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“Family Fun” 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We loved staying here a couple of weeks ago, everyone is friendly and the grounds and condos are beautiful! It's a great family place,
It is in a nice location and you are right on the beach, we stayed on the 2nd floor and the view was awesome.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Atascocita, Texas, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We loved staying on the East end of the island. Close to everything and still a peaceful and relaxing exerience. The Galvestonian had all the amenities of a home with the luxury of daily maid service. Perfect!

  • Stayed August 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We spent a great 10 days at The Galvestonian. Three generations shared fun times on the Island and The Galvestonian was a great place to hang out. Its ON the beach, not across Seawall Blvd. like most hotels. We were able to hang out by the pool, play at the beach, watch the sunrise, enjoy the views all without the worry of cars. The staff was friendly and helpful and we hope to make this an annual event. We had a great kitchen with all the things necessary to fix large meals for the whole family. Great experience!

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My family of 4 have visited Galveston the past 13 years. This is the first time to stay in the Galvestonian and we liked it so much that we plan to return there on our future trips. We stayed in #107 and it was wonderful! The owner was so easy to work with and had everything you could imagine in the unit. It has a full kitchen, the view off of the two balconies was beautiful, overlooking both the pool, as well as the very well kept grounds with plants, flowers, tables, ect., not to mention a nice view of the ocean as well. The beach was cleaned each morning and free of seaweed and the staff were very kind and polite as well.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Wonderful accidental find. Went on a whim to Galveston. All usual places booked. I should have known that on a Summer weekend. Drove down Seawall to get away from craziness. Happened upon the Galvestonian Condos. What a nice place. Great views, wonderfully updated and appointed Condo. Nice view,well maintained grounds. Can't wait to plan my next trip.

Room Tip: Room 1003 was awesome. Very comfortable and quite.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Whenever my family visits Galveston, we always stay at the Galvestonian. The hotel is right on the beach and well-priced. The rooms are large, with a full kitchenette, living room and bedroom(s). The rooms are a little out-dated but very clean nonetheless. The views of the beach are spectacular, especially during the sunset. The beach itself is kept up well and I rarely see a piece of trash. They have outside showers as well so that you can clean the sand off you before walking back in to the hotel. The pool is lacking but who goes to the beach for the pool? The staff are always welcoming and able to cater to your needs. I recommend staying here, especially if you have kids.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Galvestonian is a nice property located in a non-congested part of the island.
The property is beach front...no walking across busy traffic to get to the beach.

We have stayed here 4 times, each time in a different unit. All units are individually owned therefore, decorations vary. We have been very happy every time!

These are condos with fully equipped kitchens, no restaurant onsite.
Sounds like a perfect family property...it would be, but we went without kids each time and were very pleased that there weren't many kiddos on the premises.

Room Tip: There are pictures of the individual units on The Galvestonian website. I'd recommend looking at...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your very kind comments and we appreciate your business. If I can be of service you can contact me directly at gclark@galvestonian.com
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic 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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