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“Wonderful beach getaway” 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
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful beach getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I spent memorial weekend here and had an awesome time. The location is perfect, as Galveston is packed over the holidays. We loved the room and the staff is very accommodating. The room was very clean had an excellent view and was very romantic..Galveston has the new pleasure pier and some of he best resturants in the state. Hope to return soon, a four and a half hour drive is not bad for a tropical get-away. Highly recommend I am just sorry I did not buy one 20 years ago.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Galvestonian is not a Hotel, it is an apartment complex that units that face the ocean. It has a very cleaning service. Our apartment was really nice. The pool is decent, but over the weekend we had families with unruly kids, who will throw up by the pool and jump in it. It is worth giving it a try, bit I will not go back as it looks like a retirement community more than anything else.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Houston
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Located on East Beach, the place to be, the Galvestonian is convenient, friendly, and has all the amenities we could ask for. We will return!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, TX, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The highest rating is completely well deserved and earned. The grounds and lobby are immaculate and beautiful. Front desk staff is friendly and attentive. Our unit in the 12th floor had a spectacular view but I think ALL units have a super view. I am very picky about beds so I was so pleased that my unit had a good quality mattress. I don't know if we'll ever stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Beautiful, well-maintained property. Excellent pool and really nice people. Staff was excellent - they were there when you needed them and unobtrusive when you didn't, even coming from behind the counter to help with the door when hands were full. The grounds were immaculate. We had a maintenance issue while we were there (faucet leaking under the sink) and they responded within 5 minutes and fixed the problem. Fully stocked kitchen with everything we possibly needed. There were even swim diapers for our little one at the front desk. They take good care of this property and it shows. The location is excellent, with quick access to The Strand and seawall businesses. It's nice to be on the beach instead of behind a road. Can't say enough good things about this place. The price is very competitive for Galveston. The only dings I give this place are due to the worn-out, bumpy sleeper sofa in our unit. Thanks to the Galvestonian for a great weekend!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Condo #1200 lovely three bedroom penthouse level condo on the east end of the building with the greatest views. Three couples spent New Years at this condo and had more fun than we could have imagined. This place has great beds, roomy den area and well equipped kitchen. The views from the numerous balconies cover both the beach and Galveston Bay. We will definitely return!!

Room Tip: Southeast corner condo on penthouse level, cannot beat the views.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We travel to Galveston for weekend get away's often and have stayed multiple places. Recently, we stayed at the Galvestonian. It has been close to 7 years since our previous visit to this condominium. What a pleasant surprise to see all the improvements and updating that has been done! Absolutely loved the towels provided for the beach/pool! We will definitely come back - another bright spot is the friendly, helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 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
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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