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Galveston on a Budget: Affordable Lodging Options for Every Traveler

By Nick K, Posted on 09 Mar, 2023 at 11:59 pm

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Welcome to Galveston, a hidden gem on the Gulf Coast of Texas. This island city is home to some of the most unique and exciting attractions in the state. One of its most popular destinations is Moody Gardens, where visitors can explore giant glass pyramids that house sharks, monkeys, and other animals.

The gardens are perfect for families with kids or anyone who loves nature. For those traveling on a budget, Galveston offers plenty of affordable lodging options such as motels located throughout the island that offer convenient locations close to all major attractions while still being easy on the wallet.

Here are our top recommendations for Galveston motels:

Beachcomber Inn by The Beach

2825 61st Street, Galveston, United States

rates from $ 330.0

Beachcomber Inn by The Beach Galveston is the perfect place for a getaway. Just two minutes from the beach, guests can enjoy the warm Gulf Coast waters and sandy beaches. Plus, with a convenient location just one block away from the Gulf Coast, you won't have to worry about traveling far to experience all that Galveston has to offer. Guests can take advantage of free coffee in the lobby 24 hours a day, laundry facilities on site, and ample free parking. Decorated in classic beach decor, each room comes stocked with amenities like microwaves and refrigerators as well as comfy seating areas. Plus, Beachcomber Inn is within close proximity to attractions like the Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn - both within 10 minutes' drive away! Whether you're looking for an intimate weekend trip or an extended staycation, Beachcomber Inn is your ideal choice.

Island Inn

6311 Central City Boulevard, Galveston, United States

rates from $ 45.0

The Island Inn Galveston is the perfect place to stay for a beachside getaway. Just six minutes from the beach, guests can start their day with a read of the newspaper in the lobby or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guests will never have to worry about staying connected, as free WiFi is available throughout the motel and cable channels are featured in each guest room. Located on Galveston Beach along the popular Seawall, guests can also easily explore attractions such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, both just moments away. Guests can also enjoy added convenience of amenities like a telephone and hairdryer in each room. With amenities and attractions within easy reach, guests can make the most out of their stay at Island Inn Galveston!

Gaido's Seaside Inn

3700 Seawall Boulevard , Galveston, United States

rates from $ 199.0

Gaido's Seaside Inn Galveston offers luxurious accommodations that are just steps away from the beach. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi, or relax in a hot tub after a long day on the shore. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning with your choice of fresh fruit, eggs, pancakes, breakfast tacos and waffles. Couples love this location due to its proximity to Galveston Sea Wall and Gaido's Seafood Restaurant. For those looking for more activities, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are both within 10 minutes' drive. Rooms feature flat-screen cable TVs and scenic views of the ocean. Relax by the expansive outdoor pool featuring fountains and a waterfall, or grab a drink at the poolside bar. Make lasting memories at Gaido's Seaside Inn Galveston.

Surf Motel and Apartments

928 Avenue M, Galveston, United States

rates from $ 75.0

Surf Motel and Apartments Galveston offers an ideal location for a beach vacation. Just a 5 minute walk from Poretto Beach, guests can enjoy easy access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. With free WiFi and free parking available onsite, it's easy to stay connected and explore all that Galveston has to offer. Each room is equipped with a TV featuring cable and satellite channels, as well as a microwave, refrigerator, and private bathroom with free toiletries. Guests can also take advantage of the 24-hour reception. The motel is located near several popular attractions including East End Historic District (0.9 mi) and Moody Mansion Museum (1.2 mi). It's only a 5 minute drive to University of Texas Medical Branch campus, or 39 miles to William P Hobby Airport. Some rooms feature stunning ocean views - perfect for soaking up the beauty of the area.

Harbor House Hotel and Marina

Pier 21, Galveston, United States

rates from $ 332.0

Harbor House Hotel and Marina Galveston is located just 1.9 km from Seawall Urban Park, providing guests with easy access to a variety of activities and attractions. The motel offers air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi, express check-in and check-out, a business centre and vending machines with snacks and drinks. Guests can get further information about the area at the reception desk.

The nearest airport to Harbor House Hotel and Marina is William P. Hobby Airport which is 67.6 km away. Other nearby points of interest include Galveston Island Railroad Museum & Terminal, Moody Mansion Museum, The Grand 1894 Opera House, Stewart Beach (2.1 km), Pleasure Pier (2.7 km) and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark (9.7 km). Couples in particular appreciate the location, rating it 9.6 for a two-person trip on average!

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Nick K

Nick K, a travel blogger based in Europe, has been a solo traveler for over 15 years. He always has had his head over the skies and his backpack all over the world. He has traveled to over 30 countries and has penned down his experience with the motto of "on the next destination." He has written over 300+ blog posts written with a combo of videos and photography.