Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby big4babe from FRISCO Tx
Beautiful views and wonderful staffPosted Sep 24, 2013
We wish the weather was better however the staff was great. We have rented other condos that does not have a front desk and separate companies handing units and this was a much better experience. The location to the beach was great. We fished in the surf and cooked our fish for dinner. The pool was warm on a cool rainy day. Our units fridge was not cooling very well but we were only there two nights and the staff was great about it upon check out. Some have commented on the drive distance to stores etc. I lived in Houston for 8yrs and this is the best location away from the crowd s. A few miles from Kroger and Academy or Wal Mart. All on the beach drive. We also loved watching the big ships come in. something you can only see well from this side of the island.
for Studentsby Cari from TX
Needed Fixing~~Posted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: It is a beautiful hotel.
Cons: New carpet in our rooms, Air conditioner fixed a lot sooner and LESS clorine in the pool.
Location: Great places close by for food or pleasure.
Needs a black out blind or a much darker blind in the master and NEW carpet a must in bedrooms. We lost our air comditioning the last day and night of our stay and we had a baby. It was VERY uncomfortable. We were not given some kind of allowance for this inconvience.
for Everyoneby Stephanie from Dallas, TX
The Galvestonian - 08/30-09/02Posted Sep 3, 2013
Pros: The location, the floorplan.
Cons: Wish they had a pool bar! :)
Location: I liked that the location is a little removed from the strip, but it's not too far to drive. I loved the patio and the view!
We recently went to Galveston and were so impressed, that we came back a few weeks later. This trip however, we stayed at the #1 hotel per tripadvisor and that's the Galvestonian. It's a condo resort community. The community exists on the east side of the island, which translates to drive through the whole strip and keep driving, it's down on the right. It's not a bad thing though! I loved the fact that this community is directly off of the east beach and it's less crowded where they are located. The resort has a pool area that is very nice and there are showers available whenever you come off of the beach back to the pool (to get rid of any pesky sand - yay!). The resort served watermelon prior to noon to guests at the pool on the weekend that we stayed. There are areas for cookouts (i.e. there is a covered patio to the side of the pool, there are bbq pits walking down from the pool to the beach with tables and chairs) and they provide donut holes, fruit and coffee from 7 to I think 10 am on weekends. The room (or at least ours) opens up with a bathroom directly as the first door (ours was to the left), then a full working kitchen (with everything you need - dishwashing liquid, coffee filters, silverware, pots/pans, dishes, etc), a den with a pull out couch and a bedroom. The patio overlooks the pool and the beach. Each morning we woke to waves crashing and a beautiful sunrise. I would recommend staying at the Galvestonian and would definitely stay there again!
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Close to beach, nice pool, sub par beachPosted Aug 21, 2013
Pros: the size rm/amenities
Cons: ice maker
Location: the rides on the pier were fun, especially for children, but to ride anything it was 26$/person.
I enjoyed our hotel room and the pool/ outdoor picnic areas. The restaurants in galveston were typically less than desirable if you're expecting good, fresh seafood other than the area downtown, which was very good every night.
for Everyoneby Chris from Houston
Quick GetawayPosted Aug 7, 2013
Pros: Nice access to the beach. Good pool area for relaxing.
Cons: Could use ramp or elevator from lobby/pool level to the picnic/beach walk level.
Location: If you're coming for a short stay, there's no need to go anywhere else. Just relax.
We had a great two days at the Galvestonian. Nice quiet stretch of beach. Nice pool area. We made good use of the picnic area, which had picnic tables and grills.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Wonderful place to stay.Posted Jun 27, 2013
Our family had a great time at the Galvestonian. Clean, comfortable and the staff is helpful. If you need to find a place to eat, or attraction they will print directions for you. Beach is right out the doors, clean and best of all private. We loved that they had towels to take to the beach so we didnt have to bring them. The room was excellent, and having a kitchen was a plus. We would not stay anywhere else. It has the space and feel of a condo, but the perks of a hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Best place to forget your worries.Posted Oct 9, 2012
From the minute we arrived, we were in our own world..because the staff was great, the room had everything and more that we needed, the view from the balcony was awesome. We would recommend the Galvestonian to everyone. Thank-you!
for Couplesby Sue from Littleton, CO, USA
Therapeutic GetawayPosted Jul 9, 2012
Pros: pool & beach right in front of the condo
Cons: no restaurant or food close.
Location: very close to everything. short car ride to town and food. Condo sits on the sand, so right on beach with pool.
If you ask for something special, make sure you confirm it with a manager and don't leave it to just the front desk staff. We were to have something in our room when we arrived due to me calling ahead twice since it was our anniversary but nothing was in the room. Very disappointed. Our room needed repairs, so I emailed the management. Otherwise, being on the 12th floor was wonderful. Having the pool & beach so close were really what we wanted. Downside, no restaurant or anything at this condo or any of the others that are close, so have to drive or cook. But overall nice stay. I am recovering from multiple spine surgeries, so the water was great and I feel much better.
by A verified traveler
Old FurniturePosted Jun 23, 2012
Outdated room! It looked like instead of having a garage sale, they put the old furniture in the condo.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from TX
Very relaxingPosted Jun 16, 2011
This was our first trip to Galveston, and we really enjoyed it. We have two small kids and our main interest was the beach. The Galvestonian was the perfect choice for this. The best beach in Galveston by far, not at all crowded, not even during the weekend. Beach was very clean, warm water, sparkling pool and jacuzzi, quiet, very family friendly. I wouldn't call it luxurious, compared to the resorts in the Carribean, but if you live close enough to drive there and would like to enjoy a few nice, relaxing days by the beach, this is the place.