Like all major airport hubs, hotels surround the Scholes International Airport at Galveston to accommodate tired travelers. Galveston is an island off the coast of Texas that draws tourists seeking to relax at East or Stewart Beach or to explore the Kemah Boardwalk or Moody Gardens. Like peanut butter and jelly, where there are tourists, there are hotels.
Comfort Inn & Suites Stewart Beach
Located within walking distance to the East and Stewart beaches, the Comfort Inn & Suites Stewart Beach is just 10 miles from the Galveston Airport. Other attractions within five miles of this hotel include the Mardi Gras Museum, Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion and the NOAA Sea Turtle Facility. Rooms range from standard guest rooms to king suites and are decorated in evergreen and red hues.
Moody Gardens Hotel
A hotel, botanical garden and playground in one location, the Moody Gardens Hotel is anything but boring. To complement the nearby beaches and the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, this hotel provides its guests with a “Texas-sized” outdoor pool, indoor lap pool, botanical gardens with rain forest flora, marine aquarium and an IMAX theater. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service to the Galveston Airport, which is a mile away, but does have a weekend shuttle service tot the Historic Strand District. The Moody Gardens Hotel offers standard room sizes up to whirlpool suites.
La Quinta Inn Galveston Seawall South
Overlooking the historic island of Galveston, the La Quinta Inn Galveston Seawall South is within six miles of the Galveston Airport and 10 miles from the Shriner's Burn Hospital and University of Texas Medical Branch. Nearby attractions include the Bishop’s Palace, Lone Star Flight Museum and Railroad Museum. The sundeck at the Spanish-style hotel overlooks the neighboring beach and surrounds the hotel pool. Guest at this hotel are provided with laundry facilities and have the option of staying in accommodations from a standard room to a king suite. This La Quinta Inn location does not provide shuttle service to the Galveston Airport.
Inn at the Waterpark
Providing a sense of the tropics indoors, the Inn at the Waterpark features standard and deluxe rooms. Just two minutes away from the Galveston Airport, this hotel is also close to the historic part of Galveston, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and area beaches. Guests at the Inn at the Waterpark enjoy complimentary miniature golf. Don't be misled by the name of the hotel -- there's a pool at the Inn at the Waterpark, but the actual water park is located in front of the hotel. The Inn at the Waterpark does not provide shuttle service to the Galveston Airport.