10 Galveston Hotels with Cruise Shuttles to the Port

Headed for a cruise in Galveston and need a hotel with a shuttle to the port?

Port of Galveston hotels with shuttles

Staying on the island before or after your cruise is highly recommended. Galveston is one of the most historic cities in Texas, and as a tourist destination, there are tons of things for you to do. Add that to the miles of Gulf Coast beaches and Galveston should be a port of call itself — not just a place to board your cruise ship.

Of course, if you’re staying at a local hotel, then you still have to get to the cruise port.

Luckily, Galveston is a fairly compact. Any hotel on the island will only be a $10-15 Uber/Lyft ride to the cruise terminal. Still, it’s much more convenient if you don’t have to worry about a ride at all and simply have transportation provided by the hotel. 

That’s why we called and spoke to dozens of hotels on the island to see if they offer a shuttle to the cruise port. Many hotels do, making it easy to get to the ship on cruise day.

The hotels listed below told us they offer a shuttle to the port or have one listed on their website. We suggest calling ahead about any prices listed, as they can change.

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Galveston Hotels with Shuttles to the Cruise Port

Royal Caribbean ship in Galveston
A number of hotels in Galveston offer shuttles to the cruise ships.

Comfort Suites Galveston
Address: 3606 89th Street | Phone: 409-741-9977 | Paid Shuttle
Situated on Galveston’s west end, this hotel is close to the water, as well as attractions like Magic Carpet Putt-Putt, batting cages, a movie theater, and the Galveston fishing pier. Rides are a little pricey at $20 round trip per person, but will get you there on cruise day.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5 

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
Address: 5400 Seawall Boulevard | Phone: 409-744-5000 | Shuttle with Package
Staying at the Hilton? You’ll have a great location with the beach just steps away from your room, but you’ll also have access to a shuttle to the port. Booking the parking package through the hotel means you get parking and transportation included in your fare. The hotel is also close to a grocery store if you need to make a stop before heading to the ship.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

The Tremont House
Address: 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row | Phone: 409-763-0300 | Shuttle with Package
If you want to stay in the historic Strand district, then The Tremont House is your best option. It’s right near the port so you actually don’t even need to use a shuttle. Most people can just walk the three blocks to the port. However, if you are parking then the hotel has a “Stay – Park – Sail” offer that includes transportation to the cruise terminal.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The San Luis Resort
Address: 5222 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-744-1500 | Free Shuttle
The San Luis sits right on the Seawall. However, what makes it special is that it’s a resort more than just a hotel. With a resort style pool, restaurant, and spa, you can have a complete vacation without leaving the building. A call to the hotel told us that there is a shuttle to the port for guests at no charge.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Gaido’s Seaside Inn
Address: 3700 Seawall Blvd. | Phone: 409-761-5504 | Free Shuttle
Located on the Seawall, Gaido’s Seaside Inn is right near the water and the famous seafood restaurant of the same name. If you’re looking for a local place to stay instead of a national chain, it’s a great option. Book through the hotel directly, and the website says they offer free transportation to the port. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Avenue O Bed & Breakfast
Address: 2323 Avenue O | Phone: 409-789-3070 | Free Shuttle
Given the historic nature of the island, there are a handful of bed and breakfast options if you want something more unique than a traditional hotel. This spot is among the highest-rated on the island, located in a restored 1924 historical home. The website says they offer free cruise parking (up to 7 days), breakfast, and a transfer to the terminal when you book directly through the hotel

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 5 out of 5

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston On the Beach
Address: 5002 Seawall Boulevard | Phone: 409-740-5300 | Shuttle with Package
The Holiday Inn Resort is right in the heart of the the island’s Seawall, looking out over the Gulf. They offer a “Park, Stay and Go” package that includes parking, along with a round trip shuttle the cruise ship. It also comes with breakfast. 

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Four Points by Sheraton
Address: 2300 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-750-9192 | Paid Shuttle
Four Points is just about five minutes (1.5 miles) from the cruise terminal. They also offer a shuttle for $10 per person, each way. The location is tough to beat, right on the Seawall and within walking distance of the Galveston Pleasure Pier (a theme park over the water) and across from Murdochs, a famous souvenir store.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Beachfront Palms
Address: 5914 Seawall Blvd | Phone: 409-740-1261 | Paid Shuttle
Beachfront Palms sits right across the Seawall from the beach, and just down from the convention center and restaurants. It is also right near a grocery store for any last-minute items you might need. They offer a $20 round trip shuttle between the hotel and cruise port to get you to the ship on cruise day. Just let the staff know at check-in that you’ll need a ride.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Country Inn & Suites Galveston
Address: 2818 Avenue R 1/2 | Phone: 409-763-5000 | Paid Shuttle
Located close to the Pleasure Pier in Galveston, the Country Inn is a relatively new hotel on the island. When we called, the hotel told us they offered a $50 package that included parking and round-trip transportation between the hotel and cruise port. But they also offered a ride to the port for $10 per person if you don’t need the parking.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

(Looking for Galveston hotels with cruise parking deals? Read our article here.)

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.

Galveston Hotels with Cruise Parking — While the port offers plenty of parking, if you plan to stay the night, you can park at many hotels for free.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I am desperately trying to find a ride sharing company with accessible transportation from Hobby to Galveston for a cruise on Carnival. I will be arriving the day before the cruise and staying in a hotel. I know I can take an accessible taxicab to the terminal from the hotel….but my problem is getting from Hobby to the hotel. I will also need to have an accessible transportation after the cruise. HELP!
    Thanks in advance!
    A disabled Army Veteran

    • How accessible do you need? For instance, do you simply need a place to put a wheelchair or do you need to have lifts, ramps, or something similar? If you can transfer yourself, then Lyft or Uber should be fine. The driver will just need to break down a wheelchair. If you need something more accessible, we’d suggest calling a local taxi company and seeing if they offer a vehicle that can accommodate you.

    • Hello flying into hobby day bfor cruise need transportation to hotel and to cruise port morning of and returning need transportation to hobby airport what are my cheapest option and cheap but clean hotel for 1 note to stay at please help traveling in a few weeks

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