Galveston is a popular coastal destination for Texans. Therefore there are a number of great hotels in downtown Galveston and along the beach. No matter if you’re looking for a beachfront property, budget accommodation, fully-equipped condo or luxury resort, there is a hotel on this list perfect for your visit to the Texas coast. Lay your head down at one of these 11 best hotels in Galveston.
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Hotel Galvez & Spa is a historic beachfront hotel that has been in operation for more than a century. This AAA 4-Diamond hotel has an onsite spa and restaurant. Also enjoy the saline pool complete with a swim-up bar. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary area shuttle to explore nearby attractions like Pier 21 and The Strand Historic District. This hotel, one of the best luxury hotels in Galveston, is perfect for a romantic getaway.
The Moody Gardens Hotel is part of the Moody Gardens complex, which has a convention center, water park, golf course, aquarium and zoo. With over 400 rooms, Moody Gardens Hotel is a popular destination for all types of travelers. Enjoy on-site bars and restaurants along with a fitness center and indoor and outdoor pools. The Moody Gardens complex is close to Galveston attractions, however the complex itself has plenty to offer too.
Be near the beach and within walking distance to shopping and restaurants when you stay at Hilton Galveston Island Resort. This resort is on 35 acres along the historic Seawall Boulevard. Enjoy beachfront views, free WiFi, and spacious rooms complete with mini fridges and coffeemakers. Book a room with a balcony that boasts views of the Gulf. And definitely don’t miss out on the pool with a swim-up bar and private cabanas.
This elegant boutique hotel is located in downtown Galveston. The original Tremont House was built in 1839. When a fire destroyed the beloved original Tremont House in 1865, a new hotel was built on the ruins of the old one. Now the current Tremont House is a luxury hotel complete with an onsite restaurant and rooftop bar. Although this hotel does not have its own pool and spa, guests gain access to Hotel Galvez’s pool and spa since this hotel is a sister property to Tremont House.
This 32-acre beachfront property is a perfect hotel for both a romantic weekend or a family vacation. Families will love the kid’s club and the pool with a waterslide. Couples and adults will enjoy the adults-only 10th floor rooms along with the adults-only lounge. While staying at The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center, guests also gain access to free WiFi and the onsite salon and spa.
Enjoy views of the Gulf in your suite at Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites. The suites here all have a fully-equipped kitchen along with a bedroom and living space. Since this hotel offers roomy suites, Casa Del Mar is a perfect lodging option for extended stays. Enjoy two pools here, a barbecue area and even laundry facilities. Located on the Seawall, guests are near some of Galveston’s best shops and restaurants.
If you’re looking for a condo with private access to the beach, look no further than The Galvestonian. This hotel resort grooms its beachfront property, so every day you’ll experience perfect sand free of seaweed. Many of the condo units at The Galvestonian have balconies with beach views and come equipped with kitchens. Since these condos are individually owned, the decor will vary. However The Galvestonian is home to a great pool with a large deck along with two tennis courts.
This beachfront hotel is part of the Holiday Inn franchise. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort has both one and two bedroom suites along with condos too. Many of the villa condos have a kitchen and a washer and dryer in the lodging space. This hotel is also home to an infinity pool, fitness center and a kid’s club.
This hotel is the second Holiday Inn chain that made it on this list. Holiday Inn Resort Galveston On the Beach boasts 200 rooms with private balconies overlooking the Gulf. There are normal hotel rooms here along with suites with kitchenettes. There is also an outdoor pool and a lounge that has live entertainment on the weekends. This Holiday Inn is located both near the beach and the convention center, making it perfect for those traveling for pleasure and business.
Inn at the Waterpark is the perfect hotel option for families wanting to play at both Schlitterbahn Galveston and Moody Gardens. Since the hotel is located near both of these attractions, families can typically find ticket offers at the front desk. This hotel is also a great option for those departing Galveston on a cruise since Inn at the Waterpark offers a shuttle service and free parking for cruise-bound guests. Lastly, this hotel provides complimentary breakfast and free WiFi.
Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island has a lot to offer business travelers, since it provides free WiFi and large meeting rooms and a business center. Enjoy the on-site bistro along with a temperature-controlled pool. Although this hotel doesn’t have much to offer within walking distance, the affordable prices offered during the week are great for budget travelers.