One of the best things about cruising from Galveston? A lot of competition for parking means it has the lowest parking rates of any cruise port in the country. If you’re sailing on a week-long cruise, then you can find parking deals for as little as $45.
Compare that to ports like Miami where you can pay upwards of $20 per day to park your car.
Still, one of the secrets about saving on a cruise is that you can save on your parking if you choose a hotel that offers either free parking or a cruise parking package. And even though parking in Galveston is relatively affordable, that’s not a good reason to take advantage of this perk if it’s offers.
Here’s how it works. Galveston Island is a tourist mecca in Texas. That means there are tons of hotels, all competing for business. To attract cruise passengers looking for a place to stay the night before their trip, many hotels will let you park your car for free in exchange for staying one night.
Below, we’ve rounded up a list of hotels in Galveston with park and cruise packages. We’ve also linked to their profile on TripAdvisor so that you can read reviews from real travelers like you.
It’s recommended you call the specific hotel you’re interested in to confirm the details of your parking.
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Galveston Park and Cruise Hotels
Super 8 Galveston
Address: 2825 1/2 B 61st | Phone: 409-740-6640
Offers free parking for a 7-day cruise, but no shuttle to the ports. You will need to arrange your own transportation.
Howard Johnson Express Inn
Address: 8216 Harborside Drive | Phone: 409-744-1100
Offers free overnight parking for cruise guests, but no shuttle. You will need to arrange your own transportation to get to the ship.
Address: 6107 Broadway Street | Phone: 409-740-2491
Offers free parking if you are headed on a cruise, however you will need to get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the port on cruise day. This hotel is extremely convenient for those driving into Galveston as it’s located right as you enter the island, but just note it is some distance to the beach area.
Inn at the Waterpark
Address: 2525 Jones Drive | Phone: 409-740-1155
While other hotels simply let you park for free, Inn at the Waterpark has a parking package. For about $10 more than the normal room rate you can park at the hotel while you sail and also get a shuttle to the cruise port. Must book ahead of time.
Scottish Inn Galveston
Address: 928 Ferry Road | Phone: 409-762-3311
Staying one night means you can park for free while you cruise. In addition, shuttle transportation is provided on the weekends. Weekday cruisers will need to arrange a ride to the port.
Address: 2825 61st Street | Phone: 409-744-7133
Offers free parking while you cruise, but no shuttle to the port. Many hotel guests simply catch a cab to the ship on cruise day.
Comfort Suites Galveston
Address: 3606 89th Street | Phone: 409-741-9977
Staying here is a bit down island from the main part of Galveston but still close to attractions like Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens. It also offers complimentary parking and a $20 shuttle to the cruise port.
Baymont Inn & Suites
Address: 2826 63rd Street | Phone: 409-744-3000
An affordable hotel sitting near the Seawall, the Baymont has free parking for cruise passengers. Unfortunately, you will need to arrange your own ride to the cruise port as no shuttle is provided.
Red Roof Inn Galveston
Address: 5914 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-740-1261
Red Roof Inn Offers free parking right at the Seawall during your cruise. They do not offer transportation to the port but will arrange a ride for you. The preferred company costs around $8 per person to use to the port.
The Villa Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1723 25th Street | Phone: 409-766-1722
Looking for a bed and breakfast instead of a traditional hotel? This cute spot offer free parking if you stay there the night before your trip. There is no shuttle to the port, but it’s only about a mile down the road.
Comfort Inn & Suites Beachfront
Address: 6302 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-741-8888
Another affordable option for those who want to stay near the water, the Comfort Inn offers free parking, but no shuttle. You will need to arrange your own transportation to the port.
Victorian Condo Hotel Resort
Address: 6300 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 800-231-6363
Parking available for $21.65 per stay.
Gaido’s Seaside Inn
Address: 3700 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-762-9625
Many people have heard of the famous Gaido’s restaurant, but there is also a hotel for guests. If you book directly through the hotel website, then you can park for free during your cruise. Transportation to the port is also provided free of charge and leaves about every 45 minutes.
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston On the Beach
Address: 5002 Seawall Boulevard | Phone: 409-740-5300
If you want to stay in one of the prime locations on the island — and right next to the beach — then check out this hotel. It offers free parking and shuttle to the cruise port, making it convenient for travelers on cruise day.
Four Points by Sheraton
Address: 2300 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-974-4796
Four Points is just about five minutes from the cruise terminal and offers free cruise parking for up to seven days. There is no ride to the port but you can catch a cheap cab or Lyft to the ship.
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
Address: 5400 Seawall Boulevard | Phone: 409-744-5000
Hilton offers a “Park & Go” package through their website that provides parking for seven night as well as a shuttle to and from the cruise terminal. Perfect for those looking to stay on the Seawall at a higher-end property.
Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-765-7721
Guests at the hotel can park during their cruise for $18, and also there is a shuttle to the cruise port which is only a few minutes ride.
The Tremont House
Address: 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row | Phone: 409-763-0300
A sister property to Hotel Galvez, the Tremont House also offers cruise parking for $18 and a shuttle to the cruise port. While the hotel is right near the cruise port, you’ll actually have your car parked at the Hotel Galvez during your stay.
The San Luis Resort
Address: 5222 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 800-445-0090
While there is a parking package available, when called we were told that parking is $8 a day during your trip. There is a shuttle to the port for cruise passengers.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 1702 Seawall Boulevard | Phone: 409-762-4141
Instead of parking at the port, the DoubleTree has a “Cruise and Park” package that has parking and roundtrip transportation via shuttle to the cruise terminal. Rates are about $50 more per night than the standard booking rate with this package.
We’ve also included the map below to show you where each of these hotels is in relation to the port.
More on Cruising From Galveston
Getting to the Port of Galveston — Transportation options from airports and the Galveston area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Galveston Cruise Parking — Driving to the port? Not sure where to park? We prices and profiles of all the lots near the cruise terminal.