The Tremont House – in the heart of downtown Galveston is an absolute gem! Our family recently got to explore this historic and elegant hotel before leaving on a cruise from the Port Of Galveston. What was meant to be a pit stop – turned into one of the highlights of our Galveston trip! Besides our family of course – other famous Tremont guests have included Sam Houston, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton and even Buffalo Bill!
Here are some of the things we most enjoyed about the The Tremont House…
Things We Loved:
- Rooms are incredibly clean and well appointed. Our upper floor dormer room made me feel like I had stepped into the world of Mary Poppins! Hard wood floors, fluffy white bed linens all added to our comfort.
- I’m a fan of Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, and we were given healthy trial sized bottles in the restroom so we didn’t have to dig in our bags to find our shampoo’s and lotions. The bathroom also included a towel warmer made of the pipes, and a heat lamp you could turn on using a timer for a cozy warm bath or shower. Charming and clean space.
- We were steps away from wonderful restaurants and shops on Galveston’s historic Strand district.
- The night we arrived, they had a jazz quartet playing a free concert in their beautiful atrium!
- The staff was without exception – beyond helpful and friendly.
- The lobby bar made me the yummiest mojito ever -so put that on your must order list!
Things to Consider:
- If having a pool onsite is important to you, this may not be your best choice. There is transportation to a pool at a sister hotel, but we didn’t utilize that service so I cant comment on how well it works.
- They do offer Valet parking, and I recommend it. However be advised that it’s approximately $18.00 a day (unlimited in and out).
- If you are departing on a cruise, you can park at the Tremont House for the duration of your cruise, and they will shuttle you to your port!
- If your interested in Jazz night, or using the roof top balcony terrace, call ahead to confirm availability. This hotel hosts weddings and private parties.
From the moment we pulled up I was wowed by the Victorian charm – this hotel has been welcoming guests since 1839! But it also feels relevant and fresh, as well as celebrating its past.
Staying at The Tremont House was an absolute joy for our family. We felt super pampered and will go out of our way the next time we are in Galveston, to stay there again. Our only regret was being there just one night!
Have you ever been to Galveston, Texas? Where do you like to stay?