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“Excellance in service, elegant in accomodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Galvestonian

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The Galvestonian
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellance in service, elegant in accomodations”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Some girlfriends and I recently spent a long weekend at the Galvestonian....
We had a wonderful time. The accommodations were absolutely gorgeous and the service was beyond compare.
The grounds are kept immaculate and the pool area is pristine!
I would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, yet upscale vacation spot, whether you want a romantic getaway or family vacation, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your girlfriend 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.
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Galveston, Texas
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Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while in Galveston. Very well kept, clean, with a very accommodating staff. Lovely pool, great access to the beach, relaxing atmosphere. Work out facilities very nice. Entire family will love it

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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3 Thank Hyla H
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! Our housekeeping department works very hard to insure that our property is well kept and clean at all times. It sounds like you and your family really enjoyed the different amenities our property has to offer. The Galvestonian really has a “home away from home” feel.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This location is a co-op, not time shared. Only a percentage are allowed to be rented. The one bedroom my wife and I stayed in had a nice sized queen bedroom, a nice living room, and a full kitchen. All units look out to the gulf with very adequate decks to sip your coffee or whatever from. Flat screens in both BR and LR. Everything from the lobby to the pool area to the grounds are exceptionally maintained and attractive. The real plus here is the walkout to the beach without crossing a highway which you must do at locations further South. The rental rates in January when we stayed were close, or possibly less, than some lesser motels nearby. Coffee and tea are always available in the lobby. A very nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Mid floors, 4 through 6 or so will give you a good view of the grounds and the gulf. Higher floors...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank TomTom R
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
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 at The Galvestonian and we hope you have found your new “go to place” in Galveston.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed at The Galvestonian over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at. I travel a lot throughout the Caribbean, United States, and Italy and am very picky about my rooms! The Galvestonian ranks way up there as one of my favorite! My 2 girlfriends and I stayed in the 3 bedroom/3 bath condo #1104/5. When we walked in we just said "wow". It was gorgeous and very well decorated. Another couple stayed in 1106 1br/1bath and it too was beautiful. Another couple stayed in 1110 1br/1 bath. That room was ok but just average. I highly recommend you go on line and there are pictures of all the condos. You can see how they are laid out and decorated and pick which one you want.

The staff were the friendliest I ever met. We did not encounter one staff person who wasn't helpful and nice. They had a reception area with coffee, tea, hot apple cider, Danish, cookies, etc in the lobby every morning also.

The weather could have been a little warmer for us but since the pool is heated and the hot tub was available, we were able to enjoy that area!

The Galvestonian should be very, very proud of their property! We will be back!

Thank you to the staff for making our stay so memorable!

Room Tip: Go online and look at the pictures. You can choose whatever condo is available.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for your kind words! It sounds like you and your girlfriends had a very relaxing weekend at The Galvestonian. You will have to come and visit us again when the weather is warmer! We highly recommend that our guests visit our website to view the different pictures of each condo. All of our condos are individually decorated and our guests are able to select which condo best fits their needs. I am happy to hear that our staff went above and beyond to make your stay memorable!
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our family rented the three bedroom penthouse at The Galvestonian. It was wonderful. The facility was clean and well maintained. We loved having the separate rooms but common living area. It encouraged us to spend our down time on the island as a family. The heated pool was fabulous (especially in November). Be aware, I would strongly recommend a car rental. Unless you are cooking and a beach bum, this is on the outskirts of the town. It is not walking distance to many attractions.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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DeSoto, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were blessed enough to know someone who owns a condo. They allowed us to use their unit for a quick weekend getaway for my 40th birthday. Let me tell you the location is wonderful. The arrangement for six people in a two bedrood with a sleeper sofa was very accomodating. We stayed on the Sixth Floor and our view was awesome. The view of sunrise and sunset was breathtaking. It was wonderful just to walk on the beach. This location was more than accomodating. We all say the same thing this was more than we expected and worth many more trips to this location. It was a GREAT experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This property is so outstanding that I don't know where to begin . . .

My husband and I decided to celebrate my 60th at The Galvestonian after a strong recommendation from relatives who had stayed here recently. It certainly met and exceeded our expectations. We stayed on the 12th floor in Unit 1209 and will most likely try to stay in this same room the next time we go. There was a lovely view of the beach from our private balcony. We tend to enjoy walking the beach more than actually getting in the water; but, we found the hotel pool to be very nice and relaxing (water is kept comfortably heated and the adjoining whirlpool is plenty roomy with lots of jets) . We were pleasantly surprised to find the pool fairly quiet even though there were a fair number of guests in and around it--a big plus as far as we're concerned. We also liked the fact that there was no diving board as well as no pool toys allowed--so not a lot of splashing going on.

The Galvestonian had all the amenities one could ask for. The room we stayed in was very well appointed and spotless with a very comfortable bed. It was also nice having a kitchen with all the basic appliances and cookware if you were interested in dining in--we might stay longer next time and do a little of that. We found the Strand easily accessible though and couldn't resist fresh seafood. We had breakfast at The Sunflower Cafe and brought back delicious pastries to have the following morning.

The staff was very accommodating--offering us a handy map of the surrounding area with popular restaurants highlighted.

All in all, this was the perfect place for a quiet getaway.

Room Tip: I would definitely recommend staying on the top floor because of the view and as not to risk a noisy...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Galvestonian
Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3323
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Galvestonian 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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 
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