We have been staying at Casa del Mar for our yearly vacation (and weekend get-a-ways throughout the year) for more than 10 years. We have never been disappointed.
Every room has a large balcony and great ocean view. The rooms are clean and very cleverly designed. The staff are friendly and always helpful.
The price is fabulous for what you get if you are looking for a clean, family-friendly place in a great location.
Just a quick jaunt across the street and you are on the beach, which is typically very well kept and has a lifeguard, rentals for beach chairs and umbrellas, etc. I say "typically" well kept because there are years where the seaweed is kind of yucky - but that's only happened once or twice and it of course has nothing to do with the condo - just thought I'd note it.
There is also a pier right across the street where you can go fishing and also hang out and get ice cream and snacks.
Casa del Mar is very conveniently located directly on the seawall, and you really won't beat the price for such a primo location on Galveston Island!
Can't imagine staying anywhere else.
P.S. get on their e-mail list and you get regular coupons for great deals throughout the year!