5 Hotels near the Port of Galveston with Free Parking for Cruisers

5 Hotels near the Port of Galveston with Free Parking for Cruisers
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If you’re cruising into or out of the Port of Galveston, why not take an extra day or two to relax and explore the sights of this coastal city in southeast Texas. Galveston is actually part of Galveston Island which is a thin strip of land connected to mainland Texas by a bridge. Visitors to Galveston can check out family-friendly attractions like the 242-acre Moody Gardens, the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Many Galveston Island hotels offer free parking and shuttles to cruisers that stay one night before a cruise. Here are 5 near the Port of Galveston that offer parking benefits to Galveston cruisers.

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

5400 Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX 77551

Just 10 minutes from the Port of Galveston is the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach which offers free parking and cruise transfers for the length of the cruise with an overnight stay. The hotel has 250 guest rooms just a stroll away from the beach that all boast of a Gulf balcony or panoramic floor-to-ceiling view. It is perfect for singles and families alike with a swim-up bar, rentable poolside cabanas and the Palm Court Restaurant. Call 409-744-5000 for more information.

The San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX 77551

If you want to be treated to a luxurious spa experience, book a stay at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, only 10 minutes from the Port of Galveston. Perfect for stressed out business people or pretty much anyone in need of some relaxation, this spa resort property has been the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since 2000 and features lux accommodations, personalized service and free parking and shuttle service for the duration of the cruise with an overnight stay. To learn more, call 800-445-0090.

Holiday Inn Resort

5002 Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX 77551

A budget-friendly choice, the Holiday Inn Resort gives cruisers free parking and complimentary shuttles to the terminal round trip for the length of your cruise with an overnight stay. This hotel is suitable for everyone and is particularly attractive lodging for families, offering free WIFI, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a kids’ arcade and two on-site restaurants. Plus, it’s only 3 miles from the port of Galveston. To book, call 1-888-HOLIDAY.

Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals

Various Addresses

For lodging that isn’t a hotel, there are apartment and resort-style properties managed by Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals that include the Diamond Beach Resort, the Emerald and Palisade Palms and Seascapes. At these amenity-filled vacation rentals you will retire to high end quarters after a day of sightseeing to unwind in the lap of luxury on the Texas coast. And the best part is that each property offers complimentary parking and transfers to the port of Galveston with a two-night stay. To book your stay, call 409-740-4242 (Diamond Beach), 409-762-8400 (Emerald) or 409-497-4115 (Palisade Palms).

Avenue O Bed & Breakfast

2323 Avenue O

Galveston, TX 77550

For a charming, slightly different lodging option, there is Avenue O Bed & Breakfast, a bed and breakfast which has 5 guest rooms, each with its own theme- ranging from European to Rainforest to Safari. Perfect for couples but inviting to singles and families as well, this abode from 1923 is located in the Silk Stocking District just 5 minutes from the port and is surrounded by flourishing tropical foliage. Parking is complimentary with an overnight stay.

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