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“Are you sure this is Galveston...doesn't feel or look like Galveston!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Galvestonian
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550   |  
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Houston, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Are you sure this is Galveston...doesn't feel or look like Galveston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

I came to Galveston with family reluctantly as I remember to scene back when I was in college...crazy with people everywhere. But this was a totally different Galveston experience! Each unit is individually owned and we stayed in a 2 bedroom on he 10th floor which was amazing! The beach is just out the door and no dodging traffic to get there. My son loved the pool and finding hermit crabs on the beach. The beach was not crowded and the heated pool had plenty of chairs. At times, it seemed we were the only ones here but we heard from the front desk there were 100% full! I love the fact you can eat poolside our in the condo with the kitchen that is fully stocked...just bring food! We saved a ton of money just eating breakfast and lunch here. My son did not want to leave as there was plenty to do here. Service was great and we even saw upper management picking up towels and arranging chairs at the pool. We will definitely be back!!

Stayed March 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I chose the Galvestonian to propose to my girlfriend this weekend, and I could not have made a better choice of location. The staff was so helpful and really went the extra mile to help me with the arrangements. They even got us a bottle of champagne!

The room was incredible and we loved every moment of our stay. The pool is heated so even though it was not bright and sunny outside, we were still able to enjoy the water. The building is so close to one of the nicest sections of beach on the island.

I really can not say enough nice things about The Galvestonian and its staff. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end condo in Galveston.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

After researching hotels and condos in Galveston, we chose The Galvestonian and were very happy with our choice. The front desk employees, especially Carol, made sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We loved having a balcony and especially being right on the beach, without having to cross busy Seawall Blvd. We had a 1-bedroom condo that had recently been upgraded and was very comfortable, if small. We will make The Galvestonian our choice for any future stays in Galveston.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We have stayed here at least twice a year since 1999 and it's just gotten better and better. The units, all privately owned and all fully ocean front, are each completely different, but for the past few years, the upgrades and amenities have made so many units terrific and even luxurious. There is no better location on the island - right on the expansive beach, close enough to hear the waves and see the countless twinkling lights of offshore ships at night awaiting escort into the ship channel. The Galvestonian employees are incredibly nice and accomodating and their first concern is always making certain their guests are 100% happy. The lobby is large - and opens to beautiful views across flowers and pool deck to the ocean - with an abundance of beach towels, coffee and continental breakfast on the weekends. There is a small exercise room (which I can't imagine using when you can literally walk miles on the sand along the water's edge!) The Galvestonian is close to all of the really great places to eat, close to The Strand, close to the ferry for dolphin sightings. We have been to Galveston countless times, at all times of the year, and have, over the years, stayed in some really great places, but nowhere is so consistently wonderful, welcoming and beautiful.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

My family and I have been renting a condo here for years. The staff are so friendly. We love cooking out at the picnic tables. The beach is clean and so close. I can't wait to do it all again this summer. I don't ever want to leave!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Summerton, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I travel all over the country and stay at many different places. This is my favorite. It has everything you need with a great staff and wonderful location. I really enjoyed the quite with a grand view of the gulf.I will be back!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Galvestonian last year when we attended the Lone Star Rally and we're staying there again this year. The property is beautiful, with great views and beach access, and a wonderful, friendly staff. The location is perfect -- far enough away from the craziness of the rally, but close enough that just a short ride and you're back in the middle of it all. Working in the hotel business myself, I have no hesitation recommending this property to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access 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 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#13 Business Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Galvestonian 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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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