Best Galveston Cruise Port Hotels (with Parking)

Last updated on January 29th, 2024 at 02:09 pm

Best Galveston Cruise Port Hotels
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If you’re cruising from Galveston, chances are you’ll want a place to stay the night before you depart, or perhaps you want to check out the area after your cruise.

Galveston might not be on your radar as a great place to visit, but there is plenty to see.

Check out all these unique attractions while you’re in Galveston.

Once you realize what a great place Galveston is, here’s our top picks for the best Galveston cruise port hotels.


Hilton Galveston Island Resort

5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551 | 855-271-3621

Hilton Galveston Island Resort


Enjoy your pre-cruise stay at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. With their Park and Go Package, you receive parking for 7 nights and a round-trip shuttle to the port. This AAA 4 Diamond rated hotel is full of wonderful amenities and is located within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and is just steps from the gorgeous beach.

This 32 acre resort boasts 10 restaurants and bars including Rainforest Cafe and IHOP, heated outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar and pool-side cabanas and fitness center. You can also treat yourself to a day of fun at the nearby Pleasure Pier, Galveston’s historic amusement park. Your elegantly appointed room offers amazing Gulf views, some with private balcony.

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Click here for more information on the Hilton Galveston Island Resort.

Miles to Port : 3.8

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : Yes with Park and Go Package

Long-Term Parking : Yes with Park and Go Package

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Outdoor


The Tremont House

2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX, 77550 | 409-763-0300

The Tremont House Galveston


Located less than a mile from the Galveston Cruise Terminal, The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel offers upscale elegance and timeless sophistication and 19th Century charm.

Guest rooms boast 12 foot ceilings, state-of-the-art air purification systems, and hardwood floors. Stay fit in their new onsite fitness center or visit the spa and pool at the nearby Hotel Galvez. Dine at the Tremont Cafe before enjoying a drink at the Rooftop Bar.

For more information and great deals on rates at The Tremont House, click here.

Miles to Port : 0.3

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : No – within walking distance

Long-Term Parking : $

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Offsite

Hotel Galvez & Spa 

2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX | 409-765-7721

Hotel Galvez


Enjoy pure luxury and sophistication with a stay at the Hotel Galvez & Spa. Built in 1911, the hotel underwent a multi- million dollar renovation in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Known as the “Queen of the Gulf” you will quickly realize why this property boasts a 4 Diamond AAA rating once you pull into the elegant circular drive lined with towering palm trees and see the expansive oceanfront view.

Pamper yourself before you cruise with a spa treatment, and take a dip at the heated outdoor pool with swim-up bar. Enjoy delicious seafood dinners at the onsite restaurant, or head to the nearby Strand for some resort-town shopping and restaurants. Click here for great rates and more information on the Hotel Galvez & Spa.

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Miles to Port : 1.8

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : No

Long-Term Parking : No

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Outdoor

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On the Beach

5002 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551 | 409-740-5300



The Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On The Beach is a perfect spot for passengers looking for a pre-cruise stay. Long term parking for a cruise in Galveston and port shuttles are complimentary, but there are also cruise packages available such as the Park, Stay and Go package which offers breakfast for two adults (kids always eat free) in addition to the parking and transportation.

It’s location is perfect – under 3 miles from the cruise terminal and offers beachfront accommodations (just across the street) for a great price. Kids will enjoy the playground, arcade, as well as the children’s pool which is attached to the large outdoor pool with waterfall and the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, is nearby. There are numerous onsite eateries, a tennis court and fitness facilities if you want to get one last workout in before you indulge on the the ship.

For more information on The Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On The Beach, click here.

Miles to Port : 2.7

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : Yes with Park Stay and Go Package

Long-Term Parking : Yes with Park Stay and Go Package

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Outdoor

Moody Garden Hotel Spa & Convention Center

Moody Gardens Galveston


While not offering amenities specific to cruising, this list would not be complete without mentioning Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center. This 4 star hotel is popular among Galveston visitors because there is so much to do and see, right on the resort property. There is a botanical garden, aquarium and rain-forest, a spa, beautiful beach and three restaurants. Kids will enjoy the 3-D theatre and Discovery Pyramid science exhibit and Palm Beach with its lazy river, wave pool and slides.

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The hotel itself has an outdoor tropical pool with a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi and adults-only area, complete with cabanas and poolside beds. There is also an indoor lap pool, perfect for a bit of exercise, or a dip in the water in cooler weather. This pool is fully accessible. The rooms themselves offer luxurious bedding, complimentary WiFi, bath robes and maid service twice a day. Long term parking and shuttle can be arranged by contacting the hotel.

For more information on Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center and great prices on rates, click here.

Miles to Port : 5.7 miles

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : $

Long-Term Parking : Contact Hotel

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Indoor/Outdoor




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