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“The Galvestonian is our Family Tradition Vacation!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Galvestonian
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
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“The Galvestonian is our Family Tradition Vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We highly recommend The Galvestonian! We have been staying there for our family vacation every year since our kids were small. We've looked at other places and always come back to the Galvestonian because it is like a second home to us. We feel safe, secure, and love being away from the crowds on the seawall. The staff is always helpful and accommodating. Roz was very helpful before and during our last trip, and I loved the very informative email with links to various places. The condos are beautiful, comfy, clean, and roomy. We love the full sized kitchen, the new appliances, the king size bed, the mirrored walls, large closets, and the balconies with an amazing view. We can see the pool and the beach from the balconies, and taking pictures of the morning sunrise over the gulf is my a must for me. Our kids love their room with their own bathroom. The heated pool and Jacuzzi are a must for every day and night. There are always plenty of chairs and tables at the pool. We also love the exercise room that have TVs too. We love the private beach and the walkway to it. The beach is a great place to walk for hours in either direction and soothe your mind. People are friendly and everyone feels safe. The landscape and flowers are beautiful all around the building, pool, deck, and picnic grounds. It is like our private tropical island and a little piece of paradise for us. It feels awesome to get away from the big city life and relax at The Galvestonian. We love The Galvestonian!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We've stayed at the Galvestonian three years in a row. It is a wonderful resort. From the moment you walk in you, you are sincerely welcomed and told about the area, not just the resort.
Every morning you can grab a cup of coffee in the lobby and head straight to the beach, which is a stones throw away. You don't have to cross a street to get to the beach here!
The pool is wonderful and when you get tired of it, you can crawl into the connecting hot tub.
The staff goes above and beyond to make everything great while you are visiting.
We highly recommend this resort for your next family vacation.
Can't wait to visit again!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Other than our home town of Austin, Galveston is our favorite city in Texas, and the Galvestonian is now like home away from home. We've been guests at Thanksgiving every year for at least the last 16-17 years. We measure the time by our youngest son, who was 2 when we descended upon the Galvestonian with three generations at Thanksgiving. He's now 18 and a freshman at the University of Southern California.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We have stayed at the Galvestonian a number of times over the past few years. We can't imagine staying anywhere else on the island. The location is terrific, with an (almost) private beach -- it is all public, but it is not crowded since the Galvestonian is relatively isolated. The staff is friendly, attentive and always ready with honest suggestions and feedback. During our trips, we have stayed in several different units, and they have all been great. We really like having the full-size kitchen and appliances (other places we have stayed had kitchenettes and "dorm" refrigerators). We have learned to reserve a grill and table for the nights we are there so we can cook outside if the weather is nice.

Having both the large, clean pool and easy access to the beach is fantastic...we have even split up so some kids go to the beach while others play in the pool.

Even though the Galvestonian feels "remote," you still have quick, easy access to the restaurants and other amenities on the island. We have, and will continue, to recommend the Galvestonian.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

So I pack my family in the truck for a spring break trip that we were so excited to go on. We drove to our destination condo in Galveston island only to be so upset at our smelly, moldy smelling, dirty, broken doors in the closet run down Islander East condo building. We left building and went down the street to the right and found the GALVESTONIAN!

Roz told my wife that the rooms were booked and must have seen the desperation on her face and called a few owners of some of the condos there. I went inside and Roz told me she found a very nice 2 bedroom condo. It was awesome. Brand new looking with clean stone floors, a newish kitchen, clean smelling walls, clean bathroom, all the doors worked! It was just like our picky family would have set up if that were our own condo. All the best!

Our stay just got better with the private clean pool and hot tube. Private grills 5 of them I think that are between the pool deck and the beach. And of course the beach which is far away from the zoo that is down a few miles at the Hilton area (yuck). If you stay at one place this has to be your stop! don't even think or search any more. Just call Roz and ask her for a great upscale room and you will be happy! We were. Thank you guys at the Galvestonian we will see you soon again for sure.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Galvestonian

Property: The Galvestonian
Address: 1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3323
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galveston
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,225 - ₹ 25,671
Hotel Class:3 star — The Galvestonian 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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 
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