The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

5222 Seawall Blvd | Galveston, TX 77551-4003  [SEE MAP]Galveston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Spacious rooms, pools and numerous eateries
Customer service received mixed reviews

Vying for attention with nearby Moody Gardens, The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston boasts twice as much meeting space as its primary competitor, as well as a variety of on-site amenities. Sure, it may not neighbor a water park, but The San Luis does cater to the kiddos with a waterslide and a plunge pool (and to adults with a swim-up bar). The property also houses a full-service spa, just in case lounging poolside doesn't quite get you to your R&R quota. Younger travelers will also love Blake's Bistro, but if older visitors prefer a more elegant atmosphere, there are serveral other on-site restaurants to choose from. Yet despite all of its offerings, recent guests expressed mixed feelings about The San Luis: Some praise the guest rooms for their comfortable beds and contemporary decor, while others complain about disorganized customer service staff.

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Location
Galveston, TX
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 250 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Oyster.com

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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.

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A long marble staircase alongside a slender fountain with sculpted dolphins welcomes you to the beachfront elegance of this resort.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3048 have reviewed the The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3048 reviews 4.0 (based on 3048 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The standard guest rooms at The San Luis Resort are decorated in beige and chocolate brown tones with lime green accents. All rooms are fully equipped with an assortment of in-room entertainment, including DVD players and iPod docking stations.
  • The 10th-floor accommodations are for adults only
  • Minifridges and microwaves are available for an additional fee

Standard room size356 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center is located along the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from the hotel amenities, there are a number of restaurants and attractions nearby. The beach offers various aquatic activities, like parasailing, snorkeling and sailing.
  • Scholes International Airport is 3 miles west of the hotel; William P. Hobby Airport is 41 miles northwest of the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($19)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Steakhouse at The San Luis is the hotel's most acclaimed restaurant. The award-winning restaurant offers USDA Prime selections, fresh fish and succulent side dishes. Blake's Bistro serves classic favorites like eggs benedict, steak and eggs, and is known for its Texas-sized omelets. Homemade gelato, pastries and Starbucks beverages can also be found at Cup + Cone. The Cove + Bar serves drinks and small bites adjacent to the pool (it doubles as a late-night lounge). San Luis Bar features live entertainment, cocktails and bar fare. And Grotto serves Italian cuisine with a large assortment of wine.
  • Hotel lobby bar also available
  • The Rainforest Cafe is located next door to the property

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The pool area includes a grotto whirlpool area, private cabanas and a swim-up pool bar. Ample lounge chairs are available on the deck, and a number of them surround firepits scattered throughout the property. Private cabanas are available for rent and equipped with ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs and patio furniture.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    Spa San Luis offers specially designed treatments for each individual. In addition to massages, facials and body treatments, the spa also has makeup services, hair and nail care, eyelash and eyebrow services and more. Yoga classes are held in the spa for those who want to break a sweat. The spa boutique offers guests the same products used in the treatments.
    • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    Nearby kid-friendly activities include the Schlitterbahn Water Park, an off-shore drilling museum and the official Texas Opera House.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The fitness center is rather compact; however, it is equipped with Nautilus weights and cardio machines. There are many recreational activities available nearby, including biking trails, boat tours and kayaking.
      • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Nearby mini-golf course and on-site playground
      • Water sports are available near the hotel
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis (free)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      There is more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and event space at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center. Small events can be held in any of the boardrooms, classrooms or meeting roomes, while larger events can be accommodated in the 21,500-square-foot Exhibition Hall or the 15,000-sqaure-foot Grand Ballroom. The signature Conferee Lounge has two pool tables, one shuffleboard table, one card table, electronic dart boards and a lounge area.
      • Audiovisual equipment and staff on-site
      • Meeting packages are available

      Number of meeting rooms22

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      The wedding team at The San Luis can assist with planning wedding details. A variety of venues both indoor and outdoor are available throughout the resort grounds. Indoor weddings at The San Luis usually take place in the Grand Ballroom, while the outdoor wedding venue is nestled among the hotel gardens with the Gulf-view Gazebo.
      • Complimentary hotel accommodations for the couple the night of the wedding
      • Discounted valet parking for wedding guests
      • Catering services must be provided by the hotel

      Maximum wedding guest capacity500

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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