A coastal resort city, known for Moody Gardens, Galveston is a city in the US State of Texas. Its social calendar is filled year-round with all manner of cool events, ranging from outdoor concerts to nature escapes and day cruises. There is actually no end to the attractions to explore at this place. When you’re famished, this city is home to some of the best steakhouses too! Suppose you have just landed in the city for some work or any other purpose and you don’t know where to retreat. We are here to help with not only a list of hotels but resorts and vacation rentals that you can take advantage of. Here are our recommendations if you don’t know where to stay in Galveston, Texas just yet.
Among the beautifully decorated homestays in Galveston is this beach house rental hosted by Chris. Boasting a clean white wall with splashes of accent colors and decoration, this three-bedroom chic home has an open-concept living room and a full kitchen that opens up directly to the ultra-spacious deck that overlooks the equally vibrant neighborhood and surroundings. If you are a large group of up to eleven people, this is one of the most ideal Airbnb vacation rentals for your party.
Top guest reviewsfree wifi and roku tv perfect for a family getawaythe third bedroom is downstairs and detached from but the a/c worked greatdefinitely a health hazard to sleep in that roomthe beds were very comfortable and we loved the kitchen spaceclean up to date furniture and appliances and comfy bed great host toogreat communication and lovely clean housethe house was super clean when we arrivedstylish and clean homethe house was very cleanthe place is absolutely beautiful and spotless clean
Host:the host are very responsivegreat hosts but the home was a bit misleadinggreat host i will use them againour host had everything ready and communicated perfectlyadorable place to stay the host is very friendly & helpfulRead more reviewslocation easy to findthe location was perfectgreat location and well decorateda great location and beautiful homenice house close to the beach
A fine and enchanting place to stay in the city is Hotel Galvez and Spa. This four-star property boasts elegant and ornate design and furnishing, inside and out. With a heated outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and a full-service spa, guests are in for a mindblowing time. After a good night’s sleep in your cozy room, call for room service and take your breakfast in bed. The accommodation does have an on-site restaurant, Galvez Bar & Grill, if you feel like having a fancy champagne brunch!
This condo is situated right across the beach. It’s a unique vacation home that gives guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Some of the amenities include a Ninja Blender, 4K Ultra-HD TVs, board games and much more. The condo is centrally located within walking distance to many amazing restaurants, shops and multiple grocery stores while also providing a front-row view of the beach and pier. You will easily feel at home!
Top guest reviewswe had a great stay the condo is wonderful and cozy with great amenitiesit's great- wonderful view only thing i would mention are the bunk beds are smallthe bed was extremely comfortable and there were a ton of pillows just like i like itthe bathroom was gorgeous it had to be one of my favorite things about the housevery clean and organizedvery clean and comfortablethe condo is so clean and modernawesome communication great location&views and very clean condo loved our staygreat stay very nice and clean
Host:our host was extremely helpfulkatie was a great host she was very responsive and always had answers to our questionskatie is a fantastic host and gave us so many good recommendations for our staykatie was responsive and very polite through the entire processRead more reviewsgreat location to everythingsuper close to the beacha very nice condo in a great locationbeds are comfortable and the location is amazing it is located within walking distance to pretty much everythingclose to the beach and accessible to many galveston attractions
One of the best accommodations in sunny Galveston for families and large groups is this beachfront Airbnb vacation rental named The Blue Pelican. Offering four bedrooms that can sleep up to thirteen guests, the property also proudly features a boardwalk that leads straight to the beach. Come out and lounge on the spacious deck, where you can freely watch the sunset over the wavy gulf. You will never be without the beach; the stunning living room has floor-to-ceiling windows facing the wonderful Galveston waters.
Top guest reviewsthe home also has 3 ac/heating units which makes for comfortable sleeping arrangementsnice space beachside plus lots of room equaled a wonderful getawaythe home was very clean the kitchen well-stocked and there were plenty of towels and cleaning suppliesrest of the house was very cleaneverything and more very clean and we will definitely becoming backthe house was very clean and perfect for our large family to enjoy spring break
Host:the owners left christmas ornaments for guests to take home which was a lovely touchRead more reviewsthe location was amazing - right on the beachthe house was a perfect locationgreat location and breathtaking views
A 3-star hotel within a 15-minute walk from the beach. Sounds perfect, right? The hotel provides you with free parking, an outdoor pool, complimentary access to an on-site miniature golf-course and an on-site restaurant which offers a terrace overlooking the pool. It is perfect for family stays and close enough to everywhere. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily and there is free WiFi throughout the property. Easy to love this place, indeed!
If you’re traveling to Galveston with your pet, one of the best places to stay in the city is La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Galveston East Beach. This pet-friendly hotel is merely a short walk from the Gulf of Mexico and features rooms with access to free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions that have premium cable channels. You can bring your furry loved ones without any charges, too. Perhaps another great thing about this accommodation is that it’s one of the most affordable stays in the city!
Another charming and unique stay with precisely a 4-minute walk away from the beach. Located within a few kilometers of the Scholes International Airport, this Galveston hotel on the beach has a rustic charm and soulfulness, unlike any place else. The hotel rooms are cozy, and feature contrasting colors and mood lighting. Some amenities that are provided are complimentary WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, refrigerator, microwave and a telephone with free local calls. It is a great haven from where you can explore the beautiful and buzzing city.
Located along the Gulf of Mexico, this hotel is just one block away from the beach. Everything here is sophisticated and perfectly taken care of. The rooms are decorated in beach decor. Each room enjoys free WiFi, a microwave, a coffee-maker and a refrigerator. The stay is worth every dollar they charge. The Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are both within kilometers of this hotel. Whether you are staying in a King room, Deluxe suite or any of the standard rooms, your stay will be perfectly comfortable with satellite TV and an outdoor pool.
This charming 4-star hotel is located within the vicinity of Moody Gardens and many other tourist spots. The hotel offers free private parking on-site. You will also find exceptional service as they offer a 24-hour front desk at the hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds, wood floors, wood armoire and private bathrooms with granite walls in the shower to compliment the modern look. Also for your comfort you will find a coffee machine in each room. The location is just unbeatable and every morning, you are treated to a yummy breakfast, starting the day just perfect with a fresh mind and a happy belly, ready to explore some more of this lively and beautiful city.
A beachfront hotel in Galveston that’s not going to burn a hole through your pocket is Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites. The well-kept rooms at this three-star accommodation all have a private balcony with a view of the gulf and are furnished with tropical, cheery colors that bring in a sense of whimsy right at your fingertips. Besides the beach, of course, there are also two outdoor pools at the property. Feel free to use the sun loungers and get that tan you’ve been wanting to have for a long time!
A real classy designer stay with so much to offer. Some of the amenities that the hotel provides includes a flat-screen TV, iPod docking system and free WiFi. The hotel is just a 5 minute drive from Galveston Beach. In the vicinity of the hotel you can find Cruise Terminal, shopping options of the Strand Historic District and Saengerfest Park. The rooms are classically decorated and very spacious. Your stay will be comfortable and a bit enchanting as well. Enjoy!
This comfy, cosmopolitan-themed condo is furnished with teak and located a few steps from the beach. The luxurious condo is tucked on the 9th floor of “By the Sea” condominiums. Adding to the condo’s charm is its leather furnishings, granite counters and Bavarian wood floors. The condo features a master suite with a king bed and a queen bed in the front bedroom. The property has two LCD TVs, one in the master suite and one in the living area. Really convenient for exploring Galveston’s beauty, it features a wide private balcony with great panoramic views of Galveston Bay sunsets, Moody Gardens, and Schlitterbahn Water Park. The place is simply spectacular and luxurious.
Panoramic Beachfront Condo! Pool! Wifi! Tennis! 9th Floor
Price: from 175 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This is a soulful and friendly place to stay with a quiet location. This beachfront home is located not too far from town to go shopping, yet far enough away to not hear a lot of traffic. The cottage has three bedrooms to offer. It also features comfortable seating in the living area, a built-in entertainment cabinet and a well-equipped kitchen. You will be welcomed by a friendly host, making your stay even more pleasurable.
The Cutest Beachfront Cottage in Galveston
Price: from 500 USD
Number of Guests: 12
Nestled away just one block to the beach, this cottage is close to everything. The cottage is adorable with decorated interiors and everything placed picture-perfect. It has two bedrooms, which can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. Also, the cottage provides you with everything you need from towels to kitchenware. The front porch is a great place to sit and have morning coffee while listening to the ocean. It is the perfect place to feel right at home while on the island!
2 Bedroom Cottage Close to the Beach
Price: from 128 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Featuring a professionally decorated beachfront home with a completely private beach, this house is equipped with everything you need for an amazing weekend. The house has 4 bedrooms, each with private baths. Do note that the house has two living rooms, one on each floor. It has an open floor plan living room with walls of windows to enjoy the incredible view. The perfect stay for a group of friends or family. Feel welcome!
Top guest reviewsgreat setting right on the ocean with options for swimming in pools or lazy riverhas 4 beds 4 1/2 baths which is perfectthe house is clean and well stockedwell stocked and cleanwe loved our vacation here the property was clean and spaciousRead more reviewsperfect location and beautifully decoratedthe proximity to quiet beach is greatfirst of all the location is the best we've ever hadlocation is great and gulf view wonderfulthis place is wonderful we will definitely stay again soon
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Now that you know a lot about the best places to stay in Galveston, you can go spend the night wherever you want. Please share your experiences, we’d love to hear all about it!
Frequently asked questions about where to stay in Galveston, Texas
1. Which accommodations in Galveston are good for families?
2. Which accommodations in Galveston are good for couples?
Looking for a romantic getaway in Galveston? Bring your loved one to this laid-back city and stay at Katie’s Condo, Super 8 by Wyndham Galveston, Beachcomber Inn by The Beach, or America’s Best Value Inn & Suites Hotel. These properties are all good for couples.
3. Which accommodations in Galveston are pet-friendly?
If you are traveling to Galveston with your furry loved ones, keep in mind that not all properties allow pets. Here are some that are actually pet-friendly: Hotel Galvez and Spa and La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Galveston East Beach.
4. What’s the cleaning and sanitisation process for accommodations during COVID-19?
The cleaning and sanitisation process between guest stays may differ depending on the host (if you’re booking a vacation rental) or hotel/resort. The CDC has issued guidelines for businesses and communities to follow. All accommodations will clean and sanitise your booked accommodation before and after your stay.
Cleaning: this refers to the removal of dust and dirt from surfaces (by sweeping, vacuuming and/or mopping). Your accommodation will also be cleaned by emptying bins, replacing bedsheets and towels etc.
Sanitisation: this refers to the use of CDC-approved chemicals to kill germs/bacteria, and of course the COVID-19 virus, from surfaces like doorknobs and lightswitches.
5. Can I cancel my reservation? What’s the cancellation policy?
The short answer is yes. However, whether you’ll get fully refunded for your reservation is another thing. Cancellation policies are decided by the host (for a vacation rental) or hotel/resort and can therefore vary. You should check your booking confirmation for details on the cancellation policy and the cancellation fees or refund for your booking.
6. What’s the average price for an accommodation in Galveston?
The average price for accommodations in Galveston can range from 50-500 USD, depending on location and amenities. You’ll find that beachfront accommodations are going to run at a premium price.
7. Where’s the best area to stay for nightlife?
Staying near the Strand or the Seawall area would provide options for the most nightlife.
8. What are some family friendly things to do in or near Galveston?
The Pleasure Pier and the beach are two of the most family friendly activities. Fishing is also very popular with families as well. Moody Gardens, The Aquarium, The Children’s Museum are also great attractions geared towards children.
9. Can I host an event in an Airbnb rental?
Yes - well it depends on the Airbnb host. Each property has different house rules, some Airbnb hosts allow their properties to be rented out for events or parties. To find properties where parties and events are allowed, click on “more filters” on the search results page, and scroll down to “house rules”, you can then click “parties/events allowed”.
Do note that due to the pandemic, Airbnb has currently banned all events at listings (violation of this ban will result in the removal of your account if you’re a guest or listing if you’re a host).
10. Should I buy travel insurance for my trip?
Travel insurance is always a great idea if you’re going on an expensive trip. That way, if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you know that you’ll be covered for prepaid, non-refundable and cancellation fees. Read our guide on trip cancellation insurance cover to learn more.
11. What are the best restaurants in Galveston?
[Disclaimer]: Due to COVID-19, restaurants/eating establishments may either be closed due to restrictions or have had to close down permanently. Please be sure to check for updated information from the official websites before planning your visit.
A great bakery to stop by for breakfast or lunch is The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe. For a casual meal, check out The Spot, they have a great view of the beach and gulf and delicious food. Another great casual spot is Mosquito Cafe which serve American food and is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-friendly. For a veggie and vegan friendly restaurant, check out the eclectic Gypsy Joynt.
12. Are there any unique experiences in Galveston?
Yeah absolutely! You can go crabbing in Galveston Bay and either catch and release or learn how to clean them for a crab boil (or for cooking other dishes).
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