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The Galvestonian

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1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Alvin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great stay wonderful staff great room service and super easy access to the beach very clean and nice we travel a lot and I really have nothing bad to say about our stay. Highly recommended

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

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. More 

Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First stay here and compared to other hotels in Galveston its the only one that feels like a "beach hotel", because its the only one directly on the beach. Just a boardwalk away from the sand. No crowds as its on a quiet part with other condo's and beach homes. We were on the 6th floor in a 3 bedroom,... More 

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! You have described our property perfectly. 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... More 

Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Galvestonian years ago and always wanted to return. Both last year and this year we treated ourselves to a weekend. What a joy! We always take food with us, so we don't have to leave the property. Who would want to!!! There is breeze on the beach when it isn't happening anywhere else; the view is... More 

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your beach 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. More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family have been going to the Galvestonian for almost 30 years and it is still the best place to stay on the island. The beach access, the privacy, and the outdoor cooking area cannot be beat. They are also always making improvements to enhance the experience. Management and there staff have created a warm and professional environment for there... More 

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! It sounds like you and your family really enjoyed the different amenities our property has to offer. I appreciate your feedback and will look into replacing the outdoor grills. More 

Slidell, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone here is polite and so very friendly (staff and other guests)! This isn't our first stay here and most definitely won't be the last! If you are looking for a Galveston condo vacation this is the place to do it! The pool is decently sized with lots of seating. They also "clean" the beach each morning and have umbrellas... More 

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. 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 will be coming back! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I consider myself a bit of a travel guru and have studied Tripadvisor over the years.We live in Houston and have been to Galveston multiple times and not necessarily always impressed. We were however extremely surprised by this place. Great views (we stayed on the 5th floor) of the ocean, quite beach with easy access, amazing pool area, great grill... More 

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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

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... More 

The Woodlands
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a 60-unit condo building with a nice lobby, reception desk, pool, beautiful mature landscape with multiple places for barbecue, a very peaceful and clean beach, and family-oriented people. Sixty percent of condos are used by their owners and only 40% of the condos are rented. I guess the only reason they call it a hotel is that you... More 

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Mineola, Texas
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our first time to rent a condo and the Galvestonian has set the standard very high! We were in Unit 1002, upgraded from a 1-bedroom to the 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The unit was very clean, pleasantly furnished and very comfortable. Everything was in place, from the kitchen to both bathrooms which were typically small. Employees were friendly, helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed in condo 1014 which was very nice and stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The maid service came in daily with fresh towels, made the beds, and other light housekeeping. The beach and pool towels were very convenient. Loved the pool and private beach! Very relaxing atmosphere overall. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Another great stay! We stayed in a one bedroom on the eight floor (807), we've stayed in this unit several times! It's a beautiful unit. It's updated and has a very clean, open, beach feel to it. The kitchen has everything you need. It also had coolers and lawn chairs for the beach in a closet they keep open. I... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Galvestonian

Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Price Range: $237 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Galvestonian 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
Galvestonian Hotel Galveston
Galvestonian Resort Galveston
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#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
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