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Highland Village, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely layout of the condo. Space between the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms. King sized beds in both rooms. Lovely pictures and decor of various birds. View of the beach was spectacular. The pool, picnic area with grills, firepit, wagons, towels, a beach that is clean are some of the delightful extras on the property. Gorgeous...

Thank Nanci T
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

5 Stars! I hope to make this an annual destination. Book with The Galvestonian you will not be disappointed. I chose The Galvestonian because I was traveling alone. They provided the added security I was looking for. Each room has a beautiful view of the gulf. The sound of surf at your fingertips.

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

Thank you for your “5 star” review! I am pleased to hear that you found the property to be safe and relaxing with a beautiful view of the groomed beach. We look forward to seeing you back year after year!

Columbus, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We rented Condo #807 and we are very pleased! The condo is decorated very nicely and it is very spacious. The only thing I would change is I would install a shower wand in the shower. Other than that it is perfect! We have everything we need to cook or just to relax. I would recommend The Galvestonian to anyone...

Thank parrothead837
Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review about the Glavestoninan and condo #807. All units are individually owned and have their own décor and special feel. Thank you for the suggestion of the wand in the shower I will gladly pass that along. We look forward to seeing you again,

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is 100% condo owned facility, literally right on the beach. It is on east end of Galveston, just minutes from sea wall and activities. The complex offers complimentary coffee/tea in the morning. Has a pool, hot tub, communal fire pit and nice picnic areas where you could grill your own. They offer towels and rent bicycles and chair/umbrellas for...

Thank LT_Dallas
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 to see you again!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We have stayed here now 5 years in a row for our family beach vacation! After growing up in Houston and trying all sorts of hotels and condos in the area, this has become our absolute favorite! The beaches are SO clean & groomed daily. Nothing beats your own private beach just steps outside the condo! In the past, we've...

2Thank Edon77
Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review. You hit the nail on the head when describing the property! We are directly on the beach and groom our beach daily. All of the units have beach views, but the three bedrooms offer amazing views not only of the Gulf of Mexico but also the East End Lagoon and ship...

Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a great place to stay when visiting Galveston. Great staff and management with amenities galore. The residents are so hospitable, respectful and appreciative of your visit. We were able to enjoy the continental breakfast Sunday morning, the hot coffee, the hot tub and especially enjoyed the beach umbrellas and chairs on the beach. The clear water and sunshine was...

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

Thank you for your review! I am so glad that you were able to interact with our homeowners, staff and management. With our property, we have a mixture of residents and rental guests, all who love being at the best beach in Galveston! These fall months are a great time to enjoy the beach umbrellas and enjoy the cooler weather...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was our first visit to the area. I used Trip Advisor to research places to stay. The Galvestonian was at the top of the list. It seemed to check all of the boxes from the description and reviews, and we were extremely pleased about the location (on the beach and 10 minutes from the downtown area). As others have...

Thank Carol78217
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach, no crossing streets on your own manicured beach. And did I mention all rooms have a terrific view? You're only 5 min from the strand and it's really a nice get away! Condo living at its best!

Thank Beauchicken
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our annual fall vacation and it was our first time. The unit was small, but very cozy. We LOVED all the amenities offered. The heated pools were perfect! This place is gorgeous! We will definitely be back!

Thank Dusty B
The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our stay here was so peaceful and relaxing. Open the door and all you hear is the surf, no traffic no crowd noise, just the surf. It's location is everything! Placed right on the beach with consideration for the beautiful grassy dunes with a dune walkover, lots of sand and sea. No cars allowed on this beach and it is...

Thank Mary C

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Family 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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