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Old 10-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Galveston Hotel Recommendations For Night Before A Cruise

We are booked for the DCL May 2013 sailing out of Galveston. Can anyone suggest a reasonable hotel to stay at the night before the cruise?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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I'll be staying at the Hotel Galvez the night before my January 26, 2013 cruise. Reasonable? Not sure - that's a pretty relative term. It's a very nice, victorian (I guess) hotel. They have shuttle service to and from the pier and covered parking for you car while you're gone. Check their website for the Stay-and - Cruise package (or whatever they call it). We stayed their last year before a Carnival cruise and it was quite nice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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We have also booked the Galvez and found the Disney rate equaled the other lowest rate I could find.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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I'll be staying at the Hotel Galvez the night before my January 26, 2013 cruise. Reasonable? Not sure - that's a pretty relative term. It's a very nice, victorian (I guess) hotel. They have shuttle service to and from the pier and covered parking for you car while you're gone. Check their website for the Stay-and - Cruise package (or whatever they call it). We stayed their last year before a Carnival cruise and it was quite nice.
Do you find the parking secure at this hotel? I've read pros and cons about leaving a vehicle at hotel parking lots for a cruise.
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We have also booked the Galvez and found the Disney rate equaled the other lowest rate I could find.
Is this a hotel you booked thru Disney or on your own?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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The parking is in a locked lot, and I think it was covered, so I found it to be secure. We booked ourselves, but from reading these boards I discovered that the Galvez is a Disney partner hotel. (not really sure what that means, though - I guess you could book through disney, right?)
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The parking is in a locked lot, and I think it was covered, so I found it to be secure. We booked ourselves, but from reading these boards I discovered that the Galvez is a Disney partner hotel. (not really sure what that means, though - I guess you could book through disney, right?)
Thanks! I'll look them up
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The parking is in a locked lot, and I think it was covered, so I found it to be secure. We booked ourselves, but from reading these boards I discovered that the Galvez is a Disney partner hotel. (not really sure what that means, though - I guess you could book through disney, right?)
Could you possibly post a link? I'm getting sites that refer to many Galvez hotels. Is this a Wyndham ?
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http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/texas/...hotel-overview


Yes, it is a Wyndham Hotel
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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We booked a room at The Harbor House. It gets good reviews and we got a great rate on hotels.com It really looks so close to the terminal you could walk. We are on the Christmas cruise sailing on 12/21. Can't wait!!
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Thanks! I just booked it with an AARP rate. Very reasonable in that it includes parking for entire length of cruise and transfers to and from the port.
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We also booked The Galvez. The reviews on tripadvisor were good, they offer a cruise package with parking & shuttle service. And they are within walking distance of the Pleasure Pier.
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We also booked The Galvez. The reviews on tripadvisor were good, they offer a cruise package with parking & shuttle service. And they are within walking distance of the Pleasure Pier.
I just read that about Pleasure Pier. I'll be traveling with my 27 yo son so this would be a fun thing to do that night. I also read a good review about the cruise parking and shuttle. Thanks to those posters for referring this hotel!
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I believe the Galvez is within walking distance of the pier. If not, the pier has a shuttle around Galveston. It's fun. Bubba Gumps is on the pier
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you can find alot of the hotels on www.galveston.com. You can search on the site for available rooms and rates. Sometimes the rates are cheaper than the actual hotel site.
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