. Friendly, courteous and helpful with advice on getting the shuttle to the cruise port. The shuttle staff were very organized and efficient at loading the shuttle and getting us to the port in record time. The hotel provides free transport to the cruiseship. Although we did not bring our vehicle, I understand you could park in their longterm lot for no extra fee, while you were on the cruise.
There is a restaurant on site that we took advantage of. The food quality was very good, and we enjoyed our waiter. He had a great sense of humor. The Rainforest Cafe and IHOP are very conveniently located within a very short walk.
- 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