Pros

  • Directly across from the beach
  • Attractive grounds with large white double staircases leading to the entrance
  • Adults-only, tenth floor rooms have handsome decor and sleek bathrooms
  • Big free-form pool has a swim-up bar, waterslide, and cabana rentals
  • Full-service spa and salon
  • Adults-only lounge features poker, darts, and billiards
  • Two restaurants, including a great steakhouse
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Daily fee for valet parking
  • Small bathrooms
  • Some of the rooms have older decor and mattresses
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Bottom Line

This 16-story, 30-acre resort is located across the street from the beach on Galveston Island. For families, there's a kids' club, and free-form pool with fun waterslide that shoots guests into a smaller heated pool. For adults, there's a swim-up bar, secluded grotto Jacuzzi overlooking the water, and a 21-plus lounge offering poker, darts and billiards. The 10th floor, dubbed Club Ten, is higher end and adults only: Rooms here have rich, sophisticated decor with lots of dark wood and leather, classy artwork, and sleek bathrooms with flat-screen TVs in the mirrors. In regular rooms, the decor is either contemporary or a cheerful country style. Five, 800 square-foot luxury villas were added in 2015. Business travelers may also choose to stay here for the 200,000 square feet of on-site meeting space, and the proximity to the convention center.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Pool
  • Spa

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The San Luis Resort

Location

Across the street from the beach, and down the road from the convention center

The hotel is right across the street from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants. There is an IHOP immediately nearby for guests looking for a quick, cheap meal outside of the hotel's restaurants.

Galveston is Texas barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico with an economy rooted in tourism. It's prone to hurricanes: A hurricane that hit here in 1900 went down in history as of the country's worst natural disasters, and parts the town are still recovering from Hurricane Ike, a category 2 storm that hit the area in 2008. Tourists come here for Galveston's many beaches and warm water temperatures. East Beach and Steward Beach are both public, paid beaches ideal for tourists, while some beaches along the Western shore still show signs of recovery from recent hurricanes.

Popular seasonal events in Galveston include Mardi Gras, the American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition, and at Christmas, Dickens on the Strand, featuring street performers and vendors, live music, and readings of Charles Dickens. Anyone who arrives in full Victorian dress is admitted free.

  • 9-minute drive to Scholes International Airport at Galveston
  • 80-minute drive to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 3- to 11-minute walk to restaurants and shops
  • 5-minute walk to Fort Crockett Seawall Park
  • 6-minute walk to Galveston Convention Center
  • 8-minute walk to The Strand Historic District
  • 13-minute walk to 61st Street Fishing Pier
  • 6-minute drive to 25th Street Shopping Center
  • 9-minute drive to Moody Gardens
  • 10-minute drive to Texas Seaport Museum
  • 13-minute drive to Pelican Island
  • 23-minute drive to Galveston Island State Park
  • 25-minute drive to Jamaica Beach
  • 57-minute drive to Houston
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Things You Should Know About The San Luis Resort

Also Known As

  • The San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center

Room Types

  • Ambassador Suite
  • Club 10 Level Room
  • Deluxe King Room
  • Executive VIP Level Room
  • Premium Room

Address

5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston 77551-4003, Galveston Island

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

The San Luis Resort

Location

Across the street from the beach, and down the road from the convention center

The hotel is right across the street from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants. There is an IHOP immediately nearby for guests looking for a quick, cheap meal outside of the hotel's restaurants.

Galveston is Texas barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico with an economy rooted in tourism. It's prone to hurricanes: A hurricane that hit here in 1900 went down in history as of the country's worst natural disasters, and parts the town are still recovering from Hurricane Ike, a category 2 storm that hit the area in 2008. Tourists come here for Galveston's many beaches and warm water temperatures. East Beach and Steward Beach are both public, paid beaches ideal for tourists, while some beaches along the Western shore still show signs of recovery from recent hurricanes.

Popular seasonal events in Galveston include Mardi Gras, the American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition, and at Christmas, Dickens on the Strand, featuring street performers and vendors, live music, and readings of Charles Dickens. Anyone who arrives in full Victorian dress is admitted free.

  • 9-minute drive to Scholes International Airport at Galveston
  • 80-minute drive to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 3- to 11-minute walk to restaurants and shops
  • 5-minute walk to Fort Crockett Seawall Park
  • 6-minute walk to Galveston Convention Center
  • 8-minute walk to The Strand Historic District
  • 13-minute walk to 61st Street Fishing Pier
  • 6-minute drive to 25th Street Shopping Center
  • 9-minute drive to Moody Gardens
  • 10-minute drive to Texas Seaport Museum
  • 13-minute drive to Pelican Island
  • 23-minute drive to Galveston Island State Park
  • 25-minute drive to Jamaica Beach
  • 57-minute drive to Houston
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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