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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...

Thank Lisa B
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...

7Thank 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...

Highland Village, Texas
Reviewed 14 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 13 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 11 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 29 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...

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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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: €209 - €385 (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 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
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“Higher floors, 4th floor and higher have less pool noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles NightSky777, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“highest possible floor”
 of 5 bubbles britmichelle, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose your exact unit on the website (with photos to view.) We enjoyed unit #809.”
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 of 5 bubbles AMJ2, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are Ocean View.”
 of 5 bubbles parrothead837, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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