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“GEM!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Galvestonian

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The Galvestonian
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Frisco, Texas
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“GEM!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

stayed here June 29 - July 2, 2014 and happy we did. I would rate this place a 10 star if available...everything from the grounds, service and room were very clean, well lit and security. I love how they clean the beach everyday and no crossing busy streets to get to the beach...just a short walk across their wood bridge from resort to beach!!!! they even supply towels for the pool and beach for you! they lit the open pit and we roasted smores!! It's away from the loud crazy crowds but close enough to drive to. Our room was totally furnished with everything you need!! Just bring your swimsuit and clothes...food to stock the kitchen, sit back and relax... the views were AMAZING and the best bed i've ever slept in!! This is the ONLY place I will stay at when visiting galveston!!!!

Room Tip: all rooms face ocean...any room is great ... we were in 914
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your kinds words! You have mentioned the two things that really sets us apart from other locations in Galveston. We are located right on the beach, plus we groom our beach daily! I am glad you were able to experience our fire pit and enjoy some delicious smores! I hope you will come visit us again soon!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

First time there and our boys had a blast! Nice clean fun property with lots to do as well as great staff at the desk! We loved room 107 had everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your kinds word. Customer service is our top priority and i am happy to hear our front desk staff made you and your family feel right at home!
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Jerseyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom unit 101 it was very comfortable and clean. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. We were in Galveston for my daughter's dance nationals. One of the ladies at the front desk came to watch the girls dance. I thought that was very sweet..The seaweed was terrible but, the groundworkers cleaned the beach twice a day to keep it under control. They provided flashlights for the kids to go crab hunting.Tennis rackets and balls for the tennis court. Complementary coffee, tea and hot chocolate during the week and on the weekends continental breakfast. Housekeeping would come and clean the units dailey and give you fresh linin. They also provided beach towels in the pool area. If your going to Galveston the Galvestonian is best place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Come visit us again soon!
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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family has visited the Galvestonian for several years now and always enjoy it -- year round. The last time we visited was the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. It is a great facility with pool, exercise equipment.outside grills, beach chairs and umbrellas and other amenities, all of which are more than adequate to accommodate all guests, even when the Galvestonian is fully booked. The seaweed has been horrible along the Gulf Coast of Texas this year, but the management has the beach in front of the Galvestonian raked as many times a day as needed to keep the beach clean. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. It is close to great restaurants, The Strand, and other places of interest in Galveston. Great for adults and families!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. You have descrbed our property perfectly. Robert Webster, marine science research assistant at Texas A&M University at Galveston said this year is the biggest onslaught of seaweed he has seen since beginning research in 2003. Our beach maintenance team has really been working hard to keep our beach clean and free of seaweed. We are now cleaning our beach twice a day and more if needed. It's good to know that our guests are noticing their efforts. Thank you for your review and come visit us again soon!
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom unit for a long weekend and had a great stay! The front desk staff is wonderful and very helpful. Parking was a breeze! Swimming pool is gorgeous and the umbrella and chairs we rented at the beach were great and eliminated the stress of having to carry so much stuff. Only thing I would have done differently was plan our food needs better because none of us wanted to leave to go out dinner! All we wanted to do is be at the property! Next time we will bring more food and not leave at all!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank welovetotravelslways
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you choosing The Galvestonian. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I know some of our guests actually make casseroles and freeze them before they come. Then they check in, store them in the unit's refrigerator and pop it in the oven when they are ready to eat. They never have to leave! It is really convient that all of the units are full stocked with all your cooking needs! Good luck!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed June 22-29 for dance nationals and had a wonderful stay at this establishment. The seaweed was pretty bad, but it was cleaned off the beach 2 times a day so we managed to get some beach time.
We had very windy, cloudy, and rainy weather, but with the very friendly staff, our children always had something to do. They provide board games, hot chocolate, and even flashlights for crab hunting. Unlimited use of their provided beach towels was WONDERFUL! Room service was very good about dishes, trash, beds, and even restocking towels in the bathroom. This all definitely made our stay very pleasant.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. Customer service is our top priority and our staff is always here to help! I'm sorry you weren't able to enjoy the outdoor amenities as much as you would have liked due to the weather, but I am happy to hear your group still had fun! Best of luck on any upcoming dance competitions! Come visit us again!
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I went to Galveston while he attended a conference at the Galvestonian. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly and the accomodations were very comfortable. I spent a lot of my time out at the pool while my husband was attending seminars and had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you for your kind words! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Galvestonian. Come visit us again soon!
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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 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic 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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