Hotels Near Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas

by Matthew Knight

Schlitterbahn, a heated indoor water park in Galveston, Texas, features a wave pool, several water slides and tube slides as well as a children’s boat play structure. The family-friendly park offers free parking and is adjacent to Moody Gardens and Galveston International Airport. Visitors will find a few hotels nearby, allowing convenient access to the park and local beaches.

Inn at the Waterpark

Inn at the Waterpark Hotel, located one block from the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, features walking access to the Lonestar Flight Museum and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The hotel offers budget-friendly guest rooms with modern decor and complimentary breakfast. Guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Inn at the Waterpark has a seasonal poolside restaurant; the 81st Street grill serves sandwiches and grilled items and is open during the summer.

Moody Gardens Hotel

Moody Gardens Hotel, located adjacent to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, sits in the 240-acre botanical gardens of Moody Gardens. Accommodations include one- and two-bedroom guest rooms and suites with room amenities, including an LCD TV and views of the tropical landscape. Within the spacious lobby, guests will find a full service spa and several shops, including souvenirs and upscale clothing boutiques. Guests will enjoy two on-site seafood restaurants and three cocktail lounges. The hotel offers discount packages that include tickets to Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

La Quinta Inn

La Quinta Inn sits across the road from the Gulf of Mexico and just a mile to the south of Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Within a block of the hotel, guests will find Premiere Cinema, Bungee Fun and Magic Carpet Miniature Golf. The hotel offers standard guest rooms with complimentary breakfast and partials views of the gulf. Guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool, sun deck and hot tub. Guests will find this hotel to be a bit noisy as it sits at the end of a runway from the Galveston International Airport.

Quality Inn & Suites

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Quality Inn is within minutes of Schlitterbahn Waterpark and a block from the Galveston Place Shopping Center. Guests have access to a small beach across the street from the hotel. Guest rooms include a balcony, complimentary breakfast and in-room Jacuzzi tub in select suites. An indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center are located off the lobby. Quality Inn features walking access to several local eateries, including Tortuga’s Restaurant and the Rainforest cafe.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.