It’s hard to find a beach town as divine and stunning as Galveston. Known for its captivating historic architecture, pristine beaches, unique museums, high-end dining, amusement parks, and outdoor activities, Galveston is well worth a visit in its own right.
Stroll around historic neighborhoods of the city, explore one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts at The Bryan Museum, observe over 1,700 exotic animals and plants at Moody Gardens, catch speckled trout from the piers along the Seawall, or grab a delicious meal while indulging in the exquisite views of Galveston Harbor.
There’s so much to keep your heart pumping in this serene, action-packed city on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Galveston is brimming with stylish boutique hotels, historic B&Bs, and other amazing places to stay. Let’s take a look at the top cool and unusual hotels in Galveston, Texas (in no particular order)...
1. The Oleander Hotel Room 8 – a hip, cool and trendy hotel close perfect for partying Millenials and Gen Zs
Located on 520 20th Street about a mile from Stewart Beach, The Oleander Hotel Room 8 is minutes from the downtown’s best restaurants, shops, and bars.
It’s one of the very few budget-friendly hotels in downtown Galveston that feature upscale amenities like hot tubs, a fitness center, and a spacious outdoor area.
The air-conditioned studio is outfitted with a microwave, premium bedding, a Memory foam mattress, and a mini-fridge stocked with snacks.
Enjoy a luxuriously stylish stay just steps away from the ocean and have easy access to Moody Mansion Museum, Saengerfest Park, and Fort San Jacinto Point Recreation Area among other notable attractions.
Address: 520 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The Oleander Hotel Room 8
2. Hilton Galveston Island Resort – a premier beach hotel set on the Gulf of Mexico
A trendy beachside hotel covering 30 acres in San Luis Resort, less than three miles from Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.
Featuring classic decor and custom-designed beds, rooms at Hilton Galveston Island Resort have all standard amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. If you’d like to delight in the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views, book a room in the main building which comes with a private balcony.
Try delectable Gulf Coast dishes at the on-site restaurant. Splash around in the tropical-style outdoor pool featuring a swim-up grill. If you are in Galveston on a business trip, you can conduct your meetings in any of the 13 meeting rooms in the hotel.
Address: 5400 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551, United States
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3. The Pink Room Emily’s On The Island – a funky, fun and Instagrammable hotel where pets are also welcome
Choose from three wonderfully appointed rooms at this vibrantly decorated property. Located right on Church Street less than two miles from Stewart Beach, The Pink Room Emily’s On The Island offers a range of in-house amenities including flat-screen TVs in bedrooms, private bathrooms, working desks in the room, and a communal sitting area.
Freebies include Wi-Fi and private parking. If you are visiting with family, it’s best to book the entire property. However, separate units are also rentable. With a large double bed, each unit can accommodate up to two adults and a child.
Address: 2410 Church St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The Pink Room Emily’s On The Island
4. The Oleander Hotel Room Number 2 – a contemporary and laid-back place to stay in Galveston
Enjoy luxurious accommodation with access to a fitness center and a communal terrace. Guests staying here are minutes away from Saengerfest Park and Moody Mansion Museum.
Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach are within a 10-minute walk of the accommodation. So, if you are visiting Galveston for its beaches, The Oleander Hotel Room Number 2 may be the perfect pick for you.
The air-conditioned studio is equipped with a double bed and can sleep up to two people.
Address: 520 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The Oleander Hotel Room Number 2
5. Schaefer Haus Mansion – a sophisticated B&B located in the heart of historic Galveston
A quaint hotel on a residential street lined by towering trees, about two miles from Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier with the Strand historic district accessible within a 10-minute walk.
Guests stay in traditionally decorated rooms boasting antique furnishings accented by modern details. Some rooms feature claw-foot tubs and fireplaces, while all rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms.
The old-world inn also boasts a sophisticated dining area and a parlor with a fireplace, both of which are accessible to all guests.
Address: 511 17th St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Schaefer Haus Mansion
6. Virginia Point INN – a historic and refined inn ideal for a romantic stay
A shabby-chic B&B featuring a colorful interior with vintage furnishings. There are four quaintly appointed bedrooms, each of which has an extra-large double bed and can accommodate up to 2 people.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, a sitting area, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. There’s also a balcony in each room from where you can enjoy beautiful garden views as you sip your morning coffee. You’ll be served an al la carte or American breakfast each morning.
Walk to the Gus Allen Sr. Park for some time or head over to Moody Mansion Museum for a day full of exploration. Both places are within a 10-minute walk of Virginia Point INN.
Address: 2327 Avenue K, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Virginia Point INN
7. Coppersmith Inn B&B – a quirky-chic 19th-century B&B that features stained-glass windows and a grand staircase
A Queen Anne-style historic B&B with a grand staircase and stained-glass windows, conveniently located a mile from Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.
The main building has three polished rooms, all of which boast traditional furnishings, separate sitting areas, and en-suite bathrooms. If you’d like a private entrance and a porch, book any one of the two suites in the garden. One of them has a separate sitting room, while the other offers a whirlpool tub.
There’s a communal dining area where breakfast is served every morning. Other common areas include a beautiful garden with a heated outdoor pool and lounges where drinks and snacks are served all day long.
Address: 1914 Avenue M, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Coppersmith Inn B&B
8. The Tremont House – a unique and historic stay in Galveston
A plush hotel set in a building dating back to 1879, located within a 10-minute walk from the beach in the Strand Historic District of Galveston.
Chic rooms at The Tremont House have hardwood floors and offer upscale amenities like coffee makers and separate sitting areas. The tin ceilings featured in upgraded suites make the interior even more aesthetic.
Indulge in stunning harbor and city views while having a cocktail at the rooftop bar. If you’d like to have a cocktail indoors, head over to the 1880s lobby bar with a grand piano.
Address: 2300 Ship Mechanic Row St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The Tremont House
9. Grand Galvez – one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Galveston
A high-class, historic hotel located across the street from a lovely beach on the Gulf of Mexico, less than a mile from Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.
You’ll be greeted warmly as you arrive at Grand Galvez. Guests can dine at the hotel’s ritzy restaurant and go swimming in the outdoor saltwater pool which also has a swim-up bar. Unwind at an opulent spa or work up a sweat in the exercise room.
After a long day filled with shopping and outdoor adventures, retire to your room where high-end amenities will be waiting for you. You can see wonderful city and water views from inside your room.
Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Grand Galvez
10. Avenue O Bed and Breakfast – one of the best historic bed and breakfasts in Galveston
An elegant B&B dating from 1932 located in the Silk Stocking District, about a mile from Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.
All rooms at Avenue O Bed and Breakfast have a quirky theme and are equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and flat-screens among other upscale amenities.
If you’d like higher-end amenities, you should upgrade to a suite. Upgraded rooms also have advanced features like aquariums and fireplaces.
Start your day by having breakfast in the formal dining room. You’ll also get some complimentary perks like loaner bikes, evening drinks, and DVDs.
Address: 2323 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Avenue O Bed and Breakfast
11. Suits Us – a sophisticated hotel that provides a peaceful setting where you can unplug and unwind
This refined property is a budget-friendly option for those wanting to stay close to beaches. The two-bedroom apartment offers all amenities that you’d expect in an upscale boutique hotel.
Sleeping up to 6 people, Suits Us is roughly a 30-minute drive from Moody Mansion Museum. You won’t find a restaurant within 10 miles of the property, however, you can always utilize the fully functional kitchen that has all basic appliances.
Address: Galveston, 77551, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Suits Us
12. Sandpiper Point – a stylish and down-to-earth hotel that is within walking distance from the beach
This quiet retreat on West Beach is a perfect pick for those craving solitude. Guests lodge in two-bedroom apartments equipped with a private bathroom, a kitchen, and a dining area. Each apartment can comfortably sleep up to 6 people.
Sitting gorgeously on West Beach, Sandpiper Point is easily one of the coolest beachfront hotels in Galveston. San Luis Pass Beach and Terramar Beach are also within a short drive from the hotel.
Address: Galveston, 77554, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Sandpiper Point
13. Harbor House Hotel and Marina – a cool and quirky motel that offers panoramic harbor views
A tasteful hotel set in a 19th-century steamship terminal on Pier 21 in Fisherman’s Wharf. Ideally located in one of the city’s most notable dining and entertainment areas, Harbor House Hotel and Marina is a great place to stay for those wanting to experience Galveston’s nightlife at its peak.
Ornate rooms at Harbor House Hotel and Marina are filled with local artwork and offer all standard amenities like cable TV, coffee makers, and mini-fridges.
Address: No 28 Pier 21, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
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14. Carr Mansion – a polished restored 19th-century Greek revival mansion near popular points of interest
A sophisticated, historic B&B dating from the early 19th century, about two miles Interstate 45 with Moody Mansion reachable within a 12-minute walk.
Streamlined rooms at this Greek-revival style B&B are equipped with antique furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and en-suite bathrooms. Decorative fireplaces, claw-foot tubs, and/or 4-poster beds are available in upgraded rooms.
The adults-only hotel offers many other amenities, including a stylish lounge, lush gardens, a terrace with outdoor furniture, and a cozy cafe. The elegant dining room is where you’ll have American breakfast every morning.
Address: 1103 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for Carr Mansion
15. The George Manor – a one-of-a-kind B&B that provides great facilities, perfect for families
A laid-back B&B on Market Street, boasting a restaurant, a refined bar, a furnished terrace, and well-appointed rooms that can sleep up to 2 people. Book the Quadruple room if you are more than four people and need accommodation in the same unit.
All units have private bathrooms with bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, and extra-large double beds or equivalents, while upgraded rooms come with fully functional kitchens. As there are many fantastic restaurants steps away from the B&B, you probably won’t need a kitchen.
The George Manor is an amazing place to stay for those wanting easy access to some of Galveston’s famous beaches, restaurants, parks, museums, and shops.
Address: 1502 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The George Manor
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Born and raised in Brazil, Gaby has always had a taste for the intriguing, the off-beat and the far flung. After travelling around most of South America, living in Spain and Italy and then moving to England, her feet have stayed continually twitchy. Studying for a degree in Spanish translation and then learning five more languages only poured more fuel onto her travelling ardor.
Gaby likes nothing better than discovering new destinations and meeting the locals, tasting the cuisine and hearing about the local stories. Her other indulgences include French cinema, boxing, photography, colourful manicures and soaking up the rays on a sun-infused beach. She counts Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon and Cornwall as her most favourite places in the world.