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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My group of 5 ladies stayed for a week (Monday thru Friday) and LOVED The Galvestonian. We are already planning a return for next year! The staff was very attentive and helpful; the pool/hot tub and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are several individual picnic areas with individual bar-b-que pits as well. Boardwalk to the beach with the...

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Fairview Park, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front desk clerk nice, low knowledge of anything on the island. The fire pit never lite. We stayed 3 nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Told all 3 nights, yes we will lite tomorrow. Web site not so good to know what they have and what you need to bring. No resturant on site or close. The one. Lose won't open...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m sorry to hear that your stay was not satisfactory. Weather permitting, we do light the fire pit on Friday and Saturday nights. Both nights were unfortunately too windy to light the fire. I’m sorry that you did not find our website to be informative or easy to navigate. I...

Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Galvestonian is an outstanding beach facility -- despite being 33 years old. The building is extremely well maintained and the staff is very professional and accommodating. If you're looking for an attractive and quiet beach vacation -- this is it!

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a comfortable beach place to stay for our vacation. The Galvestonian was exactly what we needed. We had a two bedroom, two bath condo with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The view was spectacular and the grounds were beautifully kept. There were some hammocks in the shade for relaxing and several picnic tables with...

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San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea what to expect. I arrived here with some of my girl friends for a bachelorette weekend during spring break in Galveston. The facilities were very clean, we booked a three bedroom room on the end on the second floor and the it did NOT disappoint. It had the most spectacular view of the beach and the pool....

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Condo on the beach with outstanding ocean views over looking a large heated pool which is much needed on cool days. A beautiful sun deck surrounding the pool with plenty of lounge chairs and towels. A short walk to the beach with umbrellas and chairs available for rent. Condos are well equipped with cable TV, kitchen utensils, and excellent maid...

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian! We love our loyal guests! Thank you for your kind comments about our property and beach. We groom our beaches daily and take pride in providing a clean environment for all of our guests. I am glad that you enjoyed the pool deck, balcony patio and the views from your room. I am happy...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice Condo, and great ocean view room. I saw very beautiful sunrise in the room. The pool is nice and warm. The location is good for family, quiet and just needs a short drive to the food and shopping.

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

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. If you took any pictures of the sunrise or sunset during your stay, please tag The Galvestonian on Facebook. I enjoy seeing our property from our guest’s point of view. Come visit us again soon.

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Galvestonian was the perfect spot for our family Spring Break getaway. The grounds and our specific condo unit were immaculate and well-maintained...and right on the beach with beautiful views. Would definitely recommend a stay at The Galvestonian!

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy to see that you found the perfect spot for your spring break beach getaway! We hope to see you again soon!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 March 2017

All in all the experience was OK. Most of the staff could use some training to provide better customer service. When I checked in the internet did not work, some of TV's had problems connecting, the toilet ran all the time and was noisy at night. All of these things were reported after we came to our room and they...

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

Thank you for visiting The Galvestonian, I am sorry to hear that your beach vacation was anything but perfect. Please know that we take our guest feedback very serious and appreciate hearing from you. I apologize for the issues you experienced. Your constructive criticism will help us improve our property and service. We have addressed the issues you mentioned with...

Carroll, Iowa
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Loved this trip! The Galvestonian was a perfect, quiet complex, even on a major Mardi Gras weekend in Galveston. It is located about 1 mile out of the main city area. Check-in was friendly and easy. Pastries and coffee provided in the lobby each morning. Each unit is privately owned and will look different and have different provisions. We stayed...

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your getaway at The Galvestonian! It sounds like you had a very relaxing weekend even with the Mardi Gras activities! I'm happy to see that you tool 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Price Range: $299 - $573 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
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“High floors have a beautiful view!”
BJW329, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have a view, but if you can get a corner room you have two balconies.”
IamTam, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors, 4th floor and higher have less pool noise.”
979budh, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are very well insulated, quiet privacy; Floor to ceiling windows/doors w/ excellent views of the Gulf”
NightSky777, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“highest possible floor”
britmichelle, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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