Galveston, TX Hotels
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Galveston Island, 50 miles southeast of Houston, is a tropical island paradise popular for weekend getaways for Texans and out-of-state visitors alike. Two large airports and major interstate highways make the island easy to access. It has become a popular port for many cruise ships that dock there each year. Bargains pop up periodically, despite its year-round popularity, so keep an eye on the time of year and local tourism sites.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Galveston, TX

Points of Interest
Galveston Island State Park
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galveston Beach, TX
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galveston Beach, TX
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7.1
Good
2818 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston
from $99
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
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8.5
Excellent
5924 Seawall Blvd, Galveston
from $69
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas
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6.6
Good
8216 Harborside Dr, Galveston
from $46
Comfort Suites Galveston
Comfort Suites Galveston
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7.8
Good
3606 89th St, Galveston
from $99
Beachcomber Inn
Beachcomber Inn
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7.5
Good
2825 61st St, Galveston
from $50
Inn at The Waterpark
Inn at The Waterpark
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7.9
Good
2525 Jones Dr, Galveston
from $79
Harbor House at Pier 21
Harbor House at Pier 21
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8.8
Excellent
At Pier 21 # 28, Galveston
from $99
Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston
Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston
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8.2
Excellent
6431 Central City Blvd, Galveston
from $125
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
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8.3
Excellent
5400 Seawall Blvd, Galveston
from $122
Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach
Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston-On The Beach
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8.0
Excellent
5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston
from $119
More About Galveston, TX Hotels...

The Best Season to Visit

The high season in Galveston runs from May to September, when hotel prices tend to increase. Bookings and rates go up during the holidays, so look for them to spike around Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Fourth of July, and then again on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The best time to save on reservations, regardless of the time of year, is in the middle of the week.

Galveston's weather is most pleasant during the spring and fall. During the summer it can be steamy and hot, but that is also one of the most popular times for families and students to travel. The best times to enjoy the weather on the beach is in April and October, with clear skies and low humidity. The evenings are pleasant, too, but you might need to bring a sweater.

Several Low-Cost Hotels

There are several low-cost hotels in Galveston that still offer access to the beautiful beaches and nearby attractions. The Baymont Inn and Suites Galveston, the La Quinta Inn Galveston East Beach, the Super 8 Galveston, and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Galveston all have rates that start below $100 a night, but it depends on the day you reserve the room.

Plenty of Airbnb Lodgings

Galveston overflows with Airbnb options that include single rooms, homes, and beach houses. Prices for a room are similar to the rates for a hostel, and the smaller homes are comparable or cost less than budget hotels. The costs range from $150 to $300 a night for beach houses and villas.

Transportation Tips for Getting Around Galveston

Galveston offers many ways to get out and explore its tropical beach surroundings. Most people like to rent a car and drive around the beach on their own. Visitors can choose from many car rental companies in the area. Safe, clean taxis, as well as limousine companies can transport you where you want to go with friendly, knowledgeable chauffeurs. Galveston also has reliable public transportation in the form of an affordable bus service.

Things to Do and Places to Visit in Galveston

Besides the 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, cruising has become a popular attraction as of late. Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Celebrity Cruise lines all include a stop at the Port of Galveston. Each one offers great enjoyment for those who want to cruise down to Mexico or out into the Caribbean.

The Moody Gardens continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Galveston. It includes the Aquarium Pyramid, with countless species of fish and marine animals. The Rainforest Pyramid has tropical birds, plants, animals, reptiles, and insects, as well as free-roaming monkeys. Science-related exhibits and activities fill the Discovery Pyramid.

If you’re interested in spending time on the beach, sightseeing, cruising, or simply enjoying water at the perfect temperature, then Galveston is the perfect vacation destination. Plenty of affordable accommodations and transportation options make Galveston the ideal place to visit. Hipmunk is standing by to put all the pieces in place for you so that you can spend your time anticipating, and then enjoying an unforgettable trip to the island.

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