List of Nice Hotels in Galveston, Texas

by Allison Westbrook

Galveston Island is located approximately 45 minutes south of Houston and serves as one of the top vacation destinations in Texas. Galveston has a rich history, as well as many attractions to keep visitors of all ages and interests entertained.Several hotels are scattered throughout the city, assuring that guests find accommodations nearest the attractions they are most interested in visiting.

Near the Attractions

The Moody Gardens Hotel is a family hotel near the main family attractions of Galveston Island. The hotel is adjacent to Moody Gardens, an interactive center that features an aquarium, conservation center, museum, 4D theater, water park, golf course, convention center and spa. The beaches are not far from the hotel, and Schlitterbahn's Galveston water park location is just a short drive away. After a long day at the city's top attractions, guests can dine at one of two hotel restaurants or opt for in-room dining.

On the Beach

The Commodore Hotel is a family hotel located on the beaches of Galveston Island. All of the rooms inside the Commodore have balconies with views of the water. The hotel's prime location allows guests to walk out of the hotel and immediately onto the sand. Also within walking distance are several restaurants and shops. Bike rentals are available to hotel guests who want to venture a few blocks away to the city's historic district. The Commodore features a beachfront swimming pool, complimentary refreshments 24-hours a day and free high speed Internet access.

Fishing Access

Vacationers interested in fishing or boat charters may be interested in the Harbor House at Pier 21. The hotel is a recycled warehouse building inside an old Galveston steamboat harbor. The harbor serves as a marina with slip rentals available. However, guests need not sacrifice the beach for the marina; a town trolley system is walking distance from the hotel and travels to the beaches of Galveston. Decor throughout the hotel is modern with nautical accents. Several amenities are provided free of charge to hotel guests, including coffee, high speed Internet access and a free daily breakfast.


The Tremont House is one of Galveston's oldest hotels. Built in 1839, many famous guests are on the hotel's guest register including Sam Houston, Ulysses S. Grant and Buffalo Bill. Guests arrive noticing European architecture that carries over into the interior decor with French and Italian inspirations. During the day, Tremont House guests can tour the Strand Historic District to learn of the notorious fires that swept the area as well as the fatal hurricane of 1900. Dining and meeting areas are available at Tremont House, as well as Internet and printer access.