A waterfront resort hotel with a swim-up pool bar, upscale service, free parking and Wi-Fi access, the non-smoking Hilton Galveston Island Resort is popular among our guests headed to the area. Arriving guests are welcomed to this six-story property's renovated lobby, adorned with harlequin-patterned marble floors and potted palm trees. There are 240 rooms, all equipped with sleek, residential-style furniture, luxury bedding, flat-panel HDTVs, mp3 docking stations, executive-style desks with swivel chairs, coffeemakers, bathrooms with designer toiletries and plush robes. Most accommodations feature private balconies, many with stunning Gulf views. The hotel's dining options include a full-service restaurant serving a daily breakfast buffet, a seasonal grill by the lushly landscaped pool and 24-hour room service. A lobby bar features live piano music, and an outdoor lounge serves cocktails around a cozy fire pit. There is a gym, and there's a business center with complimentary Wi-Fi access. Concierge services and a gift shop are available in the lobby. Parking is on the house. The Hilton is situated on the 30-acre San Luis Resort, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston's famous Seawall. Both the beach and the adjacent Galveston Island Convention Center are a few steps from the hotel, as are a number of restaurants and bars located on the property. Nearby attractions include Moody Gardens Amusement Park and Golf Course, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, shopping and dining in the historic Strand district, all a few minutes' drive from the hotel. The hotel is three miles from Scholes International Airport at Galveston and 50 miles from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport. "Nicest hotel ever," say our guests staying at Hilton Galveston Island Resort, a property that offers the "most bang for the buck" and an "amazing experience" with its "out of this world" pool and "great staff."