Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Summergirl9 Outstanding Accomodations!
This was our first visit to Galveston Beach Resort, and it exceeded all our expectations. The location of the resort is a huge selling point as it is one of the few resort properties on the island that is actually on the beach. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the seawall, but still within 5 miles of all the action. We stayed in a villa and had all the same amenities as a condominium. We appreciated that all paper goods, laundry soap, dishwasher detergent, etc. were provided, unlike most condominiums. Every staff person we encountered was extremely friendly and helpful. The pool area was very clean. My son really enjoyed the activities room, watching a movie on the big screen and having popcorn, and checking out movies for our room. We had a fantastic view from our balcony of the pool and beach. The beach is a very short walk. The only suggestion I have would be to add a keypad to the exterior stairwell doors. The wait for elevators during checkout was very long. We will definitely be back to enjoy the Galveston Beach Resort!
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bear132 Great room
This was my 2nd visit to the property and it's great! I booked a queen room- not sure which rooms had full kitchen like I had on my first visit. Upon checking in I asked about full kitchen in my booked room- only in king room- but was able to upgrade to king room. I love the full kitchen and usually fix breakfast and lunch at the hotel going out for dinner.
Being on the beach with an ocean view is very important to me! I come here to relax. I enjoying eating breakfast and lunch looking at the ocean. I take long walks on the beach every morning and afternoon during my stays here.
The atmosphere of the hotel allows relaxation to the max. A great pool and hot tub is available. The staff at the front desk are exceptional! Every staff member I ran into on the property was friendly and polite.
The rooms are quiet and I did not here noise from the surrounding rooms. Washer and dryer very helpful so I bring less luggage (can bring just a carry-on).
October 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PelletheSwede Great place for kids
we had a great time with our two kids 2 and 5 years old, we were upgraded to a nice room with nice view of the both the pool area and the fantastic ocean, lots of parking space. the only thing is that there is no restaurant real close, you must go by car in to Galveston, but there you have a lot of restaurants, like Landrys and Salt Grass Steakhouse. If we come back to Galveston this is the place where we will stay again.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JB42 Wonderfull Stay
Stayed here for 10 days while on a business trip. What a welcome reprieve from the busy sea wall area in town. Wish that I would have found this place earlier during my eight weeks in Galveston. I stayed in a villa which basically is a condo unit. Very spacious, clean, and well maintained. Cost was cheaper than staying in town, but you're only a couple of miles from the attractions. I would definately stay here again and would recommend it to anyone. The only issue that I had was the wireless internet on my IPAD, but it worked fine with my laptop.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mumsie123 Grandparents Delight
This was the perfect place for a grandchildren/children/ grandparent vacation. We had the smaller B unit with the queen bed and living room/kitchette combo. While the parents and children (8, 6, 3 years old) had the A unit with the king size bedroom, full kitchen, double balcony, and large whirpool bath/shower room. Our rooms shared a secure entry hall with our own stacked washer/dryer combo.
Right on the beach so no traffic. The times they were not in the pool or on the beach the kids were playing fuseball, shuffleboard, or boardgames or watching free movie rentals. Each one got to spend a night with us on the sofa sleeper.
The staff was fantastic, friendly, helpful.
My only complaint was the sticker burrs in the grass. They kept sticking some of the kids shoes and coming back into the room with us. The stay was in mid October.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lsmall98 Loved it!
1. We had a 1 bedroom handicap accessible condo with full kitchen, washer/dryer, king size bed, separate shower, jetted tub, and great views from our balcony. Our balcony had 4 chairs & 2 small tables & it looked out onto the ocean. It was great.
2. The condo is on the beach, so you don't have to cross the road, and there's a nice walk way down to the beach. There are a few steps from the walkway onto the sand, but you can also drive your car right up to the edge of the beach area and walk out with no steps.
3. We picked up a few items from Walmart, breakfast food & coffee, and enjoyed leisurely mornings watching the surf. For dinner we went to Bubba Gumps, and also ordered good food from The Jungle #they deliver!).
1. Our condo was located right over the pool, which I didn't love, but as it turned out, it actually made it kind of interesting & fun to watch kids playing, etc. A little noisy though.
2. Our smoke alarm went off 2 mornings about 8 am. They said it's common when someone fries bacon or cooks breakfast. They sent someone up to check, and our neighbor was indeed cooking - you could small bacon!
3. You park on ground level, and go up elevators to 1st floor and walk outside to get to the middle of bldg. for check in - a little tricky to figure out where to go to check in!
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsEstrada Everything was Wonderful
Its was Great!!! Clean, Relaxing and Close to the water.. We were on our Honeymoon and had a great time..The free Gas cards came in handy, yes the place is a bit further out but it was worth it. If your trying to relax the drive is worth it.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ashleigh79 Best experience I have had in a hotel in many, many years.
I picked this hotel based solely on the awesome reviews I had read. It exceeded my expectations. I traveled with my 2 daughters, 5 and 4, for their first trip to the beach. It was important to me that we have close and easy access to the beach. We stayed for 3 nights and we loved everything about this hotel. The room was spacious and clean. We had a great view of the beach and the convenience of a kitchen in the room and washer/dryer availability just outside of our door made this trip all the better. The staff was fantastic from the moment we checked in. The beach was clean and we didn't have to walk far to get to it. One of the nights we were in town it was rainy so we took advantage of the activity center and played air hockey and board games, what a great addition to an already wonderful hotel. The pool was beautiful and the kids enjoyed their time there daily. Since we had the kitchen we didn't really need to go out to eat much but on the one night we did venture toward the restaurants I found it to be a quick and easy drive to the "main" part of town. Everyone we encountered from staff to other guests were so sweet and welcoming, especially to my two very excited daughters.
Thank you for making this such a memorable family vacation for us. We will be back and we would not even consider staying somewhere else!!!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZS23 Excellent Stay!
We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great (not too far away from the action but not too secluded), the beach is clean and not crowded with direct beach access being a huge plus! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very nice, spacious, clean, and comfortable with a great balcony and beautiful view of the coast line and Galveston Island! We will definitely being coming back.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texgal35 Great place for families!
We had a great experience overall. Loved the location, staff was attentive and helpful, beds were very comfy, and the pool was awesome!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimmyB October Wedding
What a pleasant surprise greeted us as four families gathered from all around the country for the wedding. The location on the beach was perfect. The infinity pool overlooking the grand gulf was spectacular. Our room was spacious, clean, well appointed and comfortable while the full kitchen was ready for everything we needed. Every interaction with staff was terrific, all asking how we were doing. I highly recommend this property and would gladly return. Thanks for a wonderful weekending vacation!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silversharkhunter Surreal..
Wonderful stay, beautiful view, friendly staff, clean.. . There was a lot of construction going on but that just means improvements. so No complaints from me.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by almsr ok , nice stay, disappointed with up keep and response to issues
elevators... when you check in.... they are the first thing you see,because you go up a floor to guest services to check in, elevators were dirty ,floors and rugs, walls, it was our 20th anniversary , staff put a boottle of wine in our room which was great, but the eve we got there, someone decided to break a bottle or glass causing the hot tub and pool to be taped off with caution tape and since our stay was from sunday to wed , when we checked out on wed we never
got to swim in the pool or get in the hot tub and no discount was offered to us for those items not availible to us, reaction time to the hot tub and pool was very poor, at first they were draining the pool with a common water hose you would use at home , then tue eve the light bulb come on over somebodies head and they used a pump, but still used a common water hose to fill a large pool, like filling a baby pool with a straw, prices are very high like 2.25 for a bottle of reg water, 5dollars for one beer little high
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marci69 Very clean room and great atmosphere
My husband and I came to Galveston to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We wanted to try something different and we were pleasantly surprised. The room was great and we had a nice big balcony. It was probably the cleanest room I've ever stayed in. I just wish I'd had a beach chair.
We've already booked another stay at this location in April when we visit Galveston to compete in Ironman Galveston.
October 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by txchick2 Somewhat disappointed
Rate 3 stars overall experience due to our particular experience.
The location of the resort on the beach is good, except it does not have a restaurant and you have to drive miles to get to most restaurants and attractions. The front desk staff and maintenance people were VERY nice and helpful. The rooms were clean. We have a special needs child who can't go into ocean water, so I was unhappy the way they disclosed that the pool was closed after check-in, when they gave me the key. I had paid one night in advance, but it was not until we had totally unloaded the car and got everything in the room that the manager called our room and offered to let us out of our contract. Overall, It did not seem like a 'resort'. Our room had a very slim view of the ocean from the side. I was told that all the rooms that face the ocean are two bedrooms units not available to book. We will be making more trips to Galveston for medical services and we will probably choose a different hotel.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TLGR late check out
The only issue I had while staying here is due to not being allowed to check out later then 12 noon. I asked for a late check out since I am a platinum member and the front office told me I could have until 12 noon. For some reason I thought I should had been able to stay until 1 or 2pm as a platinum club member but I could be wrong???. Other then that,,,,this is a very nice place away from the all the noice and the beach area was very peaceful as well.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aut99 Perfect experience!
We stayed here not knowing anything about it other than we had read positive reviews. We are pretty picky guests and we were both very impressed. Our room was clean, great view, great amenities and friendly service. We'll be returning for our anniversary again next year.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon117 Fantastic!
We stayed here for 3 days and had to stay another. The one-bedroom A suite is new, modern, beautiful and roomy and was spotless. Has full kitchen, large bath, and large balcony with Gulf view. Being right on the beach is great. Beach is very clean. Location is just right, close to everything but not in the middle of everything.
Yes, we're coming back!
September 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TravelerLady13 Mixed Feelings
Second stay at this property. The resort itself has a fairly nice overall feel however, I am dissapointed in the overall cleanliness of the bathroom. Discovered hairs on the floor and a few in the bath tub as well. There was quite a bit of paint splashed on the base of the tiles and it was poorly grouted in the corners. The sink & tub in the bathroom were very slow to drain. I did call and report it, but I don't believe anyone addressed the situation. It just made the bathroom feel very dirty. I don't want to have to clean while on vacation and especially when we have just entered the room.
Also, I don't believe the beds were replaced during their remodeling. My husband & I woke up every morning with sore backs. We will give it one more try but if it gets any dirtier we won't return.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grabma lOVE THIS PLACE!!
my husband and i brought our 2 1/2 year old grandson for a 4 night stay. i chose this resort because i didn't want to walk across Seawall to get to the beach.
The location is so convenient!! you just walk along a wooden walkway right onto the beach. There is a nice infinity pool also but we came to spend time in the ocean.
no dining on the premises but a few restaurants deliver plus the kitchen is clean and stocked if you want to make your own meals.
friendly staff, beautiful view, covered parking, great amenities. my husband and i will definitely come back but we would like to relax probably without our grandson.
this is where Pirate's Beach was before Ike, more remote and clean than east end.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by m1462 M1462
Great spacious rooms and furnishings. Great overall experience from front desk staff to pool staff. Pool area very clean. Grills available outside. Close to beachfront. Well worth the money - I will go again and have recommended this location to family and friends.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cindyjjbt Perfect!
My husband and I have been visiting Galveston for 39 years. This was our first stay here and absolutely the best stay we have ever had. The resort is perfect, the beach was clean, I can't thing of anything they could improve on. we will be back again in May!
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chefbry Awesome views and location!
Visited Galveston Island for the 1st time mid-September, 2013.
On west side of island away from it all, but yet minutes from everything. The building has parking on the ground floor and 5 floors of rooms. "U-shaped" property with all rooms having Gulf views. Some rooms have small balconies like mine did, but others have had larger ones depending on location and room type in building. Property has a large pool and hot tub with decking leading to the beach. Or just go to ground floor (parking area) and walk to the beach. I believe each suite has a kitchenette along with washer and dryer. Depending on the room, the washer and dryer may be for individual room or shared with one other room.
Location is a CON if you want to be in the middle of everything, or more PRO if you like a little more peace and quiet.
Best rates during the week with higher rates Fri/Sat. If you want to relax and watch the Gulf coast and waterbirds, this is the place.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5151 Clean comfortable hotel in a great location
This hotel exceeded our expectations. From the cleanliness of the room, nice modern décor, nicely equipped kitchen and easy access to the beach. So much so that we already have booked a return visit. Short commute to the main tourist area.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1965 Best vacation ever !
We had such a good time -nice anniversary location - clean, comfortable and above all - quiet with a wonderful view !
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArsenalMom Great Stay by the Ocean
My two Sons and I stayed here in August for my youngest Sons 12th BDay. We absolutely loved our stay! The location is right on the beach! You could not have asked for a better location. Loved the fact that you did not have to cross the busy Seawall to get to the beach. Our room was great, you could not beat the view of the ocean! We were located on the eastside with a balcony that went from living room to bedroom and you had access from either room. It was really nice to have a full kitchen with a dining area and living room space. We also had a washer and dryer, which was an extra plus. All the comforts of home. If you are looking for a place that is a little more secluded and right on the beach then this is the place for you! If you do decide to go into Galveston, then it is just a short drive. The staff overall was very friendly. Sandy at the front desk upon check in and check out was so nice and friendly ...the best at customer service. Both my Sons and I enjoyed the pool area, volleyball court, bbq and picnic table areas etc. And of course the short walk to the beach! The only negative thing I can say is that check out was at 10am, a little early. This place is well worth the stay! My oldest Son wanted to stay another night. We will definately be back next year for a longer stay!!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great place on the beach
A friend and I came here for a 4 day get away and had a wonderful time!, I knew I booked a suite but had no idea it had a full kitchen, washer and dryer and jacuzzi tub so those were a pleasant surprise! Nice sized balcony w beach view which was requested. We liked the fact the beach is on the same side in other words we didn't have to cross the busy street to get to it. Very nice bridge type walkover to beach and great pool. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back and recommend to others. Staff also friendly and helpful.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Can't wait to go back
We loved this place! We booked a standard thinking it probably wouldn't be as cool as the better rooms. It exceeded our expectations. For the two of us, this place was perfect. I love that it's on the beach and you don't have to drive or cross a street. We even left our canopy on the beach over night and when we walked back to our room for lunch. It wasn't as crowded as other places on the beach in Galveston, although this could be because we stayed during week days and after some schools had started their athletic and band practices. The pool was refreshing after being on the beach all day. You're only a mile or so from all the touristy stuff. The kitchen helps save money during the day so you can spend more on dinner. I like how there are two rooms that share a washer and dryer. The only con was that the ice maker was far away and we were told on weekends it runs out of ice. We didn't run in to that problem. We have always made Galveston an annual tradition, and now we know where to stay from now on!
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mrskittie95 Recommend but not whole heartedly
First off before we booked we tried to find out about getting a lock out room with our suite. We called three different help desks and no one could tell us what it would cost for the room. One even tried to tell us it would cost the same for the second bedroom as for our whole suite. We finally gave up but decided to book anyway because of the location and the thought that the bed here would be the same as the HI Express beds. (Which I love.)
The bed was not the same. It was horrible. The only thing that saved the vacation was the fact I had taken my Thermarest pad along just in case. I put it on top of the bed and was able to sleep. That is not the reason for not recommending it though.
Their internet servers kept crashing. Maybe it is a problem all over the island. Our wifi signal was strong but the servers kept going down. It was important to us, because my husband had to try to log into his companies intranet to finish something.
The room/suite itself was nice. We had everything we needed. The pool was also nice. Loved the balcony especially with our morning coffee.
Lastly, we were on the east side second floor. The elevator quit three times. It was not a real bother since we were on the 2nd floor until the morning we checked out. It took us an hour to carry all our stuff down the stairs.
If they changed their beds and fixed the internet and elevator problems it would be a great place. Loved the location!
Tip: Eat at Millers Seawall Grill if you get the opportunity.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jackwmj65 Great experience
Had wonderful time. Location is perfect. Room with view was great. Staff very helpfull and friendly. Enjoyed the game room, shuffleboard and pool. Beach access is the best.
August 5, 2013