The ultimate summer staycation awaits you at The San Luis Resort on Galveston Island. A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 1999, the 32-acre property offers lavish accommodations, breathtaking Gulf views, unmatched service and the finest in award-winning dining. Bring the family to soak up the summer sun and enjoy all the fun the resort has to offer.
Let vacation mode set in upon the welcoming sounds of the ocean and the touch of cool island breezes. Whether you are seeking an action-packed getaway or in need of rest and relaxation, The San Luis Resort is ready to welcome you to a summer full of rejuvenating experiences. From guided seawall strolls, sunset evenings with live music, and outdoor movie nights, to fitness bootcamps, lawn games and educational programs, such as Marine Biologist for a Day, The San Luis’ complimentary guest activities ensure entertainment and enjoyment at every moment of your stay.
“Guests can truly getaway without going the distance,” said Paul Schultz, Vice President of Hospitality, Landry’s. “Whether you are seeking an action-packed getaway or in need of rest and relaxation, our staff is ready to welcome you for a summer filled with rejuvenating experiences.”
Choose from a variety of first-class accommodations, including 250 well-appointed guestrooms with private balconies and unmatched waterfront views. For an elegant retreat unlike anything on the Gulf Coast, head to The Villas at The San Luis. Nestled in lush surrounding in a quiet corner of the property are five, 800-square foot villa suites offering sumptuous appointments and heightened privacy. Each villa features a king-sized bed, dedicated sitting area and spa-like bathroom as well as in-room check-in, welcome Champagne, a separate veranda with a personal hot tub, valet service and a serene pool with cabanas and daybeds. Unique to The Villas, guests have the option to upgrade their travel arrangements and arrive via helicopter or limousine.
The resort’s premier accommodations are complimented with top-of-the-line amenities. For top-shelf pampering, head to Spa San Luis, offering the region’s most luxurious spa treatments including massages, facials, body gommages and hydrotherapies. For further rejuvenation, Spa San Luis is home includes a fitness center and full-service salon.
Two boutiques are conveniently located on property for access to the latest in fashion and style. Aqua, the resort’s lifestyle boutique, is your one-stop shopping destination offering a collection of designer swimwear, resort wear, athleisure, apothecary and accessories for both women and girls. For his and hers one-of-a-kind fashion finds from luxury brands such as Tory Burch, Gucci and more visit Style & Trend.
Venture to The Cove, the resort’s revamped pool and outdoor oasis offering enhanced amenities and personalized services, for a poolside retreat unlike any other. Surrounded by glistening beach views, The Cove is the ultimate retreat for sun-kissed relaxation and enjoyment. Guests can find tranquility under grand resort-style umbrellas on plush lounges and contemporary furnishings of natural and tropical hues. Sun seekers can opt to reserve a poolside day bed. For those seeking respite from the sun can find shaded comfort in a lush cabana, available for private rental.
The San Luis has an extensive list of resort amenities and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. The year-round beachfront resort is conveniently located on the Seawall for immediate access to the beach. Join us for resort-led activities including sandcastle building classes, a meet and greet with Phydias at the bird cage in the Hotel Lobby and peaceful strolls along the Seawall. Families with children will love playing games and watching movies on the Promenade Lawn, making poolside s’mores and the opportunity to pet wild animals and reptiles at Gazebo.
Make sure to snap a family photo with the newest member of The San Luis, Tourist Ted. The statue of a native sea turtle serves as a beautiful reminder to protect our local species and their natural habitat. The San Luis Resort is a proud advocate for marine wildlife conservation and offers educational marine life programs led by the experts at the Downtown Aquarium. Visitors can be a marine biologist for the day and learn about protecting the coral communities, scuba diving and create ocean-themed crafts by the pool.
Fitness fanatics can start the day off strong with a workout at the property’s state-of-the-art gym or join the resort’s high-energy boot camp available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Guests can also choose from a wide variety of health and wellness programming such as yoga and Zumba classes. After each class, be sure to stop by Cup + Cone for freshly made juices loaded with electrolytes and antioxidants to keep you balanced throughout the day.
With so many restaurants on property, The San Luis Resort promises a dining experience for every whim. Cosmopolitan and sophisticated, The Steakhouse’s award-winning menu features only the finest cuts of prime beef and fresh seafood selections. The restaurant’s chef-curated culinary preparations are complete with an extensive wine collection and exemplary service. Curated with an undeniable attention to detail, The Steakhouse has consecutively received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 10 years and owns a No. 1 spot on Tom Horan’s “Texas’ Top Ten Steakhouses,” list. Its companion, The Bar, offers guests an extensive libations menu and chic décor in a stress-free setting.
For authentic Italian cuisine, visit Grotto Ristorante. Grotto’s warm and lively atmosphere will transport you to the cozy setting of a trattoria in the Old Country. Enjoy a savory menu brimming with timeless recipes for house made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and “Old World” signature dishes, such as Pollo Francese, Trio Tomato Pappardelle and Snapper Siciliano. Fantastic summer specials complete the Italian experience with prices that are ideal for groups of all sizes. Savor the flavors of the Fertitta Family’s coveted Fried Chicken and Pasta, along with bread, salad and dessert for two for only $31.95 every Sunday and Monday. No meal would be complete without Grotto’s famous Peach Bellini or a bottle of Italian or domestic wine. With a winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, it is no wonder Grotto is the island’s best kept secret.
Enjoy laid-back meals at Blake’s Bistro. The cozy restaurant boasts a relaxed and inviting environment with delicious offerings including Texas-sized omelets, buttermilk pancakes, crisp salads, Tex-Mex plates, burgers and other comfort favorites. The dynamic dining experience is rounded out with Cup + Cone, a grab and go counter that is stocked with gelato, sweet treats and a full Starbucks Coffee bar. Parents and children alike can look forward to a little afternoon indulgence following a long day at the beach.
Should you wish to discover the wonders of the local community during your stay at The San Luis Resort, schedule a day for exploring the beauty and historic elegance of Galveston Island. Boasting 32 miles of sun-drenched beaches, the Historic Strand District, exciting entertainment and great shopping, Galveston offers a wide array of attractions on land and sea. Just down the road, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including thrilling rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.
The beachside retreat is the perfect destination for celebrating a special occasion or just an extraordinary weekend getaway. Conveniently located near Kemah and the Bay Area, the one-of-a-kind resort provides a safe escape for nearby visitors seeking a unique and private retreat.
Summer paradise awaits at The San Luis Hotel on Galveston Island. For information, reservations and special packages, please visit www.sanluisresort.com or call 409.744.1500.