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“Average.. No 5star not kid friendly” 3 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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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
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“Average.. No 5star not kid friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Average condo. Not a kid friendly environment. Ok place to stay. But am use to better. Not 5 star environment . Musty old smell in condo need to work on customer service! Room service was awful had to request towels daily.. Did not dispose of trash. Untill the day before leaving!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
I know that you came a long way to visit The Galvestonian and I am sorry to hear that your beach vacation was not up to your expectation. Please know that we take our guest feedback very serious and appreciate hearing from you. I apologies for the housekeeping issues you experienced. Your constructive criticism will help us improve our property and service. We have addressed the issues you mentioned with our management team. I hope you reconsider staying at The Galvestonian on your next trip to Galveston.
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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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stratford upon avon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel, I asked for a top floor away from the lifts, the staff accommodated me and I had a suite on the 12th floor, views were incredible with all balconies faces the sea.
Lovely kitchen to cook your own meals, beds comfy, had to ask how to play the DVD player,all you do is tune to channel 3.
When the mist had cleared I could count at least 50 ships waiting to go into port, I didn't think it would be so busy.
Unfortunately the weather was very bad with a bitting wind, so I did not use the pool, which was heated and looked tempting.
The staff were all very friendly and helped in any way they could.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. All of our condo units have a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. One of the many amenities our guests appreciate is our property providing a full kitchen in all of our units. At The Galvestonian, we are all about giving you options. You can try something new at a nearby restaurant or stay in and cook.
You will have to come visit us again when it gets warmer and enjoy the pool area! Thank you for your kind words. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.
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St. Louis, MO
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23 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited Galveston for the first time earlier this month. I researched TripAdvisor for a spot to stay, investigating several of the top-rated hotel websites. We chose The Galvestonian and are so glad we did. The building is on the quiet east end of the island, with long stretches of uncrowded beach to walk. And, unlike the majority of Galveston properties that require crossing a busy highway to access the beach, it is right on the beach. The property has a heated pool, lighted tennis courts, and a workout room. It is definitely not a "party" property, but is perfect for those wanting to relax. Our condo was nicely decorated and very clean. We had great bay views from both the living room and bedroom. The one drawback in the layout was that the bathroom was located right inside the entry door, next to the kitchen and as far from the bedroom as it could be. The property is located an easy five to ten minute drive to the seawall as well as The Strand. When we first drove down the seawall and experienced the hotels sitting on top of each other, the crowds of pedestrians, and the busy five lanes of traffic you had to cross to get to the beach, we knew we had definitely made the right decision to stay at The Galvestonian.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! You have described our property perfectly. We are proud of the fact that we are voted # 1 on TripAdvisor. I’m pleased to know that you enjoyed the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico from your balcony. Our guests love staying at the Galvestonian due to the fact that it is located on the beach and secluded from the large crowds/traffic that gathers near the seawall. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at The Galvestonian and hope you have found your home away from home in Galveston!
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Anahuac, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Galvestonian was the perfect backdrop for a reunion of girlfriends! I have stayed in Galveston many times, but had never experienced The Galvestonian. What a lovely surprise! The location is exceptional, the building and accommodations beautiful, and the gated beach lovely. The staff was very friendly and so accommodating, even bringing us a little plate of chocolates as we sat visiting in the reception area one evening. I would definitely recommend The Galvestonian to anyone who wants to stay at the best of the best!

Room Tip: All the ro.oms face the beach, so I don't think you can go wrong with any of them
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your girlfriend getaway at The Galvestonian! Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and friendly environment. Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian.
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Some girlfriends and I recently spent a long weekend at the Galvestonian....
We had a wonderful time. The accommodations were absolutely gorgeous and the service was beyond compare.
The grounds are kept immaculate and the pool area is pristine!
I would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, yet upscale vacation spot, whether you want a romantic getaway or family vacation, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your girlfriend getaway at The Galvestonian! It sounds like you all had a very relaxing weekend and took full advantage of all the amenities we offer. Thank you so much for visiting The Galvestonian and enjoying our beautiful property on the beach.
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Galveston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while in Galveston. Very well kept, clean, with a very accommodating staff. Lovely pool, great access to the beach, relaxing atmosphere. Work out facilities very nice. Entire family will love it

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! Our housekeeping department works very hard to insure that our property is well kept and clean at all times. It sounds like you and your family really enjoyed the different amenities our property has to offer. The Galvestonian really has a “home away from home” feel.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This location is a co-op, not time shared. Only a percentage are allowed to be rented. The one bedroom my wife and I stayed in had a nice sized queen bedroom, a nice living room, and a full kitchen. All units look out to the gulf with very adequate decks to sip your coffee or whatever from. Flat screens in both BR and LR. Everything from the lobby to the pool area to the grounds are exceptionally maintained and attractive. The real plus here is the walkout to the beach without crossing a highway which you must do at locations further South. The rental rates in January when we stayed were close, or possibly less, than some lesser motels nearby. Coffee and tea are always available in the lobby. A very nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Mid floors, 4 through 6 or so will give you a good view of the grounds and the gulf. Higher floors...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. All of our units truly have an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico and morning sunrise. We work very hard to keep our property well-kept and maintained for all of our guests. Having our property located on the beach is an added bonus. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Galvestonian and we hope you have found your new “go to place” in Galveston.
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts 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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