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Galveston, TX: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Galveston center point is around 1 mile northeast of Moody Gardens/IMAX and 1 mile northeast of Lone Star Flight Museum.

Welcome to Galveston, a historic island city on the coast of Texas. Whether you're looking to stay in the heart of the action or you're craving a laid-back seaside getaway, Galveston offers a variety of hotels to meet every need and budget. More from this guide...

"This small community hosts a plethora of activities"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
4.0 / 5

Galveston Island is located south of Houston, Tx and is only accessible by a cause way. Galveston is only one mile across, at its widest point. This small community hosts a plethora of activities such as the Rain forest Pyramid and Aquarium at Moody Gardens Hotel. There is plenty of beach to enjoy, and lot's of great seafood. Make sure to stop by the world famous Gaido's Restaurant on Seawall Blvd.

Galveston Hotels & Accommodations

The Tremont House a Wyndham Historic Hotel 2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX 77550
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 9 conference rooms in property
  • Average value
  • Cool café
Doubletree by Hilton Galveston Beach - Galveston 1702 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Galvestonian in Galveston 1401 East Beach Dr., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Fitness + Health Center
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Candlewood Suites : 808 61st St. 808 61st St., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Low-priced hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center : Seven Hope Blvd. Seven Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • With 428 guest rooms and over 100,000 acres of meeting and convention space, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is capable of hosting large business meetings, conventions and weddings and offers accommodations for couples and families who are simply looking for a fun-filled Galveston vacation. The hotel is situated on 242 plant-filled acres and features towering pyramids that house a living rainforest, a 3-D theater and an oversized aquarium. There are several on-site restaurants that feature first-class menus. The full-service spa offers several treatment options. Located just steps away from the four-diamond resort are several of Galveston's top attractions.
  • High-end Resort hotel
  • 9 floors in hotel
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Great pool
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hilton Galveston Island Resort : 5400 Seawall Blvd. 5400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Situated on 30 acres of the San Luis Resort, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort offers guests residential-like accommodations with first-class amenities. The hotel has recently undergone major renovations, updating the 240 guest rooms, as well as the hotel amenities and features. With a four-diamond Rating from AAA, the hotel offers guests top-notch accommodations and services. Newer amenities include flat screen televisions, Hilton Serenity Beds and lavish linens. The Galveston Island's Seawall Boulevard puts this hotel right in the heart of the attractions that Galveston has to offer, including the Gulf of Mexico and the 1894 Opera House. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests of the Hilton Galveston Island Resort will feel pampered throughout the entire stay.
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn & Suites - Galveston
5924 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 91 rooms in property
  • Most guests thought the kitchenette was ok
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston in Galveston 6431 Central City Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
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Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites : 6102 Seawall Blvd. 6102 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Swimming pool dirty
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
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Comfort Inn & Suites Beachfront : 6302 Seawall Blvd. 6302 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Two star property
  • Fitness center on property
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San Luis Resort Spa Conference Center 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Nestled on 30 beachfront acres on Galveston Island, the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center boasts unparalleled accommodations and unprecedented service. Since 2000, the hotel has held the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award. The lavishly appointed guest suites, first-class restaurants and full-service spa, salon and fitness center are just some of the features that combine to create an unforgettable Galveston experience. Whether you're traveling for business, planning a private event, or you're simply planning a romantic getaway, the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center can accommodate all of your needs.
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • 16 floors in hotel
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Holiday Inn Resort Galveston on the Beach
5002 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 180 rooms in property
Best Western Plus Galveston Suites : 8502 Seawall Blvd. 8502 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 96 suites in property
Comfort Suites : 3606 89th St. 3606 89th St., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Hotel staff was amazing
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
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Harbor House at Pier 21 - Galveston At Pier 21 # 28, Galveston, TX 77550
  • 3-star hotel
  • Front desk was amazing
  • Disappointing wellness & sports facilities
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Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island 9550 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Access to gym on-site
Hotel Galvez & Spa / The Tremont House : 2024 Seawall Blvd. 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550
  • Dubbed the "Queen of the Gulf," the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa / The Tremont House, offers guests a historic setting in which to enjoy the sites of sunny Galveston. This hotel was built in 1911 and has been restored to include modern-day amenities while retaining the original charm. Located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and within walking distance to the many attractions of historic Galveston, this AAA four-diamond rated hotel is sure to cater to your every need. There are also several nearby attractions to enjoy, including Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park.
  • 4 star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 11 meeting rooms
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
11743 Termini San Luis Pass Rd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Fitness center on property
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Texas City Fairfield Inn in Texas City 10700 Emmett F. Lowry, Texas City, TX 77591 ~14.12 miles northwest of Galveston
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • 8 suites in property
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Comfortable beds
Quality Inn : 2320 Fm 2004 2320 Fm 2004, Texas City, TX 77591 ~14.16 miles northwest of Galveston
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 12:00
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2440 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591 ~14.27 miles northwest of Galveston
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Hotel has 70 rooms
  • Nice staff
  • Clean
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Value Place Houston Tx (Texas City) - Texas City 11444 32nd Ave. North, Texas City, TX 77591 ~14.70 miles northwest of Galveston
  • Economical property
  • 124 sleeping rooms in hotel
Inn at the Waterpark - Galveston
2525 Jones Dr., Galveston, TX 77554
  • With Schlitterbahn Water Park and Moody Gardens just steps away, the Inn at the Waterpark is an ideal destination for a family vacation. With so many posh hotels in the area, the Inn at the Waterpark prides itself on offering a laid back environment that is more conducive to children. Just because it's a casual setting doesn't mean that the amenities are limited. With guest rooms that are completely outfitted, complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary mini-golf, guest satisfaction is a priority at this hotel. In addition to Schlitterbahn Water Park and Moody Gardens, other popular Galveston attractions are also within close proximity to the Inn.
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • Furniture needs more attention
Baymont Inn & Suites - Galveston 2826 63rd St., Galveston, TX 77551
  • Enjoy modern convenience and the comforts of home while staying at the Baymont Inn & Suites Galveston. After a day of exploring all of the attractions that Galveston Island has to offer – Moody Gardens, The Strand and Galveston Island State Park, to name a few – kick back and relax in the hotel's swimming pool and spa and then enjoy a restful night sleep on one of the pillow-topped mattresses featured in the 89 guest rooms. With business services and meeting rooms, the hotel is also an ideal location to host business retreats.
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Rooms are ok
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Part of the Houston metropolitan area, Galveston is a great place to visit. The city itself is on Pelican Island and Galveston Island, and it once served as the main Texas Navy port during the Texas Revolution. The city's first settlements, though, were constructed in 1816 by a French pirate. Galveston would become a major commercial hub during the 19th century before being devastated by the Great Galveston Hurricane in 1900. It would take years to recover, but the city soon emerged as a family-oriented tourist destination.

Today the city boasts more than 60 structures on the National Register of Historic Places, which are spread out among Galveston's six historic districts. With so much historical significance, Galveston thrives on modern tourism. You can find museums and nature-based attractions throughout the city, and the Port of Galveston serves as a passenger cruise ship terminal for Carnival Cruise Line. Whether you're visiting Galveston to gear up for a Caribbean cruise or you're hoping to explore the city itself, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to enjoy everything Galveston has to offer.

When to Visit Galveston, Texas

With its balmy climate, Galveston knows how to draw beach-going crowds. Summer temperatures are between temperate and subtropical, so expect summer and spring break to be the most popular times to visit. This is also when hotel rates are at their highest. Weekends are especially crowded during the summer when Houston residents and other nearby Texans head down for a weekend getaway. If you do plan to brave the summertime crowds, you'll be rewarded with perfect beach weather and a variety of outdoor events, including a sandcastle competition, the Independence Day parade and fireworks show, a craft beer festival, and much more.

To enjoy warm weather without the excessive heat, visit in early spring or late fall. Spring brings festival such as the popular Galveston Birding and Nature Photo Festival, which takes place in mid-April before peak season hotel prices kick in. Spring is also the prime time to go horseback riding on the beach, flyboarding over the bay, or sailing beyond the Galveston causeway. Other than winter and spring break, spring brings the most affordable room prices.

Winter temperatures are pleasant, but they're not warm enough for swimming. You could, however, check out Schlitterbahn's heated indoor water park, the Galveston Railroad Museum, and the annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez and Spa. If you're looking to take advantage of Galveston's low winter rates, though, avoid Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Galveston, TX:

seasonality of hotel rates in Galveston

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Galveston, TX. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the best time period to stay in Galveston for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Galveston, Texas

4 Star Average Prices: $199.92

If you're looking for luxury hotels in Galveston, you can choose from several. The San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center is on 30 acres of pristine property across the street from the beach. The hotel's upscale rooms feature coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, private balconies, flat-screen televisions, free continental breakfast, an on-site spa and salon, fitness room, and an outdoor pool with water slide. There are also five on-site dining options, including an upscale steakhouse.

The Hilton Galveston Island Resort is also set on the 30-acre San Luis Resort, giving you even more upscale options. Rooms are classic yet contemporary with custom-designed beds and private balconies. If you choose to upgrade to a suite, you'll even enjoy a separate living space. One of the most unique amenities that comes with this hotel is the tropical-style outdoor pool with swim-up bar.

Hotel Galvez and Spa is another great luxury option. This elegant 1911 historic beachfront hotel offers upscale rooms with iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and rainfall shower heads. There's even an on-site seafood restaurant and lounge, not to mention a swim-up bar, poolside grill, and heated outdoor saltwater pool.

Other luxury accommodations in Galveston include Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf Course, and Convention Center, The Tremont House, and Victorian Condo Hotel Resort.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Galveston

Affordable Hotel Options in Galveston, Texas

3 Star Average Prices: $124.10

Finding an affordable place to stay in Galveston is easier than you might think. Beachcomber Inn Galveston is a simple budget motel offering straightforward rooms, an outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, and coin-operated laundry facilities within easy driving distance of the Galveston cruise terminal and Scholes International Airport.

Motel 6 Galveston just off Interstate 45 also offers a coin laundry and year-round outdoor pool, but its location is more convenient to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

The Knights Inn Galveston is a low-rise that's a seven-minute walk from Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Offering simple furnishings, free Wi-Fi, and the chance for parents to take advantage of the kids-17-and-under-stay-free policy, this is one budget motel worth booking.

If you prefer an affordable accommodation on the beach, check out Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Galveston Beach. This laid-back two-star hotel overlooks the Gulf and features suites with whirlpools. Guests can also enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, 24-hour business center, and fitness room.

Other budget-friendly hotel options in Galveston include Red Roof Inn Galveston – Beachfront/Convention Center, Super 8 Galveston, and Howard Johnson Express Inn – Galveston, Texas.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Galveston

2 Star Average Prices: $129.53

2 Star Hotel Prices in Galveston

Where are the real discounts in Galveston

If you know where you want to stay, you can take advantage of money-saving discounts from your favorite hotels. For instance, The San Luis Resort frequently offers packages and resort specials, including romantic getaway packages and the popular Stay More, Save More discount.

AAA members, seniors, military families, and large groups can also snag discounted rates at certain hotels, which range from the upscale Moody Gardens to budget chain brands like Super 8 – Galveston. There are also frequent traveler perks to consider. Being a Wyndham hotel, The Tremont House allows you to use or accumulate Wyndham Rewards during your stay. A number of local hotels also offer Park and Sail packages for cruise ship passengers needing to leave their cars behind while they cruise the Caribbean.

Best Value Options in Galveston, Texas

Galveston offers many mid-range hotels designed to give you the most bang for your buck. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort is a three-star beachfront option offering modern rooms with balconies, ocean or pool views, high-pressure shower heads, DVD players, kitchenettes, and free Wi-Fi. Kids 19 and under also stay free, and upgrading to a suite ensures you get a full kitchen.

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On The Beach is just a seven-minute drive from Moody Gardens amusement park and features an on-site restaurant serving seafood and steaks. There's an outdoor pool, business center, tennis courts, and video game arcade to appeal to a range of guests.

SpringHill Suites Galveston Island is a roadside all-suite accommodation near the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The modern hotel offers iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, premium cable channels, separate living areas, and kitchenettes. Free amenities include parking, continental breakfast, a fitness room, indoor pool, hot tub, and business center.

Other mid-range options that won't break the bank include DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach, Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston, and Courtyard Galveston Island. No matter where you choose to stay, it's nice to know you're never far from the beach.

Insider Tips for Visiting Galveston, Texas

Make the most of your trip to Galveston by experiencing the city like a local. Galveston features a lot of bustling life in a small amount of space, so it's smart to know the highlights. Most visitors tend to crowd the Strand, which is the cruise port area, and Seawall Boulevard, which offers an array of bars, restaurants, and hotels. If you're a history buff, be sure to tour the historic Strand District.

As for food, you can't beat a meal at Olympia the Grill at Pier 21. This is a prime restaurant not only for its delicious eats, but also the chance to spot pelicans and dolphins in Galveston Bay. Other great eateries include Benno's on the Beach, The Spot, and DiBella's. For amazing nighttime views, head to The Rooftop Bar on top of The Tremont House.

Galveston is riddled with big box stores and kitschy swim shops, so you might feel underwhelmed by your lack of choices if you're here for a shopping excursion. Thankfully, Galveston does harbor some unique boutiques and off-the-tourist-path shops that are must-sees. Head to The Witchery downtown for special jewelry and gifts, The Style Co. on 14th for women's clothing and accessories, or the ultra-cool Tangerine Boutique downtown to discover unique designer brands.

Also, while you'll probably visit the Historic Pleasure Pier more than once during your stay, your best bet is to enjoy it from the Seawall rather than pay the fee to walk the boardwalk.

When planning your trip to Galveston, be sure to explore your options. Decide on your must-see attractions in advance, and take advantage of hotel specials and discounts. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly option or a sophisticated luxury experience, Galveston aims to please.

Galveston, TX in a nutshell

The city of Galveston is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Texas, mainly because of the many fun places that one can visit there. In fact, its revenues from tourism are counted by several millions of dollars, with as much as $808 million earned back in 2007. The city is visited by several millions of tourists annually. Still, you don't have to worry about finding a place to stay in as the hotels and inns in the city are numerous enough to meet the demands and influx of tourists and travelers even during peak tourist season. Galveston is not just about frivolous tourist traps and fun destinations but is also a place to find several important buildings and landmarks, many of them having important roles in the history of the United States. Notable structures in the city include The Bishop's Palace, Grand 1894 Opera House, and even The Galvez Hotel. The Moody Gardens Botanical Park is among the top-rated and favorite attractions of the city. This expansive garden complex is offering grand scale exhibits of various flora from all over the world, not just the locality.

Verified reviews of the city of Galveston

Below are reviews of the city of Galveston, TX from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Gorgeous Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean and beautiful

Lucille Pope., from 21-Aug-2016
"Great Group Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

Our students really enjoyed Moody Gardens and playing on the beach with a cookout in the evening. We visited the state park and found it a nice place for our group to be able to play.

Shirley J., from 08-May-2015
"Great Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

The water was beautiful.

Shanette S., from 10-Oct-2014
"Galveston is awesome."
Score 5.0 / 5

Galveston was awesome. The opportunities for great food, water activities, and historical learning were wonderful. The smell was bad due to seasonal seaweed on the shore, so don't visit in Late June for optimal pleasure.

Indy W., from 01-Jul-2014
"Perpetual Spring Break"
Score 5.0 / 5

The vibe is spring break everyday. A great place for a breath of fresh air.

Christian L H., from 22-Jun-2014
"Seawall Boulevard Dining Recommendations"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Spot on Seawall Blvd. is a nice place for shrimp or fish poor boys, burgers, and drinks. Gaido's on Seawall Blvd. for seafood.

Robert R., from 16-Jun-2014
"Strand Street"
Score 4.0 / 5

Outstanding, our 6th time on the Island. Strand St. downtown is a great place to hang out.

Harry B., from 10-May-2014
"Beach Town"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beach atmosphere. Galveston is lively and has great restaurants. There is always something to do, even if it is just walking on the beach.

Faye V., from 09-Apr-2014
"Freezing but good!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Honestly, the weather is freezing cold and rainy so we didn't really get to do much except eat and drive around to see the ships and the water. But, we have been here several times before and have always enjoyed the area very much!

Karen P., from 23-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Galveston, TX shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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