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1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3323
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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.
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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Outdoor dining area
Beach
Bicycle rental
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Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Business Center with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
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Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
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Stovetop
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TeamShack wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is 5 stars every time we stay. We were nervous about their approach to COVID but were out at ease. Staff disinfecting public areas around the clock, in full sight. Sanitizer everywhere. Masks required. Best vacation, again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Silvia Aguirre, General Manager at The Galvestonian
Responded Jul 29, 2020
Dear Nellie2002, Thank you for choosing us once again! It is good to know that our efforts in creating a safe and clean experience for our guests are appreciated and valued. Providing complimentary masks is our way to make things safer for everyone and a small act in stopping the spread of COVID. We love our Galvestonian, our staff, our guests, and our homeowners! We hope to see you back soon. Silvia and The Galvestonian Team
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Mary Gail U wrote a review Mar 2020
Gordonville, Texas182 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed three nights in condo 510 rented through VRBO. We had stayed previously in 914 which we loved and which we booked through the Galvestonian. Short term rentals aren't necdessarily a good buy with VRBO because of all the added charges that you don't see when your browsing its site for a place to stay. You're told at the end, but you see really great price per night and they aren't what you pay. The resort rentals have certain standards that have to be met which by owner do not. We were very disappointed in the condition of the furniture and how outdated the condo was. We could've gotten a nicer updated condo on Galvestonian's website for about $100 cheaper. The inside of the toilet seat was molded. There was no antiskid on any of the rugs in the condo which we felt was a hazard. The tv picture was snowy which cable is provided by the facility and so it must have been old tvs' Nothing matched - three different lamps in the bedroom. The bed was very confortable and A/C worked. View is amazing and the resort amenities are great ans since it is on the best beach in the area, that was good, too. I rated the rooms excellent because the ones we saw managed by the hotel were excellent. Just not the one we stayed in.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: You take your chances on getting your moneys worth if you don't rent from the facility.
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Response from Galvestonian20, General Manager at The Galvestonian
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear Mimimacaw, Thank you for staying at The Galvestonian Beach Resort and thank you for taking the time to write such an earnest review. We regret you did not enjoy your visit as much you had hoped. The Galvestonian is a beautiful condominium resort where every unit is individually owned with its own charms. Many homeowners trust the Galvestonian to rent and manage their rentals and some rent and manage their rentals on their own via various channels such as VRBO, HomeAway and others, of course, you have a choice, and perhaps next time it might be a different experience though VRBO, or alternatively, by reserving through our website. We thank you for your nice comments about our Galvestonian rental program, amenities and of course our view. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Sincerely, The Galvestonian Team.
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Jose S wrote a review Jan 2020
Conroe, Texas10 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at unit 1101 from Dec 25th through the 28th, it was our third time to come to the Galvestonian. We love it here, we have a week reserved in the Summer. The place is so nice and the staff truly makes us feel welcomed. Very nice and comfortable units. Our advice is: don't look any further come to the Galvestonian if you want to have a nice and very comfortable get-away!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: top floors are best for good views
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Response from Galvestonian20, Manager at The Galvestonian
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Dear Joses577, Thank you for your very nice review of The Galvestonian Beach Resort. We are so very pleased to hear that we are your #1 choice when visiting the beautiful island of Galveston,Texas! Our staff does take pride and ownership of making each and every guest feel welcomed and appreciated, thank you for noticing. Our units are very comfortable and each unique in their own way so that each time you stay, you can experience a different layout/theme. We look forward to seeing you this summer. If you have any special request or are needing assistance with anything during your stay please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you
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Steven K wrote a review Jan 2020
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My family stayed at the Galvestonian, Unit 811, from December 29th-January 1st. While the building is one of the older buildings on the island, it has been extremely well maintained. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The pool was heated, and the hot tub was hot! There were pool towels provided by the building as well as sunscreen. That was a nice touch. Throughout the day, the lobby has coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate for the kids….and adults to act like kids. We made sure to take advantage of the hammocks, the workout room, corn hole and the firepit! Unit 811 is a beautiful condo. Since we were visiting with several other families, we were able to see other units. This was one of the nicest. The furniture appears to be new and the kitchen is well stocked. There was plenty of room for our family to spread out. The water pressure in the showers was good. This is important to me so I thought I would share. The unit was light and bright, and they even had several board games for us to play. All of this said, the view from the balconies can’t be beat! We will return this summer!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Galvestonian20, Manager at The Galvestonian
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Dear Steven K, Thank you for your lovely review of The Galvestonian Beach Resort. We thoroughly appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay. Unit 811 is very cozy and well maintained by not just our staff but the homeowner as well. We take pride in offering the best place to live, work and play in Galveston! While our building does have some age to it, our staff works hard to keep the property well maintained and we are constantly trying to improve. We are currently upgrading all unit windows with hurricane proof glass and resurfacing balconies. The view is already amazing from the balconies but, just wait till you stay with the new and improved windows. We do offer a 24/7 complimentary coffee bar along with pool/beach towels and sunscreen and insect repellent. We want you to enjoy your stay and leave the worries of home/work behind you while you are staying with us. We are happy to hear that you will be returning this summer, we look forward to seeing you then. Thank you
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Major Major wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
When we had children at home, a visit to the new Galvestonia in Galveston, Texas was perfect for family vacations — right on a quiet, semiprivate portion of the beach. It was and is near the heart of the town and the best restaurants for quick, easy trips. It is on the beach but also features a nice pool and hot tub which makes a safe place for the children to play. Now, thirty years later, we come alone and in the offseason. The building shows a little wear, and it creaks and groans in the wind, but I can't find another place located in such a perfect, private, sheltered place. It is well managed and clean, and I'll keep coming. I might add, the price seems reasonable.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: If you are orthopedically challenged, pick your room carefully for bathroom layout. Our commodes...
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Response from Silvia A, General Manager at The Galvestonian
Responded Dec 17, 2019
Dear mymajormajor882, Thank you for your very nice review of The Gavlestonian Beach Resort. We appreciate your comments and helpful observations. We are delighted you came back again and enjoyed the magic of The Galvestonian. It is, as you noted, in one of the most exclusive and secluded beaches in Galveston. And one of the few resorts located right on the beach. Our team does take much pride in providing genuinely friendly service as well as in keeping an impeccably clean and well maintained resort. We are glad you noticed and appreciated it. We are slowly but surely taking measures to improve our property starting with new windows and plan to make The Galvestonian the treasure of our island. We were disappointed however that your rating was only 4, and not 5 stars and we want to understand why. Was there anything we could have done to make your experience even better? Please feel free to reach out to me, Silvia Aguirre, General Manager at saguirre@galvestonian.com. We strive to be excellent in everything we do and would love to have you back soon! Sincerely, Silvia
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$257 - $774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Galvestonian
Which popular attractions are close to The Galvestonian?
Nearby attractions include Grand 1894 Opera House (2.5 miles), The Bryan Museum (2.7 miles), and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Galvestonian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Galvestonian?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Galvestonian?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Galvestonian?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Galvestonian?
Conveniently located restaurants include La King's Confectionery, Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, and Hey Mikey's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Galvestonian?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Galvestonian?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Galvestonian?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Moody Mansion (3.0 miles), 1892 Bishop's Palace (2.1 miles), and 1859 Ashton Villa (2.8 miles).
Does The Galvestonian have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Galvestonian accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.