Looking for an excuse to visit Galveston Island? The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center gives you five right off the bat, getting you on your way to sea and sun just a short drive from home.
Reason no. 1: Waterfront views and cruise convenience
Just steps from the beach, the San Luis recently underwent a major renovation that has transformed it into a premier destination for Galveston visitors. Built on the grounds of historic Fort Crockett, the 16-story hotel offers a complete boutique experience with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
And for those looking to take advantage of Galveston's growing number of cruise options, the San Luis will make sure you're at the docks on time, with free port transportation both before and after your voyage. The resort even will hold your vehicle on its private lot while you're away.
Reason no. 2: Romance
The island is a top spot for romantic getaways and the San Luis knows how to do it right with convenient (and complimentary) valet parking, nightly turndown service and a private balcony.
“We offer overnight romance packages that include breakfast for two, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chilled champagne and rose petals sprinkled atop your bedding," says Quinn Bussey, director of front office at the San Luis. "In the evening, couples even can enjoy a moonlit drive along the Seawall in our resort Bentley.”
Reason no. 3: Surf and turf
The Steakhouse — the resort's award-winning restaurant — is not only known for its USDA grain-fed beef and fabulous wine list, but also for fresh live Maine lobster.
The result? A phenomenal surf and turf. Accolades have poured in from Texas Monthly and the Galveston Daily News, which respectively named it "Best Steak House on the Coast" and the "Island's Best Place for Steak."
Reason no. 4: The kids are alright
The San Luis prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere and provides a variety of kid-approved events, from tie-dying shirts and s'more-making to an outdoor movie night. Kids love it, and so do their parents.
Reason no. 5: Service
Service at the San Luis is unparalleled anywhere else in Galveston. We’re talking AAA four-diamond attention from employees who have been with the resort for more than a decade. The staff isn't just family-friendly . . . It's a family.
“We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest hotels on the island,” Bussey says. “We are dedicated to the genuine care and comfort of our guests and we deliver on making every experience a most memorable one.”
Click here to book an ultimate Galveston getaway at your luxurious home-away-from-home — the San Luis.