We met my extended family for a week at the Silverleaf Seaside. We stayed in one of the newer buildings on the Presidential side and everything was nice, clean, and functional. We had 6 adults and 3 kids and found that the 2 bedrooms and fold out couch held us fairly comfortably. The washer and dryer and elevators were lifesavers. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and we took advantage of the movies and games in the lounge area as well as the mini golf and ping pong. The resort is quite a ways from the Strand or any nightlife, but that never bothered us because we cooked in the well-equipped kitchen most nights and never had to venture past a great little seafood restaurant just down the beach.
The one glaring omission was a shower to rinse off the sand after the beach. The only one to be found was at the pool all the way at the front of the complex and too far away to be useful. Having sand all over the unit for the week was very annoying. Also, the complex is right across the street from the beach, but if you're in a unit at the back, it's much too far to walk with young kids. We ended up driving back and forth. Not the end of the world but with a lot of people it involved more planning.
Overall, it was a very nice place to stay and we really enjoyed it. If you're looking for a quiet, fun, family place this is it!
- Also Known As:
- Silverleaf Seaside Hotel Galveston