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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I have been coming here for 20+ years. It's always a great stay. This year was no exception. The rooms are always fresh and clean with a gorgeous ocean front view. Our favorite is the 1 bedroom deluxe since it offers 2 balconies. Our bed this time was not too comfy, probably in need of a replacement.... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, great pool, really quiet room, friendly staff. Decided to stay here over moody gardens. We wanted the beach nearby and a pool so this was perfect. We ate at our unit for most meals. We were on the 4th floor and it was a wonderful view. Beautiful beach and grounds. Very well run property.

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Rusk, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second vacation stay. We were so impressed with our first one in 2014 that we had to do it again. We stayed in Unit 612 last week. It was beautifully decorated and clean. Our stay was absolutely perfect!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a romantic 3 day weekend for our first trip to the Galvestonian. Quiet, clean and nice 2/2 condo with a lovely view. The staff are friendly and we had everything we needed for a relaxing time. Would highly recommend for couples and families looking for a private beach experience.

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your romantic weekend at The Galvestonian! It sounds like you had a very relaxing weekend. Thank you so much for visiting The Galvestonian and enjoying our beautiful property on the beach. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my parents on a vacation and stayed at The Galvestonian. The condo was emmaculate and the service was OUTSTANDING. Although it's located in Galveston it actually feel like you are on a bonafide tropical island. The landscape of the property is unbelievable, the upkeep of the property is second to none and the attention to guest is to... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I traveled to The Galvestonian for a long weekend to celebrate my granddaughter's first birthday. There were 5 adults and 3 children, age 3 and under. Being right on the beach was a godsend for us. We stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit on the 10th floor and loved the view. We were very pleased with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed my experience at the Galvestonian. The room , 805-6, I lucked up on while booking and I loved it. The room was clean and had an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico.My bed was comfortable and my bathroom was immaculate. Fresh Fluffy Towels daily! The staff was extremely helpful from the booking to the check-in to... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

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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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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 77550-3323
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Price Range: $236 - $381 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
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