We stayed here for two nights prior to our cruise in early April. (The San Luis Resort was booked!) The hotel is showing some wear, but overall it's a great property.
We booked an Oceanview room & asked when we arrived if we could be upgraded to a balcony, (we love to hear the crashing waves). The hotel was sold out both nights we were there, so I didn't expect the upgrade.... but if you don't ask..... so, we asked, they said no balcony's were available.
We got a wonderfully quiet room on the 7th floor in the tower. The elevator is a really long way from the front desk.... so keep that in mind if you can't or don't like to walk very far.... we didn't mind & our room was wonderful. The bed was comfy & our view was of the pool & the ocean. So....after dinner we go back to our room & we look over to the part of the building that houses the balcony rooms...... 4 floors of balconys..... all but one of them were completely dark! Either ALL the guests in those rooms went to bed early or they were out partying on the town.... I thought it odd & wondered just why I didn't get an upgrade, cuz I think those rooms were unoccupied!
We loved our stay.... all the staff were wonderful. We loved the pool, the restaurant & the bar... we valet parked our car & they guys were great!
Will I stay here again? Sure. Our favorite hotel in Galveston is the San Luis Resort... (all rooms have balcony's)...both hotels are owned by the same person... so they are similar in many ways... plus you can use the facilities at the San Luis if you are staying at the Hilton or the Holiday Inn Resort as well.
Note on parking... if you have a room in the tower building, the elevator is at the back of the resort, so is the parking area... you really don't need to Valet park... there is a door right by the elevator in the tower to the parking area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unwind at Hilton Galveston Island Resort and enjoy a premier oceanfront location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on the historic Seawall Boulevard at the 32-acre San Luis Resort, this Galveston hotel is within close walking distance of the beach, fishing piers, shopping and restaurants. Relax in a cozy guest room with elegant, ocean-inspired decor and marvel at breathtaking sea views form a private balcony, or choose a suite with separate living space. ... more less
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