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What travelers to Galveston are saying

We had such a fun time in Galveston this trip (June 21-23). We ate at several great restaurants, the Olympia Grill, Nonno Tony's, Joe's Crab Shack (awesome raspberry tea), Sunflower Bakery, Miller's, La King's Confectionery. We had some yummy ice cream at King's, and got to see a demonstration of how they make taffy and even got a fresh, warm sample of their cinnamon taffy! We took an excursion boat out of the harbor by the Harbor House Hotel that was a sightseeing trip of the area with dolphin sightings included. The Suntime Watersports Jetboat ride was amazing and definitely should be on your to do list!! We also enjoyed driving down to the east end of the seawall and watching all the ships going back and forth to and from the Houston ship channel. And we loved going into Beachtown and walking down to the quiet part of the East Beach there that a lot of people don't know about. It is so clean and pretty and a great place to go to get away from the crowds, and free parking! And of course, walking all around the Strand area is always fun!
Fashiondiva Jun 24, 2015
Galveston is just another town to me. I worked there for 10 years. It is a touristy type place if you like the beach. The Strand Area is worth the visit. My wife and I still make occasional trips there for a weekend getaway. There are a lot of attraction in and within an hours drive. When I worked there, I never went to any of the local attractions. Now that I no longer work there, my wife and gone back to see them all. I would definitely recommend a trip there from a weekend to a week.
Alex B. Mar 22, 2015
Had not been there since before the hurricance. Enjoyey the dinning and entertainment options, but did not take it all in due to time restrictions. Only negative was the restrictive parking situation throughout the city, and having to pay by phone in lieu of onsite convenience.
R. Garcia Jul 19, 2015

The island is your oyster in Galveston, Texas

The Texas coastline arcs around the Gulf of Mexico like a crescent moon, and Galveston Island shines as the star that marks its northern reach. This lovely, historic city welcomes vacationers and business travelers with every amenity and a gracious touch of hospitality. Are you in love with historic architecture? Lose your heart to the magnificent Bishop's Palace. Does science spark your imagination? Prepare for launch at Moody Gardens' Discovery Pyramid. Do you crave freshly cooked seafood? Catch your own off the jetties and picnic on the beach. From shopping adventures to grand Galveston hotels, the island is a place where relaxed family beaches coexist with corporate venues.

Things to see and do

The Pleasure Pier

Discover a world of boardwalk thrills on breathtaking rides that loop and sail over the blue waters of the Gulf. Relax with Midway Games like the dancing teacups and the carousel, enjoy delicious dining and pick up a few specialty souvenirs. The Pleasure Pier packs fun into any family outing.

Harbor tours

Adventures aboard the Seagull II start at the Texas Seaport Museum and depart for an afternoon cruise. Fair winds and gliding pelicans accompany this exceptional excursion into Galveston Bay. Be sure to salute the tall ship Elissa as you sail by.

Moody Gardens

Three stunning glass pyramids mark this magical spot, and each one encloses a special world. Explore the spheres of science, a tropical rainforest or the ocean's deepest secrets. Finish your trek with a refreshing splash at the Gardens' Palm Beach water park.

Special events

Mardi Gras

Why not revel in this lavish celebration with a sunset dance on the beach? Balcony parties, masked balls and more than two dozen parades rock the island from seashore to bayside. The locals love to party, and from bead throwing to glittering masks and costumes, you will soon find yourself swept away by this colorful event.

The Harvest Moon Regatta

Let your imagination sail to distant lands as you cheer on the elegant vessels in this annual October race. Give participants a roaring send-off amid a daylong celebration as Galveston's finest yachts conquer the Gulf and compete for sailing glory.

Dickens on the Strand

The first weekend of each December, historic properties along the Strand throw open their doors to this glorious celebration of all things Victorian. Don your finest period costume, join the festivities and immerse yourself in this most gracious period. Charles Dickens would certainly approve.

Where to stay

The Strand District

Architectural gems dating back to the 1830s line the streets of this historic five-block area within walking distance of the island's cruise ship terminal. Favorite Galveston hotels in this unique enclave include the bayside Harbor House and the venerable Tremont.

Seawall Boulevard

From luxury suites to economy motels, Seawall accommodations are priced for every budget. Spanning more than 10 miles, this scenic boulevard parallels the beach with walking access to surfside shopping, fresh seafood and easy pier fishing. Vibrant sunsets over the Gulf are included.

Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center

Both families and business travelers appreciate the amenities offered at this remarkable location. The site's glass pyramids are part of an educational entertainment complex. The lush hotel grounds include conference facilities, high-tech meeting rooms and a gorgeous golf course.

Best time to visit

Have you ever dreamt about spending Christmas on an island? You don't have to splurge on an ocean cruise to enjoy 60-degree temperatures in the middle of December. Galveston's balmy climate is a year-round pleasure, and even the hottest summers enjoy Gulf breezes. Hurricane season runs from June through September, but it rarely slows down life in this little paradise.

Do you love the excitement of fellow vacationers enjoying endless sand and sunshine? Spring break brings out the party animal in young and old. If you prefer to have the beaches all to yourself, visit during the winter months, but expect a little extra company over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Recently Rated Galveston Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
3.8 / 5
91 reviews
3 stars $117
Red Roof Inn Galveston - Beachfront/Convention Center
3.1 / 5
220 reviews
3 stars $58
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
3.9 / 5
78 reviews
3 stars $126
La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach
3.6 / 5
92 reviews
3 stars $85
Inn at the Waterpark
3.4 / 5
41 reviews
3 stars $63
Harbor House
4.1 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $102
TownePlace Suites Galveston Island Gulf Front
4.3 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $113
Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall
3.5 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $67
La Quinta Inn & Suites Galveston Seawall West
3.4 / 5
135 reviews
3 stars $79
Baymont Inn & Suites Galveston
3.6 / 5
162 reviews
3 stars $83

Featured Galveston Hotels

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1 Red Roof Inn Galveston - Beachfront/Convention Center

3 stars
3.1 / 5 220 reviews

5914 Seawall Boulevard

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Enjoy beachfront accommodations at Red Roof Inn Galveston - Beachfront/Convention Center, which is also conveniently located near Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. This hotel serves a...

Never again
This hotel was dirty. The bathroom was disgusting. The headboard was covered in dust, the mirrors were smudged, and there was trash behind the bed. The lay out of the hotel is very inconvenient.
Jul 23, 2015
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2 Inn at the Waterpark

3 stars
3.4 / 5 41 reviews

2525 Jones Dr

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Moody Gardens (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Lone Star Flight Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Galveston Island Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km) GeneralStart the day at Inn at the...

Good location, but very noisy and hotel needs updating.
Hotels in Galveston are very overpriced. This is our 2nd time staying at this hotel. Both times we stayed in the newer updated section, although I have to say, if that was updated then I definitely...
Jul 28, 2015
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3 Baymont Inn & Suites Galveston

3 stars
3.6 / 5 162 reviews

2826 63rd Street

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The Baymont Inn and Suites Galveston, open since 2006, is one of the newest hotels on Galveston Island. Guests enjoy every expected amenity, from free Wi-Fi to a complimentary continental...

it was a pleasure stay
Our stay was relaxing cool rooms pool was relaxing. Wish some of the staff spoke more English. Great time.
Jul 24, 2015
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4 Hilton Galveston Island Resort

4 stars
3.8 / 5 131 reviews

5400 Seawall Boulevard

Park, Stay & Go

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the famous Galveston Seawall, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort is the ultimate relaxation retreat. Located on 30 acres, the 240 guest rooms and suites give the...

Great trip
Greeting us great whenever came and left, the king size bed was very comfortable and I really enjoyed the balcony, will come back.
Jul 8, 2015
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5 Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites

4 stars
3.7 / 5 36 reviews

6102 Seawall Boulevard

Ideal for a family vacation or weekend getaway for two, Casa Del Mar is one of the favorite All-Suite properties in Galveston. Each suite features a small private bedroom and separate living area...

great location
We always stay at the Casa Del Mar as it's a bike ride to everything. It's clean and has a great view of the ocean. I think it's the best bang for its buck in the area.
Apr 6, 2015
From $117


3 stars
3.8 / 5 91 reviews

5002 Seawall Boulevard

The Holiday Inn Resort Galveston - On The Beach offers guests a prime location in the Gulf Coast. The resort is minutes from local attractions, including Schillterbahn Waterpark, Moody Gardens,...

Awesome family vacation
This hotel was very clean and comfortable. Totally kid friendly with activities for the little one all day ending with a movie and s'mores by the pool each night. Will definitely stay there again!!
Jul 31, 2015
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7 Travelodge Galveston

2 stars
2.7 / 5 79 reviews

3924 Ave U

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We are conveniently located within walking distance to the beach. Bask in the sun and play at the beach while enjoying southern hospitality at the Travelodge hotel on Galveston Island. Be sure to...

We've stayed at this Travelodge before, so we weren't hesitant about staying again. The rooms are clean, check in was quick and easy and what everyone wants to hear, the beds are comfortable....
Jul 10, 2015
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8 Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront

2 stars
3.4 / 5 72 reviews

5924 Seawall Blvd.

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Quality Inn and Suites Beachfront is convenient to everything Galveston has to offer. From the Moody Gardens complex to the Strand Historic District, guests...

Weekend Get Away
Thought the view would be better, but all rooms have partial view of the ocean. Rooms were clean, staff was nice. They gave my kids cookies. Breakfast was okay, but had a wide selection. Hotel was...
Sep 26, 2014
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9 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galveston Beach, TX

2 stars
3.8 / 5 32 reviews

2818 Avenue R 1/2

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Hotel has oceanview rooms with balconies and features an indoor swimming pool, business center, full breakfast,Exercise room, free High speed Internet, HBO, ESPN, CNN, and major TV channels are...

Awesome Spring Break Trip
The hotel was better than we expected and we would definitely recommend this hotel and we would stay here again.
Jul 9, 2015
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10 Super 8 Galveston

2 stars
3.1 / 5 77 reviews

2825 1/2 B 61st Street

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The Super 8 Galveston has won "The Pride of Super 8" designation several times. Located just one-half block from the beach and the Galveston Seawall, the motel is just minutes from the Cruise...

100 good , love it......................................................................go back again
May 19, 2015
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11 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Galveston Island

3 stars
3.9 / 5 41 reviews

6303 Broadway St.

At the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Galveston Island, enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast each morning. Large guest rooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access, a fitness center and an indoor pool add...

Love this place!
We like this hotel, enough space in our room, sofa bed, indoor pool, breakfast, everything meet our expectations, definitely will be back netx time on Galveston
Jul 2, 2015
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12 Knights Inn Galveston

2 stars
2.6 / 5 33 reviews

3008 Seawall Blvd

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Welcome to the newly renovated Knights Inn of Galveston. The hotel is located across the street from the beautiful Galveston beach, you are just a few steps away from warm waters. We offer our...

It was on the seawall
The hotel was pretty nice for the price but they did not have hot water
Jul 22, 2015
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13 Rodeway Inn Galveston

1 star
3.2 / 5 11 reviews

6107 Broadway Street

Just steps from Offatts Bayou, a favorite spot for bird watchers, and a few minutes away from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Days Inn Galveston is economical and convenient. Each day begins...

personal getaway
The hotel was clean looking and the staff were very friendly. The room was decent felt a bit empty but the cleanliness was there.
Jun 25, 2014
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14 Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall

2 stars
3.5 / 5 13 reviews

8712 Seawall Blvd

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This beachfront property in Galveston provides easy access to local attractions such as Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Moody Gardens. Business and leisure travelers to the Galveston area will enjoy...

Great Family Vacation
The hotel was great. Pulled up and the outside appearance was very appealing. We were blown away once we opened the door to our room.
Jul 27, 2015
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15 Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston

2 stars
3.0 / 5 10 reviews

6431 Central City Boulevard

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

an island getaway...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston, TX. Experience a big dose of Texas hospitality along with the tropical thrills of the Gulf when you visit Galveston, an island...

Galveston Hampton inn
We booked through orz. A king room with balcony. We were given a king with no balcony . We feel orz or this hotel owes us refund.
Sep 22, 2014
From $79

16 Candlewood Suites GALVESTON

2 stars
3.9 / 5 17 reviews

808 61st Street C

Families and business travelers who prefer more living space than a standard hotel room appreciate the all-suite accommodations at the Candlewood Suites Galveston. Every room has a fully equipped...

Good location
Breakfast would have been a blessing, since we were too exhausted to cook. Would have liked to have separate bedroom since we had to get in and out of bathroom quickly, to give everyone a turn.. (...
Jul 12, 2014
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17 Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 92 reviews

2024 Seawall Blvd

Nicknamed the "Queen of the Gulf," the historic Wyndham Hotel Galvez and Spa dates back to 1911 and offer gracious accommodations unlike any other in the area. The property was renovated in...

Superior amenities...awesome service...friendly, smiling faces
Jul 10, 2015
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18 Harbor House

3 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

Pier 21 number 28

Nestled on scenic Pier 21 in Galveston, Texas, the Harbor House Hotel and Marina offers an ideal place to lodge near many historic landmarks, restaurants and local attractions. Boasting an...

Weekend of fun!
This Motel is great! Very comfortable and very clean and nice! I would recommend this place to anyone! 5Star I'm my book!
Jul 28, 2015
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19 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach

3 stars
3.9 / 5 78 reviews

1702 Seawall Boulevard

Situated within a stone's throw to the beach, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach boasts new island-inspired decor, plus a huge outdoor free form pool where families can splash and relax....

Beach Trip
The hotel looked better in the pictures. It was an okay hotel I think that the price could have been cheaper for the condition of the hotel. It was clean and liveable no doubt about that. The...
Jul 30, 2015
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20 Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

Seven Hope Blvd

Imagine a beautiful botanical setting where you can host a large convention book an important corporate meeting plan a memorable wedding or a special catered event. Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and...

Great Getaway Spa Treat
The hotel was beautiful, the staff was SO curteous! The spa was amazing! I would highly suggest this to any one needing to unplug and get away from it all. Looking forward to coming again soon!
Apr 10, 2015