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Highlands, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wife and I needed a weekend without the kids to relax. The Galvestonian was the perfect spot! Located on the island's east end and away from the busy seawall and strand district, we were able to enjoy quiet walks on the beach. The room had a full kitchen, which saved us a lot of money since we didn't have...

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Pearland, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Located at East beach and sit on the beach. All rooms provide Oceanside view. It can provide a quite romantic setting for a getaway from noisy places. Room was good in decor and bedding awesome. Wishing bedroom provided a view of the beach. Services provided were good. The staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. The price of the stay was...

1Thank Roland W T
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just got back from the weekend at the Galvestonian. The staff there was absolutely amazing and helpful. Unfortunately the weather was freezing cold with temperatures in the low 30's and windy but the staff did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. Our condos heater had a glitch and wasn't heating so they sent up...

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your getaway at The Galvestonian! Thank you for your kind words about our staff and property. I’m glad to see that your maintenance issue was resolved quickly. Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian!

Houston, Texas, Usa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I would highly recommend staying at this property. Even though it is not a new property, it is extremely clean and well maintained and the staff is very friendly. The beachfront view is beautiful and the location is excellent. The lobby is very comfortable and welcoming. I have nothing but praise for the Galvestonian Resort!

1Thank Cheryl G
Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. All of our units truly have an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico. 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 quick getaway at The...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Galvestonian for the 1st time in November of 2016. The location, amenities and staff service of the establishment were excellent. We'd like to make special mention of Dolores, the delightful front desk representative who assisted us not only over the phone with questions, but also on location. She deserves this 'special' notation due...

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your getaway with your husband at The Galvestonian! Thank you for your kind words about our staff and Dolores. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and friendly environment to our guests and homeowners. Thank you for choosing The Galvestonian. We hope that you have found your new vacation destination in Galveston!

Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have a different perspective since I am here in December, but it is a lovely spot. The grounds are very nice. Large pool with hot tub, areas to barbecue and have a picnic, hammocks, and you are right on the beach. I don't know how crowded it gets in the Summer. The condo's are all privately owned and so...

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

Thank you for your positive review of the Galvestonian. I am so glad that you enjoyed the grounds, heated pool, hot tub, and other amenities that we offer. I am also pleased that our maintenance department was so quickly able to deal with the issue that you noted. On behalf of the staff here at the Galvestonian, we look forward...

Duluth, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Unit 306 is the place you want to be for your perfect beach getaway! It offers 2 comfy queen beds, well equipped kitchen, an extra large balcony off the living room, along with 2 other balconies, and nice bath. It is conveniently located near the elevator and has a tv in the bedroom as well as large screen tv in...

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

Thank you for choosing the Galvestonian! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you have found your home away from home in Galveston!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed here with my wife for our 30th wedding anniversary. The minute we drove up the entrance, we knew this place was top notch. Landscaping, Lighted Free Parking, Friendly Hosts, Very Clean and Bright Lobby, Plenty of luggage carriers, Fast Elevators, Every room with a perfect View, Modern and High Quality furnishings, Updated Kitchens, Balconies!, Privacy Curtains, Personalized Climate...

2Thank NightSky777
Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I are from NC - and had never been to Galveston. The #1 TA rating is spot on. The sea wall area is cool, but way too packed and very limited beaches - so we were very thankful that the Galvestonian is on the east beach where its much quieter and the beaches are more like we're...

2Thank britmichelle
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My family and I made the right choice by staying at the Galvestonian. Prior to booking, we were trying to decide between the Galvestonian and several other hotels: -Moody Gardens -The San Luis Resort -Hotel Galvez & Spa -Casa Del Mar -Holiday Inn Resort We initially dismissed the Galvestonian due to the price, but I saw a deal on their...

5Thank Amy J
Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review of the Galvestonian, these are the kind of memorable experiences we want to create for our guests. I am pleased that you decided to stay at the best beach in Galveston to spend your husband’s birthday. You are correct about the deal that we are offering which continues until March 2017. It sounds like...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: €210 - €373 (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 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
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“All the rooms are very well insulated, quiet privacy; Floor to ceiling windows/doors w/ excellent views of the Gulf”
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