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Gallatin, Missouri
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We stayed the last week of February, 2015. The weather was unfortunately horrible. The unit was great, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The complex was nearly empty due to weather and off season. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location of this complex is perfect for families, away from the party spots on the strip. The beach is accessible without...

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1Thank Melinda D
Wolfe City, Texas, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2015

First thing to remember...this is not a hotel. You are staying in someone's private home. We stayed in 407,a beautifully updated one bedroom with a pull out sofa bed. Our party consisted of 3 adults and a 7 year old. The beach in front of the complex was carefully groomed and the chair and umbrella option was a nice touch....

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3Thank Charben57
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is a perfect location right on the beach. The staff is superior and the condos are beautifully updated and must meet standards to be on the rental pool. Having full kitchen in your condo is wonderful since we don't always like to eat out. The activities the condo offers for kids and adults is wonderful. The pool is first...

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1Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The absolute best place to stay at in Galveston. Private beach access and away from the busy part of the island. I've been staying here since I was a kid with my family. Awesome pool area and the rooms are people's homes in the off season so they're much more homey feeling than most hotel rooms.

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Bowling Green, Ky., United States
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This first-ever stay at Galvestonian was marvelous! The amenities of a luxury hotel-The friendliness of a bed and breakfast-The charm and location of a beachside villa. We will never go anywhere else! The unit was homey and plush at the same time. The beach was very quiet and next to a beautiful "Seaside FL" neighborhood. The activities were fun for...

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3Thank Greg S
Gregory C, General Manager at The Galvestonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. You have described the Galvestonian experience perfectly! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that we have gained a loyal customer.

Pflugerville, Texas
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We rented a 3 bedroom, 2 bath and it couldn't have been more lovely. My husband and I came with our grown daughter and our 5 year old granddaughter. The place was decorated perfectly and had everything we needed for the week. We got up in the morning and cooked breakfast in the kitchen, ate in the dining room and...

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2Thank Dee A
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Not sure why you would stay on the crowded, touristy, strip in Galveston where you have to walk across the street to get to the beach when this is just perfect! Away from the crowds but close enough to drive to excellent restaurants in the area. Right on the beach!! This is perfect for anyone with kids. The pool is...

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Galvestonian!

Weimar
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stay they have thought of everything. This was our first visit but defiantly will not be our last. The beds in the condo are absolutely fabulous. Rooms are very neat and clean.If going to the beach I would recommend renting the umbrella and chairs. They set up and take down. Looking forward to the...

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. Our housekeeping staff works extremely hard to keep our condos neat and clean for all of our guests. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Galvestonian!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed in Unit 1110 for two nights with our 17 month old. The unit was clean and comfortable and had a great view. I loved being able to walk down to the beach (with as many towels as I wanted!). There were only a few other people on the beach, which made it nice and relaxing. We did not...

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2Thank Emily Z
Denton, Texas
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Love this place, been coming for well over 10 years, but the current rules are ridiculous. Just got back from girls trip for friend's 50th birthday. Both nights we were told that we had to leave the table and chairs on the deck (not by the pool) at 10pm because they were "shutting it down". Really?! Didn't know that the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $314 - $558 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
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